Iberostar Selection Hacienda Dominicus reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 Excellent

  • Cleanliness 4.5
  • Location 4.5
  • Rooms 4.5
  • Service 4.5
  • Value 4.5

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TripAdvisor users rated this property 4 out of 5

Second visit; even better

monicamN4757AN on May 23, 2024

Our second visit, which was even better than 3 years ago. We loved the recent improvements of no-more sales pressure by the concierge, the convenience of having our room key card attached to our wrist band, and a coffee maker in our room. Just as last time, the hotel and surrounding grounds are beautiful: Elegant and well-kept buildings/architecture, exotic and sweet birds, gorgeous beach and sea. There’s a wide variety of delicious food and drink; you’ll find what you like. Couple of things to know before you go: Much of the hotel (lobby, restaurants, hallways) are without walls/open to the outdoors. This means it will often feel quite warm. If you crave constant cold AC while indoors, this is not your place - if you can’t/won’t adapt. If you don’t speak Spanish, be prepared to feel like many other foreigners do in English-speaking countries: In the minority/at times lost. Americans, you’re not in Kansas anymore. Most of the guests are from South America and thus fluent Spanish-speakers, and so beyond the front-desk staff the personnel know only a few English words. But this can be part of the exotic charm if you’re willing to embrace it. A friendly attitude and patience solves most things. Special recognition to Wanda at the front desk and sommelier Guillermo for their gracious assistance, and of course the ever-fun, ever-beaming Wander for his joyful service at the bars. Many other staff deserve praise as well, incl. Carlos at the lobby bar and the hard-working house- and grounds-keepers. We will absolutely return for a third time - can’t wait. :) ¡Gracias a todos!

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Great resort

julieisme (usa) on May 19, 2024

Excellent all the way around. Our room was simple, but it had a beautiful view overlooking lush gardens. Comfortable beds, quiet, great air condititoning. Food was good in all restaurants and buffet. Don't miss the daily offerings cooked on the beach. Excellent food, but not advertised, so lots of people miss it. Great beach, boarding, and boat rentals. None of the "upgrades" that other resorts push. No hard sells. Softest sand I've ever encountered. Staff is all friendly, but it's the other guests that really make this resort great. Met a lot of super nice people. Very friendly resort.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Great Friends at Breakfast Everyday

j s on May 19, 2024

We're Iberostar Star Prestige members and decided to spend a vacation at their resort in Bayahibe, Dominican Republic. Not disappointed at all! The property perfectly blends the natural wildlife within in the resort for a stunning and beautiful day-to-day experience. The dining was wonderful as usual, but what made it extra special were Angel and Altmagracia at breakfast. We were greeted each day with smiles, mimosas, and great service every day. Our daughter broke her foot two days before we left and the Star Prestige team gave us a wheelchair to help get her around. Angel often stepped in to help wheel her over to our table and then retrieve it for us afterwards to help her leave. Altmagracia was an expert in making us feel welcome each day, make us laugh, and ensure we were never thirsty ;-). All of this was done in a very personable, professional, and friendly manner which I truly believe comes natural for Angel and Altmagracia. A great experience overall, but I will really miss seeing them every morning. Thank you Angel and Altmagracia!

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Amazing Band!

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A wonderful place where we had a great time. An amazing vacation experience. We watched mesmerizing shows every night. The band Keismer, Gabriella, Junior Juan, Carlos, Lady and Natasha are very talented, their energy is amazing! We really enjoyed the performances and the preparations for them. We will definitely come back to this place again!

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Five Star Smiles, Sights and Service

Dawn K on May 14, 2024

May 2024 Everything was wonderful! Nature all around us! We had some special cleaning needs and they were taken care of quickly! I was also treated special for Mothers' Day! Maria de la Cruz, our housekeeper, was the best! The grounds were beautifully kept up. The food was amazing. Our breakfast server Angel was amazing.! We had several food options and all were delicious! Take the yacht tour to Saona Island. It was the highlight of the trip. Read less

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