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“Great place to stay for 3+ days. Think apartment, not hotel.” 5 of 5 stars
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Daystar Bahia Azul
3.5 of 5 Condominium   |   Jaco Beachfront, Calle Morales | P.O. Box: 05, Jaco 61101, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #5 of 50 Specialty Lodging in Jaco
United States, Michigan
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“Great place to stay for 3+ days. Think apartment, not hotel.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011 via mobile

This was a great place for us to stay for 5 days. It's not super close to food or Bars, but it's just a short drive into town. Ive read a few negitive reviews of the place, and I think its important to realize your expectations. I probably wouldn't stay here if you are looking for a place to wait on your every need. It's more of an apartment than a hotel. I prefer this type of environment to a hotel, and would rather cook a few meals a day than to eat out. .... So it worked out well for us.

  • Stayed December 2010
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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LasVegas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

This propety is so beautiful. It's on the south end of the beach, it feels tucked away, it's quieter but still a short walk into town and all it has to offer. We stayed on a top floor condo that had loungers and table and chairs on the rooftop - the sunsets were perfect - we had dinner and cocktails there most evenings. The pool was crystal clear, the grounds were well maintained and the staff was very friendly and helpful. Bahia Azul is located on the prettiest street in Jaco...This place is great - we are going to stay again next year but I think we will contact a private owner to stay rather than the management company. We heard you can get better prices!

Room Tip: Rooftop condos with the sunset deck are great!
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fishers, Indiana
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2011

We really enjoyed the Bahia Azul. Within walking distance to everything you need. If you aren't able to walk well this would not suit you well but we had a 5, 8 and 10 year old and the walking worked fine for them. The resort is very nice. We found lots of people who point us in whatever direction we need. We had not done too much research about Jaco before going and were very pleased with the area and the people at the resort and management company who helped accomodate us. The beach is rocky right in front of the resort. It is beautiful to look at but you have to walk down a bit to enjoy a beach to sit and relax on. The pool is great. The kids enjoyed that very much.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2010

We liked the location: on the beach with a short walk to the center of town. Expectations lowered by earlier weak reviews so was pleasantly surprised. Condo was clean and cleaners showed up twice during 5 night stay.
Decent gym was very close and cost just $3 per day.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2010

Rooms have bad smell, especially when it's raining. Kitchen equipment doesn't work, dishwasher was broken and they didn't fix it while we were there. Some cutlery and plates are missing. Old and stained towels and sheets. there is no housekeeping service (if you want it, you must pay extra fees). No umbrellas on the pool! Some guests were drunk and made noise, but guardians didn't react. Often blackouts (sometimes for hours). Poor wireless signal.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Roseville, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2010

Made reservation with their booking agency in San Jose for family of 4 adults for 2 bedroom condo with breakfast delivered to doorstep each morning. This place is nicely located newer facility on the beach in Jaco. We had a hired van with spanish speaking driver/guide, thank goodness. First the room we were promised was not the room we got. The A/C remote was not working! . The staff didn't speak English, took forever to check us in even though we had prepaid in San Jose and had all the paperwork with us. My elderly parents were tired after long day sight seeing and decided to cook a light meal in the condo. Husband, guide and I decided to eat at a nice seafood dinner out, when we got back our key wouldn't work sothe guard let us in. Parents said they couldn't cook anything because the stove wouldn't work.(they bought groceries so they could cook) so basically eat bread for dinner. In morning no breakfast, no stove.when guide arrived in a.m. contacted staff, the stove was unplugged! Breakfast was to drive to a restaurant.. Guide explained about breakfast delivery to room but staff didn't care.He kindly went to the restaurant and brought our breakfast to us. (great guy, Eric) They didn't care at all. The nex day I tried to do laundry since they nice laundry room but nothing would start, another call and guess what !,everything was unplugged. They also dont provide housekeeping services.. . For spending $200 a night this was not worth it for me. This could have been a beautiful vacation spot if the management gets their act together. Communication from booking agency to the actual property is vey poor,

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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new york
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2010

the couch and the chair were both in horrible condition.the dishwasher leaked.the toaster did not work,the sheets on the king bed did not fit and kept coming up.there were only 6 cushions for 21 lounge chairs by the pool and of the 6 cushions they were filthy with mold stains.bring your own towels the ones they give you have seen better days.they said free internet,that is when it is working maybe about 25% of the time.when it is it is worse than dial up.management answer to everything was we are working on it.
stay away on weekends it is a public beach and very noisy and a lot of traffic

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Daystar Bahia Azul

Address: Jaco Beachfront, Calle Morales | P.O. Box: 05, Jaco 61101, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 50 Specialty Lodging in Jaco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Daystar Bahia Azul 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Intimate beachfront condo community in Jaco Beach with 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom condos. Steps from the ocean and a quick walk to town, you'll enjoy unobstructed ocean views and a lively beach scene at your doorstep. All units feature fully equipped kitchens, in-unit laundry rooms, cable TV, telephones and WiFi Internet access. Services include concierge, staffed security and free local calls and long distance to USA and Canada ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Daystar Bahia Azul Hotel Jaco
Daystar Bahia Azul Costa Rica/Jaco

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