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beautiful pool and room. only detriment was that the shower would not get hot...otherwise absolutely perfect.

Everything was so nice for the price,the check in was pretty quick... is a 5start hotel

Friendly staff and clean. I highly recommend this hotel

They have some double rooms that have two personal beds in each rooms. No good for regular families.

Very exclusive. Quiet, yacht club environment. Staff was very nice

Other than challenging grounds to navigate, it was a good experience.

It is a quite, nice place, but the food offer is limited, as well as the internet connection at the rooms.

A very beautiful place the paradise on earth..but no indication on the road to find the Hotel ! Nobody in This hotel ,a Ghost Hotel ,English speaking at the réception is very, very low .Doors Inside the bedroom are making noise . A GREAT ,GREAT disapointement ,taking info account the Price ,very,very expensive, the dream ,i had done for This last night in Dominical republié .I would Never recommand This hotel to my friands and ôter people .Abeautiful hotel needs also to have customers for a minimum animation .

The hotel was beautiful, clean, and glamorous feeling. There were far less guests than I expected, so it felt very private. The grand lobby area and view of the marina with the infinity pools and the grounds was inviting and tropical. The staff was friendly and helpful and seemed genuinely interested that my experience was going well. I went by myself but I found it easy to talk with staff and other guests. The area is gated and I felt completely safe. The rooms were modern, clean, and had tasteful linens. Sitting on my balcony at the end of the day, with a beer in hand and a view of the marina activities, was truly unique. Regarding food: There are three restaurants and a small variety store. The Café Mar had reliably good food and a wonderful setting amidst the palms and infinity pool. The fish specials, and Arroz y Pollo Soup were among my favorites. The grilled pizza at the other restaurant was tasty- but you can't charge the bill to your room at that restaurant. It seems gratuities are also to be paid in cash. The hotel is non-inclusive and a bit off the beaten path if you don't have a car or scooter. Taxis are available but it seemed to me that 'ground transportation' was relatively expensive. If you fly into Santo Domingo, the hotel is 2 hours away so be warned that you are 'not home' yet. Samana is a nice area to visit with different possibilities for excursions from the hotel such as Limon Waterfall, 'Bacardi Island', and Rincon Beach. I didn't try the spa for those pampering minded travelers.

I can’t find better world to use then oh WOW! This place is amazing, the view, the room, the water everything it was just perfect for me the wife and my daughter. We are going back in July.

None of the locals new this property as the Bannister Hotel. They call it Puerto Bahia. The location is spectacular. The restaurant Cafe del Mar sits on an outcropping with an infinity pool and the food is great. Staff was extremely helpful.

will return for a longer period. the property is new and very good shape. great views

Carretera Sanchez-Samana, Km 5 Samana Samana

Hotel highlights

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining

Hotel Bannister by Mint places you 3.7 mi (6 km) from Samana Bay. This 30-room, 4.5-star resort has 2 outdoor pools along with a marina and a full-service spa.


Dining

Free cooked-to-order breakfast is served each morning from 7 AM to 11 AM. There are multiple options for onsite dining with 3 restaurants, including Cafe del Mar, which specializes in international cuisine. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


Rooms

The 30 air-conditioned accommodations feature kitchenettes and furnished balconies, and there's space to spread out with sitting areas. 32-inch LCD TVs come with cable channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, designer toiletries, and bathrobes. Other standard amenities include coffee makers, free bottled water, and phones.


Property features

Hotel Bannister by Mint features a marina, a full-service spa, and 2 outdoor pools. Free valet and self parking are available, or if you're not driving, take the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 220 per vehicle one way. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with luggage storage, concierge services, and dry cleaning/laundry. Other amenities at this luxury resort include a health club, outdoor tennis courts, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Deluxe Suite, 2 Bedrooms

1 King Bed | 1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 6

Admiral Suite

1 Large Twin Bed | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Mountain View

1 King Bed | 1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 3

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View

1 King Bed | 1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Hotel Bannister by Mint

Everyone (6) Couples (4) Family (1) Other (1)
5
Everyone

beautiful pool and room. only detriment was that the shower would not get hot...otherwise absolutely perfect.

By on Jan 21, 2019

Review comment responded on Feb 12, 2019

Dear guest, We are pleased to know that we fulfill your expectations. At the same time we regret the inconvenience during your stay with the hot water. We hope to receive you again and continue to provide you with our best service. Best regards, The Bannister Hotel Team

5

nice staff so friendly,made me feel as king

Everyone

Everything was so nice for the price,the check in was pretty quick... is a 5start hotel

By on Jun 10, 2018

5

nice, clean and seren

Everyone

Friendly staff and clean. I highly recommend this hotel

By , from New London, CT on Feb 27, 2018

Review comment responded on Mar 2, 2018

Dear Gloria, Thank you for your review of our property. We are pleased to read that you had a lovely stay, and that you enjoyed our services and facilities. We work hard to create positive experiences for our customers with optimum services and facilities in order to make an unforgettable stay for you. We hope you have the opportunity to return and fully enjoy our Hotel in the near future. Thank you again, and we look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Samaná! Regards,

3

issues with the room setup

Everyone

They have some double rooms that have two personal beds in each rooms. No good for regular families.

By , from miami on Feb 20, 2018

Review comment responded on Mar 2, 2018

Dear Sergio, Thank you for your review of our property. We regret to hear that you stay at The Bannister Hotel & Yacht Club did not lived up your expectations. the hotel do have some rooms with twin beds, but as you said, most of them are double rooms, and the twin beds are subject to availability. The hotel can also provide with extra beds (individual), but we did not knew you needed one. We wish you could give us a second change and return in the near future with your family and fully enjoy our services and facilities. Thank you very much. Regards,

5
Everyone

Very exclusive. Quiet, yacht club environment. Staff was very nice

By , from Miami, Fl on Feb 6, 2018

Review comment responded on Feb 11, 2018

Dear Maria, Thank you very much for sharing your opinion following your recent stay at The Bannister Hotel & Yacht Club. We are happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciated our environment. Special thanks for your kind words towards our staff. We are looking forward to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards,

4

condo style room

Everyone

Other than challenging grounds to navigate, it was a good experience.

By , from Arizona on Sep 10, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 16, 2017

Dear guest., Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of our property. We are happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and we would be happy to welcome you back in Samaná in the near future. Thank you very much. Best regards,

4
Family

It is a quite, nice place, but the food offer is limited, as well as the internet connection at the rooms.

By , from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on Aug 27, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 2, 2017

Dear guest, Thank you for sharing your positive opinion following your recent meeting in The Bannister Hotel & Yacht Club. We have taken note of your comments, particularly in relation to the internet connection and the food offer in an attempt to correct and improve our hotel services. We look forward to welcoming you back to Samaná! Best regards,

2

a great disapointment !!!a ghost hotel . nobody . zero customer

Couples

A very beautiful place the paradise on earth..but no indication on the road to find the Hotel ! Nobody in This hotel ,a Ghost Hotel ,English speaking at the réception is very, very low .Doors Inside the bedroom are making noise . A GREAT ,GREAT disapointement ,taking info account the Price ,very,very expensive, the dream ,i had done for This last night in Dominical republié .I would Never recommand This hotel to my friands and ôter people .Abeautiful hotel needs also to have customers for a minimum animation .

By on Mar 13, 2014

4

luxury, boutique hotel in marina setting

Other

The hotel was beautiful, clean, and glamorous feeling. There were far less guests than I expected, so it felt very private. The grand lobby area and view of the marina with the infinity pools and the grounds was inviting and tropical. The staff was friendly and helpful and seemed genuinely interested that my experience was going well. I went by myself but I found it easy to talk with staff and other guests. The area is gated and I felt completely safe. The rooms were modern, clean, and had tasteful linens. Sitting on my balcony at the end of the day, with a beer in hand and a view of the marina activities, was truly unique. Regarding food: There are three restaurants and a small variety store. The Café Mar had reliably good food and a wonderful setting amidst the palms and infinity pool. The fish specials, and Arroz y Pollo Soup were among my favorites. The grilled pizza at the other restaurant was tasty- but you can't charge the bill to your room at that restaurant. It seems gratuities are also to be paid in cash. The hotel is non-inclusive and a bit off the beaten path if you don't have a car or scooter. Taxis are available but it seemed to me that 'ground transportation' was relatively expensive. If you fly into Santo Domingo, the hotel is 2 hours away so be warned that you are 'not home' yet. Samana is a nice area to visit with different possibilities for excursions from the hotel such as Limon Waterfall, 'Bacardi Island', and Rincon Beach. I didn't try the spa for those pampering minded travelers.

By on Jan 1, 2014

5

the bannister hotel oh wow

Couples

I can’t find better world to use then oh WOW! This place is amazing, the view, the room, the water everything it was just perfect for me the wife and my daughter. We are going back in July.

By on Feb 22, 2013

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