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Puerto Viejo Center, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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Hotel Guarana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Towels plentiful (essential for me who travels light!) Good wifi Kitchen area available, supermarket 2 mins walk away Secure parking Fair price - $35 for two people per night Staff friendly Communal living room is nice Green plants everywhere! :) Bike hire available (something like $10 per day) Good, comfortable rooms with air con (if that's your thing -not mine),... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Going around Costa Rica i have stayed in everything from cheap and actually bad to incredible 5* hotels. Truth is that few things turn out to be important. The owner/manager Space in the room Normal bed Normal shower/bathroom All are excellent. Thank you Andrea! Great advice every day.

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Dublin, Ireland
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We stayed in Cabinas Guarana for two nights. It was our first destination. Loved the Caribbean feel of Puerto Viejo. Laid back staff at the hotel makes you even more relaxed. Cabins are very comfortable, bathroom works just fine. Every cabin has a hammock and a rocking chair. I loved staying on a veranda in the evening. Wifi is very... More

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London, UK
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Just wanted to say thank you to Andrea and all the staff for being so lovely and making my stay so wonderful. Rooms: they are great - hot water, nicely decorated, nice lighting, mosquito nets, quiet, cool, fan, safe, very clean (and cleaned daily). Pillows are very hard - that though is the only bad thing. Terrace: my terrace and... More

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Pignans, France
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19 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

What a great place to enjoy all the best of Costa Rica ! First of all, Puerto Viejo is one of the most beautiful place in the country (beaches, atmosphere, food and wildlife), and then, Cabinas Guarana is probably the best place in town if you want to experience the Italien hospitality, the tranquility, the "luxury" of having your own... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This is the second time we have stayed at Cabinas Guarana,clean rooms, all staff are very friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this hotel to family and friends. The hotel is very secure,the rooms are private with your own patio supplied with a hammock. Communal kitchen so you can cook your own meals.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Great stay at Cabinas Guarana for 2 nights. The hotel is about a block from the main road with restaurants, ATM, stores, and grocery. Staff was helpful and the room was clean and complete with bed nets for the mosquitoes. We rented bikes through the hotel for $5 a day. The road to neighboring beaches is flat and biking is... More

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Berkeley, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I searched long and hard to find a perfect place in Puerto Viejo and decided upon Cabinas Guarana after reading so many positive reviews and it was the best decision ever! I absolutely loved everything about this place! The decor, the location, the wonderful people who work here, the affordable rates, etc. etc. I stayed here for nine days and... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We booked Cabinas Guarana after having read all the positive evaluations and when we arrived in Puerto Viejo we knew that it was a good choice :) Every room has its own bathroom as well as a terrace with a hammock, a table and chairs - surrounded by amazing plants that make you feel like you are directly in the... More

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North Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

The room was nice and clean, with a safe and bed net (needed on the Caribbean coast) over both beds. The staff were very nice, and moved us to another room when we were woken up at 3 am by a barking dog (on the next door property) and roosters which did not seem to know when dawn really was!... More

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Address: Puerto Viejo Center, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Guarana Hotel Puerto Viejo
Hotel Guarana Costa Rica/Limon

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Hotel Guarana is a small hotel full of owners charm. We have 12 rooms individually uniquely decorated. We are situated in one of the most quiet and central streets in Puerto Viejo, 200 m. Only steps to beach and restaurants. The hotel is safe, private and set in a lush tropical garden of flowers and fauna. Services include; Wireless, Laundry, safe in room. English, German, Spanish, French & Italian spoken. ... more   less 
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