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Playa Hermosa Bosque del Mar Hotel

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Playa Hermosa 814400, Costa Rica
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Detroit, Michigan USA
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126 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at Bosque del Mar for three days. The room was rather large, nicely appointed - with somewhat inadequate air conditioning. Not terribly clean, some bugs stayed there with us. The water was warm between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm - it was rather chilly otherwise... The Hotel restaurant was open air- viewing the beach. It was a really nice... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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131 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is not the most elegant place in the world. But the staff is great, the rooms are very nice and super clean. They have tours if you want and good restaurant, and a superior beach. Monkeys in the trees. You could stay here for a long time.

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Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at Playa Hermosa Bosque del Mar Hotel for eight days and had a great experience. Service can sometimes be a bit laid back, but that is typical in Costa Rica. The room was spacious, clean and well appointed. Restaurant was good - there are better nearby. Location is fantastic.

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Ottawa, Canada
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can't get much closer to the beach. The hotel is in a jungle setting but the lovely sandy beach is right there. The first night was interesting in that we heard this loud growl which woke us. We inquired at the front desk what the noise was, "It's a Howler Monkey sir." They don't get the name by chance.... More 

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Birkenfeld, Germany
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Excellent and peaceful hotel next to the beach. The rooms are big and spacious, although a bit old looking. You really get way more for the money you actually pay. The staff is great and friendly. I was sad when I have to move from here because they didn't have more available rooms when for my long stay.

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tristate NYC area
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133 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Coming from 5 nights at an Ecolodge on Osa this place felt Disneyesque to us. Most of the rooms face the interior courtyard, gathered around a pool that often featured screaming children. While there was an attempt at native plants the design allowed for minimal sun which made the room dark and musty. This makes it difficult to dry clothing... More 

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Stayed for three weeks at this hotel in December 2015 and wished it could be for five months.howler monkeys visit along with exotic birds including turquoise crowned motmot fabulous location on the beach . staff exceptional.

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Lakeland, Florida
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We stayed here 3 nights. The room was very large and comfortable. We were on the second floor and could here the howler monkeys, at night and in the morning, as they jumped from tree to tree. We were happy to see them as they don't stay in the trees. The restaurant was wonderful, open air. Carlos was super nice... More 

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chicago
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

We were looking for beach resorts to relax near Liberia Airport as close as possible since we just had 1 night..All the other resorts in papagayo like Andaz and Secrets were over $300....This one comparatively was reasonably priced at $100/night .After staying in rustic cabins for entire trip this was like a blessing in disguise...Its an all suite hotel..Each suite... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

I love this hotel. You have your own gorgeous private beach that doesn't get crowded with tourists like other areas. The rooms are spacious and well equipped. The property is full of animals and the view from the restaurant is gorgeous. The restaurant is pricey but we just walked down the beach to a few more cost-effective places. Also, it... More 

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