Staff was super-friendly. The A/C in our room was broken upon checkin- so they upgraded us to a two-bedroom apartment- for no charge. Everything was very clean and exactly as described. The layout of the hotel is very inviting for hanging out- all the patios face the pool and there are tables/chairs set out on each patio- the con of this is you also get to hear everyone's laughter/yelling/etc- I was unable to take a nap every afternoon when we returned from excursions- even with ear plugs. The staff was very good about shutting down the pool at 10pm- allowing for a quieter night to rest. They offer excellent security for the grounds/parking lot- I have to admit I was scared the first time I seen guys with guns- but as we wandered more around the DR I was grateful that they were trying to protect us/our property. Breakfast was simple but always good; Cereal, juices, fruit, pancakes/omelets etc. The beach in front of the hotel is not the best- but I admit it is 150% better than having businesses/shacks or anything else in front of the hotel. About 5 minutes either way up the beach is much cleaner/nicer beach areas with awesome cafes/restaraunts. HIGHLY RECOMMEND: Mojito's- little cafe- AWESOME food and friendly service- Owner is a doll :)
Overall: The more we travelled around and seen the different conditions the more I appreciated Albachiara- Really was a great deal and a pretty awesome location.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Albachiara Hotel Las Terrenas, Samana, Dominican Republic