This hotel is in the heart of the Colonial District in Santo Domingo and the ambience was perfect. We stayed here one night when we flew into town on our way to a beach resort. It had so much personality. When you come off the street there is a huge locked wooden door on a tall wall. It feels like you are entering a secret castle. The entry rooms are picturesque and so well decorated that you feel like you stepped back in time. The bedrooms are "in back" on a open-air courtyard. Very tall ceilings make the rooms feel bigger than they are and they are well-shielded from the noise of the street. Comfortable beds and nice little breakfast in the morning. I couldn't stop looking around and taking in the details. We felt priveledged to see a place as cool as this, let alone stay there.