We had a great break in a comfortable one bedroom ground floor apartment. It was fairly well equipped as long as you didn't want to cook too much, but the addition of a kettle and/or microwave to the kitchen area would have made a big improvement.
The hotel was very relaxed, yet fully secure, and staffed 24 hours a day. Breakfast was fine and plentiful. The staff all very friendly, and for those who struggle to speak Spanish Luiz was always on hand to help (although he did make us promise to give him a special mention on this site as we left).
There were always plenty of beds around the decent sized pool. Although the beach immediately across the road is small it is well maintained, and there is decent snorkelling only a few meters from shore. One small plea though, is there any chance of a path across the gravel car park for those returning from the sea minus footwear?
The location was quite peaceful yet central to Las Terrenas, with plenty of choices for dining out, although walking out (especially at night) is spoiled by the constant buzz of motor bikes, scooters and quad bikes, which detracts from the ambience of what otherwise would be a wonderful destination.
For those travelling on a medium budget and wanting the freedom from the all-inclusive resort packages we would highly recommend the Albachiara as an excellent value for money hotel.
- 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
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with LoveHolidays, Expedia, HostelWorld, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Priceline, TripOnline SA, HotelQuickly, Evoline ltd, HRS and Cancelon so you can book your Hotel Albachiara reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Albachiara Dominican Republic/Samana - Las Terrenas