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“Excellence in management and character for the ambiance this is a must on Hispaniola.”

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Casa Colonial Beach & Spa
Ranked #4 of 39 Hotels in Puerto Plata
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“Excellence in management and character for the ambiance this is a must on Hispaniola.”
Reviewed 5 April 2012

we were 5 family member for a birthday and spend 2 days. the all experience was exceptional.
Very professional and attentive service, food was superior and original, we have 3 junior suites they are very comfortable, spacious and well equipped.
The ground and the beach are manicured and tropical looking.
The all ambiance is chic without any short fall in elegance and good taste.
I will go back every time I have the opportunity this is so relaxing and you are so pampered .
the best yet.

Room Tip: Junior suites are very nice and the quality price ratio very nice I prefer first floor than ground l...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 April 2012

My girlfriend and I spent six nights at the hotel, and we enjoyed our time. The staff was courteous and prompt, although the servers and maids spoke poor English and miscommunications were not infrequent. The maids did an exceptionally nice job with twice-daily sprucing up.

The hotel and its grounds were lovely and well maintained. The guest rooms and bathrooms are spacious. The beach was our favorite spot, with comfortable lounge chairs and staff on hand to take drink and food orders. The rooftop pool and four hot-tubs were great for to relaxing and grabbing a drink or some food.

Now for the negatives. The hotel is surrounded by cut-rate all-inclusive resorts that serve a distinctly different clientele than the Casa Colonial. There are no decent food options outside the hotel. Given the lack of options outside the hotel, it's unfortunate that guests must dine at Lucia, the on-site restaurant that the owners have attempted to fashion into an upscale dinner spot. Be warned: the chef drowns the food in an unspeakable quantity of garlic. The food is more reliable at the other restaurant, Veranda, which is unfortunately only open for breakfast and dinner. While on the beach, vendors pestered us constantly, which is common in the Caribbean but still irritating. The water quality was poor, because the hotel sits on a small inlet polluted by jetskis and fishing boats. As for other amenities, the gym was adequate for light lifting and cardio, although the machines could use an update.

The verdict: a good weekend getaway. For our next week-long vacation in the Dominican Republic, we'll go to Punta Cana or Casa de Campo.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 April 2012

If you are looking for a get away that delivers on every level look no further. Casa Colonial is one of the best small hotels we have ever stayed at. We recently celebrate my husband's signficiant birthday at CC and had invited 12 friends to share the celebration. All twelve are world travellers and all of left promising we'd be back the first opportunity we could.

The friendly service, wonderfully comfortable rooms (the junior suites opening onto the beach are terrific if you like to drift off to sleep with the sound of the ocean through the open doors...yes, you can sleep with the doors open, there's a 24 hour beach watch) the overall ambiance and the lovely spa are all world class. I could not fault one thing about our stay or the property.

My sense is this is the type of place you arrive, unpack your bags and never leave the property...there is no reason to! We will be back at every opportunity.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

I stayed here for a few days before boarding a dive boat for a week. It is utterly fabulous. First class everything in both ambiance and customer service, from the room, to the food (good vegetarian options), the views, and the spa. I will be back!

Room Tip: I had an ocean view Junior Suite. . . booked through Expedia and got a very good discount.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 25 March 2012

I am late to post a review as I was there in early January. The weather had been rainy, but excluding our first day, it was beautiful. I think that we got lucky. Not really knowing much about the resort, I booked a Junior Suite with Lanai on the first floor Ocean view. The room was Very nice,but a little small. We asked to upgrade rooms and they were very accommodating and offered us a 2 room suite for a nominal up-charge. To me it was worth it. We also booked the "romance package", I also felt this was a good value and having them pick you up at the airport as a VIP and expedite your customs clearing in a private lounge was GREAT!!! Never experienced anything like this before. As far as the restaurant, we did enjoy Lucia BUT it was very expensive and found the menu to be somewhat limited. After 4 nights my wife and I ordered different things, we felt like we had exhausted the menu. The other restaurant on site was very good and a good alternative. I loved the fish taco's and chicken sandwich. Service on every end was fabulous. Definitely a world class destination. You truly feel like you are the only one at the resort. The spa was very nice, but my wife felt like she got the short end on her massage but I enjoyed mine. She likes a deep massage and she got a light rubdown.
As part of the romance package, we had dinner from Lucia served on the beach.... what a special evening. The night was unforgettable as we got back to our room. WE were welcomed with votive candles on the floor with rose petals leading through the bedroom to the bathtub that was filled with a bubble bath with rose petals. Truly one of the most romantic experiences of my life!! Oh, one more thing, the beds were heavenly!!!
What else can be said... truly a magical place for a Honeymoon that we will always remember!

Room Tip: We did oceanfront, but don't feel that the courtyard rooms would be a disappointment.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Casa Colonial Beach & Spa
Address: Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Puerto Plata Province > Puerto Plata
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Plata
#2 Business Hotel in Puerto Plata
#4 Luxury Hotel in Puerto Plata
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Plata
#5 Family Hotel in Puerto Plata
Price range (per night): $324 - $618
Hotel Class:5 star — Casa Colonial Beach & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the exotic north coast of the Dominican Republic and directly on the crystal water, Casa Colonial Beach & Spa is the ultimate, world-class resort. ... more   less 
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