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El Pequeno Gecko Verde

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Camino Buena Vista | Cantarrana, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
El Pequeno Gecko Verde
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 3 nights and loved it. We stayed in the Ylang Ylang bungalow and it was gorgeous. The gardens are designed so that the bungalows have privacy, so that you can lay in the hammock on the deck and watch hummingbirds fly around. The real star though is the outdoor stone shower. It feels so special to... More 

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Chase, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our stay at this beautiful hotel. Meghan a the front desk made it personal and so enjoyable. The little villas are beautifully appointed, the outside stone showers are amazing, the pool, can't say enough about this lovely place. Thank you making our stay so special.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing hotel! Relaxing and private. Since all of the rooms are surrounded by nature is peaceful and relaxing. Wonderful staff, very welcoming and friendly. The plants have little tags with numbers on the floor next to them and you are given a list so that you know the names of each flower and plant in the hotel.

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Mount Pleasant, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We spent a week in mid January at Gecko Verde and had an absolutely wonderful time! Starting with the accommodations, the nine bungalows which are nestled in the gorgeous "jungle," offer an enchanting, comfortable, private, clean, and convenient setting. A real treat was our daily outdoor showers! Breakfast each morning was plentiful and scrumptious, local and healthy. We cannot say... More 

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We recently read Samarra as being described as a 'small piece of heaven'. If that's true then Gecko Verde must be where God goes on holiday. Having read some of the average and poor reviews on this hotel they all appear some years old. Clearly much has changed since then. Gecko Verde is simply beautiful. As regular attendees of the... More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Quiet and restful. Beautifully maintained. Courteous and friendly staff. Felt like we were by ourselves in the middle of the jungle. We stayed three nights and would have stayed longer if they weren't already fully booked! The air conditioning in the sleeping area was quiet and effective. The bathroom was modern and clean. The food prep area was a little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The photos on their website don't really do this place justice. The tropical gardens are so beautifully kept and the pool is bigger than it looks and is really refreshing in the heat. The way the bungalows are arranged it feels very private even though the site is relatively small. In our 6 days there I don't think one person... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

we stayed in Ylang Ylang, with a double and a single bed in same room. loved the room, and the beds were extremely comfortable, a rarity even for the most upscale CR inns. We used bikes to get back and forth to town, and found that to be fun. Ride was 8-10 minutes, and we often did it several times... More 

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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We stayed here for 3 nights at christmas. We loved the bungalow and pool. It is a short drive from town but that was not a problem for us. We also loved the wildlife around the bungalows. I think many people feed the racoons because they are not afraid. Only negatives for us were the matrasses, they were a little... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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81 reviews 81 reviews
34 hotel reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I had originally found this place after already booking Playa Buena Vista and Samara back in March. We decided to return to Samara area in December and this place was a must. It's on the outskirts of town so we decided to split our time here and a place that is directly on the beach. We spent 3 fabulous nights... More 

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