Very unpleasant expericence..
We traveled to Las Terrenas 2 weeks ago. What a lovely town, with so much to offer. Unfortunately, we tried getting a room at Hotel Palapa, wich is located in across the road from the main beach.
First, we walked in, and there was no one at the front desk. We went to the restaurant up front, and the couple there, explained that it was 2 separate businesses, but that if there was no one, to go by the pool area, usualy there is someone there.
There is no indication, and preety much no lights on the way there. Once we got to the pool, a french man was sitting watching tv. We asked if if he had a room available, but he pretty much spoke no english, and was very rude. It’s as if we were bothering him.
The place seemed pretty decent, looks like i twas newly renovated, but the overall attitude, made us feel like we werent welcomed at all.
We proceeded to walk out, and book a room at another hôtel further down the beach, that welcomed us with open arms.
Let’s just say, we will not be coming back to this hôtel….
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Palapa Las Terrenas, Samana, Dominican Republic