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“run down motel”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Bahia Azul Hotel

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Bahia Azul Hotel
Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in Uvita
Bergen, Norway
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“run down motel”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

We stayed for several days with family and friends and used several different rooms. All of them were on the same run-down state: furniture is damaged, TV on his last breath, lighting is basic, one room plus minute bath. One of the rooms needed the air conditioning to be fixed, another one needed the showers to be repaired. Our bed was extremely hard with a thin mattress on hard wood. The owner clearly does not want to invest in anything new. The people who actually work in the 'hotel' are very nice, helpful and organised repairs immediately. The food was OK, but we would never come back to stay in this hotel.

Room Tip: Take a room away from the air conditioning machines which are old and very noise at night.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2014

We had the most fabulous stay!!! Esteban, his lovely wife, Tanya, Anna and his cousin were most welcoming, helpful and most importantly FUN!!! Anna makes the most amazing breakfast, Tanya the most amazing jewelry (out of recyclable material!!) and Esteban's daughter can't stop smiling!! If you want to experience Costa Rica outside of the confines of a "resort" stay here, get to know the amazing staff and if you want to experience adventurous Eco tourism they will go out of their way to make it happen and make your time in their magnificent country phenomenal!!!!

  • Stayed March 2014
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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

Estefan the manager was a nice guy, he seems to be involved in local government/politics. We ate most of our meals here out of convenience. I think the landscaping needs more attention, my opinion, I like gardens and ambiance. I did enjoy the murals on some of the walls. The room was bigger than a more attractive hotel that we looked at so we just stayed here( too lazy to pack up). The AC rattled for two days but then it smoothed out so sleep was not so great at first. There seemed to be mostly TIco's staying here not so much tourists from other countries. The upstairs room nearest the pool was not particularly attractive.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Grayslake, Illinois
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2012

Due to a transportation issue, we were unable to go to our reserved hotel in another town and needed to find a place in Uvita - this is the only one we could find at 8pm with a vacancy. When we found this place, we said 'thank goodness we dont have to sleep in the car tonight'. Well - that was until we actually tried to get situated. First off - the pool was FILTHY. It was funny that you could faintly see the hotels logo clouded at the bottom of the pool. Next - the beds. If you like sleeping on wood - then you will love this place. The mattresses were so thin, just sitting on the beds you felt like you were sitting on a wood board. We left the next morning (after 1 night) with major backaches, and a horrible nights sleep.

The pluses - the AC did work, and the wireless internet worked.

If the pool was clean and they invested in new beds with good mattresses and better linens (the transparent 30 thread count sheets didn't cut it) - I could probably give this place a 3-4 rating.

Room Tip: If you have to stay here, bring an air matress.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2011

I stayed at Bahia Azul hotel with a group of students from a university. We were doing community service in Bahia Ballena and also enjoying the site of the area. The staff at Bahia Azul were extremely accommodating to our students. We had a great rate that paid for our rooms and all our meals. The food was delicious and the staff was always ready to make changes to accommodate our needs including dietary restrictions and changing schedules. The rooms were basic but clean and the location of the hotel was great for really feeling immersed in the local community. It is within walking distance of two entrances to the beach and also has a small pool to cool off during the hot days.

  • Stayed December 2010
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Additional Information about Bahia Azul Hotel

Property: Bahia Azul Hotel
Address: Parque Nacional Ballena | Bahía Ballena, Osa, Puntarenas, Uvita, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Uvita
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Ski-In / Ski-Out Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Uvita
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Bahia Azul Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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