Coco Boutique Hotel is one of the family hotels that have good reputation among expats who want to be close to Zona Colonial but still have the tranquility of a suburb. The hotel is located about 3-minutes from calle El Conde and in close proximity to some of the sights of the Old Town.
The hotel has 4 rooms and they're all decorated with different themes: morning dew, black vanilla, silver musk and eastern spice. Breakfast is included in the rate and according to those who've stayed at the hotel it's composed of freshly cut fruit, bread, cold cuts, cheese and Dominican coffee. At the moment of my writing the room rates are 80US for a single room and 100US for a double room.
Unique Quality: They seem to combine some of the amenities found in 4 and 5-star hotels but with the price of a B&B. Among their services offered (but not necessarily included in the price) are babysitting, pick up at the port or the airport, international newspapers, concierge and wifi internet. The facilities included in the price are Egyptian cotton towels, glycerin hand-made soaps, a/c, breakfast, full length mirror, hair dryer, and others that you can see on the link below.
Directions: Between calle Las Damas and Isabel la Católica.
My name is Jason.
I am travelling to the Dominican Republic in the near of future.
I shall be staying in the resort called Sosua, but I want to check out how the locals live.
My questions include:
1) Is it easy to get to Santo Domingo from Sosua?
2) Are there buses trains etc from Sosua to anywhere else?
3) Does anybody know a good bed & breakfast in Santo Domingo or any other largish town?
4) what is there to do besides get drunk on the beach?
Thanx in advance
From Santo Domingo (SD) to Sosúa it takes 4.5 to 5 hours by first class bus with Caribe Tours (www.caribetours.com.do), this bus stops in various major cities.
From Sosúa I think you need to go back to Puerto Plata (PP, 40 minutes to 1 hour) to go somewhere else, but I'm not 100% sure. This trip can be done either with first class buses or with local ones.
We don't have trains yet :)
I used to live in SD so I don't have first hand's experience with accommodations there, and I don't know a B&B as such but there's plenty of budget and boutique hotels that can provide the same facilities as a B&B, for instance: Coco Boutique Hotel, Hotel La Residencia, Apartahotel Condo-Parque. In Sosúa I only know of Rocky's Bar & Hotel (http://www.rockysbar.com/).
What to do in Sosua? Well you can visit the Jewish Museum, or take a day trip to PP and go to El Malecón, Fort San Felipe, Amber Museum...a longer day trip would be to Santiago and go to El Monumento and visit the museums, or you could even visit Damajagua Falls (www.27charcos.com). It all depends on what you like, wanna do and can afford and how long you're staying there.
Thank-You for your input.
I am looking forward to having a wonderful time!
Don't mention it and if you need more answers, don't hesitate to contact me either here or by VT mail.
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