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Hotel El Magnifico

  • Calle del Cementario Map It
  • Cabarete


  • Never feels crowded
  • The interior decor is très chic in many units
  • The spaces are large and contemporary
  • Children under 15 stay free


  • Steep spiral staircases and no elevators
  • No restaurant (next door is a breakfast/lunch restaurant) or bar
  • No in-room phones and no way to communicate with reception unless you have a cell phone or rent one here

Published 10/12/2015

Fodor's Review

You will find a healthy dose of unexpected pleasure at this stellar, boutique condo-hotel. Coral-stone paths wind you around the exquisite tropical gardens of cacti and orchids at this serene hideaway just a gravel driveway from the dusty, noisy highway into town. The open reception area, backed by an artistic screen, is flanked by a quiet seating area that whispers tranquillity. The lush gardens hold a pair each of pools and Jacuzzis. There are five different choices for lodgings, all have different design and ages. Chose one with a water view; they are truly stunning, particularly from the penthouse. Owner Gerard Hebert is a charming French Canadian, an early surfer who arrived in 1984 and has a following. The exceptionally helpful receptionists speak Spanish, English, French, and German.

Hotel Information


Calle del Cementario, Cabarete, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

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Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 30 units
  • Rate includes: No meals

Published 10/12/2015

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