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Hotel Costa Larimar

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Enriquillo 6, Barahona, Dominican Republic (Formerly Hotel Riviera)
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Ranked #3 of 3 hotels in Barahona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014
Doninsalem Salem, Oregon
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Salem, Oregon
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74 reviews 74 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Leave your America expectations and remember where you are. Hotel is an older facility but functional. Beware of the elevators. They usually broke down at least once a day but I am a stair person so this was not an issue for me. The food was excellent although the meal times seemed to be very flexible according to when the... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Rooms have broken mosquito nets, ants/bugs inside, Internet is very hit and miss. Breakfast is good at the cafe though. Beach is dirty and very sandfly infested. Very nice staff that works hard, but has little power to affect the poor situation at the hotel. Check in check out takes FOREVER as they only have one computer....oh and they dont... More

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

We were on a family trip in the southwest of the island and decided to stay overnight at the hotel. Excellent care and service since we call 45 minutes before arrival. I found the price a little high, but the other option was to drive 3-4 hours on a dominican highway (8pm). No hot water and the AC was not... More

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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36 reviews 36 reviews
36 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

This is a terrible hotel. So old that nothing works properly, elevators cant shut the doors completely; air conditioning system does not work at all and they have installed individual old ones that make a tremendous noise throughout the night; staff is rude and the electricity power keeps going on and off, during my one night stay (there were suppose... More

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Elait-Israel Pools
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

I was driving pass the resort and noted that the Canadian flag was upside down. Most people from other countries may not know which way the red leaf is suppose to be positioned. I stopped and went into the beautiful lobby and through a Spanish interpretor was able to express my observation. We asked permission to view the resort and... More

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Temple City, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This hotel is right next to the beach and it's a very nice and pretty beach. My room was not bad, but the bathroom was not very clean. The beds were a bit on the uncomfortable side. The AC was super loud so maybe bring ear plugs if you're a light sleeper like me. Most importantly, make sure you spray... More

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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72 reviews 72 reviews
20 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Don't expect a 5 star hotel and you won't be disappointed. Recently stayed there two nights. It is definitely the nicest place in Barahona and I'm thankful for it. Staff is friendly and attentive. Breakfast bar is good for the Dominican Republic. We wanted to eat dinner there as well but the music blaring in the restaurant made us decide... More

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North Carolina
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73 reviews 73 reviews
19 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

I have stayed here several times and always find it clean, modern, and the staff very helpful and pleasant. It is an American style hotel because it is owned by an American who spends a great deal of time and money making in modern and comfortable by those standards. Many of the medical teams in the area on missions stay... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

A dozen years ago we had enjoyed dinners in the open air dining room of the Riviera, now called Costa Larimar. It was our heart's desire to stay here and enjoy a few days of visiting friends in Barahona. The hotel is older but well maintained. The lobby is newly redecorated and is beautiful. I will warn you: not ONE... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

We ended up one night only in Barahona returning from Pedernales (Baya de Las Aguilas). Since it was too long to drive from there to the Capital, we decided to have a stop in Barahona, 3 hours drive East from Pedernales. The Hotel is great, it got a nice pol, rooms are clean, staff is smiling; wifi is in the... More

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Costa Larimar Hotel
Address: Enriquillo 6, Barahona, Dominican Republic (Formerly Hotel Riviera)
Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Barahona Province > Barahona
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Ranked #3 of 3 hotels in Barahona
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Costa Larimar 3*
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