Blue Sea Costa Verde3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We had all inclusive and a double room. Upon arrival we was told there is a traveller fee which was about 15 eur for two people for 2 nights, so more you stay more you will have to pay. Were provided with a twin room which was horrible, had to go back and complain until we got a double bed room. Rooms are very small, but there is a balcony. Now the food part, fruits were old, the food had flies flying around it, not even worth all inclusive... Also there is no internet, only in the lobby. Overall not worth the price.
i went on holiday with my two sons,hotel was ok for a three star ,one or two staff could have been a bit happier in there work,tables outside could have been cleaned a bit more as there was large numbers of flies around over spilt drinks.hotel was clean and maids came in everyday to do there bed making etc.i was sleeping at the front of the hotel and i found it very noisy with germans up late .but other than that i had a good holiday and was very hot. food was ok for a three star also ..
Went to Costa Verde hotel with my husband and two daughters, Pool was sufficient for cooling off, no umbrellas but the trees at one end of the pool is very shady, so if you have small children i would advise to sit up that end where the big trees are, next to the toddler splash pool. ( could've have benefited with umbrellas at the other end though). The staff were always very helpful and accommodating. We found the staff to be very friendly. Maid service every day. The Restaurant dining was clean and the food was delicious, Duck in orange sauce, fish, Chicken, Pork, Lamb steaks, Paella, variety of seafood, vegetables, lots of fruit. The variety was endless. I am a foody and i thought the meals at this hotel were delicious and more than sufficient. Compliments to the chef. We were in a quadruple room, I will advise to take a few more coat hangers, in case you have daughters like mine who like to take the wardrobe with them! I think the room could have benefited with an extra small chest of drawers, and another plug near the mirror. Our quadruple family room had a nice little balcony and an extra door outside our hotel door to keep the noise at bay, we had no problem with the noise, apart from the very last day when the hotel decided to put young party goers right next door and they played music at 11.30pm in their room. This was resolved by informing the lady at the desk. Might be wise to put age groups situated next door to each other and family's on another floor or area. We won the bingo and quiz. Karaoke was also on the list of entertainment, which we all enjoyed. We did go out to see the Pirate show and Caves Del Drac and into town most evenings.
I went here for a family holiday all inclusive, when we arrived at the hotel they had no information that we had a baby with us, even tho it was on our paper work. Because there were 7 of us we had 2 different rooms, which didn't bother us, but we was on different floors, but it got changed the next day. The receptionist got us a cot for our baby, but it was broken. Me my baby and 2 of my children were in a room that was tight, the cot was tucked up next to the wardrobe, then my bed, then one of my daughters, then my next daughter, if we was to roll over we would all be in each other's bed, or on the balcony. The food is nothing to write home about unless you like chips, chips and more chips. The snacks are all the left over ham & cheese and French sticks from breakfast. & lunch time. Not very appealing if your not keen on them. It would of been nice if there was more to offer on the snacks when younger children are at he hotel. When I asked for cold milk for my baby so he could have a sleep I was told I wasn't allowed it so had to go and buy it from the shop, surely all inclusive should mean I could have milk for a baby!!! There is nothing to do for younger children as the entertainment is none excitant, and when the rude entertainment lady shouts out who wants to do shooting or play killer pool and all the children say they do, they get told there not allowed to as it's adults only. The locals get to use the facilities for €10 and are very rude and take over the pool, and have no consideration for the younger children who are in the pool. Think the hotel needs to either focus on families or couples and same sex groups. There is a water park right next to the hotel which is a good thing if you have children who like swimming.
When we arrived we were told there was no room for us & we would be spending a night at their other hotel! What a dump that was. The bathroom door had two punch holes in it, the skirting board was hanging off, the air con didn't work, we were on a busy road so you either stayed awake with the noise or shut it and sweated to death! The properties opposite were works of art. One was covered in towels and the other toothbrushes! All of which could only have been thrown from this dump. Next day, after a huge row with reception who didn't order a cab for us as agreed by Costa Verde, we arrived back. The room was ok and the air con worked hooray. That night the noise started. Next door having what sounded like a party at 4am. We knocked but they carried on. We complained to reception who told us they would have words. That was just the beginning though. Every night from between 3 am & 5 am there would be shouting, door banging, noise of people vomiting, furniture being moved about etc. Our room wasn't swept once in a week, the bathroom sink taps had black slime around them, bins at reception entrance were constantly over flowing, the reception roof was covered in drinking plastic glasses and other rubbish as was the material covers to the drinking area by reception together with flag burns in it from people throwing dog ends off their balconies. The staff were pleasant enough though and worked hard. The food was basic but there was always something for everyone.
I never usually write reviews but I felt compelled to as I had read very negative reviews before I visited and I was not entirely looking forward to our holiday. I can honestly say that this hotel was so much better than I was expecting. As a single mum to a 12yr old I am obviously restricted to when I can holiday, this is usually during the school holidays (which is the most expensive time) and therefore I have to watch the pennies and work to a budget and therefore don't expect too much and have to be realistic!! However I was over the moon!! Our room (209) was large, clean and bright with a lovely view of the garden, the balcony had sun for most of the day and the bathroom was also clean and large enough for 2. The bed was made/changed everyday and also we always had clean towels. The food was of a good standard and there was plenty of choice. Cooked breakfasts. Fruit, salads, fish/meat selection every lunch and dinner (not a Brussel sprout in sight, which a few reviews had mentioned!) and a good selection of soft and alcoholic drinks. The pool was a good size and there was usually a spare sunbed even when we went later in the day. The hotel was in a great location far enough away from the main town but not too far that you couldn't walk there if you wanted ( about 5 min walk) The staff were all really helpful and polite. I honestly had an amazing week there and would definitely go back. In fact the only negative thing I can mention if I had to was the few rude/noisy guests (who were embarrassingly British) but hey you get them everywhere and it's not the hotels fault!!!
Overall the hotel is ok. When we arrived at the hotel we had a problem with our room and reported it straight away. It couldn't be fixed so we asked to be moved - the response was 'well you'll have to go to another hotel then' we weren't happy that he said that to us but eventually we moved rooms. The room we stayed in was probably the cheapest which is why I would say it's small - no walkway around bed, no bedside tables, no chairs to sit on to do hair etc at the small table which the TV sat on. Good enough for just sleeping in for the two of us. On the plus side it has air conditioning and ceiling fan, large window but no balcony. The bedding and towels were changed daily. Good working shower / bath. Only two sockets in the room. No hairdryer so take one of you need one. We were all inclusive the breakfast, lunch & dinner options were fine there was always something that you could eat, there was plenty of choices. Let's be honest we didn't pay to eat at the Ritz! Daytime snacks were shocking. It was fruit or baguette with ham or cheese which were made up by the bar staff and left on the counter top in the heat for hours on end. You would expect to be able to order a burger or chips etc but no nothing. Drinks were good alcohol, soft drinks, slushes & hot drinks. Cleanliness wasn't the best partly staff partly guests. Guest were a little lazy by not putting their cups in the bins (I would make a suggestion that the bins need to be a lot bigger and more of them) and staffing was too sparse to be able to leave the bar and clear tables so it didn't get done until the bar closed at night. Didn't have much to do with the staff just didn't like the first one who was an old man who didn't like his job. Walking distance from a lovely town centre with lots of bars and restaurants to dig and relax in. All I can say is you get what you pay for.
We have just returned from our 7 day stay at the Costa Verde we booked it for a quick break at very good price for all inclusive after i had booked i read a few reviews thats when i got worried and i must say these reviews where away of the mark we arrived early hours of the morning and we where dealt with promptly and of to bed we got up the next morning and down to breakfast this what i was dreading all the feedback said about bad food to our surprise breakfast was excellent as was the rest of the meals during our stay.The staff where very helpful and pleasant at all times and nothing was a problem yes our room was small but clean but then again i didnt pay for a suite so i got what i paid for i would recommend it and most definitly i would return Many Thanks from Raymond & Elaine Addis room 326
Came back on Tuesday after 10 nights at the Blue Sea Costa Verde. Read the mixed reviews beforehand, but found the hotel to be excellent for the budget end of the market. Fantastic location. 10 minutes to massive and beautiful beach. 5 minutes to Aqualand with excellent 7 day deal for Costa Verde guests (28 euros for adults and 19 euros for children.) Rooms basic, but good pool with lifeguard on duty from 10 until 6. Food and staff very good. Special mention to Maria who provides one woman entertainment. Ran the bingo, made us laugh and kept our younger kids happy. *Pay this woman more!!!* All in all, one of our best holidays and would happily return. (Incidentally, lots of Germans at Arenal, but never caused us any problems.)
The hotel is really really good for what you pay for. The only downsides are that the rooms are quite small but you wouldn't spend much time in them anyway! Our air con didn't work but again we didn't complain about it and there was a ceiling fan which was fine. The entertainment isn't amazing but the bingo was good and Maria is CRAZYYYY and hilarious! The food is perfectly fine (we really liked it!) and there is plenty of variety for everyone! The drinks were good and I would only really go for all inclusive! The pool side was lovely with a really deep pool and plenty of sun beds! The location was AMAZING!!! Aqualand is literally a four minute walk away and the nearby town and beach is easily walkable a well as being close to the airport. The night life isn't great but there are some places you can go which we found perfectly fine! All in all good for families and good for couples (like we were) and I would come here again.
- Free breakfast
- Free WiFi in public areas
- Onsite dining
- Outdoor pool
Located in El Arenal within a 5-minute walk of Aqualand, Blue Sea Costa Verde is within a 15-minute stroll of Port of El Arenal. This 3-star hotel has 124 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and a free children's club. It's near the airport and also close to El Arenal Beach and La Porciuncula Church.
Free breakfast is included with your stay. This hotel is home to a buffet restaurant and a bar/lounge. Get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.
All 124 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies, ceiling fans, and phones. TVs come with satellite channels. Free toiletries are also included.
Guests of Blue Sea Costa Verde have access to an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and free WiFi in public areas. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with concierge services and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include a free kid's club, laundry facilities, and a garden.
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38% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 534 reviews