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The Bannister - Hotel & Yacht Club

Carretera Sanchez-Samana, Km 5, Santa Barbara de Samana Dominican Republic
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#1 of 7 hotels in Santa Barbara de Samana
Nestled between the mountains and the sea, The Bannister Hotel is a wonderful retreat in the Caribbean. This stunning hotel is a member of the elite collection Small Luxury Hotels of the World, focusing on good taste, high quality, tranquility and splendor. It features 30 finely-decorated suites with outstanding views, along with a variety of amenities and impeccable service.Leave your worries behind, let the warm breeze fill you with tranquility, and enjoy a place which will fulfill your needs and indulge your desires.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Game room
Books, DVDs, music for children
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Waxing services
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Great View
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Guisum wrote a review Feb 2021
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic139 contributions53 helpful votes
The Bannister hotel has an outstanding view of the marina and the Samana Bay. Most rooms are ocean view. However, service at the hotel restaurants is poor. Visited the restaurants 6 times during my 2 night stay and there was always a problem. The severs would not take the order and make you wait for over half hour, the servers would bring you the wrong order, and most times the ticket would not reflect the order. The hotel needs to have someone with experience running both restaurants. It is a shame that a hotel with such view and location can’t handle basic services.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Robert M wrote a review Feb 2021
Dominican Republic2 contributions1 helpful vote
Lovely views but some problems that seem to be unresolved and taken lightly by the management . No hot water !!! For 4 days and told warm is acceptable ???? Run out of napkins and beach towels ? No effort to get more ...dinner was just ok short menu .. not 5 star by any standards
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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jannyjp47 wrote a review Feb 2020
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This hotel hotel is excellent for people looking to avoid crowds and looking for relaxation. R&R best to describe. It’s also good for people with families and if you need to park you boat or ship even better since it has a private port.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from Robert Vargas, Director General at The Bannister - Hotel & Yacht Club
Responded Feb 24, 2020
Perfect description Janny about our facilities and we are more than happy that you had the opportunity to enjoy them. We hope to see and serve you again!!!
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packedandready2go wrote a review Jan 2020
California721 contributions356 helpful votes
The Bannister Hotel is an excellent option particularly if you prefer a bit of peace and quiet over staying at an all included resort. The rooms are large suites with kitchenette, dining area and living room. My room had an excellent view of the marina and the Bay. The Italian restaurant, The Regatta, is good. Breakfast is included. A few minor improvements would help. The rooms could use a luggage rack as well as instructions on how to operate the air conditioning, television, etc.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
2 Helpful votes
Response from Robert V, Director General at The Bannister - Hotel & Yacht Club
Responded Jan 22, 2020
Dear guest, We thank you for your comments and appreciate the fact that you prefer our traquility, atmosphere and service over the noisy ¨all inclusive¨option. The mentioned improvements in the room will be taken in consideration in order to provide the best service possible, which is our main goal. We hope to see you again in your home here in Samana.
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EMPalomas wrote a review Jan 2020
West Palm Beach, Florida29 contributions37 helpful votes
Words can't express my gratitude for everyone at The Bannister Hotel & Yacht Club. The minute that we arrived, we felt that this is a very special place! You are surrounded by the most beautiful view that nature can only provide and combine with the love that everyone provides there makes you feel at home. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for the healing time that you provide us at a very difficult time. You welcome us like family and I will never forget. Thank you Roberto and Mercedes for all the love and support, there are no words to describe the gratitude in my heart. Can't wait to return some time soon to see you all!
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Date of stay: December 2019
Room Tip: Third floor, Two Bedroom Suite Ocean View made us feel at home with spectacular view
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Response from Robert V, Director General at The Bannister - Hotel & Yacht Club
Responded Jan 20, 2020
We really thank you for those wonderful words and hope thay you and your family can have a bright future. Do not forget, you left a home and a family here. Our prays are always with you and It´s been our prevlege to meet you.
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$109 - $259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
CaribbeanDominican RepublicSamana ProvinceSanta Barbara de Samana
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Bannister - Hotel & Yacht Club
Which popular attractions are close to The Bannister - Hotel & Yacht Club?
Nearby attractions include Samana Bay (1.3 miles), Tainopark (1.5 miles), and Malecon (1.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Bannister - Hotel & Yacht Club?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Bannister - Hotel & Yacht Club?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Bannister - Hotel & Yacht Club?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Bannister - Hotel & Yacht Club?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Bannister - Hotel & Yacht Club?
Conveniently located restaurants include Le Royal Snack Bar & Restaurant, La Mata Rosada, and Cafe del Mar Puerto Bahia.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Bannister - Hotel & Yacht Club?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Bannister - Hotel & Yacht Club?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Bannister - Hotel & Yacht Club offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Bannister - Hotel & Yacht Club?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does The Bannister - Hotel & Yacht Club have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.