Iberostar Costa Dorada All Inclusive
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Iberostar Costa Dorada All Inclusive in Puerto Plata, you’ll be on the beach and convenient to Lorilar Ranch and Playa Dorada. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Long Beach and Playa Dorada Golf Club.
Make yourself at home in one of the 516 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private balconies. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Take time to pamper yourself with a visit to the full-service spa. If you’re looking for recreational opportunities, you’ll find a nightclub, a complimentary water park, and a health club. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and shopping on site.
Food & Drink
This resort is all inclusive. Rates include meals and beverages at onsite dining establishments. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities.
Grab a bite to eat at one of the resort’s dining establishments, which include 5 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. Relax with a refreshing drink at a beach bar, a poolside bar, or one of 5 bars/lounges. A complimentary breakfast is included.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include multilingual staff and luggage storage. Event facilities at this resort consist of conference space and meeting rooms. Free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
We spent a week at Iberostar Costa hotel. The check-in process went fine, the girl that checked us in was super helpful. The room was average. Most staff was polite, not overly friendly. The friendliest person we met was Antonio in the dining room, we made sure we sat in his section for breakfast and dinner. The food was average, the morning danish were awesome. We only got to check out 2 of the 3 restaurants that needed reservations. The Mexican restaurant was just ok, the Japanese was awesome. The drinks were HORRIBLE! They had no frozen drink machine! It seemed like no matter what you ordered for a drink they used 4 bottles of liquor. You had to be very specific when ordering a drink on what you wanted it made with. I asked if they had a drink of the day and they had no clue what I was asking. Our flight was delayed and had to move to a different hotel, we ended up at Sunscape which we liked much better.
My husband and I spent 2 weeks at the Iberostar Costa Dorado in January and found the resort was excellent. The staff were very friendly and made the vacation enjoyable.
The weather was beautiful, although the afternoons were windy on the beach so we spent time at the pool in the afternoons. There were always enough chairs and shade which we found helpful, not having to save chairs was a treat.
The water at the beach was usually churned with sand and seaweed, which was not the fault of the resort, but not really to our liking.
We found the food very good, especially the Japanese restaurant, but the buffet also had a good variety of food, with no long line ups. Our waiter for most of our buffet meals was Domingo, and he was so efficient, and friendly, can’t say enough good things about his service. He always called my husband Papa, such a nice gesture.
The room was very comfortable and clean, beds comfortable, and we always had lots of clean towels and hot water.
The grounds were beautifully kept, and the orchid garden was lovely. We enjoyed seeing the peacocks wandering everywhere, and of course the cute cats.
It is a lovely resort, very relaxing, and the staff really make it a good vacation.
First to note is that people working here deserve this 5 star rating. Everyone is dedicated to make vacation great. To mention few ; concierge -Stephanie, Sabrino, Nicandro and Ana-waiter. One of the reasons we will go back. Entertainment is awesome and has 1/2 show for kids too. Hotel is beautifully designed, just the right size; every thing is close. Resort is kids friendly. Food is great and I believe designed to fit all.
The only negative is that Hotel tries / pushing to sell Time Sharing under new name VIP Club.
Overalll we enjoyed the week, and the biggest downfall was lack of service. Upon entering I thought the resort was nice although a bit lack lustre for what I would expect for 4.5 star.
key point as follows:
Good: nice resort and very clean. Nice pool chairs and lots of shade. Landscaping was beautiful. Tons of free activities and great entertainment staff. activities were really endless - yoga, water aerobics, step aerobics, shooting, archery, games of all kinds. Food was very good. Internet was great all over the resort and rooms.
Bad: service was severely lacking at bars and restaurants. The staff worked hard but the hotel was at capacity and they didn’t have close to enough staff. We often struggled to get cutlery and water brought to us, never mind alcoholic beverages. After a few days we found a few good servers who were attentive to us. There were always lines at the buffet and sometimes at dinner they would run out of plates and have to wait. They had 3 a la cart restaurants but we were only able to eat at 2. We arrived Tuesday and booked a la carts through their online app on Wednesday and there was only availability on our last two days. We checked in with concierge on Thursday and they confirmed no other availability. They were not running the a la carts at capacity either, I’m guessing due to lack of staff. There was nobody bringing drinks around the beach or pool chairs, you had to go to the bar and often wait in line. We tipped well but there just wasn’t enough staff. They only have a couple of high chairs at the restaurant, luckily we brought our own or it would have been a huge pain and more waiting.
The resort is nice although showing some age and the pool floor has many large chips in the parging, and needs to be redone.
We didn’t spend much time at the beach as we had a baby with us. Beach was nice although not as nice as I would expect for D.R.
All in all, with service improvements I would have few complaints.
This trip was great! I especially liked the young man roadrunner. He was a pleasure to have around! What a dude! The way he moves is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. Like a swan among pidgeons. I will miss him like the flower misses the sun. Bunny is good