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Casa Grande Beach Hotel
Ranked #26 of 35 Hotels in Las Terrenas
Reviewed July 28, 2012

Pros:
On a beautiful beach - go to the left and around the point for the most beautiful, serene swimming.
Very laid back. Owners not there during our stay, but the caretakers were exceedingly friendly and accommodating.
Cons:
Rooms need updating, some paint at the very least.Not very clean.
Beds/linens/drapes/lamps/towels - need new ones! Had only two very thin bath towels in bathroom.
For $90 per night, would expect some amenities other than one bar of soap in the bathroom.
Breakfast consisted of coffee, some fruit, and a little bread, so if you want something else you are out of luck.
The fish we had for dinner was dry and not good, also overpriced for what you get.
No credit card machine so it is cash only.
Oh, and if you want to have the air conditioner on while you're there, you have to pay an additional $15.

BRING MOSQUITO REPELLENT. I had the worst bites ever.

Room Tip: One facing the beach.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank beachluv44
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Reviewed March 25, 2011

Casa Grande is located right at one of the most beautiful beaches in Samana. The staff is attentive and helpful, and the breakfast very nice. It has a wonderful garden which is lovely for reading or hanging out. The rooms are simple and the showers a bit strange, but all clean, decent and originally decorated. I can recommend this place!

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled with friends
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3  Thank travelnati
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Reviewed February 22, 2011

Perfect place for a relaxing stay, not to mention the awesome owner Jacky. This place will remain special in my heart forever also because we managed to rescue a friend from drowning with the help from the staff of the hotel

  • Stayed: February 2011
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1  Thank ElBaronDeLeon
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Reviewed November 9, 2010

The place is excellent, very quiet, great location in front of an amazing beach. The food is amongst the best I have tried. The rooms are simple, but the price is excellent. Excellent place for a relaxing weekend or vacation. Good internet connection, work if you want, the garden is great.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Peace_respect
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Reviewed March 2, 2010

Playa Bonita is difficult to get to but well worth it if you desire a placid, undisturbed and rustic beach. This small hotel has a wonderful relaxed ambiance and excellent value including delicious bkfst. Excellent restaurant. Rooms are simple,have privacy, but not much hot water. With my 10y old daughter, we were looking for some activity and the hotel manager, Marie had any supplies we could ask for including ocean kayaks,lifejackets,boogieboards,wetsuits,snorkel gear,board games. She and the majority of her guests are French and she initially was aloof b/c we're American but did warm up to us and then went out of her way to give us a ride into town, arranged our transport to airport.
We enjoyed hiking to other beaches,getting motorcycle "taxi" rides,El Limon waterfall is a must!

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled with family
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4  Thank drjennifer
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Reviewed February 25, 2010

We arrived at Casa Grande and were told they have no room for us. We had a reservation for 3 nights, confirmed by an email from the hotel, that we had with us, as well as by phone. They have not denied the validity of our reservation, which they had in their records. We interacted with the owner of the place who was rude and kept lying about "wonderful alternatives" for us on Playa Bonita while the reality was that no hotel at that site had available rooms. They ruined our vacation.

Stayed: February 2010, traveled with family
7  Thank zohari
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Reviewed January 13, 2010

This hotel was recommended so we made a reservation for three nights. The best (only) good thing I can say about this place is that the food is good, which is an exception in the DR. The curtains in the room were torn with holes, the fixtures in the bathroom were hanging by a thread, the towel bar collapsed when you put any weight on it. The overhead ceiling fan rumbled. There were no blankets. We paid $120 a night and it was a dump. The beach in front of the hotel is nice but the water is so rough you really can't swim in it. Not to mention that it's on a road that is practically impassable by car. Go someplace else! The people who run the place also tried to rip us off by handing me a bill that was 30% overcharged. His comment to me when I questioned him about the amount was "Oh, I guess I made a mistake." Unfortunately for him, I speak French.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank MickeydeNL
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Additional Information about Casa Grande Beach Hotel

Address: Playa Bonita 1, Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic
Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Samana Province > Las Terrenas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Las Terrenas
#19 On the Beach Hotel in Las Terrenas
Price Range: $35 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa Grande Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set on the white-sand beach of Playa Bonita and 5 minutes drive from Pueblo de Pescadores Town, this beach front hotel features an extensive garden, a furnished terrace and free Wi-Fi throughout. The rooms offer typical decor, air conditioning, a fan, desk and flat-screen TV. The bathrooms come with shower and are private. The on-site restaurant serves intrnational cuisine and guests will enjoy free breakfast. There are also a variety of restaurants and bars within 5 minutes' drive. Excursions to Humpback Whale Sanctuary, to Los Haitises National Park and to El Limon Waterfall can be arranged at Hotel Restaurant Casa Grande. This hotel is 5 km from Las Terrenas Town Centre and a 25-minute drive from Samana El Catey International Airport. Las Americas International Airport can be reached in 1 hour and 45 minutes by car. ... more   less 
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Casa Grande Beach Hotel Las Terrenas, Samana, Dominican Republic

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