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“A beautiful spot in Las Galeras”
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Villa Serena Hotel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Las Galeras
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 27, 2014

The Villa Serena is a beautiful place to vacation. The staff is friendly, and it is as lovely and unspoiled as a I read in reviews! Our large family enjoyed the fantastic views, kayaking out to the island, sipping on fresh coconut milk, swimming in the pool and bicycling around- the ideal tropical vacation!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 19, 2013 via mobile

We came from 3 nights in Las Terrenas and both agreed that it would take something special to impress us.

This was special. This was unique.

The number of times we looked at each other and said "Oh my God, this is so much too good to be true". Fantastic garden, fantastic view, lovely, helpful staff. Everything you can ask for when you're looking for peace and harmony without being bored.

This is not classic 5 Star Luxury, but it's 10 times more magic than any Luxury Hotel may offer you.

Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
6  Thank Benjamin L
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Reviewed November 9, 2013

Decided to have a long weekend here following a recommendation.
As soon as we arrived we were met by the most breathtaking view of the ocean and a tiny island. As a fellow reviewer said, it was like something from a movie!
Our bedroom was very clean, spacious and at every opportunity we were just gazing at the beautiful view.
The hotel was so peaceful and tranquil but the downside was that it took ages to be served a cocktail around the pool or simply to get a staff member's attention.
The only other criticism was the food offered by the hotel.
We never ate in the hotel for dinner as the menu did not look very inviting and there was not enough breakfast nor much variety.
If the food is sorted and the service improved - this place would be perfect!!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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2  Thank LouiseSwindon
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

I absolutely loved this place. I could wake up and open my porch door and see what looked like a scene from a movie...gorgeous ocean behind a great pool and pretty garden. I felt at home the whole wee walking around without shoes on from my room to breakfast, to the beach, to the pool, to the deck. The staff is great and helpful for figuring out acceptable rates or coordinating trustworthy guides since we knew little spanish.
the views look exactly like the pics on the site. most relaxing trip in years. cant wait to return.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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4  Thank dave e
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

Villa Serena is a magical place. Completely relaxing and rejuvenating. The view from the hotel is like a painting.. absolutely breathtaking and the grounds are kept up meticulously at all times.

The hotel is right on the beach and surrounded by other gorgeous beaches that you can either hike too or take a boat. There's also a pool right on the grounds if you feel like just staying by the hotel for the day or switching it up. The staff are friendly and warm and always going out of their way to make sure your comfortable and have everything you need. The rooms are spacious and welcoming and the food at the restaurant is top notch and reasonably priced.

This is a very special place. I can't recommend it enough

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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4  Thank Greg D
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Management response:Responded October 21, 2015

Dear Greg,


We would like to thank you for sharing your experience during your stay with us, and for highlighting our stuff service, spacious rooms and restaurant quality!

Thank you for the recommendations, we're hoping to welcome you soon again!


Best,
Marina Vesanovic-Dvornik

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Villa Serena offers everything a traveler can dream of: luscious, beautifully landscaped and perfectly kept garden, a quaint little beach right in front of the property and a very nice swimming pool, very spacious and welcoming rooms, attentive and very professional personnel, relaxed and elegant colonial-inspired decor.
The view is great from every room, the food at the restaurant is excellent and the closest beach, La Playita, is a little paradise. The hotel manager, Rosalba, is absolutely exquisite and manages to effortlessly make everybody feel at home.
Unfortunately, we could only stay there two days - but now that we know how beautiful it is there we will make sure to spend at least a week the next time we visit.

Room Tip: Room 17, there is no question about it! Enormous corner room with king bed and two very spacious ter...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank marina60763
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

We stayed a Villa Serena for 2 nights , it has been a really and great colonial place to be!!
Lovely Swimming pool, top and natural breakfast, nice staff and great ocean wiew around with lots of flawours in the Villa!!!!!!!!
We did'nt expect such wonderfoul place, it was our honey moon Holiday, and we had a nice bottle of Champagne in our fantastic room!!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank NebbioloRiesling
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Address: Las Galeras, Dominican Republic
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Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Samana Province > Las Galeras
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Las Galeras
Price Range: $115 - $168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Villa Serena Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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