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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We just spent the weekend at the hotel. We are locals and speak fluent Spanish so we didn't encounter any problem with the staff. On the contrary, the staff made a significant difference in how we perceive the place. The hotel is located in a beautiful Marina setting. If you are driving like we were, be aware there are no... More 

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Sto.dom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We only stayed one night but he experience was delightful. We took an ocean view bedroom and waking up looking at the bay with the sunset and everything was mesmerizing. All the staff is incredibly polity and well mannered, they seem to be really happy to work there. You could fell the peace all over the place and we feel... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like rude people that don't speak English then this hotel is for you! They treat you like below them if you don't speak Spanish. Thank god my wife did or this would have been even worse. Make sure you study up on your Spanish. This hotel was almost empty when we visited and now I know why. Horrible... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Puerto Bahia and The Bannister Hotel is officially our favorite destination. WE JUST HAD OUR WEDDING at The Bannister Hotel and everything turned out above and beyond what we expected. Delphine, Ana, Fernando, Bernardo, and Gloria took care of us as if we were family. We had 120+ family and guest fly out to paradise and everyone had an amazing... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We stayed at the Bannister one night in a 2-bedroom suite with another couple. The place is absolutely beautiful. Gorgeous views of the marina a d surrounding mountains. Excellent service. Too bad we didn't stay long enough to enjoy the stunning pool.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This hotel was reasonably "pet-tolerant"; you could sit in the foyer and public areas with beloved pets, but that is now no longer the case. They have a no-pets policy - which appears to be dependent upon who you are. Condo owners seem to be allowed to have their pets in public areas, while other customers are not. Also, they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We stayed at the Bannister for one night. Our experience was really good. Bernardo the food and beverages manager was outstanding. He gave us an impeccable service when we were lounging by the pool at Cafe Del Mar, he suggested us amazing drinks and definitely made our stay more enjoyable with his professionalism and friendly approach. We ate at both... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

After spending 4 days on the north side of the Samana peninsula at the all-inclusive Grand Bahia el Portillo, Ibooked 2 nights at the Bannister for my girlfriend and I to enjoy this luxurious boutique hotel set within the exclusive Bahia Port marina. The lobby is amazing with a posh open area looking upon the luxury yachts and sailboats in... More 

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Fernando C, Gerente General at The Bannister Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest First of all, thank you for having chosen The Bannister Hotel for this occasion and also thank you for posting such a wonderful review especially for the outstanding recognition of the service provided by our people.. We are truly delighted that you had a most memorable stay with us. Feedback like yours is highly motivating and encouraging; we... More 

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I stayed in a village/appartment at the mountains of Puerto Bahia Marina & Residences for 6 days and I have no complain. The view of the Samaná Bay from the house was spectacular. At the Bannister Hotel there's gym and restaurants available with great service. The outdoors are amazing for a morning or evening run. The location is a few... More 

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Fernando C, Gerente General at The Bannister Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are happy that you enjoyed the beauty of our natural surroundings and our food and the service provided by our people as well. It certainly would be our pleasure to welcome you back soon and create another memorable stay for you. Best regards, Fernando Cedillo Gerente General More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The marina puerta bahia started about 2010 and is in front of bannisters hotel about 2 miles west of Semana town. Rates at the marina are $1/foot per day plus tax so $48 for a 40 ft boat. This gives access to the infinity pool, tennis courts, spa, restaurants etc which together with the friendly staff and commandante makes a... More 

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