I rarely feel the urge to write reviews, but being that this is one of the worst places I have ever stayed at, I feel compelled to tell others to stay away.
First of all, it advertises on its website that, "our surf camp in Playa Avellanas is a boutique surf hotel located 3 minutes from the beach entrance." Yes, 3 minutes by a fast driving car! Literally, this hotel is randomly located in the middle of a terrible, dusty road, and walking to the beach would be a hot, sweaty venture that would take you at least 30 minutes. False advertising, to say the least!
Second, our room was so dingy and full of ants that we were afraid to touch anything in the kitchen. The furniture was straight out of the 70's (in design and creation), and our mattress was rock hard, making it difficult for me and my husband to sleep on what was supposed to be a relaxing beach vacation!
But I haven't even gotten to the worst part, which is the deceitfulness of the ownership at this hotel. We made the two-night reservation on Booking.com, and upon reservation, we were charged the full amount for the first night ($80). By the time I went on vacation, I had completely forgotten about this charge. After a one night stay at this poor excuse for a hotel, my husband and I wanted out, so we told the hotel that we were not going to stay the second night. In what we believed to be a kind gesture at the time, the hotel offered to charge us only $100 all in (instead of $160 for the two-night stay), leading us to believe that there had been no initial charge upon reservation. We agreed. Only when I came back did I realize that the hotel charged us not only $80 for one night via Booking.com, but $100 for a second night that we didn't even stay for!
Taking advantage of tourists is despicable, and I would advise all to stay away from this deceitful place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautiful hotel in Costa Rica, with an amazing italian restaurant! Come to relax by our pool, hammock or by the beach!We have also Surf Lessons and Tours ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Surf Camp Mediterraneo Costa Rica/Playa Avellanas