# 5 of 24 hotels in Playa Dorada

Hotel BlueBay Villas Doradas Adults Only(4 stars)

Calle Principal Complejo Playa Dorada Nº 538 Puerto Plata Dominican Republic View on map
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  • We can only recommend the hotel (7)
    "We can only recommend the hotel" found in 7 reviews
    • " So we can only recommend the hotel . The complex is top maintained, the food good and reasonable varied, the rooms relatively large ... " 
      4.523809523809524
      April 2012
    • " So we can only recommend the hotel. The complex is top maintained, the food good and reasonable varied, the rooms relatively large and functional, the beach clean and beautiful ( will regularly cleaned) and the staff and the entertainment Crew are great. " 
      4.523809523809524
      April 2012
    • " The hotel is directly at the beach . It is quiet, since only guests from 18 are allowed. Otherwise there is under the three pools a ... " 
      4.757142857142857
      September 2012
    • " Great hotel " 
      5.438095238095237
      April 2012
    • " Altogether a very tidy hotel with a very friendly staff. The entertainment is of a very different quality from super, super ... " 
      5.438095238095237
      April 2012
    • " Great vacation, very satisfied , pleasant staff " 
      4.621428571428572
      April 2012
    • " We had a great holiday and could fully enjoy, the the hotel only from 18 years was (no the sound of children shrieking ... " 
      4.621428571428572
      April 2012
  • The staff were super friendly (3)
    "The staff were super friendly" found in 3 reviews
    • " The hotel is nice and neat. The staff were super friendly , only the vendors at the beach were a bit pushy, but also only at the start. The beach is ... " 
      5.257142857142857
      March 2012
    • " Altogether a very tidy hotel with a very friendly staff . The entertainment is of a very different quality from super, super good to well. The ... " 
      5.438095238095237
      April 2012
    • " Great vacation, very satisfied, pleasant staff " 
      4.621428571428572
      April 2012
  • The food was very good (1)
    "The food was very good" found in 1 review
    • " ... and neat. The staff were super friendly, only the vendors at the beach were a bit pushy, but also only at the start. The beach is beautiful, but Weißsandfetischisten do not come on their costs. The food was very good quality (except for the wine) and the variety at least for the first ten days more than enough. ... " 
      5.257142857142857
      March 2012
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Hotel review overview

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rating

Rating by categories

  • Hotel in general
    4.6
  • Room
    4.3
  • Service
    4.8
  • Location
    4.6
  • Gastronomy
    4.8
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.6

Rating breakdown

  • excellent
    31
  • very good
    22
  • acceptable
    6
  • poor
    6
  • terrible
    2
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The most helpful positive review

4.697222222222222

We were here for the 2. time and like last year very satisfied. It has a change of ownership has taken place and also the management was shuffled. At the moment the rooms renovated-we looked at it super. Next year we are coming again here. …  read hotel review

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The most helpful negative review

3.9333333333333336

For a beach vacation the hotel is adequate. At the beach one can recover (the raucous vieltrinker in the pool and you your peace). Trips are expensive and you can save. Food was very good. The staff was always friendly and good ' mood. …  read hotel review

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Summary of guest reviews by category

  • Hotel in general
    Pros
    • Hotel in general (7)
      Comments related to "Hotel in general" found in 7 reviews
      • " So we can only recommend the hotel. The complex is top maintained, the food good and reasonable varied, the rooms relatively large ... "  read hotel review
        4.523809523809524
        April 2012
      • " So we can only recommend the hotel. The complex is top maintained, the food good and reasonable varied, the rooms relatively large and functional, the beach clean and beautiful( will regularly cleaned) and the staff and the entertainment Crew are great. "  read hotel review
        4.523809523809524
        April 2012
      • " The hotel is directly at the beach. It is quiet, since only guests from 18 are allowed. Otherwise there is under the three pools a ... "  read hotel review
        4.757142857142857
        September 2012
      • " Great hotel "  read hotel review
        5.438095238095237
        April 2012
      • " Altogether a very tidy hotel with a very friendly staff. The entertainment is of a very different quality from super, super ... "  read hotel review
        5.438095238095237
        April 2012
      • " Great vacation, very satisfied, pleasant staff "  read hotel review
        4.621428571428572
        April 2012
      • " We had a great holiday and could fully enjoy, the the hotel only from 18 years was (no the sound of children shrieking ... "  read hotel review
        4.621428571428572
        April 2012
  • Service
    Pros
    • Service Friendliness (3)
      Comments related to "Service" found in 3 reviews
      • " The hotel is nice and neat. The staff were super friendly, only the vendors at the beach were a bit pushy, but also only at the start. The beach is ... "  read hotel review
        5.257142857142857
        March 2012
      • " Altogether a very tidy hotel with a very friendly staff. The entertainment is of a very different quality from super, super good to well. The ... "  read hotel review
        5.438095238095237
        April 2012
      • " Great vacation, very satisfied, pleasant staff "  read hotel review
        4.621428571428572
        April 2012
  • Food
    Pros
    • Quality (1)
      Comments related to "Food" found in 1 review
      • " ... and neat. The staff were super friendly, only the vendors at the beach were a bit pushy, but also only at the start. The beach is beautiful, but Weißsandfetischisten do not come on their costs. The food was very good quality (except for the wine) and the variety at least for the first ten days more than enough. ... "  read hotel review
        5.257142857142857
        March 2012
Sandra
Ok nice holiday, if cheap deal available.
  • Nicht empfohlen
  • Paare
  • Übersetzt
  • Badeferien
  • December 2013
Is a great hotel, friendly staff at the buffet and the restaurants. Beach is nice and great to relax, as it is very quiet, beach vendors all nice, hardly any pushy. Walking on the beach is well worth it. Around the area are some hotels and a large golf course, on the whole completely well, only little entertainment. Excursions could be excellent in the small shopping center with Hans-Peter from Germany in the ground floor book. He advises very good and the price-performance ratio! Back to the hotel: the facilities and the condition of the room was not so great ..., the food is ok, but not particularly worth mentioning. The food in the restaurants is totally peppered and not really good. The front desk staff is so rude and arrogant - almost no service at all. Therefore no four stars. You have some previous reviews really right. Conclusion: if you want a good and cheap offer gets, can easily 1-2 weeks beautiful holiday. Otherwise fits the price-performance ratio was unfortunately not. Bewertung lesen
  • Service
    3.0
    Fremdsprachenkenntnisse des Personals
    5.0
    Rezeption, Einchecken, Auschecken
    1.0
    Freundlichkeit und Hilfsbereitschaft
    5.0
    Kompetenz (Umgang mit Reklamationen)
    1.0
  • Hotel
    3.5
    Zustand des Hotels
    3.0
    Allgemeine Sauberkeit der einzelnen Bereiche
    4.0
  • Lage und Umgebung
    2.8
    Einkaufsmöglichkeiten in Umgebung
    2.0
    Nähe zum Strand
    5.0
    Verkehrsanbindung und Ausflugsmöglichkeiten
    4.0
    Restaurants & Bars in der Nähe
    1.0
    Sonstige Freizeitmöglichkeiten
    2.0
  • Zimmer
    3.3
    Größe des Zimmers
    3.0
    Größe des Badezimmers
    4.0
    Sauberkeit & Wäschewechsel
    3.0
    Ausstattung des Zimmers (TV, Balkon, Safe, etc.)
    3.0
  • Sport und Unterhaltung
    4.0
    Qualität des Strandes
    4.0
    Freizeitangebot (Sauna, Tennis, Animation, etc.)
    3.0
    Zustand und Qualität des Pools
    5.0
  • Gastronomie
    3.3
    Auswahl an Speisen und Getränken
    4.0
    Sauberkeit im Restaurant und am Tisch
    3.0
    Geschmack & Qualität der Speisen & Getränke
    3.0
    Atmosphäre & Einrichtung
    3.0
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Uwe
A week - top all-inclusive beach holiday.
  • Weiterempfohlen
  • Paare
  • Übersetzt
  • Badeferien
  • December 2013
The plant is generally clean and really attractively decorated. The rooms are a very good size and ours even had a large balcony with a table and two chairs. The tv was very old and flickered unpleasant. The best part was the service of the staff in the restaurants - the people seemed always in a good mood and were very attentive. But there are in the area a distribution with several sellers of tried ferienpakete to sell. This is a bit of a hassle - before you are not a pitch has consulted, the people on the premises no ... peace. Bewertung lesen
  • Service
    6.0

    The people were really very friendly, courteous and helpful - all, except for the cleaning maids and the gardeners, spoke understandable english. Al we with the safe not get - came immediately someone from the front desk - and one really had the impression, the man has gladly helped - something like that is rare...

  • Hotel
    5.0

    The plant is generally clean and really attractively decorated. The rooms are a very good size and ours even had a large balcony with a table and two chairs. The tv was very old and flickered unpleasant. The best part was the service of the staff in the restaurants - the people seemed always in a good mood and were very attentive. But there are in the area a distribution with several sellers of tried ferienpakete to sell. This is a bit of a hassle - before you are not a pitch has consulted, the people on the premises no peace...

  • Lage und Umgebung
    4.0

    At the airport Puerto Plata one is in 20 minutes walk to the hotel is located together with other well-known hotel chains in a large resort -Areal. Each room of the plant one is in about 2 minutes at the hotel's own beach section. To the large Areal there is the plaza shopping center.

  • Zimmer
    5.0

    Room was very large and had a spacious balcony. Unfortunately the television was outdated - small crt the quite flickered.

  • Sport und Unterhaltung
    4.0

    The pool was always clean and refreshing, unfortunately you could not fit more... Every evening there was some kind of show - unfortunately much too loud. Sometimes were only 30-40 guests and it was still so loud, that you in the room the television would not hear them. Mostly it was 23 hours our erachtensnde.

  • Gastronomie
    5.0

    For stays of 7 days, we were checked in at 3 different theme restaurants, a food menu. That was really great. Also otherwise was the food varied and always fresh. Of course, not everything to the european taste, but who in the Karibik rumreist, the knows the. Everything was a bit sickly held...

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Benno
Not recommended.
  • Nicht empfohlen
  • Paare
  • Übersetzt
  • Badeferien
  • October 2013
Me and my girlfriend enjoyed our stay in large and whole good. We were from the hotel and staff very entsäuscht. Firstly we were given a run down room than superior room switched on. The room was daily cleaned properly, sheets in 5 days not changed, towels were always forget, the mini bar was not restocked. Our complaint and the entitlement to a superior room, was very badly implemented, after 8 days stay. Always again at the next day a room promised, and had 3 days at the information counter always time 2h wait, as it was called the room ... is now free and cleaned etc. In the end, but everything was still ok. Food and drinks were ok. Internet 60 Euro for a week, quite expensive. The all schmisste was, that on the beach every 10 minutes beach vendors constantly a wanted to sell something, the hotel deserves eagerly with. Within 14 days i could on the beach no one day really relax in peace and quiet read or a small nap. It was our 3. stay in dom. Rep and the worst experience. The hotel is not recommended. In future we shall only in renowned chains our holiday. Bewertung lesen
  • Service
    1.8
    Fremdsprachenkenntnisse des Personals
    2.0
    Rezeption, Einchecken, Auschecken
    1.0
    Freundlichkeit und Hilfsbereitschaft
    2.0
    Kompetenz (Umgang mit Reklamationen)
    2.0
  • Hotel
    2.8
    Zustand des Hotels
    3.0
    Allgemeine Sauberkeit der einzelnen Bereiche
    2.0
    Behindertenfreundlichkeit
    3.0
    Familienfreundlichkeit
    3.0
  • Lage und Umgebung
    4.0
    Einkaufsmöglichkeiten in Umgebung
    5.0
    Nähe zum Strand
    5.0
    Verkehrsanbindung und Ausflugsmöglichkeiten
    4.0
    Restaurants & Bars in der Nähe
    2.0
    Sonstige Freizeitmöglichkeiten
    4.0
  • Zimmer
    3.3
    Größe des Zimmers
    4.0
    Größe des Badezimmers
    4.0
    Sauberkeit & Wäschewechsel
    2.0
    Ausstattung des Zimmers (TV, Balkon, Safe, etc.)
    3.0
  • Sport und Unterhaltung
    3.0
    Qualität des Strandes
    4.0
    Kinderbetreuung oder Spielplatz
    2.0
    Freizeitangebot (Sauna, Tennis, Animation, etc.)
    3.0
    Zustand und Qualität des Pools
    3.0
  • Gastronomie
    3.0
    Auswahl an Speisen und Getränken
    3.0
    Sauberkeit im Restaurant und am Tisch
    4.0
    Geschmack & Qualität der Speisen & Getränke
    3.0
    Atmosphäre & Einrichtung
    2.0
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Nadine
A relaxing holiday with many highlights.
  • Weiterempfohlen
  • Paare
  • Übersetzt
  • Badeferien
  • October 2013
The hotel is very presentable. The location is manageable and well divided. There is no building, that higher than 2 floors is. Everything is green and is served daily from the many gardener. The travel time (october) was ideal. It was not fully booked and only on the weekend it got a bit full, if the dominicans for a kurztrip check. In the two weeks we had almost every night a thunderstorm, But only 2 times rain. Bewertung lesen
  • Gastronomie
    5.0

    The food was great. It has us however in the main restaurant liked it better, than in the restaurants, for which one can reserve. There is also much regional to try. Otherwise each something finds, what him it tastes.

  • Service
    5.0

    All very friendly. The servicegedanke is similar to the of the USA. It will always presented and a small chat. Naturally also always with the ulterior motive of a little tip. But that was also alright. Please tip. We germans are not used, but the people live mostly of them. Average earned in the month 200 American Dollar. The is very little. You should at least plan : 1 American Dollar per day for the maid and 1-2 American Dollar per day for waiters, bar staff. And by the way: it also the women in service over a tip, even if you only every evening the door to the restaurant opens and you to accompanied.

  • Zimmer
    5.0

    We had a room in the first building adjacent to the front desk and on the side of the spa. These were very quiet and spacious. The room at the two pools were very loud. If you want a quiet room, you should the right next to the check-in specify.

  • Hotel
    5.0

    The hotel is very presentable. The location is manageable and well divided. There is no building, that higher than 2 floors is. Everything is green and is served daily from the many gardener. The travel time (october) was ideal. It was not fully booked and only on the weekend it got a bit full, if the dominicans for a kurztrip check. In the two weeks we had almost every night a thunderstorm, But only 2 times rain.

  • Lage und Umgebung
    5.0

    The hotel is located in a touristic and large hotel plant. It is really worth it time hotel too abandoned and the entire complex herauszutrauen. We stayed at the street one of the typical 'public' transport taken, the 'motoconcho' and are, for instance, after cabarete dangers. It acts thereby around minivans. Once you are on the street (always in the direction, in which the objective is) stops just one. Respect it is very busy! So if you don't want to contact with the people to go, should rather leave. The motoconcho offers enough space for 8-9 people. I don't know how, but we sat altogether to 19 people in the thing. The dominicans were very nice and gave us a comfortable seat left. The price is unbeatable: a ride cost between 1 and 2 Euro. No comparison to the taxis. Take this one for the same way up to 70 American Dollar. We did all excursions on extra-tours, Andreas mouse booked. Partly in Germany and since it was so good two trips locally afterwards. Please don't book it through the hotel! Too expensive and touristy. With Andreas learn their familiar with the country and there are small, manageable groups. You got to places, the other not be offered. Great organized, great price performance ratio and unforgettable. Looks just under: www. Through www. extratours-sosua. de.

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Isabelle
Dream vacation in the Karibik.
  • Weiterempfohlen
  • Paare
  • Übersetzt
  • Badeferien
  • July 2013
We had a very pleasant and relaxing yet varied holiday. The weather was even though it was the rainy season each day wonderful. The direct beach location was a dream. The hotel, the room and gardens are very well maintained. At our travel time it was very empty in the hotel and on the beach. Only on the weekend locals in addition. The staff was very friendly and courteous, even without a tip, which we in the port of course gladly gave. On the beach were the drinks to the beach chairs and in the restaurant we were always friendly ... received and without something to say our drinks. Also for excursions there were enough possibilities. We have already at home a bit interessenhalber quarry for things and a german emigrant found (through www. extratours), the very individual trips in the german language. Highly recommended! All around a successful holiday! Bewertung lesen
  • Gastronomie
    6.0
    Auswahl an Speisen und Getränken
    6.0
    Sauberkeit im Restaurant und am Tisch
    6.0
    Geschmack & Qualität der Speisen & Getränke
    6.0
    Atmosphäre & Einrichtung
    6.0
  • Sport und Unterhaltung
    5.5
    Qualität des Strandes
    5.0
    Zustand und Qualität des Pools
    6.0
  • Zimmer
    6.0
    Größe des Zimmers
    6.0
    Größe des Badezimmers
    6.0
    Sauberkeit & Wäschewechsel
    6.0
    Ausstattung des Zimmers (TV, Balkon, Safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Service
    5.8
    Fremdsprachenkenntnisse des Personals
    5.0
    Rezeption, Einchecken, Auschecken
    6.0
    Freundlichkeit und Hilfsbereitschaft
    6.0
    Kompetenz (Umgang mit Reklamationen)
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Zustand des Hotels
    6.0
    Allgemeine Sauberkeit der einzelnen Bereiche
    6.0
    Familienfreundlichkeit
    6.0
  • Lage und Umgebung
    5.3
    Nähe zum Strand
    6.0
    Verkehrsanbindung und Ausflugsmöglichkeiten
    5.0
    Einkaufsmöglichkeiten in Umgebung
    5.0
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Information about Hotel BlueBay Villas Doradas Adults Only

Hotel Information

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Information from the hotel *

  • Location
    This exclusive resort is situated directly on the seafront, in the prestigious zone of Playa Dorada, an area bursting with possibilities, ranging from nightclubs and shopping to casinos and an unparalleled 18-hole golf course. The beach is just a short walk of 150 m away and the centre of Puerto Plata is 5 km from the resort. Santiago airport is 130 km, while Santo Domingo airport is 200 km away.
  • Renovated in 2006, this all-inclusive beach resort comprises a 3-storey building with a total of 245 double rooms. Guests may make use of the 24-hour reception desk, souvenir shop and hairdressing salon. The grounds feature bars, a half open-air buffet restaurant, a Mexican and a Chinese à la carte restaurant, as well as a Brazilian speciality restaurant on the beach. Car parking and garage facilities are also available on the hotel grounds. A laundry service rounds off the facilities on offer.
  • The modern rooms come with an en suite bathroom, direct dial telephone, satellite/cable TV, air conditioning, a balcony or terrace and a safe (charges apply). All of the rooms are decorated in a style typical of the country and also feature a ceiling fan.
  • The area offers a wide range of water sports. This hotel caters for golfing guests in particular and there is a golf desk located in lobby area, which offers assistance to golfers. An in-room golf rack may be requested upon arrival (depending on availability). The use of golf bags with balls, tees and clubs as well as the purchase of green fees may all be arranged at the golf desk. A golf cart will bring guests from the hotel to the golf club.
  • This is an all-inclusive resort with outstanding dining options and the exceptional Chill Out Lounge Bar.
  • American Express, MasterCard and VISA are all accepted as methods of payment.
  • This resort is for adults only.
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Hotel description

Hotel description

  • What the hotel offers
    This exclusive 24 hours all inclusive resort in Puerto Plata was completely refurbished in 2006 providing facilities and rooms of the highest quality. This hotel in Puerto Plata, which is only for the over 18s, is an ideal place for couples to relax or enjoy their honeymoon or wedding. Its location - literally next to the 18-hole Playa Dorada golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones – makes it a favourite among golfers. This resort in Puerto Plata is especially popular for couples either getting married, recently married or just looking for an excuse to chill out and relax - maybe one spouse enjoys the golf course while the other relaxes in the hotel Spa! HOTEL AWARDS The hotel BlueBay Villas Doradas has been awarded on various occasions: • Certificate of Excelente TripAdvisor 2012 • 2010 General Manager recognition from the Hotels and Restaurants Association of the Dominican Republic • Health and Safety Program Transat 2009- 2010 • Thomas Cook Awards for Excellence 2009 • Best Hotel 2008 and 2009 (Guest satisfaction) Awards “Caribbean Gold Coast”
  • Location
    - Located at the city of Puerto Plata - 100m. from Playa Dorada Beach - 200m from the shopping centre of Playa Dorada - 15 kms. from Gregorio Luperón Airport (POP).
  • Accommodation
    BlueBay Villas Doradas Adults Only Hotel presents you with 245 spacious and cozy double rooms and villas, decorated with style, refurbished in 2006. All equipped with air conditioning, cable TV, tea/coffee service, hairdryer, electronic safe (extra charge), Wi?Fi Internet, iron and ironing board, private bathroom, fridge, mini bar and welcome kit. Standard double rooms have balcony and superior double rooms have terrace, separate living room with sofas, and whirlpool bathtub. The check-in time is at 15:00 hrs and check-out at 12:00 hrs. Type of rooms: * Double Standard * Double Standard Plus with terrace and lounge * Double Standard Plus with standard balcony * Double Superior with terrace
  • Food and Drink
    In terms of Food & Beverage experience, the four restaurants are true haven of peace and culinary excellence. Their creative menus contain the best natural products, a real delight to the palate of the most demanding guests. * International cuisine buffet-restaurant `Las Garzas´. * A la carte restaurant with Oriental fusion cuisine. * A la carte seafood restaurant. * A la carte restaurant with grilled meat. * Snack Bar. * Bar. * Swimming-pool bar.
  • Leisure
    The hotel offers plenty of leisure activities like sushi or cocktail making classes, bachata and merengue lessons, massage classes (to teach your partner) and sport activities like tennis, windsurfing, sailing, diving, canoeing... The animation team surprises us every day with a different show, where entertainment is guaranteed. Between the numerous excursions and activities around the hotel area, you may choose to enjoy one of the most romantic shows: unforgettable sunset, riding on the back of a horse along a fine sand beach.
  • Other facilities and services
    Available at no charge * 24h reception. * Concierge in the lobby. * Concierge service. * Doorman. * Fitness equipment. * Business center. * Children's club. * Multilingual staff. * Parking . * Private beach. * Smoke-free area. * Tourist assistance. Available with charge * 24h medical service. * 24h room service. * Golf-specialized reception (Information and greens bookings). * Wi-Fi Internet in the lobby. * Beach towels service. * Wedding and honeymoon packages. * Upgrade a Villas package (more information at the hotel). * Transport to the airport. * Audiovisual equipment. * Beauty treatments. * Massages. * Hairdresser. * Dry cleaning service. * Safety deposit-box. * Currency exchange. * Laundry. * Translation services.

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Amenities

Hotel amenities

  • Garden
  • Meeting/Banquet Facilities
  • Hairdressers/Beauty salon
  • Hotel safe
  • Lift
  • Air conditioning
  • Free parking

Room amenities

  • Writing bureau
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Microwave
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Electronic room keys
  • Wake up call/Alarm clock
  • Fire alarm

Gastronomy

  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Cafe
  • Breakfast buffet

A choice of sports

  • Fitness centre
  • Outdoor pool
  • Tennis court
  • Theater

Spa offers

  • Spa centre
  • Massages
  • Special massages
  • Sauna

Other hotel information

  • City hotel
  • 24 hour reception
  • Eurocard/Mastercard
  • Car hire
  • Information desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Pets allowed
  • Children welcome
  • Wifi
  • Newspaper
  • Doctor