4.5
Very Good 301 Reviews
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Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Casino
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Location

When you stay at Azul Ocean Club Hotel in Playa Azul, you’ll be on the waterfront and within the vicinity of Ostional National Wildlife Refuge. This 4-star hotel is within the region of Nosara Wildlife Rescue and Blanca Beach.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 15 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and minibars. Your bed comes with down comforters and Egyptian cotton sheets. Rooms have private balconies. LCD televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with showers feature rainfall showerheads and designer toiletries.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Treat yourself with massages, body treatments, and facials. You can soak up the sun at the private beach or enjoy other recreational amenities including an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). The shuttle (surcharge) will take you to the nearby beach or shopping center.

Food & Drink

Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel’s dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access room service (during limited hours). Relax with a refreshing drink at a poolside bar, a swim-up bar, or one of 2 bars/lounges. A complimentary breakfast is included.

Business & Travel Amenities

The front desk is staffed during limited hours. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Azul Ocean Club Hotel
3 km South of Marbella
Playa Azul, 50306 Costa Rica

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 301 Reviews
No very accessible
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pros
Nicely appointed rooms. We had a view of the ocean.
Quiet and peaceful.
Staff just lovely and immediately respond to solve questions/problems.
Food is good.
Pools are lovely and other entertainment areas developed with lots of wellbeing in mind.

Cons:
Unfortunately it is impossible to swim in the ocean of the hotel's private beach (riptides, etc)
We were totally trapped in one place, no shops or alternative restaurants/activities: the resort is part of a gated community on a bumpy dirt road in the middle of nowhere. Getting to a swimable beach means renting a car or paying top dollar for the hotel shuttle.
Food is quite expensive (and menu limited).

Out of the way and peaceful
Reviewed 1 month ago

It is an excellent place to disconnect and rest, Out of the way, way out of the way. Room was clean very ample. Attention from staff was very good. A place to rest and not be bothered. not much activity as such, but nice grounds, pool and such.Menu of restaurant was not real ample, but food was good. Beach is open water, no real undercurrent and plenty of waves for wave jumping. San Juanillo Beach only about 15 minutes away for a bay of calm water for swimming.And next to it a deserted beach that is very rocky, but also great to be away from majority of the public.

Internet available and free, but very slow and limited in capacity/speed.

Overall a very nice place.

Fantastic!
Reviewed 2 months ago

Food is to die for! pool side service at the adult only pool is outstanding! Bianca and Mariano will hook you up! Our.cocktails never ran dry! The best on the resort and when asked how... “ made with love”. Will desturn for sure,

Fantastic Place! Worth every dollar
Reviewed 3 months ago

This place was professional from check in to check out. We had caught some fish in Nosara, and they were able to store most of it in the freezer and make some of it for each meal. Their prep was top notch.

They accommodated us in every way, this place is a diamond in the rough.

They also arranged our guide for the sea turtle experience in neighboring Playa Ostenial.

Stay here!

Amazing view
Reviewed 6 months ago

We had a party of 6 staying here. Overall it was a nice experience. Our room and property were clean. However, some of the other party had rooms that were not quite in order. Being the off season and very few visitors, you would expect the rooms to be in tip-top shape. The staff was quick to fix the problems.
Everyone was super friendly and helpful. The ocean view from our room was amazing! The grounds were clean - and full of wildlife...We saw monkeys taking mangos, iguanas hanging out and frogs leaping around.

The gym although clean and has an a/c, the equipment (treadmill) needs servicing - very loud. There is a game room - however, no a/c so it makes it difficult to enjoy playing games. It is highly recommended to add an a/c to this room.

Access to the beach was blocked by brush and a small stream of water, that was too deep and/or wide to pass through without being submerged up to your knees. It is recommended to make sure the brush is removed on a regular basis and perhaps build a bridge over the stream allowing everyone who wants to enjoy the sand can do so without having to figure out a way to get over the water.

Overall our experience and stay were memorable and very positive. We hope to be return in the near future.