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Ocotal Beach Resort

3.5 of 5 Playa del Coco | PO Box 1, Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Atlanta
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2008

This property shows its age. We were very dissapointed and actually left a day early. I mean, it's not a bad place but not a resort as we expected. First of all, the drive from Liberia is little over an hour not 30 minutes. The road leading uup to the resort has lot of construction and signs to the place... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2007

We stayed at the Ocotal Beach Resort for 2 nights, then left for the Casa Villa Blanca, and back for the last 2 nights of our trip. We had 8 days total in Costa Rica, and stayed the first 2 at the El Velero Hotel, in Playa Hermosa. It was ok, kind of quaint, loved their reading room, but on... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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86 reviews 86 reviews
54 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2007

I visit this Resort every other year and have always enjoyed my stay. This October, I took my Wife, Mother and her Assistant. The property looked the same, however it was easy to tell that it was under new Management. The staff seemed adequate, yet not as friendly. When I would bring to the front desk's attention that the toilets... More 

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Dallas, TX
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2007

This place was the biggest mistake of our trip! We had booked 3 nights here and the only reason we even stayed the first night was because we had no where else to go and had just driven 6 hours to this place. Immediately once we got there we started looking online for another hotel for the last two nights... More 

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Atlanta
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2007

My daughter and I stayed at the Ocotal Resort , enjoying the excellent breakfast, beach pool and dive shop. We got a kick out of the monkeys with their babys in the trees by the beach, the lizzards by the pool and the beautiful birds at breakfast. At night we found the racoons gentle and entertaining. My daughter had not... More 

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atlanta
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2007

I have to say that I loved my 3nt stay at El Ocotal. Does it need some work? yes (which i was told was going to be done this summer)....but for the price I think it's a gem....with a sunset to die for! We stayed in a Bungalow (there are 2rooms per bungalow and we had both with a connecting... More 

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NJ
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2007

Run-down - needs serious repairs, nice polite staff except for management. Good food. We were given a horrible room (the 100's) and requested another room. (We were there for 4 nights). They gave us a nicer room (same price) but said we may have to move back to the original room for the 4th night. We agreed. On the morning... More 

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ny
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2007

My husband and our 15mo old son stayed at the Ocotal for 1 week. First the good. The views from our villa were amazing, and we also enjoyed having our own pool. Our room was comfy and clean, The beach was quiet and relaxing, a great beach for kids. Now the bad, the service was pretty poor. My husband and... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2007

My husband and I were booked to stay 4 nights here. We lasted 2 before we left to go somewhere else. It is rundown, and the bathrooms are so outdated and barely functional that we were afraid the toilet was going to overflow on us each time we flushed! I got bit by ants in the bed and the cleaning... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2007

This is our 3rd year in Costa Rica and 3rd year at Ocotal. They got rid of all their staff and got all new. The old staff was much friendlier and willing to help. The resort was in need of repairs. The roofs on the shacks by the pool were very run down. The front desk needs to be torn... More 

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Address: Playa del Coco | PO Box 1, Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Ocotal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ocotal Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 59
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Also Known As:
Ocotal Beach Hotel Playas Del Coco
Hotel Ocotal Beach
Ocotal Beach Resort Costa Rica/Playa Ocotal

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