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“Clean, centered and well staffed”
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Hotel el Rancho
Ranked #9 of 30 Hotels in Sosua
Sosua, Dominican Republic
Level 5 Contributor
30 reviews
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“Clean, centered and well staffed”
Reviewed 14 March 2012

I`ve been to El Rancho on and off for short periods, and the place is excellent for its budget. Hard to see someone that had no hot water and didn`t tell the staff, then posted about it on TA, so unfair to the H industry. I did call staff once for a minor fix and it was done within the hour, they profusely apologized ( I tip well ). The place is close to a nice beach in Sosua called Playa Alicia, on the calle sin salida. The rooms of El Rancho are clean, there`s a decent swimming pool and a small restaurant with great breakfast. There`s no elevator but these days we all need a walk, for good health. Stay as long as you want, this place is low priced and the owner wants to keep it a quiet haven, no loud party people allowed..

Room Tip: get the penthouse, definitely the best unit in the building.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2012

Stayed in this hotel in hotel in Feb 2012. Spent a couple of nights. The hotel is located in a quiet corner not far away for the main streets. The staff is friendly. The rooms are very basic, but clean.

The negative part is, that I didn't have hot water for my entire stay. I don't mind showering with cold water during the day, but in the evenings, it was not that pleasant. I personally didn't want to complain, it's not my style, but for for you to know what to expect.

FYI: They would also charge you $ 30 USD for the remote controls (AC, TV, and Sat receiver). The money was fully refunded. No problem.

Dr. MAK.

Room Tip: A good deal if you are looking for a hotel room on the spot. No reservation required.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 2 February 2012

We came to Sosua to visit friends and they organised a room in "El Rancho" for us. The hotel is right next to the beach and really quiet. The pool is located in a beautiful little garden which is a real oasis from the busy dominican life on the streets.

We really enjoyed our stay. The hotel was built in 2009 and offers great value for your money. The dutch owner have a lot of experience in runing hotels and they will help you wherever the can. We especially enjoyed having breakfast in the lushious garden :)

We will be back :)

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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Reviewed 3 January 2012

Stayed at this hotel at xmass time,it is basic ,clean ,quiet with no frills
i choose this hotel because while it is close to the center of sosua 3/4 min walk it is located on a quiet street .
I had a room overlooking the pool with small balcony and at the price you can not go wrong ,staff very friendly and helpful

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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Los Angeles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2011

What an extraordinary experience. The hotel is small but very cozy and warm and very clean. The people of DR are famous for being friendly, but Mayela, Pablo and Jenny at the Bar were there to make me feel like family. The prices are very reasonable, and it is just 4 buildings away from my favorite semi private beach in Sosua, Alicia Playa. I am in Sosua a lot. It is amazing to me that so few Americans make DR and especially Sosua, Puerto Plata and Cabarete a vacation destination. Many of the guests at the Hotel El Rancho, and other surroundings hotels are from Germany and other parts of Europe and the UK. I think if more Americans came to Sosua, they too would fall in love with this paradise and find a second home away from home at the Hotel El Rancho.

Room Tip: Some rooms have small kitchens and there is a great little super market within walking distance. Als...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 6 November 2010

This is a great place. People are the best. Everyone is friendly and it's very very clean! It's a safe place to stay. I've stayed here twice and I'll be back again. The small gardens are beautiful. Flowers everywhere. Nice kitchenett and nice effic. apt. Reasonable rates.
Melissa & John Harrisburg Pa.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 12 October 2010

I found this place by chance because, the hotel I orginally was stay at was a hell hole. I stayed here for four days, while it is small the staff are very helpful. The poolside garden is beautiful and clean. They serve a good selection of food at a reasonable price. I plan to stay here again during may next trip to DR.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled solo
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Property: Hotel el Rancho
Address: Calle Dr. Rosen 36, Sosua 1809, Dominican Republic
Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Puerto Plata Province > Sosua
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #9 of 30 Hotels in Sosua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 17
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