Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
It was convenient for my purpose there. The staff is friendly and helpful. However it's really noisy due to its proximity to the road out front. The local population makes absolutely no effort to curb the noise anytime of day or night. I found the bed a little uncomfortable and the pillows were low quality. You have to be quick in the morning to get hot water to shower with, otherwise it's all used up. I would not recommend the country as a vacation destination due to the high level of police corruption. I was shook down by the police after being in the country less than an hour. Also the drivers are among the worst I have ever seen. I would recommend the country for dental work. I've stayed in many third world hotels and this one is very comparable to most of the others in this price range. I might stay there again but I would definitely request a room in the back as far away as possible from the road out front.
Sosua, Dominican Republic
Perfect place to relax,excellent service and a good friendly staff. The buffet breakfast is good. im sure to stay here many times. tom of the PI