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Bahia las Ballenas

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Jose Antonio Martinez | Playa Bonita, Las Terrenas 32200, Dominican Republic
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Ranked #22 of 33 hotels in Las Terrenas
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

A little piece of heaven on earth! A very unusual place. If you want to experience something different from the conventional hotels this is the place! The beach as it was meant to be enjoyed in the tropics!

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Miami, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

This is just to warn other people so it does not happen to them. My wife and I stayed at this hotel last week and two guys broke into our bungalow in the middle of the night. The hotel is all bungalows and the back of the hotel has completely open access from a boardwalk on the beach and no... More

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Switzerland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We stayed at Bahia las Ballenas for 5 nights and found a fabulous location far from the Mekka of All Inclsive Resorts. The authentic DR! A real Paradise with gorgeous beaches. The Bungalows are in a big well kept green sorrounding, very charming and romanic ambience. Nice Pool, wonderful breakfast and in the Restaurant very friendly and smily staff. (not... More

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

I fell in love with this place after seeing our lovely villa! Far apart from the other villas it makes you feel like you are in a private island. The room was spacey and comfortable. Having the bathroom "outside" was a nice touch. Breakfast was nothing special and service a bit slow, but the surroundings are beautiful. You can rent... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We booked this place for a two night stay but we left the next day. The room we got was very spacious and nicely decorated but was very musty. I was not into the outdoor bathroom, which also had an interesting odour. The breakfast that was included was not good so we didn't try anything else. We were hoping that... More

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Boston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I arrived at Bahia Las Ballenas for a three-night stay in September 2012. I first heard of the hotel from Tablet Hotels.com. The photos on the Tablet website were very misleading, and made the rooms look much more modern and well-maintained than they actually are. However, the rooms were clean and although there were some basic maintenance issues (e.g. broken... More

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New York City, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

The hotel is calm & clean and the staff is very attentive. It's a great place to read in a hammock, jog on the beach, relax by the pool or go on an adventure in the town, which the hotel can help accommodate. The manager is French and knows how to cater to his guests. Large bungalows with outdoor private... More

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Bahia las Ballenas sits on a crescent of sandy beach that looks a little like the north shore in Kawaii, although not nearly as developed. The water is clear, rock free, even seaweed free, which made it so much nicer than the Southern California beaches I'm used to. The hotel is the most charming of the string along that crescent,... More

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Benicia, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Just returned from a week in the Dominican Republic, most of it spent at Bahia las Ballenas. Located in a beautiful, somewhat remote part of the island, it's tranquil, uncrowded and welcoming in every way. This time of year you have the heat - at least we did - but you also have the place virtually to yourselves. That doesn't... More

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merida
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12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

Very nice place....right on the beach. Large bungalows bedrooms. Very good restaurant with a french chef. All the staff is french, because the owner is French...all, very friendly and helpfull, and generous. I went there to do a photo shoot for a British company. We had a great time and it was really easy to work. Go there...it is perfect.

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Additional Information about Bahia las Ballenas

Also Known As:
Bahia Las Ballenas Hotel Las Terrenas
Bahia Las Ballenas Hotel
Hotel Bahia Las Ballenas
Bahia Las Ballenas Las Terrenas, Samana, Dominican Republic
Address: Jose Antonio Martinez | Playa Bonita, Las Terrenas 32200, Dominican Republic
Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Samana Province > Las Terrenas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Las Terrenas
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Las Terrenas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Bahia las Ballenas 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The simple and elegant decoration of the cane roof bungalows along with the cool breeze of the sea and the enchanting scenery substitute the air conditioning and the television. Far from the joyous tumult of Las Terrenas, the hotel, provided with a roof made of cane, is built in a traditional style and combines comfort and ease with the exoticism and charms, the perfect place to get away and relax. ... more   less 
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