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Villa Serena Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Las Galeras, Dominican Republic
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Las Galeras
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Villa Serena is tucked away just off the main roads in Las Galeras making it a relaxing and quiet setting. The rooms are spacious, clean, and well presented, the staff are helpful and friendly, and the grounds are well kept. Overall the décor and design of the hotel gives it an old-worldly feel which we quite enjoyed. The view from... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Excellent place to stay and relax in a very pleasant environment. The hotel grounds are superb, our room was very nice and the restaurant is quite OK. Don't expect a large beach (there are many coves to explore in the area, and huge beaches between Rio San Juan and Sosua), but enjoy a quiet day in the breeze and a... More

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Austin, Texas
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76 reviews 76 reviews
30 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I'll get the bad out of the way: - The curtains in the room are completely worthless so expect bright daylight in your room at 6 a.m. - There is no beach here so to lounge by the water you lay on grass and not sand. - There are mosquitoes in the room which they are aware of but choose... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Family vacation at the Dominican Republic. 7 people, 3 rooms. First of all the place is amazingly beautiful, breathtaking vistas of the sea and the mountains, right on the beach, quiet, quiet, could not be any more different than the usual resorts/beach hotels all included that populate the touristic offers for the DR. In the far end of the northern... More

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Marina V, Manager at Villa Serena Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Rachel! Thank you very much for your review, we are happy that you had a great time! More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is a lovely, friendly, clean, quiet, affordable, relaxing little gem on the northern peninsula of the DR. It is off the beaten path in an area that is far from the maddening crowds. You will not hear a single steel drum or be hassled by anyone trying to sell you something on the beach or near the pool. I... More

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Marina V, Manager at Villa Serena Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for so many kind words! We're happy that you had a great time and for sure we'll give our best to make a bar and inform you when it's done so you come back :D p.s. Fernando sends his best :* More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I went with my family (total of 7 people) and split up in 3 rooms. Right away the staff made sure we liked our room and made sure everything worked. The beach is extremely relaxing, especially the sand. It changes corresponding to the tide (high or low) but it is beautiful and you can even snorkel (they provide the gear)... More

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Marina V, Manager at Villa Serena Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much, we had a great time with you guys! Hope you'll come back! :* More

Quebec City, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My husband and I like what we call "hotel de charme". These hotels are usually very romantic, elegant and very personalized. Villa Serena is perfectly like this. Each room is decorated differently according to the style of the hotel. The garden and the beach are very beautiful. It is just wonderful to find such an hotel in Las Galeras, one... More

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Marina V, Manager at Villa Serena Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much and we hope you will be able to come back soon, too!! :* More

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Villa Serena first and foremost had the most accommodating staff that I have ever experienced at a hotel. (Better than Disney World). They were willing to help my mom and I organize boat trips, restaurant reservations, and accommodate our late check-in. The kitchen staff was kind beyond words. They were happy to be at there and served us gladly. My... More

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Marina V, Manager at Villa Serena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Laura, thank you so much (especially this- better than Disney World hahah) we are sorry that your mom was bad at the time, but we hope next time will be ok :) Un abrazo! More

Hyattsville, Maryland
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78 reviews 78 reviews
21 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

It’s a truly beautiful setting, and after visiting Las Galeras and other hotel sites, where there is a lot of noise from loud music, and vehicles, we were extra-glad we chose Villa Serena. The hotel is extraordinarily well-maintained and cleaned. The little beach is lovely, at all hours, even when subsumed by the tide. The handsome grounds are a treat.... More

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Marina V, Manager at Villa Serena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Ryan, thank you for the review, we really appreciate each comment :) Well, I will try to explain what you saw as a negative of the hotel. Rooms 14, 15 and 16 are the biggest at the hotel, containing 2 double beds plus extra beds, so we are always trying to give those rooms to people who are... More

Montpelier, Vermont
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This was a perfect spot for a romantic getaway. My husband and I had never been to the DR before and we didn't know what to expect. A driver picked us up from the airport and took us to the Villa Serena. We were welcomed by charming and gracious staff. The hotel itself is gorgeous and everything is beautifully maintained.... More

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Address: Las Galeras, Dominican Republic
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Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Samana Province > Las Galeras
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Villa Serena Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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