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Albatros Club Resort
Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in Juan Dolio
Bronx, New York
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“Great Caribbean Place to Relax by the Beach and Economical Too!”
Reviewed 9 March 2013

Overall I enjoyed my stay and appreciated the friendly accommodating staff, and pool area overlooking a beautiful ocean cliff side expanse.

This a great place to relax and be by your self from the pushy hectic over crowded hotels. There are a couple nearby that pack them in like in a sardine can. The guests are a combination of longer time residents and older travelers.

There is no direct access to the sea but the pool area is very nice and overlooks a type of endless sea view expanse at the low end, 5 to 10 feet, of a choral palisades cliff that rises to over 50 feet at the eastern end. I would have loved a shaded lounge much closer to the sea cliff edge and the pounding waves. I could have taken the lounge chair nearer to the cliff edge.

About a less than 3 minute walk to the west of the pool area just past a vacant former resort lot begins an endless continuous string of beautiful beaches and higher end condos and resorts. Makes for a great morning or afternoon beach walk or exercise.

The hotel was very clean but with very worn furniture and fixtures. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. There is a small grocery store in the premises and in which you can place a small order or you can take a $30 round trip taxi ride, 20 minutes each way with an hour to shop, at the supermarket at San Pedro de Macoris the formerly 2nd most important historic port city now much run down but a great fountain of professional baseball talent. There is also an excellent local cuisine restaurant 3 blocks away, El Concon.

The area is a hotel strip rebounding from its glory days before Punta Cana. At about 40 minutes from Santo Domingo, it now is a condo haven for those with where with all that live and work in the capital.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2013 via mobile

Rooms are ok. Restaurant is really really bad. And expensive, often closed, so completely Unusable. You'll either cook in your room, or go out; fortunate that there is a Cuban guy who runs an open air restaurant across the street, highly recommended. Everything else is a long walk or taxi ride away. Beach is also a hike, there is no beach here although the hotel is on the waterfront.

  • Stayed February 2012
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Travellers are raving about these Juan Dolio hotels

New York City, New York
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16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2012

It is a clean hotel resort with pool. Good price, clean and friendly staff that can speak English very well. Jonathan is very friendly. I booked for a studio for $68 per night for 2 nights. My room has a balcony with ocean and swimming pool view, have stove, microwave, fridge, coffee maker and a toaster, dishes , utensils and pots. So it is more than what I need. The cable TV has 99 channels so I am ok with that :).The room is very clean. There were a few other people staying there on my first night...nobody on my floor. There was a free taxi from hotel took me to a casino. Don't go to that casino as they have about 5-6 card tables but nobody playing so only the dealers standing by...haha..one table for roullets and maybe 6 slot machines.

I had the hotel arranged for my one day trip to Saona Island and it was amazing. when I was back to hotel I tried swimming pool and the pool table game in the game room so kinda nice..They have a small minimart downstairs with reasonable prices for personal needs. I bought a bikini for my swim there and it worked so..I don't complain..

I checked out next day for my flight in Santo Domingo and the hotel arranged for taxi for USD30. The driver is the guy who worked in Minimart named Pedro..

I am sure there must be few other nice hotels there but this hotel is cheap and get most of what I need (no internet in my room...gotta connect at lobby...free though)..

So overall..it is a good experience. I might go there again..

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
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Newcastle, Maine, United States
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136 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2012

Maybe I want too much or maybe I just want to be a bit more comfortable?! I must first say the rooms were very clean!, and the layouts (I stayed in two different units over a 2 week period) somewhat ok. The staff were pleasant, mostly, and the music a bit annoying. There is little to nothing to to do here. This is good for many folks who just want to sun-bath and nothing else - which is perfect, and those who want to get out and sight see may consider staying closer to Santo Domingo. My wife and I enjoyed our "doing nothing" week there. We have family who picked us up and took us to the city - no expense rental or taxi needed. Our first unit (week 1) was good, on the ocean side, breezy and cool! the 2nd unit (week 2), hot and ackward layout - air conditioners (2) did nothing but make noise and bit more hot.

The pool was nice as was the quiet (except for the music blarring after mid-day). No restaurant which was not really an issue and the bar (pool side) was ok and open until 11pm (from early morning. The pictures of the hotel (not a resort in any sense of the word) looked great however up close and personal was a different issue. The owners/managers were onsite however not a friendly group (hence the slightly pleasant staff). Other than those issues there is nothing other to report - if you are looking for a little more that sun-bathing, do it anywhere else!

Room Tip: Good luck in getting a room that you like or that is to your comfort level. Also, don't expect t...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Red Deer, Canada
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50 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2012

Nice location along the Ocean.Friendly staff but really slow. Took just about 24 hours for all of our items for our room to arrive.No coffe pot, no bottled water, missing 2 of 4 towels.

Lifts are all down.No working phone other than the front desk one.Wasps all over the sand they have on the property that doesnt reach the water.The staff speaks limited english. It is more for italian's as it is own by one.

The resturant is hit & miss on the food quality & service.Get some of your meal but not all what was ordered. Some arrive after you are done main course. Starters came after you were done everything else.

Mini market was nice & friendly, kept his stock coming in when items ran out.
Pool needs to be worked on as paint has peeled off in many places. It is about a 15 min walk to get to a nice beach that goes into the water.

The whole area is run down.Buildings left half completed.Ones damaged by a hurricane a few years ago left closed others not reapired.Friendly people in this area & some very helpfull.

It is very peacefull & relaxing in this area.

Room Tip: If you get it cheap enough,have a car,dont mind slow service,like climbing stairs,avg at best food,d...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2012

Mins:

1- 4th floor without lift. All 3 lifts were broken.

2- Italian ambiance. If you are not italian you dont belong

3- Very unfriendly management

4- Animation is there just to extract something from you

5- Totally isolated. Absolutely nothing to do around, do not go there without a car

6- Very run down

7- No beach (there are nearby though)

Plus:

1- Setting

2- Very friendly dominican staff (except for animation)

3- Sunsets

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Lewes, Delaware
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71 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2012

This is a basic resort to just relax. We had a one-bedroom, but they put us in a suite. We stayed in it, because of the view. The staff speaks very little English. The resort is the nicest thing in the local area. They have no beach; we needed to walk down the beach to the next resort to use the "public" beach, but there are no facilities to use. The restaurant was under renovation. The onsite store is very basic. The local area, Juan Dolio, is going down in tourism and the locals don't seem to want to do anything to revive it. If you stay here, bring lots of books.

Room Tip: Try to get a room with a view over the beach.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Albatros Club Resort
Address: Avenida Boulevard, Villas del Mar, Juan Dolio, Dominican Republic
Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > San Pedro de Macoris Province > Juan Dolio
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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#4 Top resorts Hotel in Juan Dolio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Albatros Club Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 160
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