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Hotel Atlantis
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Playa Bonita, Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic   |  
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Ranked #16 of 33 hotels in Las Terrenas
Berlin, Germany
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Out and about”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

We stayed at the atlantis 3 nights. We had a nice room but the weather was not the best, and in Playa Bonita without a car and without good weather there is nothing to do. Most of the restaurants and the surfing school were closed, so it was an off season feeling in the season. But, the hotel is cute, the architecture is funny, the food is fantastic (one of the best that we had there), The stuff was extremely helpful. We took the Jamaica room with a see view that was nice but due to the fact that there are many trees and we had clouds and the balcony is small, I am not sure that it is the best value for money, but hey, we came on a holiday.

Room Tip: A sea view is not a must
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dumaguete City, Philippines
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

We stayed at Atlantis for five nights and it was amazing. The rooms are simple but really big, really cute and have everything you could need. The grounds are so beautiful, and the food is great. The staff was very helpful and nice. The only downside is that its a little difficult to get into town, but thats just how it is in Las Terrenas at the moment. and at any time, if you need a ride the front desk calls a moto for you. One day we had some local fisherman take us fishing, and when we caught a dorado, the staff took it and made a huge gourmet dinner for us with their ingredients and didn't even charge us. I can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto
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13 hotel reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We spent 5 days here in March of 2012 and I wanted to say how lovely it was. The location, right on the beach and the quirky nature of the rooms was perfect. The chef produced wonderful food and we felt after staying at 2 other hotels close to and in Terrassas that we had struck lucky. Walking on the beach for about 10 minutes brings you to another beach which reminded us of Robinson Crusoe, it was so perfect. The location, on the Semana Peninsula, has changed our impression of the DR as one of unrestricted all-inclusives as the peninsula remains unspoiled. An hour's drive over the mountains and you are actually inside the peninsula and the whale watching was unsurpassed. We so loved the humpbacks as they frolicked around our boat. Wonderful experience and quite awesome. So nice to see a bit of the real Dominican Republic compared to an all-inclusive we stayed in for 3 days when we first arrived. As usual, you could be anywhere in any country and there was absolutely nothing of the real DR. We will certainly return to the Atlantis.

Room Tip: Most are fine. We chose one with screens on the windows as we hate air conditioning and they were a...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

After a home rental that didn't work out so well in Las Terrenas, my BF and I decided to look for a reasonably priced hotel near the beach -- and that's where we found this gem! Hotel Atlantis was quiet, comfortable, and quaint. We felt safe 100% of the time, and the food, by a renowned French chef, was amazing. Right on the beach, we came to love Playa Bonita, and we would love to come back.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We stayed at this place for the weekend and we chose it because where we were staying was disappointing. Our room was really nice and airy. Water pressure in the bathroom was so nice after a swim on the beach. The breakfast included was really good and the food in the restaurant as well. The staff were very accommodating and friendly. This is a definite "go back to" and recommend to friends kind of place.

Room Tip: Get a room with a view if you can afford it.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Santo Domingo
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

This small hotel is our first choice when in Las Terrenas. It is, as the Dominicans say, "muy tranquilo"! Wonderful helpful but unobtrusive staff. Very comfortable rooms. Nice shady area under the palms right on the beach. The owner of the third-best rated French restaurant in the DR (in Las Galeras) told me that the Atlantis is rated the best French restaurant on the Island. I believe it. We've been several times in the past few years and have never been disappointed. The road from town has been repaved and getting in and out is much easier. Also, the new highway from Santo Domingo has been extended and now goes directly to LT, avoiding the bumpy ride over the mountain and cutting the drive time to less than three hours. We are planning a weekend there in a few days. Highly recommend the Atlantis.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the front side with a view of the water.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Medellin, Colombia
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

There are a few good restaurants in Las Terrenas, and this is one of them. The french cuisine, service, prices, and ocean front views make this a place not to miss, when visiting Las Terrenas. The signs which point the direction to this place are a little hard to see at night, so you should probably scope it out during the day.
The french influence in Las Terrenas is wonderful for those of us who like sauces, desserts, and savory appetizers. I've eaten here three times over the past couple weeks. In my last visit, I had a simple spaghetti bolognaise with the house salad, and for dessert, the sabayon. The pasta was al dente, which is exactly how I like it, and the sauce, so savory, that I soaked up the remaiing sauce with the freshly baked break they had served. And the sabayon with fresh cantalope, watermelon, and custardy sauce was incredibly light, sweet, and refreshing. We split the meal as there was plenty of spaghetti, and salad to make a meal for two. In all, with drinks, we paid less than $35. In most of the other places, with similar food listings in Las Terrenas, we were paying as much as $60 for the same thing.

Room Tip: They didn't have the restaurant listed separately, so I rated it here under the hotel name.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Atlantis Hotel Las Terrenas
Hotel Atlantis Las Terrenas, Samana, Dominican Republic
Address: Playa Bonita, Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic
Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Samana Province > Las Terrenas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Las Terrenas
#8 Romantic Hotel in Las Terrenas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Atlantis 2*
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