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Hotel Bannister by Mint

Luxury resort with spa, near Samana Bay

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast, free WiFi and free parking
From
£141

Property renovations and closures

  • This property is closed from September 1 2020 to November 1 2020 (dates subject to change).

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8.8.Fabulous.
  • No hot water. Terrible. Called never received service.

    Feb 21, 2021

  • The view was great, but the hotel was a disappointment, 3 days with no hot water, the…

    Feb 1, 2021

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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
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Quiet
Safe
Easy parking
Dining options
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 30 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Marina
  • Near the beach
  • 3 restaurants and 3 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa

Feel at home

  • Playground on site
  • Children's club (free)
  • Kitchenette
  • Cookware, dishware and utensils
  • Microwave
  • Fridge

What’s around

  • On the waterfront
  • Samana Bay - 3.7 mi / 6 km
  • Cayo Levantado - 9.1 mi / 14.7 km
  • Cayo Levantado Beach - 9.1 mi / 14.7 km
  • Whale Museum of Samana - 3.7 mi / 5.9 km
  • Playa Cayacoa - 3.7 mi / 6 km
This property is closed from 1 September 2020 to 1 November 2020 (dates subject to change).

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Mountain View
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View
  • Deluxe Suite, 2 Bedrooms
  • Royal Suite, 1 Bedroom

Location

  • On the waterfront
  • Samana Bay - 3.7 mi / 6 km
  • Cayo Levantado - 9.1 mi / 14.7 km

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On the waterfront
  • Samana Bay - 3.7 mi / 6 km
  • Cayo Levantado - 9.1 mi / 14.7 km
  • Cayo Levantado Beach - 9.1 mi / 14.7 km
  • Whale Museum of Samana - 3.7 mi / 5.9 km
  • Playa Cayacoa - 3.7 mi / 6 km
  • Playa Nandy - 6.5 mi / 10.5 km
  • Samana Zipline - 9 mi / 14.5 km
  • Marine Life Experience Cayo Levantado - 9.1 mi / 14.7 km
  • Playa Las Flechas - 9.8 mi / 15.8 km
  • Playa el Valle - 11.1 mi / 17.9 km

Getting around

  • Santo Domingo (SDQ-Las Americas Intl.) 139-min drive
  • Samana (AZS-El Catey Intl.) 51-min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 30 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out

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

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

Children

  • Free children's club

Pets

  • Pets allowed (dogs only)*
  • 1 per room (up to 66 lbs)
  • Food and water bowls, off-lead area and litter boxes available

Internet

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free on-site valet parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?

  • Children's club (free)

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast daily
  • 3 restaurants
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2
  • Full-service spa
  • Playground on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Snorkelling on site
  • Marina on site
  • Health club
  • Tennis on site
  • Arcade/game room
  • Billiards or pool table

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers: 1
  • Year Built – 2010
  • Lift
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service

Things to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area
  • Furnished balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels
  • DVD player

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Cookware, dishware and utensils
  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Spa

Ni Spa has 7 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include body wraps, body scrubs and manicures and pedicures. The spa is equipped with a spa tub. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and hydrotherapy.

Dining

Cafe del Mar – This poolside restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast and lunch. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

Le Deauville – This restaurant serves breakfast and brunch. Open daily.

La Regata Trattoria – Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specialises in Italian cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Recreation

On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Health club
  • Marina on site
  • Outdoor tennis courts -
  • Tennis on site
  • Playground on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Snorkelling on site

Small print

Also known as

  • Bannister Hotel Samana
  • The Bannister Hotel
  • Hotel Bannister by Mint Resort
  • Hotel Bannister by Mint Samana
  • Hotel Bannister by Mint Resort Samana
  • Hotel Bannister by Mint Resort Samana
  • Bannister Hotel
  • Bannister Samana
  • Bannister Hotel Yacht Club Samana
  • Bannister Hotel Yacht Club
  • Bannister Yacht Club Samana
  • Bannister Yacht Club
  • Hotel Bannister Samana
  • The Bannister Hotel Yacht Club

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge

Rollaway beds are available for USD 40.0 per night

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 25 per pet, per night

Service animals exempt from fees

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 220 per vehicle (one way)

Local area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Policies

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

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless checkout is available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival on the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments, and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: USD 100 per night

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.

FAQs

  • Yes, Hotel Bannister by Mint 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 is closed from 1 September 2020 to 1 November 2020 (dates subject to change).
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
  • Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools.
  • Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room and maximum weight of 30 kg per pet. There's a charge of USD 25 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees. Dog exercise areas, food and water bowls and litter trays are available.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
  • Yes, there are 3 on-site restaurants, featuring al fresco dining, international cuisine and garden views. Nearby restaurants include El Timon (3.9 mi), Royal Snack Bar & Restaurant (3.9 mi) and La Mata Rosada (3.9 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 220 per vehicle one way.
  • Have fun with on-site activities such as snorkelling and scuba-diving, and practise your swing on the tennis courts. Additional recreation on-site includes cave exploring. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools. Hotel Bannister by Mint also has 3 bars, a health club and spa services, as well as an arcade, a garden and access to a nearby outdoor pool.
8.8.Fabulous.
  • 8.0.Very good

    Lovey hotel

    Very lovely! The service could have been a bit better! The staff seemed to be very scared of management. We took a small speaker to listen to our music by the pool area & was told to please lower the music because it wasn’t allowed... Please keep in mind that only breakfast is included. The refrigerator was broken, never worked & the shower water was cold :-(. But is a beautiful hotel!

    Aileen, 3 night trip, Dec 29, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Dr Ubaldo

    The location and hotel was great I highly recommend this place

    Hector, 4 night trip with friends, Dec 25, 2020

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Horrible customer service

    We tried to cancel our stay and asked for a refund because we are from New York and under self quarantine. While the hotel did say they would refund our payment, they NEVER did. despite the fact we could be contagious and did not want to risk bringing COVID19 to the Dominican Republic. Even under this circumstance- they still refused. So, no.... we will NEVER stay there.

    2 night trip, Mar 12, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I like everything of this hotel, the food was excellent. The view awesome. The pools are beautiful..

    RM, 2 night family trip, Feb 16, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    It's one of the most beautiful places I have visited in the Dominican Republic. The staff is very courteous and the marina was gorgeous along any kind of yatchs and boats.

    Nick, 2 night family trip, Feb 14, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Staff was amazing, sunset was gorgeous. Enjoyed the food at the restaurants.

    2 night romance trip, Jan 31, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    My group had an excellent stay here. Hotel is in a gorgeous location and the mini-suites are well-appointed and comfortable. Two out of three meals at the hotel restaurant were very good (one was not so good in terms of slow service and overly-salted food). Breakfast included was great. Will definitely be back.

    Karen, 2 night trip with friends, Jan 20, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    The setting is gorgeous, the serving staff are fabulous fun and friendly though need more training.

    2 night trip with friends, Jan 19, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great hotel

    Excellent boutique hotel. Highly recommended.

    1 night trip, Dec 29, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    It is a higher class hotel with nice marina/ocean view. Better to have a car if want to visit the Samana town and other places.

    Traveladdict, 2 night romance trip, Dec 26, 2019

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