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Hotel Guanamar

Playa Carrillo Guanacaste | Playa Samara Nicoya, Playa Carrillo 1260, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Demorest
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 3 nights here. Check in was a nightmare. We were supposed to have an ocean view but ended up with the view of a tree. When we complained they finally moved us to a better view but still not the ocean view that we were supposed to have. They gave us two free dinners at the hotel restaurant... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before anything else -the views here are INSANE and totally worth every penny. I joked with my colleague who I was sharing the room with that we were on a honeymoon. Truly amazing. The property is overall well maintained and run. The only reason it's not a 5 star is the lack of touch-up done on an ongoing basis. The... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all, the views are amazing but that is about all that this place has going for it. The hotel is built into the hillside overlooking the gorgeous Playa Carrillo so expect a lot of stairs and be aware that it is not directly on the beach. You must walk or drive to the public beach area. That being... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel has an absolutely stunning view over the ocean, with quick access to the beach. The swimming pool is great and the view from it is fantastic. The rooms are incredibly spacious, the beds are nice and the bathroom was also good (hot shower). The air conditioning worked well. The food at the restaurant was very reasonable, though the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

First, the positives. Hotel Guanamar may have the best views I have ever experienced at a hotel in my life. The view from our room and the pool were breath taking. We arrived at night so we didn't get to experience how great the view was until we awoke the first morning. Stunning. The pool also has an incredible view.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We read bad reviews on several sites but decided the price was worth it for a night. We were blown away by the view from our room. Everything else was secondary, the view was amazing. The staff was kind and I could tell they were trying their best to be accommodating. Wifi didn't work- it said it was connected but... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We stayed here for 3 nights and had an absolutely wonderful time. All of the staff was very friendly and professional. The food was excellent and the landscaping and views of the ocean are breath-taking. The beach is a steep climb, but we were virtually alone at times and our children LOVED snorkeling near the rocks. We were thrilled with... More 

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Brooklyn, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We loved it here. The room has an actual wall of windows that open up onto your private balcony which is the perfect place to spend your mornings. The views are stunning!! The pool area is very nice and perfectly maintained. Pool was spotlessly clean and clear. Views from the restaurant are also nice, but food isn't great and overpriced.... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Am here currently as part of a group. Would not recommend hotel. The value for what you get is not worth it. First thing to know is that from the lobby to the rooms, on the upper level, there are 65 stairs down and more to the lower level. Bringing luggage up should be interesting. The second is there is... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The rooms were dirty, bunch of ants everywhere, staff not very friendly, food was terrible, pool was so murky and has not being cleaned in a log time. Gorgeous ocean view too bad the Management is so bad ad does not take care of the property. I do not recommend this place to anybody, they have serious things to work... More 

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HotelGuanamarCR, Gerente at Hotel Guanamar, responded to this review

Dear Maria M. First of all we would like to thank you for the time you spent writing this review, ( we truly appreciate your comments.) We are sorry to read your experience with us wasn’t as expected, that you did not have an enjoyable experience during your stay with us . We are working hard to create an atmosphere... More 

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