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Bolanos Bay Resort
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in La Cruz
Greensboro, North Carolina
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3 reviews
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“Great views”
Reviewed 26 March 2013

This place is kind of run down, but my girlfriend and I love it. You have to go in the dry season or the road turns to mudd. I did some fishing and relaxed in the restaraunt. It is a place to get away from everything and be romantic with your lover. The tv's hardly work, but we were busy exploring the beach, swimming, and doing other stuff to notice.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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roquefort les pins france
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Reviewed 19 February 2013

We spent two nights there just because I really wanted to see the area and especially Playa El Jobo. My husband wanted to leave after our first meal as he asked for a chicken casserole and got bones...my pasta dish was not much better, the owners dogs use the restaurant as toilet. The place is really falling apart which is a shame because the location is nice. The staff is pleasant but they are more busy watchng Tv rather than serving you.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Avignon, France
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2013

The price that they ask for the services that they give in exchange is very competitive. Clean. Good food at acceptable price, compared to local market, magnificent view at the Bolaños Island. Quiet and secure. One of our best vacation in the last 4 years. They are not pretending 5 star price for what they offers. The beach just in front is just wonderful and with nobody around.

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Steamboat Springs, Colorado, United States
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Reviewed 17 November 2012

dont even know where to start, lets see they took us for oUr money because there were no other options in sight, we were traveling as 2 couples and were given a room with 5 beds, trying to get through to these people was like talking to a brick wall. dinner was $40 USD for 2 plates of food if thats what you wanna call it. our shower never worked and with there being over 60 empty rooms we were never given a option to use one of the open rooms to shower. Also out of all the empty rooms ours was filthy. There was a dirty towel on the toilet in the bathroom and the bar of soap had been used with sand in it!! It was strange to be put in a filthy room when looking in the windows of others they were clean and had towels folded into a swan. THE PLACE WAS A JOKE, NEVER NEVER NEVER STAY THERE UNLESS YOU ENJOY BEING OUT OF A SCENE OF A HORRER MOVIE!!!!!!

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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2012

Our group of 4 decided to go check out Playa Jobo after reading a review in our book, We soon realized we had entered no mans land.. the beaches are really nice over there but there was only one option that we could find, the Blue dream and EcoPlaya were both closed, we ended up at the Hotel Bolanos, and Bolanos Bay, Walking up we all joked that the place looks abandoned... nearly. we were greeted by a nice gentleman, they had plenty of rooms available, and after walking several miles we decided to spend the 95 USD! on a room for 4 of us. the room smelled terrible, the shower did not work, either did the cable, and the beds sucked! We used the pool which had craps a plenty and was full of sand. The beach was nice.. and had lots of shells. We sat for dinner in the dining room with 50 tables and we were the only people there. We were given 2 options on the entire menu ,fish or spaghetti, we got the fish, which was gross and cost 25$ a plate with a beer. We barley slept with the terrible mattresses and dirty sheets. We did meet the owner who is from italy who was extremely odd, but nice. We felt very strange while we were there for the one night, light in the twilight zone, or horror flick.. but we survived, and got a taxi which was was a pickup truck from Bolnanos and took the bus way away from there. This place is not worth a dime of your money or a day of your travels, avoid this place or you will be in the Twilight zone!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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San José, CR
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2012

This is the worst place that I've ever been.

The road to get there is awful; the food in the restaurant is VERY expensive. I paid almost $40 for some spaghetti and a soda. I don't mind to pay that much for something good, but their restaurant is disgusting. Dogs are walking in the restaurant and kitchen, and actually, the owner/manager put a dog on one of the tables.

Now the rooms... the rooms are disgusting, every single thing was horrible, the smell… how can I describe the smell, well, try keep an open bottle of milk in you fridge for a year and it would smell better than a room from this hotel. The beds, toilet, carpet, bathroom, pillows are there to give the worst time of your life. The A/C won’t work. The nights in Guanacaste are hot, we had no A/C, so I decided to go to the bathroom, to take a shower, but suddenly, a scorpion ran in front of me. We couldn’t sleep that night, it was hot, no A/C, the smell was terrible and it was full of bugs, spiders, and scorpions (check the photos). FYI, if you get stung by a scorpion, the nearest hospital will be about 2 hours. Good luck.
We booked this hotel for 3 nights, but we only stayed one night, the owner promised to refund our deposit, it never happened (what a rip-off).

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Portland, OR
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Reviewed 21 May 2012

We stayed for about a week with 12 other people. The location is remote and wonderful. The view is spectacular. The beach is wonderful and deserted. Yes, the road is rough - this is Costa Rica. The food was varied and delicious. The pasta dishes were the best we had in Costa Rica. I assume that the Italian owner ensured that the pasta was done right. The staff were somewhat disorganized, but wanted very much to help. We had problems with the AC and problems with hot water. They took care of the problems - not instantly, but eventually. Again, this is Costa Rica. We would recommend it to anyone who has traveled to remote destinations in Central America.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Bolanos Bay Resort
Address: Coyotera Beach, La Cruz 51001, Costa Rica (Formerly Three Corners Bolanos Bay)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > La Cruz
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Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in La Cruz
Hotel Class:3 star — Bolanos Bay Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 72
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