Sublime Samana Hotel & Residences4.5 out of 5.0
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This is small hotel within a medium size residential complex right at the beach (Playa Coson): very nice overall setting, beautiful beach, very good infrastructure, roomy suites and very friendly, helpful staff at hotel and spa. However two things should be take care of inmediately by the management: during our visit, the aircondition in the room was very loud, impossible to rest, and the restaurants serve sub-standard food, not fresh nor first class ingredients, not worthy of such a nice setting.
We found this hotel last minute as we discovered the airbnb house we booked originally was not very kid friendly. And it turns out to be a very pleasant surprise! We are a big family traveling with grandma, toddler and baby. So having the kitchen and washing machine/dryer in the unit was very convenient. There is also a big dining table in the unit and we drove to town and ordered take out some nights. They replenish our fridge with presidente beer every day. The kids enjoyed the playground surrounded by almond trees, it got a pretty challenging rope course. Grandma loves the spa, there is tennis and you can get massage by the beach. Though one time we wandered to the beach on the neighboring hotel and they told us kids are not allowed there as it's adult only resort. Towards the end of our 3 days trip, I got sick and the staff in the restaurant bought me chicken soup. They also managed to sent a doctor for me in the middle of the night.
My husband and I spent 4 days here and it was such a dream. Our room was spotless and maintained well throughout our entire stay. Having the full kitchen was such a huge bonus. We brought our own wine and went into town to get produce so, it was really nice to have dishes and the convenience of a full fridge. The breakfast was delicious every single day and the staff were so friendly and kind. All of the fresh fruit was my favorite part and my husband loved how fresh everything was. The pools were gorgeous and well maintained, but the beach was really trumped the pool experience. We spent so much time in the shade of an umbrella, lounging with the waves as your lullaby. It was incredible. I can't believe it was real still.
This is the place to stay when in las terrenas - far enough from town to be quiet - on a beautiful beach - the beach restaurant is great-the in house restaurant in wonderful - lovely staff- beautiful spa- very reasonable prices in the low season you will not be disappointed!
We loved Sublime Hotel on Coson Beach. The beach is clean, water has no seaweed, and the views are the best in the area.
The name speaks for itself. If you've never been to Las Terrenas I recommend you go and stay in the hotel. It is absolutely gorgeous. The rooms are like mini apartments. I stayed in a 2 bedroom with a master king and another bedroom with 2 queen size beds for my kids. Jacuzzi is on the outside of the room. Pools are gorgeous not deep. The beach is what sells this place and everything in Las terrenas! Beautiful crystal waters. No seaweed. Total tranquility. Not overcrowded. I felt as if I had the entire beach to myself. There are no pushy sales people trying to sell you things on the beach. The resort has a nice restaurant on the beach. The only downside to this place is that it is NOT all inclusive. Breakfast was the only thing included in my stay and I must say it was delicious. The water and drinks were included in the rooms as well but for lunch and dinner you would have to eat in their restaurant. They have 2. The one on the beach and the other on the hotel main area. I ate at the beach one night for dinner. The bill was a little pricey for my liking. The rooms are equipped with a full kitchen and pots and pans. Your other option is to go to the local supermarket and buy your own food to make for lunch or dinner or go out into the town for good and fairly priced eats. I recommend you have a car or some wheels to get around if that is the case. The NOT All inclusive should NOT be a deal breaker though. You will not regret coming to this small piece of heaven on earth!
On the plus side, the room and facilities were beautiful, clean & elegant, and the spa was truly outstanding (spring for the coconut extravaganza, it's amazing). The service was attentive and warm. The beach is beautiful, but it's the Atlantic not the Caribbean, so expect waves & strong tides, with less visibility. On the down side, for a place that bills itself as a 5-star resort, the food is middling to good, and the menu doesn't vary much day to day. The best meals were served sea-side at the grill. There's really nowhere else to eat, unless you have a car to drive to town or are willing to spend $25-30 each way on a taxi ride. I would NOT recommend driving here; the roads are madness with little method, and I think it would be very easy to get in an accident. One other negative: the all-inclusive resort next door often blasts their music, so if you're looking for totaly serenity, seek elsewhere. I stayed 5 nights, which was one or two too many for me, but I'd definitely recommend this resort for a shorter stay. It's a good place for families and couples; not so much solo travelers, unless you're feeling too exhausted to be social, like I was!
Excellent place, beautiful for groups of friends and for couples as well. Theres a restaurant, acessible by beach other fish restaurant super authentic. Amazing pool and seating area and the beach is absolutely stunning! Recommended
We set off ridiculously early on Saturday morning from NYC with the plan to arrive just before noon and hit the beach. Well that was until JetBlue got involved. A fuel filter replacement, diversion through Orlando, and a 5 hour delay later, we finally arrived in Santo Domingo. But that was the end of our suffering, we were picked up by a very chatty fellow who would drive us the two hours to the hotel from the airport. The journey was very educational, as the driver poured his wealth of knowledge of the country on to us, and it was much appreciated and helped psychologically reduce the already long journey time. On arrival at Sublime Samana we were greeted with open arms, our luggage was whisked away. A pretty large passion fruit, with a straw poking out, placed in our hands to drink whilst we performed the familiar ritual of checking in. Our allocated room was room #2314, and it was on the 3rd floor, which I suggest you go for as this is the top floor, and they benefit from really high ceilings. The rooms are massive, given this was the smallest category (1 bedroom suite), you had a bedroom, with a very generously sized bathroom, a lounge area, kitchen area, guest bathroom, and a reasonably sized balcony, which for this room was west facing (evening sun). Have a look at the pictures, you will see what I mean. The kitchen is equipped with all the basics, like fridge/freezer, microwave, sink, and the essentials for eating. I would suggest taking some sharp knives if you’re going to cook. The fridge is stocked with some sodas and beers, and these are replenished every day. Given the time, we got ready and headed down to the beach front restaurant, which was fabulous, they had a tasting menu on offer which we took advantage of, great food. The quality did not change for our entire stay (try the burger). Every morning we made sure we were down for the very generous breakfast which is included in the rate. Unlike some places we have stayed, this hotel really does make sure that you are set up for the day, and the menu is pretty diverse, so many options from fresh fruit, to cakes, to cooked bacon and eggs, pretty much everything you want. The staff were unbelievably friendly, and exceptionally helpful. We felt at home the entire time. Even though this is not a five star hotel, they are certainly (in my opinion) charging towards it. I am already planning on going back with my family to stay here next year. Sublime has one bedrooms suites, two bedroom suites, all the way up to Casita’s where you can stay with a family. The Casitas are a little closer to the beach, but that’s just tropical paradise problems right? So apart from sitting our butts down on the beach most days, and enjoying the wonderful weather and views, we ventured out a few times. The hotel offers a shuttle into Las Terrenas twice a day, once in the morning, picking you up at noon, and the other in the evening, picking you up at around 6pm. On one of the days we used this to go grab something to eat. I asked front desk to advise us on some choices to eat, which they did, but I was looking for something very local. They suggested El Zapote, which is very, very local. We do not speak Spanish, but with the help of Google, and at least knowing the word “pollo”, we had some delicious local Chicken, Beans and Rice. Yummmmm… Another excursion we did, which the hotel organized, was a half day out on the quad bikes, trekking around the jungle through the rural towns, and up to a local dominical family’s house (possibly staged for tourists, but it looked pretty darn authentic to me). This was a great day out, and I would highly recommend you give it a try. The rest of the stay and experience was perfect. We wanted rest, we got rest. Oh yes, we did use their spa, our package included two treatments, I suggest having a massage the first day you arrive, winds you right down. One last thing. I asked one of the waiters where we could get some dominical cake, which we were told to try. He informed us that the hotel didn’t have this on the menu, but he would happily get us some. I didn’t expect much, and the following morning we had two types of cakes. This was over and beyond, he didn’t need to do that, but this was the general level of service you can expect from this hotel. What else can I say? The hotel was exceptionally accommodating, the staff were professional, the food was wonderful, you have loads of kayaks, surfboards, body boards, paddle boards and snorkeling gear at your disposal. I highly recommend staying here if you are in the DR. Thank you everyone at Sublime Samana for your hospitality.
Service is excellent!friendly staff. Room:2 rooms with everything you need, jacuzzy in the balcony,full equiped kitchen,living room, 2 big bathrooms, 3 Tvs Beach:very good, golden sand, blue water. Pool: clear and clean, beautiful design. Food: The breakfast is included in the rate, good options and quality and very well presented food. I have a romantic dinner with my wife in front of the beach and the dinner table over the sand. A 5 steps menu was excellent, also the waiter service as well. Place: Very relax, not noise. I doubt that in Las Terrenas there is a better hotel than this! I hope to comeback in the future.
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93% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 461 reviews