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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
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Punta Cana
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

My father and I stayed for 2 nights so we could go on the whale watching tour and both had a very nice stay. The hotel is not a place for someone looking for luxury, it does need a bit of minor maintenance done but it is comfortable, nicely furnished and the location is to die for. The hotel is... More 

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London
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

I emailed to make a booking and was told it would be 40 euros per night. I thought it was a great price and put it on my to do list to pay the deposit and reserve. Things come up as they do and I didn't get round to booking for a couple of weeks and then my boyfriend emailed... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

This hotel is kind of like a favourite old aunt who needs a shave and a makeover. There are many things to like about this place. The setting is jaw dropping gorgeous. A series of huts cascading down a landscaped hillside. Wonderful touches of whimsey in the decor of the huts - very French Cote D'Azur colours - beautiful blues,... More 

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Lima, Peru
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12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2011

An absolutely wonderful little place if you are in the Samana area. It pretty much has its own beautiful private beach (althought not private 'per se'). We had a bungalow, which was very cute. All very simple, but yet tastefully done. The setting is just perfect. Lots of greenery, beautiful, plants, palm trees and the sound of the sea. The... More 

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Rome
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2011

I will highly recommend to stay by this hotel. We only stayed there for 3 nights. The location is super, the bungalow are extremely charming and of good taste, private pool and beach, staff extremely helpful and friendly: Marie & Philippe, the two owners: super. They were able to create a small corner of Paradise with an awesome garden and... More 

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santo domingo
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2011

I am an American living here. I have been to many resorts and hotels discovering the island. This place is my favorite. My daughter found a tiny florescent green tree frog the first night. We heard them all around chirping all night. I slept out on a hammock as I could not get enough of the nature and waves lapping... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2010 via mobile

Stayed during our spring break, drove from Santo Domingo. Beautiful view, perfect for looking at the humpback whales during birthing season. Must know spanish or french to stay here, NO ENGLISH.

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Heidelberg, Germany
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2010

This was a wonderful, relaxing, private resort. It is very small, so sometimes, you feel like you have the place to yourself. There is a really nice, private beach on the property that was perfect for a lazy day lounging around the property. The bungalows are in the jungle, so you may find a bug, but that's part of nature.... More 

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Address: #55 Highway 5, Los Naranjos | Halfway between Samana & Las Galeras, Santa Barbara de Samana 83675, Dominican Republic
Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Samana Province > Santa Barbara de Samana
Number of rooms: 11
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Las Ballenas Escondidas Hotel
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