For our most recent visit to Las Terrenas my wife and I decided to check out La Residencia Del Paseo, this is a three story hotel in the heart of Las Terrenas. There are studios for 1-2 people and duplexes for 2-4 people. The rooms have hot water, 24 hour power and free WiFi internet.
For us La Residencia Del Paseo was in the ideal location. In the morning I liked to walk over to the Boulangerie Francaise to pick up breakfast, there is also a nice colmado in Plaza Taina to pick up ice, orange juice and other items for breakfast. This colmodo is pretty well stocked and will have most of the small items you’ll need including beer, rum, vodka, fruit and snacks as well as larger cooking supplies .
Right next door to the Hotel is a small outdoor mall (a Centro Comercial) called El Paseo de la Constanera. I will be writing quite a bit more on this mall in a future post, but for the sake of this article it’s good to know you will find clothes, gift stores, a store with things like sun screen and health items etc. Pretty much anything you might need will is within a hundred yards of La Residencia Del Paseo. There are also two ATM where you can withdrawal money, the money will be dispensed in Pesos. For this reason I don’t recommend bringing a lot of cash or travelers checks with you. It is easier to take your money out as you need it instead of carrying a lot with you.
While the hotel is not directly on the beach (very few are in Las Terrenas) it is a very short walk away. You pretty much just cross this mall and then a street and you are at the beach. This is also one of the closest hotels to many of the restaurants and beach bars (nice areas next to the beach to have a drink).
Service and prices
During our visit we met the owner, receptionist and some of the cleaning staff. All were very friendly and helpful. Most only spoke Spanish, but the owner also speaks English.
The prices are reasonable starting at $60 per night. They very some depending on the time of year and the owner is willing to negotiate discounts for groups and longer stays.
La Residencia Del Paseo has both studio rooms and duplex rooms. My wife and I chose a studio for this visit. The rooms have a nice homey feel to them and include a “Living Room” section with a couch and TV, a small kitchen with a fridge, stove, and sink. The kitchen was also stocked with most of the needed dished, silverware, glasses and cooking items. There is also a nice sitting area with a table on a porch outside the kitchen where we ate our breakfasts.
While I didn’t get a chance to check out the duplexes, these were also available and could sleep up to 4 people.
The hotel has a secured parking area where the gate is closed at night and there is a 24 hour guard. There is plenty of room for parking cars and rental quads and motorcycles if you choose.
Swimming Pool and Garden
The hotel is in a crescent shape that curves around a well manicured garden and pool area. There is a wading area for young children (or for adults to sit in the water and have a drink) as well deeper swimming area.
There is also a pool side bar and even a ping pong area.
Would we go back? Yes, in fact we plan on it. The location was excellent, it was right near the areas of the beach that we like to snorkel and hang out at and also near a couple of our favorite restaurants like Casa Azul and Boulangerie Francaise.
La Residencia Del Paseo Contact Information
La Residencia del Paseo
Calle Juan Pablo Duarte #272
Las Terrenas – Samana
Residencia Del Paseo