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Review of Hotel Rio Tempisque

Hotel Rio Tempisque
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Hotel Rio Tempisque
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Nicoya
Alexandria, Virginia
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138 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“No way!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2013

Five of us, three rooms. We checked into this place after looking at one room. Looked modest but clean. One couple entered their room to find hundreds of creepy crawling bugs near the a/c unit. It was gross. They moved to another room. Went into my room and it looked ok. Went into the bathroom and there were large ants (?) crawling around. We all packed up and asked for refunds. The desk guy insisted on showing us another room. Same thing. The guy seemed surprised that we were grossed out by bugs in the rooms. We were outta there quickly. I will say that there was no charge on my credit card. If you don't mind creepy bugs, it seemed like a decent paceto stay.

Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Florence, Italy
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2013

1. Broken room fan above beds broken. Someone sent to fix. Came promised to be right back and never returned.
2. Air conditioner 20 or more years older. It was on 24/7 never cycled always on or had to be physically unplugged. Froze at night. Air shutter broken so it blew right on bed equals sickness.
3. Bed linen, 1 top sheet used for blanket, not enough! Asked for more and was given a second top sheet? One night asked for more and was given three top sheets. The following night it had been taken from room. Asked night manager for help and he refused help and sat on his behind...he would not even get up to help. Lazy does not describe this dead person behind desk. Service non-existent.
4. When arrived shower head was almost totally blocked with build up. It had to be removed to take a shower. It was the ultimate owners method of saving money. Bathroom sink identical.
5. Light over bed broken off light switch on swing out light...so there is 0 chance of ever working.
6. Refigiator in room not working 1st day or room clock.
7.Restaurant had three TV's running like a bar no stop so loud...terrorism news repeated over and over for days, soap opera, music video so loud you couldn't hear. Wrong environment for peaceful meal and right environment for a bar.
8. Restaurant staff tried hard but had 0 training at service!

In summary front hotel staff training (except occasional english speaking gentlemen). Hotel overall demeanor CHEAP ANTI SERVICE AND ANTI HELPFUL.
Seem to have a lazy almost didn't care method of operation. Owner lived on property and drove a new car so more than likely the owner does not care and will not care until competition causes change. Spent a good four hours asking for help in 7 day period. Spent an hour a night getting up to adjust air conditioner to keep from sickness.

Hotel environment 1-10 = 8.
Beauty = 8.
Convient location = 9.
Owners care for return business = 0
Front office management = 0 (except for English speaking gentlemen only their occasionally).

Would return if i knew problems were corrected?
Rented two rooms for a week so was their for a total of 14 nights.

Ate every breakfast at restaurant and English non existent? Bad way to service a hotel.

The list above is for one room.

Sad that had to put so much attention to such negative words, thoughts writings-such a waste of time, energy and waste of peace.

No stamps a desk and we were asked if we could buy them some when we went and bought some for sending cards?

At checkout the manager Daniel did not know how to use a credit card machine to pay. It took an hour.

Restaurant ran out of products almost daily like, honey and milk.

Restaurant sound system run by waiter (music) played so loud...bizarre?

At front desk photo copy machine were asked if we knew how to operate...bizarre?

At pool the Jacuzzi had same temperature water as pool...seems like a joke...just cheap?

Room Tip: Need so much attention to service...non existent
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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St. John's, Canada
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18 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2012

We stayed here one night in early February enroute to Playa Carrillo. Very pleasant grounds with pool and restaurant. Rooms are air conditioned and spacious.

Easily accessible and just a short drive from the center of Nocoya.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 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
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Additional Information about Hotel Rio Tempisque

Property: Hotel Rio Tempisque
Address: Main Highway, Nicoya 50201, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nicoya
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Nicoya
Number of rooms: 106
Also Known As:
Hotel Rio Tempisque Costa Rica/Nicoya

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