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“Vacation visit at Albachiara Hotel April 2013” 4 of 5 stars
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Albachiara Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle 27 de Febrero | Camino Playa de Popy, Las Terrenas 32000, Dominican Republic   |  
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Ranked #2 of 33 Hotels in Las Terrenas
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Vacation visit at Albachiara Hotel April 2013”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We had an overnight mini vacation on April 13-14, 2013. The hotel is truly charming with an excellent location across to street from a beautiful beach and closeby to shops and a very well know night club, La Bodega, where we danced until the early morning hours. The hotel room was very comfortable and spotlessly clean. Staff on premise gave us a warm welcome on arrival and were very courteous. Hotel services were excellent. As residents, living in Santo Domingo, we have traveled extensively throughout the island. This hotel is one special getaway not to be missed !.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We were there from Mr 2 - 9, 2013. The hotel/residence is directly across the street from the beach and within walking distance to lots of good restaurants and shops. The beach is small but very good. Beach chaises and towels aplenty. The street is no problem crossing. The hotel units we had was a 2 br, 2 bath with kitchen and balcony and was excellent, not luxurious, but very nice. Cleaned beautifully every day. Breakfast buffet is excellent with sufficient variation and choice. Best of all is the friendly service and total welcoming atmosphere, especially as done by Joanna and Carlos. They are great!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rockford, Illinois
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Excellent hotel for the price. Enjoyed being across the street from beach, fish market & in the center of the hustle of scooters & shops & activity. Kitchenette well equipped. Excellent housekeeping including washing dishes & scrubbing porch and sidewalk. Front desk staff friendly & helpful. Hot breakfast buffet had nice selections and wonderful service with ocean view. Pool and surrounding area beautiful. However, what could have been a tropical paradise was tarnished by the "in your face" business exchanges between the older male guests & their young women visitors. Several times, we saw a young male approach an older male with a phone. After the older male chatted on the phone, we could see money exchanged. A short time later, a young woman would arrive, spend some time with the older gentleman at the pool & then go into a room. A few times the younger woman would arrive with children who would play with other children on the grounds or in the pool while the younger woman was in the room with the older gentleman. Although we were never approached directly and we always felt safe, it was unsettling for us to say the least. We do understand different cultures have different views on this type of business, but we still find it difficult to understand how this property receives so many rave reviews from families. We found it increasingly difficult to enjoy the beautiful hotel and service because of this and by our last day, we were eager to depart.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Very nice and clean place. As soon as we got there, we were welcomed like family. Came here with my wife, 3 year old and her parents. It's a very quiet place, which we loved. The pool was clean and not crowded at all. If you're more of a beach person, all you have to do is cross the street. We booked a 3 bedroom and we had more than enough space. Don't forget to do some of the many fun activities such as whale watching(when it's in season), four wheeling, can forget to recommend El Limon waterfall.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

Best place I have ever experienced in all my trips to DR. Very tranquil and family oriented. I found the best restaurants around and best thing of all affordable. I came with my parent, husband and daughter and I can wait to come back. We plan to come back with a Group of friends. Oh and the have many excursions which we did go to El Salto del Limon

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Valley Stream, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013 via mobile

I stayed at this hotel with my husband and 16 months baby boy. The place is nice and very quiet and relaxing. The apartment was clean . We had a king size bed , very confortable. Air condicioner and Tv on the room, not the living room/kitchen but nit need it at this time of the year. They have ceiling fans in all rooms and the front porch; very pleasant.

The staff is nice and always looking to accomodate us. They clean the room every day.

Only complaint may be the location in a very busy street but there are a lot of restaurants near by and beautiful beaches at walking distance.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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13 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We had already spent two weeks at a different place and wanted to be near the village when we chose Albachiara for our next two weeks. This was a good choice for that as it put us near restaurants , shops,etc. The downstairs one bedroom units are just enough. Nice size porch with 2 comfy chairs and table as well as a small dining table. Then screened louvered doors lead into a room with sofa, small dining table with chairs and basic kitchen with cook top,fridge and sink.The cooking equipment was of good quality .There was a juicer , blender and espresso pot but no electric coffee pot.Beyond that you enter the bedroom and bathroom. AC is in the bedroom only We sometimes like to watch TV in bed but the first place they put us had the TV in the main room.And there was some early AM construction going on behind our room. So the staff most graciously moved us to another location which was perfect.
We loved this place. The staff is exceptional. From dinner reservations to help with getting needed medication, they were always ready to help. There was a bit of a language issue for us as we don't speak much Spanish, but Johanna always went out of her way to be available with her knowledge of English. Yes, the beach across the street is a disappointment but the pool was great !

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Calle 27 de Febrero | Camino Playa de Popy, Las Terrenas 32000, Dominican Republic
Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Samana Province > Las Terrenas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Las Terrenas
#4 Family Hotel in Las Terrenas
#5 Romantic Hotel in Las Terrenas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Albachiara Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Albachiara Hotel Luxury Beach Front , Las Terrenas disposes of 36 luxury apartments with all the amenities to enjoy a truly special holiday in the Caribbean. The luxury furniture is made of precious wood in an elegant but sober design that strikes the right compromise between the Caribbean style and modern practicality.The apartments are fully equiped and wonderfully appointed with kitchen,comfortable mattresses,jacuzzi,air conditioner, TV, internet access and have a balcony or terrace with views of the sea.Located close walking distance direction Playa Punta Popi in the heart of Las Terrenas in the Samana Peninsula in the Dominican Republic less than 3 hours from Santo Domingo’s Las Americas International Airport, just 30 minutes away from the new international airport El Catey Samana, a 5 minutes drive from the local airport El Portillo. If you are arriving from Santiago or Puerto Plata, it is about 3 ½ hours, while from La Romana or Punta Cana, the trip can take about 4 or 5 hours. ... more   less 
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