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Playa Jobos, Isabela, Puerto Rico

"This place is an absolute DUMP. You have been warned!!!"
Posted by: David on Apr 29, 2012
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Buenas Olas Hotel is located in the beautiful surfer community Barrio Bajuras, also known as Playa Jobos in Isabela. Minutes walk from both Jobos Beach and Shacks Beach, Buenas Olas Hotel is perfectly situated for surfers of any level from beginner to the world level pro.

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"This place is an absolute DUMP. You have been warned!!!"

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User Rating:  Buenas Olas Hotel Review: 1.0 of 5

Posted by:  David  on Apr 29, 2012  >  1 contribution(s) Puerto Rico
Visited on: Apr, 2012 | Leisure | With Spouse/Partner
186 people found this review helpful

I booked what was supposed to be my dream vacation to this place. The place does not even have a hotel lobby! When we first arrived, the place was creepy, dirty, and desolate. When I called the hotel's phone number, it actually rings the owner's cell phone. If you're lucky, he'll answer the phone (very rare, because he's always "surfing"). He claimed there were renovations going on, but after talking to a local resident, we came to find out that there were NO renovations going on, the irresponsible owner just tells that to customers. The place is simply A DUMP.

We paid for a week, and only stayed 1 and a half nights here. They refused to refund ANY of our money, despite the AC not working, and it rained and the WHOLE room got flooded (my computer got damaged from the water), and there is NO HOUSEKEEPING at this hotel and the sheets looked and smelled as if they were never changed. Such a waste of money, and a huge disappointment. Don't waste your money at this dumpy place!!!

Also, the claim to be ocean view? The view from our room was that of A GAS STATION. If you look hard enough, past the gas station and 99% obstructed view, you can see a TINY part of the ocean in the FAR distance. The way they advertise this hotel is COMPLETELY MISLEADING. Save yourself the aggravation and DO NOT STAY HERE!
Worst hotel experience I EVER had!

Arrival:
There is no lobby nor front desk personnel. The owner is almost never on the premises. The phone number to the hotel is his cell phone, which he never answers because he's always surfing.

What is supposed to be the lobby is dark, desolate, and empty; except for the stray dogs all over the place.

Rooms:
Dirty and smelly + NO HOUSEKEEPING.

Restaurants and Bars:
The restaurant NEVER has any customers and there is only a single person running it. I can't imagine any of that food would be fresh or safe to eat...I wasn't about to chance it.

Beach/Pools/Grounds:
No pool, and stray dogs running all around the desolate hotel "lobby"

Other Comments:
It's a dump. Spend your money elsewhere.

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"Cool Spot"

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User Rating:  Buenas Olas Hotel Review: 4.0 of 5

Posted by:  Josh  on Mar 12, 2010  >  1 contribution(s) United States of America
Visited on: Feb, 2010 | Leisure | With friend
259 people found this review helpful

I live in Ponce, but met my friends from NY in Isabela recently on a weekend getaway. We ended up staying at Buenas Olas because they had heard of it in NY and it was close to a couple of breaks they wanted to surf. Both nights we ate and partied at Machete Rojo. Best music Iíve heard in a minute. They had a DJ in from NY on Saturday. He was well known and my boys knew who he was. I was really surprised and impressed, these guys are doing something different. My boys and I are definitely coming back to this spot.

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"Surfer heaven"

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User Rating:  Buenas Olas Hotel Review: 5.0 of 5

Posted by:  Jen  on Feb 15, 2010  >  1 contribution(s) United States of America
Visited on: Feb, 2010 | Leisure | With friend
266 people found this review helpful

I went to Buenas Olas with a friend- He's a surfer and heard about the beaches there, so the hotel was totally his idea. I'm a skeptic when it comes to hotels, and I was worried that he was making all the arrangements, but when I got there, I stood corrected. THIS PLACE IS BEAUTIFUL!
My friend had a blast surfing, and I had such a relaxing time (I don't surf, but checked out all the eye-candy surfers). The simple decor just added to the mellow vibe, and I felt completely refreshed. (I didn't want to come back;()
I will totally recommend this place to anyone!!!! one of the best vacations.

Rooms:
Simple decor with an earthy feel- perfect for the ultimate relaxation.

Restaurants and Bars:
THe hotel restaurant Machete Rojo always had something going on almost every night that it was fun/easy to just hang out there- really great deals compared to other resorts. Good music, drinks, people, vibe.

Beach/Pools/Grounds:
PERFECTION- I love the beach, so to have the beach right there was great.

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User Rating:  Buenas Olas Hotel Review: 5.0 of 5

Posted by:  Marianne  on Feb 4, 2010  >  1 contribution(s) United States of America
Visited on: Jan, 2010 | Leisure | With Group
280 people found this review helpful

I came to Puerto Rico with a group of family and friends. There was a total of 7 of us that did this trip for a week long before work and school started back. With so many people and it being the first of the year and after the holidays were thought the service would be not the greatest. To our surprise everything was great! The service was the best it could be and more than we ever imagined. Either small or large groups we saw everyone having a great time and the equal service.

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