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Hotel Villa Colonial
Ranked #14 of 80 Hotels in Santo Domingo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 July 2017

This is a very cozy hotel with a real colonial style.
When I was researching hotels to stay in Santo Domingo my doubt was between Villa Colonial and another Boutique hotel located on the same street.

Looking at the photos I realized that Villa Colonial was a much better choice as it’s not that kind of hotel with white walls, and an extremely clean look with a lac of personality.
Located on the Colonial district, I felt it was just on the right spot!
Not so close to all the fuzz and noisy streets (3 blocks away) and still on a comfortable walking distance to literally everything.
From the street, you look at Villa Colonial’s facade and can’t really imagine what’s inside!
It’s well decorated and charming with nice wooden furniture, paintings and a beautiful flooring. I’m quite sure the house is from the late 1500’s.
Considering the month I was there, with very high temperatures it was fresh inside.
The indoor garden gives a comfortable Caribbean feeling with plants, flowers and birds.
Next to the garden there’s a swimming pool that has just the right size. Not so big and not so small so you can refresh yourself and chill out on the chairs.
The rooms are good, lots of space, clean, there is a safe, shower is very good with hot water and pressure. Aircon works fine, TV with local and US channels and wifi is also good all over the hotel.
Breakfast is near the pool and you can have coffee, tea, eggs, toast, cheese and a good variety of fruits.
The staff is extremely polite and Ramon is a very good manager, always there if you need something. If you need they can provide transportation to the airport and I paid 1.300Dop.
For sure I will go back next time!!!

Room Tip: Chose a room on the second floor.
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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

The place is Art Deco and has a cool lobby and garden area with a small pool. The manager, Ramon, speaks excellent English as well as other languages and is extremely helpful. The inclusive breakfast is made to order and really delicious.
The only knocks are that the rooms are on the small size (don't expect American standards) and for older adults the stairs and slippery bath tub/shower might be a problem.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

The Hotel Villa Colonial is in a great location in Old Town and is absolutely gorgeous. When you walk in the front door it is like a haven from the rest of the world. Our room was a good size and very clean with TV, safe, toiletries, water and monogrammed towels. The WIFI worked well. The pool is small but very refreshing after a hot day out and about in Santo Domingo. The breakfast is just delicious and there is plenty of choice and quantity and it is served with a big smile. The staff are very helpful and we absolutely recommend and would stay here again in a heartbeat.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

we had a wonderful stay and got a free upgrade to a suite which was a pleasant surprise. the suite was very beautiful decorated and stylish, even with a private balcony.
the breakfast was served with much love to detail, no buffet.

we stayed for 2 nights, but were a bit disappointed by santo domingo, 1 night would have been enough.

Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank ebiebzh0
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

We loved the hotel, beautiful building, good position, fabulous decor, wonderful breakfast, great staff. And Ramon - an amazing help, speaks at least 3 languages fluently, loves his work, was so helpful with advice and suggestions while we were there but also before I even booked with him and all the time leading up to our visit. Without him our visit to DR wouldnt have been as amazing as it was, he helped us with bus timetables, where to get on, and off, and booked our bus to Las Terrenas for us which was like a magic pass, we only had to mention the name of his hotel and we had star treatment. Thank you so much Ramon for all that you did. We had a fabulous time.

Room Tip: I think probably all the rooms are good, they lead off fron a communal veranda or passageway, ours w...
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  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled with family
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Address: Calle Sanchez No.157 | Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo 0432, Dominican Republic
Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Santo Domingo Province > Santo Domingo
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 80 Hotels in Santo Domingo
Price Range: $139 - $202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Villa Colonial 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Villa Colonial it's an Art Deco house from 1920's, with the most beautiful and original tiles from that time. The place is reserved for those who are seeking comfort and relaxation in the heart of the Colonial Zone in Santo Domingo, America's first city. We offer you an unique stay in our elegant rooms, all equipped with Cable TV, Air Conditioning, Safe Box, Small Fridge, Spacious and comfortable bathrooms. In our backyard, we have splendid tropical trees and a small pool to enjoy a refreshing swim. In the terrace, right in front of the pool, you can try our delicious continental breakfast, served with the best local products and the best customer service that you can get. ... more   less 
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