El Embajador - a Royal Hideaway

Avenida Sarasota, 65 Santo Domingo10110Dominican Republic
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About El Embajador - a Royal Hideaway

El Embajador - a Royal Hideaway by Barceló is a luxury, 5-star hotel in Santo Domingo with views of the historic centre of the city, the lush gardens surrounding the hotel, and the Caribbean Sea that caters to holiday makers and business travelers alike.

All rooms are elegantly decorated and feature free Wi-Fi, climate control, minibar, and satellite TV service. Complimentary toiletries are provided.

Hotel amenities include: an outdoor pool, a poolside bar, fitness facilities, a sauna, and spa services. Guests on business can make use of the business center and meeting rooms.

The two on-site restaurants are open daily and specialize in a range of international cuisine. There are also two bar/lounges to enjoy.

El Embajador - a Royal Hideaway by Barceló is located in a quiet residential neighbourhood which is 15-minutes’ drive away from Plaza de la Bandera. The National Palace and and Centro Olimpico are within a 20-minute drive.El Embajadorby Barceló is a luxury, 5-star hotel which caters to holiday makers and business travelers alike.


Avenida Sarasota, 65 , Santo Domingo, 10110, Dominican Republic
Telephone: (1829) 946-9130 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Bell service
  • Business center
  • Casino
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Convenience store
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Doctor on site
  • Elevator
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hairdresser
  • Hotel bar
  • Hypoallergenic rooms
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Wellness center / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Beauty salon
  • Body treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Solarium
  • Steam room
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib
  • Childcare / Babysitting

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 13:00

Positive Reviews

Large and lavish rooms

The rooms are spacious and elegantly furnished, featuring comfortable beds with premium bedding. The bathrooms are also clean and well laid out with plenty of room. All rooms include a balcony and are positioned to offer views of either the Caribbean Sea, the city's historical district or the hotels's internal gardens. Some guests recommended booking a room on the higher floors to take full advantage of these views.

Friendly and professional service

The staff have been described as friendly and professional, attentive, accommodating and helpful. Housekeeping staff work hard to keep the rooms and common areas clean and well presented. The grounds including the pool and gardens are also beautifully maintained.

Great on-site facilities

The hotel provides a range of on-site facilities for both relaxation and entertainment. You can enjoy gambling at the casino, listen to live music or indulge in the spa services and relax by the swimming pool and pool side bar. The outdoor pool is large and decked with umbrellas and sun loungers. There are also a variety of local restaurants within walking distance of the hotel.

Negative Reviews

Some rooms need renovating

Some rooms appear to be old, run down and in need of maintenance work. Guests reported that some of the rooms had old carpet which was worn and stained, chipped wall paint in need of repainting and dated furnishings.

Noisy at times

Some guests reported that the windows were not double glazed and that the sound of local traffic and people in the street could be heard loudly at times.

Expensive and overated

Some guests commented that the meals and drinks were on par with US prices and were overpriced, while others felt that the quality of the rooms and services offered did not warrant a 5-star rating.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1425 reviews across the web
8.8 /10
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    8.5 /10
8.8 out of 10 based on 1425 reviews