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La Posada at Hacienda Pinilla

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Playa Avellanas | 6 miles from Playa Tamarindo, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011
kayziew Maastricht, The Netherlands
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011

We had room number 50 and were surprised. It is a really remote hotel, in the middle of a huge private terrain. It is hard to get there. Well, not hard, but expensive when your budget is tight. We went as close to the place as we could with local transport (bus) and still had to pay 20 dollars to... More

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Caracas, Venezuela
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011

I stayed at La Posada with my family for a few days during the last week of October and the first of November 2011. We stayed at a Master Suite, which includes two rooms with separate bathrooms, a living room and a full kitchen. As we were traveling with our 8 months old baby, having a kitchen with refrigerator inside... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

This was our second visit to Hacienda Panilla for a medical conference. We stayed at the JW Marriott on the first visit and decided to stay at the La Posada the second time. Not only was it much more affordable but the emnities were a perfect match for our vacation needs with inclusion of free continental breakfast, internet, and shuttle... More

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Champaign, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2011

The hotel is great. We had a simple room (with a king bed, no kitchenette or anything). The restaurant is open-air and not overpriced for a hotel. The real selling point is the beach club! Good drinks, pretty good nachos and an enviable view. We had booked this after seeing reviews that the food was better than the Marriott (further... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2011

My wife and I were extremely impressed by the diversity in options found in Hacienda Pinilla and its Hotel La Posada. Cozy well-equiped rooms, a relaxing pool, good food, nice gardens and surroundings, options for sports, hikes, tennis, beautiful beaches (Avellanas, nearby Tamarindo, etc.) The Baulas National Park is an interesting alternative for those interested in ecology and preservation of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2011

La Posada Hacienda Pinilla was actually a great place to stay, but I'll list everything out separately: PROS: Rooms are gorgeous with a spa-like decor Beautiful, quiet, serene, relaxing It's very close to Playa Langosta and Playa Avellano - the most beautiful beaches in the area Close to Lolas, JW Marriott - great local destinations Great breakfast value Great beach... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2010

We rented one of Hacienda Pinilla's houses. They are very nice accommodations, yet you need to have a car to get around and enjoy the various beaches around. If you stay here, I recommend Avellanas and Langosta Beach.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2010

I've known La Posada from many years, stayed countless times and still have a wonderful time every time. Laid back, tranquil and surrounded by beautiful coastal dry forest this is a place to enjoy nature and relax. The weather is great or at least warm all year round. The staff is friendly and helpful. The gardens lushly maintained. Very good... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2009

I loved the fact that it seems that they care about the envinroment. They had different bags for recycling in our room. You could see different species of birds and plants everywhere you looked at. The breakfast was not expensive and it was really good, the service was a little slow, though. The pool should be a little bigger. It... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2008

We just recently stayed at La Posada Hotel for 4 nights and had a fabulous time. The hotel staff, including all the wait staff in the restaurant, were all super friendly and very helpful. We quickly befriended our favorite guard at the gate....Taylor. A very friendly, warm gentleman. I actually liked the fact that we were about 15-20 minutes away... More

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Address: Playa Avellanas | 6 miles from Playa Tamarindo, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
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Hotel Class:4 star — La Posada at Hacienda Pinilla 4*
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Hacienda Pinilla Santa Cruz

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Buttressed against three miles of pristine shoreline within the Guanacaste province in northwest Costa Rica on the Pacific Ocean, Hacienda Pinilla is a 4.500-acre luxury beach resort and gated residential community situated within a dry tropical forest and a vast wildlife refuge. ... more   less 
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