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Hotel Fuego del Sol
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Playa Hermosa
Heredia, Costa Rica
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Pesimo en todo!”
Reviewed February 18, 2014

Horrible, El hotel esta muy descuidado, los baños huelen mal, el aire acondicionado casi no enfria y hace demasiado ruido. La comida del restaurante es muy cara para la calidad que ofrecen, si ordenas un plato de frutas para el desayuno te cobran 2500 colones, por medio banano, una rebanada de piña, una rebanada de papaya, y un trozo de sandia. En resumen no volveria nunca más y no lo recomiendo para nada.

awful, The hotel is very run down, smelly bathrooms, a/c barely cooled and makes too much noise. Restaurant food is very expensive for the quality they offer, if you order a plate of fruit for breakfast they charge 5$, for half banana, a slice of pineapple, a slice of papaya, and a piece of watermelon. In short would never go back and would not recommend at all.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

I really needed a good night sleep after camping for a week in the jungle, for the price I expected a real dump but I was wrong. My feet were in the ocean 30 seconds from my door, beds were fine, the food was terrific & very reasonably priced. Perfect stop, might stay another night.

Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
Reviewed January 12, 2014

Ant infestation in room, bathrooms where filthy, pool was very murky and hotel was run down. Wifi did not reach the rooms (only at front dest) Staff were nice and gave us wood for a fire on the beach every night. Good location although the beach is dangerous to swim on because of strong rip-tides

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 26, 2013

The hotel looks good on the outside picture, but that is not what you get. It seems as they have not changed any beds,linen, pillows, curtains, etc in decades. It is not a place where a decent person can sleep, or at least sleep well. The pool was so dirty that we were afraid our kids would be sick after using it, mine was...
Plus, we paid for 2 double rooms for 2 families of 4 and what we got were 2 ugly rooms with a full bed and a twin bed each, and we did not even get a discount or an apology. Not to mention that the price paid was just $40 less than the best 5 star hotel nearby. The only thing this place has to offer is location, on the beach, that's it.

Room Tip: There is no good room
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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San Jose Metro, Costa Rica
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67 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2013

We make academic field trips to different places in Costa Rica with our students to see turtle nesting, whales and other marine biology events. We thought this was supposed to be one of the nicer hotels in Hermosa so we took our small group (12 students) there! The service was horrible and their was a clear lack of good fumigation and hygiene in the bathrooms. Too many cockroaches. When we went to request if they could go clean the bathroom the receptionist just turned away and came back and handed us a broom. This is what they think of their clients?? Then I am sure they will see a HUGE decline in clients and a over population of cockroaches!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Reston, Virginia
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3 reviews
Reviewed March 16, 2013

This place was recommended to me by a good friend of mine and serious surfer..He stays here with his buddies and teen age kids to surf in Playa Hermosa..I on the other hand was staying with my boyfriend and wanted a romantic vacation in Costa Rica on the beach..Well, romantic it was because it was an oceanfront MOTEL..( not really hotel)..The rooms were small and dingy, the bathrooms were worse...The grounds were nothing special and the pool was small..We had breakfast included which was a plus and the food was good..Now I am not always a 4/5 star hotel girl, I'd like to be, but my wallet reminds me of the truth..I love to to the local thing from time to time, but I needed and wanted more.. I didn't want to spend 5 nights here..It was too dumpy for me, my boyfriend didn't mind it .. ( but he is a man )..I don't recommend this place for couples looking for any luxury.. This was a 1 or 2 star place...But maybe for a guys surfing trip.. It was a great location with bars and restaurants all around, but that's about it... We packed up and went next door to finish out our trip at Marea Brava condos...Then I was happy..

Room Tip: Great location, good breakfast, great sunsets from the hammocks on the beach.. But nothing special...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Prato, Italy
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2013

Meaning that if it did not sit on a fantastic beach, it would probably be closed!
• People are unpleasant all the rest was poor.
• The bar is nonexistent,
• Safe box in rooms is totally unsafe.
• For Wi-fi connection you have to wander around the premises searching for some sort of signal.
Cheap family hotel where I spent only one night, but it was the last one at the end of a wonderful holiday in a beautiful country and it almost ruined all of it.

Room Tip: either keep your eyes closed when inside the resort or chose another place
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel Fuego del Sol
Address: Playa Hermosa 123, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Playa Hermosa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Playa Hermosa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Fuego del Sol 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
There are 17 standard rooms available each with one full bed, a single bed, air conditioning, telephone, shower with hot water and a terrace with pool view. All rooms have Cable TV. Additionally, there are 2 Junior Suites. One is equipped with one Queen sized bed, a fold-out couch, living room area, furnished kitchen, private bathroom with hot water shower, air conditioning, telephone, Cable TV, and terrace with garden view. The other is equipped with one Queen sized bed, microwave oven, refrigerator, private bathroom with hot water shower, air conditioning, telephone, Cable TV and terrace with Ocean view. ... more   less 
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