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“Right off the ocean”
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Hotel el Quemaito
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Barahona
Certificate of Excellence
Detroit, Michigan
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Right off the ocean”
Reviewed April 12, 2011

My friends and I really enjoyed our stay at this hotel. It is located on a cliff overlooking the ocean, with beautiful views. The grounds are very well maintained and beautiful. The staff was very helpful and we enjoyed the meals that we had at the on-site restaurant. Also appreciated the friendly dog that lives on the premises that greeted us whenever we returned. Our room was basic but clean. It had air-conditioning and hot water in the bathroom sink. One problem: ants! They were little brown ones; happily invading our room. This was not a big problem, just an inconvenience. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed January 25, 2011

We stayed here for 3 nights and really enjoyed the stay. Our room was simple but very clean, had a/c and comfortable beds. No TV, but there is wifi in the hotel restaurant. The grounds have beautiful flowers and a great view of the ocean. The pool and restaurant are very nice. Every morning we had a breakfast (included in the price) of coffee, juice, fruit, toast and eggs. You are not direcly on the beach, but on a cliff overlooking it. You can easily walk 3-5 minutes down a path through the woods to reach a small, isolated beach. If you cross some rocks, you very quickly reach another small beach (though not as nice), and then after another short walk you reach a larger public beach. It is a max of ten minutes walking. The waters here are protected by rocks about 30 feet out in the water, so that you have a calm swimming and playing area. My boys loved climbing on the rocks and jumping into the water. The hotel is about 10-15 minutes south of the town of Barahona. There is a small colmado walking distance from the hotel where you can buy snacks and drinks. I really recommend this hotel if you are looking for a simple and relaxing break.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed December 22, 2006

El Quemaito hotel is located about 10 km south of Barahona, on a cliff overlooking the sea. The hotel territory is not very large but very beautifully organized and maintained. There is a small swimming pool and plenty of space for chaises longues.

The hotel is located in a very scarcely populated area, so you can be sure you will not be disturbed by any signs of human presence outside the hotel. Beaches are scarce and pebbly in this part of the country, the nearest beach being about 5 minute drive away (we were told that it's about 10-15 minute walk but we never felt like trying).

There are no restaurants or other attractions within walking distance, but the owners offer delicious dinners made of fresh local products (ask for fish! :)

The hotel is owned and managed by a very nice Swiss couple, who only speak German and Spanish, so be prepared to some communication problems if you don't speak any of these languages. But I must say that the owners really did their best to understand and be understood, so that there were no real disappointments caused by the language barrier.

The room was quite comfortable, furniture and bathroom fixtures not luxury or brand new but in good working order.

Please note that there is no cell phone reception anywhere to the south of Barahona.

Stayed December 2006
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Property: Hotel el Quemaito
Address: Juan Esteban km 10 | Carretera Barahona-Paraiso, Barahona 81000, Dominican Republic
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Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Barahona Province > Barahona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Barahona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel el Quemaito 2.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel el Quemaito is located just a few kilometers from the Dominican city of Barahona. Our hotel is close enough to the big town services Barahona has to offer like restaurants, shops and nightlife, but far enough to truly enjoy the tranquil natural beauty the Dominican Republic's Southwest is famous for.We look forward to making your stay at Hotel el Quemaito an unforgettable one. We encourage you to tantalize your taste buds with unique dishes from our restaurant, take a dip in our inground pool overlooking the Caribbean sea, or take a short stroll to our beach, Playa el Quemaito, with its lapping turquoise waters.Come experience Dominican hospitality in combination with a European management in a family-like atmosphere. We speak English, Spanish, German,swiss germanWelcome to your Dominican Republic getaway...Hotel el Quemaito is built on an ocean side cliff with sweeping views of the Caribbean Sea. In February 2008 the hotel came under new management and was completely remodeled, raising our standard of comfort to new levels. At Hotel el Quemaito, you will now find a romantic and private atmosphere with a homelike feel. Our hotel is surrounded by gardens and palms trees, all overlooking the sea. The hotel features an inground swimming pool, kid's pool, restaurant, sauna and gym. All rooms come equipped with hot water showers, air conditioning, free wi-fi internet and several even have ocean view terraces.At Hotel el Quemaito, we pride ourselves on our environmental consciousness. Because of our practices, the impact our hotel has on the environment is minimal. Our hotel runs almost entirely on solar power. We use no chemicals in our pool and all biodegradable waste produced by the hotel is transferred to our compost. From this, we extract fertile soil that is used to maintain our beautiful surrounding hotel garden.Our hotel is blessed to be surrounded by the most pristine natural landscapes of the Dominican Republic. We, at Hotel el Quemaito, are just doing our part to preserve it. ... more   less 
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