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Hotel Villa Taina

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This was my 2nd trip to the DR but my first time in Cabarete. The hotel grounds are beautiful, a short walk from my room to the Sandy Beach. The food and drinks were plentiful, delicious and reasonably priced. The whole experience was very relaxing; I had too much beach and Sun. The surrounding area is lively but without the hustle and bustle of Sosua. The nightlife is great and I loved the food at Amigos restaurant. My only complaints are that I wish that the swimming pool was a lot bigger and I wish that could have locked the sliding glass door to my room from the inside without using my key. I didn't come to Cabarete to windsurf but it looked like so much fun that I want to do it next time. I would come back.

We had an excellent stay at Villa Taina. We are usually the kind of people to go on adventures off the resort. But we found the Villa had everything we needed for our family. The location was a beautiful beachfront, close to Cabarete's main beach restaurants, but far enough away from the party, it was very quiet. The staff was very kind to us, even going above and beyond taking our infant daughter so we could enjoy our breakfasts without holding a baby. The wind sports school that was attached was a huge bonus too. We leaned to kiteboard! It was exhausting, but with some relaxation by the pool and some cheap happy hour rum drinks we were good to go the next day. We are recommending this resort to our kiting friends and will stay here again when we come back to Cabarete.

Short Version: The hotel is located great and has a beautiful beach. The restaurant serves good food served by very kind people. The employees overall are happy and helpful. The rooms are good and comfortable too but has a few annoying things which can be disturbing when trying to sleep. Long Version: Location: + Hotel Villa Taina is a very nice hotel located conveniently right in the center of Cabarete. Nothing within the village takes longer than a 10-15 minute walk. Beach & Surf school: + The beach right in front of the hotel is clean and pretty flat so it’s easy to go swimming with everyone of the family. The waves can be quite big tho. The surf school located just by the hotel at the beach has ok gear - but the staff is quite lazy. Usually not helping you more than necessary with carrying your gear unless you ask them to and if you ask them to they’re rather grumpy. + Other than that the employees at the hotel and the restaurant is very kind and always happy. Restaurant & Bar: + The food is good but the portions are kind of small sometimes. The bar has nice drinks and a very comfortable lounge with great view on the sea. Pool: + The Pool in front of the hotel is clean and in good shape. It’s close to the beach and pretty open but still separated good so you won’t be disturbed. Rooms: + Our room had comfortable beds and we had a great view from the balcony. The bathroom is nice with a big enough shower. - The toilet is kind of unstable. The shower has a built-in soap dispenser, which is good but the cover often fell off when I pressed it the get soap. The air conditioner sure does it’s job but it’s very loud and when trying to sleep pretty annoying. Another annoying thing is the phone which has an extremely bright display that’s disturbing to me when I try to sleep.

Of all the beaches of the world, we have decided that we like Cabarete best of all. We now spend 3 weeks every year there at the Villa Taina. This hotel makes you feel like you were staying with family - very friendly staff, lively beach bar/restaurant with cordial bar tenders and waiters, clean and comfortable rooms. It is located at the perfect spot - near the center of Cabarete beach within easy "barefoot in the sand" walking distance to dozens of fabulous bars/restaurants under romantic palm trees. The hotel's beach area has the best view of the innumerable kite surfers when the breeze is right.

A great hotel complex on the beach. Quiet at night (in the back of the beachside building) with an excellent restaurant and fun bar. Easy-going, very helpful staff. Great breakfast buffet; overall an excellent value.

This was a wonderful hotel. We had a fantastic time! WiFi is wonderful! When we walked along the beach the emails would come into my phone as we neared the resort. The facilities were very clean. Everything was in working condition! Extensive movie collection on DVDs to be used for free. In the downtown area but also clear access to the beach. Nice covered balcony off of the bedroom with a small table and chairs. Very hard bed. We still slept very well. The shower stall is an open design so water splashes onto the bathroom floor. This seems to be the style of shower stalls used in the Dominican. No microwave, kettle or coffee maker in rooms. Very small pool. There is a Claro store just a few doors down. I bought a SIM card for my phone and a half hour of talk time for $4 US. Janet's grocery store was by far the best place to exchange American currency.

Nice change from an "all inclusive" Very nice, small hotel with great staff. Clean, Clean, Clean Lots of Security around. Very close to the beach and right in the middle of town. Food is very good at the hotel, and there are some good restaurants & bars, close by. Issac makes a great Mojito! Perfect Getaway

I don’t usually take the time to write reviews but really wanted to take the time to do so. My husband, 10 year old son and I booked a vacation here at Villa Taina in Cabarete to celebrate our 10th year anniversary as well as my husband’s birthday. It was our first time in this hotel as our previous one “Azzuro” from 14 years ago, was nowhere to be found (but I believe Villa Taina is right next door to where it used to be). I must say that we had the most wonderful stay. All the staff was extremely friendly, helpful, happy, laid back people who took very good care of us during our whole stay. We felt safe and genuinly cared for the whole time we were there. Although skeptical about not doing an “all inclusive”, I must say that we do not regret it one bit! Serenade, Villa Taina’s restaurant was just wonderful and we could have eaten there all week ! ... but chose to try the several restaurants located nearby as well. I just have all positive things to say but again, am not used to writing reviews. I would recommend to anyone to come to Villa Taina to experience the hotel and this kind of stay at as a non inclusive hotel. It was the greatest experience... to the point of wanting to reserve again for next year which is something that we’ve never done before... we’ve never booked a same hotel/resort stay in all the years that we’ve travelled together. Thanks again to all the wonderful staff who made our stay incredibly enjoyable and truly memorable! Brigitte L. (Muchas gracias!)

Nice place and friendly staff. Good for families and great for watersports. Nice pool and beautiful beach with sunbeds reserved for the guests. An average restaurant with good food and if you are into watersports, there’s a place where you can rent gear and learn sports right next to the hotel as well as all along the beach. Overall really enjoyed my visit even tho there is false information online of a nearby national park which we discovered was private.

My wife and I stayed here from Feb 6th through Feb 17 2018. It was our first time back to Cabarete in ten years and our first stay at Villa Taina. We couldn't be happier with our stay. We stayed in the comfort apartment and enjoyed it very much. Very comfortable and clean. The entire staff was wonderful. From Raymond on the beach booking a whale watch tour to Isaac at the bar who was extremely helpful and accommodating. Will definitely stay here again on our next visit to Cabarete.Thank you Villa Taina for helping to make our return to Cabarete a truly memorable vacation. We can't wait to go back.

Apartado Postal 337 Cabarete Puerto Plata

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Kite Beach, Hotel Villa Taina is within a 5-minute drive of Cabarete Beach. This 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with 61 rooms and conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Playa Dorada is 22.1 mi (35.5 km) from this central Cabarete hotel.


Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


All 61 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies or patios, refrigerators, and ceiling fans. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels and DVD players. Other amenities include hair dryers, safes, and phones.

Property features

Guests of Hotel Villa Taina have access to an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Free parking is available if you drive. Multilingual staff is on hand to answer questions. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a meeting room, free use of bicycles, and wedding services.

Room options

Standard Room

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Comfort Room

King 1 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Comfort Room (Oceanfront)

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Comfort Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Kitchenette

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

80.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 390 reviews