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“Wonderful stay at El Nido”
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32 reviews
Stunning two bedroom bungalow
Terrace of two bedroom bungalow just steps to the pool
Walkway leading to pool and two bedroom bungalow
King Bedroom (optional air conditioning)
Fully Stocked Kitchen
Queen Bedroom
Two bedroom bungalow with studio just steps away - rented together can accommodate up to 6 people
One bedroom bungalow garden setting
Two bedroom bungalow
One bedroom bungalow
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Playa Ballenas
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Lots of Beach to Explore
Catamaran Excursions
Countryside
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Daily Fishing Excursions
Fish Market (Fresh Catch of the Day)
Kite Excursions/Schools
Los Haitises
Sailing School
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Villa -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Las Terrenas, Samana Province, Dominican Republic

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Very good - based on 32 reviews
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Wendy G
Leura, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful stay at El Nido”
Reviewed January 1, 2018 for a stay in December 2017

Situated a short walk from the beach down a quiet lane way ensured we were met with peace and tranquility arriving at El Nido.
You know you’ve found a little bit of gold when you don’t want to leave. Thank you Caroline and Manuel, our stay here exceeded all our expectations!

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Management Response
Jan 14, 2018
We were very happy to have you stay with us and enjoy our piece of paradise we hope to see you again !
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Stephen V
Kitchener, Ontario
Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great place Great Company Excellent Hosts”
Reviewed March 21, 2017 for a stay in November 2016

We had the pleasure of staying with Carolyn for one week this past November into December (2016). From our first meeting at the airport in El Catey, Carolyn was a ray of sunshine and the ultimate host. She had taken care of everything from transportation to coconut water with rum for our arrival (Yummm). The driver we had during our stay was great and was always available to shuttle us wherever we wished to go. The room we were assigned was a great 1 bedroom casita with full kitchen. The room was very clean and lacked for nothing in supplies, including a jug of water and banana bread (Yummmm again).
Carolyn and Manuel were extremely friendly and accommodating to the group we were with. They prepared meals and did shopping for us when needed. We were also lucky enough to spend a couple evening dining out and having drinks at local establishment with Carolyn and Manuel.
The beach was a very short 5 minute walk down the road.
Carolyn had a great pool in the compound which we all enjoyed on those hot days.Beethoven was always an added bonus while in the pool and lounging in the chairs.

Overall, I would highly recommend to stay and explore from Carolyn's place. El Nido de las Bellenas . I know i will be back
Cheers
Steve

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Management Response
Mar 22, 2017
We will be happy to have you back….we had a great time and enjoyed everyones company. Thank you for your review and we look forward to seeing you again!
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kerghn
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
“Wonderful accommodations!”
Reviewed March 19, 2017 for a stay in November 2016

El Nido de Las Ballenas Bungalow is a great alternative to the big resorts! The accommodations are clean and comfortable, and the landscaping and pool are an idyllic setting when you've had enough of the beach, just a short walk down the lane. Speaking of, the beach offers a selection of venues, from a small hut for drinks and a snack to restaurants with a more fulsome menu to choose from. A quick drive for a trip into town for a drink or dinner offers an authentic experience of local culture. Carolyn's a most generous host and made sure our group was well looked after, I enjoyed an excellent week in her bungalows!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Mar 22, 2017
It was such a pleasure to have your group here, I appreciate you taking the time to review the property. Look forward to seeing you again!
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Cheryl J
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awesome place to stay and have fun.”
Reviewed March 8, 2017 for a stay in January 2017
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Gary and I went to El Nido de Las Ballenas Bungalows with 3 other couples for two weeks. 21 Jan to 4 Feb 2017. We were met by arranged transportation to take us to the resort. stopping at the grocery store on the way. When we arrived we were met by a very friendly Bethoven the resident watchdog. Carolyn and Manuel were very friendly and accommodating during our stay. We had the first bungalow with the one bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. It was lovely. Very clean and the kitchen had most of the things you would need and if not Carolyn had the things we didn't. The pool was a well used area as well as the two bedroom bungalow where we usually gathered with the rest of our friends. The walk to town was about a twenty minute walk with lots of restaurants where the food was fabulous. Carolyn is very knowledgeable about things to do and places to go. We rented quads and went on excursions to take in the lovely sites. One thing that is a real need if you go to the beaches is bug spray and sunscreen. We are looking forward to another trip to this beautiful setting. It definitely is a home away from home. Thanks to Carolyn and Manuel for the wonderful experience. Can't wait to come back. luv you guys.

Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
Mar 9, 2017
Thank you for taking the time to give us a review! We thoroughly enjoyed your group and would welcome you back anytime. It is great to see everyone enjoying the pool and each others company - having fun!
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Judy A
1 review
“Paradise”
Reviewed March 6, 2017 for a stay in November 2016

We had the pleasure of staying with Carolyn at El Nido de Also Ballenas as part of a group of 9 people. The place and the area was absolutely beautiful and a great safe location. Carolyn was the most gracious friendly and accommodating host in her beautiful villas. She took care of all of our needs with a smile and promptress whether it be preparing delicious food, transportation or organizing our outings. She couldn't have been more accommodating. The villas were all quite lovely clean and well equipped. Enoyed our stay so much and looking forward to our next vacation there. It truly was a little piece of paradise.

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Management Response
Mar 8, 2017
Thank you for your review of the property! It was such a pleasure to have your group here, it was most enjoyable and I would welcome all of you back in a heartbeat!
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frantstc
Toronto, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent alternative to an all inclusive”
Reviewed June 21, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We had the pleasure of staying with Carolyn for one week this past April. From our arrival at El Catey airport, Carolyn had arranged for a driver to take us directly to her property. Taking us through the small town along the coast, the driver was very knowledgeable and friendly. Our Casita was a perfect two bedroom cabin with a full kitchen; both beds were very comfortable and the imported linens and amenities are one of the things that help to set this property apart from many others in the area. Carolyn and Manuel were extremely helpful offering tips, points of interest and directions catered to what we wanted to get out of our vacation. The beach is a short 5 minute walk down the road and aside from the beautiful water and sand, we almost had the beach to ourselves! If exploring the quaint yet bustling town or relaxing on the beach aren't your thing, Carolyn's property has a lovely pool and ample places to sit and relax. You are never lonely with their friendly dog Beethoven around! Carolyn and Manuel directed us to a local grocery store as well as pointed out which fruit stands are the best for quality and price and we did a lot of our own cooking in our Casita. When we wanted a bit of a break they were able to recommend numerous restaurants in the area. They even prepared breakfast for us one morning (prior notice required I believe) which was delicious. We also took a bus to Santo Domingo for a few nights and it was very accessible from the town.

Overall, this was a wonderful way to explore Las Terrenas in a non-traditional all inclusive manner. The property is very safe with a night watchman and gate. If you are looking to see a bit of Dominican life and culture out side of a resort setting but still favour the safety and comfort of a hotel, El nido de las Ballenas would be a great choice to stay for a week or maybe more! We look forward to coming back again!

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Management Response
Jun 22, 2016
What a great review of the property and town - thank you! It was truly a pleasure to have you both here and we definitely look forward to your return!
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stevedian...
Ontario, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“El Nido de Las Ballenas Bungalows - Best Kept Secret!”
Reviewed March 29, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

My husband and I stayed at the El Nido de Las Ballenas Bungalows in March, 2016. This property far exceeded our expectations. Wonderful host Carolyn, friendly hard working staff and extremely clean accommodations with daily maid service! Carolyn and her staff go above and beyond to ensure their guests have the best vacation in Las Terrenas! The beautiful beach and town are within walking distance. The town has wonderful restaurants and shopping. Carolyn helped arrange our transportation to and from the airport. If you have any questions about excursions, restaurants or other amenities, Carolyn is most helpful. We would highly recommend El Nido de Las Ballenas Bungalows to our family and friends.

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Liked least: Not Applicable
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 10, 2016
It was such a pleasure to have you both here, we certainly look forward to your return one day! Thank you for your wonderful review and acknowledging the hard work of the staff here, we agree they are hard working and help to keep things running smoothly, enjoyable and cleanly for everyone visiting! We agree that we have a well kept secret here at El Nido!!
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