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“Great hotel -- better restaurant and bartender”
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Hotel Alegria
Ranked #9 of 20 Hotels in Cabarete
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Great hotel -- better restaurant and bartender”
Reviewed 29 April 2012

I just returned from a great trip to the DR and stayed (while in Cabarete) at Hotel Alegria. To say that the staff in the bar and restaurant are warm and friendly really does not capture what great hosts actually they are. From the very beginning to the end of the stay, John and Valeria made our time at Alegria (literally just hanging out at the bar and eating at the hotel restaurant) one of the best experiences of our whole trip to the Dominican Republic.

Unbelievable lobster, ice cold post-surfing afternoon beers, local insight, bacon, fresh fruit, eggs, and a fair degree of fun craziness combine to create an environment somewhere between a scene from Cheers, a full moon party in Thailand, and anthesis of a sterile and routine resort experience. Definitely the best approach is to go with the flow, and stay away if you're not up for creative conversation. Also, if you are high (or medium) maintenance, think twice. The hotel is also great -- Peter is a very friendly manager. The room is okay, and the bed was a touch on the hard side, but for the cost and location and interactions with the staff, this is a steal. Looking forward to going back soon.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 25 April 2012

We stayed here 7 days in March,2012.Carried our luggage up to 3rd floor as i had a broke foot. Good location.Safe.Owner meet us. very friendly. we had a nice stay.Best grocery store i seen in the 6 weeks i was in D.R..My wife walked everywhere and was quite safe.I limped up to corner and took scooer taxi to center of town.FUN.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 18 February 2012

Very quiet place!. A little far away to walk to discos at night.
At restaurant the should have a place for smokers.
Staff very gently and helpful.
Clean rooms and hot water.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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AlegriaOwner, Owner at Hotel Alegria, responded to this review, 19 February 2012
Location can be an important factor in choosing accomodations in Cabarete. The jurisdiction of Cabarete is 14km long with the town of Cabarete in the center. So many accomodations that are located in Cabarete may be several kilometers from the center of town where the discos and night life are concentrated. Hotel Alegria is located on the beach about 350m from the night life strip in the center of town. There are accomodations closer to the center, but they would not be characterized as quiet places for a good night's sleep. Most of our guests consider that Hotel Alegria has an ideal location. Close to the center, but still quiet.
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Grants Pass, Oregon
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Reviewed 16 February 2012

Not fancy - old furnishings, noisy AC, and small room. BUT...............hot showers! clean room, and really helpful staff. We spent our first night in the DR here and didn't realise what a little gem it was. The WiFi worked nicely, the AC worked well and those hot showers - nothing to be scoffed at in this country. Quiet, easy to walk around, off the sex tourist route in town, reasonably priced food and close to a nice beach. We paid $40/noc for 2 with AC - $35 without. If we return to the DR - this will be a place to return to.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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AlegriaOwner, Owner at Hotel Alegria, responded to this review, 19 February 2012
We are pleased to provide our guests with a range of room options. For the most budget conscious we have the standard rooms which this guest chose where you get the same amenities as in our more upscale rooms in a smaller size and without the view and balconies afforded by our ocean view rooms.
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed 14 February 2012

This was a very chill end of the road quite little place, the only thing I didn't like is I could tell the person before me had smoked in the room

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Vermont
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Reviewed 13 February 2012

We have stayed at Hotel Alegria a few times over the years and love its location. It is located a quick 5 minute walk down the beach from the busy downtown area. The staff is very helpful and friendly and our room was cleaned promptly each day. We will definitely be back.

Room Tip: ask for a room with a/c since some of the upstairs rooms only have fans.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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paramus
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Reviewed 18 January 2012

What you see is what you get. I spent $32 U.S. a night for a standard room. The room was fine. Just like in the picture. It was not on the ocean which I could not for the most part hear and sadly it was a little loud with the noise of a/c units etc., but outside of that was just great. The hotel staff were very nice and friendly. I didn't get to use the hot tub on the roof because of a 17 minute timer you have to keep running up to get it to warm up. I did use the elliptical machine and the weights and had a pretty good work out. While the machine is not in the best of shape it is usable and I was glad to have it. It is the best location in Cabarete in my opinion. A quiet beach right outside and a very short walk to town central. I had a lovely time. Cabarete is beautiful, idyllic caribbean get away and Hotel Alegria and it's staff are wonderful. Thanks -

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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Property: Hotel Alegria
Address: Between Velero and Sans Souci, Cabarete 57000, Dominican Republic
Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Puerto Plata Province > Cabarete
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Cabarete
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Cabarete
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located family-run hotel with ideal beach location, ocean-view rooms, studios with kitchenettes, two-bedroom apartment, rooftop terraza with Jacuzzi, 24-hour front desk, great atmosphere and prices. All rooms have refrigerators, cable TV, free safes and free Wi-Fi Internet. Select rooms with A/C. Biggest grocery store in town and bank ATM just steps away. ... more   less 
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