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Casa Colonial Beach & Spa in Playa Dorada, Dominican Republic

Basking under the shade of a palm tree as you gaze out across the clear expanse of pristine beach surrounding you, it will instantly become clear why Puerto Plata is affectionately known as "La Novia del Atlántico" (the Bride of the Atlantic). Just as the warm, white sand summons the sea, Puerto Plata's first Small Luxury Hotel of the World, Casa Colonial Beach & Spa warmly welcomes you to the gorgeous northern coast of the Dominican Republic. Casa Colonial's simple, yet refined façade calls back to Old World elegance, while the hotel's interior boasts a distinctly contemporary style—from eclectic ebony and white décor of the lobby to the marble flooring and stunning floor-to-ceiling windows. Comprised of just 50 well-appointed suites, come see for yourself why the best things truly do come in small packages.

Intimate and isolated, Casa Colonial's simple, sophisticated style is evident in every detail at the hotel. Awash in contrasting, yet complimentary tones of ivory and espresso, each living space—from the junior suite to the palatial penthouse—would make an the ideal place for you and yours to call home. The AAA Four-Diamond Resort's on-site spa, Bagua, embraces a cross-cultural approach to comfort and wellness, featuring the best of indigenous and European spa treatments. Unique, five-star amenities on the gated grounds, including an infinity rooftop pool, two delectable eateries, and three outdoor treatment gazebos make use of the visually stunning space on which Casa Colonial sits. Guests of Casa Colonial are also given access to the pools and amenities at the equally lavish sister hotel, Gran Ventana Beach Resort. Although the spa, restaurants, pools, fitness center, and 24-hour concierge service make it so guests never have to set foot outside of Casa Colonial, for those looking to explore and stay active, shopping, golf, and water sports are just minutes from the hotel. Or, if you choose to laze the day away at the beach, everything you need, from plush towels to comfortable chairs and oversized umbrellas are available. More than just a vacation spot, the Trip Advisor Travelers' Choice Award Winner for 2012 is the ideal destination to experience the beauty and stillness of an unspoiled locale and the simple luxury of paradise.

Location of Casa Colonial Beach & Spa

Casa Colonial Beach & Spa
Puerto Plata
Playa Dorada, Dominican Republic

Nearest Airport: POP

Amenities for Casa Colonial Beach & Spa

  • General Information
  • 50 Suites
  • Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining
  • 2 Restaurants
  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Wine Cellar
  • Bar
  • Bar & Lounge
  • Open-Seating Dining
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Pool
  • Shuttle Service
  • Spa on Property
  • Spa Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Fitness Center
  • High-Speed Internet Access
  • Gazebo
  • Valet Parking
  • Beach Access
  • Driving Range
  • Rooftop Pool
  • Outdoor Spa Treatments
  • Outdoor Whirlpools
  • 18-Hole Golf Course
  • 24-Hour Concierge
  • Infinity Pool
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Direct Dial Telephones
  • Hair Dryers
  • In-Room Safes
  • Mini Bar
  • Satellite Television
  • Iron/Ironing Boards
  • Flat-Screen Televisions
  • Coffee & Tea Facilities
  • Radio & CD Players
  • Bathrobes & Slippers
  • Activities
  • Golf
  • Water Sports Programs
  • Business
  • Business Center/Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Nearby
  • Shopping
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Casinos
  • Golf
  • Nightlife
  • Beaches
  • Shopping Mall
  • Theatres
  • Interests
  • Beach
  • Cool Pools
  • Family
  • Golf

Reviews for Casa Colonial Beach & Spa

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely place. Our room was beautiful with a fabulous bathroom,and a balcony where we had coffee every morning. I needed non-allergenic bed linens, and housekeeping was super fast to respond. Same with room service - we just had coffee or breakfast in the room but it came very fast, and was elegantly served with silver and linens. Meals at each restaurant on the grounds were very good. Lucia esp was lovely and comfortable and a great place for dinner. On Fridays at the Veranda they make a Dominican speciality, sancocho, that was fantastic. Coconut flan too was over the top! Fruit was delicious, we had a fruit plate every day. Bar drinks were made slowly and with love by the bar staff. All staff for the most part were gracious and friendly and working hard to provide topnotch service. Some cons: Its very expensive, esp for the DR. We got a weekday rate staying Thurs -Sun which helped with the room price. Rooftop pool area is very nice. Until the weekend however it was absolutely empty, the rooftop bar closed before sunset and the lobby bar just as empty. Also our room had very few outlets for electronics, all located behind heavy furniture we had to move. No outlets in the bathroom for a hairdryer. It seemed we could only use 3 devices at a time on the wireless, which is pretty out of date for such a pricey hotel. Sometime only 2 could get on the wifi. I was working and had a laptop, my husband had an a ipad and we both had phones, but I don't think that's unusual these days. Getting on and off wifi with various devices was time consuming -- they need to up their game with that. The morning we left we had to depart for a flight before the kitchen opened - not too early, we left at seven. We asked the concierge if we could have a simple breakfast sent up at 6:15, coffee and cereal. He said of course, just tell the restaurant "Capitan" at Lucia when we had dinner. The Capitan was not happy with us, said it couldn't be done. He said ask the concierge -- we said we already had ---we went around a bit with that. In the end he reluctantly agreed to get us breakfast, we paid in advance. Next morning it was not there at 6:30. We called the concierge and he said they would check. When we came down to the lobby at 6:45 the waiter was coming up with our breakfast. In the end we managed to eat before the cab came, which was good as we were flying out of Santiago which is a one -1/2 to 2 hour drive thru the mountains from Playa Dorado. Overall the pros outweighed the cons and we enjoyed our stay.

cyntia - new york

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband -lovely guy -arranged for me to have a massage and the experience was amazing . The Colonial has the most beautiful surroundings and the massage was fantastic. I dozed off at one stage and my shoulder has been pain free since then


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is great. The people there at the hotel were great. Whenever I need something I asked they were quick to get it. The guy name Jimmy was perfect he helped make our vacation perfect and he is a great dancer.

Les P

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff are helpful, the rooms are beautiful. The cleaning staff make figure animals on your bed everyday and take extra care to make sure everything’s tidy for you to come back to. Bi-ligual helpful staff. Close to everything but the beach but it’s not hard to get to with bikes rentable next door and cabs everywhere. Pool is beautiful and well maintained also. Really enjoying my stay here I will definately consider coming back. The price is right and it’s all you need!

Lindsay S

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 month ago

This was our first visit to the Casa Colonial Beach & Spa, and it did not disappoint! We have been to many hotels throughout the Caribbean, and we would put this in the top tier for many reasons. The hotel is spectacularly beautifully designed--elegant without being pretentious. The staff is extremely well trained, warm and friendly, which we find is often not the case, even at high end hotels in the region. We loved the absolutely beautiful infinity pool overlooking the Caribbean and enjoyed having drinks at the bar next to it. About the spa, I had one of the best manicures I've ever had here. And we also must give a special mention to the restaurant where we ended up having dinner every night during our six day stay. We had originally planned to eat there only occasionally, but the food was so delicious, and there was such a large menu, that we changed our plans. Again, our experience at other high end Caribbean hotels is the food is often pretty mediocre--not here. Apparently the chef trained at some of the best restaurants in NYC but since he is Dominican, he decided to return here to work. Finally, we really appreciated that this hotel is not part of a chain; it is owner operated, and the owners' attention to detail really shines through. Bravo, Casa Colonial Beach & Spa!

NewYork_NewYorkRuth - New York, New York

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