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Abraham Nuñez No.27, Boca Chica 15700 Dominican Republic
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#2 of 30 hotels in Boca Chica
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Hotel Zapata is located in Boca Chica on the South Coast of the Dominican Republic. It is a small, family-run hotel that sits directly on one of the best beaches in the Carribbean. Customer service and enabling of a true Dominican experience are the hotel's hallmarks. Features: Las Americas Airport pickup, private balconies, apartments, wireless internet access, on-site restaurant with complimentary breakfast, beach bar, private beach area with loungers, cabanas & food & beverage service.
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Property amenities
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Beach
Airport transportation
Non-smoking hotel
Sun umbrellas
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish

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71Somewhat walkable
Grade: 71 out of 100
13Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
0Attractionswithin 0.5 km
327Reviews17Q+A50Room tips
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Natillas355 wrote a review Jul 2022
Logrono, Spain117 contributions43 helpful votes
Simple hotel, perfect for the purpose of a few days' break... Well run, clean, and a perfect location. Private beach was great - about 15m from the incredible waters. Short walk (5 mins) from supermarket, pharmacy and restaurants on the main road, a stone's throw from others on the beach. Breakfast was fine - could be improved with a few little touches but still a great start to the day. Rooms cleaned thoroughly and towels changed every day. No problem. Room small but comfortable - bed fine, although pillows could be much better. All in all, great situation, friendly service with a wonderful beach!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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MYZ wrote a review Mar 2022
Milan, Italy104 contributions321 helpful votes
If you're looking for a perfect location on the beach, a spotlessly clean family hotel close to the city center, with beach bar, free umbrellas and sunbeds, security service h24 and a fresh breakfast included, you must book here. Great value for money!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Spsssss wrote a review Mar 2022
MILANO4 contributions4 helpful votes
Simple small hotel, spotlessly clean, in a perfect location, just in front of the beach with a private beach and just a few steps to shops and restaurants. Rooms with daily cleaning and changing of towels and tasty fresh breakfast served every morning. The only concern is about the shower with cold water... In other words, absolutely suggested!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Marley78160 wrote a review Feb 2022
Paris, France440 contributions132 helpful votes
While my corner room was fine, I got the parking lot noise from a bar/nightclub next door with motorcycles revving constantly during the night and into the wee hours of the morning. One of our group had a room on the street and said there were trucks passing by all night. Breakfast not great - little other than eggs, but staff friendly.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Jean-Charles d wrote a review Oct 2021
Dallas, Texas132 contributions59 helpful votes
Very nice hotel well maintained by friendly people. Bocca Chica is the only beach close to Santo Domingo. They are accessible via Uber. The public beach is not very clean but the water is clear and a lot a small fishes let us think it was not to polluted. We enjoyed swimming early morning. The hotel facilities are good and the fish they cooked for us was delicious.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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richj65 wrote a review Oct 2021
Chicago, Illinois1079 contributions231 helpful votes
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Being consistent in my past reviews I had to remove one star for the poor wifi. If I can not get internet in my room then it is unless. Great location of the ocean but the room was dated and small. Nice breakfast and the staff was very helpful. The bed was comfortable but the furniture needs to be updated.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Jay A wrote a review Mar 2020
Boston, Massachusetts5 contributions8 helpful votes
This has everything you can think of to make it the worst hotel ever: - US$170/night for the "suite". We had to fit 2 adults, 2 toddlers and an infant, so they gave us this double room (it's a single, large room, with a stove in one side, a little table stuck between the door and one of the beds). It has a tiny bathroom with a shower without a curtain and a door that doesn't close properly. - TV is useless: You cannot see anything, as they have not subscribed to ANY channels. - "Included breakfast": this is one of the major ripoffs of the entire deal. What they call "breakfast" is 2 hours of plain, white slices of bread in a large basket, a basket with some packets of jam and butter, and a large pitcher of juice. This, for everyone present in the breakfast area. If you ask for it, they will bring you some coffee and powder milk. We waited for over half an hour to get some breakfast and only when we lost our temper and pointed out the ripoff they brought us some cut bananas and pineapple. Of course, they said they did not have a toaster (so toasted bread is not happening). - Manager: a ghost entity. We never had the chance to talk to this person (even if it exists), despite trying for several days. - Refunds: despite having a receipt of payment (which they take in full in advance) that says NOTHING about not giving refunds, it's been weeks now that we expect a refund for the 2 nights we did not stay and they charged us for. Of course, they don't reply to our messages until we threaten to go to the police, and then it is only to say "we're sorry, but the manager is not available now". - Neighborhood: just needed to add this here (despite this not being the hotel's fault). Prostitutes accosting you everywhere, and a lot of people trying to force you to drive your car into their establishments, getting annoyed that you don't and kicking your car.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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yuni lopez wrote a review Feb 2020
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I visited the Dominican Republic & stayed at the Hotel Zapata in Boca Chica... I was very impressed with this hidden gem... staff made me feel very safe, treated me like a princess the entire 2 weeks, breakfast was good, very clean hotel, the beach was in the background & beautiful, good price, even went out of the hotel for walks without any incidents, I will recommend this hotel to all my family & friends...can't wait to go back & stay in the same hotel !!!! Maritza Perez
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Date of stay: January 2020
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williamd_us wrote a review Jan 2020
Cortland, New York352 contributions98 helpful votes
Reservation now done on WhatsApp. I wrote 5:30 am arrival, no problem with number of nights. Arrived to no record of my stay, a confused night watchman who finally got a room open, next morning one night added to reservation, manager wouldn't budge. Alone at breakfast and on buffet just 3 slices of baguette, 3 jam packs, and no butter. Third morning I said they forgot coffee milk, no milk in kitchen. Next morning still no milk. I complained. Milk arrived as I was finishing. Towel and t-shirt stolen on beach, staff said to not be on beach, only on gated grounds. (safety?) Unlike past, owners never present. Three mornings in row 40s male had breakfast with 20ish local girl, neither speaking other's language. Boca Chica now teeming with female prostitutes. Can't walk Main Street to dinner without cat calls, touchings, female visitors to my table while outdoor dining. Outdoor bar area always empty day and night. Tvs on patio never ever on. In past there was CNN going. Electrical outlet charred and on last night pop/flash as I plugged in blow dryer. Melted its plug and ruined, $25 loss. Website offers airport pick up, doesn't exist! Employees mostly Haitian immigrants- friendly, helpful, just limited by a clearly tight purse strings budget. Rooms and grounds clean. Main Street now closed to traffic evenings with seating in mid-street, yet restaurants empty with blaring music, other than Italian pizzeria and German sausage place. Prostitutes everywhere. WIFI and A/C fine.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Sandsculptureman wrote a review May 2019
Blandford, Massachusetts135 contributions44 helpful votes
The people who work here are very nice. The property is at best, adequate. It’s a place to sleep, not much more. I felt safe at the hotel and on the beach. The hotel is surrounded by a concrete wall with razor wire on top. They do their best to keep it clean. They are constantly sweeping and washing the floors. Beyond that I don’t know. I arrived way too early. About 6:00 AM. The security guard let me in to wait in the lobby. Luckily they let me check in at 8:00 AM. I booked an “ocean facing” room. The wording is important. It’s not an “ocean front”, or “Ocean view” room. You’re too far from the ocean for that and there are too many palm trees to see through. When I started looking at the room I couldn’t believe my eyes. First it is very old and in dire need of a remodel. Most important I saw what was either fresh rodent or bird droppings on the pillow. Directly above the pillow was a hole it the wall right at the peek of the ceiling. I could only imagine having things deposited on my face while sleeping. They were very nice and immediately got me another room. This one was a suite. (Room 41) A much larger room with no holes in the walls. What I didn’t realize at first is that the entire room smelled like raw sewage. I thought it might be coming in the window but they were all closed. I cranked up the AC the entire time I was there. It didn’t help. Two bath towels are standard. No hand towels and no facecloths. There are no dead bolts or chain locks on the doors. You cannot secure them from the inside except for the turn button on the door knob. Look at the pictures I’ve attached for the only way to lack your door. Free breakfast consisted of an omelet or an egg. If you wanted cheese in it you would pay $1 extra. You could have all the bread you want as well as juice and coffee. The area outside the hotel is very run down. Think of the worst slum you can imagine in the US and then multiply it by 10. It’s that bad. The taxi ride from the airport was scary. The driver gave me his phone so I could put the address in his GPS. even at that he had a hard time finding it. They keep the front door of the hotel locked 24/7 and for good reason. The beach is very small and dirty. It’s a shame because the water is crystal clear and you can walk out for about 1/4 mile and only be waist deep. No waves at all. There is a reef that eliminates any waves. Sunday is family day at the beach. I’ll expand on a separate review for Boca Chica Beach.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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PRICE RANGE
$56 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
zapata hotel santo domingo, zapata santo domingo
LOCATION
CaribbeanDominican RepublicSanto Domingo ProvinceBoca Chica
NUMBER OF ROOMS
22
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Zapata
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Zapata?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Zapata?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Zapata?
Yes, secured parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Zapata?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Terrazza, El Puerco Rosado Ristorante Italiano, and Sporting Club.
Does Hotel Zapata have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Zapata offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Zapata?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.