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Hotel La Casona Dorada
Ranked #67 of 79 Hotels in Santo Domingo
Reviewed 27 April 2015

Disappointing is the summary. It is well located, rooms and bathroom have good spacing and the pool is quite ok, to start saying the positive aspects.
But the attention, from the reception to the guards, can be definitively be improved. It looks old and rusty, and every corner you look will validate that, it calls for urgent and deep maintenance. The breakfast is ok, but I recommend lunch and dinner at any place outside, the area has plenty of options. The air conditioner, never conditioned anything… it was only a cool fan.
Is kind of sad to see such a cool place, feel the fame and historic legacy, but lack of quality!

Room Tip: make sure the compressor of the AC works.
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  • Stayed: April 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 October 2014

Was in the Santo Domingo for the weekend. Chose this place because of location and modest price. I'm partial to the Gazcue section and this place is right off the corner of Ave Independencia!
This place has always seem to be an enigma, because the location is great! Yet, not well regarded or reviewed! Perhaps because of a haunting bad review from years ago!!!
Hotel is fairly big. Staff is so-so and perhaps in need of customer service training! They're not bad but lack enthusiasm. My room was on the newer side. Small, but clean with well fuctioning a/c and refrigerator and antiquated room safe! Good wi-fi! The door locks seem to be ancient and initially difficult to manuever!
My only gripe was the bed was too small and it was wedged between two nitetables! One turnover in bed during sleep guarantees contact with an end table! So sleep stationary!
For the hotel to "Include free breakfast" as a perk to your stay is insulting! It is sooo unappealing it dissuades you from ever attempting to eat anything else at the Hotel!! They allegedly have a restaurant there! Plus, my favorite eatery "Villa Hermanos" is literally one block away!
If you are on a budget, This is the place to stay. Jaragua casino (when reopened) about 3 blocks away. Zona Colonial about 15 min walk. Adult clubs 1 block away! Manolo's restaurant 3 blks!
Hadn't been in this area for 6 yrs and the street climate at nite seems to be a little more scarier (or i have grown older and more paranoid) So any walk at night, solo, longer than 2 blocks. i would say unadvisable!
Overall a good place for a short stay!

  • Stayed: October 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

This small hotel is in a good location: gazcue neighborhood and in the independence street, easy to find.

Pool is small, rooms are ok.

My complaint is about food. They serve you they self in small portion. I asked the waiter to give a little bit more, just smile and nothing else.

Wifi connection is great: 6mb download and 2mb upload.

  • Stayed: August 2014
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

The rooms are in very bad conditions, dirty, with mold, no mini-bar, and they smell bad of course. The swimming pool is very small and not so clean kept. No elevators. The hotel is very old and not well conserved. Service is terrible in general. They only have soap in bathrooms, no shampoo or conditioner. TV is ok. Air Condition is ok. Phone is ok. Wifi is so so. Forget about room service. Nothing is true according for what they sell for in fliers and websites.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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2  Thank sandrodelacuesta
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Reviewed 22 May 2013

If you are on a budget, this is a safe, economical hotel. But be aware it is a 20 minute walk from the Colonial center, partly through questionable streets that aren't safe at night. There are always taxis near by so you don't need to take the risk.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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3  Thank YodaGuy
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Additional Information about Hotel La Casona Dorada

Address: Av. Independencia No 255 | Esq. Osvaldo Báez, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Santo Domingo Province > Santo Domingo > Gazcue
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #67 of 79 Hotels in Santo Domingo
Price Range: ₹ 3,503 - ₹ 6,422 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel La Casona Dorada 3*
Number of rooms: 70
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