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Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus
Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Bayahibe
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

My husband and I stayed from July1 to 5th. The moment we walked in the door we were treated like movie stars. First they gave us a fabulous room a balcony then over looked two sides of the pool. Then they brought us champagne, T'shirts.
The maid did romantic things with the curtains and towels everyday, she brought us anything that we wanted. They booked us into a "Romantic" dinner, we had the best lobster and fish I have tasted in years. The first night they booked us into the Steak restaurant, it was very tasty. The last night we had the Japanese, well that was such a good experience, fun and fabulous food. The beach was great we always got a chair and could watch the Star Friends in action. They all were very professional and of course funny funny funny. Can't say enough how great they all were. Loved the club dances and shows. The dancers were excellent and a pleasure to watch. Our only complaint is the smoking, so many European's just don't understand the NorthAMerican laws or ways. They blow it on you and don't care where they light up. My husband and I finally would sit where the breeze would blow it down on them not us. We loved everything about the resort and of course all the bartenders and staff. Our favorite place was going down to the ocean bar and having a drink and watching the boats pass. Overall and excellent trip we want to go back between Christmas and NewYears. Thanks to all the staff for a wonderful trip we love Iberostar .....beso Karen and Billy Castro

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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IberostarHotelsRD, Quality Manager Iberostar República Dominicana at Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2013

Dear guests,
We would like to thank you for taking the time to post a review about your stay among us and for choosing Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus Hotel as the destination for your honeymoon. In the name of Hotel Manager, Mr. Amando Pozo and the entire team, we congratulate you for your wedding and wish you a successful marriage.
We would like to express how satisfied we are to read that you had enjoyed an “awesome honeymoon” at our hotel premises and facilities from the first moment you walked into our lobby. It is a satisfaction to know that you enjoyed the beauty and cleanness of our grounds, our varied gastronomy and the friendliness of our staff during such as especial and romantic occasion. Our main goal in Iberostar is turning your vacations into a memorable holiday.
We are looking forward to welcome you back again and celebrate your first wedding anniversary; please feel free to contact us before your next visit.
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Reviewed 18 July 2013

I stayed here from 7/10-7/17. I went with my husband and 14 month old son. We had a great time. This was our third time at an iberostar so we knew what to expect. We flew in during tropical storm chantal, so the water was rough the first day, thankfully the storm missed the DR. The room was nice, clean and comfortable. It is not a luxury resort, but def. a five star carribean resort. We had requested a crib and a room with a tub. We were in room 3122. It was second floor and there are no elevators so we had to carry the stroller up and down. We didn't mind. The pool was great. My son loved it. Great pool for toddlers. The beach as really nice, but there were alot of big rocks in areas which surprised me. Most days the water was clear and calm. Beach/pool huts were never an issue. Even at 9 there were lots of empty ones. The staff was great and so nice to my son. There were always high chairs available. The food was good not great. The only bad service we had was at the steakhouse. The pool did turn anything white a green color that did not come out of a lot of my sons rash guards and some bathing suits. I loved the la romana airport in comparison to punta Cana. We were only plane each time and it was so close to hotel. We would go back. The grounds are beautiful and a perfect size. No need for trams like in punta Cana. The perfect size resort.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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IberostarHotelsRD, Quality Manager Iberostar República Dominicana at Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2013

Dear guest,
In the name of Mr. Amando Pozo, Hotel Manager, and his team, we thank you for the time you took to post a review on Tripadvisor and for choosing our hotel for your family vacation.
We are very satisfied to read that you and your family had a pleasant stay at our hotel despite the issues with your white clothes and the swimming pool for which we apologize. We appreciate your comments about the excellent service from our friendly staff, our varied culinary options in the different restaurants and buffets; and about the beauty of our grounds. In Iberostar we aim to ensure memorable experiences to our valuable costumers.
We are looking forward to welcome you back soon. Please do not hesitate to contact us before your next visit.
With best regards,

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Reviewed 18 July 2013

We stayed here for a few days i june 2012. The breakfast was nice & fresh but the dinner was not that impressive.. nice & clean rooms. they tried to charge us for a "million $" for Wifi that only worked in the lobby but we managed to delete it. OK hotel but not a "must"

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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IberostarHotelsRD, Quality Manager Iberostar República Dominicana at Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2013

Dear guests,
We would like to thank you for having chosen Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus as your destination for your holidays and for having taken the time to post a review about your experience.
In the name of the Hotel Manager, Mr. Amando Pozo, we want to express you how much we regret to read that our exquisite gastronomy, excellent service and beautiful premises could not achieve entirely your expectations nor ensured you an unforgettable experience as we aim in Iberostar.
We remain at your entire disposition for any assistance in case you decide to be a ”Star” at Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus.
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Reviewed 17 July 2013

We holidayed at the Hacienda Dominicus this June/July 2013, having been delayed in the Uk (engine blew up on the airplane on takeoff, thanks for the scare of my life Thomas Cooke) having arrived at the hotel we were dealt with promptly and our rooms assigned and although we had requested adjoining rooms for our daughter, she was only 2 rooms down the corridor. The rooms are nicely appointed not 5 star but very nice and The maids keep them very clean and tidy. There are balconies to every room, my only problem with the rooms was the air con went off in the night, we believed it to be on an infra red sender so when you didn’t move it went off, phew hot and sticky.
The grounds of the Hotel are stunning from the front lake where the various birds tend to be (Peacocks, Flamingos, Ducks etc) right through the gardens and on down to the beach are extremely well kept and I commend the gardeners and groundsmen there. The beach and sea are fantastic and we stayed on there every day with Jan and Amporito supplying us with our various drinks (mostly alcoholic) and having a relaxing time of it. We did use the Catamarans most days and this also is free along with Kayaks, windsurfers etc.
The food and drink at the hotel is good I wouldn’t say great because we have had better at other Iberostars (lacked the choices of previous stays at other Iberostars at both the breakfasts and dinners) having said that the waiting staff are excellent in the buffet restaurant and the 4 al a cartes (well except Luis in the Steak house, he’s a very rude young man and treating people the way he did is not the way to stay in a job) . Have to say though with all honesty the steak house is definitely the best restaurant though and the steaks are very nice, Japanese next then the Buffet, Colonial which is supposed to be their top al a carte and then the Mexican.
All the bars are very good and with a good selection of cocktails and various spirits and liquors both local and international. Always ask for the premium spirits or you will get the local stuff, rums ok but the rest well, yuk.
Waitresses in the lobby bar and the entertainment area work very hard and we think struggle in the entertainment area due to the amount of people some nights, its easier to go to the bar when its full.
That all said we had a lovely holiday and came back to the UK feeling very nice and relaxed, so thank you in general to the staff of the Hacienda Dominicus keep up the good work.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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IberostarHotelsRD, Quality Manager Iberostar República Dominicana at Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2013

Dear guest,
Thank you for your loyalty when choosing Iberostar Hotels and Resorts as your holiday’s destination and for having taken time to share your experience at Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus on Tripadvisor.
On behalf of Mr. Amando Pozo, hotel Manager, we want to express you how satisfied we are to read your positive valuation about the beauty of our premises, our well stock bars, the friendliness of our staff, the variety of our gastronomy and our entertainment options who ensured you and your family another memorable experience in an Iberostar Hotel as you are used to and as we aim in Iberostar.
We are looking forward to see you again in any of our Iberostar destinations worldwide and remain at your entire disposition for any request you may have before your next visit.
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

This was our second vacation in this resort. We loved our stay and can't wait to go back there. The staff is friendly, food is good; overall great vacation experience. The transportation went smooth; special thanks to Mr. Santiago for great service.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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IberostarHotelsRD, Quality Manager Iberostar República Dominicana at Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2013

Dear Guest,
On behalf of Mr. Amando Pozo, and his team, we would like to thank you for your loyalty when choosing Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus for your vacations and for writing a review on Tripadvisor about your second experience among us.
We would like to express you how satisfied we are to read that once again our exquisite gastronomy, beautiful premises and the friendliness of our staff ensured you an unforgettable holiday. In Iberostar, as you have experienced twice, our commitments are to provide the best service, to offer an exquisite gastronomy and to be settled near the best beaches around the world. We have congratulated Santiago whose service made a difference during your stay.
We are waiting for your next visit; please do not hesitate to contact us prior your return.
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

Before arriving at this hotel we weren't sure what to expect, but having 300-400 rooms we decided on this hotel because it was a better size compared to larger hotels in the Dominican like the Bahia principe hotels as we thought they were far too big.
I travelled with my boyfriend (he's 22 and I am 20) and after a delay in Manchester because of the plane engine blowing up we arrived in Punta Cana 5 hours later than planned, then had a hour and half mini bus ride to the hotel. When we arrived a bell boy took our luggage and we checked in quick and easy giving us our room in block 4 (closest to the beach) room 4104. I had previously emailed the hotel asking for a upper floor quieter located room which they gave us so we were very happy. They told us we had 'a very nice room' at reception which we found we did. 2 large beds, a big walk in shower, a good hair dryer, big dressing table, big balcony, a welcome bottle of rum, fridge filled every 2 days (with coke sprite fanta beer water etc.) and dressing gowns. We were so pleased after our long journey to come to a lovely clean room! The bell boy brought us our luggage which was good so we didn't have to drag them round the resort.
The resort grounds are beautiful and the staff work exceptionally hard to maintain the grounds they don't stop working! Everywhere was spotless and couldn't fault anything! The staff are lovely and friendly from the gardeners to the cleaners to the entertainment team! The entertainment team work non stop and made us feel very welcome, Lenny Nicholas smiley Sam are all fabulous and didn't stop smiling! Sam even went out of his way to bring me his blackberry charger after my phone lost battery! This was so good of him and I am very grateful! Jacqueline in the buffet was amazing every night she worked very hard, always very friendly and always got us a table and new our drinks so thankyou very much! She was lovely! The staff are very customer service orientated and want to make your stay perfect, the managers are always around if there are any problems (which we didn't have) and the reception staff come to visit whilst sitting round the pool to check everything was ok which was nice to know they are concerned of how their customers are feeling and if they are having a nice stay! Also the reception staff rang our room to check we were ok and our holiday was going well which was a nice touch! The bar staff aswell are great and remember your favourite drinks!
The pool was lovely and has a swim up bar. Always managed to get loungers and was never too crowded. The staff again clean it morning and night and through out the day! Just be careful with white swim wear as the chlorine can turn them green! You get fresh towels every day at the pool house which is good and there is a good gym attached to the pool house too which weights machines and free weights and cardio equipment too!
The buffet food was always good and had different themed nights which were good! Had pizza/ pasta/ steak/ fish cooked fresh every day which was nice! And breakfast was always nice, something for everyone omelettes, pancakes, porridge, French toast, pastries, cereal all named brands! If you miss breakfast it is available in the other buffet near the pool which is always handy! At lunch time you have a choice of buffets, the normal one or the one near the pool if you don't want to go far. At night there is the buffet restraunt and al la carte's which sadly we didn't go to as men have to wear long trousers which my boyfriend didn't take... Which is abit harsh really as we are on holiday and he doesn't want to wear long pants in the heat! So we stuck to the buffet which always had lots of variety and was lovely!
The beach is lovely, it does have a few rocks in the sea (flat ones) as you walk in which a friend got stung by something between the rocks so either wear shoes or be careful! But the rocks are only about a metre in length then it's sandy. The sea isn't as clear as some beaches in the Caribbean and does have waves but it is still beautiful! The staff are constantly clearing any twigs from the sand and making sure everywhere is clean!
On a Tuesday the Locals come to the hotel to sell jewellery and other bits on our first night it was abit daunting and they did pressure to buy even though they kept saying looking is free I did buy but just say no if you don't want anything. I probably would have looked at spent more if I was left to look. But we understood they have to make a living and it was only one night!
The hotel grounds have lots of places to walk at night and it's so beautiful walking around the ground which are lit up at night. There are lots seating areas too (which alot of other hotels don't have) which I thought was great- by the pond, by the white gazebo thing, by each little foundation- it is a nice touch as it's nice to sit and watch the stars with a drink! It would be nice for an area on the beach to be lit up to sit at too cos we sat at the lighthouse one night but it was all dark- so would be nice to sit on the beach and chill with some drinks.
The hotel is mainly full of non English speaking and the entertainment staff speak all languages and are very good with all customers! There are alot of Americans too so nice to hear English! Nicholas even does a Spanish lesson which was good!
It also attracts older couples and families but there were a few younger couples too!
The excursions looked good although we didn't do any there was a good range. The scuba diving seemed expensive and the prices seemed to change from person to person so would be good to have a price list! Also there was a spa at the hotel which seemed lovely!
The hotel itself is absolutely amazing and if we could go back tomorrow we wouldn't hesitate because we had the most amazing time and would recommend it to anyone. The pictures of the hotel do not do it justice as it is designed so beautiful and very grand with chandeliers and big arch ways- it is just so beautiful. We loved every minute of this holiday and after visiting Cuba before we thought it would be hard to beat
but we had the most fabulous time and miss it so much! The perfect chill out holiday!
Thankyou for an amazing stay and making our holiday as fabulous as it was!! We can't wait to come again!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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IberostarHotelsRD, Quality Manager Iberostar República Dominicana at Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2013

Dear guest,
In the name of the Hotel Manager, Mr. Amando Pozo and his team, we would like to thank you for having chosen Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus for your holidays and for taking the time to post a review about your stay among us.
We are very pleased to acknowledge that you had enjoyed an unforgettable holiday from the first moment you came into our lobby. We appreciate your motivating lines referring the beauty and cleanness of our premises, the variety of our gastronomy and our daily and nightly entertainment options, and the friendliness and excellent service of our staff. As you have realized, in Iberostar we are committed to ensure a memorable experience to our beloved guests. We have congratulated Lenny, Samuel, Nicolas, Smiley and Jacqueline that they contributed in your happiness during your stay.
We are looking forward to welcome you back soon, please do not hesitate to contact us in advanced to further assistance in your next visit.
With regards,

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Reviewed 8 July 2013

Just returned from our fourth trip to Hacienda Dominicus and all I can say is OMG. Every year we go back thinking the wonderful people there can't out do the previous year. This year as in the past we were wrong, this trip was over the top. We consider our vacation going home.

We arrived 6/25/13 and were greeted by Alex at the entrance, big smile and a welcome home. Next off to the front desk where Yinette was waiting for us packet made up and braceletts ready. It was only 15 min. from when we stepped on the property to being in our room. The room (#3124) was fantastic. Our Balcony overlooked the entire pool area and had a palm tree right there to provide shade anytime we wanted to sit there.

First the grounds. this place is incredible from the beautiful lake with the swan , ducks,and flamingo's. The grass,bushes and trees are all well trimmed by a friendly and skilled staff. Remember it's ok to grab a couple of waters or sodas from your mini bar and hand them out to these hard working men. A cold drink and a couple of dollars is a nice way to say thank you for the beauty they create..
The rooms are nice, the beds are comfortable, the a/c works well and the cleaning staff keeps the room spotless. Kudo's Dionicia excellent job.
Next the bars, shout out to Morla,Nino,Yan,Amperito,Brenda and Ramona. All quick with a smile and quicker with a drink. My wife doesn't drink much but Nino and Morla always made sure her bottled water was ice cold. Thank you all.
The food is very good here with a good variety in the buffet,( chicken,fish beef and pork) at every meal. Plenty of fruit and vegetables. Mr. Basanta, you have an outstanding crew in all your restaurants. We would like to mention all the people who made our dining experience wonderful, Hector, Maria, Maria Jose, Pamela,Nilsa,Ester,Jose,Chino,Juan Claudio, Aracelys,Max, Marcelino,Luis,Victor and all the chef's.
The pool was clean and the water refreshing but could use some tlc. The beach is spotless with white sand, clear water and almost no rocks. While we were there, there was some lounge saving but we never had a problem finding two when we wanted them.
The Star Friends were ever present and very entertaining. Lenny,Smiley and Johan did great.
It's hard to single out people when everyone treats us so well but a few went so far above I must point it out.
First Jose Blanco. My wife has a lot of medication she needs to take. She likes to use fresh orange juice to help take this. One night at 11:00pm she needed some. We stopped at the buffet but it was closed and we were told there was no juice available. Jose saw us, asked if he could help and when told about our problem he went, found three oranges, squeezed them by hand and presented a glass of fresh orange juice to my wife.WOW you can't teach that it comes from the heart. Thank you Jose. After that Hector and Aracelys made sure every day my wife got a bottle of fresh juice for the room so it wouldn't happen again.
Johnathan at the front desk took care of any questions we had. We first met him 2 years as an intern and it's nice to see how he has grown in professinalism, He is a good friend.
The only disappointment was two very good people were missing,Isidro Mejia and Fernando from the front desk. We were told they don't work there anymore, thats a shame as they were so good to us on our past trips. Iberostar lost two good men we hope they are doing well.
They say there's no place like home. I disagree we have Hacienda Dominicus and our extended family.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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IberostarHotelsRD, Quality Manager Iberostar República Dominicana at Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2013

Dear guest,
On behalf of Mr. Amando Pozo, hotel Manager, we would like to thank you for your loyalty when choosing Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus as your holiday’s destination and for posting a review about your recent experience among us.
We would like to express how honored and satisfied we are to read that your motivating publication referring how the excellent service of our friendly staff made you feel once again as a “Star” from the first moment you were welcomed by Alex and Yinnette. As you are used to, in Iberostar we aim to ensure memorable experiences to our valuable costumers. We have communicated to all the staff members you named in you review that their service made your stay especial.
We will be glad to welcome you back and please do not forget to contact us prior your next visit.
Best regards,

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Address: Playa Bayahibe, Bayahibe, Dominican Republic
Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > La Altagracia Province > Bayahibe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Bayahibe
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Bayahibe
#1 Green Hotel in Bayahibe
#1 Romantic Hotel in Bayahibe
#1 Family Hotel in Bayahibe
#1 Spa Hotel in Bayahibe
Price Range: £144 - £412 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus 3.5*
Number of rooms: 504
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The IBEROSTAR Hacienda Dominicus Hotel offers 5-star All Inclusive accommodations in Bayahibe, a picturesque village on the Dominican Republic's southeast coast. This is the perfect beachfront locale for indulging in a comfortable, luxurious Caribbean vacation. Designed with both couples and families with children in mind, our top hotel's entertainment program includes activities for young and older alike as well as a modern spa for serene relaxation and high quality dining options. ... more   less 
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