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Todo Blanco Hotel
Ranked #7 of 20 Las Galeras B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Lawrence, Kansas
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45 reviews
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“Two more happy travelers”
Reviewed 20 February 2014

As so many reviewers have said, this is a picturesque place with a very comfortable vibe. The rooms are very clean and quiet. Maurizio couldn't be nicer and the dogs are friendly, as long as you don't wake them up. Claudio's cooking was a very nice surprise with homemade pastas leading the menu.
For swimming and sunning, the beach in front of the hotel is ok, but La Playita which is a 20 minute or so walk is nicer and has a couple of places to eat as well. Rincon beach is about a 30 minute drive, or shorter boat ride and is beautiful with several food options. Expect to pay 300 pesos for 2 covered lounge chairs at La Playita and a bit more at Rincon.
We took a boat ride for whale watching from the beach in front of Todo Blanco. It takes you to the Playa Fronton area where the whales are and can be pretty bouncy if the sea is choppy as it's a small boat. Playa Fronton was a big dissapointment. It's an ok beach, but not as nice as the others. If you're going to pay for a boat ride, Rincon is a much better choice.

Room Tip: I don't think it matters at all which room you get
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Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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Reviewed 6 February 2014

This hotel is just what I was looking for. Quiet, right on a beautiful beach, walking distance of many restaurants and shops. The sea breezes blow through all the rooms (8) and there is no need for AC. Breakfasts are tasty and a new Italian chef...Claudio...is creating authentic, fresh dinners every night now. I couldn't be happier with my choice of a hotel in little Galeros. There are three dogs here too who love to chase coconuts on the expansive front lawn. Butterflies abound.

Room Tip: the second floor rooms get more of a breeze and have a better view.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

Maurizio, grazie mille, thank you very much for our wonderful one night stay at Todo Blanco...Las Galeras has been a special place for us for many years and after not having been there for 12 years, expected, as elsewhere in the DR, to find it changed...instead it was much as we remembered and just as we like it...quiet, laid back, stunning scenery, beautiful beaches etc...Todo Blanco was a great choice, very welcoming...kids loved playing with your dogs. we loved the gardens with access to beach...the view from the room was amazing...and the guests notes (in 4 languages) in the room a joy to read...particularily the introduction to the 3 dogs Wish we could have stayed a night or two more...hope to return one day. The only slight disappointment was the breakfast which unless improved I probably wouldn't pay extra for next time as wasn't value for money. Otherwise will certainly recommend!

Room Tip: All 8 rooms have the same sea view (give or take a few metres) really a stunning location
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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NYC
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

Las Galeras is that end-of-the-world location that the Humphrey Bogart in each of us wants to find. Todo Blanco is the perfect accompaniment to that dream, minus the smoky bar and white tux. First, the grounds are spacious, pretty garden, lovely lawn, right on an expanse of beachfront that you'll find again, like, nowhere. The charming Maurizio, the manager, is tireless, providing guidance and help for every arrangement. The room we had, with balcony, facing the ocean, was
of good size, clean, and comfortable. The walk to the village is minutes, where you'll find good options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Poznan, Poland
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

Ideal location by the beach, literally few steps from the hotel. We were the only people on the beach. Near all the restaurants and shops in the village. Nevertheless, the rooms were quiet, all we could hear was just the Ocean waves.
Together with my husband we were trying to find the cosy place for our honeymoon, outside of the All Inclusive Resorts. And it was even better than we,ve expected. Only 8 rooms were available in the hotel, so the friendly atmosphere was all around. We were treated almost like family by the best hotel manager ever - Maurizio. No problems were unsolvable for Maurizio.
Breakfast cost 8USD but it was worth it. There is no need to use AC, since the breeze from the ocean together with ceiling fan was enough.

Room Tip: I highly recommend contacting the Hotel manager before making the reservation.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 7 June 2013

Todo Blanco is a really exceptional Colonial Style house, sitting almost on top of the Las Galers beach the views are amazing from the second floor and the staff are just fantastic. One thing to note is that the hotel has three dogs, at first I was a bit wary as you are told that you should not touch the big one as he is old and cranky, we didnt touch him. However the three dogs were absolutely lovely, the came to the beach with us everyday and we had a great time with them. When we either got bored or tired we sent the home and they all went without question, they turned out to be the highlight of the trip!
A must for dog lovers! So great staff, great beach, no hassle from beach boys and as a hide away it could get much better than this. Hotel/Colonial House has full internet access to keep you connected to the outside world if you can drag yourself off the beach and there are loads of other beaches and activities around should you want them! Top spot! All the rooms have private balconies as well! And there is a bar!

Room Tip: Top floor bedrooms have a great view of the beach from the private balcony!
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 April 2013

My husband and I had a great stay here. The owner of the hotel was very helpful and friendly, calling cabs and helping us to make arrangements. The room was very clean and airy, and the beach just outside was beautiful. The location is great as you are near the beach and only a short walk from town. The breakfast is a little expensive but you are by no means obliged to it. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Todo Blanco Hotel
Address: Beachfront Boutique Hotel | Main Beach - Downtown, Las Galeras, Dominican Republic
Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Samana Province > Las Galeras
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Las Galeras
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beachfront Boutique Hotel Todo Blanco in Las Galeras, Samana Peninsula in Dominican Republic. One of the Best Rated Hotels in Las Galeras. Great location downtown right on the beach. Come spend an unforgettable vacation with us ! ... more   less 
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Todo Blanco Hotel Samana, Dominican Republic

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