Billini Hotel Historic Luxury

Billini Hotel Historic Luxury

Padre Billini #256 & 258 Colonial Zone, Santo Domingo 10210 Dominican Republic
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4.5
#21 of 93 hotels in Santo Domingo
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.4
Value
4.2
The first luxurious avant-garde design hotel in the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo Dominican Republic. Billini Hotel (BH) reflects the concept of modernism, simplicity and elegance. We strive to exceed our guest expectations from the beginning to end. Its bold design can be seen in its world class suites and state of the art in room equipment.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Parking
Wifi
Rooftop pool
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Conference facilities
Spa
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Concierge
Sun terrace
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Boutique
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Languages Spoken
Spanish

Location

Padre Billini #256 & 258 Colonial Zone, Santo Domingo 10210 Dominican Republic
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Las Americas Airport
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stacybryan wrote a review Apr 2021
Austin, Texas99 contributions115 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Overall this hotel is impressive. The layout, the design and the rooms are top notch. The pool is fun, although it can get crowded. The rooms are comfy (but a bit dark), and the building is safe and well kept.

I am wondering why there is only one bottle opener in the hotel- especially if they leave a free bottle of wine in the room. They were very strange when I asked where the bottle opener in the room was and the bar was weary about lending me their crappy one. Then they asked that I return it immediately. I thought this might be a one time snafu, but the same thing happened when I returned a week later. The bar staff complained about the crappy bottle opener. Why is this small situation a big one?

Also - breakfast was not good. The fruit was cut with the peels on and it was unripe. And the woman working that morning was rude.

I also am confused why I paid $34 for takeaway hot dogs (the only option they provided me when we arrived at 10pm due to a storm). It seems like they should have some basic snacks or find a better solution as I’m sure I’m not the first guest to arrive late.

Despite the weird situations, I felt like most of the staff tried hard and made me feel welcome and I’d definitely choose to stay there again.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Silvanh Riedl, General Manager at Billini Hotel Historic Luxury
Responded May 31, 2021
Dear Mrs Bryan, On behalf the whole Billini team, it was a great pleasure and honor having you as our guest. We do thank you for taking the time and posting your review. It is important for us as it helps us to better understand the areas we can improve. We look forward to welcome you again. Best regards,
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TravelDispatch wrote a review Jan 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia1,844 contribution304 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Showed up early (~11am) and were told that check in isn’t until 3pm and our room was not ready. They offered to store our luggage and check in our vehicle and we were free to use the pool and other hotel areas. Nice relaxing vibe at the rooftop pool and lounge; perfect place to wash off any stress you might have picked up. After some pool time, we changed and went out to wander and snack through the colonial zone. We returned around 2:45pm to check in and our room was still not available; this time we were told it would be another 30 minutes. We decided to avoid the rain and have a beverage in the hotel bar and our room was available around 4pm. Overall, staff was friendly and helpful and the room (213) was small, yet comfortable and well appointed with coffee/tea/minibar and typical complimentary toiletries.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Yolanda B wrote a review Mar 2020
Atlanta, Georgia19 contributions1 helpful vote
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I love the Billini Hotel, their breakfast is amazing, coffee on the rooftop by a pool overlooking a XVII Church Dome is unparalleled, walking distance from every major monument and really cool rooms! Mine had a XVI Century well in the room. You can't beat their fun Vespas that take you everywhere you want in the city, and their staff is super friendly. I go there every year and now feel like at home because people in this hotel make you feel that way. Can't recommend it highly enough.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Tallinn_11 wrote a review Feb 2023
Tallinn9 contributions4 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed for 2 night having booked a room with a view, was offered a ground floor room whose window view was of 3 people right outside at a table. The lights did not work and the room smelled of damp so insisted on being moved. Then got a room with a patio view, still smelled of damp but turned out to be extremely noisy as people partied in the courtyard.

Minimalistic breakfasts also in the same busy courtyard, which if you are there at weekends mean people are rushing in and out through the restaurant area setting up weddings et al.

On a positive side it is a good location to explore the old town and the bar on the roof is good for an evening cocktail.
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Date of stay: February 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Ricky W wrote a review Oct 2021
Bronx, New York11 contributions16 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
It literally took me 30 minutes to shower because the water pressure was horrible... Horrible may be an understatement it literally was slow dripping out and the front desk had the nerve to charge me $38 for a towel that had some dirt on it from a waterfall I visited. Well if the water worked that wouldn't have been an issue right? You know because I could have properly rinsed off... They could have literally washed the towel but clearly they just wanted $38 bucks. I've stayed elsewhere in the colonial zone and this has never happened before.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Make sure you put all your valuables in the safe.
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Eliab wrote a review Aug 2020
San Juan, Puerto Rico31 contributions6 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Property is really good, nice rooms and nice spaces. Services are the problem, since arriving to the hotel it was a nightmare, they made us wait 5 hours to get a room even when we requested an early check in and the room was ready. Restaurant is lacking most of the ingredients to cook your order and the options are limited to a couple of dishes. They even ran out of coffee!!
A shame than a really nice place become a tourist trap.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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jbushman2017 wrote a review Jun 2021
Nipomo, California486 contributions389 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Guidebooks I read said this was one of the best hotels in the Colonial Zone. It may be but I expected more. The hotel is in a good location and it does occupy an old historic building but for me the age and decadent outweighed the charm I would have expected to find here. The room we were in had many issues (glass bathroom door not opening, light not working, water leaking from ceiling, window not properly closing, awkward hazardous nightlights, not TV internet connection). My wife saw past all the issues and just saw the charm, I saw otherwise.

Additionally the bed for us was hard and not everyone at the front desk spoke English which made it slightly harder for us to get the information we wanted.

That said, the hotel is in a good location and may well be ‘nicer’ than the other alternatives in this city. I did expect more than what we received based on what we paid, but perhaps in this country this really is one of the best hotels. I am thinking that some of the western chain hotels are probably nicer but....
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Silvanh Riedl, General Manager at Billini Hotel Historic Luxury
Responded Jun 29, 2021
Dear Mr. Bushman, On behalf the whole Billini team, it was a great pleasure and honor having you as our guest. We do thank you for taking the time and posting your review. It is important for us as it helps us to better understand the areas we can improve. We look forward to welcome you again. Best regards,
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rhutchis wrote a review Jan 2021
Prague, Czech Republic8 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for three nights to give us a chance to explore the colonial quarter of Santo Domingo. You just stepped out into the heart of this quarter.
The front of the building giving onto the street is old with a tasteful modern extension behind. We had a fine room (we upgraded to one with a bath but all the rooms were tastefully decorated).
In normal times we would have explored the restaurants in the area but of course they were closed so we ate at the hotel - they have delicious homemade pasta with a variety of sauces.
There is a small pool on the roof which we took advantage of as well as eating there on one evening (the food had to be carried up by a friendly waitress, Paramina, from the lobby!)
Service was fine.
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Date of stay: January 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Silvanh Riedl, General Manager at Billini Hotel Historic Luxury
Responded Feb 4, 2021
Estimado Huesped, En nombre de todo el equipo de Billini Hotel, fue un gran placer y un honor tenerle como nuestro invitado. Agradecemos sus comentarios tan positivos y esperamos recibirlo nuevamente en el Hotel Billini. Lamentamos que no pudiera conocer todo lo bello que nuestro país tiene por ofrecer. Confiamos que en su proxima visita pueda disfrutar de la tierra mas hermosa del Caribe en compañía del mejor servicio que solo Billini Hotel le puede brindar. Saludos, Hotel Billini.
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Bob Horváth wrote a review Dec 2021
Willemstad, Curaçao71 contributions9 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Christmas holiday in Santo Domingo.
We booked the hotel via booking.com, as it seemed really very luxurious and exclusive.
The reality didn’t quite match with the impression we got from booking.com though.
Although a television with streaming capabilities was part of the deal, in reality this was not working.
No normal towels were provided at first hand, we had to ask for this.
No floor mat in the bathroom.
The coffee machine was of a very poor quality. In fact it was not possible to make a decent coffee with it.
We could make tea with it, but we had to ask for new tea bags every day. They were not replenished without us asking for it.
Good things: the bed was excellent. Also a very nice private jacuzzi o our terrace.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Biggi wrote a review Nov 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have been staying at Billini Hotel several times in the past 5 years. The location simply is perfect and the ambiance modern combined with true historical architectural elements. You can ‘feel’ the Zona Colonial - without missing modern amenities.
Besides a stunning rooftop bar and pool, they feature a restaurant and a romantic cafe, next to a historic Catholic Church from the 16th century.
It is great to see that Billini Hotel not only kept their standards but improved - the new F&B manager and Chef de cuisine not only changed the menu and wine list but also retrained the staff. All in all a very pleasant experience, to be repeated!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
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Caryn W asked a question Mar 2019
Can we store luggage for 1 day?
Answer from JeremiahSSNS
Lunenburg, Canada65 contributions27 helpful votes
We stored our luggage for several hours both upon arrival & departure. The request was met with delight, as is standard with employees here. No problem should be encountered with your luggage.
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic1,598 contribution73 helpful votes
Hello, Yes, they do offer day passes. 12 usd + taxes ( 18%) weekdays 15 usd + taxes ( 18%) and you can choose from a tapas menu ( 1 tapa) plus a soft drink. Enjoy it !!
Anteous L wrote a tip Sep 2023
Atlanta, Georgia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Uber and taxis are always nearby which is helpful."
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travelinmom wrote a tip May 2023
Centennial1,480 contribution46 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't accept the first room they give you if you aren't happy with it. "
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Ricky W wrote a tip Oct 2021
Bronx, New York11 contributions16 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure you put all your valuables in the safe. "
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Larry C wrote a tip Feb 2020
Milwaukee, Wisconsin25 contributions9 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are good. It depends if you prefer a room with a patio/garden view or not"
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John D wrote a tip Apr 2019
United States6 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"have them show you which rooms are available especially for an extended stay"
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PRICE RANGE
$157 - $238 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CaribbeanDominican RepublicSanto Domingo ProvinceSanto DomingoZona Colonial
NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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Frequently Asked Questions about Billini Hotel Historic Luxury
Which popular attractions are close to Billini Hotel Historic Luxury?
Nearby attractions include The Colonial Gate 4D Cinema (0.3 miles), Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor (0.3 miles), and Zona Colonial (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Billini Hotel Historic Luxury?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Billini Hotel Historic Luxury?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Billini Hotel Historic Luxury?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Billini Hotel Historic Luxury?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Billini Hotel Historic Luxury?
Conveniently located restaurants include El Buho Eatery, Jalao, and Mesón de Bari.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Billini Hotel Historic Luxury?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Billini Hotel Historic Luxury have airport transportation?
Yes, Billini Hotel Historic Luxury offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Billini Hotel Historic Luxury?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Billini Hotel Historic Luxury?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Billini Hotel Historic Luxury offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and conference facilities during their stay.
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