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Casa Colonial Beach & Spa
Ranked #4 of 41 Hotels in Puerto Plata
Certificate of Excellence
La Romana, Dominican Republic
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Luxurious Serenity”
Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Of all the luxury establishments in the DR, this is easily one of the best, legitimizing a well deserved reputation. Few places in the country truly have the ability to deliver a real consistent and international level luxury experience.

The hotel itself is pure luxury, in an upscale sophisticated way, oozing with good taste. The architecture, landscaping and attention to detail provides a serene and blissful experience perfect for unwinding and relaxing.

From the initial greeting when pulling up to the hotel to the professional, courteous and efficient check-in process with a relaxing welcome drink - your first moments are when you begin to start letting all stress go.

The rooms are beautiful and elegant. Clean, spacious and comfortable it can lead to a difficult time getting out of the seductively comfortable bed in the mornings. A quick note about wifi... Almost every corner of the property had blazing fast free wifi - a much appreciated touch in today's connected world.

We spent quite some time at the pool, located on the third floor, which had a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean and provided a relaxed ambiance from which you never want to leave. Oscillating between the pool, sun chairs and hot tubs, it's all too easy to spend the day in relaxed bliss. The cocktails keep coming and lunch can be enjoyed right then and there. No need (or desire) to ever leave.

Ironically there is a nice gym right underneath, for those not content to do absolutely nothing, an activity we strongly recommend.

The dining options are excellent and among the best in the area. The prices, shockingly, are incredibly reasonable and a lot less than one would expect for cuisine of this caliber (same was true for all the restaurants and bars on property). Service all around was excellent and attentive. There is no tipping space on the bills, so we found it was worth having a few extra dollars or pesos to give to the incredibly accommodating staff.

In the evening there is a little garden area right outside the restaurant, overlooking the perfectly manicured and romantically lit gardens and wild mangroves, with some comfortable plantation style chairs - perfect for enjoying an after dinner drink and cigar.

The ambiance and attention to detail of every little corner of this hotel is one of the things that really makes the place stand out and earn its status of one of the most charming and beautiful resorts on the island.

I would say the only downside is that once you check-in you you lose any and all desire to explore beyond the hotel. The tranquility of the beach, pool and rooms are just too inviting.

There are not enough good things to say about this hotel, which really does a great job of providing a leading luxury experience in a country filled with homogenous bargain basement all-inclusive resorts.

Well done, we hope to come back soon!

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Resort_Team, Manager at Casa Colonial Beach & Spa, responded to this review, August 11, 2014
What a wonderful review – thank you so very much for all of your kind words. It is wonderful to know that all of our efforts are appreciated. We very much look forward to having you back with us.
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  • Rooms
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Reviewed July 27, 2014

We originally were booked to stay down the beach at Gran Ventana, but after one extremely bad night we were packing our bags! Thankfully Casa Colonial is only a few hotels down, but seriously could not be more different (even though it is run by the same management). The service was AMAZING! They instantly told us not to worry and that they had rooms and we could switch hotels. Thank God we had because it honestly saved our vacation!! The hotel itself is beautiful, the rooms clean and spacious. The beach and pool are peaceful and lovely. Food is pretty good - lunch is great and Lucia's restaurant was very good as well. However I will say our favorite place was Mares which is located down town about a 10-minute cab ride away – you should definitely try it out if you stay here, but I would skip Green Jack restaurant which was subpar. What sets this place apart though is definitely the fantastic service! Jose at the concierge’s desk is so helpful and nice as is the entire staff! It is what truly made this hotel far supreme to the rest! Thank you for fantastic stay!!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Resort_Team, Manager at Casa Colonial Beach & Spa, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
We are so pleased to know that your stay with us saved your vacation. While Gran Ventana is our sister hotel, we do cater to very different clientele and it sounds like you found the one that suits you best! Your feedback on places to dine will no doubt be very useful to future guests, thank you. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.
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Reviewed July 26, 2014

The hotel architecture is one of a kind.The staff very elegant and professional, caring but not too friendly..The bedroom an oasis ,very tasteful.
The food very good especially the deserts!Fabulous beach and constant breeze creating a wonderful temperature, even during the summer you are never sweating. The pool on top has an amazing view of the coast and you really feel that you are leaving a dream!
So: Elegance, Privacy,Warmth, Tranquility,in other words, HEAVEN!!!
And by the way, I would leave the children at home>

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Resort_Team, Manager at Casa Colonial Beach & Spa, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
Thank you for your positive review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay. Please stay with us again (with or without the kids!).
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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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25 reviews
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Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is by far the most exclusive dining experience on the Dominican North Coast - bar none. Five star plus treatment all the way in every aspect - ambience,decor, service, food presentation and quality, hospitality. Being here makes you feel like a SOMEBODY! You deserve a treat today.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Resort_Team, Manager at Casa Colonial Beach & Spa, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience at Lucia. We hope you join us again for many more ‘treats’!
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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1 review
Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Spectacular! Beautiful! Luxury at its best! Gorgeous rooms, excellent food and service. Divine spa! Fabulous beach!
Highly recommended if you are looking for a place to relax and unwind.
The atmosphere is just captivating.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Resort_Team, Manager at Casa Colonial Beach & Spa, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your recent vacation with us. We do hope to have you back with us very soon.
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
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Reviewed July 4, 2014

I really have nothing negative to say. But I feel it is a little over priced. the quality is at par with any five start hotel at NY or LA. But it is not in NY or LA. It is in POP. But it is just my opinion. Everything is indeed perfect.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Resort_Team, Manager at Casa Colonial Beach & Spa, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
We are truly delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay at Casa Colonial. We do occasionally run special offers, so we invite you to sign up for our newsletter on our website to be kept informed of any future deals. We do hope to be able to welcome you back to Casa Colonial.
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memphis
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2014

There just isn't much to say other than they don't miss a thing. The property is beautiful, the rooms are very comfortable, the food is off the chart. Lunch by the pool on the roof is not to be missed. We only had a two night stay before meeting friends at another resort for the rest of the week and wished we would have brought them to Casa Colonial instead. We could not quit talking about Casa. I don't have a lot of experience at high end hotels to compare with but I can't imagine that it can be a better experience than this.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Resort_Team, Manager at Casa Colonial Beach & Spa, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
We very much appreciate receiving your glowing review. Thank you! Our team truly appreciates your kind remarks and we hope you will stay with us again.
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Additional Information about Casa Colonial Beach & Spa

Property: Casa Colonial Beach & Spa
Address: Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Puerto Plata Province > Puerto Plata
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Plata
#2 Business Hotel in Puerto Plata
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Plata
#4 Luxury Hotel in Puerto Plata
#5 Family Hotel in Puerto Plata
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Casa Colonial Beach & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the exotic north coast of the Dominican Republic and directly on the crystal water, Casa Colonial Beach & Spa is the ultimate, world-class resort. ... more   less 
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