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Hotel Guanamar

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Playa Carrillo, Playa Carrillo 1260, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Martinsville, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

we had an ok couple of rooms, connecting door.... nothing fancy...however we didn't spend much time in them.....we only had the breakfast included in the room, had lunch and dinner on the road.. and just came to sleep. They have new rooms too. There is so many beautiful beaches at short driving distance. Carrillo which is the beach in front... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

At first I thought the price was OK having only seen the outside. When entering the room, I was not impressed at all. The place was terribly worn. THe curtains hardly moved when trying to pull them appart. The bed is the worst I have ever seen in a $100 room... it was extremely worn. The sheets had terrible stains... More

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Seattle, Washington
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Guanamar two years ago and found it acceptable. The views are incredible... and that's it. This time, our experience was the worst. The place is falling apart. The owners don't know whether to close it down or just let it fall apart on its own. We had made reservations for 11 days, but within the first... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had no clue where I was going or what I'd be doing once I got there'. Well to my surprise, after an interesting drive from Arenal, I was delightfully surprised. There was confusion with my reservation, but easily rectified. I was given an ocean view room, which was simple, cool, clean huge and had the most spectacular view -... More

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95 reviews 95 reviews
39 hotel reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only reason I went to Hotel Guanamar was because I read somewhere that although this hotel has lost its luster, it had amazing views of the sunset and the bar overlooked the ocean. I'm a sucker for a view, so I went. Wow and wow! Yes, these views were amazing. Quite possibly the best photos I got of my... More

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New York City, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Guanamar is pretty great as long as you set your expectations right. Its not an all inclusive resort by any means, and its important to remember that. The grounds are large, clean and absolutely stunning. The way to the beach is a bit rough, but worth it as the beach there isn't crowded and is raw, gorgeous and memorable. Upon... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in ocean view room. The room had a large balcony that faced the bay and had spectacular view of the sunset. The room was large but basic. A/C worked well and cooled room quickly. The screens didn't keep the mosquitos out. Recommendation would be a mosquito net for the bed or new screens on the windows. The pool also... More

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Boise, Idaho
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We had a wonderful time at the Hotel Guanamar. It was clean and well staffed, had a nice pool area and great food in the restaurant. The staff were attentive and the view from the rooms was absolutely spectacular.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Outdoor dining room had wonderful views and breezes, pool was delightful, beach was easy walk and wonderful. Our room had nice deck with fantastic sunsets. Lots of nice sitting areas scattered thruout landscaped areas with nice views. Staff was warm and friendly. We were disappointed with room. Although toilet was draped with paper to show it had been cleaned, former... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The actual room (#124) and meals at Hotel Guanamar would rate 2-3 stars for us. I gave it 4 because of the incredible setting, amazing view over a sea cove with a beautiful beach, fishing boats, sunny skies, and surrounding mountains. This special setting made the sunsets the most beautiful we have ever seen. The hotel is under new management... More

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Also Known As:
Guanamar Hotel Playa Carrillo
Hotel Guanamar Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Address: Playa Carrillo, Playa Carrillo 1260, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Carrillo
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 hotels in Playa Carrillo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Guanamar 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Guanamar is a three star family hotel in Playa Carrillo Costa Rica in Guanacaste province which has been operating for the last 25 years in the North Pacific coast of Costa Rica, near the warm waters of Pacific ocean.It just 2 miles from Playa Samara. The hotel is surrounded by the rich and exuberant flora and fauna typical from the area. Guanamar is perfectly situated on the hill top at the southern end of the bay, inviting guests to enjoy the spectacular panoramic views and sunsets. Guanamar is located close to samara beach hotels (4miles) and just 1 mile from local airport (samara airport). ... more   less 
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