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#1 of 10 in Las Galeras
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.6
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4.4
Value
4.3

Finding an ideal romantic hotel in Las Galeras does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Villa Serena Hotel, a nice option for travelers like you.

Villa Serena Hotel offers guests an array of room amenities including air conditioning, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available.

The hotel offers room service and a concierge, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features a pool and free breakfast. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

For those interested in checking out Playa Madama (2.2 mi) while visiting Las Galeras, Villa Serena Hotel is a short distance away.

While in Las Galeras, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from Villa Serena Hotel, including Le BDM (0.3 mi), Restaurant IL Pirata (0.6 mi), and La Bodeguita (0.2 mi).

Villa Serena Hotel puts the best of Las Galeras at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Babysitting
Airport transportation
Full body massage
Parking
Wifi
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Wine / champagne
Massage
Concierge
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Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Room service
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Quiet
Languages Spoken
Spanish

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56Somewhat walkable
Grade: 56 out of 100
19Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
2Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
273Reviews15Q+A43Room tips
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Robert H wrote a review Apr 2022
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Villa Serenity is where to go if you’re not into big resorts but you are into beautiful grounds by the sea, morning yoga, sipping fresh squeezed juice under the Caribbean sun, and want a break from whatever your daily grind is. The owners had a vision and the good taste to build the villa in traditional West Indies style. Rooms are airy and designed to catch sea breezes. Hammocks dangle on the balconies. It’s not hard to imagine yourself as well-to-do visitor the the Caribbean of the 17th or 18th century, albeit with a mini fridge and A/C. The small but lively town of Las Galeras is walking distance from the hotel. You can hire a boat to pick you up from the hotel and drop you off at Playa Rincon for a beach day.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Lucy L wrote a review Apr 2022
Reading, United Kingdom48 contributions7 helpful votes
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What a magical experience at Villa Serena. The location was great, so quiet and far away from the tourists in other parts of the Dominican Republic. We had a free upgrade to our room which was such an unexpected surprise, the balcony overlooking the view was amazing. The pool was beautiful and overlooking the ocean, the restaurant had a great view also. We loved having access to use the kayaks, canoes and snorkels from the hotel. The hotel has a little beach to itself that you can use for swimming etc. It was only a short walk to Playita which is a bigger, beautiful beach, and we got directions from reception to take a short route, maybe 10 minutes. One highlight of this hotel is the yoga classes we took with Angelina every morning, she was incredible at getting us to relax and strengthen ourselves - we are not normally massive yoga people but these classes in the beautiful surroundings were too good to miss. There were always cute little dogs and cats around which was great because we are animal lovers. We will miss this place so much!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Bob G wrote a review Mar 2022
London, United Kingdom55 contributions80 helpful votes
Villa Serena certainly delivers on setting. It’s a magnificent building with stunning views through gardens to its own small sandy beach. There’s even a photogenically positioned desert island just off shore. It’s just a short walk to Playita, an even more perfect public beach. Las Galleras itself has plenty to offer (even though several places were closed, presumably still due to Covid). The French boulangerie Aux Delices de France was particularly welcome, with its excellent patisserie and perfect for picnic supplies. We’d booked a deluxe room with balcony & sea view. The room (Room 7) was a good size and the balcony with rocking chairs was very appealing. To be fair, we did specify a king sized bed but when the room has plenty of space why fix the bed right against the wall? Not great for the older gentleman who needs to get up in the night (other reviews have commented on this). When we asked if we could change rooms, we were initially told this wouldn’t be possible, but a call to Marina the manager resolved this and we moved to a more accessible room. There were a few more niggles which prevented 5*. We were notified by email the day before we arrived that our booking had been cancelled, which needless to say was a bit worrying at this stage of our holiday in a location with limited wi-fi. We had to call the hotel who confirmed that actually it hadn’t been. The rooms were comfortable but a bit staid in their decor and could do with some modernisation. And breakfasts were pretty ordinary - although the restaurant staff were sweet and served a charming fried egg (see pic).
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Marina Vesanovic-Dvornik, Director General at Villa Serena
Responded 4 weeks ago
Bob, thank you very much for the kind words! We appreciate your feedback and take it very seriously. We’ll continue on improving things so your next stay with us is even more enjoyable. Best regards from Las Galeras! Marina
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Jonathan S wrote a review Mar 2022
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Once again, I was wonderfully surprised at how lovely Villa Serena is. Laid back, simple, but with everything you could want. Great restaurant, with a nice new selection of shakes and fresh juices. Stunning views in rooms with terraces, doors and windows that open out onto the ocean. Nice pool, great masseuse, and complimentary yoga class in the morning! A class that was kind to a rusty man turning 60! They arranged a boat for us to Playa Rincon, and had spot on recommendations for other restaurants in town. We will be back!
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Antonio H wrote a review Sep 2021
119 contributions58 helpful votes
This place is perfect to relax,Las Galeras is 3 hours drive from SDQ and still untouched by those Punta Cana like gigantic resorts . We spent 6 days in early September 2021 at room N.1 which was ample, quiet and well appointed with a 4 posters real king size bed. The view from the balcony was amazing to the well kept gardens, warm pool and the sea. There was an small issue with their strong wifi specifically in our room but is was addressed immediately. Their small front beach is very nice and prefect to swim, also is possible to walk to La Playita which is bigger, beautiful and calm. very easy to make an excursion to Playa fronton by boat. The a la carte breakfast is delicious with plenty of tropical fruits, the food at the restaurant is good and well priced but the service sometimes is a bit slow, I think because they are still tuning up after the long covid period. Marina, the manager is mostly at the property and takes care of everything, she also is a fit woman that leads a morning Yoga Class at one gazebo next to the beach. The place is environmentally and pet friendly, we had the opportunity to enjoy the company of beautiful dogs. Surely we will come back.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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zlotsky wrote a review Nov 2020
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We enjoyed our stay and the hospitality even during a couple of rainy days. The rooms are large with fantastic views, the staff is welcoming and the restaurant is just great. It was so much better than a big hotel. I may be coming back there soon.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Response from Marina Vesanovic-Dvornik, General Manager at Villa Serena
Responded Sep 5, 2021
Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for sharing your experience with others on TripAdvisor and for mentioning our large rooms with fantastic views and our restaurant. We are very pleased that we were able to meet your expectations and you felt welcoming! Hoping to see you soon again, regards from Las Galeras! Marina
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SurferHawaii wrote a review Nov 2020
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic387 contributions112 helpful votes
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My stay at Villa Serena was a wonderful surprise: while being several times at Las Galeras before I did rediscover this village from a beautiful new perspective this time. Villa Serena combines a classical Caribbean architecture and elegance with a privileged location within 10 minutes of peaceful walk to one of the Samana’ best beaches for swimming – local’ favorite La Playita beach. The hotel itself shows signs of being a family property under good care at every step – from manicured lawns and garden to nice details like good room amenities and strong WiFi everywhere. But my personal favorites were strategically placed meditation benches and yoga pavilion. Visiting in a low season just after COVID-19 shutdown, I didn’t expect much from the restaurant on the property, but, again, I was nicely surprised – most of the elaborated 4 pages dinner menu was available and executed top notch with great waiters service and fresh ingredients – it will definitely be my favorite restaurant in Las Galeras now! There are lobby with the terrific ocean view, and the ocean view from my balcony was absolute stunning. All together – highly recommended!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Response from Marina Vesanovic-Dvornik, General Manager at Villa Serena
Responded Sep 5, 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay at Villa Serena. We sincerely appreciate all feedback. We are proud to read that you were happy with the service you encountered and to know that you absolutely recommend us. The comments such as your inspire us to work even harder! Looking forward to seeing again! Best regards, Marina
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GiaAnna wrote a review Sep 2020
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic13 contributions4 helpful votes
We went for 4 nights and stayed a 5th since it was so nice and beautiful, I mean, look at this paradise! We felt welcomed the minute we got there, had a lovely room with a view, staff was attentive, food was delicious and plenty. We worked as well as relaxed, and it was lovely from start to finish. Special thanks to Marina, Fernando and Nydia for their attentions! We'll be back next year!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Marina Vesanovic-Dvornik, General Manager at Villa Serena
Responded Sep 5, 2021
Dear Gia, We greatly appreciate that you have chosen Villa Serena as your holiday destination. For all our team is rewarding to read that we were able to meet your expectations with an equally enjoyable experience, a lovely room and delicious food. We are hoping to see you soon! Best regrads, Marina
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Hanne V wrote a review Mar 2020
7 contributions2 helpful votes
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Nice premisses, great views. But rooms need a refurbishment. Bathroom is awfull... Furniture and bathroom equipment seem to be from the opening in 1993. Restaurant is average, breakfast a la carte is good. A 10 minutes walk to Playita.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Marina Vesanovic-Dvornik, General Manager at Villa Serena
Responded Sep 5, 2021
Dear Guest, First of all, we would like to thank you for bringing to our attention your comments about your stay in our Hotel. It is through communications of this nature that our customers give us an opportunity to assess and evaluate our performance, as well as to ensure that we maintain and deliver the level of service expected from us. Regarding a refurbishment, deluxe rooms have been completely renovated, while superior not. That's why there is a difference in price and an option for our Guests to choose. We are glad to find out that there were some aspects you find worth to mention, especially a good breakfast. We would like to cater you once again at Dominican Republic to experience the hospitality of our people, the quality of our services and facilities. Make sure you book a deluxe room :) Kindest regards, Marina
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Geezateef wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom80 contributions53 helpful votes
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We visited the hotel for lunch and dinner on Valentines Day, there is an extensive vegan menu (particularly in the evening). There are items on the main menu but there are also two further vegan menus to pick from. There is an extensive cocktail menu which I highly recommend indulging in. We were also lucky enough to be able to use the grounds. The setting is second to none, a colonial style house right on the seafront. There is a pool and small beach area to enjoy as well.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Marina Vesanovic-Dvornik, Guest Services / Front Office at Villa Serena
Responded Mar 4, 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking of your valuable time to share your appreciation about the service received during your visit. We are very happy to learn that you had a great experience in our restaurant. We are looking forward to welcome you back again in our little paradise! Kind regards, Marina Vesanovic-Dvornik
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PRICE RANGE
$138 - $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CaribbeanDominican RepublicSamana ProvinceLas Galeras
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Serena
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Serena?
Nearby attractions include La Playita Beach (0.5 miles) and Javo Beach La Playita (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Serena?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Villa Serena?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Villa Serena?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Serena?
Conveniently located restaurants include Le BDM, La Bodeguita, and Aux Delices De France.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Villa Serena?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Villa Serena have airport transportation?
Yes, Villa Serena offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Villa Serena?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Villa Serena have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.