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Casa Bonita Tropical Lodge

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Km. 17 Carretara de La Costa, Barahona 81000 Dominican Republic
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#1 of 13 Specialty lodging in Barahona
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Once the weekend retreat of the Schiffino family, Casa Bonita has been budged by nature to open its doors to outside guest and become an eco-lodge. Located in Barahona, in the still unspoiled and secluded southwest region of the Dominican Republic and adjacent to the only biosphere reserve in the country, Casa Bonita offers a unique ecological experience.A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Casa Bonita Tropical Lodge consists of 12 Deluxe Rooms & 1 Ocean View Suite, a Spa and Restaurant featuring naturally grown products from the area.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Infinity pool
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Breakfast available
Poolside bar
Couples massage
Facial treatments
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Full body massage
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Non-smoking hotel
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Private balcony
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Minibar
Flatscreen TV
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Refrigerator
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
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Ocean view
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English, French, Spanish, German

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Km. 17 Carretara de La Costa, Barahona 81000 Dominican Republic
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Karen C wrote a review Apr 2020
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On a whim we heard about, we read about and booked a trip to Casa Bonita in Barahona. I cannot say enough about the people who took such splendid care of us, especially Gustavo who went out of his way to meet every need and desire. Once the staff gets to know your faves, they are offered without even asking. We are a friendly couple that enjoys soaking up the local tastes, adventures and people, and we got it all. Thank you for helping us to experience paradise prior to the virus that has changed us all forever. Please know that this place is a gem, yes, there are insects, you're in paradise, but even they were friendly. So allow yourself to be pampered, definitely visit Bahía de las Águilas, have a massage, enjoy the hikes, bikes and zip lines. And understand this is not a large luxury resort, it is a boutique hotel imploring you to discover.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Carol wrote a review Feb 2020
Vancouver, Canada185 contributions140 helpful votes
The swimming pool and restaurant area of this hotel is stunning. The food and restaurant service is excellent but the rooms and the driveway access really let them down. The only one of the River Rooms worth using is the Master River 2 - we were originally shown to one of the other River Rooms that was dated and frankly not very clean. We were then shown to one of the regular rooms which were also dated and not terribly clean and definitely NOT worthy of a hotel that belongs to Small Luxury Hotels. Finally the Manager put us in the newest room which was actually quite lovely - but it is a steep, quite long walk to the restaurant from the river area.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Abi M wrote a review Jan 2020
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I had an amazing stay at Casa bonita between 9th January to 13th January 2020. I was very excited for my mini holiday on my own. Reception: The staff were brilliant upon arrival, he knew my name which was great. Feedback I would give is maybe to not talk about the trips right after the guest has arrived as i was really REALLY tired. Room: My room was a double room (105) very spacious and I had a great view of the mountains, and caught a gentle breeze from the sea. In the mornings i could actually hear the ocean which was lovely. I did encounter a small dilemma with the hot water where the second night of my stay, it wasnt working. The hotel were aware of the situation, but as feedback i think its important that they let us know what happened. On the brightside the manager Gustavo was very proactive in letting me know whats going on. Restaurant: The staff were lovely, the prawn pasta dishes were incredible. And the coconut shrimp was the best! The spa: I did use the spa facilities, and got a facial and a back massage. It was okaaayyy, it wasnt anything out of this world. I think the therapist can do with a little more training. The area: My intention for my holiday was to relax, so i ended up relaxing most of the time. But i got a taxi who drove me to los patos and san rafael and it costed me $60 (2700dop). But that was it for me. I didnt do any excursions. There was one to las agrullas that i booked with viator but it was cancelled. Overall, i had an amazing stay and hopefully ill be back before the year ends.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Antonio S, General Manager at Casa Bonita Tropical Lodge
Responded Feb 1, 2020
Dear Mrs. Abi M. Thank you very much for choosing Casa Bonita for your "Mini Holiday on your own", we love you trusted us for such an important time. Reception: As per your recommendation about the trips information during the check-in, we started asking the guest whether they want to listen to it at the moment or any other time later. Room: Very happy that you enjoy the room and its natural amenities such as the mountain view, the ocean´s breeze, and sound, and thank you very much again, for your comprehension while we fixed the hot water issue. Restaurant: The Food & Beverage´s staff thank you very much for your great comments about they´re service and food. The Spa: Following your recommendation, we are training the therapist with new techniques to improve the overall experience, thus we can "wow you" the next time. It was also an amazing experience to have you as our guest, we look forward to hosting you in the very near future. Truly yours, Gustavo Montealegre C. General Manager
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Manuel V wrote a review Jan 2020
New York City, New York85 contributions35 helpful votes
This was our second stay. When we saw they had built secluded river suites, we decidedly booked. We liked the place, because of its awesome views, good service, good food, but the first time the ocean front suite that we booked was noisy, with noise and fumes that raised from the main road. Casa Bonita has a forest setting, high on a hillside with awesome views of the ocean. Nice architecture, cool infinity pool, decent size rooms and amenities bordering on luxury. We were disappointed because our master river view suite 1 that we booked this time, had a very strong chemical smell. We were offered another room in the main building, but declined due to the noise. We decided to sleep with open windows, because the smell went away that way. The issue is that the awesome floor to ceiling windows had no screens and so the bugs and critters came in during the night, making my girlfriend freak and not have a good night sleep. The manager acknowledge our complaint, offered another room but at that point we were almost packing and leaving at 3 am that morning. He said they had contacted maintenance and taken the room off the available list to fix the problem. No credit was offered to us. We found out that the smell came from one of the exposed wooden columns by the bed; it had apparently been heavily sprayed with some kind of wood treatment or termite treatment. Who was the genius who did this and how come nobody did anything about it before? The river suites are next to the Spa, and are supposed to provide privacy, relaxation, rest and to benefit from the rain forest environment. With this stink and no bug screens, the experience was one not to repeat. All in all Casa Bonita has a great potential, but this was a major turnoff. Also, they have increased prices and a meal for two costs upwards of $100 USD. Really? This is Florida or New York pricing, a little high for Dominican Republic for this type of Ecolodge, higher end accomodation. The Spa is rustic and nice, set in the rain forest. Not cheap.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: Avoid close to the road, make sure the river suites do not have a chemical smell ! (ha!)
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Bonni B wrote a review Nov 2019
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We have been to Casa Bonita only for some drinks and food. We have been treated very friendly and had an excellent time. The food was nice. The two waiters and barmen gave a great service. The "special sangria" made especcially for me was the best I'd ever drunk.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$206 - $626 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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casa bonita hotel barahona
LOCATION
CaribbeanDominican RepublicBarahona ProvinceBarahona
NUMBER OF ROOMS
13
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Frequently Asked Questions about Casa Bonita Tropical Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Casa Bonita Tropical Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Playa San Rafael (4.5 miles) and Playa Quemaito (3.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Casa Bonita Tropical Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Casa Bonita Tropical Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Casa Bonita Tropical Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Casa Bonita Tropical Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Casa Bonita Tropical Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Casa Bonita Tropical Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Casa Bonita Tropical Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Casa Bonita Tropical Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and German.
Does Casa Bonita Tropical Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.