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Hotel Playa Negra

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Playa Negra | Paraíso, Santa Cruz 5150, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for dinner and hoped in the lovely beach atmosphere that food would be just as good. The service was laissez faire. My Mahi Mahi with mango salsa was good. But my husbands pasta was bland. We could have made it better at home. Skip and go to playa junqilall to Mondo Eco hotel for an amazing dinner.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a good time at Playa Negra. If you like surfing this is an awesome place to stay. The reef break is right out the front. We had a couple of small room issues and were moved twice but staff were very helpful and friendly and we were really happy we chose to stay here. It might be the... More 

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Northborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister-in-law moved to Playa Negra and my husband and I went to visit. We wanted our own space - so we stayed at Hotel Playa Negra, beings it was right down the road from her home. I was hesitant after some more critical reviews... however, this place was a little hidden gem! This is not the Waldorf or even... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for a slightly off-beat place to stay, this is the place for you. The cabins are not air-conditioned, but the ceiling fan was adequate for my needs. My cabin was spacious, clean, and most of all quiet. The staff were helpful and tried to meet all my needs. The pool is well maintained and the restaurant... More 

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Houston, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

Short walk from playa negra ranch where we rented a house. Terrible service. We were the only ones there and wait staff just stared and waited for us to approach. Coffee tasted like instant at 8 in morning. Pancakes flat and like rubber. 9 dollars for 2 small rubber pancakes. I would not recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Wow! I'm shocked by some of these negative reviews, I had quite an amazing experience here. It is Best place to be during a tropical rainstorm. It is far out of the way but looking at a map you would know this right away and obviously it would be an intentional trip to get away from the hustle and bustle... More 

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Fresno, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We booked the hotel through Hotwire only to learn when we got there that the room didn't have A/C. The temperatures were in the 90's and we were traveling with my 81 year old mother. This was supposed to be a 2 night stay. The first night we couldn't get A/C and we could get A/C the second night for... More 

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Milton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Having just stayed at the Hotel Play Negra, I can say it's a great place as long as you aren't expecting something that this place isn't built to deliver. It's a great setting, with small round bungalows clustered above and around a pool and restaurant directly off the beach. There's also a small surf shop and a yoga pavilion directly... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We stayed two nights in a bungalow without AC and we didn't experience the missing AC as a problem. The hotel is so very average. The same the beach. You can experience so many beautiful places in Costa Rica and Playa Negra is just a waste of time. There is absolutely nothing to do besides surfing. There are also limited... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

If you want surf, beach and a tranquil stay in beautiful surroundings, this is for you. For the surfer (we were just passing by) the ocean offers some of the best waves in Costa Rica. The bungalows offers good accommodation typical for a beach hang-out, but don't expect a Four Seasons Experience. This is more of a bare-foot bohemian place,... More 

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