Nothing outside this small hotel in an old building at the quiet, non-tourist end of Calle Isabel la Catolica in Zone Colonial suggests there's even a hotel here. The sign "Casa Naemie" can mean anything. But step inside and you're greeted by a very friendly staff (directed long distance by owners in France) and the house cat, and they will quickly make you feel welcome. The narrow, open-air, inside courtyard leads to the few rooms in four levels, all recently remodeled with subtle touches of IKEA (which has its only North American store outside Canada and USA in the Dominican Republic). Johnny, the English and French speaking Haitian-born manager, will make certain that your visit is pleasant and safe, including taking your orders for a full breakfast with plenty of robust, Dominican coffee, and not visibly carry any personal electronic device. He will double as taxi driver and wil gladly meet you at the airport or drive you to the bus terminal for your domestic bus trip.