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Hotel Kaoba

2.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Calle Principal, Cabarete, Dominican Republic
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Ranked #10 of 18 Cabarete B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Bayonne, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

This was such a horrible experience I don't even know where to start. First we are greeted by a bunch of motorist outside asking us for money the minute we get out of the car. When we walked into the lobby there were at least 3 street dogs laying on the floor, very disturbing since these dogs did not look... More

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Hotel Kaoba is exactly what they advertise it as. A very affordable, comfortable stay, right in the heart of Cabarete. It is NOT luxurious, it is NOT beachfront, and it is NOT perfect. What it is is very clean, very hospitable, and VERY inexpensive. The staff was very helpful in spite of my poor Spanish skills. The rooms were comfortable... More

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Lakefield
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

Not a 5 star hotel but good value for the money. Location is close to many excellent restaurants and beach. Staff is friendly and pool is well maintained. The rooms in the building at the rear of the complex are away from any street noise.

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Brooklyn, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I tried leaving a review prior to this one, and was asked to modify it. I will go forth with my honest review of this hotel: 1. Staff needs more training, and professionalism. Owner/manager was a bit condescending and rude. I like the woman that works in the restaurant in the morning she was very nice. Also Jolenny at front... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Stay in the apartments in the main building, not in the bungalows behind the pool. They are much nicer and quieter. Great location just steps from the beach, stores and restaurants. Cleaning lady was rude but that's probably because she was working on new years day. Overall worth the prime location.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

So, this place was pretty cheap, only a 2 minute walk from the beach. The rooms were okay, nothing to brag home about, and my particular room had an adjoining balcony. The sliding glass door for this room had no lock so I had to pray no one would enter my room and steal my things. There's tons of young... More

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Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Really cheap hotel but it is not worth it. Go somewhere else. Rooms need heavy maintenance. Window nets were broken, water was dropping down on my head in bathroom, broken ellectric sockets, no hot water. A/C worked.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

I've stayed at the Kaoba over 10 times. Always good bang for your buck! You get a clean room, hot water and a ceiling fan. For 5 bucks more you get AC. Out of all the times I've stayed there a couple of rooms have been in really bad condition. Management needs to keep a close eye on this! Some... More

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Miami, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We booked the garden cabana for August 2013. We were spending 2 weeks in the northern coast of DR and wanted to spend a few days in Cabarete. The hotel is located right in the center of Everything!!! We spend very little time in the room so it wasn't until the 2nd day that we noticed that our room didn't... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

Made us pay before we had even seen the rooms, the other seven places we have stayed in the DR we payed when leaving. if we had not payed (ok stupid of us) we would have left after the first day. The hotel seems to be falling apart. I've traveled 13 different contries in Latin America and mostly I stay... More

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Address: Calle Principal, Cabarete, Dominican Republic
Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Puerto Plata Province > Cabarete
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Kaoba 2.5*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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The hotel is located in the center of Cabarete just a few steps away from the worldknown beach of Cabarete. From the outside, it is impossible to imagine that our area of 4,000 m2 encloses a hotel with 25 bungalows and 31 rooms in a lush tropical setting. ... more   less 
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