The Bannister Hotel in Samaná Receives 4-diamond ratings by AAA

The Bannister boutique hotel recently joined the list of hotels that have been privileged with the “4- Diamond” category, issued by the influential U.S. American Automobile Association (AAA) guide.

The hotel is also a member of the exclusive Small Luxury Hotels of the World collection, and its 33 suites offers eight options to choose from. Elegantly decorated with a modern Caribbean style, the hotel offers beautiful views of the nearby mountains and the Bay of Samaná. It is situated near the Puerto Bahia – Marinae & Residences, near the north coast city of Samaná.

The Bannister Hotel with 4 diamonds by AAA

Boutique hotel The Bannister Hotel entered the privileged list of establishments registered with the category “4 Diamond” in the influential guide American Automobile Association (AAA) in the United States.

The Bannister Hotel is a member of the exclusive collection Small Luxury Hotels of the World and its 33 suites offers eight options to choose from. Elegantly decorated with chic Caribbean style, has beautiful views of the mountains and the Bay of Samana.

This particular rating is given to facilities with “superior physical attributes, an array of amenities combined with a high standard of hospitality, service and attention to detail.” Only 4.8% of the more than 30,000 registered hotels with AAA receive the 4 Diamond rating.

The Banister, situated in the Puerto Bahia – Marinae & Residences project, near the town of Samaná, on the country’s northeast region.

This year, the hotel also received the Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, and a 4.5 star rating, on a scale of 5, from Expedia, the largest online travel agency.

The AAA Guide

AAA has over 51 million members in the United States, Canada and many other countries. It published its first hotel guide in 1917. It issues ratings, symbolized by diamonds, after the facility is given periodic inspections. For more information, please see

The Bannister Hotel Features a Nearby Marina

The Bannister Hotel is situated near the Puerto Bahia Marina, surrounded by a peace and harmonious environment.

Featuring three restaurants, including the first “Café del Mar América” (the exclusive Spanish franchise), the hotel also has a lobby bar, the Ni Spa, swimming pools, shops, beauty salon, gymnasium, tennis courts, pool and entertainment rooms, game rooms for children and an outdoor play area.

There are also 400 square meters in rooms that are used for various activities. It also features the only hall in the Samaná Peninsula that can accommodate up to 200 people.

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