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“Awful - couldn't wait to get away”
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Hotel Kaoba
Ranked #19 of 29 Cabarete B&B and Inns
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27 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Awful - couldn't wait to get away”
Reviewed 19 October 2012

Stayed here for one night during our 2 week holiday in the DR and it's the only hotel we couldn't wait to get out of. Had a ground floor room by the pool which was dingy, smelled, dark and infested with cockroaches (tot he point where we kept our luggage on the table / chairs so that it wasn't on the ground!). Now we're seasoned travellers and used to hotels in Central/South America and Asia, so it's not like we were expecting 5*. We didn't find the front desk helpful with any information on recommendations or local attractions (trying to find El Choco National Park which is right near them and they didn't know where it was...). No one helped with bags down/up stairs like we normally find in other hotels (be aware that there is the equivalent of about 2 flights of steps from reception down to the pool area rooms, and probably up as well but we didn't see that). The reception area smelled of the dogs that were constantly there. Wouldn't recommend.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Hollywood, Florida
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1,068 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2012

good location near downtown cabarete,close to cabarete beach, near night spots, hotel average US $39.00 off season. The hotel has clean pool, restaurant within hotel, room has kitchennette which is great for couple and big family. Clean room, cleaning staff daily. Will definetely stay hotel again.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2012

Im currently staying here for 4 days, i read the reviews previously but i wanted to see how bad it really was. Some reviews mention dingy and old well all in dominican rep is old, hotel is cozzy great warm pool at nite, little bungaloware fantastic 3 beds if needed for 14$ per person great. N

Cons WIFI almost every where in the hotel

Pros location away from disco and noise price nature all around the hotel great ambience.


Recommended for singles on a low budget

Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Léogâne, Ouest, Haiti
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61 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2012

I'm really not sure why this place has bad reviews. This place was great, and the price made it even better.

I shared a bungalow room with a friend. I think the actual rooms have air conditioning, but our bungalow did not. Room gets hot in the day, so we stayed at the beach or at the bars.

I was really skeptical of this place when I saw what some people had written, but I had a really great time. Best part is their bar, which serves a Rum&Coke for like $1.50 or something. Hit on the bartender and she may even give you a couple free ones (also time to start practicing spanish if you don't know any!)



Pool is nice and clean. Not on the beach, but practically right across the street from where all the beach bars and clubs are.

Room Tip: If you can handle no airconditioning and want a cheap room, go for the bungalows. They are really ne...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
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70 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2012

A tad old, but very comfortable. I don't get the "dump" remarks, we found the hotel to be an excellent value. It has seen better days I guess, but the staff is friendly and accomodating and the price is unbeatable.

We stayed in one of the rooms near the back of the complex. They have small bungalows available as well, and that might be a good bet too.

Pool is GREAT. You could spend the whole week right there and get your money's worth.

Don't hesitate to book this hotel, we found it to be an good value.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Manville, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2012

The place does not look like the pictures. I do not need a lot to make me happy. Three guys booked a week here and left after three days. Lost our money but at least we didn't have to stay in this hole. Mangy dogs walking around. Pool umbrellas were 20 years old(cant buy new ones?). Holes in the wall in our room. We stayed in first room up the stairs. People were very rude. Not sure what language they spoke but it wasn't English or Spanish. The management all looked alike I assume they are family. The breakfast was gross(how do mess up eggs?)Complete dump!

Room Tip: Don't go here
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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109 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 23 May 2012

Was in Cabarete for some R & R and at 30us a night I could not pass this place up. There is a bar in the lobby and the beach is across the street, what else can you ask for.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Hotel Kaoba
Address: Calle Principal, Cabarete, Dominican Republic
Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Puerto Plata Province > Cabarete
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Cabarete
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Kaoba 2.5*
Number of rooms: 67
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is located in the center of Cabarete just a few steps away from the worldknown beach of Cabarete. From the outside, it is impossible to imagine that our area of 4,000 m2 encloses a hotel with 25 bungalows and 31 rooms in a lush tropical setting. ... more   less 
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