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The Bannister - Hotel & Yacht Club

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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

The Bannister - Hotel & Yacht Club places you 23.6 mi (38 km) from Las Terrenas Beach and 24.3 mi (39.1 km) from Rincon Beach. This 31-room, 4.5-star resort has 2 outdoor pools along with a marina and a full-service spa. It's on the waterfront and also close to Whale Museum of Samana.


Free cooked-to-order breakfast is included with your stay and is served from 7 AM to 11 AM. Relish the international cuisine at Cafe del Mar, one of 3 onsite restaurants.


The 31 air-conditioned accommodations feature kitchenettes and furnished balconies, and there's space to spread out with dining areas. Guests can expect 32-inch LCD TVs with cable channels and DVD players, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, designer toiletries, and bathrobes. Coffee makers, free bottled water, and phones are also standard.

Property features

The Bannister - Hotel & Yacht Club 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 on request) for USD 220 per vehicle one way. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury resort include a health club, outdoor tennis courts, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View

King 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Suite, 2 Bedrooms

King 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 6

Panoramic Penthouse, 2 Bedrooms

King 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 6