Pros: staff was courteous and friendly, beautiful facility with good use of space.
Cons: only one pool and a very small beach, only two restaurants. buffet does not run 24 hours making it difficult to eat sometimes and meet other guests outside of ordering room service and going back to ...
Pros: The staff and service were excellent! Beautiful sunsets and great bars. Good use of limited space on the side of a hill.
Cons: Minor issue - water in jacuzzi not warm. Pool towel exchange process over-controlled. The poverty in the area around and on the way to the hotel is overwhelming.
Pros: The staff is really amicable and kind
Cons: The shower is not very confortable, the bathroom gets all wet.
Pros: The service is perfect, they want to make you happy no matter what.
The luxury Victorian-style Bahia Principe Samana Don Pablo Collection hotel is located on the Samana Coast of the Dominican Republic. Surrounded by leafy green areas on a fabulous beach of turquoise waters, this hotel is a pleasure for all the senses. Its elegant and manorial style and exceptional service make it a great choice for an extraordinary vacation in the Caribbean.
Pros: The hotel is beautiful! The villas are spread in a lush garden very well maintained. The swimming pools are amazing. The service is wonderful and very helpful and pleasant. Also the experience of the ...
Cons: Just a suggestion: showing off all the tattoos it's not really appropriate for a luxury place like the hotel.
Pros: Pools, beaches, beautiful room, Don Pablo restaurant, scenery, walkways, staff was very nice and eager to please to make sure that we were happy and enjoyed our entire stay.
Cons: Bed was harder than we like. Room service could have been better and we were unhappy with the large eggshell that was left in our scrambled eggs, but the staff really stepped up to make sure there ...
Pros: Best hotel ever! Beautiful island with great food, the staff is amazing, the rooms are fantastic with all the treats and luxury you can imagine!!! We felt like king and queen :)
Cons: Absolutely nothing.
Pros: This place looks like a dream, it's secluded from the main island and is built with thought. Junior delux room was great! It had a mini Jacuzi, balconi and a comfy bed. Private beach and pools are...
Cons: Out side the main building, rooms are bundled in a structure of four, two in every floor - worthwhile asking being on top floor or you'll risk hearing every step from the guests above you. Non of ...
Pros: I like everything this hotel is perfect the staff is the best ,tranquillity, very good food ,good shows definitely I will go back
Cons: Pillows no confortable
Pros: The staff really try to make your stay fun and what you want it to be. You need to know a little Spanish to communicate with a lot of the staff. The food was great at the Italian restaurant. ...
Cons: I wish that you could have ordered food at the beach/pool. A lot of the reservation times for dinner were taken when we arrived so I would advise making them in advance of your arrival. The ...
Pros: The staff was exceptionally attentive! The property was beautiful and well maintained. The food was super with great variety. Joshua at Rodizio, Bobby at the beach bar and Pablo in animation---...
Cons: The rooms situated to the back of the main building suffered from entirely too much staff noise during the nightly cleaning and stocking.
Pros: Everything was excellente! Staff superior,food great and most beautiful resort.
Cons: No complaints from me.
Pros: Beautiful environment. Nice private beach. Great breakfasts and dinners. Easy to get seated at pools, beaches, and buffet restaurants. Great bar service on the beach.
Cons: You can't book specialty dinners until you arrive, and they were booked the first night we got there. Bed was rock hard. Lunch buffets were not very good. All-inclusive was nice, but the only wines included were house wines which weren't good, and no light beer. Our biggest complaint was the discovery, after we got there, that there was a big push to sell you on their vacation club/time-share, and the transportation company they use to get you to and from the hotel also tries to sell you excursions.
Pros: The grounds were beautiful. The staff was amazing! The beach was beautiful.
Cons: the food was not very good. the beds were hard as rocks. not just ours. there were other couples that said the same thing.
The Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado Don Pablo Collection is located on an idyllic island in the Dominican Republic where luxury and exclusivity are the main characteristics. Idyllic beaches, relaxation and comfort will become the core focus of your holiday.
Cons: Does not have activities for kids under 3 y.o..
Pros: the food was excellent
Cons: my room has problem with the air conditioner
Pros: the transport from the lobby to our room the saxofonist the waterpark for our granddaughter
Cons: the Italian and the fish restaurant could be better
Pros: The friendliness of the staff. Comfortable accommodations. Family friendly. Food great.
Cons: Wifi needs to be improved. Wifi only available in lobby of hotel. Logging on into free wifi is in issue bc it throws u to the paying Web page.
Pros: I like very much VICTORIAN style in the hotel
Cons: Food is very repeatable. I espect to find more dominican musical around be cause i had been in new year night
Pros: Very close to local Town and very safe location
Cons: Very poor intertainment 11pm everything is closed and lights are off, its good for 65 and over crowd
Pros: Buffet was amazing! Loved the piano bar music after the evening meal, very relaxing! Service was excellent. Grounds were beautiful and beach was still gorgeous. Room was comfortable and very clean! ...
Cons: The only thing we didn't enjoy was that the mattress was too firm and the pillows were too firm as well.
Pros: it's people
Cons: The drinks, they have to upgrade them
Pros: very clean
Cons: yes pools closed early and bringing guest in was a huge problem and never had a problem the night before
Pros: I loved the professional and courteous staff. The facilities were kept up well. I was blown away by the variety of food choices.
Cons: I had a broken light fixture and a few lights weren't operable. The gym could use some new eguipment. Lastly, I thought the wifi cost was a bit outrageous and I was disappointed when I found out that we were only allowed a hour of complimentary service.
The Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo Hotel overlooks one of the most unspoilt beaches in Samaná, Dominican Republic. A place in which to enjoy crystal-clear waters and white sands with an exclusive service.
Pros: Excellent view from room, in the middle of forrest, cozy room and restaurant, recommended for relaxing stay, great fresh food
Cons: Time to order drinks after dinner, service quite slow, inattentive
Pros: Everything! The staff, Hotel location, The Pools, The view, The food.
Cons: The road from Sabana de la Mar to the Hotel is in terrible condition.
Pros: Goregous location, nicest staff, pools are the most fabulous
Pros: - quiet location, very close to Los Haitises National Park - good dinner in restaurant - nice architecture and environment (artificial waterfalls)
Cons: - access road is in bad condition - the main purpose of our stay in Cano Hondo was to visit the Los Haitises National Park. But when we wanted to book an excursion (as shown on their website) the ...
Pros: Fabulous views , good food , organic environment . Friendly and helpful English speaking lady in reception. Excellent boat trips and kayaking through the national park mangrove forest. The drive on ...
Cons: Due to it being a national holiday long week end , a load of noisy Dominicans were staying. Due to the traditional style of rooms the sound reverberated . I suggest trying to stay Monday to Friday ...
Pros: The hotel is at a beautiful site, near a canyon which is full of natural and artificial pools. The hotel guests have free entrance to the canyon park as well.
Cons: The water park is under construction, and some parts can be dangerous, watch out for open high-throughput drains, which can draw you underwater!
Pros: Good stuff, tea/coffee station anytime, amazing view, very quiet, food is tasty, breakfast is buffet and has everything
Cons: Bathtowels are too small, a lot of local people in the pool area and they are not accommodate in the hotel
Pros: Beautiful location, beautiful view and beautiful hotel itself. Girl on reception spoke english which was very helpful and helped us several times. During night arrival road got flooded and unusable ...
Cons: Very slow kitchen. It took more than a hour since we came for breakfast until we got one. Overall the kitchen seems as bottle neck. Arrival driveway is on not very good road (count with at least 20 ...
Pros: Not luxury, but a dream hotel for the adventurous traveler. No ac, no TV, no phone in room = perfect. Amazing view+ fans/hill top breeze+ hammock in the room= perfection.
Cons: Not one complaint.
Pros: The appeal here is the location. Beautiful views, beautiful scenery, and no TVs. A great place to get away and unwind.
Cons: The final 5km or so of the road driving there is in very poor condition. You're not going to be traveling faster than 15-20km per hour.
Pros: I liked the garden and the pool near the see.
Cons: We had to wait 45 minutes for a breakfast: the waitress didn't show up at all. A restaurant was locked at time of breakfast. Only on my insistence a hotel manager finally called a waitreess who ...
Pros: Quiet and excellent place
Cons: I was in the Penthouse and to have just a marvelous view is too expensive. Maybe a jacuzzi in the balcony could be great
Cons: Wifi can be better
Pros: I like everything about this hotel it was amazing
Cons: I don't think this hotel have be better than this
Cons: The bed, the breakfast and the customer service
Cons: The Hot Water in the shower did not work, I called 3 times and they never fix it. No TV ok the bedroom only on the living room.
Pros: Location is exquisite- views are spectacular
Cons: Rooms - large room but two thirds taken up by a fully equipped kitchen - who is going to cook a 3 course meal in their bedroom! As a result the bed is squashed in next to the wardrobe and the bathroom...
Pros: The staff at reception, spa and bar were excellent beautiful tranquil location away from the madness of Samana. A haven in every sense of the word.
Cons: Dinner was a bit of a lottery in both the hotel restart and the Italian. Food was fine but service was Dominican laid back to the point on caring not.
Cons: the name of the hotel 'The Bannister Hotel & Yacht Club' didn't match the name at the gate so we drove past not realising the hotel was located within the complex. We had to get a ...
Pros: The can-do attitude of the hotel staff. They seemed like family! Especially the reception desk staff. Sunset cocktails at the infinity pool.
Cons: Better billing communication between satellite restaurants/bars and the hotel.
Pros: Location. Amenities. Pool. Staff. Presteige, layed back, quiet, not crowded, great couples getaway.
Cons: Food value. Food choices. Food service. Rooms small-no place to put full or empty luggage for 2.
A great choice for a stay in Samana, The Bannister - Hotel & Yacht Club features an airport shuttle (available on request) and a marina. Guests can visit the spa to be pampered with massages, aromatherapy, or hydrotherapy, and Cafe del Mar, one of 3 restaurants, serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast and lunch. There are 2 outdoor pools and a poolside bar, and rooms at this luxurious resort get the details right with bathrobes and designer toiletries.
Pros: They have a lot of pools and waterfalls, the architecture is out of this world.
Cons: NO A/C, bathroom water was running all day and night.
Pros: beautiful setting next to river and pools of natural water.
Pros: Great hotel, in a beautiful location! The 11 or 12 natural pools and waterfalls are very beautiful and a brilliant addition. The restaurant also served some of the best Dominican food we've had ...
Pros: We liked the rustic qualities of the lodge and especially the waterfalls on every side. It was beautiful and quiet.
Cons: The breakfasts were okay. The first day the juice was delicious. The second day it had been watered down about 50%. The dinners were very poor quality. One night my friend and I each ordered crab. The...
Pros: This accomodation has a beautyfull location at the beginning of the humid forest. It is however very basic and there is the constant noise of the water day and night. The personel is extremely ...
Cons: Only one person spoke english.
Pros: Its paradise if you need break and relax from troubles , clean your mind its place for you for stay 2-3 days longer would be boring
Cons: we was at january it was super super cold at nights they need put fire place in room but during the day was perfect and hot
Pros: - location in the middle of the nature - beautiful view - natural pools - quietness - a place to relax - beautiful room with balcony and hammock
Cons: - a mosquito net would be good - specific dinner times should be mentioned orally. We almost missed it. - more light in the room
Pros: Great set up against the hill and crossed by rivers. Just next to the Haitises park. Very nice and helpful staff.
Cons: Access is remote, half an hour dirt track from Sabana, albeit accessible with a normal car.
Pros: We liked this place so much that ended up staying an extra night! The natural pools are even more impressive in person. The staff is very courteous and helpful. Pilon (the cook) makes some delicious ...
When visiting Sabana de la Mar, Paraiso Caño Hondo is a great choice to consider. After a dip in one of 12 outdoor pools, guests can grab a bite to eat at Escoria, one of 2 restaurants, which serves regional cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A bar/lounge and a seasonal outdoor pool are other highlights, and rooms offer room service and free WiFi.
Cons: Ocean policed with garbage and human disposal, pictures of property are deceiving,
Pros: - rooms are nice and spacious (all seaview rooms have sea view) - the beach and the pool are nice and cleaned regularly - the views are stunning - food (in the buffet) is good and the variety is ...
Cons: - water pressure was sometimes low - not exactly a negative point: the average age of the tourists there is 35+ at least, so plan your trip accordingly - a la carte restaurants are so-so (the ...
Pros: The staff, especially Miguel and Stefany with the animation team. They made sure everyone felt included and was enjoying themselves. All the staff were really warm and welcoming. However, the ...
Cons: Being cattle. I won't do an all-inclusive again. I wish I had booked a hotel. I can't imagine we saved any money, especially with all the added deficiencies. The minute you arrive, you are...
Pros: Waitress Emperatriz, manager I don't remember his name and ladies that clean the bedroom they did a really good job ... they made our stay feel better... the beach was so cute....
Cons: First of all the segurity man at the gate was really rude to me... he made me feel like I was not body there... I was so craying about this bad experience was really times... I just want to forget about it...
Pros: Beautiful scenic location. Paid for upgraded room with gorgeous view. Staff extremely well trained and friendly.
Cons: A little far from the airport- transfer was expensive.
Cons: WiFi . There are no connections in the rooms. Actually there are no WiFi.
Pros: Relaxed atmosphere, beautiful surroundings and the staff were fantastic!
Cons: Not a very friendly staff/Manager
Pros: The place in beautiful and very clean
Cons: Very poor customer service and rude stuff... bad food
Pros: The variety of food/drink and places to eat were great for the time we had at the hotel. The Orquidea restaurant was our favorite, lamb cooked to perfection! The staff were so friendly and the ...
Cons: We love experiencing different cultures, so learning to dance and listening to local music was great, but there was not a break in music. Maybe having different music at the pool bar, would break up ...
Pros: The entertainment staff was excellent, very friendly
Pros: The location and views are stunning. The facility was comfortable.
The hotel is located on the beach front near the charming town of Samana and 45km away from the airport. There the richness of the tropical nature and the quality of the white sand beaches are spectacular.
Pros: We stayed for a weekend, and the hotel is right ocean front, super relaxing to just sit on the room balcony and hear the waves and feel the breeze. Staff is super nice, and the restaurant at the hotel...
Pros: The breakfast was very good, a la carte.
Pros: I just came back from a week in Las Galeras and stayed 5 nights at Vila Serena. The staff was really friendly, especially the restaurant and cleaning ladies, always smiling and polite. My room was big...
Cons: The only disappointment was the bathroom, despite the good size, it was pretty old and requires better lights and shower - there was only one set of lights and shower tub area was dark. Some ...
Pros: nice room with balcony good location
Cons: we book price on booking come last minute fixed price but what suprice tax for everything 10 % tax for arcondition 28 % other taxes foe service and orther thing we book the room for 110 usd and at ...
Pros: Spectacularly beautiful private beach. Wonderful view from spacious rooms.
Cons: One of the reception staff not friendly or helpful. Everyone else very pleasant though. There were kayaks but no paddles or life jackets with them and no one there to ask
Pros: The views and ambience were just what we needed. No need to go anywhere if you don't want to. Walkability to Las Galeras and Playita great. Food in the restaurant was good and the staff friendly.
Pros: The kayaks, bikes, pool, location and staff.
Cons: The bed could have been better.
Pros: The bedroom was lovely, and what's great is all rooms have an ocean view private balcony. There kayaks, snorkels and bicycles are free for guests, which we made so much use of!
Cons: Would have preferred a healthier breakfast- there were lots of options but healthy eaters be careful. For example, the juice was fresh made but made with lots of sugar, and there was very little fruit...
Pros: beautiful hotel friendly staff well priced very well located to go to the village
Cons: the restaurant food could be better and they were not opened all the time for easy snacks
Pros: The view is phenomenal and the grounds are beautiful.
Cons: Staff are nice but they don't come off as super super friendly
Villa Serena offers an airport shuttle for USD 200 per room one way. Guests can indulge in massages or mani/pedis, then grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. An outdoor pool and a garden are other highlights, and rooms at this romantic hotel offer furnished balconies or patios and refrigerators.
Cons: I paid for a ocean view room and they didn't have it
Pros: The room, pools and beach.
Cons: Under reconstruction and non stop rain which they didn't have control over.
Pros: I liked the beach, disco, dining sometimes.
Cons: The drinks were of poor quality.
Pros: The food
Cons: The survive was very bad
Pros: Great location, very beautiful grounds and beach area.
Cons: The resort is pretty much worn out. The a/c in the room didn't work properly. The resort was under construction, even on Sunday, no mention of this when we booked.
Cons: Services, facilities
Pros: food was excellent, the people there are awesome, the beach are excellent.
Cons: no free WiFi, no clean rooms
Pros: the people and their willingness to be helpful.
Cons: the rooms need blankets for the beds, it gets cold in the early hours of the day.
Pros: The staff was very pleasant and eager to help and the beach was beautiful.
Cons: No wifi was included and the food was not very good.
Pros: The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The location is beautiful.
Cons: I wish there was more variety in the food options and restuarants, but the food they did have was good non-the-less. Also I wish the rooms were a bit more modern, but for what we paid this was an ...
Cons: we were given a room with no AC
Pros: Super friendly staff.
VIP area fast food and drinks section was awesome.
Cons: Basic package does not include WIFI.
We upgraded to VIP even then the WIFI was no good.
The villa had a roof leak.
The buffet food was horrible.
This family-friendly Las Galeras resort is located on the beach, within 3 mi (5 km) of La Playita Beach and Madama Beach. Fronton Beach and Las Galeras Divers are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Pros: Upon arrival, you are immediately impressed by the beauty of the site. The view is impressive. The garden is well maintained and the view on the swimming pool and the sea is beautiful. The restaurant...
Cons: Appliances and plumbing are a tad old in the room. For instance, fan and fridge work all fine but too noisy.
Pros: The resort is beautiful. Owners amd staff were wonderful.
Cons: There is livestock athe the house next door, a rooster crowed nonstop from 4am-7am everyday. There was what sounded like a horrible pig fight in the middle of the night. And a screaming cat that sadly...
Pros: Pace place to stay. but nothing to do, beach ton safe to swing
Cons: Nothing to do
Pros: The location is great, the view is breathtaking, the staff is very friendly. They really make sure you have everything you need. The menu from the restaurant is very good and diverse.
Pros: The scenery and location are amazing the Gardner Bate was so helpful and friendly the staff was so supportive and kind to me and my young children and husband. This is a unique amazing clean and ...
Pros: We recently stayed at Las Ballenas Escondidas for 3 days. The hotel is built on a sloped hill that leads through a lush, jungle-like garden into a beautiful small, private beach. Our hosts (Delphine...
Pros: The view is breathtaking, and the pool and private beach access made it feel like your own private oasis. It is also nicely located halfway in between Las Galeras and Samana which makes it somewhat ...
Cons: We didn't think it was a great value for the amount of money you spend. The pillows are lumpy, the breakfast is quite small and the restaurant is relatively expensive for the DR with no other food...
LAS BALLENAS ESCONDIDAS is a great choice for your beach stay in Samana, putting you near activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, and surfing/boogie boarding. Guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in deep-tissue massages, reflexology, and mani/pedis, and the outdoor pool provides fun for everyone. Offering ocean views, Sol y Luna serves international cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. A poolside bar and a terrace are other highlights, and rooms offer refrigerators and free WiFi.
When visiting Sabana de la Mar, Altos de Caño Hondo is a great choice to consider. The outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at Don Clemente, which serves fusion cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Tambora Beach Suites offers a private beach where you can get a beach massage or sip a drink at the beach bar, plus you'll have access to onsite scuba diving and snorkeling. The outdoor pool provides fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in mani/pedis. ANTILLAS, one of 2 restaurants, offers garden views and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A poolside bar and a bar/lounge are other highlights, and rooms offer furnished balconies and plasma TVs.
A great choice for a stay in Samana, El Bohio Residences offers an airport shuttle (available on request). You can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the restaurant is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat.