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Hotel Loro Tuerto Hotel 1 star
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Avenida Luis E. del Monte, Barahona Barahona, Dominican Republic -
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Amy Adejokun Section editor

In the noisy and lively city-centre of Barahona, Loro Tuerto is a charming hotel for a stopover in the main city of this preserved region in the south-west of the Dominican Republic. It isn't a holiday hotel: it is far from the beach, there is no swimming pool or special facilities, and the comfort of the rooms is very basic. However, it is a very pleasant for a stopover, with its superbly decorated lobby bar, its laidback ambiance and the free Internet access.

This hotel review is a translation from the French by the agency Traductéo.

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    Location 10.0 /10

    In the city-centre of Barahona, quite far from the beaches. Barahona is the gateway to the Dominican Republic's southwestern region, the best preserved one in the country. It is the ideal location from which to explore the wonders of the surroundings: Lake Enriquillo, Bahia de las Aguilas, Oveido Lagoon. Count on about 3h by car to reach the airport of Santo Domingo, the country's capital.

    Accommodation 5.45 /10

    Clearly the downside of this hotel: they are tiny, with two camp beds, a pocket-sized wall-mounted television (with cable channels), no balcony or terrace, no view other than onto the noisy road, no safe, no fridge and no hair-dryer. This being said, the red floor-tiling, the wooden door and the yellow walls decorated with a painting add an original touch. The central air-conditioning is better than nothing. The low lighting makes it barely possible to read. We were actually somewhat surprised to have free Internet access (via a Wi-Fi connection) but we're not complaining! The tiny bathroom includes a mini sink, a toilet, a shower and soap. However, there is no hot water...

    Overview 6.45 /10

    The lobby is the most pleasant spot in the Loro Tuerto: a friendly place where you meet up with other guests to enjoy a rum-based cocktail to the rhythm of reggae while admiring the various decor elements in this genuine Ali Baba-like cave: a machete, a painting of Toulouse Lautrec, a Naive Art painting, a mask of a lion, a small statue of a captain, a map of the Caribbean, an African mask, a model of a lion, etc. Next, the charm is less evident once you pass into the interior cement courtyard, even if the traditional one-storey house holding the 9 guest rooms is not lacking in style with its wooden guardrail. Yes, it's true there is a lounge area with a sofa, a coffee table on the gravel, two hammocks, and a few wooden tables and chairs, but the spot could be spruced up a bit better, with a little vegetation for example. Nevertheless, the Spanish owner who has been managing this hotel since 2009 has a place with a lot of potential on his hands!

    Food and drink 6.70 /10

    There is no restaurant at the Loro Tuerto but snacks are available during the day: sandwiches, spaghetti, salads, eggs, chips, etc. A traditional continental breakfast, including a variety of fresh juice, is served from 7:00am to 10:00am in the lobby bar that can accommodate 30 guests.

    To know

    Loro Tuerto means 'a pirate's parrot', a name you will understand once you are in the lobby. If you have your laptop with you, the Wi-Fi Internet access is free, including in the guest rooms. You don't come to the Loro Tuerto for the comfort but for the atmosphere. The establishment is not suitable for guests with reduced mobility as you have to take the stairs to reach the guest rooms.

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