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“Good value for money choice in Las Terrenas”
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Hotel Albachiara
Ranked #5 of 34 Hotels in Las Terrenas
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Nuneaton
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“Good value for money choice in Las Terrenas”
Reviewed 7 October 2013

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.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

Me and my family have been going to Albachiara for several years now and every experience is amazing! I recommend it 100% those who want a quiet, nice environment. Breakfast is very good and diverse, it is located right across from playa punta poppy so you are just steps away from great beaches... Its also close to the "pueblo"

  • Stayed September 2013
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

We got an apartment with 2 rooms and 2 bathrooms. It was bigger than we expected!! We had kitchen with everything from a stove to pots and dishes. There was a dining table in the balcony where you can enjoy some coffee or a meal. The rooms were super clean. The staff was very friendly and super helpful. It was within walking distance of pretty much everything and the bus stop was about 2 blocks from the hotel. There were bars pretty much down the road and restaurants all over (we tend not to cook when we are on vacation).

Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Jackson Heights, New York, United States
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Reviewed 30 August 2013

I had an amazing time ...This area is great to retire...Restaurants and everything else were close by....A short drive to Salto Limon.....Samana. The beach is right across the street...There is an empty structure across the street on the left hand side...Wish they would build something there...an eye sore...Like i said..I can't to go back

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 August 2013

Great place, great food, confortable bedrooms, realy nice enviorent, you dont know witch day is it, becouse you feel like in paradise...

They got 2 pet rabbits, male amd female, hahah a rabbit family, and they seem happy.


The hotel is attended by the owners, so the service is personalized.

I slept my self like 3 times in the poolside chairs.

Also the hotel is like 30 minutes away from salto el limon witch is a great waterfall, and a nature enviorement

  • Stayed August 2013
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AlbaHotel2010, Front Office Manager at Hotel Albachiara, responded to this review, 22 August 2013
Dear Guest, thank you very much for your stay in our Hotel and your positive feedback. We are looking forward welcoming you again soon! Kind regards.
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Reviewed 17 August 2013

Excellent treatment of staff, very comfortable rooms, located in a great place, everything is very close, a place for a good stay and enjoy the delights of the country, the manager very attentive to detail, totally gourmet breakfast, have two rabbits as pets for kids conoscan of nature, and we can all feel in a real peace and quiet retreat

  • Stayed August 2013
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AlbaHotel2010, Front Office Manager at Hotel Albachiara, responded to this review, 22 August 2013
Thank you very much for your nice review. It was a pleasure to serve you. Kind regards!
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 17 August 2013

We stayed in Albarchiara for 4 nights so we could visits DR outside of the All-Inclusive our company had organized later in the week. All four of my friends really enjoyed our stay.

The room were well maintained and comfortable. The AC was a life saver at night and the bedroom felt nice and closed off from the Mosquitos and pests. The kitchen with fridge was a nice convienence because we could store snacks and beers for days lounging at the pool. The staff were incredibly nice and helpful.

The location of this hotel is wonderful if you want to go exploring around a small DR city. We found lots of hidden jewels including an eccentric cigar shop and owner who ended up gifting our friend a lovely box because he had become a regular. I loved the little boulangerie around the block and often went there to grab a coffee and pastry. Many of the restaurants in the area are good but too many are Italian themed. We wanted food that was more authentic to the area. FYI don't eat the oysters the guys they to sell you around the beach.

The breakfast at the hotel was nice and more than we expected. You can have a fresh omelet made for you and there is nice fruit. The pastry and meat is not that good. I didn't experience it myself but my friend said that one of the breakfast ladies was rude whe she asked for her omelet?

The reason this hotel doesn't get full stars is because the beach outside the hotel is not that nice. It's very close to a busy road and the photos might lead you to believe otherwise. I'm not saying I think their photos are misleading because you can see the road there. It's just something to be aware of if you have children or you expected the beach to feel more tranquil. With the said, within a very short walk down the road the beach widens and it feels more removed from the street. There a lots of beach front restaurants around there too. Also, the water situation in our room could have been better. They gave us a fresh water jug that was almost empty and hard to pump water out of. Our friends had to ask for thiers to be delivered because it was totally empty. This seems like something the staff should be on top of and not make us pester them for. It's common knowledge that foreigners can't drink the water. But overall none of the above concerns really amounts to much of a complaint. I liked this place.

I would stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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AlbaHotel2010, Front Office Manager at Hotel Albachiara, responded to this review, 22 August 2013
Thank you very much for your opinion. All our guests opinions are very useful for us. We are pleased to know that you liked our Hotel and we thank you very much for choosing it. We are looking forward to welcoming you very soon.
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Property: Hotel Albachiara
Address: Calle 27 De Febrero | Camino Playa de Popy, Las Terrenas 32000, Dominican Republic
Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Samana Province > Las Terrenas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Las Terrenas
#6 Family Hotel in Las Terrenas
#8 Romantic Hotel in Las Terrenas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Albachiara 3.5*
Number of rooms: 36
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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