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Bahia las Ballenas

Jose Antonio Martinez | Playa Bonita, Las Terrenas 32200, Dominican Republic
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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12 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I checked in today and I knew not to expect a luxury hotel, but what I found is plain disappointing. Rooms are run down, uncomfortable beds and don't get me started on the bathrooms. You can't have dinner at the restaurant as it is closed early. You have to pay extra if you want air conditioner in your room. The... More 

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Claude R, General Manager at Bahia las Ballenas, responded to this review

I read your review with attention and I remenber you too, You buy coupons in discount-company and this company that we work since few years, have charts that explain you that you can upgrade the room for 20 usd to 50 usd and for air conditioner too you have little charges,,,of course if you pay for the cheapest rooms you... More 

Cebu Island, Philippines
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36 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This place was maybe nice a few years ago but is visually getting run down. The room was huge and featured a king size bed which was really nice BUT... the bathroom is "open air" (not really because they put plastic over the opening so rain cant come in but neither can fresh air..) but the real problem is that... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Our experience this past weekend was horrible, what looked like a nice and comfortable weekend villa turned out to be a nightmare of a stay. The rooms are not private enough, anyone walking outside can just look inside the villas, closing the windows are not an option because of the heat. The bathroom area of the rooms have a shared... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

It's a pretty hotel, very comfy... We had trouble with reservation upon arrival... The rooms (ours at least) was not not well cleaned. We had huge bugs in our room (still big for the Caribbean standards) and tons of mosquitos. The floor was aldo dirty.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This is a beautiful hotel right at the ocean with cute little bungalows on a very manicured ground, a very clean nice pool and super friendly staff. We missed our flight and had to stay an extra night. Robert and his team let us check in extremely late, gave us a great deal on our room and was overall so... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Bahia de las Ballenas does not exist any longer, the place went bankrupt 2 years ago, it restarted this year in April (2014) under the name of Costa de las Ballenas under new management. Reviews older than 2013 doesn't reflect the current situation! Weird because the old internet site is still online, but the phone number and e-mail address are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

bahia las ballenas it was a great stay with my family .. lobster dinner was cery delicious front of the beach with glace of wine and nice relaxjng music .. the hotel was very good condition the town is near and the manager will assure that u have taxi and any accompditation

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The hotel is very charming , multi colour of bungalow ,Peaceful atmosphere.. great for couple .. Mini bar and restaurant cocktail was very nice made and Personal was very attentif i recommend this hotel to everyone who want to travel to las terrenas the manager will also arrange everithings if you need to visit the town .. the pool is... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The hotel itself is not bad. It has a clean pool, and amazing beach front. The rooms are bungalow tipe, and had a decent deco, however it is really difficult to sleep there because there is no AC and you need to sleep with a mosquito net, which prevent the air from the fan cool down your bed. There was... More 

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Claude R, Responsable relations clients at Bahia las Ballenas, responded to this review
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Athens, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This location on beautiful beaches has a peaceful, non-commercial atmosphere although not inconveniently far from town. The bungalows are simple but charming. The landscaping creates a "small village" effect. The pool area is attractive. Breakfast included choice of omelette and a delicious crepe. The manager and staff members were friendly and attentive.

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