We loved this hotel, but were so disappointed in the beach just across the street. It is a narrow strip with hotel lounge chairs, from which you listen to the constant noise of a busy street...motorbikes, vespas, atv's, trucks, most with noisy mufflers! We walked this beach in both directions and enjoyed the local scenes, but never got far from the street, which is the "main drag" into town. (The beach in front of the Hotel Alisei was quieter and wider because the traffic is much less on that side of town.)
So while we agree with all the great reviews of the hotel here on TA, we would have liked to know this caveat.
- 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 minute 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:
- Hotel Albachiara Las Terrenas, Samana, Dominican Republic