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El Beaterio Casa Museo

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This was an amazing experience. The environment is special, the room is fine, and the location is safe and convenient for walking in the historic district. There are many opportunities to learn about the building and look at some of the collections on display. The breakfast is simple but good enough, and the staff are helpful, even speaking French and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An historical hotel with a good display of its various stories in both Spanish and English around the building. We'll located in the zona colonial, El Beaterio is beautifully preserved, with good prices for the area and quality. The rooms and bathrooms are small, however, reflecting the original nature of the plane - a home for monks! Service was good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In early 16th. century, "Beatas" lived in this house, pious women, loyal to the Dominican order, devoted to serving people. They were not nuns and, therefore, not cloistered. The ruins were meticulously restored and transformed into a small boutique hotel in the 90's by its original owner, an Englishman, and in recent years sold to a Frenchman from one of... More 

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Portland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

My wife and I recently traveled to the DR and wanted to stay in the Zona Colonial in Santo Domingo. We booked El Beaterio and it was terrific! The hotel is in a carefully restored colonial building. The rooms open on a central courtyard--a great place for morning coffee. There's also a rooftop terrace that is a great place to... More 

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El Beaterio G, Guest Relations Manager at El Beaterio Casa Museo, responded to this review

Dear John L., Thank you so much for choosing our Casa Museo for your stay in Santo Domingo and for sharing your enthusiasm on TripAdvisor! We are delighted to read that we could offer you an absolutely perfect experience in every aspect and truly hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in a near future. Yours sincerely, María... More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

El Beatario is an excellent choice in the Colonial Zone and I would absolutely return. The building itself is an old colonial house with all the charming architecture and details reminiscent of another time. That being said, the room was still up to modern standards of comfort with wifi, strong AC, tv, and a good shower. Despite being in a... More 

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El Beaterio G, Guest Relations Manager at El Beaterio Casa Museo, responded to this review

Dear DovPanda, Thank you very much for choosing El Beaterio and for posting such a raving review! We are all absolutely delighted that each aspect of your experience was perfect and that after your stay, you consider us a "solid choice in the Colonial Zone". We thank you for recommending us to TripAdvisor users and all hope to have the... More 

Oleggio, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Very good an quiet place. I really enjoy my stay there, the room was clean and very nice and the people working there are very nice too. The location is perfect if you plan to visit the city, it's closer to all the important buildings and squares.

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El Beaterio G, Guest Relations Manager at El Beaterio Casa Museo, responded to this review

Dear Alberto P, Thank you so much for choosing El Beaterio for your stop in Santo Domingo! We are very happy that you enjoyed the location and feel of our little Casa Museo, as well as the dedicated service of our team. It would be a great pleasure for us to welcome you back soon! Yours sincerely, María Elvira Giannetti... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our overnight stay at this beautiful place. The staff were very friendly. Breakfast was good. They happily stored our luggage until our late afternoon flight. Staff speak English and were very accommodating with any requests.

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El Beaterio G, Guest Relations Manager at El Beaterio Casa Museo, responded to this review

Dear Sheryl F, Thank you very much for choosing us for your stay in Santo Domingo and for posting this kind review. I am truly happy that you felt taken care of by my team and that you enjoyed your experience with us. We are all looking forward to welcome you back at El Beaterio to offer you another wonderful... More 

Bayahibe, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

My husband found this place and I will thank him forever.... We escaped from the all enclusive "paradise" of Punta Cana for a few days to visit the history of old Santo Domingo. This beautiful, off street former convent is very special. I felt like I was back in Italy...heavy wooden doors, tile work, charming rooms (ok...the wrought iron canary... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

We arrived at the beautiful El Beaterio from Punta Cana at 10 in the morning hoping to be able to leave our bags while we explored the city. The wonderful woman who checked us in said that there was a room ready and that we must be hungry after our long trip. We were given a wonderful breakfast and she... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Very nice atmosphere. Excellent location. Very good breakfast with wide selection of fruit. Friendly and helpful staff. Beautiful terrace on top floor with nice view of the neighbourhood. Very relaxing patio with plants.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
XVIth century old convent, El Beaterio witnesses the history of Santo Domingo for almost 500 years. Faithfully restored in keeping with the original charm and architecture of its period, this quaint and private hotel offers its guests a unique atmosphere of the inimitable Dominican art de vivre. Nested in the heart of the colonial city, El Beaterio offers eleven coquettish and sober rooms, laid out around a flowery colonial interior patio. Between its stone walls, it’s a peace oasis in the middle of a vibrant and enlivened city. Established in 1530 with the beatas given the task of collecting girls of all ages, Spanish and mixed race, lost on Earth». You’ll find out what a beaterio is, and you’ll learn about the religious figures responsible for its foundation in Santo Domingo. You’ll discover two residents of El Beaterio, Sor Leonor de Ovando and Dona Elvira de Mendoza, first poets of the New World. Since 1990 when UNESCO declared the Colonial City of Santo Domingo as “World Heritage Site”, El Beaterio is classified as “building of documental, historic and architectural value”. In 2016, El Beaterio is officially recognized as Dominican Republic’s first hotel-museum by the Ministry of Culture. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Beaterio Casa Museo

Address: Calle Duarte No. 8 | Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo 10210, Dominican Republic
Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Santo Domingo Province > Santo Domingo > Zona Colonial
Price Range: $79 - $117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — El Beaterio Casa Museo 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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Also Known As:
El Beaterio Hotel Santo Domingo
El Beaterio Santo Domingo
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Santo Domingo
#4 Best Value Hotel in Santo Domingo
#7 Family Hotel in Santo Domingo
#10 Business Hotel in Santo Domingo
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