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“Wedding Bells in Santo Domingo” 4 of 5 stars
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Antiguo Hotel Europa
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Arzobispo Merino 109 esq. Emillano Tejera | Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (Zona Colonial)   |  
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Ranked #28 of 75 hotels in Santo Domingo
Bamberg, Germany
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Wedding Bells in Santo Domingo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

20 of us stayed at Antiguo Hotel Europa. We were in Santo Domingo to celebrate a wedding being held at the ruins of Monasterio de San Francisco with the reception being held at Alcazar de Colón. The hotel was the perfect location for the convenience of these venues. It was central to the sights and restaurants in the Colonial Zone and we even got to attend a street party. It was great to attend a local event. The lobby and terrace were both nice places for us to gather, I especially enjoyed the morning breakfast on the terrace. It was a great choice for us and I would definitely stay again.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We spent two nights in this boutique hotel and enjoyed it. Nice to have WiFi. Rooms was clean. One of the drawbacks is that it is quite noisy. Partly because of the physical nature of the hotel. Every little noise and voice echoes throughout the hotel. The other thing was that the neighborhood just seemed VERY noisy throughout the night, and since there are no “grounds” surrounding the hotel (you walk right out of the door onto the street) the noise is kinda loud all night. But with some white noise on my smart phone, we slept well.

They seemed quite understaffed. I don’t know if that is sort of a characteristic of all small hotels in the D.R., or just this one. Overall, a good value.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

I was there last thursday with my family. The position is very nice, very close to the colonial zone of santo domingo. The attention of the lobby was very good and professional. The rooms are basic, small, clean but you can't open the windows. Actually I injuried my self whit a nail trying to open it.

The materass of the bed was clean and pretty new. but a bit uncomfortable. The bathroom was ok but the shower most of the time it didn't have cold water which I have seen in other review as well. This was an issue having small babies.

The breakfast was on the last floor, not very nice terraze. There was not much to eat: bread, jam, a bit of fruit, ham, muffin and smashed eggs.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

I was looking for a hotel to spend 1 night, and I book with Expidia a night on this hotel, they told me the location which I was impress by, they said Down Town Santo Domingo in the colonial area of the city.
The area was terrible, we could not walk in to this property because we fear for our safety. So all I can said that this hotel should not be promoted by any company, because this place is consider a point of prostitution, I don’t recommend this place to anybody.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Washington, DC
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

I was a bit sceptic when checking the other hotel prices in this part of the city. It turned out that this is a very good value for money - taking into account the location, clean and nicely refurbished rooms, friendly staff and a tasty breakfast at the rooftop terrace!

Room Tip: We had one with a nice balcony adn we liked it!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melb
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Stayed here overnight as a layover catching a flight.

Location: Perfect in the old colonial area, walked very where. Close to Plaza de Espana which is an area with numerous restaurants including some of the well reviewed ones are located. Also close to the main mall area of Calle el Conde. The old colonial area is pretty small and easy to walk around. The location is about 30 min by taxi from the airport.

Feels safe enough to walk around at night.

Room: Selected a room with a balcony based on other reviews so as to get a window. The room is reasonably sized for 1-2 people. Room is a bit aged but is OK for the price.

Other: Reasonable spread for breakfast. Free Wifi which works well. Also numerous wifi spots all around town and most restaurants.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Shanghai, China
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

I had been to Hotel Europa before for business meetings in multiple occasions but had never actually stayed there. So when my husband suggested a "staycation" for Valentine's day, I knew this place would be a great option. Hotel Europa is a block away from Plaza Espana, a perfect spot to start or end a sightseeing excursion if you've never been to the colonial zone (or even if you've been a ton of times). This spacious square also has many fun and exquisite restaurants and bars, some of which are among the best in the country. So as far as checking that out, great location. The hotel itself is a turn-of-the-19th century building turned into a hotel so quite charming. We stayed at room 308. The room itself wasn't anything special but it worked. Bed was a little squeaky but not uncomfortable. Bathroom worked fine. Cable on the TV also worked fine. The hotel includes breakfast on their rate - it's not anything special but it works, especially if you a) don't want to worry about it or b) are on a budget. Breakfast is served on the rooftop terrace, which can be quite pleasant - it has a nice view of the St. Francis monastery ruins and the temperature is nice up there. Here, you are also within walking distance of other attractions in the colonial district, yet away from the noise if that's important to you. We think this is a great budget option and definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Antiguo Hotel Europa

Address: Arzobispo Merino 109 esq. Emillano Tejera | Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Santo Domingo Province > Santo Domingo > Zona Colonial
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 75 hotels in Santo Domingo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Antiguo Hotel Europa 3*
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