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Thread: Santiago Hotels - Matum vs Platino

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    Default Santiago Hotels - Matum vs Platino

    Not looking for luxury accommodations but a clean, decent hotel to spend a couple of nights. Hotel Matum and Hotel Platino are both around $70 USD per night. Any thoughts on which of the two is a better choice. Also location is not that important.

    Has anyone used Uber for pickup at STI. If not what is the current taxi fare for STI to either of these hotels?

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    Los Jardines behind Hodelpa

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    I've stayed in both multiple times.  With Platino, it depends which room you get.  Some rooms are really very, very small even for an overnight stay.  That was the case for our last stay a few years back.  They said the bed was a queen size but honestly it was full size on that particular room.  Bathrooms are also very small.   Breakfast wasn't included but they do have a restaurant where you can grab something to eat.  I can't remember how good the wi fi was.

    Since then, we stayed at Matum.  Rooms are good size, bathrooms need some work.  Wi fi is pretty bad within the rooms.  It works well in the second floor hall, in front of the restaurant.  Breakfast buffet included but not very good.  For me, it was just a toast and coffee.   



    Our last trip we ended up in Centro de Santiago, a B&B/Guesthouse with nice rooms, which we found in booking.com   We liked it and is cheaper than both Matum and Platino.  Wi fi was just fine. I don't recall that it had breakfast included.  It's been a few months ;-) 

    Between Matum and Platino I think I'll stick to Platino, but as long as we're driving, Centro de Santiago is much better.

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    Los Jardines , Bird....behind the casino.

    Affordable, clean, breakfast,
     restaurant on site.
    Not far from the dentist...Nacional walking distance 

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    thanks to all, will look further into los jardines as it seems to be a much better bang for the buck.

    thanks..............

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbird View Post
    Not looking for luxury accommodations but a clean, decent hotel to spend a couple of nights. Hotel Matum and Hotel Platino are both around $70 USD per night. Any thoughts on which of the two is a better choice. Also location is not that important.

    Has anyone used Uber for pickup at STI. If not what is the current taxi fare for STI to either of these hotels?


    500 DP.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by waytogo View Post
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    The taxi fee $ 700. was last April for an early drop off from the hotel platinum area to STI.

    I always tip very well, when I was driving taxis in DR tips was very appreciated for me.

    I did not used Uber, I called the taxi union I used to work for.

    JJ

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    I drove bigbird from STI to Cabarete during his first trip to DR.

    A big honor for me, I will never forget that day.

    JJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by bachata View Post
    I drove bigbird from STI to Cabarete during his first trip to DR.

    A big honor for me, I will never forget that day.

    JJ
    and I will never forget my introduction to Dominican hospitality by you. :-) hope all is well JJ and your new house is coming along great.

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    I would add Los Jardines in your search also. Older hotel, small rooms but clean and very close to Metro and Caribe bus stations.

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