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Acuarium Resort Hotel
Ranked #49 of 79 Hotels in Santo Domingo
Reviewed 18 May 2017

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.

Room Tip: A/C unit = one was in the bedroom - rest of room cool by breeze
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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

First of all, the pictures are deceiving. They need to update there stuff. I was here for 6 days, actually still here and leave on Tuesday. I have never been so disappointed in my life. They should tear it down and rebuild. It is stuck in the 40's. We have had no hot water, not even warm, when asking for things, they never have it. Three days in a row no pool towels. I would say 4 staff members out of everyone else was helpful and nice. Food and beverages over priced for being a shack hotel. Would never bring a family or kids here, they have female escorts/hookers coming in and out of the hotel making out with old age Caucasian men. It was awful, no respect for kids or family. Can't wait to go home.

Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

If you go use the taxi driver Moreno. He was awesome. He speaks little English and points out historical points and points of interest while driving. The hotel Staff was awesome and were there all the time with someone that speaks English. Food was so good. We tried most of the dishes they cooked and the wines. We had a great time. The bed in the bedroom was hard but the cleaning service was there everyday and was awesome.

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with family
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1  Thank kochra1968
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

The people in Dominican Republic are great. I wish I had taken everyone's name at the resort. Everyone was wonderful, from the front desk, to the cleaning crew, to the security crew, to the bar and kitchen crew. I give them 5 Stars and then sum. The service is 2nd to none.

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with family
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Thank pambele24
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Although the rooms are dated, the staff are very friendly. The Italian restaurant had wonderful food. It was all made with fresh ingredients. I never had a bad meal. I really enjoyed Carlos the bartender/waiter. He made our stay a memorable one.

The one thing we did find was it was in a not so good area. We were told, from the residents who lived in the apartments there, not to go without a taxi from the hotel. Nothing is printed in English so communication was a little difficult for us.

7 Days was a little too long, would maybe go back for 4 days max.

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank Laurie Ho S
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Additional Information about Acuarium Resort Hotel

Address: Calle 11 No. 5 Ensanche Isabelita | Avenida España, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Santo Domingo Province > Santo Domingo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #49 of 79 Hotels in Santo Domingo
Price Range: $64 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Acuarium Resort Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 70
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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