Hotel La Playita Hotel 2 star
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Calle La Playita, Las Galeras, République dominicaine Las Galeras, Dominican Republic -
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La Playita, like all the other hotels in Las Galeras, is a small hotel that is more of a base to explore the rest of the area from rather than a place to spend all your time. Close to the animated eponymous beach, the hotel is perfect for a wide-ranging clientele, from groups of friends to families and couples looking for a romantic getaway. As the hotel is on a small site however, guests should expect to have to mingle with other guests to a certain extent.

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      La Playita   -   © Julien Ferret / EASYVOYAGE

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    Location 5.46 /10

    Surroundings: La Playita Hotel is located in Las Galeras, a small festive fishing village by the sea in the Samana Peninsula in the north east of the Dominican Republic. The village comprises two main streets lined with bed and breakfasts, shops and restaurants. The main road leads right to the main beach, Playa Las Galeras. It is possible to reach Playa Rincon, a long stretch of white sand and turquoise waters, in 15minutes by boat and about 20 minutes by car. Playa Madama and Playa Fronton can be reached in about 20 and 30 minutes respectively by boat from Playa Las Galeras.

    The nearest airport is El Portillo in Las Terrenas, however it runs very few international charters. There is a domestic airport in the town of Samana, and the international airport, El Catey, is just at the entrance to the peninsula, which is about four hours away from Las Galeras. The easiest way to access Las Galeras is to arrive in Santo Domingo, the capital, as with the new highway it takes two and a half hours to reach the peninsula. There is an efficient bus service run by Bahia Tours that leaves from Samana town to the capital. Puerto Plata is about three-four hours away by car.

    Accommodation 5.70 /10

    In total, there are 18 rooms, including the four cabanas. Set in a single story block on the other side of the pool, the rooms are very basic. Rooms have a range of bed arrangements, from the conventional double be (don't expect a king size here), twins, a double and a single, three singles - it seems that as long as you let the hotel know how many beds you will be needing in advance, they will be able to cater. All rooms have an (old-generation) television and ceiling fan. There is no air-conditioning here. All rooms have a small ensuite bathroom with shower and no toiletries, so remember to bring your own. All rooms on this side of the pool have a kitchenette that is equipped for preparing meals.

    We particularly liked the cabanas, which are separate to the other accommodation. Designed in an Ibizan style, with beds sunk into smooth bright white concrete, touches of colour to brighten it up and a small adjoining bathroom with shower, the cabanas are ideal for couples.

    Overview 5.70 /10

    Like the rest of the hotels in Las Galeras, La Playita is small and doesn't have many facilities, however, setting it apart from the rest of the hotels here, is the fact that it has a swimming pool. Set outside just beyond the outdoor patio of the restaurant/bar, the pool is of a reasonable size and it is clean. The accommodation blocks run adjacent to the restaurant and the cabanas are across the pool.

    The hotel is clean and comfortable, and tends to be very quiet most of the day, when guests are out exploring the surroundings or at the beach. This is more of a pied-à-terre rather than a place guests come to spend time around the pool - and with such spectacular beach within close proximity, who can blame them?

    Food and drink 6.70 /10

    The hotel has a restaurant of the same name, where a mix of international and local fare is served. There are also regular barbecues on the outdoor patio close to the pool that are open to guests as well as the public. There are rarely buffets here, apart from at breakfast. The bar is open throughout the day for drinks.

    Beach 8.45 /10

    The beach is just at the end of the road a minute's walk away. Las Galeras beach is the main one in the area, although there are a number of smaller and more private coves to explore. The beach here is beautiful - expect golden sand and bright turquoise waters. The beach is also often lined with wooden fishing boats customised by this charismatic owners, who you will find resting along the beach during the afternoon siesta.

    La Playita is another fairly popular beach in Las Galeras and is about 10 minutes' walk from the hotel. It is located off the main road at the end of a dirt track. The beach is clean, with the iconic Caribbean fine golden sand and sparkling turquoise waters, however, for those looking for something more idyllic, we suggest heading a little further from the main hubbub of the scuba school, restaurant and parasols planted by sun-loungers that line the beach.

    To know

    There is complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

    advantage

    • Location - close to beaches and in Las Galeras village.
    • The cabanas are rustic but charming.

    disadvantages

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    • Natacha M. Natacha M.  
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      • Package deals in janvier 2011 Posted on 2013-11-22 Seul - Une semaine et plus (Pavillon/Paillote/Maison)

        tres belle hotel..personne qui vous accueille chaleureusement je le recommande

      • Advantages

        les plages sont juste a coté

      • Disavantages

        evasion de moustique sa depends des periodes

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      • Overall Score 7.25/10
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