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“great small hotel in Santo Domingo”

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Hotel Villa Colonial
Ranked #14 of 78 Hotels in Santo Domingo
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New York City, New York
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82 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“great small hotel in Santo Domingo”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

I love this hotel in the middle of all the action and the beautiful Zona colonial in Santo Domingo. The minute you enter this place you will feel that you entered someone Colonial house. The staff is very nice and they will give you great recommendation of bars, restaurants and clubs. I like the swimming pool. It was a great place to relax after walking around. The rooms are comfortable and you will sleep tight. It only needs to be decorated. I highly recommend to stay here than in the big hotels in Santo Domingo City. Ramon thanks so much for all your attention.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2014

Was in DR in May for 2 full days of work Monday-Tuesday in Santo Domingo, but due to flight constraints had to stay 4 nights (95 hrs).
Ideal for old town (filled nicely my empty Sunday), all sights walking distance, most stuff open on Sunday. Also good for restaurants for dinner. Old town safe, the seaside walk is not far, but that I would advise in broad daylight only, bit seedy.
No sea swimming close by but that I solved by going to the real beach the last day when waiting for my evening flight (Boca Chica ca 30 kms?, behind airport).
Manager Ramon around with good advice most of the time. Very friendly. Real personal touch and boutique hotel feeling.
Rooms clean. AC and ventilator worked OK, bathrooms clean and bedding OK. Pool is of course for floating only, but then this is the old town! Breakfast service was good, a bit of variety would help, but as it is latin breakfast culture and it was hot, may be it is better this way - fruit salad was as fresh as it gets - you can see it cut. Coffee very strong. Wifi worked most of the time OK in the lobby, but not in room.
In sum, almost perfect (almost, as have never stayed in a hotel that would not have something wrong).

Jüri

Room Tip: only 11 rooms, ask ground or 1-st floor, if important.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

Probably the most quaint hotel I have ever stayed at.
Ramon the owner /manager did everything he possibly could do to make our stay a great experience.
The staff took care of us and our children like family.
Calling the breakfast a continental breakfast is an understatement. Fresh mango salad, yogurt,eggs, bread, coffee and juice all included in the price of the hotel was a great surprise
The rooms were nice the AC was cold and the front desk attended 24 hours a day by 3 men all of who went out of their way to please us.
This was without a doubt one of the nicest hotels I have ever stayed at.
The rooms are clean the bathrooms spotless the rooms are not huge but more than adequate. Exactly what you would expect to find in an old mansion family-style house in a French quarter.
I would love to stay there again and would recommend this to anybody The neighborhood is the old colonial section and can get a little dicey at night but during the day and evening police are everywhere and I never felt uncomfortable if you're planning on staying a long time and seeing the sights you might want to rent a car. There are things close by but a lot of sites need to be driven too. I'm sure taxis are available but it worked out really well for us to have a car
this hotel is phenomenal not just for what they give you but the hidden benefit of this place is the personal service that's provided.
I should not forget the two ladies that cooked breakfast and cleaned the rooms and did all the housekeeping work in that hotel. they are lovely ladies and we thank them.
We stayed there with myself my wife my elderly mother-in-law my three children ages 13 six and four. Everybody had a great time and we would definitely return.

Stayed June 2014
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Florence, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Villa Colonial is a very good hotel: perfectly clean, comfortable, discreete elegance. the same for the rooms, toilets included. in addition, you will find free wifi almost everywhere in the hotel and a small pool. But the added valule is the staff: they're very professional, speak english and french well, and, above all, they are very kind, friendly and helpful. All of this only 5 minutes walk from the "zona colonial" (city center). Its strenght: the quality-price ratio: good. Are you going to Santo Domingo? book now your room at Villa Colonial! You will have relaxing time after loooong day out.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2014

We arrived at the hotel after a 3 hour bus journey from Bavaro, so understandably we were ready for a rest! We were greeted by the owner/manager of the hotel, who was incredibly friendly and spoke perfect English. He gave great advice of places to go for food and nightlife. We were shown to our room which was beautiful, with a view of the pool and garden.

The room was very clean and had working air conditioning. The shower also worked with hot and cold water (I know this doesn't sound that amazing, but travel to the DR, and you'll understand what a novelty this is!)

The hotel is within the Colonial district and within walking distance of everywhere you will want to go. Saying this however, we got incredibly lost down the streets, as there are no street signs and all streets look the same. The building doesn't jump out at you, and even the taxi driver struggled to find it, so make sure you take the address with you as a reference point!

We only stayed one night here, but it certainly was a hidden gem, and if I returned to Santo Domingo I would definitely be staying here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Stockholm, Sweden
2 reviews
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

We booked one night at Villa Colonial based on all reviews but decided to stay another night due to the amazing hospitality we experienced from Ramon and his staff.
The hotel is small, stylish, calm and clean with everything you need including wifi in the lobby and a very well prepared breakfast. The setting is lovely with it´s central location but still very calm an peaceful old colonial building, very carefully renovated.
But most of all we experienced a hospitality and welcoming atmosphere which gives you the feeling being invited to a very good friend. Ramon gave us extensive personal recommendations with true engagement every day which made our whole stay in Dominican Republic truly amazing. Having stayed at numerous hotels all around the world, this was one of the most impressive personal service experiences we have ever met.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 May 2014

this hotel is charming, clean, and customer service was so great--i HAD to make this my first review on Trip Advisor so others would look no further when visiting Santo Domingo.

upon arriving, we were welcomed with a hug by Manager, Ramon. the staff assisted with our bags, the room smelled amazing and once settled they assisted with all questions pertaining to where to get the best coffee, lunch and dinner. the greatest treat was breakfast in the morning. to be greeted with a warm smile, hot coffee and fresh fruit to start your day---what more can a traveler ask for. 5 stars!!

oh wait, did i mention the amazing artwork, Spain-infused tile decor and pillow bed by the pool? head to Santo Domingo and check it out for yourself. please give Ramon & Willie a hug for me while there!

Room Tip: room #7 is my favorite. view of pool, upstairs for a bit more privacy.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Hotel Villa Colonial
Address: Calle Sanchez No.157 | Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo 0432, Dominican Republic
Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Santo Domingo Province > Santo Domingo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 78 Hotels in Santo Domingo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Villa Colonial 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Villa Colonial it's an Art Deco house from 1920's, with the most beautiful and original tiles from that time. The place is reserved for those who are seeking comfort and relaxation in the heart of the Colonial Zone in Santo Domingo, America's first city. We offer you an unique stay in our elegant rooms, all equipped with Cable TV, Air Conditioning, Safe Box, Small Fridge, Spacious and comfortable bathrooms. In our backyard, we have splendid tropical trees and a small pool to enjoy a refreshing swim. In the terrace, right in front of the pool, you can try our delicious continental breakfast, served with the best local products and the best customer service that you can get. ... more   less 
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