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El Beaterio Casa Museo

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Dayton, Ohio
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were so pleased when we saw this in person. We parked our car right out front and the room we were given was very cosy. The staff were very helpful and accommodating with any questions we had. Gave us directions to a good place to eat and told us where to go to see things. We felt very safe...

Thank ireland76
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We greatly enjoyed staying at El Beaterio. This picture perfect hotel in located across from the park and a walk away from all the sights you want to visit in La Zona Colonial. The staff is very welcoming and thee rooms are super cozy. They have the most beautiful patio and rooftop area. We cant wait to stay again at...

Thank Victor N
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Reviewed 14 September 2016

El Beaterio is an elegant, understated, and extremely affordable oasis in the historic center of Santo Domingo. A restored convent, the stone walls, interior courtyard, and period furnishings lend a historic note to anyone's stay. The location is ideal, the the personnel are hospitable and helpful. This is truly a wonderful, intimate hotel to which I plan to return.

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Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

So glad to have added four days to our trip to see Santo Domingo. The Zona Colonial is a feast for the historically curious and El Beaterio is ideally situated. Very nice staff and an amazing aura from this place. Rooms are lovely, air conditioning is great, the wrought iron furniture has character, the upstairs rooftop with small garden is...

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Reviewed 5 September 2016

On this visit i really wanted somewhere quiet where i could rest after a really long day. I regret not going for a couple of days because i really, really liked it. If you want to spend a couple of days visiting and learning the history of santo domingo then this place is perfect. I wish i stayed longer and...

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El Beaterio G, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Beaterio Casa Museo, responded to this review

Dear Denisse O, An oasis in the city, central yet private and peaceful: thank you very much for sharing our main distinctive feature so clearly on TripAdvisor. Be sure we will always try to outdo ourselves when serving you during your hopefully numerous future visits! Yours sincerely, María Elvira Giannetti Meg@elbeaterio.fr

North Carolina
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Honestly, I did not know where I was going to stay when I got to Santo Domingo, but after reviewing hotel choices, I knew I made the right choice by selecting El Beaterio. I...ABSOLUTELY...LOVE...MY Stay. I was so impressed by the history of the museum, as well as, the history and artifacts displayed inside of the hotel. The entire hotel...

2Thank preciousj1975
El Beaterio G, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Beaterio Casa Museo, responded to this review

Dear preciousj1975, Thank you so much for your very kind words that I will happily share with my team. We are more than happy to read that the history of our museum impressed you. We were recognized recently by the Ministry of Culture of Dominican Republic as the first museum hotel of the country, and for all of us is...

Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This was an amazing experience. The environment is special, the room is fine, and the location is safe and convenient for walking in the historic district. There are many opportunities to learn about the building and look at some of the collections on display. The breakfast is simple but good enough, and the staff are helpful, even speaking French and...

Thank Donna C
El Beaterio G, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Beaterio Casa Museo, responded to this review

Dear Donna C, Thank you so much for choosing our Casa Museo for your stay in Santo Domingo and for posting such an amazing review. Our museum was oficially recognized by the Ministry of Culture of Dominican Republic recently as the first museum hotel of the country, after an investigative work done with the museologist and archeologist teams of the...

Tunis, Tunisia
Reviewed 23 July 2016

An historical hotel with a good display of its various stories in both Spanish and English around the building. We'll located in the zona colonial, El Beaterio is beautifully preserved, with good prices for the area and quality. The rooms and bathrooms are small, however, reflecting the original nature of the plane - a home for monks! Service was good...

Thank MaliTaus
El Beaterio G, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Beaterio Casa Museo, responded to this review

Dear MaliTaus, All the team and I thank you for choosing our property for your stay in Santo Domingo. El Beaterio is the only museum-hotel in Dominican Republic, where we strive to provide an authentic dominican experience to each of our guests. In our house, builded in the year 1530, we do our best to preserve the austere elegance of...

Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

In early 16th. century, "Beatas" lived in this house, pious women, loyal to the Dominican order, devoted to serving people. They were not nuns and, therefore, not cloistered. The ruins were meticulously restored and transformed into a small boutique hotel in the 90's by its original owner, an Englishman, and in recent years sold to a Frenchman from one of...

2Thank Infinitegusto
Portland, United States
Reviewed 18 June 2016

My wife and I recently traveled to the DR and wanted to stay in the Zona Colonial in Santo Domingo. We booked El Beaterio and it was terrific! The hotel is in a carefully restored colonial building. The rooms open on a central courtyard--a great place for morning coffee. There's also a rooftop terrace that is a great place to...

Thank John L
El Beaterio G, Guest Relations Manager at El Beaterio Casa Museo, responded to this review

Dear John L., Thank you so much for choosing our Casa Museo for your stay in Santo Domingo and for sharing your enthusiasm on TripAdvisor! We are delighted to read that we could offer you an absolutely perfect experience in every aspect and truly hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in a near future. Yours sincerely, María...

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XVIth century old convent, El Beaterio witnesses the history of Santo Domingo for almost 500 years. Faithfully restored in keeping with the original charm and architecture of its period, this quaint and private hotel offers its guests a unique atmosphere of the inimitable Dominican art de vivre. Nested in the heart of the colonial city, El Beaterio offers eleven coquettish and sober rooms, laid out around a flowery colonial interior patio. Between its stone walls, it’s a peace oasis in the middle of a vibrant and enlivened city. Established in 1530 with the beatas given the task of collecting girls of all ages, Spanish and mixed race, lost on Earth». You’ll find out what a beaterio is, and you’ll learn about the religious figures responsible for its foundation in Santo Domingo. You’ll discover two residents of El Beaterio, Sor Leonor de Ovando and Dona Elvira de Mendoza, first poets of the New World. Since 1990 when UNESCO declared the Colonial City of Santo Domingo as “World Heritage Site”, El Beaterio is classified as “building of documental, historic and architectural value”. In 2016, El Beaterio is officially recognized as Dominican Republic’s first hotel-museum by the Ministry of Culture. ... more   less 

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Address: Calle Duarte No. 8 | Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo 10210, Dominican Republic
Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Santo Domingo Province > Santo Domingo > Zona Colonial
Price Range: $107 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — El Beaterio Casa Museo 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Santo Domingo
#3 Best Value Hotel in Santo Domingo
#7 Family Hotel in Santo Domingo
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“Rooms upstairs have better air circulation, if u don't want to use a/c”
 of 5 bubbles victorn985, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Everything is quiet and has a spanish terrance in the center like common area and on top on the 2nd floor they have an open terrance.”
 of 5 bubbles denisseo405, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room 6 is one of their larger rooms with a single and queen bed.”
 of 5 bubbles martinv501, 21 Mar 2016 | Read review
“First floors rooms have direct access to courtyard - could get slightly busy in courtyard.”
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“2nd floor rooms are better if you have light luggage”
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