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Bahia Esmeralda

2.0 of 5
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100 meters east of Plaza Deportiva Potrero, Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
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Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Playa Potrero
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Recently spent a week in gran bAhia Esmeralda from July 16-23 2015 staff very courteous wished check in was smoother as I took an earlier flight to arrive at 11:15 but wasn't in hotel room till 14:30 considering check in isn't until 3:00Pm there is no incentive to arrive early at check in hotel staff lost my daughters luggage. And... More 

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Santiago, Chile
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We stayed at the suite of the hotel (3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms) for $150USD per night. We considered it a bit overpriced... We looked at the other rooms (one little apartment for $80 and one plain room for $60), but they were too dark, almost no windows and very small for that price. Since we were 5 people (germans and... More 

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Everyone was right, rude owners. We showed up a little before the 2pm and they wouldn't let us check in, in the high season I could understand but no one is really here right now. Forcing us to keep our valuables in the car as we killed time waiting for permission to check in. The pool is very small, it... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2010

While the lodging is decent, the owners are quite nasty people. When we arrived in the afternoon, they asked if we wanted to eat dinner there. I said yes. When we showed up for dinner, the husband informed us that most of the items on the menu weren't available, and we had to give at least two hours' advance notice... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2010

i am at the hotel at the moment and i am so enjoying staying here the room has pretty much everything you might need and one thing i love is that there are plug sockets everywhere so you can recharge you cell phone, lap top, camera and i pod at the same time. the italian restaurant of this hotel is... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2010

Having just returned from staying at the Bahia Esmeralda I can honestly warn all travelers not to stay here. With the exception of the room cleaning staff and the groundskeepers. The staff lied to us and treated us rudely. We came to believe this was at the direction of the owner. Our 1st impression was good Juan greeted us and... More 

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Chicago
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2010

Where to start...we stayed march 6-13th with a large group for a wedding taking place at a hotel down the street. The room I stayed in was a 3 bedroom suite with other members of our party staying in one bedrooms. The rooms were standard. The fridge is old takes a while to cool things. The couches in our room... More 

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