Never having been to Santo Domingo, I was unsure whether to stay at this hotel or another one more highly rated on Trip Advisor. I selected Coco Boutique partly because they offered a driver to meet me at the airport and bring me to the hotel. In the event, there was a mix-up, and the driver didn't show up. However, when my taxi finally found the hotel, the owner, Eduardo, paid for the cab and bent over backwards to make up for the mix-up. The fact I would rate this hotel so highly shows the extent to which the owners have done a great job to create a beautiful, warm, and inviting place to stay. While in Santo Domingo, I had a chance to take a look at the other hotels I could have stayed at, and I had no cause to regret my choice.
The single nicest thing about Coco Boutique is its beauty, closely followed by the extent to
which the owners and staff try to make you feel at home. Oh, and it has fabulous WiFi internet access as well. I found myself tempted to just stay in the hotel all day!
The only reason I did not rate this hotel more highly is the plumbing. I found that there was just barely enough water pressure and warm water to take a minimal shower every day. I chalk that up to the problems of trying to run a modern hotel in a poor, third world city. The friendly owners deserve lots of credit for doing as well as they do.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enchanting little old town colonial style villa with only 4 rooms. Best location to explore the colonial zone of Santo Domingo. In front of the building is a little park which leads to the streets of 'Las Damas' and 'Isabel la Catolica', both of them leading to the most famous sites of 'Zona Colonial' like 'El Conde' (500 meters) and 'Plaza España' (800 meters) away. Everything in walking distance ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Coco Boutique
- Coco Boutique Santo Domingo