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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Hotel Chantel the night before we departed since it is only a 20 min ride to the Liberia Airport. The owner, Anita and her staff were so friendly and accommodating, it was so nice having them take care of us, they make you feel like family. The king size bed was so comfortable and the shower... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always recommend staying in Hotel Chantel.. It is very well taken care of and well thought out offering great comfort and service. The owners really bend over backwards in trying to make your stay a unique one while in coco.. The views are spectacular!! The breakfast is as typical as it can get and the restaurant/bar upstairs (lookout) is... More

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Toronto, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here from July 31 - August 3. To make the reservation was easy. ..it was all done by email and the response from Anita was alway prompt. We reserved a studio at first thinking there was a mini fridge to store wine and beer. Anita advised me that room doesn't have a fridge but she would let us... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful views, rooms, superb staff who treat you like family. Nothing is too much trouble. The hotel bosts a lovely roof top bar, lounge and restaurant with views to die for, right across the bay. The location is a long walk into town (don't do it in the afternoons when it's very hot!), but if you pace yourself, it's downhill... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

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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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
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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
29 helpful votes 29 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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Address: Vista Marina, Playas del Coco 10002, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > 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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