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“Well-equipped condo at great location” 4 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 49 Specialty Lodging in Jaco
MA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Well-equipped condo at great location”
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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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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English first
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 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
1 review
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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Miami, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2009

This ocean front condo is tucked away from the busy strip but within walking distance. The condo was clean, pool immaculate, service friendly and we were picked up from the airport in the Daystar shuttle.

  • Stayed December 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2009

The property is beautiful and the condos are decorated in good taste. But there is no on-site restaurant so you are on your own for food. The tie-up this property has with a local breakfast place is not working - the food at the local breakfast place is awful and it quite a walk in the morning. Better to make trip to the local mas-x-menos and stock up on basic groceries -- coffee, salt, milk etc. Great location though and the beach is right in front, pool is great, and the security staff is vigilant.

  • Liked — location and decor
  • Disliked — no on-site restaurant
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2008

The staff at our condo was wonderful and always available to help give directions, book tours and provide other services as needed. The view was terrific and for 6 evenings we watched the beautiful sunsets. We were within walking distance to restaurants, supermarkets and shopping. We will definitely go back. Our experience was very good and so relaxing.

  • Liked — The view, the layout of the condo, and having everything we needed to cook if we wanted.
  • Disliked — The second bed room has twin beds and we had 4 adults part of the time. No big problem.
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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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 ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 49 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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