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Villa Serena Hotel

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Las Galeras, Dominican Republic
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Las Galeras
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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Serene. If you're looking to stay at a classy hotel in a laid-back town, this is it. My wife and I stayed here for 5 nights in July and we loved every minute. The hotel is an absolute colonial style charmer. We stayed on the second floor and the view was spectacular. Our room was very clean, well appointed, and... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The spacious room and balcony, impeccable grounds, delicious included breakfast, pristine pool, and private ocean access recommend this very tranquil hotel just a five minute walk away from the Main Street of Las Galeras. More importantly, the staff was incredibly helpful with local information, suggestions, and assistance at repelling an unwanted vendor. Friendly, warm hospitality. If going by boat to... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Our 2-week holiday in the Dominican Republic was drawing to a close so I persuaded my wife to indulge in some luxury and treated her to a last night at the Villa Serena in Las Galeras. As nice a place as we've stayed in all the 12 years we've been traveling together - a rambling, well kept, Caribbean-colonial style manor... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Very quiet place surrounded with nice garden. There are two buildings, the main one has better view on the see. Rooms are big and nice equipped. The only problem is, that there are no mosquito nets above the beds or in the windows. The beach is very small, but sufficient for the people from the hotel. It is a private... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We stayed here two nights recently as part of an Air Rally. It was the last stop of our trip and turned out to be a wonderful surprise. The rooms are excellent, the grounds are beautiful with a wonderful beach and pool. The WIFI in the lobby as excellent, patchy/absent in rooms. As a place to escape and relax it... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Serena is a perfect name for this hidden gem. I hesitate to review as to try and keep this place a secret! The people are so kind and the hotel and grounds are so well kept. Loved our stay and didn't want to leave. Wayne and Rhonda Burchett

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Totnes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Villa Serena is a beautiful colonial style building which is nice and light and open with wonderful sea views. We loved Rincon beach which is nearby. Wifi was very patchy although this seems to be par for the course in Dom Rep. Main disappointment was the restaurant. Food took ages to arrive and many things on the menu weren't available.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Spacious room adorned with hibiscus flowers and a private balcon with rocking chairs. Our bathroom had its own small hot water tank which never worked that well. Mosquitoes are an issue. Beautiful well-kept gardens, great pool, beach chairs on the lawn and by the pool and small quiet beach with its own deserted island. The view - it's perfect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

The minute you walk into this hotel the first thing that strikes you is the view!! You walk in the door and see right out to the ocean!! The pictures on tripadvisor and the hotel website are what drew me to this hotel and in reality it's even better!! We spent six nights here. As we were on our Honeymoon... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Villa Serena is a beautiful hotel set in with only 20 rooms. It is very relaxed and the scenery is fantastic. The nearest beach is a 7 min walk away but the garden area and pool is also a great place to relax. The restaurant is okay but sometimes at a Dominican pace. However the food is good and at... More 

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