I, too, was initially impressed that Santo Domingo now has a Gay guest house as an alternative to the Duque de Wellington. I was disappointed from the time I walked in. Nobody was on the desk who spoke English. Finally someone was located who could help me. There was no record of the reservation I made four months earlier. Additionally, I was told that the type of room I wanted was not available, yet, during the three days I stayed there, a room was vacant of the type I wanted. One of the staff members exhibited a tremendous attitude. He was not helpful at ALL with scoping out the Gay scene in Santo Domingo. I finally gave up and moved to the Duque de Wellington for the rest of my stay. I do not recommend the Casa de Monaga unless they improve their customer relations. To be honest, the Latino and black customers (I assume they were customers) were treated favorably (from what I could observe) but the white guys like me were looked down upon. I do not appreciate this at all.