Our group just got back last night and all in all we enjoyed our stay. From the moment we arrived in Samana, Ramone our Sunwing represenative, was super friendly and made us feel welcome and throughtout our stay was a great help with any questions on the hotel, excursions or general questions about the area. The property is a bit worn and tired so keep your expectations low, if you want a great beachfront location at a reasonable price then this place hits the mark. We did have a few minor issues but the staff was very quick to resolve them. The food was OK, decent variety in the buffet and the lineup for the crepes/omlettes in the morning and the pasta station at night were well worth it. They advertise 2 a la cartes but really it's one restaurant that alternates between seafood and italian, our group definately preferred the italian cuisine over the seafood. Make sure you book early as the space fills up fast. The staff was great, they all tried to communicate as best as they could and even those with limited english were quick to ensure we were well taken care of. Among those that stood out were Guery at the front desk, he made us feel welcome right away and also sad to leave when we checked out, and among the friendly staff of the buffet restaurant we always looked for Leocalina, whose warm smile and willingness to teach us spanish made mealtimes pleasant, The poolside bar was the place to be at any given time of the day, with Benito being our favorite bartender, we got great service including instructions on how to make our favorite drinks at home! Also a highlight was the sports bar, although the pool tables are old and tired, the foozeball and ping pong made for some fun nights! Bottom line, this place does need a facelift but the location and staff made it a great trip and our group agreed we definately would go back!
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Paradise Samana Hotel Las Galeras
- Casa Marina Bay
- Grand Paradise Samana Las Galeras
- Grand Paradise Samana Dominican Republic