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The Bannister Hotel

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   at Puerto Bahia Samana - Marina & Residences | Carretera Sanchez-Samana Km5, Dominican Republic
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Ranked #10 of 56 hotels in Samana Province
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014
200ccc Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This hotel is beautiful and the attitudes and presence of the staff were the same. The setting is very picturesque and i especially enjoyed the sunset over the bay. i would recommend this hotel and hope to stay again upon my return to the area. i enjoyed the music at night. The staff were always willing to answer questions and... More

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Santo Dominigo
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Best peaceful resort in Samana. Boat tours to Haitises, Cayo Levantado island and whale watching every day. Excellent italian restaurant La Regatta and Cafe del Mar. Rooms, gym and spa are first rate as well as marina! Fishing from the top of the breakwater is fun.

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Haymarket, Virginia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

This hotel is definitely a world-class 5 star luxury resort where no expense was spared in building it. The public areas, rooms and grounds are all very impressive, stylish and extremely well done. It's all travertine, mahogany and euro-style appointments. I happened to be in the area on business but often vacation at and have a very special fondness for... More

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JBretin, General Manager at The Bannister Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Bellknob, We acknowledge good receipt of your review and we thank you very much for sharing your impressions with us. It is always constructive for us to read guests comments so that we can improve our services. It is through that not all of our employees speak a perfect english, nevertheless we always reach a reasonable level and... More

New York City, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

My wife and I stayed at this hotel for 5 days while exploring and enjoying Samana. I booked it through Tingo and got a great deal on it (but later found out that there was an even better deal on Jetsetter when it got closer to our trip but still satisfied with the price). The hotel is 5 km away... More

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JBretin, General Manager at The Bannister Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Chang, We just received your review and we thank you very much for taking a moment and share your feeling about The Bannister Hotel. The entire team is very glad to see that they make you feel that good and comfortable that you will come back! As you explained it, our place is very exclusive and peaceful. As... More

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Nice and friendly staff, great food, amazing view from our room. I absolutely recommend this place to leave behind the city routine and have a romantic stay. My husband and I also visited the town near the hotel amenities and was wonderful. Very clean, one of the best places I've been in my life. We loved everything!

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JBretin, General Manager at The Bannister Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Francibel, we acknowledge good receipt of your review and we thank you for choosing The Bannister Hotel for your Honeymoon!!! We are very glad you enjoyed your stay so much and we do hope we will see you for your first anniversary! Congratulations again on behalf of the entire team, Very Best Regards, Jessica Bretin General Manager More

New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This hotel is 5 miles away from Samana, so it is not close to city activities. It is also in a gated area, so if you take a taxi to the hotel, you are stopped at the security gate, where you have to get out and wait for the hotel to send a car. The hotel is very inconvenient if... More

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JBretin, General Manager at The Bannister Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Lisa, First of all we would like to thank you for sharing with us your feeling about Puerto Bahia. This is very important for us to have the guests impression so that we can always improve our services. Indeed the property is 5km from Samana city. You are right saying that, as we are a gated property, we... More

Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
14 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

My family spent a long weekend at apartments associated with the Bannister since the hotel was full. The staff were very helpful to make sure we had accommodations and had use of all the hotel amenities. The hotel is small and has a great view of docks with boats of many very nice persons who have vacation apartments surrounding the... More

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JBretin, General Manager at The Bannister Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It has been a great pleasure for the entire team to welcome you and your family at Puerto Bahia! It is really nice for us to see that you spent such a good time. Enjoying the Sea with the boat of your family gave you the right sight of the place... This is Puerto Bahia's ambiance... We are... More

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

The wife and I had such a great time while staying here. The "love is in the air" package was wonderfully put together and a great bargain for the service and other details that we received during our stay. The views were beautiful and we were treated and felt like VIP the entire time. I've been traveling around the world... More

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JBretin, General Manager at The Bannister Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Calvin, It has been a great pleasure for the entire team to welcome you and your wife! First of all we would like to thank you for choosing The Bannister Hotel for such a special occasion. We are really proud that we could reach your expectatives and that you enjoyed so much your stay with us. Again congratulations... More

santo domingo
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

I am more than delighted to share my experience at this wonderful hotel.I wasn't aware of this hotel until a good friend of mine who writes in Conde Nast recommended it and I would add to his review that this is indeed a real boutique hotel although its not as small as other small luxury hotels of the world properties:great... More

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JBretin, General Manager at The Bannister Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Sibarii, We would like to thank you for sharing on Tripadvisor your impressions about The Bannister Hotel. It is very important for our staff to know and understand, guests expectatives and feelings about the job they are doing. About the details you mentionned with our housekeeping team, it is property policy not to do decorations with towels and... More

Curacao
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
10 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

On a recent trip from the Turks & Caicos to the BVI, we had the great fortune to find Puerto Bahia and and the Hotel/Marina at Bannister in Samana. The staff, the marina manager, and even the owner were ever helpful when needed (or called upon!) and otherwise invisible. Due to heavy weather on the backside of a tropical storm,... More

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JBretin, General Manager at The Bannister Hotel, responded to this review

Dear BusinessTraveler5931, It has been such a pleasure for us to welcome you and your crew. We thank you for sharing about our Marina Puerto Bahia and its services... We are always happy to receive boats and yachts and be able to offer the guests and crew members the best attentions possible and the access to our facilities (swimming pools,... More

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Additional Information about The Bannister Hotel

Address: at Puerto Bahia Samana - Marina & Residences | Carretera Sanchez-Samana Km5, Dominican Republic
Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Samana Province
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 56 hotels in Samana Province
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Bannister Hotel 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled between the mountains and the sea, The Bannister Hotel is a wonderful retreat in the Caribbean. This stunning hotel is a member of the elite collection Small Luxury Hotels of the World, focusing on good taste, high quality, tranquility and splendor. It features 30 finely-decorated suites with outstanding views, along with a variety of amenities and impeccable service.Leave your worries behind, let the warm breeze fill you with tranquility, and enjoy a place which will fulfill your needs and indulge your desires. ... more   less 
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