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The Bannister Hotel

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at Puerto Bahia Samana - Marina & Residences | Carretera Sanchez-Samana Km5, Dominican Republic
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Bannister for 4 nights last week. The common areas of the hotel were beautiful and very well kept. The 2 bars were very nice, had great views, and wonderful drinks. All the staff were attentive and friendly. There is no beach on the property, but if you have been to their website, you probably aren't expecting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for 5 nights. The staff was way beyond helpful. The atmosphere was terrific. The bed is quite hard though. The room wasn't as spectacular as I had hoped. Better than average of course, certainly not dissappointing. Everything else about the hotel was breathtaking. Would stay again, if I found a good price. Wifi was non existent in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I loved this resort however there were some issues. It's very secluded and hard to get anywhere else. I wish there was a resort boat or catamaran that could take you out for sunset cruises, kayaks you could take out, or even paddle boards. I felt like there was nothing I could do besides swim in a pool or take... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Overall yes the view is beautiful and as well the hotel but in my opinion not worth the money . Stayed for two days , the lights would turn off and on whenever during the night , TV or PHONE was not working . And wifi barely reached the room . Additionally nothing to do throughout the day everything you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This hotel is in the secluded yet graceful part of the Dominican, where the water are generally calm because it is inside of the bay. The area is not buggy at all, and the overall atmosphere is great. The hotel lobby is spectacular to look at with a perfect bar right in front of the marina. Also there is 2... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

After a fantastic weekend all we can say is thank you for the great service, great food, and especially thank you Juan, from Cafe del Mar, for your great attentions at the restaurant. Hope we can go back soon and enjoy this wonderful experience again! Don't leave the hotel without eating pizza at La Regata!

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

Dear Mrs. Paola, First of all we would like to thank you for choosing The Bannister Hotel for your weekend. Be sure we will share with the staff (especially Juan) your comments so that they keep doing a great job and even better for our guests to enjoy an excellent experience with us. Waiting for the pleasure to welcome you... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Hotel Bannister is a truly beautiful hotel, the staff are the friendliest i have come across, nothing is too much trouble. The rooms are immaculatly clean, very comfortable with beautiful furniture, a well equiped kitchen, comfy oversized couches and a balcony to sit and relax and enjoy the view. Everything in this hotel is of the highest quality. The food... More 

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

Dear CiaoDaisy, First of all we would like to thank you for sharing your impressions about The Bannister Hotel. It is very important for us to get our guests feed back so that we can improve our services every day. It is a great pleasure for us to see that you enjoyed your stay so much and that your expectations... More 

Toronto, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

For us it was third year in a row we celebrate our anniversary at this wonderful place, enjoying whole week at the end of December. And we highly recommend The Bannister Hotel for everyone who desires luxury and tranquil time for themselves. This is truly high end place starting from overall architectural look and ending with the quality of linens... More 

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

Dear Mr. Valeri, On behalf of the entire team of The Bannister Hotel we thank you for sharing with us your experience. We are very happy to see that we fulfilled your expectations and that you plan to come back for a 4th visit in 4 years! We are waiting for the pleasure to welcome you back, Very Best Regards,... More 

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The best thing in the hotel is the room. It is new, big and very clean. There is a good kitchen which is perfect for those travelling with babies.The staff is very nice and helpful. However, there is not a lot of entertainment. There is no beach in near the hotel. If you do not book day trips, it can... More 

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

Dear Mila, Thank you for sharing your experience of The Bannister Hotel. It is very important for our staff to get feed back and improve our services every day. The Bannister Hotel is a marina destination so we do not have a beach onsite but we propose a shuttle every day to a wonderful beach, just 20mn by boat :... More 

Monterey Peninsula, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

If you need time out, a place to unwind for a few days and still need to be on the grid, Hotel Bannister in Samana D.R. is a great choice. The staff are extremely polite and helpful. Rooms are well maintained each with fridge/freezer, electric stove top, microwave and utensils. A mini market with a limited but diverse range of... More 

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

Dear Mr. Mike K., First of all we would like to thank you for sharing your experience with us at The Bannister Hotel. It is always important for us to get guests feed back in order to keep improving our services. We are glad to see that you enjoyed your stay so much and that your expectations were fulfilled. We... More 

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