First of all, I requested a taxi or shuttle from the airport on the hotel's website (no taxi or shuttle was there when we arrived). Needlessly to say, we got a taxi for about $40 from the airport to hotel. Our first impression of the hotel was that it was in a poor neighborhood and it would be best to travel together. The hotel staff are very friendly and accommodating. We traveled to the Texaco gas station, local eatery and went across the street to see a fantastic view of the Caribbean Ocean. We visited local sites, and our tour guide was the best and the hotel was close to the city. Overall, we would stay here again for the local favor.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Acuarium Suite Resort is a resort that is located on the Malecon del Este, the seafront of Santo Domingo, a city rich in history, music and entertainment. Free transportation via the Hotel's shuttles bus to the famous Boca Chica beach is available daily at established times. The Acuarium is composed of suites consist of one or two bedrooms, kitchen and bathroom. They are equipped with every comfort: air conditioning, cable TV, WI-FI. The property offers inside a magnificent tropical gardens, a swimming pool, jacuzzi, massage center, restaurant and pizzeria. The restaurant offers a wide selection of international dishes, Dominican and Italian. The Acuarium organizes for its guests guided tours to discover the wonders of the island: a visit to the colonial part of town where you can visit the house of Christopher Columbus in the excursion to Saona Island launches, a tropical wonder covered palm trees and inhabited only by a few fishermen, the nights out to have fun in the many cafes where you can dance the merengue and salsa. During the day you can relax on the white sand beach of Boca Chica, the beach of Santo Domingo where the Hotels offers complimentary bus Transportation at established times. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Acuarium Hotel Santo Domingo