What to Expect at Saman Boutique Hotel

by GO GlobeHopper

Located in Las Terrenas, in the region Saman region of the Dominican Republic, the unique Saman Boutique Hotel presents guests with a nature and wellness experience unlike most other hotels on this Caribbean island.  Natural beauty is the theme of the property, which incorporates the use of recovered and recycled wood from trees that have been downed by hurricanes.  The wood is then crafted by local artisans and turned into earthy-looking furniture that is used throughout the hotel, particularly in the rooms for an eco-inspired flair.

The hotel contains 24 spacious rooms with 4 different room types – Deluxe Room with 2 Queen Beds, Deluxe Room with Terrace with a King Bed, One-Bedroom Suite with 2 Queens and a sofa bed, and the one and only upscale Presidential Suite featuring 2 bedrooms, a living room, and sofa bed.  Each is decorated in earthy tones of tan and ecru and cream, with artisan touches and plenty of rattan and wood.  In-room features include a Smart TV and WiFi, Nespresso coffee machine, a mini-bar, air conditioning, hairdryer, and in-room safe. Premium eco-friendly and biodegradable toiletries can be found in each bathroom.

Albizia Restaurant captures local influence and culture with murals, poems, and artist renderings on the walls.  This is the only restaurant on-site covering breakfast, lunch, and dinner with local recipes reimagined. The gourmet cuisine uses local fruits and vegetables infused with North American and Caribbean influences. Breakfast is included and can be eaten in the restaurant or by the pool.  Lunch and dinner are a la carte at an additional cost, or there is the option to travel off the resort for guests that prefer to dine elsewhere.

The Calliandra Roof Top Bar is an intimate venue with a small pool and lounges.  It’s the ideal place to soak up the sun while enjoying a signature cocktail.  The particular venue can also be used to host private events, which can be organized by the hotel catering team.

Additional hotel features and services include 2 pools (the main pool plus the rooftop pool at Calliandra Bat), beach and pool towels, free wifi, personalized concierge and bellboy, plus rental car services and free parking.  A free shuttle takes guests around town and back, or to Poppy Beach, which is only 2 minutes from the hotel.  A VIP airport transfer is also available at an additional cost. The mobility-friendly hotel can also accommodate weddings and special events.

Activities worth exploring in the surrounding area include whale watching and nature hikes to El Limon Falls.  External tour companies can also arrange side trips to Santo Domingo.


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