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4.1 out of 5

"Just a little dated but the staff and beauty of this area more than compensate. " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 25 Dec 2018

Hotel Description

4.5-star beachfront property near Dominicus Beach

Beachside getaway

At this San Rafael del Yuma property, you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Dominicus Beach and 3 miles (5 km) of Bayahibe Beach. Monumento Natural Punta Bayahibe and East National Park are also within 3 miles (5 km).

All-inclusive

This all-inclusive property features a private beach, a full-service spa, and a nightclub. Bring the family and enjoy the children's club, children's pool, and playground. Enjoy a meal in one of the 7 restaurants and perks like free buffet breakfast and free valet parking.

Free WiFi, balconies

The 504 guestrooms have plasma TVs with satellite channels and offer free WiFi and balconies. 24-hour room service, minibars, and coffee/tea makers are also available.

Junior Suite (Deluxe, 1 person)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Superior Double Room (1 person)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Superior Double Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite (Duplex Torreon)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Double Room, Garden View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Double Room (Priority Location, 1 person)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Iberostar Selection Hacienda Dominicus All Inclusive ratings based on 8 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Iberostar Selection Hacienda Dominicus All Inclusive

Everyone (4) Couples (1) Family (1)
4 out of 5

Posted by on Feb 20, 2020

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4 out of 5
Just a little dated but the staff and beauty of this area more than compensate.

Posted by on Dec 25, 2018

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4 out of 5
Me and my wife went there last week for our 8-year anniversary. We had a wonderful time some things can be improved on but overall it was a wonderful experience

Posted by , from PA on May 31, 2018

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5 out of 5

Slice of Paradise

Pros: The grounds were amazing. Service was excellent. Food (I had two teens with me) was great. I loved the tranquil, happy atmosphere. It was wonderful
Cons: The beach could get a bit crowded, but it was still beautiful and the water spectacular.
Location: I loved this resort because it was not in a commercial area. It was a beautiful secluded compound - truly a place to relax enjoy the natural beauty.
This was an excellent trip from beginning to end. I was traveling with my daughter and her friend (both 14 yrs). This resort is a bit of a ride from the Punta Cana airport but well worth it. It is in a small town about an hour from the big tourist center. It is a charming, international area. No fast food places or malls. Everyone we encountered was polite and helpful - from the bus drivers, to the restaurant personnel, to hotel staff. I loved this resort. The buildings were so interesting with the tiled passageways winding through the gorgeous property - peacocks, flamingos, etc. Tennis courts and pro were good - I played several times - work out center was small but good. The pool and beach were beautiful. I loved the fact that there were no BIG SCREEN TVs all over the place. It was truly a place to relax, unwind and slow down - spa like. My teens did have WIFI the whole time so they were happy. Everything was well maintained. There was a charming evening show each night. The restaurants and food were great for us. I loved the buffet where I had an amazing selection of healthy and fresh food - grilled chicken, avocados, cheeses, papaya, delicious bread .. My meat eating children loved the steak restaurant and the swim up bar in the pool for chocolate milkshakes. They also reported the the hamburgers were excellent. We took two excursions - La Hacienda (favorite for teens with zip lines, etc) and Catalina Island - both a lot of fun.

Posted by , from Ridgefield, CT USA on Apr 23, 2018

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5 out of 5
Pros: the beach, the food, the cleanliness, the super friendly staff. We liked Everything.
Cons: the alcoholic drinks
Location: The Samoa Island is an incredible trip to do.
We had an amazing time at this hotel. Perfect front beach location. The staff was super attentive and friendly, making us feel at home since day one. The food was also very good.

Posted by , from Los Angeles- California on Nov 4, 2017

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4 out of 5

Beach is a main reason

Pros: Location. Size of the resort, not too big and not too small. Food at the main buffet this time was really good - plenty of fresh seafood.
Cons: Management should find decent chef for the Mexican restaurant.
Location: Pure relaxation spot - sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling, diving, kayaking... Eat, drink, dance, play volleyball or football - your choice!
We're a family in our late 50-s being at Hacienda Dominicus for a second strait year. It's a 4 hours non-stop flight from New York, which is very convenient for us. Transfer from airport La Romana to resort was unusually smooth and fast, about 30 minutes after receiving our luggage we were already at Check-in desk. Front desk clerks were extremely helpful and accommodating - they managed to provide us a room in the same building and on the same floor where our friends, who arrived few days earlier, were staying. Weather was very nice during the stay. Beach at this resort is one of the best we've ever been - sand portion is wide and clean, water was crystal clear, waves were barely noticeable most of the time, almost paradise. We've been at Iberostar resorts in Dominican Republic (Dominicana,Punta Cana and Hacienda Dominicus) and Mexico (Paraiso Beach, Del Mar, Lindo, Maya and Playacar) multiple times and we like them all, but the beach makes all the difference. Colonial gourmet restaurant and Grill Steakhouse were very good, Mexican restaurant was a BIG disappointment compare to last year experience, and we did not visit the Japanese restaurant this time.

Posted by , from Queens, NY on May 28, 2015

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3 out of 5

great grounds

The food was pretty typical for an all inclusive.  Staff was very good, property well taken care of.  Beach clean and plenty of spots to sit and relax.

Posted by , from Chicago, IL on Nov 4, 2013

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4 out of 5

Great for Family Vacationing or Fun with Friends

Pros: Quiet
Cons: No free Internet
I stayed at the Resort in early December and had an amazing time with my group. The grounds are very well kept and the Beach atmoshere very lively. All of the dining options were very good and did not experience wait times at any point. The best part of the stay was the warmth and helpfulness of their well seasoned staff.

Posted by on Jan 19, 2012

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About the Iberostar Selection Hacienda Dominicus All Inclusive

Location Playa Dominicus, San Rafael del Yuma, La Altagracia 23000

All-inclusive Details

This property is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities and taxes are included. Additional gratuities at guests' discretion are accepted.

Food and beverages

  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • 24-hour room service
  • In-room minibar (all beverages included)

Kids' club

  • Supervised activities for children between 4 and 12 years old

Not included

  • Airport transfers

  • Food and beverage restrictions apply
  • Minibar (all beverages included)
  • Taxes included
  • 24-hour room service
  • Buffet and à la carte dining
  • Gratuities included
  • Additional gratuities accepted
  • Airport transfers not included
  • All food and beverages included

Property Features

Iberostar Selection Hacienda Dominicus All Inclusive is an all-inclusive property. Room rates include meals and beverages at onsite restaurants and bars. Other items and amenities, including taxes and gratuities, and access to recreational activities and entertainment may also be included. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. Simply step outside to unwind on the property's beach. Pamper yourself with a treatment at the full-service spa and enjoy amenities at Iberostar Selection Hacienda Dominicus All Inclusive like an outdoor pool and a children's pool. Free breakfast is available daily. There are 7 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 2 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. WiFi is free in public spaces. This all-inclusive property also offers a spa tub, a steam room, and a fitness center. Free self parking and valet parking are available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4.5-star San Rafael del Yuma property.

  • 504 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 7 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Nightclub
  • Bar by the pool
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Kid's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Onsite shopping
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • On private beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Playground on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Free valet parking

Transport

  • Airport: La Romana (LRM-La Romana Intl.) (18.7 km / 11.6 mi)
  • Parking: Free valet parking and self parking

Room Amenities

Iberostar Selection Hacienda Dominicus All Inclusive offers 504 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and video-game consoles. Rooms open to balconies. Plasma televisions come with satellite channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This San Rafael del Yuma property provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, safes, and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Plasma television
  • Satellite channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Gaming console
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

El Ingenio - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Gourmet - This restaurant serves dinner only.

La Geisha - This restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisine.

La Hacienda - This restaurant specializes in Mexican cuisine.

La Goleta Beach - This restaurant serves breakfast and lunch.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a private beach, a sauna, and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Playground on site
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Spa Services

Spa Sensations has massage/treatment rooms. Services include Thai massages and massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including Ayurvedic.

  • Thai massage
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Guests must indicate the correct number of guests, including children and infants, at the time of booking. Fees may be incurred if the number or ages of guests checking in varies from the number established at booking.

Guests arriving after 10 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 25 years old

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 25 years old. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.The property affirms that it follows sanitization practices of No guidelines.The property affirms that it adheres to the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines.

  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • New Year's Eve gala dinner fee
  • Christmas Eve gala dinner fee

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

Hotel Names

  • All Inclusive Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus
  • Dominicus Hacienda
  • Hacienda Dominicus
  • Hacienda Dominicus Iberostar
  • Iberostar Dominicus
  • Iberostar Hacienda
  • Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus
  • Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus All Inclusive
  • Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus All Inclusive Bayahibe
  • Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus Bayahibe
  • Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus Dominican Republic/Bayahibe
  • Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus Hotel Bayahibe
  • Iberostar Hotel Bayahibe
  • Iberostar Hotel Hacienda Dominicus
  • Iberostar La Romana
  • Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus All Inclusive San Rafael Del Yuma
  • Iberostar Selection Hacienda Dominicus
  • Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus All Inclusive

You should know

  • For stays on 24 December, the total price shown includes a charge for a mandatory Christmas Eve gala dinner.
  • For stays on 31 December, the total price shown includes a charge for a mandatory New Year's Eve gala dinner.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in EarthCheck, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.