Traveled to Sosua for 3 nights in the early part of March and opted to stay at the New Garden (NG) on the advice of MANY. I arrived by air at the Cibao Airport in Santiago and took Caribe Tours coach bus to Sosua which is a 2.5 hour ride. For $160RD it's a steal! At the Caribe Tours station in Sosua, I hoped on a motoconcho for the 5 minute ride into Sosua. I told the guy "New Garden", he gave me a big thumbs up and we were off.
5 Minutes later, I was dropped off in front of the NG and I walked into the lobby. I did NOT have a reservation but this didn't seem to be a problem. I asked if they had anything available and the hostess replied "cash or card" I told her cash and she flipped over the rates sheet. Cash is king in the Dominican Republic and most hotel rates are cheaper if you pay with cash. Got a room on the first floor poolside for $55USD. Would have been cheaper if I had called ahead. Prob around $45USD.
The Rooms are very simple but I msut say the place is spotless. Clean bedding, cleam floor, clean bathroom. All rooms come with an electronic safe which is free, cable TV with free porn, a fridge and armoire to hang your stuff. Bed was huge; a king. Pool is sort of small but pretty nice and very clean. There is also a bar adjacent to the restaurant all near the pool out front. Entire place is gated in and a guard is posted by the entrance all night.
Breakfast is FREE and is made to order. Can't beat a hot free breakfast.
There is a farmaci 50 feet from the NG entrance, a grocery story about a minute's walk away, a 24 hour internet cafe adjacent to the farmaci, a bank with ATM less than 2 minute's walk with a posted guard w/a shotgun out all night in front the ATM, and the beach is about a 10 minute walk give or take.
Bottom line, you can't beat NG's central location, free breakfast, and reasonable rates. I plan to make this my1st choice on every trip.
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