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Hotel Shawandha Lodge

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Playa Chiquita, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 7304, Costa Rica
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Littleton, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were got married in Costa Rica and spent a couple of weeks traveling around the country...this was the last hotel we stayed at on our honeymoon! We love the Puerto Viejo and Playa Chiquita area...and Hotel Shawandha was the perfect place to end our honeymoon. Don't expect a 5 star modern hotel...it's not that type of lodge. The Shawandha... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this hotel and our bungalow. Clean, spacious tiled bathroom and great ventilation throughout. Excellent staff and friendly owner. Wonderful breakfast of fruit and I had the best avocados ever. And the best beach (recommended by locals) is across the street.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Shawandha Lodeg was the last place we stayed at in Costa Rica and was a wonderful way to finish our holiday. The staff were very friendly and seemed genuinely anxious that ww were enjoying ourselves, without being intrusive in any way. The little cabins/lodges were very comfortable and the porch a great place to relax and listen to the howler... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

The staff was helpful and friendly but being awakened each morning by "the beautiful sound of howler monkeys" turned out to be terrifying and not conducive to any amount of sleeping in. Our shower had a live scorpion waiting to greet us when we arrived. The hotel restaurant was very overpriced and underwhelming. A cab ride into the beach town... More

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Campbell River, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The hotel is very nice with a jungle like setting. A sloth hung outside our bungalow and the jungle was very active with lots of animals. It was a short walk to the beautiful beach. Staff were very helpful and friendly. The breakfast was always the same, good but could get monotonous if you stayed for very many days. The... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

As a couple with one 2-years-old child, we avoid big resort for more wild places but we like to have comfort. Shawandha Lodge is the perfect place for that. Beautiful bungalows in the middle of a rain forest, beautiful and very quite beach 100 meters from the lodge, very nice dining place and a cute little swimming pool. The bungalows... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

My son and I had a fantastic time at Shawanda. It had charm, personality, comfort and a sloth! My son loved the wildlife and pool; I loved the breakfasts and the sweet cabins. Everyone was very helpful and nice. We will definitely be back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Amazing lodge with private access to the beach. The room was gorgeous tucked away in a forest, large with a huge bathroom...staff was amazingly helpful and courteous. The hotel restaurant serves great food - both me and wife are vegetarians and we finally found some options here for us. Our server was extremely helpful and went out of his way... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This was the third stop on our honeymoon. The location is stunning though the jungle sounds take some getting used to! The Caribbean and isolated beach is only a short (if scary!) walk away and we even saw sloths in the hotel gardens! The room was lovely and the restaurant excellent and the staff courteous and helpful. Definitely would recommend... More

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

At first glance it looks amazing, the bungalow design is cool, the atmosphere is cool, the pool, the hammocks, the friendly stuff and good service effort. But I was disappointed, I cannot imagine how it can be that there are more bugs inside the bungalow then outside when I lie in the hammock. I was going insane with nowhere to... More

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bigbugbog, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Shawandha Lodge, responded to this review

We feel really bad that you had that experience. As you said all windows have screens so maybe you left the door a little bit too long open. You should have let the reception knows and we would have helped you of course. Regarding the issue of being cold at night, again we can have given you extra blanket. We... 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*
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Hotel Shawandha Puerto Viejo
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Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
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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