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Hotel Las Ballenas Escondidas
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Reviewed 26 May 2017

Fantastic location- hosts were friendly- welcoming and supportive- pool was relaxing- gardens were gorgeous- ocean was pretty to look at- very special location. Quiet as at end of season- restaurant sat up high and allowed a spectacular of the beach and water- close to playa rincon-

Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for a nice and relaxing location far from the massive all including hotels that's the place to be.
Located in a tropical garden full of palm, where you can almost only hear the birds and the sea.
Really nice atmosphere.

Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

This isn't a Marriott or an all inclusive resort; don't expect lightning fast wifi and 50" TVs in the rooms. There isn't 24/hr room service and you can't just walk into town. This is a place to relax and disconnect in nature. This is a small, boutique hotel far removed from any hustle and bustle.

The grounds are absolutely gorgeous with views at every turn. There is a small, private beach at the bottom of the hill. There is an infinity pool with ocean views in the middle of the property with a bar adjacent. The rooms are clean and comfortable and the service by the staff and owners was second to none.
The restaurant on site had a great menu at fair prices and there is plenty of liquor in the bar to keep anyone content. We stayed 2 nights after whale watching in Samana; the hotel is a 20 minute drive from Samana City.

If you want to get away from everything and spend a few nights in actual paradise where you fall asleep to the sound of crashing waves and you're serviced by owners and staff that treat you like family, this is the place for you!

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  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank lebuffamir
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

My boyfriend and I spent a few days at this charming boutique hotel and truly enjoyed our stay. The bungalows, the swimming pool, the breakfast area and the dining room are very peaceful, quiet, and offer spectacular views over the ocean and palm trees. The breakfast is good, the staff is extremely nice and helpful and the cocktails at the swimming pool are a must. Our favorite hotel in Dominican Republic :)
Note: You should rent a car / scooter and visit the beaches around, they're gorgeous

Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 December 2016

We spent almost a week in one of the rooms of this lovely boutique hotel held by Delphine and Jérome. We felt at home thanks to the warmth of this extraordinary couple, their precious advises and the work they do on a daily basis for their clients. Thanks to them we discovered a large part of the Samana peninsula and even learned a few steps of batchata, the local dance. The hotel is set up in a great location: View on the Samana bay, swimming pool, fantastic terraced tropical gardens... Their restaurant is a must-taste with great cuisine supervised by Jérôme himself. We can only recommend this hotel for those who wish to leave aside resorts and spend some time with warm and caring hosts.

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Address: Highway 5, Los Naranjos # 55 | Halfway between Samana & Las Galeras, Santa Barbara de Samana 32001, Dominican Republic
Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Samana Province > Santa Barbara de Samana
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Santa Barbara de Samana
Price Range: $113 - $281 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Las Ballenas Escondidas 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Boutique Hotel Las Ballenas Escondidas in Samana Peninsula, Dominican Republic. Small and Charming Hotel with Pool and secluded Beach located halfway between Samana City and the village of Las Galeras. Total disconnection Enjoy whale watching while having breakfast during the season ... more   less 
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