Ratings based on 44 Verified Reviews

3.6 out of 5
77% of guests recommend
3.8 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
3.5 Room comfort
3.6 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
for Families
by A verified traveler from Alberta

Sosua By The Sea Great Experience

Posted Apr 9, 2017
Pros: Very chill atmosphere, achieved through thoughtful service and attention to detail.
Cons: I wouldn't change anything.
Location: A fifteen minute ride from the airport at Puerto Plata, A grocery store, a pharmacy and two beaches within walking distance. Try Gorditos' fish tacos!
The reviews were accurate: safe, very clean, and quiet. The staff made our stay memorable - quick bar service, attentive dining service, thorough cleaning, very friendly front office staff. We particularly enjoyed the fresh pastries and the omelette station. We will return.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Washington State

Nice hotel close to beach

Posted Feb 9, 2017
Location: The Jewish Museum is a short walk away. It's small but it tells an interesting success story. Check out the kids playing baseball across the street
Sosua by the Sea is nice. The staff is local, really friendly, and efficient. The hotel is clean and comfortable. I felt safe and welcome. I avoid the generic experience of super big box hotels so that I can feel like I've been someplace different. Sosua is plenty nice but has a touch of local hospitality without sacrifices in comfort. The all inclusive option includes all food and all beverages. Safe drinking water is provided. The food is great. I have no comparisons to other hotels in the DR but I would stay here again.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from canada

Nice place overlooking sea, mostly quiet and small

Posted Nov 20, 2016
Relaxing, got to know staff and guests, November a wet month, but we had some sun
4 out of 5
for Couples
by A verified traveler from US

Good location for real Susua

Posted Nov 10, 2016
Location: About a 15 minute walk to Sosua beach, which is where all the beach bars and restaurants are located. The walk thru Sousa is a little seedy, but safe
Hotel only had about 20 guests during 1st week of November 2016. We had the pool and beach to ourselves. Only had the breakfast, which was fine.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Sosua By The Sea - Recommend

Posted Nov 10, 2015
Pros: 1. Staff was very attentive 2. The buffet food was delicious 3. Setting up tours was easy 4. Very relaxing and pleasant atmosphere
Cons: 1. My room had cracked tiles in bathroom, doors were weathered. This hotel could be much better if money was spent in updates and maintenance.
Location: 1. On site scuba lessons and fishing trips can be arranged easily. 2. Exchange store is 2 blocks away, hotel hits you for 2-3 pesos than the store.
My first time visiting the DR and choose this hotel based on reviews on here and from others experiences. The location was beautiful, at the end of a street that is not heavily traveled. Outside the hotel are nice local bars and souvenir shop. You are also a 20 minute walk to the bars, beach and casino. The initial ambiance of the hotel when I first saw it from the outside was truly beautiful...kind of a old school type villa. There is a direct path to the beach, you have a outdoor bar and the the restaurant is overlooking the ocean. There is a souvenir shop on the premise (has odd hours of operation) in case your in need of something. The staff was very pleasant and accommodating. They give you 5 bottles of water when you check in and you can fill up your bottles when you finish (they don't provide you with additional ones). I had a problem with my room and told the front check out staff...within 20 minutes (during breakfast) it was fixed. Upon coming in late one night, we missed breakfast, yet the restaurant staff provided us with an early lunch which I appreciated. The staff was more than helpful when I needed to setup tours and needed additional information. Getting taxis was also a piece of cake with them calling one for you on the spot or calling ahead for one if you give them a time. FYI - No Visitor Policy, my cousins could not come to my room to have a few drinks and catch up due to the hotels no visitor policy. They had to go back to Puerto Plata.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Nice beach

Posted Aug 2, 2015 on Hotels
Nice beach, like a family place
1 out of 5
by Jean Pi from NY

Posted Aug 21, 2014 on Hotels
Awful.. I decided to loose my money since I had all ready paid for the night instead of saying there with my son. The hotel was empty and I did not feel secure plus despite paying 160$ when I get there , I was told that only breakfast was included NOT recommended
5 out of 5
for Families
by A verified traveler from Buffalo NY

Requested clean ~ smoke free room w/ ocean view ~

Posted Feb 24, 2014
Pros: Over all family friendly.
Cons: I would put a hair dryer in each room or let guest check out one from front desk.
Location: Walking distance to anything you'd want to see / buy. Great ocean front.
We were very happy with the clean, smoke free room w/ocean view. Great beach ! Staff was very friendly & accommodating. Food was very good too !
1 out of 5
by roy from Tampa, Florida, USA

No Guest Allowed

Posted Feb 11, 2014 on Hotels
Sosua has in international reputation as a party town…where singles can usually expect to find company. Don't bother staying at this hotel if you are expecting to bring any company to your room. They have a strict policy that, of course, they neglected to tell me anything about until after I checked in and tried to bring my date back to the hotel. I packed at that point and had to carry my bag in the dead of night the two long an dangerous blocks that separate this hotel from the rest of Sosua…The room was dingy and they would not refund my 4 days i had booked in advance using this website. I will not use this booking service or recommend this hotel to anyone.
2 out of 5
by Goby from Dominican republic

Pretty bad hotel

Posted Apr 30, 2013
I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights, and I was dissapointed. Since the very first moment I get in, I knew something it was not right. The room was clean, little old but clean, the air conditioned was not good, there were not fan, we went out for that night and report it. They promised they would fix by the time I come back but it did not happen, Next day, I was moved into another room with better AA. As far as drinks, there is only one bar for the whole complex, with very limited selection. As far as the food, the worst!! they food is really terrible and hope is a coincidence; but some pork they served for dinner, it was served at lunch next day. I would not returned for any reason ever.