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Hotel Chantel

Vista Marina, Playas del Coco 10002, Costa Rica
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Ranked #3 of 13 hotels in Playas del Coco
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for 4 days in may with a few friends. Although it's a short and cheap taxi ride to downtown coco beach, it is most definitely worth it. The view is beautiful and relaxing an the pool is the perfect size for cooking off. The rooms are perfect size and the bathrooms are huge! It's a very quiet hotel... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Just returned from Costa Rica yesterday. My friends and I stayed there for about 4-5 days in celebration of one's birthday. We had an awesome time! We stayed at Hotel Chantel. At first, we were weary about our destination when the cab driver turned onto a rocky, not very scenic, dirt road, which later became paved and winding... but once... More

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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Although a bit daunting to get to, the effort to reach this secluded retreat is well worth it. Chantel & Anita are very accommodating, not just in their lodging, but in their knowledge of the area and willingness to arrange many activities only locals know about. We were fortunate to go just after the high season and had the master... More

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HotelChantel, Manager at Hotel Chantel, responded to this review

It was a pleasure having you and your family visiting and staying with us. I am happy you enjoyed your visit and Playas del Coco area. I hope you can come back for a visit another day!!! More

Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Hotel Chantel is located up on a mountian side over looking the bay of Playas del Coco. The views are stunning and the Family that owns and Opperate it are top knotch.there is not a bad room in the entire place everyone gets an oceanview from your room. The rooftop bar provides a great breakfast included in your room stay,... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Hotel Chantel is located on top of the hill, and the view is incredible. You can see the entire bay of Coco and the sunset view is awesome. The service was so wonderful and the owner and her daughter were so sweet and helpful. They were helpful on a very personal level, and would always get back to us with... More

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HotelChantel, Manager at Hotel Chantel, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments, we really appreciate our guests feedback on their stay with us. I am happy you had a great time in Playas del Coco. Please come back and visit us soon... More

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Everyone who worked at the hotel was absolutely wonderful and extremely helpful. Customer service fully exceeded any expectations. Although the hotel is slightly out of the main area the cab is only $5 and the stunning view makes it worth it. Breakfast was great. Thoroughly enjoyed my visit.

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Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic view. William provided great service. Food was excellent. Value was good . It's a bit of a trek but well worth the trip. We will be returning soon . Hope to see you there . Will & Karen Playa Ocotal

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San Jose, Costa Rica
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Hotel Chantel is a great place, located in the hills in Playa del Coco, it provides great views of the area. It's clean and close to pretty much everything. Don't forget to check out the rooftop restaurant and lounge area!

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Rocky Point, New York
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6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Extremely nice hosts and a view thats second to none in the area. Just off the crowded path of Playa del Coco and situated on a hill. Road to hotel is a bit rough and signs are "adequate". Free breakfast and WIFI are a plus. Would certainly stay there again.

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chicago, il
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This hotel has the MOST amazing views, they are truly breathtaking. The view from the top floor, where the restaurant is, is just stunning. One evening my husband and I brought a bottle of wine from town and enjoyed the sunset up there. I believe they are a relatively new hotel, yet everyone was extremely helpful and really went out... More

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Address: Vista Marina, Playas del Coco 10002, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playas del Coco
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Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Playas del Coco
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Hotel Chantel is a unique Ocean View Boutique Hotel overlooking Playas Del Coco, Guanacaste. The property is located along the country’s beautiful Northern Pacific coastline and yields breathtaking panoramic ocean views of Playas del Coco as well as the surrounding rain forest.Playas del Coco is a very popular area for all tours, sport fishing, Playas del Coco is known as well as the gateway for surfers, this beach is a prime scuba diving spot. There is also plenty of shops, restaurants, bars, discos, casinos.Playas del Coco also has day and sunset cruises, rainforest canopy and zip-line tours, hot springs, and day tours to sea turtle nesting areas and inland volcanoes all within 45 minutes to a `couple hours drive. ... more   less 
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