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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Playa Chiquita, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 7304, Costa Rica
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Hotel Shawandha Lodge
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
meclough60 Boston, Massachusetts
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely place, great accommodations and good breakfast (although it rained every day, all day we were there.) I must commend Maria for her customer service. She was attentive and quick and understanding, much more so than others at the desk.

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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lodge is almost 'historical' as it is around 20 years old and we have been returning over and over again.It has always prided itself in good taste in decor and the food is pretty good, although not consistently so. The biggest problem we encountered this year was the fact that needing some work done on the netting that protect... More 

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Rushville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Shawandha and loved every minute of it. The staff made us feel welcome as soon as we arrived. I forgot my travel fan and when the owner found out, she went out and bought one so i was comfortable on my trip! The property was fun to explore and the walk to the beach was entertaining with... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family stayed across the street but spent our Christmas dinner at Shawandha. Their service was great and the French styled food was absolutely delicious! The hotel was well kept and it would be a very neat place to stay if we come back!

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We loved our three nights in this lodge. The little cabins are lovely with artistic bathrooms. Spend an early morning or late evening on the terras and you'll get an impression of wild life. Very nice staff and a very good little soda around the corner ( saboro el mundo). Although this cabins are way from the puerto viejo center... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This is a lovely place. We purchased the honeymoon package (and understand that we were the first to have done this). We really we're treated like VIPs. The staff bent over backwards to help us, but we're not in our faces all the time. They are little lodges dotted amongst the grounds, with lush vegetation around. I love that there... More 

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Although the Shawandha Lodge is categorized as a hotel, we find it to have the most elegant restaurant in the jungle anywhere on the Caribbean coast. We live in the area and consider it our favorite local restaurant. Elegant is truly the best word to describe it. Beautiful tables set with fresh cut flowers and candles add to the ambience... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We arrived at Shawandha late at night after a long drive from San Jose (we recommend doing this drive in daylight!). We were greeted by the staff while waiting for a cocktail at the bar and then went to find our bungalow. The bungalow was lovely -- including a wooden platform bed and a hammock in the middle of the... More 

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Wendover, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This was a special place. My daughter loved that there were sloths everywhere in the trees, and it was easy to visit the Sloth Sanctuary. Other trips could be arranged by the hotel and staff sorted a horse ride along the beach which was really fun. Lovely area, quite 'hippy' cafes, lots of expat Yankees have found the good life... More 

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Norfork arkansas
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7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We ended up at the Shawandha without a reservations and the owner went out of her way to accommodate us. We had to move three times while staying there but were extremely grateful they could accommodate us at all since we had no reservation. We loved it here and plan to come back again when time permits. the grounds are... More 

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Address: Playa Chiquita, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 7304, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Shawandha Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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Also Known As:
Hotel Shawandha Puerto Viejo
Hotel Shawandha Lodge Costa Rica/Limon
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
#5 Family Hotel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
#6 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

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