AlSol Del Mar – Luxury Condo
What We Love
- All-inclusive includes meals, domestic and a selection of imported alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages
- The hotel has an infinity pool and three hot tubs
- All guestrooms have kitchenettes and balconies or terraces; most have ocean views
- Very helpful and friendly staff
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What To Know
- The hotel officially opened its doors December 1, 2013
- The resort is family-friendly, with large suites and a dedicated activities director for children
- A 10 percent resort fee per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- There is an $85 mandatory supplement for Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve dinners
- The extra person charge will increase to $199 per person, per night from December 15, 2015 through April 30, 2016
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
With turquoise walls, sand-hued furniture and seashell decor, the hotel’s interior directly reflects the sweeping beach vistas from the glass-walled lobby. The complex is a former Sotogrande property, constructed just four years ago and partially inspired by the original Spanish location — and it shows. With slatted wood, tan exteriors and terra-cotta roofs, the hotel resembles a collection of seaside Spanish villas encircling the beach, infinity pool and fountained lagoon. Plants and greenery hanging off balconies give the property a lush, terraced vibe, and 90 percent of the rooms have ocean views.
Bed and Bath
Before it became a hotel, the Alsol del Mar complex was a set of luxury condominiums, which explains why the rooms feel so livable. All suites — even the smallest, the 678-square-foot Deluxe Studios — have kitchenettes (the larger suites have full kitchens and dining areas), washer/dryers and balconies or terraces. All have nautical decor similar to that in the lobby and common areas, with shell-print pillows, underwater-themed wall art and sea-green and blue accents at nearly every angle. Raffia-trimmed chairs, sand-colored marble floors, and tropical-scented bathroom amenities add to the beachy effect.
Ground-floor restaurant, Raices, focuses on local Caribbean and Latin cuisine. The open-air poolside grill offers a casual dining option. Get your craft cocktail fix at the Las Nubes lobby bar, or unwind with a tropical beverage at the swim-up bar overlooking the ocean. Apart from the pristine stretch of beach, though, the real gem at Alsol is the infinity pool: It has leaf-shaped in-water loungers and a waterfall edge that drops to the platform beneath, partially obscuring three discreet hot tubs.
In the Area
If you’re seeking a bit of adventure after days spent poolside, the nearby Scape Park is not to be missed: It offers eco zipline tours, paddle boarding and scuba diving, beach ATVs, and lagoons meant for cliff jumping, so there’s no shortage of outdoor activities for the whole family. And even if you’re a novice golfer, a trip to Cap Cana would not be complete without a round at Punta Espada. The Jack Nicklaus–designed course was recently named the number one course in the Caribbean and Mexico by Golf Week; contact the front desk to arrange transportation to the course from Alsol del Mar.
How to Get There
My husband and I stayed at this hotel, loft oceanfront and we loved it. Customer service was excellent and the grounds was well kept up. We will sure visit this property again in the future. You will not be disappointed.
This resort gym is a wow! As a fitness junkie I was pleasently surprised with the trainer on site, Everton! Big up to him because he made working out fun and gave me a lot of knowledge to leave with!!
I can not begin to express my displeasure with this hotel and it’s staff. My girlfriend and I arrived at 3 o’clock and waited an hour to be shown to our room. Mind you the entire place is a ghost town and we were the only people there at this time. I reserved a ocean view with a jacuzzi, the ocean view was full of seaweed which I did expect from previous reviews. What I didn’t expect was the god awful smell that came from the beach. The jacuzzi ronly worked for two days and we were told they would fix it the next day after they purchased to parts. We never had a running jacuzzi again and we requested to transfer rooms were told that their were non available. The next morning we went down to the restaurant for our complimentary breakfast. After another hour and a half wait we were treated to two cold pieces of pancakes and toast and a couple of slices or cheese that tasted old. This was the only option every morning with our complimentary breakfast. By this time we had had enough and decided to venture off the resort to make the most of our trip only to be scammed by the taxi drivers who give kickbacks to the front desk people for reserving the taxi. To go any where in Punta Cana they charge at least 45 dollars and we ended up paying twice that sometimes. Because the hotel is so secluded you don’t really have any other option. On the 4th night we decided to go for a swim in the pool only to have my girlfriends phone stolen while we were swimming. After speaking with multiple staff members and being told different things. The phone was finally returned by security. They said one of the staff members saw the phone and was going to turn it in to the front yet that same staff member didn’t think to ask the couple in the pool if it was their phone. I would recommend anybody planning to stay at this resort to spend their money on a better more professional resort.