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Villa Serena

3.5-star beachfront hotel with outdoor pool, near La Playita Beach

ZAR 2,017

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  • Nice and quiet Hotel . Beautiful location . Great Ocean view from our room in the second…

    Nov 28, 2020

  • Holidays that are spent very well, quiet in a wonderful and beautiful place, excellent…

    Nov 27, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours gap period enforced between guest stays

Guests rated location

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 21 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available

What’s around

  • On a private beach
  • La Playita Beach - 24 min walk
  • Colorado Beach - 42 min walk
  • Fronton Beach - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • Rincon Beach - 9.4 mi / 15.1 km
  • Cayo Levantado - 11.7 mi / 18.8 km

Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Superior Double Room
  • Superior Single Room
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Deluxe Single Room


  • On a private beach
  • La Playita Beach - 24 min walk
  • Colorado Beach - 42 min walk

What’s around


  • On a private beach
  • La Playita Beach - 24 min walk
  • Colorado Beach - 42 min walk
  • Fronton Beach - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • Rincon Beach - 9.4 mi / 15.1 km
  • Cayo Levantado - 11.7 mi / 18.8 km
  • Samana Zipline - 20 mi / 32.1 km

Getting around

  • Las Americas Intl. Airport (SDQ) - 164 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 21 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time noon-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after noon please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting/childcare*


  • Pets stay free


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • No onsite parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service (during limited hours)

Things to do

  • On private beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa services on site
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Languages Spoken

  • Croatian
  • English
  • Serbian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Things to enjoy

  • In-room massage available
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Furnished balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include massages and manicures and pedicures.


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in Caribbean cuisine.

Small print

Also known as

  • Villa Serena
  • Villa Serena Hotel
  • Villa Serena Las Galeras
  • Villa Serena Hotel Las Galeras
  • Villa Serena Hotel
  • Villa Serena Hotel Las Galeras
  • Villa Serena Las Galeras
  • Villa Serena Hotel Samana, Dominican Republic

Optional extras

Air conditioning is available for an extra charge of USD 10 per day

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 20.48 for adults and USD 16.38 for children (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 200 per room (one way)

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Villa Serena does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Villa Serena.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Yes, pets are welcome. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • You can check in from noon - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is noon.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers Caribbean cuisine. Nearby restaurants include La Bodeguita (5-min walk), Gri-Gri (5-min walk), and Bungalow Grill (5-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 200 per room one way.
  • Have fun with onsite activities like kayaking, snorkeling, and cycling. Additional recreation onsite includes yoga. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a private beach and spa services. Villa Serena also has a garden.
  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Rooms need some repair

    Carmen, 2 night trip, Nov 27, 2020

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Since a get there I like everything, good service and nice room but it doesn’t include food so I have to spend a lot of money on food and also pay for the they which was very expensive to not offer food.

    3 night family trip, Oct 15, 2020

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  • 6,0.Good

    Too many extra charges

    The hotel is very quiet. Perfect to relax. The down side was charged way over the amount that hotels puts on their portal room said it was $130 ended up paying close to $200 that included the $10 they charge to use the air conditioner mind you I only stayed 1 night. The problem with the A/C didn’t really cool the room. My husband and I hardly slept. We only had breakfast. Didn’t like it only really enjoyed the coffee. I don’t think I will return.

    Johanna, 1 night trip, Sep 20, 2020

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  • 10,0.Exceptional


    Fabulous and friendly

    Simon, 2 night trip, Feb 7, 2020

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Beautiful property, but will be better once renovations have been completed. Reception area furniture wasn't set up, and check-in/check-out was extremely slow. However, staff were friendly, food in the restaurant was great, and there was a quiet beach only a 10 minute walk away. WiFi was strong and reached throughout the property.

    1 night trip, Jun 15, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Calm, peaceful, off the beaten track. Near some lovely beaches and only 30 minutes from Samana.

    2 night family trip, Feb 6, 2019

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  • 8,0.Very good

    This hotel is in such a beautiful place! A hidden gem that is truly hidden - somewhat hard to get too on roads that are terrifying to drive. However, it is well worth the effort. The lofty colonial style building is beautiful but diminished compared to the grounds, small but gorgeous private beach and ocean view. Service and food was delicious and I was delighted to find healthy (raw vegan and GF options) on the breakfast and regular menu. My only complaint is of the bed which was uncomfortable and the comforter and linens which were dated and grotty. For such a lovely place I would hope to see a newer bedspread or comforter and pillowcases. Overall though, I give this hotel a big win and we will be back!

    3 night family trip, Feb 5, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    A serene getaway close to world renowned beaches

    My wife and I loved our time at Villa Serena. We spent 3 nights there after spending 4 nights in Las Terrenas area. From the moment we got to Villa Serena to the moment we left, we experienced a peace and serenity. Both the town of Las Galeras and the Villa Serena are like an oasis in the DR allowing you to really relax and enjoy the beauty around you. My wife said, "Villa Serena frees you to feel whatever you need to." Overall, we had an incredible time and would've loved to have spent an extra week there. Some things we loved: -The details put into the guest's experience (fresh juice on arrival, fresh flowers and unique bed setting each morning, folded toilet paper to look pretty, custom soaps and conditioner) -The views from grounds and balcony (the Mts and ocean were a great combo) -The great-tasting and fresh food at restaurant -The customer service-every staff member from hostess to maintenance made us feel very welcomed -Snorkel gear, kayaks, bikes, etc being available for usage for free -Room- our room was large, balconies were awesome with ocean views, and AC worked great -Javo beach (short walk) was an awesome place to hang out for the day Things we didn't love that could be improved: -Hot water didn't work for more than 2 mins even after following hot water system steps (probably needs an upgraded system) -Fridge was very small and didn't get cold for first two days even on max setting

    Jacob, 3 night romance trip, Jan 8, 2019

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  • 8,0.Very good

    The view is spectacular, if your looking a place to rest this a excellent option.

    2 night family trip, Jan 1, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    A highlight of our trip

    Location is stunning with a view of a small beach and island. The hotel offers a number of great facilities, such as free yoga and kayaks, and the staff are all very friendly and helpful. The hotel and the room we stayed in are beautiful and peaceful at night, but are in need of some modernising in places. There is a wide range of options for breakfast. The small town centre and a number of beaches are within short walking distance.

    5 night romance trip, Dec 30, 2018

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