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Hotel Tatanka

Playa Junquillal, Santa Cruz, Costa Rica
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Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Santa Cruz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Although the hotel address is listed in Santa Cruz, it is actually 300 m from Playa Junquillal. You can hear the surf at night at the howling monkeys in the evenings and early morning. This is one of Costa Rica's best kept secret. Not good if you are looking for the all inclusive do everything for me kind of place.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

I will give a 9 to this small, clean and safe hotel. When I go to Santa Cruz, this is the option, the restaurant is very good!, I like to be at Tatanka, since I can move to different beaches near by, there I found a place to keep safe my personal belongings and at the end of day go... More 

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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I have tried to stay at t his hotel two times in the last 4 months and they have not been open either time. Both times I have found people on the property but it does not really look like any maintenance is happening. I think it might have been a nice place once upon a time.

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Spokane, Washington, United States
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24 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

We stayed at Hotel Tatanka one night and it was very enjoyable. We got there early and were allowed to check in. The room is very basic, but it was comfortable and had everything we needed. The grounds were nice and the pool was wonderful. Everyone was very helpful. There was a wedding reception going on in the restaurant the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2007

I have been travelling to Costa Rica for the past 7 years. I usually go in May. I travel with a group of surf buddies and 3 years ago we discovered Tatanka! Giovanni, the Italian host is very nice and is happy to help you with anything you need. The pizza he makes is sooo good. It is really great... More 

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