SAVE YOUR MONEY!!!!
DO NOT STAY IN THIS HOTEL!!!!!!
$250 a day for two days total rate for us was $503.
At check in, they refused to accept my VISA MARRIOTT REWARDS black card with a five figure limit for ïncidentals. It is a Brand new metallic card with Smart chip technology.
They refused it because they have a credit card imprint machine... like at a gas station in 1975!
Apparently the numbers on the surface of the card werent raised so they could take an impression. Had to use my MasterCard debit card attached to my Checking account because they wouldnt take a cash deposit.
THEN:::::: we get upstairs around 315 PM on Thursday 22 May 2014.
They room was a 3 bedroom 2 bath 1400 square foot condo on the 9th floor overlooking the pool to the west, Pacific Ocean to the south. Pretty view.
HOWEVER::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: they room was around 100 degrees F or around 35 degrees Celsius, all doors to patio, all Windows, open. all airconditioners were off. The room looked like a hurricane had struck it. It took at least 12 hours or until 0315 AM Friday 23 May 2014 for the place to cool off. It was so terrible I purchased 3 fans at the market just so we could survive that night and breathe... fans were 13,000 colones or around $26.50 each.
The beds and other furniture of condo unit number building 4, 904 are cheap nad very outdated. we had a televisión that was at least 20 years old. The beds were like sleeping on a basketball court made of concrete. I had to take 3 Aleve when I awoke just to function with my bad back.
To top it all off.......................... Friday afternoon we went for lunch and golf at Los Suenos Residence Inn Marriott resort. Category 6 resort. Marina, Paradise, Garden of Eden... etc.
2 nights there 22May2014 check out 24May2014 would have been around 400, but they had no rooms available.
At noon on 24 May 2014 it was time for checkout. There was no manager there, and when I demanded a manager no less than ten times they finally got the person on the phone, The staff said it will be ten minutes for the manager to arrive, trying to get us to leave. WE were loaded into the van to return to San Jose, Escazu for the next leg of our vacation. I told them I aM NOT moving until the manager arrives and WE (there were 2 other friends travelling with me) did not have to fly back to USA until Tuesday.
I stepped out for a smoke and my two friends defused a very volitile momento. The staff was ready to call the pólice and have me thrown off the property.
In the interim, I phoned my bank in the USA, and they said there posible fraudulent activity on my checking account in Costa Rica....... occuring on the afternoon of Friday 23 May 2014.
As the security raised his voice, I put Maricela on speaker phone. She is my banker in USA.
We were speaking fluent SPANISH rapidly back and forth to each other in front of the staff.
I told Maricela, my banker to explain to security guard the fraud situation.....
The color drained from his face and looked at his shoes. the other two staff said in English to me.... whats the problema now? I had Maricela tell them in English. After 15 minutes of waiting for the manager the person never arrived. A quickly written phone number on a business was shoved toward me. I refused it and demanded photocopies of my complete dossier regarding this stay in case I need to file a fraud report with the Pólice in Costa Rica.
They said in Pigeon English to me: Why you need dose papers?
My answer as I opened my wallet slowly, in perfect Español: Yo soy el officer de POLICIA in Estados Unidos. They looked down upon my badge and department credentials.
The silence was deafening as we left the hotel.
There ended up being no fraud by the Grace of God
YOU would be better suited staying in a tent on the beach than JACO BAY CONDOMINIUMS!!!!
Thanks for letting me write this review.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in one of the most happening beach towns in Costa Rica, and just 1.5 hours away from the International Airport, the Ramada Jaco Bay is an ideal home base to live and explore the stunning mid-pacific coast line of Costa Rica. Our property provides a relaxed and private ambiance allowing our guests to easily visit the beach located one block away from our property, or stroll through the main boulevard of Jaco in search of a wide variety of restaurants, boutique shops and grocery stores. Our 2 or 3 bedrooms condo suites are an ideal choice for families and friends offering designer furnishings and modern decor, fully equipped kitchens and separate bedrooms promising all the comforts of home. ... more less
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