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Hotel Las Ballenas Escondidas

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#55 Highway 5, Los Naranjos | Halfway between Samana & Las Galeras, Santa Barbara de Samana 83675, Dominican Republic
Hotel Las Ballenas Escondidas
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Darien, Connecticut
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great property. Small private beach. Great landscaping and surroundings. Incredible views. if your looking for a pampered experience this may not be the best option for you. If you want to get away from the sanitized and un-personal feel of many properties then this is a great hotel. The French couple that run it are great guests and are happy... More 

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It's always a pleasure to introduce to our customers, otherwise tourism in this beautiful country. Thank you for your visit, it was a pleasure to receive you. More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Basic but very nice bungalows set in a beautiful garden. Magnificent views over the bay. We loved it and came back several times ! Excellent restaurant ! Not really handy with a baby (downhill/uphill walk) and no baby chair at the restaurant but you'll manage it when you'll see the place. Wifi only available at the lobby. Use of the... More 

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Groton, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Highly recommend this place, it was such a pleasure to visit. The staff is so helpful, and the grounds are so clean and well cared for. Nice quiet beach and beautiful views from the pool. Close to other nice beaches in the area as well Highly recommend this establishment to everyone

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

we had a wonderful time the staff was warm friendly. the infinity pool was awesome very relaxing. the private beach was beautiful. dining room food was very good. The owners were very sweet and made us feel right at home very accommodating. we plan to return . the weather was amazing every day

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Centreville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Wow. This place is beautiful with a pool and private beach. rooms are romantic and private and the views are staggering. best part is the owner/operators. they are very nice coupled form France. If you are lucky they will go with you on an excursion and you will have a blast. Make sure they have at least one night of... More 

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Forest Hills, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Amazing place! I’ve stayed in half a dozen places in the Samana area, this may have been our best experience yet. Its a boutique hotel, so don’t expect to many amenities, or to be anonymous. Since it was the off season it was basically us and a few more people, I counted a total of 7 people staying there during... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I loved the hotel, it´s high on a hill so if you have wake knees forget about it, the beach is private, you can relax in peace, the hotel owners great and the views to die for. Great place for couples

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Bavaro, Dominican Republic
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I don't know where to begin! Booked this hotel to surprise my fiancé for her birthday and this was the most delightful experience for me. Delphine made all the arrangements over the phone including the whale watching tour. Due to severe weather conditions instead of 22pm we arrived at almost midnight and cannot express our words when we say Delphine... More 

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I'm a local that was looking for a reasonably prices decent hotel in Samana. I was going to be out and about most afternoons so I didn't want anything all inclusive, since. I wouldn't be taking full advantage of what I was paying for. I wanted a hotel where my family and I could sleep comfortably and spend the mornings... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

We were there in May 2008 for a week and we had a blast! The place is a paradise with a small private beach and very cute bungalows overlooking the sea. The french family that run the place were very open and friendly with great taste of humor. We had amazing evenings sitting at the restaurant laughing and waiting for... More 

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