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Bahia Esmeralda

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   100 meters east of Plaza Deportiva Potrero, Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We stayed at Bahia Esmeralda for 4 nights and were treated to a really nice, peaceful visit. The grounds and pool were a cool respite from the hot weather. The staff, led by colorful Gianni Cislaghi, were gracious and welcoming - it was clear that they take great pride in this gem of a small hotel. The grounds are quite... More 

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Atenas, Costa Rica
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I was 1 time here, the place are not so good, the pool is small and you cannot make anything here, if you want a place ONLY for sleep, good, but if you want a confortable place Potrero have another better options. I remember they offer us a breakfast, THAT SUCKS !!! THE WORST BREACKFAST EVER !! I can recomend... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I really liked this place and it was definitely the best deal I found in two weeks of travel in Costa Rica. It's very private, very clean, thoughtfully designed with an attractive minimalist Italian esthetic. Nice clean pool, beautifully manicured garden, friendly helpful staff, etc. Our bungalow had plenty of space with a full-sized eat-in kitchen, a shaded porch, large... More 

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Denver, Colorado, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

The staff was unbelievably helpful and friendly. My visit wouldn't have been as nice if it weren't for Rossmery, Grace and Johnny. And I love JOhnny's dog trapsing around the yard. It felt like home ! I got an unbelievable massage, kayak trips, snorkeling and horse rides recommended by Rossmery. Johnny gave me great tips on the best restaurants in... More 

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Denver, Colorado
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

We stayed here for three nights. Our first impression wasn't great because as previously stated, the owner is fairly grumpy for being in the land of Pura Vida. The room was simple. The A/C worked great and we were actually cold at night. However, there is only one top sheet on the bed. The bed wasn't the worst bed I've... More 

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San Ramón, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Costa Rica is well recognized for the warm service and beautiful locations. The owners are disgusting nasty, very rude people. Foreigners that came here with a terrible attitude and think they can mistreat people as they please. we where told to be there a Friday before 8:00 pm cause they close at that time. We ask them to wait for... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2011

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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New Rochelle, NY
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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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Mexico City, Mexico
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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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Address: 100 meters east of Plaza Deportiva Potrero, Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Potrero
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Bahia Esmeralda 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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Also Known As:
Bahia Esmeralda Santa Cruz
Bahia Esmeralda Costa Rica/Playa Potrero

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