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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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Rating summary
  • 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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Centreville, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
1 review
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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9 helpful votes 9 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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