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Villa Buena Onda

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From the Ancor Sculpture 200 Meters East and 700 Meters South, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The rating on trip Advisor speaks for itself; this place is truly special. We almost felt guilty with the pampering and service we were given. We have never traveled this way and would definitely recommend it to others. Truly relaxing and fun all booked into one package. The staff here know how to make vacation time memorable for their guests.... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the tranquility and beauty of the Villa Buena Onda for 3 nights in November, just on the edge of green season, so we were able to get a great price. Everything about our stay here was amazing. The grounds and the facilities were new, clean, luxurious and relaxing. The view from our balcony was breathtaking. The pool was... More 

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San Jose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for 3 nights with my wife and had a wonderful time. Staff was super friendly, great service by the bartenders (Cristian, Carlos and Javier) and the food by chef Gabriel was really really good. Shelly and Ceasar were great too, always with great tips about what to do. We enjoyed our stay, it was a necessary break... More 

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Ferndale, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the property is amazing clean modern tucked away from everything but yet near to town with in minutes. all of the food great great great my wife and I are foodies. but most of all the staff from the time you make your reservation and when you get greeted at the property they all are great amazing people you will... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We read reviews about this location and thought this would be possibly a good place to stay, and it was!. This was the perfect place for my family to enjoy Costa Rica and their beauties. This hotel has seven rooms, very big and spacious and the beds were incredibly comfortable. The food was really good too! I recommend the seafood... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We felt like we were staying in a friend's home...not just some resort. Let me start by making a couple of suggestions. First, meet other guests and staff. This is such a small place and knowing your neighbors at the small outside dining area and sharing stories makes it even more fun. Plus it gives you someone to play Jenga... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I stayed at Villa Buena Onda (VBO) from 2/15/15-2/20/15 and everything about the stay was simply exceptional. Situated in the hills and mountainside about 5 miles of Playa del Coco, the VBO is a private 7 room villa providing a private staff and picturesque views. The staff was unbelievably warm and friendly and attentive to every need... More 

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10 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall it was a nice place but it just felt a little sterile overall. The service staff had a tough time with English some of the time as a couple times we did not get something we asked for or got the incorrect item. Breakfast that is included is rather good and the dinner was good as well - but... More 

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sarasota, fl
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

My family has stayed here at least 5 different times and each time is wonderful. Shelly and Jennifer greet us so warmly and work so hard to make sure our stay is perfect. The new chef is excellent and makes some really interesting combinations of fresh food or is willing to grill their fresh fish with simply lemon and olive... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This was one of the best surprises in all of my travels. The road to the hotel definitely disguises the beautiful place that you are to spend your days in a beautiful and peaceful oasis. It is a small villa with a private staff that treats you like family and royalty at the same time. The food was delightful and... More 

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