Albatross, Juan Dolio
We moved to this hotel after staying at the Plaza Real Resort, which was the right move for us.
At the Albatross we had a great view of the pool and ocean, and we just wanted to chill out for a couple days so this was nice for us. It was still early-mid Nov and the resort was mostly empty, we enjoyed the quiet time and not having to share the pool.
There is all day sunshine at this resort. This resort is located directly ocean front. Another aspect that I enjoyed of the south side of the island is that - it was not too windy there. Wind always seemed to blow from the north.
Our room had a/c, kitchette, sunshine in the morning via balcony, small fridge. WiFi in the lobby and we were close enough to get it in the room.
There is a store on campus with beer and rum for sale, among other things. We bought beer and rum and drank it at the pool but there is also a bar right at the pool.
The resort is older, I believe Juan Dolio is where resorts come to retire. We were in Juan Dolio so we had to make the best of it and this room brightened our lives a little, especially after staying at the Plaza Real Resort. Albatross was $60 per night, a little over priced I think.
There is a nice pool and a pool bar, vollyball net. I really like the ocean view from the pool. There is also sand, with some cabanas. The sand does not go into the ocean. The shoreline is sharp rock but there is a large blow hole type with sand and you can swim out to the ocean (if you got the guts). Or you can wear your water shoes and jump into the water and swim around. It doesnt look safe to be drinking excessive amount and floating in the ocean, the rocks are really sharp and jaggety.
I believe you can rent a room here for $700 a month. Nov 2011
Also reading other reivews. I also did not feel 100% safe walking up and down the strip at night. We still did because we found a nice pizza place but it forces you to have early dinners and it seems by 10pm there wasnt much night life, Im sure there is night life somewhere though.
If we were forced to go back to Juan Dolio and were looking for budget places we may stay here but overall I dont think we will ever go back to the Dominican again and if we did we would check out another area of the island.
Note: the fourth photo at the top of the page, the photo with the restaurant right on the water, that is NOT the albatross, dont know where that is.
Jenn says. "It was fine, good price for what it was, good water pressure, nice big bed, great view, a/c worked, pool was awesome right beside the water, its own private beach with that blow hole out of the rock, pool side bar and grocery store right there.
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