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Casas del Mar Neptunia
Ranked #17 of 34 Hotels in Las Terrenas
Marshfield, Wisconsin
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful, as expected !!”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

Suzanne and Jim were wonderful hosts at these beautiful cottages steps away from the beach AND from town. Their trusted taxi driver Toni, yes with an "i" , is gentle, safe, and more than dependable. He took us to Playa Coson, our favorite beach, to Luis's (restaurant serving lobster, shrimp, fish and chicken, and anything else you want (french fries)) on multiple occasions. He came to get us an hour early on one windy cooler day to see if we wanted to go early. We stayed in room #4 for 8 nights. Was a little shell shocked the first day without air conditioning, but after I adjusted, I was even cool at night, needing my covers. My family and I were so glad we stayed here, since it allows you to immerse yourself in the Dominican culture as much as you like. We shopped all over town without problem, even though 90% of the town speaks NO english. We could make do with sign language, and pen and paper. Loved the breakfasts of bread , fruit, great Dominican coffee, and jam. The staff there is more than gracious. Was sad to leave, and would consider a longer stay. Suzanne and Jim and their dog Rubio went out of there way to make sure we were welcome and kept track better than we did of our daily activities.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Suzanne S, Owner at Casas del Mar Neptunia, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
We certainly remember your stay with us, you were a little tentative at first, but seemed to turn into a Dominican ambassador pretty quickly and that was very nice to see. We were not actually monitoring your activities, we just wanted to see if we could help beforehand and enjoyed hearing about your adventures or dining experiences after. Your stories were interesting on their own and we appreciate information we can pass on to other guests, like the fun and value of your ATV hill tour and it was always good to know that you did enjoy the restaurants we thought you would. It was a pleasure having you stay with us. Thank you.
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Phuket, Thailand
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

Meet at the airport by Jim and Local driver Tony 40 minute stunning drive along new empty coastal highway to sleepy fishing village of Los Terrenas and Casa del Mar Neptunia 100 mtrs up lane from beautiful beach ,set in a tropical garden our cottage was perfect .we stayed 6 nights enjoying fabulous breakfasts DR coffee ( took beans home) best breads n fruit salad and company Susanne and Jim's recommendations spot on Morning 4 mile beach walks helped work of the French inspired Seafood Dinners from affordable beach side Resturants, Staff friendly and helpful family feel. Good vibes. We're be back

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Suzanne S, Owner at Casas del Mar Neptunia, responded to this review, January 19, 2013
Thank you for lovely review. We always share the comments with our staff so they know their efforts are appreciated. Not many guests are as enthusiastic as you about a 4 mile walk every morning, glad you enjoyed the nature and the town as you walked and that it added to your enjoyment of Las Terrenas. Most guests do share your enthusiasm for seafood meals and enjoy the fact that there are so many good restaurants within a much shorter walk of the hotel. We know we can trust the quality at the restaurants we recommend so it is easy to suggest places to eat.
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

Friends introduced us to Casas del Mar Neptunia and we were more than satisfied with our brief overnite stay there. Susanne was a friendly and helpful host, the breakfast of fresh fruit, strong coffee, and fresh french bread was delicious, and the small compound of cottages attractive and well-kept. We stayed in #12, a a traditional Dominican mountain cottage that was swept into the bay by a 2004 hurricane. There were mosquitos in January, some of which even got under the netting, but all in all this is very good value - and a very short walk to beach!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Suzanne S, Owner at Casas del Mar Neptunia, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
We appreciate your review and we will pass your complement on to our baker, nature gets credit for the fruit and Dominican coffee is rich and robust, many guests ask about the brand and then fill their luggage for the trip home. Having summer all year means the mosquitoes never leave. All the windows are screened and we check the net regularly to ensure there are no holes, but they are determined and stealthy little creatures. Even safely fumigating the grounds does not seem to eliminate them so we apologize for the annoyance they bring.
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RICHMOND
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

The Casas Del Mar Neptunia is a charming set of cottages just down a short road from the ocean. The owners are excellent hosts and the staff are polite and provide excellent service. The rate is very reasonable- modest but very clean. To provide an example of the service the hosts provide, we were able to find our way from Santa DOmingo to Las Terranas with no problem because of the great instructions and super directions. They even recommended a great hotel in the colonial zone in SD- another great find.

We stayed here five days and enjoyed the charm and great location Cases Del Mar Neptunia has to offer.

Room Tip: all rooms are good
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Suzanne S, Owner at Casas del Mar Neptunia, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
We are so glad to be reminded of your stay with us and how much you enjoyed it. We know the importance of accurate transport information and we're happy we made your journey easier. It was our pleasure to help even before you arrived, but more so with the friendly conversations we shared during your stay. It is not hard to make recommendations to you when we are confident in the quality we know you will find. Thank you for your kind review.
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Sudbury, Canada
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

Our first trip to the Dominican Republic. Fantastic hosts. Very approachable. Full of good advice (navigating the town) and good restaurant recommendations. Great location. A few steps from the ocean and the restaurant "strip". No pool though :( However, if you want to cool off (there is no air-conditioning in any of the rooms), you can take a dip in the ocean. Keep in mind that it isn't a resort, so the beach is a public one. Many docile stray beach dogs. Fun to watch them. Beautiful sunsets and spectacular colours!

The walk from the hotel to town is a short one. You always have the option of hitching a ride on the back of a motoconcho (at your own peril) if you would like to feel the wind through your hair. :) No helmets here. Jim and Suzanne were helpful in suggesting possible excursions. Many tour operators in town to choose from. We visited the Falls at Limon and the Haitises National Parc.

Breakfast is continental: coffee and juice, local french bread, butter and delicious jam! A bowl of fruit... Lunch and dinner are not provided, so you must fend for yourself! Many restaurants within walking distance offer a variety of options. Jim and Suzanne are more than happy to suggest restaurants for you.

Be sure to use bug repellent and/or stay indoors after nightfall. We were severely bitten without feeling a thing! No-seeums or mosquitoes? We'll never know, but we still have the marks to show for it. They love new blood. If you're looking for a quiet get-away and the possibility of getting to know the local town and its townspeople, a non-resort stay like this one is for you.

Room Tip: Not near a bamboo tree! The frogs will keep you awake at night. Believe me!
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Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Suzanne S, Owner at Casas del Mar Neptunia, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
We do enjoy helping and it is easy to make recommendations from personal experience and from compiling the feedback of guests. Even if we haven't visited a restaurant for a few months, we know from the positive experience of guests we have directed to a restaurant that the food, price and quality of experience is still worthy of recommendation. We know the importance of cleanliness and comfort when you are traveling so we keep that in focus and make sure our staff share our ideals. Thank you for your vote of confidence in our hospitality.
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Jim and Suzanne were great hosts. Took their advice on places for dinner and were not disappointed in the quality and value of the meals we ate. The room in #5 was very comfortable, and the mini fridge was large enough to stash several "jumbo" beers and French bakery pastries. Brkfast with fruit and fresh french bread was satisfying enough to even tide Hubby over until late afternoon snacks (that bread, OMG, I'm starting my diet today). I'd read other comments 'bout the mozzies so we brought bug dope, and Suzanne suggested we buy some mosquito coils which we did - the coils really came in handy for the evenings sitting around on the porch. Recommended if you like quiet and unpretentious lodging, with good value.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Suzanne S, Owner at Casas del Mar Neptunia, responded to this review, December 13, 2012
Thank you for your complimentary review and your helpful advice about the mosquitoes for other travelers. There are many quality and value priced restaurants here and personal experience gives us confidence in our recommendations, but it is always good to hear that our guests enjoyed them as well. Credit for the "OMG" bread has to go to the Dominican baker who gets up incredibly early every day to bake and deliver it fresh to us. We will pass your comments along to him. It was a pleasure for us to provide whatever help we could during your stay.
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Ingolstadt, Germany
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

Beautiful place, nice, colorful rooms with comfortable bed and tasty breakfast. Just a few steps from the beach and the center of the village. Don't look for anything else in Las Terrenas, go straight there :)

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Suzanne S, Owner at Casas del Mar Neptunia, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
We are glad that you stayed with us during your visit to Las Terrenas and are grateful for the acknowledgement that our hotel helped you enjoy your time here.
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Property: Casas del Mar Neptunia
Address: Calle Emilio Prud'homme #1, Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic
Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Samana Province > Las Terrenas
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Las Terrenas
#2 Best Value Hotel in Las Terrenas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Casas del Mar Neptunia 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fantastic location, only a minute walk to the beach and five minutes walk to the town square, numerous restaurants, bars, and shops. Set in a lush tropical garden filled with a variety of the island's flowers and trees, attracting many hummingbirds and other colourful species. Friendly and helpful staff that take pride in the hotel's cleanliness. From the comfortable and charming rooms, french doors open to your porch where you can enjoy the peaceful beauty of the garden. Some guests like to have their breakfast served on their porch, while others prefer to eat in the common social lounge area, where travellers share information about their adventures or their dining experiences at one of the numerous restaurants located within walking distance. ... more   less 
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