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Hotel Conde de Penalba

Hotel Conde de Peñalba

Hotel Conde de Peñalba has been around for many years. This small hotel and restaurant are located across from Parque Colon and the oldest Cathedral in the Americas on Conde de Peñalba Street.

Hotel Conde de Penalba, Colonial Zone, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Hotel Conde de Penalba, Colonial Zone, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Hotel Conde de Peñalba is located in a historic building with both charm and character in the heart of the Colonial Zone. The rooms are small but quaint and some of the rooms have a balcony overlooking the park with a beautiful view.

Each Air Conditioned room has Cable TV, free wifi, a Safe-Deposit Box and more.

There also is a nice little café and bar on the first floor that’s great for people watching and has good reasonably priced food.

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Location

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Centrally located on Calle El Conde, in front of Parque Colón and the Cathedral of Santo Domingo, and Calle Arzobispo Meriño, Ciudad Colonial, Santo Domingo.

Casa del Sol

Casa del Sol Hotel

Casa del Sol Bed and Breakfast Hotel is a charming, reasonably priced bed and breakfast hotel. It is small and intimate with only 7 rooms and is centrally located in the Colonial City of Santo Domingo.

Hotel Casa del Sol, Colonial Zone, Santo Domingo
Hotel Casa del Sol, Colonial Zone, Santo Domingo

The renovated rooms have A/C and are very spacious with 12 ft ceilings and high windows. There is an awesome rooftop terrace that overlooks a quiet park, Parque Pellerano Castro, known locally as Parque Rosado, with a beautiful view of the Caribbean Sea. There is also a roof to Jacuzzi for relaxing after a busy day of visiting the historical monuments, all within walking distance.

The hotel is reasonably priced and breakfast is included. French owned and operated and all the staff and owner are very friendly and helpful and speak many different languages.

*Free WIFI available
*Free breakfast
*Safe-Deposit Box
*Self Laundry
*Rooftop terrace
*Spa tub
*Air conditioning
*Barbeque grills
*Pet friendly

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Location:

Isabel la Catolica #1, Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Calle Hostos

Calle Hostos

Calle Hostos is one of the most beautiful and unique in the Colonial Zone. This very old and historical street runs from North to South through the heart of the Colonial City.

Looking down Calle Hostos  towards Calle el Conde. The Iglesia Altagracia is on the left.
Looking down Calle Hostos towards Calle el Conde. The Iglesia Altagracia is on the left.

The street originally was named Calle del Hospital, named so because of the Hospital San Nicolás de Bari is located on this calle antiguo. Hostos was also called Calle Militar.

Calle Militar changed its name again in 1904. The name was changed to what it is today, Calle Hostos. It is named after the Dominican national hero and educator Eugenio María de Hostos (1839-1903).

Calle Hostos hill with wooden houses.
Calle Hostos hill with wooden houses.

The most beautiful and most photographed part of this historic street is going up the steep hill. There are stairs on either side of the steep cobblestone street. Here you can see some of the original old wooden houses, protected by UNESCO, lining the incline.

Calle Hostos has been the location for many different movie shoots the most famous being The Godfather III.

Calle Hostos near Parque Duarte.
Calle Hostos near Parque Duarte.

Location:

Walking from the eastern end of the Conde in Ciudad Colonial Hostos street runs left and right. Hostos starts at the Fuerte y Parque de San José, passes Parque Duarte, a few fun bars and restaurants, crosses Calle el Conde, passes the Iglesia Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia and the Ruinas San Nicolás de Bari and ends at the Ruinas del Monasterio de San Francisco.