My boyfriend and I stayed here for a week and had a wonderful time. This is a great hotel for young people- it was easy to meet other young people and las terrenas has a lively night life. The hotel is literally across the street from one of the nicer areas of beach and a 15 minute walk to anywhere downtown. The beach it sits on can get crowded and noisey, but a short walk will bring you to quieter stretches.
One review mentioned no one at the reception desk- this place is run like a casual home. The owners are always hanging out by the pool, cooking, and playing cards. They couldn't be more helpful or warmer people. We unfortunately had something stolen (completely unrelated to the hotel) and the owners went out of their way to help us translate to the police, file a report, and even made us free tacos =)
The rooms are spacious and basic. Get one with A/C for sure, it gets hot at night and bugs will come in through open windows! The hot water and TV worked, the mattress isn't the softest but what you'd expect at a budget hotel. Housekeeping keeps everything spotless, every day.
They serve cheap, tasty breakfast, and separate businesses on the same property rent mopeds, scuba gear, and there's a bar (One Love Surf Shack.) Everything you need for a great vacation in one place.
My only concern is I think they put something in the pool that gave me a mild rash. It smells like some kind of pesticide (understandable to prevent mosquitos.) After two days of using it heavily, I had to stop going in the pool. No one else had this problem.
We're definitely going back to Las Terrenas, and staying here again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- NEWLY RENOVATED in 2014 ! Hotel Palapa beach club is located on Playa Punta Popy, Las Terrenas. On one of the nicest beaches in the Dominican Republic. And only a few steps away from the sparkling city center of Las Terrenas Our Hotel has 16 bungalows who can accommodate 1 to 6 People, perfect for couples with children or small groups, some of our bungalows have a small kitchen. Every morning you can have breakfast served on the beach or at the pool. A little bit hungry in the afternoon or in the evening? Our beach bar 'Calmos Cafe is open from 7.30Am until 8.00Pm . We serve a variety of fresh local food, fish, meat & pastas at great prices. Every day between 5pm and 7pm it's 'Happy Hour' on al rum cocktails. In the evening you can have some nice dining in our restaurant 'Tam Tam' where we serve lobster, camarones, meat and Swiss Fondue with exquisite side dishes. Palapa Beach Club also offers a lot of water activities and excursions. You can take some kite surf lesson, surf the waves and paddle on the crystal clear water of Punta Popy. If you want to book an excursion and visit the waterfall 'Limon' , watch the wales or rent an ATV and visit 'Route de Cafe' our staff will gladly inform you about all the activities our club offers. We hope you enjoy your stay in Hotel Palapa Beach Club ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Palapa Las Terrenas, Samana, Dominican Republic