If you are looking for a big American style hotel, Hotel Atarazana is NOT for you. If, however, you're looking for a small unique hotel central to the Zona Colonial, this place IS for you. The rooms are small (European style), but very clean and attractive. It's right next to a police station, and it is in a safe area.The rooms aren't numbered, but the number on our key was 6, and it was a beautiful little room with a small balcony overlooking the courtyard. It was very quiet; some of the rooms do face the street and may be a little noisier. Amenities include wifi in the rooms, access to a desktop computer, air conditioning, cold drinking water, and a small bar. There is a nice, comfortable covered seating area on the rooftop, and we spent many evenings looking down on the city at night, while enjoying inexpensive drinks from the bar. Buffet breakfast is served, and the staff makes delicious scrambled eggs to order. The staff is a real plus; they're friendly, helpful, and let us practice our pathetic Spanish on them (their English was much better than our Spanish). Susanne and Bernard are the owners of the hotel, and many thanks to Mery, Niurka, Amauri, and Patricia, who help keep the place running smoothly. They were very helpful with directions and steering us to excellent local restaurants. For pet lovers (which we are), there is Zorro, the resident cat; two gorgeous and friendly English Setters, and some nifty fish in the small pond in the courtyard. In addition, there is a driver, Jesus, who works with the hotel. He picked us up at the airport and 11:30 at night and escorted us into the hotel, as the staff had gone home. He also drove us to and from our hotel in Samana. Prices were very reasonable, and he was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Overall, it was an excellent experience.
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