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El Colibri Cabinas

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200 mtrs este de la Iglesia, Playa Carrillo 1661, Costa Rica
El Colibri Cabinas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015
twohoots2 Northampton, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We stayed here for 3 nights and were very comfortable. The Cabinas are located on the hill overlooking Carillo beach, there are no accommodations at beach level, so about 10 mins walk down the hill. Plenty of space with terrace outside, nice pool. Good breakfast served in the adjacent Argentinian restaurant which has a very good reputation and is very... More 

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Alajuela, Costa Rica
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The service is the best, the people are very nice and very helpful, Fernando and Roxana make you feel so comfortable and make a familiar atmosphere. If you want to taste the real Argentine flavor the Colibris restaurant is the right place for dinner. Great value, great place and definitely great people.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I stayed at this place for one night at a cabin with 4 other friends. The room was excellent, clean and nice. Great value!. The pool was excellent, we got the chance to be at the pool day and night and it was never crowded, I guess a lot of the guests prefer the beach, Carrillo Beach is quiet and... More 

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Winnipeg
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Unfortunately, we have only sampled the restaurant at El Colibri and not the accomodations (yet). The restaurant attached to the cabinas is a local happening dining experience; it is an Argentinian grill and is excellent...everything is freshly made and simply delicious. We are interested in the cabinas as well and will be looking to stay in Playa Carillo (at, El... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

The product was absolutely great! Service was prompt and the fresh tuna was caught the same day and cooked right in front of you! The taste was great best tuna I have ever eaten. The ambience was perfect with quite reggae music in the faint distance. The location is off the main road but you can't miss it! If you... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We discovered this lovely small establishment by chance last year. We have been so pleased with the accommodations in the Cabina's that in February we brought 7 friends with us. It is more like a small motel in North America and some rooms have a type of kitchen set up and numerous beds so great for families. There are picnic... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

A friend and I just returned from several lovely days in Puerto Carrillo. We stayed and ate at the Colibri and I would recommend doing both. The rooms are comfortable and we enjoyed having a kitchenette. The kitchenette could have been a bit better stocked, but the staff was happy to provide anything we needed. The owners couldn't be nicer.... More 

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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

While on vacation in the Samara area, a local recommended El Colibri Argentinian Steakhouse. We ate there early in our trip, and just LOVED the food. We made sure to return before the end of our trip. It's a little hard to find, tucked behind the hotel in tiny Puerto Carrillo, but it's fantastic steak in a nice open-air dining... More 

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Arlington, Virginia, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

It's too bad this place is only listed in hotels, because the restaurant is the real attraction. It is an Argentinian steak house, on top of a hill overlooking Playa Carillo on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. We went there from our lodging in Playa Samara, one beach to the north--maybe 10 minute drive. The food was awesome and... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Cabinas El Colibri in playa Carrillo, Costa Rica, is the place to stay if you: 1. Like comfortable rooms without paying premium. 2. Prefer quiet, private places, with few people around. 3. Want to make the most of your money by spending in food -or other travel priorities- rather than in accommodation. 4. Want to eat top quality steak dishes... More 

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