not prepared to receive guests, look for other options
Reviewed 21 August, 2020
1. Booked villa for 6 with kitchenette but it is simply an old fridge and a gas stove located outside the cabin. Worn beds, very old plastic table.. No utensils at all to cook and just 2 knives, 3 forks, 2 spoons, 4 cups, 3 glasses....(for a reservation for 6...)
2. No toilet paper (are you kidding!), when asked gave me a half used opened roll.
3. After heavy rain toilets were not working, probably due to poor drainage installation
4. Swimming pool not adequately cleaned
5. Gardens not well maintained
6. Just one staff at front desk with not enough experience
7. Restaurant closed.
My overall impression: hotel may be under low booking and was not investing enough in regular running staff operations. They need to decide if they need close the hotel for a while or if they really want to be ready for guests....
The hotel cost is below average in the area... but.... for saving some few money per night we really had a terrible experience. The cost:benefit ratio of this hotel is bad.
Decided to leave that same day and owner/manager was not friendly at all, returned our money without apologies or any consideration to our terrible experience.
A beautiful night at Diquis Del Sur
Reviewed 8 September, 2019
We decided to stay the night in Ojochal recently, and picked Diquis Del Sur because we had visited it 5 years back and remembered how impressive it was. It was nicer than we remembered, and the plants and trees are stunning. Many fruit trees were in production. You could spend hours walking around the property if you are interested in plants or birds. The cabin was simple yet very clean and comfortable, and air conditioning wasn't needed. The patio of the cabin was a nice spot to sit and relax. The Tico style breakfast was delicious, as was the coffee. It was some of the best gallo pinto that we've had. If you are looking for a reasonably placed location with private cabins, beautiful grounds and a delicious breakfast, Diquis Del Sur may be perfect.
Reviewed 26 July, 2019
We were unhappy with our villa. We thought we booked with kitchenette. Might be our mistake. But compared to other villas in this area, this place needs an update. One matras was totally worn out, no back support. Some electricity switches not ok. The house just felt unclean.
A refrigerator outside, but totally worn-out. Reception was friendly as well as the parrot.
We managed to make a deal and cancel the second night.
Laid back and relaxing
Reviewed 23 February, 2019
I had booked a two-night stay at a different nearby hotel, but wasn't able to stay there because they were unexpectedly temporarily closed so they booked me at Diquis Del Sur. The staff at Diquis Del Sur were super friendly and nice. The room was adequate--no TV, no AC, and the mattress seemed thin and well-worn, as I could feel the bedsprings and it wasn't the most comfortable. Wifi didn't work in the room, but it worked at the pool and restaurant areas. I was hoping Diquis Del Sur would have a full restaurant so I wouldn't have to drive for dinner, but I found some nearby places to eat. I did get a beer and drink at Diquis Del Sur to hang at the pool and watch the sunset from the upper deck. Breakfasts were fine. I loved the mix of music they played--songs I hadn't heard for years and some new ones, too.
Wonderful host and staff!!
Reviewed 19 December, 2018
We loved the staff, the host . the grounds, the breakfast( sooo good)..the parrot...the kitten with no name Our room was VERY basic....very warm no it was HOT...clean...fans didn't help much. It has a convenient location...and we consider the staff, host..breakfast and the property well worth the stay.