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The Bannister Hotel & Yacht Club

Carretera Sanchez-Samana, Km 5, Santa Barbara de Samana 32001 Dominican Republic
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#1 of 8 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
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Waxing services
Non-smoking hotel
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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dave wrote a review Aug 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I love this place. Been here twice, stayed in the villa and most recently the apartments. I love samana, a less touristy part of DR, and this hotel is very peaceful, tranquil atmosphere, with really great service. The staff was really friendly and always helpful. Overall it’s just a beautiful place and I’d come back in a heartbeat.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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agenao001 wrote a review Aug 2021
Miami, Florida15 contributions5 helpful votes
I have visited the Bannister Hotel in 2018, 2019 and 2021. Each and every time we are greeted with so much kindness and attentiveness from the staff. My family have enjoyed ourselves each time. The views from the hotel grounds are beautiful! The hotel has a mini market on site which has your basic needs and very helpful. The staff is always so kind. Carlos and Yessica are EXCEPTIONAL! Incredibly attentive and such sweethearts! Carlos remembered my husband and I from previous stays and it was so kind to be treated with such hospitality! Nuilka was also very helpful in confirming reservations. Again, this has been my 3rd stay at the Bannister Hotel. I have nothing but wonderful experiences and will surely be back once again!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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FallsGirl0709 wrote a review Jul 2021
Temecula, California273 contributions202 helpful votes
The Bannister Hotel sits peacefully in a secluded, gated, and guarded cove in a private marina on Samana Bay. From the moment you arrive you’re greeted with professionalism and courtesy, and have entered a world of true five-star service. The modern lobby is elegant and beautiful, stark white backgrounds accented with natural materials, opening to an expansive view of the harbor. The spacious suites show this is an older property, and that is definitely part of its charm. This is the type of place that families visit, and return to year after year through generations, whether by yacht, sailboat, or car. The Bannister reminds me of the great hotels I was lucky enough to visit as a child with my parents in the 1960s, when people REALLY knew the meaning of service. We arrived during a quiet time of the year, and luxuriated in the near-empty surroundings. Every staff member we encountered was friendly, from the front desk to the waitress at the lovely Puerto Bahia Ocean Club. The breakfasts were wonderful, and we had great meals at both Regatta and the Ocean Club. If you’re visiting the Dominican Republic, you must make your way to Samana Province. On the way through Samana, we stopped at a great local place called Majara. It’s right on a corner at the busy traffic circle near the harbor. The Bannister exceeded our expectations on every level. We’ve already made reservations to come back during whale-watching season, and hopefully before then.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Room Tip: Spring for a harbor view room, you won't regret it.
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Guisum wrote a review Feb 2021
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic141 contributions57 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
2 Helpful votes
Response from Daniel Zambrano, General Manager at The Bannister Hotel & Yacht Club
Responded Jul 4, 2021
Dear Guisum. Thank you very much for your comments, we are pleased to know you have enjoyed the natural beauties that Samana offers. I am very sorry for the mistakes on your orders, I would have like it been able to know about them at the time they occurred, I am surely we would have been able to correct them. We appreciate the improvement information in the food & beverage service. We hope to welcome you ones again to you continue to enjoy the beauties around the hotel and provide you with a service and quality that exceeds your expectations. Once again, thank you very much for your comments, we appreciate them and take them into account to continue improving. See you soon again in ¨The Door of Beauties of Samaná¨
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Robert M wrote a review Feb 2021
Dominican Republic2 contributions2 helpful votes
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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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, Don Pachiro, and La Mata Rosada.
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.
Are pets allowed at The Bannister Hotel & Yacht Club?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
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.