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Hotel Costa Larimar

Enriquillo 6, Barahona, Dominican Republic (Formerly Hotel Riviera)
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Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Barahona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015
Heinz H Buenos Aires, Argentina
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Was booked by our customer into the Larimar Hotel on a full service Stay that includes all meals and soft drinks. The hotel is currently a bit upgraded, but shows the age in several fields. Hot water is often an issue, specially during well occupied times. Staff is friendly and the food ( often a buffet ) is good. Not... More 

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Caracas, Venezuela
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

Is such expensive shelter... Can't call.it diferent, once we arrived the sheets weren't clean, the reception didn't like the complain bit sent the guy who fix everything with 1 sheet ... Next day once we arrived at 7 pm were the housekeeping "cleaning" , she was pretending to no change the sheets and once we complained she said ahhh... To... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

First, you walk into a gorgeous lobby, and it makes you think that the $140 is worth it. Then you meet, Savier, the rudest receptionist I've ever met. My room price ended up being $220, which I had to pay in pesos, which they converted at $40 (considering the peso was at $45). We went to our bedroom, and we... More 

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Santo Domingo Province, Dominican Republic
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130 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

A travel agent booked this for us. Can't believe someone would actually think this is a proper hotel. So disgusted with the bed, dirty filthy coverlet that has never been washed. As we are stuck here for 3 terrible nights, we ended up using the towels to cover the pillows. Ewwww. The music is BLASTING loud in the pool/restaurant/bar area... More 

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Brandon, South Dakota
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I have stayed here annually for a week for 8 years. I agreee with other reviews that ratings are relative to other "outside-of USA" places. For business and missions this is a very nice place to stay. Beautiful grounds. Not a resort beach, but you can spend time on the beach and swim in the warm Carribean. The pool is... More 

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Silverdale, Washington
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have been staying at this hotel for 18 years. The hotel has seen good and bad days. Currently the A/C, water, electricity is working. Breakfast is the basics. If the Hotel is full the breakfast is better. Everything is clean. The linens are well dated but clean. Staff are very friendly. No English these days. Not a vacation spot... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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105 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 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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Texas
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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
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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 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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69 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

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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