The second important city in Dominican, the industrial and agricultural center is Santiago. The city boasts with rich history and interesting traditions. Geographically, Santiago is situated in the center of Cibao Valley. The big and productive tobacco, rice and coffee plantations are placed in the valley. Thus, the city contains a big number of manufacturing enterprises. The biggest cigar factories in the country are situated here, in Santiago. They are La Aurora and Arturo Fuente. Anyway, Santiago is worth visiting. Where to stay?
Hodelpa Gran Almirante
This guest house is placed in the city centrum. As a rule, the airport-hotel transfer service is free. 3 impressive restaurants, casino, deluxe suits and free Wi-Fi are at visitor’s disposal. The suits are warmly decorated and organized with the true wooden interior items. You are offered to have mini-bar, 32-inches TV, iPod dock station, and marvelous soft bathrobes in use. There are three restaurants in the hotel. Patio Don Cristobal is suitable for morning meal. Tapas Bar boasts with the delicious grilled food. El Navegante is a bar with wide assortment of drinks.
It is a usual thing for Dominican to have casino in a hotel. Welcome to Cirsa! The table-top games and gambling machines are at guests’ disposal. What is more, the guest house is organized with open basin and fitness center. SPA-salon welcomes you with the full specter of services to take care of your soul and body.
The price starts from 150 $.
Hodelpa Garden Court
The hotel building lies 6-10 minutes far from the central district. The roomers are kindly proposed to have a rest in a cozy big pool. The suits are stylish and well-organized. The set of standard services is obviously simple: Wi-Fi, cable TV, coffee machine, ironing set, comfortable desk. There is also a sport area and business center for all roomers. The guest house has a shop at the first floor to buy goods of prime necessity. There is a comfortable parking for your car.
Welcome to the popular hotel food-spot El Valle. You may have a drink in a cozy modern lounge bar Ocaso. It takes you no more than 5-10 minutes to reach the most important city sight – San Luis Fortress.
The price starts from 120 $.
Hodelpa Centro Plaza
This is a full complex – guest house, casino and eating place. The guest complex is placed in the heart of Santiago, 7 minutes walking from the popular monument to Dominican Republic heroes. The warm and light rooms with Wi-Fi boast with balconies, TVs, mini-bar. The restaurant Vista in the inn territory offers to try the tastiest dinner. The fitness center is equipped with different cardio apparatus and panoramic city view. There is a business-center in a hotel lobby. The free transfer is also guaranteed. What an interesting position: it takes about 5 minutes to get to the best-visiting golf-club Las Aromas.
The price starts from 90 $.
Aloha Sol Hotel and Casino
The inn is peacefully built 600 meters far from the central square and park. The lodgers live in specially decorated suits: colonial style is on the top. The suits are disposed with free Wi-Fi, air-conditioner, cable TV, DVD-player, coffee-machine, fridge and big bathroom. The big cozy food-spot is focused on international cuisine. Do you want something specific? It takes you about 5 minutes to get to the industrial city market and 15 minutes to get to the airport.
The price starts from 75 $.
Camp David Ranch
The popular place Ranch is placed 15 minutes driving from the theatre. It takes you 30 minutes to get to the city airport. The hotel is famous of its beautiful picturesque garden and free Wi-Fi. The terrace opens more than admirable view to Santiago. The suits are modern, traditionally organized with air conditioner, TV, fridge, and balcony. There is a lobby-bar in the hotel. You may have a dinner in the restaurant of international cuisine. The food terrace is faced to the inn garden. Want something special? – Welcome to the exhibition of ancient cars.
The price starts from 81 $.
Hotel Century Plaza
This is the next central guest house in Santiago. The lodgers are pleased to have free breakfast, Wi-Fi, rental car service. The modern suits are organized with air conditioner, mini-bar, bathroom, and hair dryer. The inn restaurant serves dishes of local cuisine. If you want to taste specific food – welcome to next door restaurant, situated near here. It takes you about 10 minutes to get to Century Plaza – popular golf field. A comfortable business center, conference hall, baby sitters are also available.
The price starts from 70 $.
Matum Hotel & Casino
Matum is placed in the central city part. It traditionally boasts with free Wi-Fi, casino, laundry, free parking. The suits are organized with air conditioners, separate bathroom, TV, hair dryer. The eating place is situated 70 meters from the hotel area. If you do not like national cuisine, you may visit other city restaurants. The nearest of them is 1 km far from the hotel place. Rental car services in Santiago help to solve the problem of transportation. By the way, this is a nice chance to visit a big shopping center, situated near here.
The price starts from 55 $.
Lastly, remember a number of important facts about Santiago to feel free in Donimican:
- Santiago is usually called the Heart of Cibao or the Heart of Dominican.
- This is the second big city in Dominican and the sixth big city at Caribbean’s.
- The city was the capital of the country during the War for Independence (1863-1865).
- Dominican Santiago is considered to be the first Santiago in America. The rest of popular Santiago cities are situated in Cuba, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, having the analogous name.
- The construction of the city central bridge Hermanos Patino that connects North and South districts is close to the construction of the world-famous bridge in San Francisco (USA).
- The tradition to use carryalls is still alive in Santiago.
- Santiago is the motherland of popular hot dance merengue.
- You may use this information to have a pleasant holiday in the most knightly city in Dominican.