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“Good option for Isabella” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ocean Front Hotel & Restaurant

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Ocean Front Hotel & Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Isabela
Geneva, Switzerland
Level Contributor
20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good option for Isabella”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

Average hotel with simple rooms that are not too expensive. The panoramic terrasse has a great view over the ocean. Some rooms have a backdoor that can access this terasse.

The a/c was a bit noisy.

Wifi avaiable only in the lobby (very annoying).

No direct access to the beach, but there's a lovely calm spot just 500 meters from there with a clear blue water.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank albin m
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Carlos T, Owner at Ocean Front Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review, February 20, 2015
Firstly, we’d like to thank you for letting us know about your experience. Although we strive to provide great service, amazing food and an excellent stay for lodgers, sometimes our basket is a few sandwiches short of a picnic and a second-rate review (deservedly) emerges. Please accept our apologies and know that we are implementing changes at all levels so that, the next time you visit, you’ll notice we are greatly improved. Please come back soon!

Once more, please accept our apologies.

The Ocean Front Hotel & Restaurant Family
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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puerto rico
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119 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2012

For the place and comparing other places to stay Ocean Front is a great deal in the Isabela area..the restaurant is among the best in the area, rooms area clean and simple, prefect for the beach. One thing is the are a bit difficult to find over the phone..

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank w e
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Carlos T, Owner at Ocean Front Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review, February 20, 2015
Every guest or restaurant diner who takes the time to write about their positive experience here encourages us to renovate our promise to making Ocean Front Hotel & Restaurant an even more relaxing, delicious, fun and delightful place than before. Every good review is an acknowledgment that we continue to grow and improve, and we gladly maintain our commitment to offering great food, friendly service and a wonderful place to stay for everyone. Thank you for letting us know. Please come back soon!

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Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2012

My boyfriend has been to PR a number of times and has stayed at this hotel before, so he knew what to expect. We both surf and do not really care about a fancy room with a view or anything like that since the only time we intend to spend in the room is to sleep and shower. The location is perfect if you want to check the surf at Jobos literally by lifting your head off the pillow in the morning. It's also a short drive to a number of other spots on this area of the island. Our room was very small but did have a balcony (which we never used since our boards took up all the space on that side of the room and we couldn't open the door). Beware, there are NO amenities here. Nothing in the shower, no hair dryer, no ice/vending, nothing. Luckily, I was ok being really low maintenance in my appearance on this trip since we spent all of our time at the beach and in the water and everywhere you go is so casual that I just didn't care. We never ate at the restaurant, so I can't speak to that (no breakfast and they are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays fyi). We arrived on a Friday evening and the ocean deck bar was going off. We were exhausted from a long day of travel so decided to grab a drink there.....turned out to be a pretty crazy, party atmosphere and that one drink quickly multiplied; it was a fun night. If it's not the weekend though, do not expect anything to be going on anywhere. Overall, this place was fine for us and our needs, but we are pretty low maintenance (and on a budget). If you require the nicer things in life, I would probably look elsewhere.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Stacey S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Carlos T, Owner at Ocean Front Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review, February 20, 2015
Firstly, we’d like to thank you for letting us know about your experience. Although we strive to provide great service, amazing food and an excellent stay for lodgers, sometimes our basket is a few sandwiches short of a picnic and a second-rate review (deservedly) emerges. Please accept our apologies and know that we are implementing changes at all levels so that, the next time you visit, you’ll notice we are greatly improved. Please come back soon!

Once more, please accept our apologies.

The Ocean Front Hotel & Restaurant Family
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Glastonbury, Connecticut
Level Contributor
161 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2012

The food was just adequate, good by Puerto Rico standards but the view is spectacular. We were there for Valentine's dinner so the staff was attentive, faster than island time standard. I had the Mahi and my husband had the steak. Both were fine, the potato soup was tasteless and the chocolate cake was dry but that is normal for the resturants we have found in the area. After dinner, we sat at the bar watching the waves break on the rocks from the bar. That was great.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Kelly H
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2011

After arriving in Aguadilla from a red eye flight from NYC my boyfriend and I wanted to check out jobos beach and grab some food. There is a stretch of restaurants along Jobos and this place seemed like a nice option compared to nearby spots- turned out to be the worst food and service we've had in our lives and we've travelled the world.... Empty restaurant yet waited an hour for cold food- not lukewarm but COLD. Ordered grilled shrimp skewers and a burger, sent the shrimp back to be brought back out microwaved still not even hot. Burger was cold and inedible.... Offered to pay for the 2 drinks we ordered since we could not eat the food. This was totally not an option with the manager who was so friendly when we came in- he literally said he was going to call the cops on us for stealing!!! We couldve walked out at any time but waited to speak to the manager and reason with him for our dissatisfaction in food we both only took one bite of. He made a scene yelling at us saying we were stealing from him and refused to let us leave the restaurant until we paid for the food which was awful and uneaten. It was totally unprofessional and the worst service, food and treatment we've ever encountered . DONT GO HERE!!

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
7 Thank Reneecastaway
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Fajardo, Puerto Rico
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2011

The Ocean Front Hotel is a real Nice place... everything is clean and the staff is excellent. I can't wait to go back... and if you are interested go ahead and see it yourself!!! you will love this place!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Flacalola
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Tampa, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2011

I read some of the reviews on here. When I saw the place, i thought.....it doesn't look that bad. I really wanted a room with a good view of the ocean so the lady at the front desk gave me keys to 2 rooms and let me decide on one. The first room we opened had the sound of running water. My husband and I walked in and the floor was flooded. We went back to the bathroom and thought the shower was running. Ok, so we won't be staying in the first room. We moved on to the second room. When we walked in it smelled moldy and felt very damp. I looked around for a minute and saw a pile of bugs in the corner, i think they might have been termites. I touched the bed and it was damp, even under the top sheet.
I went back to the office and told the lady about the flood and requested a refund. Neither room was acceptable. Apparently a pipe in the toilet broke in the first room. She offered to let me see another room. I had seen enough.....this place is awful!

Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
Helpful?
3 Thank emilie58
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Property: Ocean Front Hotel & Restaurant
Address: Carr #4466 | Bo. Bajuras Sector, Isabela 00662, Puerto Rico
Location: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > Isabela
Amenities:
Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Isabela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come and enjoy our hospitality and marvelous ocean view! Whether for business or pleasure, at Ocean Front Hotel & Restaurant we guarantee a comfortable and delicious culinary experience in addition to a peaceful stay. This is a creative and exotic Caribbean seafood and steak cuisine elaborated with unique and fresh local ingredients located along the ocean's edge and sweetened by the seductive tropical sound of waves. ... more   less 
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