Billini Hotel in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Billini Hotel, Historic Luxury, is an avant garde design boutique hotel located in the heart of the Ciudad Colonial, Santo Domingo Dominican Republic. Surrounded by historic monuments, Billini Hotel is an oasis of a modern, elegant and luxurious atmosphere where visitors discover a hidden gem of Santo Domingo. Pioneer in its style, Billini Hotel amazes each guest with its attention to details and very personalized service.
To wake up to a luscious buffet breakfast, relax near the fountain with a good book, Sunbathing in the rooftop pool overlooking one of the oldest church of the Colonial City, do a quick walking tour to the surrounding monuments, come back and disconnect with a great massage in the spa and finally finish off the day with a cocktail in the rooftop top restaurant.
Location of Billini Hotel
Nearest Airport: JBQ
Amenities for Billini Hotel
- Coffee Shop
- On-Site Amenities
- Fitness Center
- In-Room Amenities
- Turndown Service
- Air Conditioning
- Cable Television
- In-Room Safes
- Mini Bar
- Built-In Power Adapters
- Indoor/Outdoor Sound System
- Complimentary High-Speed Internet Access
- Business Center
Reviews for Billini Hotel
A standout upscale hotel within a historic building in La Zona Colonial. Friendly staff. Prime location. Contemporary, thoughtful design. No central air but each room had its own A/C units. Nice mounted HD television. Small elevator, but that's typical for these buildings. You won't find this hotel's amenities and design anywhere else in the old city. Seems more suited for couples, singles, and groups of adults as opposed to large families with young children. Breakfast buffet is a tad overpriced for what is offered, but that's the case practically everywhere. Rooftop pool does not have much shade and it can get quite hot and sunny. We stayed in a spacious, clean suite with an outdoor terrace including a hot tub. It was on the third floor. Slight downside is that outside light filtering in through the bathroom window filtered into the main room and woke us up the first day (bathroom didn't have an actual door on it, due to the design), so bring an eye mask and you'll be fine. The hotel is only a mere blocks away from a festive popular with the locals, not to mention THE best local place for Latin dancing: El Sarten. Oops - I've just given away the best-kept secret.
Sarah B - Miami Beach, Florida
The Billini Hotel is a modern, cool, reasonably-priced hotel in the heart of the colonial zone of Santo Domingo. From start to finish - Reception went flawlessly. Everyone at the hotel is super-friendly and accommodating. The hotel is not very big - I'd say about 20 rooms in total on 3 floors. There is a cool rooftop bar, along with the pool and sundeck. Service at the bar was excellent. As was the selection of liquor. Prices were...well, not excellent. The room was fantastic. We had the executive terrace suite. The bed was comfortable, as were the bathrobes. Shower was big with good pressure and heat. The terrace was adorable, with our own private Jacuzzi. Note about the Jacuzzi - it does NOT get hot. But it was comfortable, private and romantic anyway. Only two complaints: First, in my opinion, every hotel should offer free toothbrushes, shaving kits, etc. The toothbrush was $6. Second, the breakfast was good - but $26 per person?!? That's outrageous. Overall, however, the place was great.
Robthegod3000 - Miami Beach, Florida
Well situated in central Zona Colonial. Similar to many boutique hotels in the area, historic structures have been saved while the buildings have been upgraded. Quaint courtyards throughout, friendly staff, artsy common areas and restaurant, and a roof-top pool area with a bar, tables and great views make this an ideal spot to consider when in Santo Domingo.
Catherine2200 - Cape Town Central, South Africa
Pros: * Beautiful, clean rooms with very comfortable beds. Great furnishings and art in the rooms. * Artsy common areas/restaurant, feels much more creatively inspired than the boring chain hotels * Friendly staff * Internet was fast (after paying to upgrade, see cons) * Their rooftop restaurant made great food at not-absurd prices Cons: * I refuse to rate a hotel 5 stars if they charge me extra for decent internet. Ostensibly Billini offers "free" lower-speed internet, but in the 15 minutes I tried to use it, it took about 30 seconds to load any web page. I was essentially forced to pay $15/day for upgraded internet. Once paying them off, internet was good. * Shower often didn't have hot water, and the shower controls were about as confusing as any I've encountered On the whole, I found Santo Domingo a pretty wretched place to visit (very pushy locals constantly trying to scam me), but Billini was a mini-highlight of my trip.
William H - Seattle, Washington, United States
A great boutique hotel in the heart of the Zona Colonial. The rooms are nice and the roof top is amazing. The vast majority of the staff was very helpful and friendly. We especially enjoyed Yohedian Ramirez. He took time out every day to make sure our stay was perfect and that isn't even his job. We highly recommend this hotel.
Jedempsey - Irvine, California