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“Perfect place for a (Constanza) vacation!!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Rancho Constanza
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Colonia Kennedy, #7 | 2 Min Del Aeropuerto (Front the Airport), Constanza, Dominican Republic   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Constanza B&B and Inns
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“Perfect place for a (Constanza) vacation!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Rancho Constanza was perfect. Small, intimate, quiet apart from the local wildlife (dogs & cockerels), secure and comfortable. Built in a wooden alpine style in keeping with the forested & agricultural environment. We wanted to get away to a cooler climate, away from our tropical coastal home.

Service was excellent. Rosanna and Natalia, sisters who shared the front of house, reception and table serving duties were great hosts. Nothing was too much for them to make our (3-night) stay as enjoyable and relaxed as possible. Our thanks also to Urbaez, a multi talented staff member, who also showed us around the garden.

I was ill, possibly altitude (4,220ft/1,300m) sickness, when we arrived earlier than the advertised check-in time, and our room wasn't quite ready. So R let me rest in another whilst our reserved room was being made ready. She also let us sort out the check in process when I felt better the next day. Later we discovered that we were the only mid-week guests in hotel, so they may have upgraded us from a standard bedroom to a suite. There was portable water, floral decs and biscuits. Nothing was too much. Our suite had a comfortable bed, table and chairs in one room, an en-suite bathroom, and a sitting room area with coffee table, fridge, sink.

We had the breakfast & dinner options during our stay. Food was freshly cooked, plentiful and tasty. Much of it, especially the vegetables and some fruit, was supplied by local Constanza producers…the hotel even have their own organic fruit garden (go on the free tour) where the fruit juices were made from. Breakfast was simple…cheese, ham, salami, eggs, bread, fruit, coffee, hot chocolate and juices. Dinner was grilled chicken or pork, vegetables, potato, yuca, salad and pasta dish.

This was not our first Constanza trip; we've stayed 2 other times in my many years living on this environmentally diverse island. We stayed at Rancho Guaraguao several years ago, and we went to see how that was doing. We were thinking about returning there, but the (recent) reviews were poor and so true…the quality of accommodation has definitely gone down!!!

Our other option was Alto Cerro. Again, we visited and inspected the facilities. Our lukewarm 'welcome' at reception was in complete contrast to Rancho Constanza…it was as if we had just stepped off a spaceship!!! The larger hotel's facilities are newer, and they have various options for sleeping…a hotel or many self-contained (1,2 & 3 bedroom) cabañas. A massive play, BBQ & social area for outdoor area (like a campsite's), restaurant and (poorly housed) animal area. Some friends, who were staying here at the same time as ourselves, liked the place, but it was so big that I can imagine that at busy Dominican vacation times, it could be quite crazy.

They have an 'inversor', a back-up electrical system, when the local power grid goes down daily. Ask staff at what time does the power turn off, so you can schedule hot water showers. If you ask for power, they'll turn it on if you need a shower or for other electrical needs.

Rancho Constanza is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of urban life!!! Thank you for a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Most people think of the DR as a place of sun and sand. In this small mountain valley it is agricultural pine trees that whisper in the night with windows open and no need for A/C. This property is located in a small colonia about 1 mile from the town proper (although the town is more of a village and has few support factors for tourists) such as moto conchos or taxis. The room I stayed in was very large, with wonderful windows that open into the garden. When there is hot water it is great, bt it is not full time The bed was comfortable and the facilities good. The meal plan was heavy on mango (mashed plantains). There is a small polleria down the roa that is next to the bar and Norma the owner is a joy. Very basic but safe and good. A change to get away form the heat and humidity, to be in the mountains, ride horses and see agricultural development in the DR. Definately worth the trip. Great staff

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 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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Additional Information about Rancho Constanza

Address: Colonia Kennedy, #7 | 2 Min Del Aeropuerto (Front the Airport), Constanza, Dominican Republic
Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > La Vega Province > Constanza
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Constanza
Hotel Class:3 star — Rancho Constanza 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel de Montana dedicado al turismo ecologico y educativo, lugar tranquilo y romantico donde el trato cordial y amable es la prioridad. Tenemos romanticas habitaciones de hotel y villas familiares, comida natural, tipica dominicana y actividades, tours, excursiones, area de juegos, asi como alquiler de Fourwheel y caballos. ... more   less 
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