According to CNN's Travel + Leisure Guide (http://edition.cnn.com/2013/10/30/travel/best-affordable-island-hotels/index.html), Villa Serena is one of "the most affordable island hotels that span the globe, from destinations usually reserved for big spenders to others barely on the radar of most travelers."
"Too often the daydream of lounging under palm trees on some enchanted island is punctured by the reality of sky-high hotel and resort prices", so the CNN's team of experts pinpointed hotels that "have more going for them than price point, whether it's an oceanfront location or cozy charm.“
CNN's journalist, Mrs. Emma Sloley, describes the Samaná Peninsula as "an unspoiled stretch of coastline in the island's northeast corner, far from the madding crowds." Among numerous stylish small hotels of the peninsula she selected Villa Serena in Las Galeras Bay, describing its classical Caribbean colonial features as "Palladian arches, wooden shutters, acres of white gingerbread trim- set in sprawling tropical gardens just steps from the sand“.
Villa Serena is grateful to CNN for its kind recommendation
and proud to wear a crown of "a treasure island hotel"!
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