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Reviewed April 22, 2014

We stayed here for four days at the start of a longer trip to Costa Rica. Family of four with two teenagers. Hotel had the right mix of relax and quiet and also enough fun to keep the kids going. Good location, good food and drinks all well priced. We had a two bedroom unit with a kitchen overlooking a bird and monkey filled jungle oasis. The real gem here is the staff. They are really fantastic and very helpful. When you leave a hotel and you and your wife are sad to say goodbye to the people who made your food and drinks, that is saying something. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Nathan W
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Hbs B, Manager at Bahia del Sol Beach Front Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2014

Dear Nathan W,

First let me thank you for your comment, delighted you and your family had a wonderful time with us. We agree, we have a good location and good food and drinks at NASU Restaurant. The two bedroom suites are perfect for families; fully equipped, they have enough room to share and also private rooms with private bathroom, the view is really a jungle oasis as you mentioned, the garden on the middle of the hotel is really something, full of live nature.

The staff it’s what makes the difference here, we have a gem but this all means nothing without our big Bahia Family that takes care of our dear guests. We are take very seriously our job and we want to provide only the best for every person that sets foot into our business. Thank you so much for the praises to our staff and for the recommendation, we sincerely appreciate that very much.

Hope your travels bring you back to our beautiful boutique hotel right on Playa Potrero.

Pura vida!

Victoria Bonilla
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

My Husband and I stayed at this hotel for two weeks in March and it was the most wonderful holiday we have been on. It is a small personal hotel. From the first moment we arrived we were greeted by beautiful friendly people. (Pablo and Mariella) We were upgraded to a suite at no request, which we totally enjoyed. For our anniversary they surprised us and decorated our room, so beautiful, made us feel special. At Bahia Del Sol Hotel there was no rushing to get to the baffet or for drinks because it is not an all-inclusive. There was always lounge chairs available poolside or beachfront. It is beautifully located in the middle of Potrero bay, one side you have Potrero and the other side is Flamingo. There is a nice little quiet garden area located in the middle of the lush plants where you can sit and have a drink. This hotel keeps the grounds well kept, the workers are always hard at work from early morning until late at night keeping it perfected. The beach was very secluded and quiet, just the way we like it. We walked to Potrero to have supper one night and watch the locals fishing in the sunset. Sunsets from this hotel are so beautiful. We also walked towards Flamingo and had supper at another beachfront restaurant. The NASU restarunt on site was also a great choice to eat at. The location of this hotel is so safe. There is security on the grounds. We walked to the grocery store and to the local fruit and vegetable market. In the evening we even walked to a couple of the local bars and felt very comfortable. The staff at this hotel make you feel so welcome and feel like you are part of their family. If you are looking for a big party spot, this is not for you but for a more quiet, relaxing and enjoyable holiday I would highly recommend this place to you. The rooms and beds were very beautiful and comfortable. You could set the a/c in certain rooms, at night we only had it running in the bedroom. There is a marina located in this bay which you can go fishing if you desire. We are already looking at when we can go back for a visit. Love this place and miss it and the staff dearly. Thank you for making our stay at your place so enjoyable.

Room Tip: Suites are very comfortable
  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Hbs B, Manager at Bahia del Sol Beach Front Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2014

Dear Gail H,

What a comment!! Thank you very much for your kind words, you don´t know how much they mean to us. As you know we put our heart into our job and for our clients to recognize that is all worth it. For you to qualify us as “the most wonderful holiday we have been on” is truly an honor, specially knowing that you and your husband were celebrating a very special anniversary. Bahia del sol is a small personal hotel; we are far away from the big all inclusive. There is absolutely no rush here in Bahia del Sol.

The arrival is super important, glad Pablo and Mariela made the right impression, we are lucky to have them in our team. We were able to do the upgrade because we were in communication thru facebook, and I know this was a very special break for the both of you, very happy you enjoyed that and your romantic surprise turnover. Is definitely a plus to be just in front of Playa Potrero, a beach very tranquil and serene. The sunset is part of the highlight of our hotel, every day stunning sunset in front of us, just perfect and romantic. Another great attribute is our garden, green, lush and very well maintained; our gardeners Pedro and Carlos really do an amazing job. Very happy you enjoyed also your meals at NASU Restaurant. We agree this is a safe place and we security on site 24/7. The real starts of the show are our amazing staff, if you felt at home, then we achieve our goal 

Come back anytime; just let me know to make it extra special! We also miss you guys; you were truly a delight to serve. Thank YOU for your preference and sweet words.

Always at your service,

Victoria Bonilla
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

I was lucky enough to stay at his lovely resort for five nights. The staff are so helpful and kind. They learned my name. The rooms were wonderful. They were large,comfortable, and nicely decorated. I spent my days away and came home in the evening, relaxed in the pool, and ordered my drinks by the pool as I watched the beautiful sunset. I took the yoga class one morning, and I loved it. Great music, view and class under the main palapa were all fantastic. The food was amazing! All in all, a wonderful place to unwind and experience the pura vida!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled on business
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Hbs B, Manager at Bahia del Sol Beach Front Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2014

Dear GG2013,

We were lucky to have you with us. Excited about your good words towards our staff, we are eager to serve and assist our clients in any way we can. Part of the charm of being in our small boutique hotel is that we are very oriented to customer service satisfaction and we want to personalize our service by calling our guests by their names and not as room numbers. Glad you founded our rooms as wonderful, our suites are very large and comfortable, the decoration is vivid and most of them from local artists, including our boss, she is a great painter. You spend your time wisely, the pool and open area is a great spot to enjoy a drink and the sunset, it doesn't hurt the fact that happy hour is at the same time that sunset 

Sattva Yoga with Colleen and Katelyn is awesome, we offer lessons on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 9 a.m. also on Monday at 6 p.m. along with the sunset and we just have a new lesson on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. NASU Resturant offers fresh creative cuisine, very happy you qualify our food as amazing. This is the place to get an authentic Costa Rican experience.
Thank you very much not only for your visit but this comments, keep calm and PURA VIDA!

Warm regards,

Victoria Bonilla
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

This is perfect for a couple looking to get away for a week or a small group of friends looking to experience Costa Rica. Right on the coast of Guanacaste with local restaurants like "The Shack" nearby, you'll feel at home with the awesome staff and beautiful scenery. Do Yoga in the morning, go to the rainforest in the afternoon, have an amazing meal by the ocean.

Just do it.

Room Tip: Get the suite!
  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Adam L
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Hbs B, Manager at Bahia del Sol Beach Front Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2014

Dear Adam L,

We completely agree this IS a perfect location for getting away and experience Costa Rica on the Pacific coast. Extremely proud of our staff, we are ready to serve our dear clients. That itinerary of Yoga in the morning, tour in the afternoon and dinner by the sea is a normal day at Bahia del Sol. A day in paradise! Thank you for sharing your experience, there is nothing like the work of a client.

Be well,

Victoria Bonilla
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

We stayed for 4 nights at the end of a tour of Cista Rica and it was ideal for that. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The restaurant served good food though a buffet style breakfast would have been preferred to a number of fixed choices with additional items like cereal and extra toast as extras. Service was excellent as was the beach front location for watching the sun set over the Pacific Ocean. The accommodation was fine though the furniture was a little dated. There is a supermarket within 5 minutes walk and a few local restaurants though the closest had closed down. For a longer stay some transport would be needed by us to get a bit more variety though I suspect many would be happy to laze in the well kept grounds and gardens.

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Hbs B, Manager at Bahia del Sol Beach Front Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2014

Dear HaydnG60,

How nice to know you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. NASU Restaurant is our inside Restaurant, glad food was good, we normally offer buffet when we are full and a la carte when we can, choices like our traditional that comes with gallo pinto, eggs, tortilla, plantain, our light breakfast that comes with yogurt, fruit and granola, our American with hash brown, eggs, bacon, fruits and pancakes, Eggs of your choice, all of this items comes with coffee or tea, tropical fruit and a basket of fresh bread. Most of our clients are very happy about our included breakfast, but of course we will have your feedback as a way to improve.

Super happy that you qualify our service as excellent, that is what we are aiming for. A great asset to our hotel is the fact that you have the ocean and beach just in front of us, just a few steps and you are in Playa Potrero that provides the best sunsets in the area. Sunset is a must during your stay with us. Thank you very much for sharing your experience.

Be well,

Victoria Bonilla
Resident Manager

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