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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 3 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
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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Breckenridge, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Our experience was wonderful! This is exactly the experience we desired for our first stop and first trip to Costa Rica. The bungalows are private and the surroundings are amazing. You can see the sloths, howler monkeys, dart frogs, etc. all within the grounds. We rented bikes for the day and biked to town for food and fun. The beach... More

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Lisboa, Portugal
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

I forget completely to review this hotel. Excellent! No tv, excellent idea! No glass, no windows, good, but first night it was difficult to sleep because of the noise of the animals outside, specially monkeys. 5 stars breakfast, near the beach and good service! Enjoyed a lot

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Riverside, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The bungalows at the Shawandha are private and surrounded by lush gardens and forests. The bungalows have screened windows on all sides with tall ceilings in the Balinese style. Our room had a king size bed and two twins to comfortably sleep our family of three. The bathroom featured a tiled shower, vanity and toilet. Hair dryer was provided. On... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Loved the Shawandha! We were 2, 50 something year olds and our 2 college age daughters. They still talk about their stay and how much fun they had. The nearby beach was picture perfect, and the on site French restaurant was just wonderful. Our waiter took very good care of us, so we enjoyed dinner there, twice. We loved the... More

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Littleton, Colorado
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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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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Hotel Shawandha Puerto Viejo
Hotel Shawandha Lodge Costa Rica/Limon

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