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Blue Palm Hotel
Ranked #40 of 45 Hotels in Jaco
Fergus Ontario
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101 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Avoid if you can”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

My wife and I are adventure travellers so we really don't care to much where we stay as long as we are well rested for the next day to enjoy our outdoor activities. We booked here thinking it could not be all that bad but really we should have looked elsewhere.

Upon checkin the front desk attendent was more interested in Facebook then us; fine, not a big deal. Upon entering the room we were hit with a bleach smell so strong I had to step back outside. We were then woken at by other people staying there having what sounded like a concert at 1,2,3, and 4; finally we just got up and left. We were suppose to stay two nights but left after one.

The one plus was we contacted the owner who gave us a full refund. A great hotel if you have no intention of sleeping though!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Dcaplan
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Michigan
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Stayed here for 3 nights in early July 2012. Other guests were correct about the energy saver (the electricity turns off until you enter the room again-so don't use the fridge).
Pros: Ultra friendly and helpful staff (especially Susana!). Close to Jaco beach and all the restaurants/shops. A/C was a major perk since the heat index is high.
Cons: In person the hotel looks much more basic than the online photos and there is a construction site just meters away. It is off the main drag of Jaco, if you don't mind walking bit. But, you're on vacation to walk and explore, not to sit in your hotel room.
Overall- not the most posh place but if you're on a budget and just want a clean basic room this is it.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Shannon K
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moravia, san jose, costa rica
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

stayed 3 nights, left before the 4th one even though it was a free night..... hotel room large with kitchen : had no microwave, not enough cutlery for 3 people, and we had to give deposits for everything ( towels, cutlery, etc..), at this moment a huge construction site is next to the hotel, this creates alot of noise from trucks and heavy machinery you are trying to avoid when going on vacation, hotel management really needs a wake up call on the price charge against the service provided.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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1 Thank mamorett
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

If you are expecting an American beachy hotel you can forget it. This is Costa Rica and although the rooms are small, it was very safe and comfortable. We enjoyed our stay very much. The pool was the cleanest pool around and the grocery store is a five minute walk. Don't expect huge rooms with HDTVs. This is South America, not Florida.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Montréal
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

We stayed there for 3 nights in March 2012. The place was OK. The area looks a little odd but good overall location not too far from the main street/beach (a few minutes walk). The room was OK but air conditioner was very noisy. Bedding was also very old school. This place is certainly innovative when it comes to energy saving but there are some drawbacks: Rusty old mini-fridge is provided but because there is a motion detector in the room, electricity will shut down after a few minutes out of the room... This may be anoying as there is no bar at the hotel and no restaurant either. There is a nice & clean pool and deck area. The motel manager was very informative. Definitely not a luxury hotel but alright for a budget traveller with low expectations... like me!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank phstpier
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

Stayed here for one night after the Super Bowl. Very clean and efficient. Not recommended for a Honeymoon but a great new and modern place for travelers on a budget.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Marlin2011
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London, Ontario, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

This motel is in a depressed area. The beds are uncomfortable, just mattress in wood box frame. Room service only upon request. Noisy air conditioner and much street noise.Deposit needed for towels. Innovative in energy conservation. Clean pool and deck area. Friendly and informative motel manager.

Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Blue Palm Hotel
Address: 350 mts Este de la Pops Ice Cream Store, Jaco 75548, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 45 Hotels in Jaco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Palm Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Blue Palms Hotel offers comfortable lodging at a reasonable price. New and fully equipped rooms. Clean, safe and friendly. All of our rooms are equipped with cable TV, a/c, private bathroom with hot water, comfortable beds, telephone, mini fridge and safe box. The hotel has a private pool on the back, security guard, parking, Wi-Fi for free, laundry service, tour desk at the reception. ... more   less 
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