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Playa Hermosa Bosque del Mar Hotel

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Playa Hermosa 814400, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What amazing staff at reception.. Hector was exceptional.. He organised our rental car to be picked up, water sports and was always helpful!! The hotel was lovely but the food not so great. Breakfast was average with staff who looked like they didn't want to be there and burger and chips were cold but the location was amazing and we... More 

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Ontario, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed two nights at Hotel Bosque del Mar in a lovely room with an ocean view. The amenities in the room were very nice, with a jacuzzi on the balcony. We enjoyed hearing the ocean and it was very peaceful. The reception area and restaurant are open-air and pleasant, and the staff was friendly and helpful. The only negative... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms are very large, too much room for two people. We enjoyed the natural feel of hotel - only two stories tall so it blended into the trees and didn't dominate the landscape like a tall hotel would. We were right on the beach so watching the sunset with a Guajito in your hand will be an unforgettable experience.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights as part of a tour group. I thought the hotel was beautiful from the room to the beach. We had the Junior Suite, first floor, very near the main building. The room was just big enough fot 2 queen beds, with little space between the beds and the walls. On the... More 

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Paraiso,Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hotel Bosque del Mar has some very unique characteristics that make it quite special for any one looking for the perfect beach getaway or vacation. They built the hotel and the 2 story rooms around the trees for one. Majority of rooms are all Junior suites with AC, Cable TV, gorgeous terraces with views to pool and garden, coffee maker... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was one of the more comfortable places we stayed in Costa Rica. When we arrived they gave us complimentary non-alcoholic fruit drinks, which was a nice touch. They also upgraded our room free of charge, since it wasn't very crowded. The premises is beautiful with all the tropical plant life. They built the hotel around the trees instead... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located on the beach at Playa Hermosa. We had an ocean-view room with a Jacuzzi on the deck--how can you complain? The swimming pool is beautiful. Landscaping of the hotel grounds is well-maintained. The hotel is literally built around several large trees. Our room was stylish in design--almost too fancy for our tastes. There were some minor technical problems with... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Built into the wooded shoreline is the Bosque Del Mar on Playa Hermosa. The place has a real local feel -- its not a big chain resort and you will definitely feel like you've left some civilization behind. Dont expect multiple dining options, or a big pool, or beach service. The pool is small, but clean and refreshing. This feels... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The staff was very friendly, helpful, and except for the maids all spoke English. The room was attractive and we had chosen a room with a direct ocean view. We ate several meals and dinner, especially, was good with the fresh fish being quite tasty. I read another review which mentioned they were about the only people staying there. Well,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I would give 0 or even negative stars if I had the option. This was one of the WORST WORST hotels we have ever stayed in. 1st day arrival - They have given us a room that looks into the "garden". Garden really meant street. It was the bottom floor (only 2 floors) and straight on the street. So we... More 

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KatadeSanCarlos, Director of Sales at Playa Hermosa Bosque del Mar Hotel, responded to this review

Dear client, As soon as we saw your comment on tripadvisor we started an investigation of details of your stay with all our staff. All our client comments are always important, but we take really seriously those which are not possitive are priority as our need to be always improving. We were specially confuse about the rooms you mentioned as... More 

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