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“we wanted to buy our room!” 5 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
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
“we wanted to buy our room!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Albachiara was one of the best hotels i've ever stayed in. from the moment we walked in and were offered fresh fruit smoothies, to the helpful reception staff who called all their contacts to try get us a tour on an off-day (couldn't be done unfortunately -- make sure you check what days the tours you want to do run!). And the room, the room! More like a 1 bed apartment, it was like the island home we wished we had. Never seen a better laid out 1 bed, in all honesty, with a lovely spacious indoor-outdoor living kitchen and patio, overlooking the pool and garden!

In all seriousness (well, almost!) we considered buying the apartment, #4, and actually, it turns out you can! Or at least, some of the accommodations at Albachiara are privately owned, that's how lovely the place is.

Included breakfasts were delicious and generous, and the location, directly across from the beach and just out of town, was perfect.

Clean, lovely, welcoming -- you can tell by now, we loved it!

  • Stayed May 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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St. Thomas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Excellent hotel, with pool, right in the center of town and all the action you want, yet very quiet. Huge pool.
We got a really good deal - this was low season after all.
Very friendly staff. Decent buffet breakfast included. Ideal for the family or the solo traveler.

Room Tip: Had the 2BR 2Bath suites. Excellent!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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AlbaHotel2010, Front Office Manager at Albachiara Hotel, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
Dear Guest, For us it is a great satisfaction to know that your stay at our hotel was a pleasant experience for you. We will be very happy and pleased to welcome you back in our hotel.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

The rooms are not luxury but are very clean and comfortables.
Awesome place in front of the beach. Great places to see around town, with beatiful beaches all around town..……………………………
Will not regret it.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 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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AlbaHotel2010, Front Office Manager at Albachiara Hotel, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
Thank you very much. It was a pleasure to serve you.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

We found the best place to visit Las Terrenas at the best price! The rooms were nicely decorated and fully equipped; with a great view to the beach just in front of it.
Also 100 mts to the left on the beach everyday the fishermen come to sell you cheap and fresh sea food which you can buy at a great price and have it nicely cooked by the hotel personel in your apartment or in the hotel's kitchen (to avoid mess) and have the food served in your place at the time you decide -amazing! Included on the price, I just tipped the cook.
A 5 min stroll on the the beach to the right you are on beautiful Punta Poppy and even closer to the left beatifull Pueblo de Los Pescadores with great restaurants. My favorites restaurant were "La Yuca" short less than 5 min walk to the left or "3 Carabelas" 8 min walk to the right.
Definitely I want to return to Las Terrenas and definitely Hotel Albachiara would be the place where my family and I will stay.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AlbaHotel2010, Front Office Manager at Albachiara Hotel, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
Thank you very much for your comment. We are very pleased to hear that the hotel and the town met all of your expectations. We are looking to welcome you in Albachiara Hotel at Las Terrenas soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013 via mobile

I have looked at some of the other hotels in the area and by far this is one of the best out there for the price. It has its own beach right across the street that has a really nice sunset great for taking pictures to the left of the beach right before the sun goes down. There are plenty of restaurants,bars and shops all in walking distance. The people at the hotel are very friendly and will help you with any needs you might have. We decided to take advantage of the kitchen and went to the local supermarket and cooked some great food for a really good price. This would be good for big family's staying. Breakfast is usually included so that also helps on the wallet. If your stating for more then two day rent a four wheeler for around 30 us. so far this one of my favorite hotels in dr.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 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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AlbaHotel2010, Front Office Manager at Albachiara Hotel, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
Thank you very much for your nice review. We are very happy to know that the Hotel met all your expectations. We'll be very happy welcoming you again. Kind regards.
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

I am very glad we chose Albachiera. We stayed here 4/24- 4/28, which was Semana Santa, or Holy week, busiest hotel time of year. The highest compliment I can give is to some of the best customer service, especially Johanna, who made sure everyday we had everything we needed. The pictures reflect honestly the nice decor, spaciousness, and furniture. Six of us easily had privacy in our 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, full kitchen, large spacious veranda with a view of the ocean, breathtaking. The beach is private, with the best area for swimming. Most of the other areas have long grass and you can't walk out in the ocean far. Here you can walk or swim out very far, nicest beach. The breakfast buffet in the morning was good with hot food, eggs, etc. The only minor draw back was when at the beach, it is alongside the road, so it was noisy with motorconchos driving back and forth, but it was the busiest time of year with holy week, so I imagine it's usually not so busy. The location is great with french bakery, many restaurants, shopping areas all within a short walk. We stayed far away at Colibri, during our last trip and spent too much money on transportation getting into Las Terranas and back to hotel. This trip at Albachiera, no money on transportation since we were in the middle of everything. I saw the below post about ladies coming to visit, and did not see that at all during our stay at Albachiera. Out about at restaurants I saw some of that, which you will find in most tourist areas, in most countries I have travelled in the world. I would refer this hotel to couples, families, solo travelers, it is safe area, clean rooms, great staff, full apartments, awesome veranda, great location, great view of ocean, great private beach for swimming.

Room Tip: Ask for Ocean View veranda.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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AlbaHotel2010, Front Office Manager at Albachiara Hotel, responded to this review, May 18, 2013
Thank you very much for your feedback and taking the time to let us know how you feel. We are happy that you had a pleasant stay with us. We will be happy to welcome again.
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Santo, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Situated close to the beach and with a shopping center within 2 minutes walk; fully equiped rooms (kitchen e.g.); quiet airconditioning; nice beds; perfect breakfast. I could imagine actually living here, likea lot of French people do. Besides: having a bunch of French close at hand has advantages: there is even a nice winebar out there.
Good job guys!

  • Stayed May 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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AlbaHotel2010, Front Office Manager at Albachiara Hotel, responded to this review, May 19, 2013
Dear guests, Thank you very much for your lovely review.We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and it would be a pleasure to serve you again if your future plans bring you again to Las Terrenas. Kind regards!
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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 ( WiFi ) 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
#6 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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