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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 15 February 2015

Ok, I've stayed in many budget hotels but this one is barely a step up from a hostel. The first room had mold growing on the table and in the fridge. The room phone didn't work. I'm a dog lover but stepping around dog crap was too disgusting. It's clear that every stray in the area was there. The lagoon...

2Thank TravelingSoulful1
Asgardstrand, Norway
Reviewed 27 January 2015

I was lucky to visit this hotel recently and experienced a nice and friendly service, however the room i had required some maintenance and upgrade but was within comfortable standard. I enjoyed my stay here but I was bothered with mosquitos during our stay due to rain and moisture conditions. However the walk to the beach is only 100 meters...

1Thank Trond Vidar S
Quebec City, Canada
Reviewed 15 January 2015

I would not book at the Kaoba again. The room they booked me in was WAY, WAY back, beside some filthy slough. The room was filthy. A lady came in to spray some flies and urine smell out of it. The towels were still dirty and wet and the toilet did not work. With a little coaxing, I did get...

2Thank JLu L
Itarema, CE
Reviewed 3 January 2015

Its location is great! The Room is in strong need of maintenanace! In both our bungalows a smell of mold occurs. Not in the studio Queen Room we later Got. We used a recognized booking site to book this Hotel. Two rooms. Arriving to the Hotel they could not find the booking and the personel was not showing any intention...

Thank David B
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 11 September 2014

Kaoba is perfectly convenient place to stay in Cabarete; I have stayed there about 4 or 5 times. . It is very affordable with very accommodating and pleasant staff. Its location is prime; far enough away from the noise, but about a 100 meter walk to the beach with all of the restaurants. The villas are all kept nice and...

1Thank Laura S
Bayonne, New Jersey
Reviewed 3 May 2014

This was such a horrible experience I don't even know where to start. First we are greeted by a bunch of motorist outside asking us for money the minute we get out of the car. When we walked into the lobby there were at least 3 street dogs laying on the floor, very disturbing since these dogs did not look...

5Thank Iva V
Gulf Breeze, Florida
Reviewed 25 March 2014

Hotel Kaoba is exactly what they advertise it as. A very affordable, comfortable stay, right in the heart of Cabarete. It is NOT luxurious, it is NOT beachfront, and it is NOT perfect. What it is is very clean, very hospitable, and VERY inexpensive. The staff was very helpful in spite of my poor Spanish skills. The rooms were comfortable...

1Thank FLSurfDad
Lakefield, Canada
Reviewed 19 March 2014

Not a 5 star hotel but good value for the money. Location is close to many excellent restaurants and beach. Staff is friendly and pool is well maintained. The rooms in the building at the rear of the complex are away from any street noise.

1Thank Fraser H
Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 18 March 2014

I tried leaving a review prior to this one, and was asked to modify it. I will go forth with my honest review of this hotel: 1. Staff needs more training, and professionalism. Owner/manager was a bit condescending and rude. I like the woman that works in the restaurant in the morning she was very nice. Also Jolenny at front...

7Thank Jackie_JDM
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 5 February 2014

Stay in the apartments in the main building, not in the bungalows behind the pool. They are much nicer and quieter. Great location just steps from the beach, stores and restaurants. Cleaning lady was rude but that's probably because she was working on new years day. Overall worth the prime location.

2Thank kmarino87

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About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Hotel Kaoba

Address: Calle Principal, Cabarete, Dominican Republic
Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Puerto Plata Province > Cabarete
Price Range: $36 - $57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Kaoba 2.5*
Number of rooms: 67
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Also Known As:
Kaoba Hotel Cabarete
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Don't use this hotel.”
bu_miguelito, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I love the little poolside bungalows”
sunwindchaser, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Always take the rooms with air conditioner. Fan does NOT work at all!”
89genesisv, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for one at the back, away from the road”
RodH485, 1 Feb 2016 | Read review
“back bungalows are quiet stay away from front street rooms to noisy.”
robertraw1, 6 Jan 2016 | Read review
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