Casa Dona Elvira
For an unforgettable Caribbean vacation, stay at Casa Billini an old world colonial house
The hotel Casa Dona Elvira is a tastefully renovated grand house dating back to the 16th century (ca. 1550) beckons guests to explore the first city of the Americas.
A large lobby and spacious dining rooms await visitors, crowned by 20 feet high ceilings featuring original mahogany beans encased in massive colonial walls. Cool off from shopping and museum jaunts with a relaxing dip in the pool and moorish bath. Drink a cocktail in the private garden patio under a century old mango tree. Fifteen rooms and suites equipped with the latest amenities welcome the modern traveler, on business or leisure.
The Hotel Doña Elvira is the latest addition to a collection of the most exquisite hotels in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and the Caribbean. Witness the old Spanish colonial heritage, museums and monuments all within a block or two away from the hotel, Alcazar de Colon, Cathedral de Las Americas, Parque Duarte, Casa Reales, Calle de las Damas.
The hotel is owned and managed by a Belgian-American couple, Marc and his wife Elvira. Marc is a former Belgian diplomat who was posted for 14 years in the United States where he met his wife, an American citizen of Spanish-Philippine ancestry, who graduated from Columbia University. On September 11 2001, they moved from California to the Dominican Republic with their two children to pursue this dream. Their guarantee: "relaxed new world comfort set in old world style"
Our 15 + rooms and suites feature Cable TV, Air-Conditioning, fan, king size or queen size "Serta-Pedic" beds, and stylish private Andalusia bathrooms. Telephone, high speed Internet access and safe boxes are also available.
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The hotel pays homage to artists, past and present. Doña Elvira de Mendoza is known as the first poet of the new world along with Leonor Ovando. Doña Elvira funded the construction of the neighboring church 'Regina Angelorum' where the remains of Father Billini rest. The Hotel is also named after the woman behind its recent renovation, the owner, whose family roots mirror Dona Elvira de Mendoza's own odyssey into the new world, having emigrated from Cordoba, Spain to Cuba and the Philippines several centuries ago. From the Old World to the New World, Hotel Doña Elvira will make your stay in Santo Domingo a wonderful experience.
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Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
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We are located at 207 Padre Billini, corner of Jose Reyes, 1 block from Parque Duarte and the cathedral.