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Guesthouse Las Piedras
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Reviewed 6 April 2012

Guesthouse Las Piedras
Location : It is about 15 min. from Punta Cana airport. Transfer is available upon request at 30$ each way. The hotel is located 10-15 min. driving from the Bavaro beach and 30 min. from Macao Beach.
It is in a very hidden part of town and many locals don’t even know where it is. It is a very safe area, surrounded by metal fence doors. In front of the hotel you will see an abandoned water park.
You will be able to find a market (food and clothes)on the left hand side of the main road when leaving the hotel. About 10 min. walk on the right side of the main road you will find a taxi stand and an exchange bureau ($). $1.00 US = 38.5 pesos
Across from that you will see a Texaco gas station, on the other side of Texaco you will find a bus station (guagua) local buses, that could bring you to the Bavaro beach for 30 pesos. It will drop you off at 2 min. walking distance to the beach. The bus passes every 20-30 min.
You could also rent a motoconcho for 50-100 pesos or a taxi but much more expensive.
Hotel:
It is very originally built by owners (Lila, from Dominican Republic and her husband from Germany), the hotel is made out of stones. Feels like the Flinstones house…
They are a very nice family with 3 kids all living there, living like a big family. They are all very friendly and helpful. If you speak a little bit of Spanish it will definitely be helpful. Lila can prepare dinner for you at night if you ask in advance for a small fee.
Price of the room: 35$ per night or 50$ per night per couple.
Breakfast is included in the price of the room.
Breakfast: 1 slice of ham, 1 slice of cheese, eggs, coffee, juice and bread.
We complimented our breakfast by buying pancake mix and syrup before arrival and bought yogurt and cereals and milk at the corner store. Every room has a refrigerator.
For those wishing to meet a local and bringing them to your room… It won’t happen. No one can enter your room if they were not previously signed in and paid for. It is controlled and better that way for security reasons.
Don’t forget: No AC in the room and NO HOT water.
There are ceiling fans and it was sufficient at night for us but I wouldn’t suggest being inside your room in the middle of the day. Ouf! Too hot! There is very little light coming in from outside and very little breeze. Out of everything we experience in that hotel, was the lack of air circulating in the room. Make me feel claustrofobic.
Women with long hair… Beware, not easy to wash your hair in a cold shower but for a simple little 2 min. shower it’s ok. There is no hairdryer in the room.
Rooms are simple with original built and very clean. No bugs! But… yes mosquitos… there are many trees and flowers growing in the middle garden… so in the morning and night there are some! It’s called repellent!
Enjoy your Flinstone hotel , we sure LOVED it!
Remember they only rent 2-3 rooms so make sure you reserve in advance.

Room Tip: No pool no fitness center! :) All the rooms are the same
  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with friends
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4  Thank thelittletraveller
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Reviewed 23 February 2012

I stayed at the guest house for 10 nights. The family was very nice. The room is clean. There is a kitchen by the garden that I can make food. It's closed to the beach and bus stations. There is also cute cafes and local markets near by. I had a great time. I feel like it was my home in Punta Cana.

It happened to be my birthday when I went. The host came say happy birthday to me at midnight. She also took me out to shop and drink, where both locals and tourist go dancing and drinking. The family was so sweet and I had an incredible experience!

Room Tip: Everything was great. Just be prepared that there is no hot water for shower.
  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled solo
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3  Thank bingbingju
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Reviewed 22 November 2011

My husband and I were in Punta Cana for a wedding, and we spent 5 nights at the Guesthouse Las Piedras. We found the family of Lila and Florian to be welcoming and friendly hosts who created a warm atmosphere that was just right for relaxing, reading, and chatting about life in the DR. The garden area was beautifully lush and clean, and the breakfasts served there were top-notch, featuring fresh juices and Dominican coffee. It was worthwhile to have Florian pick us up at the airport, as we might not have found the guesthouse on our own. After that, it was easy to get around and fun to explore the area on foot and on motoconcho. Many thanks to our kind hosts.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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10  Thank Judy S
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Reviewed 2 May 2011

We arrived by rent a car and got lost on our way and we were so suprised that Dalila, the owner, came out and met us on a main street to guide us to the Guesthouse! In terms of value, it is a great place to stay on a budget, very different from hotels or other hostels. The breakfast is great and the coffee is amazing. The owners even gave us great tips for beaches to go see and restaurants where the locals go. If we go back to Punta Cana, we will stay here again. Also, it is very quiet at night so we got some good sleep :) Very good vibe from this place.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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8  Thank ErinGK
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Reviewed 18 April 2011

We considered the reviews of this guest house,and decided to take a chance. Here is a honest,accurate description of our visit to Las Piedras
Needless to say we deeply regret going anywhere near this place. Location,couldnt be worse. Down a dusty ,dirty track of a road,that doesnt even have a name,this guest house can be found !. Thats if you are lucky. The front is a massive steel gate,no guest house sign,the taxi drivers dont even know it exists. There could be ANYTHING behind this "armour plated door" it seems.Next door is a working place ,where comes a constant whining of chain saw sounds etc. 100 metres at the back of the house is a SEX CLUB,where music appears to start at midnight at the earliest, until 4am. During the night (doubtful if you will get any sleep) but if you do you will surely wake up to the sound of car alarms going off constantly during the night. Then on one occasion we were woken up by the sound of 4 gunfire shots,quickly followed by rev ving engines and cars zipping by at high speed.Think we were lucky to escape our visit I feel. I mentioned the incident to the boss man , a German guy by the name of Florian. His reply was "what do you expect this is the Dominion Republic". Not a reply to instill any confidence in guests is it.
The breakfast is dire(contrary to other reviews). If you ask for more coffee or juice you will receive the same choreographed reply ie " COFFEE FINISHED<JUICE FINISHED etc . Point taken I feel.Lots of different plants and foliage in the courtyard ,that sadly are totally overgrown,so its a haven for hundreds of mosquitos to gradually disfigure you slowly and meticulously.Horrendous!!. Only cold water at this guest house I am afraid. The whole surrounding area is either closed ,or falling to pieces. Many many shops for sale or rent. Not the kind of views and situations you wish to see when you are on holiday are they ?. Thank god we were only there 4 days. Then we were able to ESCAPE from this horror,and get back to normal for the rest of our holidays . Yes,we we made a big mistake going to the "Las Piedras" but happy that we lived to tell the story to you.Personally I wouldnt recommend this place to my worst enemy- or maybe I just might,it could be perfect revenge.

Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
27  Thank GermanyBlade
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