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“An oasis of beauty.”
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Hotel El Magnifico
Reviewed 27 November 2010

We stayed here for five nights with our three children. The grounds are beautiful, the best I saw in the area. Our penthouse was spacious and very clean. Although the beach right in front of the hotel is not good for swimming, our boys enjoyed messing around in the tidal pools and looking for coral and shells. Bianca and her staff at the front desk were super friendly and helpful. They arranged some tours for us and got taxis for us. One day we ordered a typical dominican meal along with the staff and it was our best meal in the DR. It was super cheap and I wish we had ordered it every day, but we got it our last day there. The town of Cabarete,especially the main road, is a little rough, but it is a third world country, so there are certain expectations. El Magnifico was the best part of our stay. P.S. The mattresses were very firm and comfortable.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 November 2010

I stayed here for 4 nights in May-sorry for delay writing-Got this recommendation from a friend. I was truly blown away. This is more like an apartment than hotel room, large living area-seperated bedroom-ocean view. Grocery store just a 3 minute walk away, centro Cabarete is about a 10-15 minute walk or 3-4 via moto. Bianc and staff are great- I booked here again for next month-this time I have the Presidential Penthouse-cant wait!!

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 September 2010

I really don't know if I have anything negative at all to say about our experience. First of all - the property is beautiful. Right on the beach, yet with enough beautiful foliage to give privacy to guests in their rooms (and at the pool and hot tubs). The staff was very friendly and helpful! With everything. And you CANNOT beat the value. We stayed in the Royal Suite which was VERRRRY affordable and absolutely massive. Really one of the better layouts of a hotel room I've ever stayed in - and wonderfully spacious. My other favorite part about Hotel Magnifico was that, while right on the beach, it is close enough to the main part of town and strip of bars and restaurants without being TOO close. Never a concern that drunken tourists were going to be loud right outside your door, yet still close enough that it was a very easy convenient 5 minute walk along the beach to get to the main hub of Cabarete. All in all - we had a wonderful experience at Hotel Magnifico, and will most definitely be returning. (My only regret is that I didn't get to stay longer!)

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 July 2010

Suberb surrundings.Clean.Well desinged buildings.Spectacular gardens.We have stayed there 4 times in 3 years.A must.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 March 2010

My Husband and I stayed for 3 weeks at El Magnifico and could not have been happier with our stay ! The staff especially Lisa, Bianca and Carlos are terrific people who do whatever they can to make your stay more enjoyable.
Our Royal Suite was great in Building 5. Kitchen facilities are great although a microwave would have been nice to have. Not that we cooked that much but to have the option would have been wonderful. We found lobster for sale near Janet's Supermarket and did have a pretty wonderful lunch the last day our friends were with us. They had the adjoining room so we had the whole second floor to ourselves. We used the hot tub at Building 6 everynite and it was fantastic.
I would highly recommend the El Magnifico for its relaxed garden paradise setting. The staff is very friendly and professional. It is not a party place which is exactly what we wanted. If you want to party just go to the beach restaurants and bars and enjoy.
We will definetly be back next year! Our friends loved the place also
Ola!

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 November 2009

Spent our Honeymoon in El Magnifico Building #6, 3rd Floor. Unbelievable. Modern. Four Balconies and a rooftop deck. It was amazing. Right on the beach. We had the beach to ourselves because it was September and the off-season. I'd recommend this place again and again. The main drag of the town is about a ten minute walk and there are a few really good restaurants, the best of which is Celina's (breakfast and lunch.) The service at the hotel was great, but it's not a hotel with a restaurant. There's a grocery store around the corner. Anything we wanted to do was taken care of through the front desk. Found it through Sunny Villa Holidays.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 January 2009

This was my husband's fourth trip to Cabarete. He had previously stayed in other accommodation but we wanted somewhere special....and we were not disappointed by El Magnifico. When we first arrived they were a little surprised to see us. The booking we had made had not been transferred into their ledger, we had our confirmation email (sent a good 6 months before) and the girl at the desk soon found us on a post-it note in the back. We had been quite picky about our room when we booked and were offered a suite for a day or two until one of the rooms we had requested was free. The suite was huge and comfortable although I preferred the room we subsequently moved into: ocean views, lovely gardens, balcony, more than spacious room and comfortable bed. The shower was also a hit; enormous and refreshing. The hot tub was a stone's throw from our room. Several evenings spent there pre- dinner watching the lizards as the sun went down. The staff, from guards to gardeners, receptionist to chamber maids, were friendly and unobtrusive. Only down side was when a noisy group of lads moved in next door, but a word from the owner the next day sorted them out.
The walk to town along the beach was beautiful although we enjoyed the great sights on the street; guy transporting a large lawnmower on his motorbike was a favourite.
Club Mistral is really close and does great windsurf lessons and hire. Ollie and Sweetie who run it are very laid back.
We also loved breakfasting with the fat dogs who snoozed on the tiles in the morning and wobbled off to the beach in the evening.

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled as a couple
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Address: Calle del Cementerio, Cabarete, Dominican Republic
Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Puerto Plata Province > Cabarete
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 48 Speciality Lodging in Cabarete
Price Range: $105 - $138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel El Magnifico 2.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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