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Reviewed 21 July 2016

Nice place to stay. Clean spacious villas near the beach. Safe and clean. The pool is nice when it is clean but small. Grounds are beautiful. Ownership is mean and grumpy as others have said. Nearby food spots are soda Marcell, and Sol Y Mar

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Thank Daniel C
bahiapotrero, Recepcionist at Bahia Esmeralda, responded to this review

Dear Daniel C, Thanks for your review, all I have to say is that we are sorry and let you know that we have a new owner. Regards, Hotel Bahía Esmeralda More 

Oakville, Canada
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Outstanding beach, food, weather, customer service, room & cleanliness. Very congested beach with 4 am arrival necessary to secure a chair. Resort caters to children. Our 4th & last visit. Substandard adult entertainment. Block 92 must endure booming music until 10:30 pm. Worrisome to see Haitian labourers working 12 hrs straight in blazing sun for a pittance without breaks. Ensure... More 

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Thank 77serenity54
bahiapotrero, Recepcionist at Bahia Esmeralda, responded to this review

Dear 77serenity54 I think you are not talking about this hotel We are "Bahía Esmeralda" in Potrero beach, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, Central Amercia Regards, Hotel Bahía Esmeralda More 

Oromocto, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 27 February 2016

We are writing this review to let everyone know how very special the Esmeralda Punta Cana really is! We have just returned from year number 7 at our home away from home - The Esmeralda Punta Cana. As always our stay was exceptional, perfect and totally relaxing. Our Dominican Family welcomed us with warm hearts and huge smiles. The experience... More 

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Thank Joanne D
bahiapotrero, Recepcionist at Bahia Esmeralda, responded to this review

Dear Joanne D, I think your are not talking about this hotel. We are "Bahía Esmeralda" in Potrero beach, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, Central America. Regards, Hotel Bahía Esmeralda More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2016

Stayed from the 13th to 16th of feb 2016. We were a group of 9. So the $160 per night for the suite was a great price. But the whole house was dark. The lighting is horrible. My room had a door that was suppose to open to the patio, but they didn't have a key for it. They could... More 

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Thank PPacayas
bahiapotrero, Recepcionist at Bahia Esmeralda, responded to this review

Dear PPacayas, Thanks for your review! We are now in a new administratiom, we will take note of your words in order to give the best of us and bring the best experience to all our dear guests. Regards, Hotel Bahía Esmeralda More 

Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

Recently spent a week in gran bAhia Esmeralda from July 16-23 2015 staff very courteous wished check in was smoother as I took an earlier flight to arrive at 11:15 but wasn't in hotel room till 14:30 considering check in isn't until 3:00Pm there is no incentive to arrive early at check in hotel staff lost my daughters luggage. And... More 

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bahiapotrero, Recepcionist at Bahia Esmeralda, responded to this review

Dear 712snappyguy, Thanks! I think you are talking about another hotel We are "Bahía Esmeralda" and we are located in Potrero beach, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, Central America. Regards, Hotel Bahía Esmeralda More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 17 March 2015

We stayed at the suite of the hotel (3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms) for $150USD per night. We considered it a bit overpriced... We looked at the other rooms (one little apartment for $80 and one plain room for $60), but they were too dark, almost no windows and very small for that price. Since we were 5 people (germans and... More 

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bahiapotrero, Recepcionist at Bahia Esmeralda, responded to this review

Dear Lisa W Thanks for your review We are very sorry to read this, we want you to know that we are with a new administration, and even your review is negative, it is helpful for us to improve in order to give all our guests the best experience Regards, Hotel Bahía Esmeralda More 

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Atenas, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2014

I was 1 time here, the place are not so good, the pool is small and you cannot make anything here, if you want a place ONLY for sleep, good, but if you want a confortable place Potrero have another better options. I remember they offer us a breakfast, THAT SUCKS !!! THE WORST BREACKFAST EVER !! I can recomend... More 

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bahiapotrero, Recepcionist at Bahia Esmeralda, responded to this review

Leo V There are plenty of activities to do in the area, you not only can sleep only but also rest and relax. We offered you a continental breakfast, which includes: a dish of fresh fruits, warm delicious costarican coffe, mermelaid, butter, orange juice and warm toasts. You knew it before to come. Regards, Hotel Bahía Esmeralda More 

Denver, Colorado
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2013

We stayed here for three nights. Our first impression wasn't great because as previously stated, the owner is fairly grumpy for being in the land of Pura Vida. The room was simple. The A/C worked great and we were actually cold at night. However, there is only one top sheet on the bed. The bed wasn't the worst bed I've... More 

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bahiapotrero, Recepcionist at Bahia Esmeralda, responded to this review

Der Leeah K Thanks for your review We are on a new administration, your words will help us to improve in order to give the guests a better experience. Regards, Bahía Esmeralda More 

San Ramón, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2012

Costa Rica is well recognized for the warm service and beautiful locations. The owners are disgusting nasty, very rude people. Foreigners that came here with a terrible attitude and think they can mistreat people as they please. we where told to be there a Friday before 8:00 pm cause they close at that time. We ask them to wait for... More 

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bahiapotrero, Recepcionist at Bahia Esmeralda, responded to this review

Dear Metchsashiel, We apologize afor all the disadvantages you had during your stay Just let you know that we are on a new administration Regards, Hotel Bahía Esmeralda More 

Colorado
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37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2011

Everyone was right, rude owners. We showed up a little before the 2pm and they wouldn't let us check in, in the high season I could understand but no one is really here right now. Forcing us to keep our valuables in the car as we killed time waiting for permission to check in. The pool is very small, it... More 

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bahiapotrero, Recepcionist at Bahia Esmeralda, responded to this review

Dear places2gowithnoone2c, Check in time is at 02:00 pm, when is possible we give the rooms before 02:00 pm, but sometimes we can not. We do not have roosters here, the rooster are from our neighbors, Potrero is a rural nice and quiet town, where some people have some animals...also, we would like you to know, that we are on... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel & Villas Bahía Esmeralda has been recently constructed and is under Italian administration. It is located in the region of Guanacaste, in the North Pacific, only 3 Km away from Flamingo beach internationally known for it’s gorgeous beaches, for the it’s microclimate which is particularly favourable for all the aquatic activities throughout the year. The Hotel is surrounded by a lush tropical garden. A refreshing swimming pool is available for guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bahia Esmeralda

Address: 100 meters east of Plaza Deportiva Potrero, Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Potrero
Price Range: $69 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Bahia Esmeralda 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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Also Known As:
Bahia Esmeralda Santa Cruz
Bahia Esmeralda Costa Rica/Playa Potrero
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