This lovely little "Bed & Breakfast" or Hotel is located right in the Center of the Zonal Colonial. All the sights in the Zonal Colonial are easily accesible on foot.
I arrived on Dec. 25th and was greeted by the Haitian weekend manager, who fortunately also spoke French as my Spanish is very limited. I booked the Hotel Room online and had to only procure a printed invoice as proof (no ID was checked!)
The Hotel is housed in a 500 year old building and has a small Pool surrounded by the hotel rooms. There is also a a roofdeck with a Jacuzzi. It is very beautiful but impossible to have a conversation at night in the courtyard without waking everyone up. It seemed to have been renovated 10 years ago and might be due to for a touchup. Breakfast was rustic but good, fruits, toast, scrambled eggs with ham and good Dominican Coffee.
Internet was FREE WIFI and TV had international channels. The only major downside was no hot water on the first day there. Wakes you right up.
All in all, pretty original place to stay in the Center of the Zonal Colonial.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A large lobby and spacious dining rooms await visitors, crowned by 20 feet high ceilings featuring original mahogany beans encased in massive colonial walls. Cool off from shopping and musueum jaunts with a relaxing dip in the pool and jacuzzi. Drink a cocktail in the private garden patio under a century old mango tree. Fifteen rooms and suites equipped with the latest amenities welcome the modern traveler, on business or leisure. Walking distance around Hotel Dona Elvira, discover the delightful historical ambiance and stately beauty of the Zona Colonial of Santo Domingo with its landmarks, sidewalk cafes, elegant restaurants, night clubs and cultural events. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dona Elvira Hotel
- Dona Elvira Santo Domingo