Hodelpa Gran Almirante Hotel, Dominican Republic
A Caribbean city break need not be a contradiction in terms when you stay at the Hodelpa Gran Almirante. Located in the centre of Santiago de los Caballeros, the hotel has a second-floor pool with urban views from its canopied daybeds, rather than overlooking a beach or jungle. It’s close to nightlife, shops and eateries, and there’s also an on-site tapas bar, breakfast buffet and 24-hour room service, perfect for post-partying sustenance. With 153 bedrooms, it’s at the larger end of the boutique hotel spectrum.