Iberostar Costa Dorada

Carretera Luperon km 2.5 Marapica, Costa Dorada | Puerto Plata 57000  [SEE MAP]Puerto Plata  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Guests love the resort's food and entertainment options
Some say the main pool and accommodations could use a face-lift
For clean and comfortable (albeit dated) accommodations, delectable cuisine and a variety of entertainment options, travelers recommend staying at Puerto Plata's Iberostar Costa Dorada. Adults will enjoy this IBEROSTAR outpost's spa, five bars (including one in a cigar lounge) and various boutiques, while youngsters can take advantage of amenities like a children's club, a water park and a theater with kid-friendly magic shows and performances. What's more, the all-inclusive room rates cover access to the property's pools and beach, plus land sports facilities, such as tennis courts and an archery range, and nonmotorized water sports equipment like kayaks and Hobie Cat sailboats. However, a few past guests said the main pool was dirty and outdated. After working up an appetite, visitors can choose from three specialty restaurants – which serve Mexican classics, Brazilian dishes and Japanese fare – and a buffet. All are free to enjoy. When it's time to retire for the evening, lodgers can stay in one of 516 accommodations, each of which features traditional decor, free Wi-Fi access, a flat-screen TV, a minibar and a balcony with garden, pool or ocean views.
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Location
Puerto Plata
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
All-inclusive resort, 516 rooms
Primary View
Ocean
Style
Traditional
Best For
Couples, Groups, Families

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  • 4.0Hotel Class

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Fodor's

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This resort will dazzle you with its sprawling lobby, its curvaceous pool with a central Jacuzzi encircled by Roman pillars. Guest rooms have a light, breezy, tropical look; the ocean-view junior suites have desks and flat-screen TVs.

Oyster.com

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For a massive, hyperindulgent all-inclusive mega-resort, the Iberostar Costa Dorada is the best in Puerto Plata – great buffets, activities, entertainment, liquor, and service. Sure, the giant pool can get a little chilly. But to the many guests who come back every year, those are just petty details.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 8115 have reviewed the Iberostar Costa Dorada, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 8115 reviews 4.5 (based on 8115 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Iberostar Costa Dorada's standard guest rooms are basic and comfortable. Expect white cottage-style furnishings and bright tropical prints. Each room comes with a furnished balcony with garden, pool or ocean views, plus a flat-screen television, a coffee maker and a complimentary minibar stocked with beer, soft drinks and bottled water.
  • Welcome amenity upon arrival
  • Free Wi-Fi access

Standard room size377 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Located on the public Costa Dorada beach, the Iberostar Costa Dorada is next door to a casino and a couple of restaurants, but there's not much else within walking distance. The town of Puerto Plata is less than 3 miles northwest of the resort.
  • Complimentary self-parking
  • About 10 miles northwest of Gregorio Luperón International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping

Dining

The resort features three specialty restaurants and one buffet restaurant, as well as five bars, including a cigar bar, a nightclub and a pool bar. El Mercado, the buffet eatery, serves Dominican favorites alongside an array of international classics. Guests can also enjoy Mexican fare at La Hacienda, Brazilian cuisine at El Rodizio and Japanese favorites (think: fresh sushi and sashimi) at Sakura.
  • Reservations required at all restaurants
  • No room service
  • Complimentary minibars in guest rooms

Number of restaurants4

Cuisine TypesBuffet, Asian, American, Mexican, Latin American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast

Pool

The main pool at the resort is a massive free-form pool that winds around gardens and columns into four distinct areas. Surrounded by chaise lounges with palapa-style umbrellas, the pool features live entertainment, games and activities, meaning it's rather lively and noisy during peak hours. The kids pool includes a water park, and resort staff provide games, activities and entertainment for the younger set. Costa Dorada is a public beach and while it's spacious, local vendors can be aggressive.
  • Pool bar offers drinks and light fare
  • Main pool closes at 8:30 p.m. daily; water park open every day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar

Spa

Located near the fitness center, Spa Sensations uses natural, local ingredients like mud and seaweed in its variety of facials, body wraps and scrubs and massage therapies. Tandem massage – with two masseurs – is a specialty, and signature treatments include the Sea Ritual, which features a seaweed wrap and a seashell massage. The salon offers both men's and women's hair care, along with manicures and pedicures.
  • Spa wet area with Jacuzzis open to all resort guests

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

The resort offers the complimentary Star Camp kids club, featuring a playground, miniature pool tables and a variety of games. The property's Star Team can also arrange activities, games and performances at the kids pool and water park area. Older children and teens can take advantage of the complimentary kayaks and Hobie Cat sailboats, play tennis and more.
  • All room rates cover one babysitting session per stay
  • Welcome amenity for children in Family Rooms
  • Kid-friendly magic shows and musical performances in theater and by main pool
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs

Fitness

In addition to featuring a fully equipped gym with cardiovascular and weight-training equipment, the hotel offers complimentary aerobics and water aerobics classes, as well as beach volleyball, tennis and basketball courts, archery and riflery ranges and nonmotorized water sports equipment, including kayaks and Hobie Cat sailboats. The resort's activity staff (called the Star Team) arranges games and activities throughout the day in the pool area.
  • Fitness center open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily
  • Reservations required for tennis and basketball courts
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

Business

The resort offers both indoor and outdoor meeting and event space, including four air-conditioned conference rooms that can accommodate up to 450 guests for theater-style arrangements or 250 attendees for banquets. Smaller rooms accommodate boardroom meetings for up to 30 guests or classroom-style meetings for up to 60 individuals.
  • Business center and group activities
  • Catering and audiovisual services

Number of meeting rooms4

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Wedding

The resort offers a variety of wedding packages, from small elopements and intimate weddings for up to 10 guests to custom destination wedding planning for up to 250 guests. Most couples prefer to hold the ceremony on the beach, although the resort offers both indoor venues and gardens as well. Packages range from those that include a basic ceremony, toast and wedding cake to premium offerings that include a bridal beauty package, a room for the couple, an open bar and dinner service. The Dominicana Room is the largest venue, with a capacity for 250 guests for a seated reception with a dance floor.
  • Additional per person charge for non-resort guests attending wedding
  • Salon offers bridal hair and makeup services

Maximum wedding guest capacity250

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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