$95 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Apr 2, 2015 Check-out: Apr 5, 2015

Occidental El Embajador

4 stars
View map of Avenida Sarasota #65, Santo Domingo,

Hotel Overview

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

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Queens, NY
Aug 27, 2009

nice elegant hotel

The staff needs to give better explanation of things that you ask such as parking, directions, etc... but they did help. The casino seemed a little run down and not anything grand. We got lost getting to the hotel from the airport de las americas. Other than that, there are a number of restaurants in the surrounding area, I liked Il Capo and the Cave restaurant. I liked the pool and the restaurant at the hotel and therooms were nice and clean and quiet. Not opulent, but definately elegant : )

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

don't go through the middle streets or avenues to get to and from the hotel to the colonial part of the city or the airport, try the outskirts better or you will be stuck in major traffice for hours.

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Review of Occidental El Embajador

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nature is worth it
Business
New York
Jul 22, 2010

Strongly recommended

I travel regularly to Santo Domingo and this was among the best of hotels for the price that I have yet visited. Nice historical value, solid exercise facilities, huge olympic sized pool (or so), great gym, plus the rare Hispaniolan Parakeets that nest in the trees in the parking lot. Come to the parking lot between 7 and 9 pm to hear the parakeets go bananas with all their calling. Shoot, the balconies that nearly all of the rooms have makes the stay worthwhile. Great views in all directions. Only critiques: the pool was not as clean as I would have liked and came away with some swimmers itch after each use, plus the air conditioning is difficult to control in your rooms as the controls are unclear.

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

Business

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Review of Occidental El Embajador

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
n.y,n.y.
May 28, 2009

Great stay for price

great room service, spotless rooms, comfortable bed,the only thing missing was free breakfast!!

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

Business

Entertainment tip: In Hotel

Casino on the premises

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Review of Occidental El Embajador

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Phoenix, AZ
Feb 2, 2010

Occidental stay

Staff was very helpful and bi-lingual!

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

Business

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Review of Occidental El Embajador

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Haiti and beyond
Business
Thomassique, Haiti (and Colorado, USA)
Jan 15, 2011

Clean, friendly, GREAT service

A short stay (just one night), but quite nice. Excellent service (good English speaking), clean.... overall a good experience. Seems like a good value.

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

Business

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Review of Occidental El Embajador

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dakini11
Business
Miami
Aug 3, 2014

Lovely place

The hotel is beautiful, lovely grounds, good food and comfortable room. We have been there twice and would go again.

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

Business

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Review of Occidental El Embajador

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Chato 77
Business
santiago Dominican Republic
Oct 6, 2014

It was OK, but no breakfast.

It was OK, but once there, they told me that for that special fee, breakfast was not included. I wasn't expecting that. Overall staff very nice; swimming pool is excellent.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

La libanesa Arabic food

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Review of Occidental El Embajador

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
bawags
Business
plantation
Dec 29, 2014

Nice location and entertainment awaits in lobby

It was all good. The casino was active and the hotel was in a great location. The immediate downtown area was clean and there are plenty of shops and local pubs within walking distance. Be careful driving at night, the police look for tourists to pull over and hold up until they get a pay-off. Wear your seat belt, I got pulled over twice within 15 minutes...$20/each stop.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Get out. A rolling stone gathers no moss. Boca Chica is a nice day trip, as is La Romana.

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Review of Occidental El Embajador

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
bawags
Business
plantation
Dec 16, 2014

Nice location and entertainment awaits in lobby

It was all good. The casino was active and the hotel was in a great location. The immediate downtown area was clean and there are plenty of shops and local pubs within walking distance. Be careful driving at night, the police look for tourists to pull over and hold up until they get a pay-off. Wear your seat belt, I got pulled over twice within 15 minutes...$20/each stop.

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

Business

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Review of Occidental El Embajador

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nick
Business
N/A
Feb 4, 2015

Business trip

relatively old fashioned. Great breakfast Buffett.

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

Business

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