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“Gorgeous Family Oriented Penthouse”
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3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Las Terrenas, Samana Province, Dominican Republic

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horseshoe...
Minden, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Gorgeous Family Oriented Penthouse”
Reviewed 5 April 2018 for a stay in March 2018
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We stayed in this lovely penthouse for two weeks with our daughter and her husband and their 6 year old triplets. It was an absolutely perfect place for us to stay. Just as beautiful as the photos. So roomy, nice furniture. Even the huge terraces had nice furniture for sitting and visiting. Great BBQ, which we enjoyed.
Kitchen very well equipped with more than enough dishes, glasses and cookwear.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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lov2trave...
Toronto
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Wonderful stay”
Reviewed 29 January 2018 for a stay in January 2018
1
person found this review helpful

Exactly as the pictures, went with two other couples, condo is beautiful. Unit is clean and well appointed. Lots of space to relax as a group or individually- did not feel crowded at all. Bathrooms were clean and spacious, water pressure was perfect. Occasional blips with electricity brown outs but the essentials were always working with a generator. Beach within a few feet- walked to town almost everyday. Would definitely return and recommend to anyone looking for luxury with a local flair.

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Daniel A
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Exceeded our expectations - Perfect Location, layout and amenities !”
Reviewed 29 January 2018 for a stay in January 2018
1
person found this review helpful

Condo was packed full of amenities and near one of nicest beaches in Las Terrenas. The condo was perfect for 3 couples all having their own bedrooms with king size beds and amazing on-suite bathrooms. The staff was responsive and friendly. I would highly recommend this Condo and we will likely be back !!

Your age range 50-64
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Susan D
Amesbury, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Paradise at your front door”
Reviewed 5 February 2017 for a stay in January 2017

Spacious penthouse apartment with spectacular views and unbeatable access to the best beach in Las Terrenas. Along with a private pool, a hot tub and a cooks kitchen, the apartment has several areas to unwind, lounge, and enjoy the scenery and beautiful ocean breezes. Three couples stayed for 10 days and we felt like we each had a private suite.
Responses to any request to the management were speedily and effectively resolved. Arrangements were made for us regarding excursions to other parts of the region but in all honesty we didn't feel like we needed to go anywhere else. One of the most relaxing vacations I have ever had.

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AKA_Fred
Lakeville, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Better than their webpage!”
Reviewed 25 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016
2
people found this review helpful

We stayed at The Playa Las Ballenas Penthouse for nine nights in early April and it was simply wonderful – from the moment we arrived!

Our family included our three children (12, 8 & 6) and my husband’s mother (86-years old) and the condo was fantastic! There was plenty of space for all six of us, comfortable places to hangout (for adults and kids), nice comfy beds, beautiful views, great location, great pool, great access to the beach and some nearby beach restaurants (fun with yummy food and drinks) and amenities that made our stay perfect (laundry and hot tub are a plus)!

We are not the all inclusive type and really enjoy having a low key breakfast as the kids wake up at different times, while we are able to enjoy coffee, a book and a great view – the deck near the kitchen was our “go to” space (also worked for enjoying rum punch after the kids went to bed)! Most mornings were then spent at the pool, which was an easy walk, warm and easy to enter/exit (zero entry on one end) and never busy! Our afternoons consisted of sailing and hanging out on Playa Bellenas or other nearby beaches (Playa Bonita – surfing, Punta Popi – near town, etc). We also did some really fun excursions through both Arena Tours and Flora Tours (both located in town) and they picked us up right outside the condo.

If we wanted to stay near the condo for dinner, we needed to eat early at Sol y Mar (they were usually closing up by 5pm) or a beach shack just a little further down the beach (our favorite) owned by a French guy and he would stay open until after 6pm for us (great shrimp, fish, chicken and pasta – which he would make plain for picky 6-year old)! OR, we simply drove to town and ate at one of the many great places! There were plenty of other places that would have been about a 20-minute walk from the condo, but would have been a little too far for grandma. In-between the Sol y Mar and the French shack is another shack which had awesome mojitos (which we would get "to go" and enjoy while building sandcastles).

We rarely find a place (both location and lodging) that we would want to revisit in the near future; however, we believe we will be back to this condo within the next five years!

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