We saw the reviews and went in. First, the staff are helpful once you get there and interact face to face. We called them 3 days in a row, every day. We faxed them our
flight itinerary. I offered to pay upfront for the shuttle to pick us up from the airport at 3am.
They scewed up. Luckily i had my verizon phone on roaming and was able to call them
at 4am when i was able to get out from the airport and they sent a taxi. They claimed that
the taxi driver came there at 3 am and did not see us and returned. Is it common sense to know that it takes time for people to come out after a 3am landing.
We had a similar arrangement 2 years ago with our hotel in Guatemala and they
were wonderful in waiting for us at the airport to drive us to the hotel that was 2.5 hours
Now, this hotel for $80/night, gave us a room with a queen size bed for a family of 4.
we were soo tired when we got there at around 4:30am or so that we did not bother to
ask for a change. we tried to sleep for a few hours and left for puerto plata. The toilet
flush did not work properly. The sink would fill up and not drain. The A/C unit was noisy.
This is an old hotel. The location was good. It was about a $20 taxi ride from the airport
and was over 8 miles away. If you are headed to puerto plata and arrive at Santiago
in the early hours of the morning, just wait in the airport and get out when the sun pops.
You will be better off. We wish we had done that and saved about $120 and hit the
road to Puerto Plata just like one of the other families we ran into while they were waiting
at the National car rental counter. We also had a rental car with National and we went
back at 11am to get our car and headed up North.
Also no breakfast is included. There is a restaurant next door and the hotel guides their
guests to this restaurant. The food was ok and service fine.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Offering a restaurant, hot tub and free Wi-Fi access in all areas, Hotel Platino is located 5 km from Santiago de los Caballeros main square and 1.6 Km from Gran Teatro del Cibao Park. The rooms here will provide you with a flat-screen TV and air conditioning. Featuring a bath or shower, private bathrooms also come with free toiletries and towels. Some rooms have a garden view. Extras include a minibar and cable channels. Other facilities offered include meeting facilities, on-site shops and an ironing service. The property offers free parking. This property is 4.4 Km from San Luis Fort and 2.2 Km from Colon Park. Cibao International Airport is 15 km away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Platino Hotel Santiago