My husband and I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay. The accomodations are basic but decent. For the price and location, you can't expect fancy 5 star rooms. We ended up getting a room that over looked the river and it was definitely worth the extra money so you can enjoy the view and hear the water. When selecting a room online, get the premium rooms if possible. The rooms were clean and the cleaning staff very dedicated. There is also hot water in the rooms. The beds were comfortable and the nights were quiet so we got great nights sleep.
I wasn't wowed by the pool, but I also didn't use it since I much prefered to go down to the river and swim there. The river itself is extremely relaxing - whether you are laying on a lounge chair looking at it with a drink in hand, or swimming in the rapids. I would also say that the reclusive location of the hotel adds to the relaxing nature of the hotel. However, if you don't have a car, I could see the location being troublesome since you would always have to call a taxi or rent a motorcycle.
As for the food, we didn't eat anything for dinner here but the breakfasts were basic and decent so I have no complaints. The staff at the hotel spoke very very little English or French so if you don't speak Spanish, bring a translator app on your phone or a book so you can communicate. They were very handy when asking for directions to the waterfalls and hikes in the area if you wanted to get to those without a guide.
Overall, our stay at the Gran Jimenoa was the highlight of our 12 day trip to the Dominican and I highly recommend this hotel. I would definitely go back in a heartbeat.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Only eight minutes away from the town of Jarabacoa, surrounded by a spectacular natural environment with a magic mountain landscape of the river Jimenoa. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gran Jimenoa Hotel