Occidental El Embajador

4 stars
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Hotel Overview

3.8/5

Overall score

80%

Would recommend

Amenities:
3.7
Cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.8
World class luxury with Caribbean flair near bustling Santo Domingo
Conveniently situated near Santo Domingo’s bustling commercial and business districts, the elegant Occidental El Embajador offers world class service with Caribbean flair. Surrounded by lush, tropical gardens in a residential neighborhood, the hotel is minutes from shopping and historic attractions. Luxurious hotel facilities include a fitness center, spa, casino and outdoor pool. Guests sip refreshing cocktails at the poolside and Colonial Bar, and dine at two on-site restaurants. Royal Club privileges include business services and private dining.
Highlights
  • Casino, spa and fitness center
  • Conference facilities accommodate up to 650 people
  • Royal Club offers superior amenities

Rooms
The Occidental El Embajador features 286 spacious guest rooms with classic, elegant furnishings. Large balconies enjoy stunning views of lush gardens, the city or Caribbean Sea. Royal Club luxury rooms on the 7th and 8th floors enjoy superior amenities with exclusive private elevator access and reception, business center services and private dining.

 

Features
The 4-star Occidental El Embajador is located in lush, tropical gardens near Santo Domingo's bustling commercial, business and shopping districts. A vibrant array of historical, shopping, dining and dancing adventures are nearby. World class golf, fishing, sailing, snorkeling, horse riding and tennis are available. The luxurious hotel facilities include a casino, fitness center, outdoor pool and spa. Guests enjoy tropical cocktails and international brands at the poolside or Colonial Bar, or dine in elegant splendor at the two gourmet restaurants, The Embassy Club and Los Porches. The 5-star Royal Club boutique hotel on the 7th and 8th floors offers luxury, VIP accommodations with an independent reception, private concierge, secretarial services, private dining areas, complimentary Wi-Fi and an international library.

 

 

Transportation
  • Las Americas International Airport (14.9 mi/24 km)
  • Hotel shuttle
Attractions
  • Mercado Modelo (0.2 mi/0.4 km)
  • National Palace (0.4 mi/0.7 km)
  • Cathedral Primada de America (1.3 mi/2 km)
Business
  • Meeting rooms accommodate up to 650 people
  • Flexible indoor and outdoor event and function space
  • Audio/visual equipment (fees apply)
  • Banquet facilities

Occidental El Embajador Rooms

Superior Deluxe Room
Our newly renovated rooms offer a King size bed or 2 Queen beds with views of the garden, city, and Caribbean sea. Air conditioning; Full bathrooms; Mini Bar ($); Safety deposit box; Central heating; Satellite TV; Pay-per-view movies & games; Telephone and internet connection; Free Wi-fi in the rooms and areas of the Hotel; Complete bathroom hair dryer; Iron and ironing board; 24 hr. room Service; Working desk with ergonomic chair, radio with alarm and IPod connector.
Club El Embajador
Executive Floor with lounge, TV, bar, internet stations (free internet), tea & coffee throughout the day, business services available
Royal Club Rooms
Exclusive club like atmosphere with own check-in/checkout;pillow menu, CD player, basket of fruits upon check-in, lounge with TV, bar, internet stations (free internet), tea & coffee throughout the day,business services available

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Casino
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Accessible parking
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled

Hotel Map

18.4551 -69.933
Area served
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Nearby airports
Santo Domingo International Airport
Area description
Local attractions include museums, shopping, and historical sites.

Nearby points of interest

  • Columbus Lighthouse Monument: 3.2 mi
  • Cathedral of Santa Maria: 3.4 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The hotel offers 4 meeting rooms for all kinds of events: Gran Embajador - 6708 square feets (can be divide into three rooms with 2061, 2214 and 2433 square feets). Gran Consular - 1941 square feets (can be devide into two rooms of 474 and 1467 square feets). Canciller - 1963 square feets. The Garden Tent 7535 square feets.

Dining

Cru Tapas & Wine Bar
Serving spanish style tapas and a wide selection of international wines.
El Jardin del Embajador
Exquisite a la carte dining. Award winning international gourmet cuisine.
Los Porches
Serving breakfast buffet, lunch and dinner featuring salads and grilled specialities.
Las Cotorras Bar
Enjoy casual drinks outside the garden bar front of pool.
Lobby Bar
Lobby Bar with select international drinks, wine and coffee.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (59)

Ratings and reviews for Occidental El Embajador

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
59 out of 59
Amenities:
3.7
Cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.8

80% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Traveller CdC
Business
Miami, Florida
Oct 28, 2012

Reasonable hotel in Santo Domingo.

Good hotel but service is not exceptional. Location very good and gardens beautiful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
princess13
Business
nyc
Apr 10, 2013

nice but ....

The hotel was nice just very expensive breakfast is not included room service food great! The staff Wonderful my only complaint is the price...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

ROOMSERVICE

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Review of Occidental El Embajador

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Nackie
Business
Freeport, Bahamas
Aug 10, 2013

Average getaway

Staff very freindly and helpful. Beds were lumpy, but other than that it was okay. Room service was excellent and the wait was short. Breakfast buffet was awesome.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Occidental El Embajador

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Fort Lauderdale, FL
May 15, 2007

Surprise Charges

This is not a double occupancy hotel. When you rent the room not per person, you need to pay extra for each other person than yourself. I had to pay for my husband. IT WAS HOTEL POLICY. Nevertheless , the hotel was clean and well kept and the staff were very curtious. However I will never stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Tony Romas Restaurant

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Review of Occidental El Embajador

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
SAN JUAN, PR
Mar 8, 2010

WELL LOCATED

ROOMS ARE A LITTLE OLD LOCATION EXCELLENT THINGS TO DO SHORT WALK FROM HOTEL

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Occidental El Embajador

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Hartford, CT
Apr 9, 2008

Room Disappointing

It may have been a unique experience but my room's furniture was somewhere between damp / soaking wet. It clearly was not ready for a guest when I was given this particular room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
pap,ht
Jun 29, 2011

stay at el ambajador

stayed mostly between the room and next to the pool. The sport room is not well equiped. Many times there was some kind of odor in the ways to the rooms. The beds were not confortable enough. The tv set was too small and the remote control not easy to operate. Nothing to say bad about the service (always did their best to accomodate our needs), even though they could find a simpler system to control the parking stays. The breakfast was good and well diversified. There was a wedding party that lasted untill 4a.m. that prevented members of my family to sleep : this means the party area is not sound proof for the rooms. The building needs a lift, so does the rooms' interiors.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

blue mall on churchill ave is a must.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Ft lauderdale FL
Jul 12, 2010

Its for the birds....

There was a funny smell along the hallways. Also if you are trying to sleep before 10:30pm forget about it! There is a swarm of birds outside that keep making noise until about that time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
miami Fl
Sep 21, 2009

too quiet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

was searching in the net, and see the recomendations

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Occidental El Embajador

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DR baseball
Business
Texas
Jan 15, 2014

Nice

Staff was very nice. We plan in staying again in Feb.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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