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Santo Domingo

Billini Hotel, Historic Luxury

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • A contemporary retreat within the UNESCO-listed colonial zone, with free valet parking and Wi-Fi
  • A rooftop deck, pool and bar has stunning views of the neighboring centuries-old church
  • Clean and contemporary rooms have B&O radios and touchscreens for ordering things, along with patios and the occasional ancient relic
  • This neighborhood was one of the first settlements in the New World, a great bookend to the typical beach vacation


Many travelers to the Dominican Republic are heading straight to the beach, often a huge all-inclusive resort. The 24-room Billini Hotel is the opposite of this experience, but is no less appealing or rewarding because of it. The hotel sits in the Zona Colonial of Santo Domingo, founded in 1498 and one of the first settlements in the New World. Consequently, the neighborhood's filled with historic treasures, landmarked churches, and atmospheric streets that feel lifted from Spain.

Formerly a convent, the building received a thorough refurbishment on its way to becoming a hotel. Now the interiors are clean-lined and calmingly neutral, in almost a Nordic way. All rooms have free Wi-Fi, Bang & Olufsen radios, and a private patio, and spacious bathrooms with rainfall showers.

Many past guests cite the hotel's rooftop as one of their favorite floors -- it has a pool and bar, and beautiful views of the surrounding colonial neighborhood. There's also a dining terrace with views of the neighboring 500-year-old cathedral.

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  • Bar
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Roof terrace
  • Spa


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Safe
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Slippers
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary valet service
  • Public car park


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Pets: Only dogs are allowed. Pets allowed (no fees)

Additional details:

Know Before You Go

  • This property offers transfers from the cruise terminal, ferry terminal, and airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details on arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 25 for adults and USD 12.50 for children (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 0 per stay (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 40 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Early check-in fee: USD 50 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 50.00 (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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