My husband and I arrived in Santo Domingo on Monday afternoon, the 28th of October. We were checked in promptly and then proceeded to begin our exploration of the city. Eduardo, the person in charge of the front desk, helped us find transportation to a local restaurant. After an enjoyable meal, the taxi driver took us for a ride along the Malecon. Eduardo also helped us arrange a tour of the Zona Colonial with Blue Tour Services. No matter what our requests were, the staff was more than willing to help us. If this is an example of what Dominican people are like, I am very impressed.
The hotel is very historical. You can view a wall of photos of the famous people who have visited or stayed here. I broke away from my touristic activities to read most of the captions which helped me process some of the information that I had read bout the Dominican Republic before I left the states.
This is a hotel that is being renovated. Some of the rooms are old and some are new. So if you want a renovated room, I would suggest that you inquire beforehand. Our accommodations were satisfactory and our room had a balcony which I love. Our stay also included a complimentary breakfast which was delicious.
I have heard some complain on this site about a flock of green birds that like to visit (or maybe live in) the trees in the front of the hotel. I asked the bartender about them and he told me they were little green parrots. I enjoyed seeing them every day and ad actually looked forward to their visits!
All in all, due to its location, and safety, I would stay here again. Viva Santo Domingo! Viva El Occidental Embajador!
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- Occidental El Embajador Santo Domingo