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“Probably the best hotel in the area” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Villa del Mar

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Hotel Villa del Mar
Ranked #4 of 5 Pedernales B&B and Inns
Montreal, Canada
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54 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Probably the best hotel in the area”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

I have pretty much took a look at most of the hotels in the area, the hotel Dona Chava is pretty good but seems like the rooms are smaller... but over all, the hotel was good.

The rooms are small but great and comfortable, the AC works perfectly, with great ceiling fans, the bathroom is small but very correct for that area.

I would rate the hotel rooms a 2.5* US but for them... a 4*.
I would rate the hotel grounds 3.5* US but for the area 4.5* since there are only 2 hotels in the whole place that have pools.

This town is very very very hot! So yes a pool is nice!

The location of the hotel is far enough from downtown ... about 15 min. walk. You can take a concho (moto) for 50 pesos but the problem is that because the hotel is the last building of that street... not many conchos pase by.

The beach is right behind when you ask them to unlock the gate in the back... You have to walk a little way out to get a decent beach area because the beach is not that nice but still could swim in it!

Over all I was happy with my stay at this hotel. the owner of this hotel owns a few more hotels in the area exemple Hotel Vennesa or something like... don't go there... Horrible... I felt in a prison the first night and I had bug beds... so no way!!! Find something else. I would have been better sleeping outside... Until they found us a room at the hotel Villa del Mar.

As for the restaurant, they don't have much to offer especially for breakfast. Ended costing more for eating there than the price of the room (or just about) so I recommend the best restaurant in town, KINGCRAB. hmmm so good and the prices are good!

Have fun in Pedernales and don't forget to visit Haiti 10-15 min. walk from Pedernales and the Haitians are very friendly and nice... you will feel safe! No worries...

Also, don't drink the water !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2012

This hotel is one of the best values you will find in the Caribbean. The place is very clean. There is a nice clean pool. Very nice staff who just tries to please you over and over again. You can custom order what you want to eat and when you want to eat. The price is US$30 per night.They always have electricity, unlike the area named Los Patos in the DR. The beach at Cabo Rojo, Las Cuevas and Bahia de Las Aguilas are close, I think it was 18 km from the hotel to the beach. If you are going to the beaches in the SW of the DR be sure to spend your time at these, as when you travel back towards Santo Domingo in the east the beaches are all pebble stone and rough surfs. Note it is about 142 miles from Santo Domingo to Pedernales, but the drive tales 4-5 hours due to road conditions after Barahona.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2012

Do not expect to find a 5*L hotel. Wrong place but it's the best available in that little village, Pedernales.
It has a lovely pool and the security at night. It's ok, only because it's a step away from the Haitian border and because we were on the way to Baya de Las Aguilas (The Eagles' Bay). Free wifi in the restaurant (ok, it is a sort of restaurant....).
We asked to several persons which was the best hotel in Pedernales. We looked at2/3 and definitely this one is.
The price is more than reasonable, the staff is kind with you. not even one problem. As long as you are flexible enough to travel in this place, in the middle of nothing.....

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Villa del Mar
Address: Calle Cacique Enriquille N 2, Pedernales, Dominican Republic
Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Pedernales Province > Pedernales
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Pedernales
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Villa del Mar 3*
Number of rooms: 107

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