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Nestled in the heart of the oldest city in the New World, Santo Domingo’s Ciudad Colonial, the houses that make up Casas del XVI offer travelers the chance to step back in time to experience the vibrant culture, romantic architecture and stunning monuments born of the Spanish settlers.
The hotel preserves the beauty of the colonial houses that make up the old town neighborhood, offering guests accommodations in individual houses each dating back to the earliest European settlers. The hotel opened with two houses in March 2014, and will eventually expand to encompass a collection of 20 homes in the colonial quarter. A third house, Casa Macorís, opened in August 2015.
Sprinkled within a few blocks of one another, the iconic houses were originally built in the Spanish Colonial era with classic roman roofs and brick arches remaining intact today. The houses that make up Casas del XVI offer travelers the chance to step back in time to experience the vibrant culture, romantic architecture and stunning monuments born of the Spanish settlers.
The interior of each house is decorated according to a theme relating to Dominican culture and Spanish imperial empire, with a focus on both preserving the original architecture and also celebrating the vibrant Dominican culture, Featuring an eclectic mix of ancient artifacts, local artwork and handcrafted furniture, the cozy home interior enchants guests with its colonial charm.
Service is what really sets the Casas del XVI experience apart. Once you arrive at Casas del XVI, your casa’s mayordomo, or butler, welcomes you and thereafter attends to your every need while you are in residence. Overseeing everything and missing nothing is the concierge, who is always at your service and ready at your whim to arrange any excursion or activity. In addition to the personalized service and attention, the amenities and facilities of Casas del XVI are designed to satisfy the discriminating traveler.
From the biggest things, like a full sized swimming pool and in-room entertainment systems, to the smallest, like individually assigned guest iPhones and a supply of premium bathroom toiletries. No matter which of the houses you stay in, you will be immersed in an environment that connects you with a simpler lifestyle, where experiencing days full of passion and authenticity is the major preoccupation.