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“Fabulous, quiet, clean, perfecto hotelito!”
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NEPTUNO'S REFUGIO
Ranked #8 of 18 Hotels in Boca Chica
Toronto, Canada
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“Fabulous, quiet, clean, perfecto hotelito!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2012

This hotel is one of the best places to stay in Boca Chica! It is removed from the loud beach area and is well-kept, clean, quiet and the perfect retreat after a long day in the sun on the beach!

Rooms: You can either have a room or an apartment. The apartments are your best bet, they are spacious and have a full kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and balcony. It is nice to have breakfast outside on the balcony!

Pool: The pool is small, but every time we were there we had it to ourselves!

Beach: The hotel is about a 15 walk to the beach - Boca Chica is small, everything is a 15 min walk away!

I would recommend this hotel to singles, couples, and families. Really, anyone would be happy here!

I have not eaten at the restaurant, it is only open for breakfast (and maybe lunch?) - there are lots of places in town to eat -- Italian restaurants, Dominican restaurants etc.

Tip: There is a Punto Iltalia (Italian food shoppe) in the main town, it has great meat, cheeses and bread to make picnics for the beach!

Tip: The apartments have a full fridge so you can buy water, drinks, beer etc in town for cheaper and store them in the fridge!

Room Tip: The apartments are the best deal, the balconies are fabulous!
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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  • Cleanliness
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Miami, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2011

This was a great place to stay as it's a bit off the beaten path and right near three amazing (if not expensive) restaurants! The room was nice and clean and the internet worked very well. It's not on the beach but you can walk over quickly and easily. The beach was a bit overwhelming as you have to find a restaurant to cling to if you wanna sit in a beach chair so I am not sure I would return to boca chica although it was very pretty - just crowded. If I do go back, would definitely stay here again as it's cheap and in a good, quiet location. The staff is quiet, but friendly.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2011

The rooms are clean, a bit worn out. Quite location, close to great restaurants, walkin distance form the beach area. About the prices: if you pay with a credit card they charge you an extra 16% (not told at reservation) and they also offered breakfast included on the price but next day said it wasn't include. Also drinks in minibar will be charged 3 times of their real cost, supposed to be included in price too! And I might say I am local so it was not a misunderstanding!!!

  • Stayed July 2011
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2010

I booked a room in this hotel based on the positive reviews here and was unfortunately very disappointed.

Here are my main points:

1. The hotel is _really_ far from everywhere. To get to the main street (Av. Duarte) where most of the restaurants are it will take you a good 10-15 min walk and you won't be able to take any moto taxis because there just aren't any anywhere near the hotel.

2. The receptionist claimed that the rooms have AC and wi-fi. It turned out that the AC only works after 8pm and not during the day when it is very hot. The internet barely worked in the room (room #2 on the first floor) and to get a connection I had to go out to the "balcony", which is btw not covered with anything and if it is raining, you are basically screwed.

3. The sheets had two reddish stains (blood?!) and a hair. Imagine how pleasant it was to sleep in such a bed.

4. The receptionist explicitly told me the day I checked in that the breakfast was included in the price. The next morning when my girlfriend and I went to get our breakfast we were proposed to pay for it. I protested to that same receptionist and she claimed that never told me that the breakfast was included!! That was absolutely ridiculous, so I asked to speak to the owner. It turned out that the owner did not speak any English (just as all other staff members but one) and had to rely on the translation of the same receptionist who no doubt spinned everything in her own favor. After several minutes of arguing the owner proposed to give us one (!) continental breakfast. I was completely appalled by that attitude we just checked out and moved to a different hotel.

Overall, a terrible experience. I would never recommend anyone to stay at this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2009

I recently stayed here for two nights after a business trip in Santo Domingo. The staff is friendly and helpful, and the hotel is very clean. While not a fancy hotel, it is a great value. The interior patio and small pool are very nice - they look nicer in person than in the pictures. The Neptuno's Restaurant right across the street has amazing ambience and good food (though a bit overpriced). I would recommend this hotel to anyone who is looking for a nice, moderately priced, accomodation in Boca Chica. Of course I wouldn't recommend going to Boca Chica in the first place, but it is a fine spot if you need to stay close to Santo Domingo or the airport, which was my situation.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled solo
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Additional Information about NEPTUNO'S REFUGIO

Property: NEPTUNO'S REFUGIO
Address: Duarte 17, Boca Chica 15700, Dominican Republic
Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Santo Domingo Province > Boca Chica
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 18 Hotels in Boca Chica
Price range (per night): $68 - $117
Hotel Class:3 star — NEPTUNO'S REFUGIO 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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