Affordable hospitality in the heart of Paramaribo’s historic district
It’s not often you can stay in a hotel listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Monument! The warm hospitality and general camraderie at Albergo Alberga is unique amongst Paramaribo’s offerings.
Guesthouse Albergo Alberga is located in a colonial building that was built in the late 1800’s. The structure is constructed entirely of wood and is listed as a World Heritage monument. Lim A Po street in front of the hotel is one of the oldest and best preserved historic streets in the old center of Paramaribo. The first owners of the colonial buildings along Lim A Po were wealthy merchants and plantation owners. Many of the buildings in this area were destroyed by fire in the early 19th Century.
In 1960, Mr. Imro Alberga bought the premises in the Lim A Po street from the H.J. de Vries group. He established his dental clinic on the first floor. On the second floor, there was a guesthouse named “Sranang”. It was just after the independence in the year 1976 that the famous Surinamese movie Wan pipel – directed by Pim de la Parra – was filmed here with leading roles played by actor Borger Breeveld and actress Willeke van Ammelrooy. In 2002 the Guesthouse was opened on the second floor of the building. Then, in 2005 the dental clinic on the first floor moved and the entire building was converted to a guesthouse and a swimming pool was added to the backyard.
Guesthouse Albergo Alberga is conveniently located in the heart of Paramaribo’s historic district and is in easy walking distance of most attractions that will interest visitors. Taxi service is readily available in the vicinity. From the international airport or the in-town Zorg en Hoop aerodrome, taxi service can be arranged in advance to minimize hassles and wait times, especially if you have a late night or early morning departure or arrival. Please ask us for assistance with all your scheduled ground transfers.
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