I've stayed at several all inclusive resorts in Cuba and the Dominican Republic, and this one seemed to be above average. We were shocked that there were very few people on the beach, and there was never a concern about finding shade. There was seaweed, but it could easily be avoided to enjoy the nice water. (Easter weekend)
The food was good, and I especially enjoyed the nacho bar (the pico was delicious). We went to the Brazilian and Mexican restaurants and while the food was basically the same as the buffet, we enjoyed the change in atmosphere.
The room was definitely clean (no bugs at all), and our maid was generous in giving us extra bottled water.
If you like a good mojito, be sure to grab it early in the day - they often ran out of mint. Drinks and service were always good though.
When you are used to going to all inclusives, you start to know what to expect - and that's what you get here. All in all, above average though.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The IBEROSTAR Costa Dorada hotel is located in front of the large golden sand beach of Costa Dorada, 10 minutes from the city of Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic's north coast. This wonderful 5-star All Inclusive resort is a wonderful haven for aquatic sports lovers. Renovated in 2011, the IBEROSTAR Costa Dorada hotel has 498 Double Rooms and 18 spacious Junior Suites. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Iberostar Costa Dorado
- Iberostar Puerto Plata
- Iberostar Costa Dorada Dominican Republic/Puerto Plata
- Iberostar Costa Dorada Puerto Plata
- Iberostar Hotel Costa Dorada
- Iberostar Costa Dorada Hotel
- Costa Dorado
- Puerto Plata Iberostar
- Iberostar Hotel Puerto Plata