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“Perfect for a quite romantic getaway!” 5 of 5 stars
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Casa Colonial Beach & Spa
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic   |  
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Ranked #1 of 44 Hotels in Puerto Plata
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Perfect for a quite romantic getaway!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

One of the best hotels I have been to. Room is gorgeous (stayed in waterfront junior suite). Recommend ocean front rooms - great for sipping coffee on the terrace in the mornings and listening to the water breaking shore.
~Room - beds are amazing, bathroom has shower and big tub for two.
~Service - impecable from check-in to check-out
~Food - delicious, plenty of selection for non meat-eaters, like us, restaurant has fresh squeezed juices, prices are reasonable by US standars
~Drinks - amazing! The pina coladas are made the right way in a blender with original ingredients, not slushy style
~Beach - very comfy lounge beds and umbrellas, towels provided at beach, water is nice (some seaweed around)
~Entertainment - none, really. They have a bar and restaurant, but no cheesy activities or pools, so it's perfect for a quite getaway. Bring a book or your iPad to read, free internet.
~Special treat - get the $199 private romantic dinner at the beach for two. My bf surprised me with it and proposed there (men - take note, this is a marvelous way to do it), it was so private and romantic, and there is an extra special surprise at end of night.

Overall, an amazing experience!!! Strongly recommend it! We will be back next year!

Room Tip: Definitely take oceanfront!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JBohmann, Public Relations Manager at Casa Colonial Beach & Spa, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Thank you for your recent visit to Casa Colonial – congratulations on your engagement, we are honored that we could be part of your special day! Our team works very hard to provide an exceptional vacation for every guest, and it sounds like you had one. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

My husband and my 1 year old son had an amazing 4 days at this small luxury hotel. The property is gorgeous. The rooms are spacious and clean, the food is fab and I couldn't say anything bad about this hidden gem in Puerto Plata. Only a 15-20 min drive from the airport. They hotel also coordinated our airport transfers (a added expense but not a problem). A must for everyone! Especially those who love boutique hotels.

The staff was very helpful and pleasant. They all adored our son which was so cute!

We shall return!

Room Tip: The room we had was on the 2nd floor near the spa and also with the view of the garden. I loved it!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hoboken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

My husband and I got off at the wrong airport in DR and spent half our honeymoon in a jungle treehouse, and the other half at the 5 star resort, Casa Colonial.

The property is stunning.

Breakfast on your terrace with full silver service, the food is incredible. Our room couldn't be more beautiful, junior suite overlooking the property and beach. The staff is great, Kennedy seems to be everyone's favorite and we can see why-whatever request you have, it's taken care of.

Highly recommend the candlelit dinner on the beach, very romantic-will be the highlight of your stay. Rose petals and candles strewn around the room when we returned, just lovely.

Rave reviews-don't hesitate to go.

Room Tip: if you can spring for the suite, go for it.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JBohmann, Public Relations Manager at Casa Colonial Beach & Spa, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Thank you very much for your positive review. I am really pleased to read that you have a great stay with us. Thank you for your kind words about the Spa and the new complimentary wifi system all around the hotel I truly hope we will have the pleasure of seeing you back soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Wow, this place is off the beaten path, tucked in way way way behind condos after condos off the main road, but once you get there you know you have arrived. Elegant stone entry, valet at the ready, concierge greats you. Welcome drink on the way before you even finish checking in. A tour of the facilities on your way to your room. The room we had was a Jr Suite. We had a view of the Ocean (albeit there are trees between you and the water, you can still see the ocean) and the beach below. We were just down the stairs from the GORGEOUS rooftop pool and 4 jacuzzi's located right at the edge of the roof's edge. We had a great lunch on the roof. We have a great balcony, sitting area, king bed, large bathroom and a great safe. The bathroom has that weird thing where the wall is open to the bathroom, not sure I get this set up and have seen it a few times lately. The toilet area is private thought. We booked the spa for treatments and are having dinner in the restaurant. Will update as we experience more.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JBohmann, Public Relations Manager at Casa Colonial Beach & Spa, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Thank you very much for your positive review. I am really pleased to read that you have a great stay with us. The bathroom layout is designed so you can soak in our big tubs while still enjoying the great view off of your balcony….. just one of those little quirky extra touches! I truly hope we will have the pleasure of seeing you back soon.
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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

If you can afford it - and this hotel is expensive - stay for just one night, longer if possible! The rooms are exquisite (though maybe a little dark and gloomy), the attention to detail everywhere is excellent, the staff have got everything just right (not too much fuss but attentive and extremely polite) and the gardens are a wildlife haven.
The hotel could make so much more of the gardens and the stunning birds that use them (some found only in the Dominican Republic). They are full of trees and shrubs with lawns and a small lake, all excellent for birds.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

In an area know for only fairly cheesy all-inclusives, this place was a beautiful oasis. It is not cheap but we found a nice deal on-line during the off season through luxury link. There was barely anyone there so we felt we had the whole place to ourselves. The breakfast was great. Dinner is so-so, to be honest. You are better off adventuring out for the other meals. We had massages at the spa which were excellent.

The service is great and they emphasis that you can ask for anything you want. You can have your meals anywhere you want too (no additional charges) so you can eat in your room, on the beach, next to the pool, wherever!

Room Tip: We had an ocean-front junior suite which was very nice. I love the huge bathtub!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

I invited my girlfriend for her birthday on a trip to Playa Dorada/Puerto Plata for a long weekend and our stay at Casa Colonial was just fantastic. We had a tropical-view junior suite, which was really big and with a nice balcony. The bathroom was very spacious with all amenities. The king size bed was super comfy and the bedding top notch quality.... we slept like babies. And even the sitting/living room area was nice... but we didn't really spent that much time there, since we of course wanted to enjoy the beach.

The hotel beach itself is super nice and clean, with cozy beach furniture and shades. The beach itself is clean and well maintained. The rooftop pool with it's bars and whirlpools is also super cool and give great views of the bay. You can simply chill out in the heated whirlpool, while a tropical rain shower passes by.... we went in October, so it was still a bit of hurricane season.

During our stay we didn't really explore much of the surrounding area, as we really just wanted to relax on the hotels property. It has all you need for a 3-4 nights stay. Including a nice bar in the lobby area, a good restaurant with all kinds of tasty dishes and a very nice spa, where we had a great 1 hour massage.

If you want to have a really romantic experience with your partner, then book the romantic dinner on the beach. The setting was absolutely gourgous and service was great... and once done and you return to your room, a little surprise is waiting.

Room Tip: We liked the tropical-garden view junior suite we were in.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Puerto Plata Province > Puerto Plata
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Plata
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Plata
#1 Luxury Hotel in Puerto Plata
#2 Business Hotel in Puerto Plata
#5 Family Hotel in Puerto Plata
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Casa Colonial Beach & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the exotic north coast of the Dominican Republic and directly on the crystal water, Casa Colonial Beach & Spa is the ultimate, world-class resort. ... more   less 
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