Best small beach hotel?

malko

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Las Terrenas will be the easiest destination from SD...for you

But this a good one -- VERY small
https://playa-paraiso-en-magante-la-yagua.booked.net/

Any1 been there recently ?

Looking for a weekend escapade and it looks kind of nice on the website.
Scrolling back it says semi-spendy somewhere, but the menu looks to be ok-ish price wise.

Anyhow would love to hear about it if any1 went recently.
Thanks in advance.
 

william webster

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Not really recently....
Wendy is the girl in charge.... very nice

Private, nice beach.... if you alert her, she'll get your menu lined up....

Not too $$ as I remember.
 

RonS

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I'm only looking to make a 2-3 night stay. I'm not looking for a "luxury" hotel and my search is price sensitive. I live in the DR (in the capital) so anywhere is within reach but I'm not interested in Santo Domingo (no beach) or Boca Chica (ugh!). Small hotel means I'm not looking for any of those giant hotels with thousands of tourists; I want something that feels a little more intimate. Goes without saying (but I'll say it anyway) that it needs to be clean and with a reasonable standard of service.

Hotel Alisei, Las Terranas
 

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I'm only looking to make a 2-3 night stay. I'm not looking for a "luxury" hotel and my search is price sensitive. I live in the DR (in the capital) so anywhere is within reach but I'm not interested in Santo Domingo (no beach) or Boca Chica (ugh!). Small hotel means I'm not looking for any of those giant hotels with thousands of tourists; I want something that feels a little more intimate. Goes without saying (but I'll say it anyway) that it needs to be clean and with a reasonable standard of service.
Hotel Playa Colibri on Playa Ballenas in Las Terrenas.

Highly recommend, our go-to on tours in Samana.

https://hotelplayacolibri.com/en/
 

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Hotel Villa Serena. Las Gelenas. Very clean and comfy. Friendly staff. Quiet location and a good restaurant on site.


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Any1 been there recently ?

Looking for a weekend escapade and it looks kind of nice on the website.
Scrolling back it says semi-spendy somewhere, but the menu looks to be ok-ish price wise.

Anyhow would love to hear about it if any1 went recently.
Thanks in advance.
I have commented before about this place. Nothing new, only prices up. 800 Pesos bowl of soup.
 

RonS

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If the Alisei is not in the budget, then look at the Costarena, a small beach front hotel, and good location.
 

cobraboy

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Any1 been there recently ?

Looking for a weekend escapade and it looks kind of nice on the website.
Scrolling back it says semi-spendy somewhere, but the menu looks to be ok-ish price wise.

Anyhow would love to hear about it if any1 went recently.
Thanks in advance.
Playa Paraiso is go-to lunch stop for our tours.

We love that place, can't say one negative word about it.

Truly defines "hidden gem" the kind made from beach Gilligan's Island fantasies.

That said, Patrick's food can never be replaced, but the food is still good.
 

malko

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Playa Paraiso is go-to lunch stop for our tours.

We love that place, can't say one negative word about it.

Truly defines "hidden gem" the kind made from beach Gilligan's Island fantasies.

That said, Patrick's food can never be replaced, but the food is still good.

Any input on the rooms/bungalows ?
Wife, even though of dominican decent, is swiss#er than the swiss ;)
Hoping to surprise her....... but a good surprise not a bad one !!! :) :)

Thanks in advancem
 

cobraboy

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Any input on the rooms/bungalows ?
Wife, even though of dominican decent, is swiss#er than the swiss ;)
Hoping to surprise her....... but a good surprise not a bad one !!! :) :)

Thanks in advancem
Very basic, but nice. A great place to go off grid. Give Wendy a heads' up on food and drink preferences, and you'll be golden.

Say hello and scratch the heads of TriCom and Capitan, the two resort dogs that have been there forever.
 

malko

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Very basic, but nice. A great place to go off grid. Give Wendy a heads' up on food and drink preferences, and you'll be golden.

Say hello and scratch the heads of TriCom and Capitan, the two resort dogs that have been there forever.

One of our rotties might be coming with us....... so probably no scratchy for TriCom and Captain ;)
 

william webster

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I have stayed in the rooms... 30M from the water's edge

They are as the photos.....exactly,
but the photo won't let you hear the water or smell the fresh breeze
 

jfk-tampa

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was just there yesterday. very off the grid but friendly and gorgeous beach and get the paella its to die for