Nothing wrong with the hotel, that I booked and paid for with Expedia. When I arrived I was told that Expedia had not confirmed with them, that they were overbooked. I went to a differnet hotel . I stayed in Dona Elvira later that week. The problem came when I tried to be reimbursed for the night I never used: after phoning Expedia several times when I returned home, I was given the run around several times, asked to email, fax and send all kind explanations and justifications. Expedia refused to reimburse me because they could not reach anybody in the hotel Dona Elvira who spoke English. I thought that Expedia might have some operator who spoke Spanish, but this option was never been considered . . Eventrually I managed to get ther refun but the leson learnt is DO NOT BOOK A SMALL HOTEL IN A NON ENGLISH SPEAKING COUNTRY WITH EXPEDIA, if you have a problem and try to be reimbursed for not having your booking honoured you may run into the same problem I did. You are better off booking directly. Expedia has sent this review back to me for changes several times for changes, so by now I had to tone down the reality.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A large lobby and spacious dining rooms await visitors, crowned by 20 feet high ceilings featuring original mahogany beans encased in massive colonial walls. Cool off from shopping and musueum jaunts with a relaxing dip in the pool and jacuzzi. Drink a cocktail in the private garden patio under a century old mango tree. Fifteen rooms and suites equipped with the latest amenities welcome the modern traveler, on business or leisure. Walking distance around Hotel Dona Elvira, discover the delightful historical ambiance and stately beauty of the Zona Colonial of Santo Domingo with its landmarks, sidewalk cafes, elegant restaurants, night clubs and cultural events. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dona Elvira Hotel
- Dona Elvira Santo Domingo