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Playa Sans Souci Hotel
Ranked #17 of 20 Hotels in Cabarete
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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“San Souci Apartments Cabarete”
Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

Stayed in San Souci Apartments room 6 overlooking the sea, room was just what we wanted, clean, well stocked with everything required for 2 weeks of relaxing holidaying. Fabulous views of the bay & the perfect place to sit & watch the sun go down over the hills. Can't find any fault, bars & restaurants a short walk along the beach & Cabarete again (we came some 2 weeks last year) had all that we needed. The apartments had very friendly staff & the night security made us feel very safe, but in 4 weeks of holidaying in Dom Rep we saw or felt no trouble & felt safe at all times. Great holiday thank you. Tina & Adrain

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

have been staying at playa sans souci for over 10 years sometimes 4/5 weeks every feb/march. from its refurb some 10 years ago the place has declined so much, its now only fit for selling to someone who will take an interest in it .(its been for sale for some time now.).SHAME cause they are missing a trick here.the location and views are as good as it gets for caberete.JANETS supermarket is a minutes walk (best in caberete). 5/6 mins from all bars/eating/clubs (yet far enough not to hear the disco) kitesurfing is a concho ride away (local motor bike/taxi) or 20 min beach walk.A FEW MILLION DOLLARS more and I would buy the place!they have good loyal staff (but recently i expect their job insecurity adds to an air of despondency with shoulder shrugging the answer to many questions/problems).IF IF IF you are looking for a location where the sea actually breaks on to your terrace/sea views only million dollar condos have and paying around half the price of other beachfront apps this is for you.DO NOTexpect the facilities you would find at home.UNLESS of course you live in a very tired old house in need of total refurbishment!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Lawrence, Kansas
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Reviewed February 20, 2014

The hotel is on the beach and is a short walk to many restaurants and bars. It was clean and had great sounds of crashing waves which helped cover up the sounds of the group in the room next door while they partied into the night.
Cabarete is a good place to spend the night if you are flying into Puerto Plata and heading south and don't want to drive at night. It seems to be pretty much a party town.
There are many, many places in this area to stay. This place was nicer than one of the others we looked at, but not someplace I would use for a long stay.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Somewhere in the Caribbean
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

$2600 Pesos for 1 nite in a room w/o air overlooking the ocean on the second floor... #23

Was not impressed.... Found out the next day that there are Lots of other places for 1/2 the price w/ air and more amenities.... The place is slowly going downhill.. No one seems to care....

Bed and furnishings are threadbare.... I won't stay there again....

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2012

There are many things called SANS SOUCY in Cabarete... I stayed at the SANS SOUCY PLAYA - at the eastern edge of the town, right on the beach.

I stayed in room 17 for over a week and liked my experience for the most part. The AC worked, the mini fridge and and gaz stove were okay for my needs (bring matches!)

This room is very safe, on the 2nd floor, not 30m from the sea. One thing for sure IT IS NOISY. You hear the winds and waves constantly, and there is a disco 1km down the beach that creates an odd vibration like noise through the structure. So either you go to bed at 10:00 to be sound asleep before the music starts to get loud promptly at 11:00 or just bear through it... Frankly it's not that much of a bother.

Maid service was good, the place is very clean. But they all have the NO-SMILE gene -- they're very honest I guess! (it's odd since most locals I met were all VERY smiling and positive).

The overnight security crew (is happier!), they make you feel very safe, around the hotel complex and even on the beach at night. One has to be carefull after dark - as you should everywhere! - , but it is not a dangerous area.

Internet worked well, except in the evening hours where many seem to abuse the free wifi that actually works for about 2km from the hotel ! You can use skype on your iphone as if you are on a cellular.

Why did I leave ? Frankly I got tired of the wave noises !

And when mosquitoes started to be a botter - check your room to make sure the screens are shut properly -- I tried to get a different room but that didn't appear to be something they wanted to do, so instead I just left !!!

NOTE ON THE mosquitoes, contrary to what I'm used to in Canada, these are very small and you don't feel their sting (often on the lower leg) until you start to get a reaction. I would recommand you take something as a procaution before you get here, they are pretty much everywhere!

Room Tip: avoid the first floor if you are concerned with security.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 9, 2012

If you want any sleep, don't stay here. Horrible beds, you hear everything from outside and neighbors. There is other inexpensive hotels in Cabarete that are much better. If you get ocean front room itight be ok but we got a room in the back and changed hotel after one night.

  • Stayed February 2012
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Cabarete
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Reviewed September 10, 2009

PLAYA SANS SOUCI is right on the beach; a two minute walk to everything; close to Janet's for groceries of anything you could think: a fully stocked liquor store; cold BEER in the fridge. Right next to Severino's store for fresh produce and more RUM.

Cabarete is the most beautiful town in the world and has the nicest, loving people; Once you're there all the tours are available no matter where you stay. HAVE FUN, and watch the tour sales on the beach...go to the tour offices to book. Use Iguana Mama or Mel Tours; they are the best.

Full security at Sans Souci all day and all night. Alberto who booked us in, was the nicest person you would want to meet. Maids to clean the rooms and the night security guard is very protective of the whole complex.

We stayed in an upstairs apartment for two weeks privacy; yet could have fun and enjoy evenings on the balcony without any complaints, comfort, clean and and had so much fun.

Right on the beach; free lounge chairs and wonderful Ramone who looks after your personal items when you are on the beach. There is no food service available. You do get a kitchenette with a stove sink; fridge. It is Perfect!

The hotel is just far enough on the end of the beach for quiet sleeps and close enough for partying. only a 3-minute walk and you are at bars like LAX; JOSE O'SHay's and my favorite ONO"s.

Sans Souci has one of the best rates on the beach; and I tell you I'm a bit nervous giving out this information because I would prefer that no-one go there except ME.

Will be calling Alberto soon to see if he still wears the shirt we gave him cuz you just have to bring these people gifts they are so nice. Be sure to leave a treat for the people who do an amazing job of keeping your room tidy....they are Truly Wonderful People

Cherry and Wode CANADA

Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Playa Sans Souci Hotel
Address: Cabarete, Dominican Republic
Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Puerto Plata Province > Cabarete
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