My Casas del XVI Review
After kicking myself in the head for spending as much as I did per night at the Eden Rock Cap Cana, I made my way to Santo Domingo, the capital city of the Dominican Republic. My trifecta of hotel sites (Jetsetter, Splendia, & Mr. & Mrs Smith) had directed me towards Casas del XVI and boy am I glad they did.
Because I honestly never wanted to leave this hotel. I wanted to hire their decorator to come to my house. I wanted to kidnap their breakfast chef. I wanted to drink all their honor bar rum. The hotel is super small but super sweet. All of the staff were amazingly lovely. And when I had a bit of a mix up with my transport back to Punta Cana at the end of my stay that left me sitting on the side of a busy roadway for 90 minutes waiting for another driver, without hesitation, they refunded my ride. Casas del XVI is a class act. If you ever find yourself in Santo Domingo — a UNESCO World Heritage Site — stay here.
Here’s a video of my lovely room to support my Casas del XVI review…I loved the tile work, the ceiling, and the art work. Very well done and well-curated.
The Breakfasts at Casas del XVI
The food at Casas del XVI was fantastic. The breakfasts were FANTASTIC. Honestly, even the oatmeal was good and who says that about oatmeal? Enjoying my breakfast each morning in the hotel’s courtyard was a really lovely way to start each day.
The Honor Bar at Casas del XVI
I’m normally not a huge spirits drinker but when in the Dominican…it was hard to stay away from the rum. Casas del XVI has a lovely honor bar where you can try a number of different rums. Such a fun experience.
My breakfasts were served in the lovely courtyard. Definitely make sure you ask for mosquito spray but honestly, life doesn’t get much better than this. This was a lovely space to pass the time. I just felt so PEACEFUL and away from it all.
The Verdict: My Review of Casas del XVI
I loved it here. I want to go back! Thank you, Casas del XVI for a lovely, lovely stay. Click here if you’d like to book Casas del XVI.
I stayed three nights at Casas del XVI in April 2015 at a rate of $260.35 USD per night.