Iberostar Costa Dorada
Travel Blogs from Puerto Plata
... popping popcorn has taught us to slow down as we have reverted to
doing it the 'heat and shake' way on the stove top. And as I have observed the
people around me, what at first I might have viewed as laziness, is actually
people just being instead of doing. The nice part is they tend to 'be' together.
Men gather and play dominoes. Driving down the roads you pass countless groups
of people just gathered together, talking. They pull a chair out in front of
Written by Megan.
Most of you may not know this, but I have a fear a fish. I do not know why it started but I just hate being in the water with fish. The last two times our family has gone snorkeling, I stayed on the boat and waited till it was time to go back to land. The thing I hate about my fear of fish is that, I missed that opportunity to share that experience with the people I love most. Fear is one of those things the devil likes to use to ...
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windows and doors. The nicer homes (what in the US would be an average home),
have hired armed guards during the night. What made me want to leave, is that while I was told the place was secure, the reality was that an unlocked gate, about 3 feet high was the only 'security' we had. We had a small lock on our doorknob, nothing that would keep anyone who truly wanted in, out. We slept with tazers for the three nights we were there.
And I use ...
... all my right minded friends, I will give a somewhat brief synopsis and hopefully, expand at a later date.
We arrived here on Monday, Feb 17th after an amazing (but exhausting) weekend trip to NY...a trip taken with our middle school youth group (some of the greatest people I know). Fifty plus of us spent 4 hours on a bus and two days learning about and worshiping Jesus Christ. It is worth a blog post alone but I digress.
So we arrived in the Dominican very ...
... style lunch. After we all stuffed our faces and got some sun, we spent the night studying for our exam the next morning. Yes, our midterm was on the day of rest! Only because we’ve been so busy with everything else though. The exam ended up being nothing like I planned. All of us studied the wrong information, and it ended up being a lot broader that I expected. I still feel that I did well; I just wish I wouldn’t have wasted my time studying as much as I did, but ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Iberostar Costa Dorada Puerto Plata
Quite simply the most superb holiday you could possibly imagine.
The staff, the food, the drinks and the weather were excellent and all combined to make this a holiday we'll never forget.
The hotel has everything you could imagine to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. The attention to detail is amazing, every taste seems to be catered for, and all we saw were smiles on people's faces (not least of all the Star Friends staff).
I recommend this hotel and destination to anyone.
Do not hesitate
If you have any intention of going to this hotel then do not hesitate for a second.
Nothing but excellence
I haven't had a vacation in five years and I needed one quick. I ended up going to Iberostar Costa Dorada and I tell you as soon as you arrive there the staff treats you with so much courtesy and respect. I have never felt so welcomed the way I did while I was there. The food, drinks, pools and especially the view from the balcony were all superb. I enjoyed the way the staff keeps you entertained throughout the day near the pool area. They really know how to show a good time. The only regret I have is that I only spent five days there. The next time I plan to stay at least 2 weeks. Thank You so much Iberostar Family you really helped me release a lot of my tension and stress.
This hotel looks very nice and it's beautiful at nighttime. The lobby is beautiful and well kept. The food is very good and it has a lot of variety. My family and me booked this hotel because of it's "good" reputation.However, when we first got there we had an inconvenient situation (a dispute over a bill). Throughout our stay of four days we (a party of 6 people) spent two days trying to speak to management and have them assist us with a problem that they brought about. The reception area worked backwards. Instead of giving me possibilities of how to resolve my problem they told me of a certain way (the most inconvenient for us, yet money-making for the hotel. For example, I needed a local number for a tour bus. The receptionist claimed that she didn't have that number and sent me to a phone booth around the corner from the desk. She told me to dial 0 and speak to the operator. AFter my call, someone approaches me with a bill for that call. The receptionist failed to tell me that there is a customer service window that could've given me the number without having to incur money. Finally, we asked to speak to the director of that hotel. We waited for 2 hours for him, and when he didn't show we left our cell phone number to reach us. He never called the cell phone or our rooms. The next day, I finally tracked him down and his response was that my situation wasn't serious therefore, he didn't respond. So basically, management ignores you if they don't agree with you. Management's unprofessionalism and irresponsibility ruined our vacation!!!!
We went to the Iberostar Puerto Plata during september 2001. Aside from the fantastic entertainment team who were more than happy for you to either join in or relax, the staff at the watersports centre were great. The beach is fantastic, the water isn't the best we've seen in the carribean although it still beats anything around the UK. Windsurfers be warned - the reef lies just offshore so take advice from Rene and Rafael, they'll show you the way through, there's a trade wind during the summer months which kicks in at 2pm til 6pm. On the quieter days it's OK for novices though.
Wonderful Resort for you and your family
My wife and I went to Iberostar Costa Dorada for the first time on Aug 8th 2002. We stayed for 7 days. We have stayed at many resorts before so we had a chance to compare. This one was the best. The price is good too. The staff is friendly, lots of food and drinks and excellent entertainment. Great pool and beech. Take the kids along they will love it. This is an all-inclusive place and no tipping is required. However we took lots of dollar bills to let the staff know that they are doing a good job. Took one tour of Puerto Plata, did the tourist thing, and that was enough for us. It was more fun at the resort. Would go back to this one.
Iberostar Costa Dorada
The Iberostar Costa Dorada hotel was a lovely destination for our honeymoon.
The hotel overall was brilliant. The only thing we would say is that all the shops in the hotel only except local currency and not US Dollars, it was also very expensive.
I arrived at the Iberostar Costa Dorada Resort on Sunday,
Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful!
The staff of Iberostar Costa Dorada make the resort awesome. All staff were extremely friendly and efficient. The grounds and hotel services are unbelievable. The all-inclusive meals and drinks are definetly the best benefits Iberostar offers. Every night there's plenty to do from an elaborate dinner, daily shows, and after 11:00 you can hit their very own disco. The actual hotel rooms aren't anything extraordinary, but you spend so much time outside by the beautiful pool and on the beach that all you have time to do in your room is sleep. I would definetly recommend the Iberostar Costa Dorada to anyone who loves to sunbathe, relax, eat, and drink!
My husband and myself stayed in Iberostar in May 2000 and November 2001. We were so impressed the first visit that we encouraged our best friends to join us in November 2001! They were not disappointed. The food is excellent, the accommodation is excellent and the staff are second to none.