Casas del XVI
What We Love
- Breakfast is included and is prepared by a private chef
- Located in Colonial City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- There’s a personal butler for each house
- Free valet parking
What To Know
- There are three individual houses on the property, and there are common areas but no hotel lobby as such
- Spacious guestrooms start at 320 square feet
- Opt to have breakfast in bed (or served al fresco in the leafy courtyard)
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
In the cosmopolitan city of Santo Domingo, a host of houses that once received 16th-century aristocrats now serve as a boutique hotel, welcoming guests to a divine homelike setting. Opened in March 2014, Casas del XVI has ten lavish guestrooms, each of which recaptures the essence of a bygone era with antiques and decor that combine Dominican, Spanish, African and Indian cultural influences. Vintage maps of early explorations and local artworks adorn walls, while Roman roofs, lanterns, colorful tiles and vaulted brick archways add to the charm. All rooms are a minimum of 313 square feet and brilliantly blend the old and new, with mother-of-pearl inlay furnishings, flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and Antica Farmacista products in the stylish, modern bathrooms. Guests can enjoy the open patio, courtyard and swimming pool as well.
In the Area
You can easily spend a day strolling around the Colonial City and exploring the numerous shops, sights and Latin, French and Italian restaurants. The first cathedral in the New World, Santa Maria la Menor (completed in 1541), is less than a 10-minute walk from Casas del XVI. The concierge can schedule excursions such as the “Ron Barcelo Sugar and Rum Experience” for an informative tour focused the Dominican Republic’s best-known spirit; or the “Flavors of the City Culinary Tour”, which offers a sampling of Santo Domingo’s finest restaurants; or a tour that includes a five-star dinner and dancing. For an unusual natural attraction, the Los Tres Ojos is a nearby park with caverns, trails and pools of turquoise water.
How to Get There
My boyfriend and I stayed here 3 days and had an unbelievable time. The hotel has some of the best decor and architecture I’ve ever seen. We were given a complimentary upgrade to a beautiful room. The food and drinks were delicious (highly recommend the mojitos made fresh from mint in their garden). The hotel was also very safe and we felt very comfortable our entire stay. Santos our butler was so accommodating and sweet and we really appreciated having him available at all times. We highly recommend you stay here on your trip to Santo Domingo! We will be returning
Secluded boutique hotel, outdoor swimming pool with warm water, personal butler, quiet, relaxing spot, right in the Colonial Neighborhood, walking distance from the center of Santo Domingo. I recommend .
Excellent location. I could walk everywhere in colonial town. I made beautiful pictures. Perfect service. Butler even walked me to the restaurant in the evening. Amazing breakfasts. Great bar. Beautiful atmosphere. Great english. Not heated pool.
If these words resonate, you have arrived. This is the anti standard hotel experience you find everywhere. . It’s a treat to enjoy the upgraded casas which comprise this property.
It is located in the « zona colonial » so makes the historic city easily walkable.
This is an elegant match with this UNESCO world heritage city.
A tour of the different casas is done on request.
A major spa is planned for a recently acquired mansion in the art nouveau style, not sure when but it will take some time to complete.
Far exceeded our expectations, which were very high to begin with.
Actually a collection of casas, smart but nothing special from the outside, but once you step through the door - wow!
Each suite is unique - we would have loved to spend each of the 3 nights in a different suite.
Service is impeccable, food very tasty and beautifully presented, proximity to the old city is ideal.
A great concept, I deserves to succeed and I hope it does.
We always travel to new places, but should we return to the DR, this is a must stay!!
Special thanks to our butler, Augusto, plus Yoel, Betania, Francheska, Joshua and all the staff