The most challenging part of The Peninsula House is finding it - but once found it doesn't disappoint. The old world charm began when Jerome greeted us at the door after our drive up the long and winding road to its door (thank you Lennon and McCartney). We were barely across the threshold when we were offered drinks as we were shown to our chamber. Chilled champagne followed! The entire house was a lovely and welcome taste of European decor and atmosphere. Our room was adorned with a chandelier in the entry and opened to a spacious bedroom complete with a four poster and a separate area filled with a velvet couch and chairs. Antiques and artwork were everywhere. The doors and windows opened to the balcony which overlooked the rolling, manicured lawns. I sank into the couch for a time and sighed when I entered the enormous bathroom. I was delighted by the french style bathtub - the large double walk in shower and the L'occitaine soaps and shampoos. I didn't think it could get much better - then came dinner. A starlit night on the wraparound porch - exquisite china and service. Jerome hovered but didn't annoy. The meal was to die for - one of the best we have had anywhere on our travels. Marie Claude and her staff, Sophie and Jerome outdid themselves. The history and culture that this hotel offers is a lovely throwback to the old world elegance of France, Africa and Asia - right down to the dishes and other adornments. Breakfast in the morning on the sunny balcony was complete with silver coffee and tea pots and toast and jam. Unfortunately on our visit there was construction noise from a neighbouring villa - however it didn't dampen my enthusiasm for this magical place. It is a delightful escape into another world. I promise you will be charmed.
- Also Known As:
- The Peninsula House Hotel Las Terrenas
- Peninsula Las Terrenas
- Las Terrenas Peninsula
- The Peninsula House Dominican Republic/Samana - Las Terrenas