I have stayed for 11 nights and I have learnt to like this hotel ...after an initial bad impression!
It is comfortable and friendly, although with some notable inconsistencies in quality.....The rooms are big and spacious, the beds are very comfortable and the bathroom is great. Love the "rain" shower. However, the furniture and fittings are very tired ... with very visible signs of wear and tear. The windows really need checking over for noise reduction ... I had to change the first room where the street noise was unbearable......
The swimming pool area is great - although being a business visitor would appreciate extending hours until dark , not only 6pm. But perfect for weekends. However, the gym is a "no go" area .... very old, aging equipment and with a general air of decay and lack of cleanliness (it´s the first gym I have ever seen with carpet on the floor !!!) This definitely needs sorting out!!
Club Premium is what makes the difference for me : as a business traveller with extended stays it is great to have this area where you can spend some of your spare time, have a drink, connect to internet, and not have to sit in your room.
Breakfast buffet is very extensive and good quality ....but some of the foods get a little past their best after sitting on the hot plate for a couple of hours. Perhaps it would be better to prepare less quantity at at once and re-plenish as needed. One thing to definitely improve is the marmalades and fruit jams ...if you like some on your toast , you can forget it. All you can get is a spoonfull of a non-descript brightly coloured sugar spread....... It should be easy to provide some small jars of fruit jams.
On my next long stay in Santo Domingo I will be staying here.
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- Also Known As:
- Barcelo Santo Domingo Hotel Santo Domingo
- Barcelo Hotel Lina
- Hotel Lina Santo Domingo