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Hotel La Finisterra

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Al final de la primera entrada, Playa Hermosa 5000, Costa Rica
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Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Playa Hermosa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2009
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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LA, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2009

The reviews on Finisterra are accurate overall - great view, sparse rooms, big hill, etc. The best part of the hotel is the personal attention. The service is not luxurious, but the owner and her staff are extremely nice, helpful, and conscientious. For instance, there are no phones in the room, but I received a number of calls to the... More 

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saint louis
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2009

La Finisterra amazingly perches on the top of a STEEP hill overlooking the beach. When we pulled up to the hotel - the view took our breath away. Things we liked: the servers (all of them were great), the seats on the back porch you could sit and read in at night, the view!!!, the pool over the hill, cleanliness... More 

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münchen
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2008

We spent two nights in this cozy hotel, as a starting point to Rincon de la Vieja NP. The staff was very friendly and helpful with all our plans. The rooms are clean and cozy, with a fantastic view of the Pacific. The bathroom was of high quality. The food was delicious, especially the dinner. The little restaurant was wonderfully... More 

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Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2008

My wife and I stayed at La Finisterra the first week of September for our honeymoon and I am compelled to add my two cents as we found the reviews on trip advisor very helpful. I wont rehash the other reviews too much, they are pretty accurate: gorgeous views, up a steep hill, terrific restaurant, great and helpful staff/owner, basic... More 

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Boston
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2008

We selected Playa Hermosa as the starting point of a 3 site tour over 2 weeks (here, Arenal and then Domenical - see the forum for a general trip report). The hotel was exactly as we had been expecting based on the reviews: GREAT views, basic rooms, small pool, very friendly but unobtrusive staff, very steep access to the hotel.... More 

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los angeles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2008

La Finisterra is a very comfortable hotel with a fabulous view. My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights and I wish it could have been more. They have clean, comfortable rooms with a/c. Ask for a room with an ocean view and you won't be disappointed. We were greeted with a refreshing fruit drink upon arrival. The hotel... More 

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Santa Monica, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2008

Hotel La Finisterra is a lovely, airy hotel in Playa Hermosa. The beach is pretty calm and there isn't a lot going on in the area, except for swimming and beach-going, which is very nice (but that better be what you want to do). The hotel is really clean, well kept and tasteful, with a terrific open-air restaurant with a... More 

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Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2008

We enjoyed three restful nights at Finisterra at the end of June. There was just one night of bad storms. The owners were extremely helpful in making suggestions about the area. JOhnny at the front desk helped us rent a car for the second half of our trip. There was a computer available for guest use. The restaurant was delicious.... More 

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Austin, TX
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2008

If you go to Playa Hermosa, you've got to stay at Hotel La Finisterra. The view is amazing and the hotel staff (Shiela and George in particular) is extremely hospitable. Check out the website for pictures. If you don't stay there, at least dine there during the sunset--the best view ever! Most of the time, restaurants with great views don't... More 

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Houston, TX
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2008

My girlfriend and I just got back from a fantastic week at La Finisterra. And though it's the so-called "green season" (wet season everywhere else), I can't imagine going at any other time. It rained a couple of days during the early evening, but our plans were never hampered by it. The upside is that the mountains were lush and... More 

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