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Hotel Las Ballenas Escondidas

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for a nice and relaxing location far from the massive all including hotels that's the place to be. Located in a tropical garden full of palm, where you can almost only hear the birds and the sea. Really nice atmosphere.

Thank simonepellegrini970
Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This isn't a Marriott or an all inclusive resort; don't expect lightning fast wifi and 50" TVs in the rooms. There isn't 24/hr room service and you can't just walk into town. This is a place to relax and disconnect in nature. This is a small, boutique hotel far removed from any hustle and bustle. The grounds are absolutely gorgeous...

1Thank lebuffamir
Reviewed 2 January 2017

My boyfriend and I spent a few days at this charming boutique hotel and truly enjoyed our stay. The bungalows, the swimming pool, the breakfast area and the dining room are very peaceful, quiet, and offer spectacular views over the ocean and palm trees. The breakfast is good, the staff is extremely nice and helpful and the cocktails at the...

Thank lise b
Paris, France
Reviewed 18 December 2016

We spent almost a week in one of the rooms of this lovely boutique hotel held by Delphine and Jérome. We felt at home thanks to the warmth of this extraordinary couple, their precious advises and the work they do on a daily basis for their clients. Thanks to them we discovered a large part of the Samana peninsula and...

Thank AlexetCamille
Bethesda, MD
Reviewed 16 December 2016

This little hotel is in a magnificent setting, The grounds and pool are lovely. It is set on a cliff overlooking the Caribbean, We stayed in the bungalow furthest down the cliff and closet to the water -5B. It was secluded and peaceful. However, you really need to be in good shape to navigate the stone stairway leading to the...

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escondidas, Gérant at Hotel Las Ballenas Escondidas, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on our property. Yes, we are on a hill, so there are stairs, but what a view! We are sorry that you do not enjoy the free continental breakfast, and the French-Dominican cuisine. As far as the wifi, we apologize for the signal problems encountered directly from the orange...

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Just been back from a week in Samana and we spent 2 nights in this hotel. We chose the hotel after checking the photos on the property website and we didn't get disappointed... the views are incredible and even better! This hotel is located something like 20-25 minutes away from the village of Samana and like someone wrote already there...

2Thank Claudio M
Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
Reviewed 29 March 2016

I stayed with my husband in this hotel in the period from 03/20/2016 to 03/23/2016. In fact, my reservation was until 24/03/2016, but we was greatly disappointed, and we decided to leave before. The hotel is beautiful but not worth the amount that is charged daily. Points that worth notice: 1. We stayed at the bungalow 5B, which should be...

4Thank SynaraRosa
escondidas, Gérant at Hotel Las Ballenas Escondidas, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment on our property. We are sorry that you did not enjoy our charming hotel which is very different resorts you need to know. I allow myself to meet your different comments to make a correct answer. The bungalow roof fan 5B is not broken, it's just a standing fan, water heater fontionne...

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 26 January 2016

We stayed in a bungalow with sea view and loved it! No a/c needed as sea breezes day and night were plenty. Beautiful grounds give a jungle kind of feel right by the sea. Only issue that might be presented if stairs are an issue for you -- from parking lot to bungalow is down rough concrete ramps. stairs etc....

3Thank zanner2016
escondidas, Gérant at Hotel Las Ballenas Escondidas, responded to this review

thank you for your comment, it's hotel is a call to total disconnection and a haven of peace , as you say ; it is a pleasure to share this with our customers Delphine

Reviewed 15 December 2015

My wife and I stayed for a few nights and it was wonderful. We were looking for a small, relaxing place to get away from stress and this was perfect. The owners and staff were so helpful and friendly. All you could hear at night was the ocean and in the morning we would awake to the birds singing. We...

2Thank Chris C
Darien, Connecticut
Reviewed 24 July 2015

Great property. Small private beach. Great landscaping and surroundings. Incredible views. if your looking for a pampered experience this may not be the best option for you. If you want to get away from the sanitized and un-personal feel of many properties then this is a great hotel. The French couple that run it are great guests and are happy...

2Thank Alvaro R
Delphine L, Gérant at Hotel Las Ballenas Escondidas, responded to this review

It's always a pleasure to introduce to our customers, otherwise tourism in this beautiful country. Thank you for your visit, it was a pleasure to receive you.

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Boutique Hotel Las Ballenas Escondidas in Samana Peninsula, Dominican Republic. Small and Charming Hotel with Pool and secluded Beach located halfway between Samana City and the village of Las Galeras. Total disconnection Enjoy whale watching while having breakfast during the season ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Las Ballenas Escondidas

Address: #55 Highway 5, Los Naranjos | Halfway between Samana & Las Galeras, Santa Barbara de Samana 32000, Dominican Republic
Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Samana Province > Santa Barbara de Samana
Price Range: £56 - £557 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Las Ballenas Escondidas 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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“you can request a room with an ocean view”
lebuffamir, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you get one of the rooms, ask for the one with a balcony. It's so relaxing to sit there and relax and it adds some extra privacy.”
chriscK6759JO, 15 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Look the pictures on the website !”
DrMagma69, 10 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Ask for the room with the best view of the ocean, if you don't mind a slight walk up”
Shichman, 4 May 2015 | Read review
“The rooms are quiet, specially on the left side, take comfortable shoes.”
592pedrog, 6 Apr 2015 | Read review
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