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Hotel Shawandha Lodge

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Playa Chiquita, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 7304, Costa Rica
Hotel Shawandha Lodge
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
jellyfisher14 Norwalk, Connecticut
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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
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Shawandha in February and thoroughly enjoyed our trip. The owner of the place is nice and helpful with anything you may need. The place provides a true Costa Rican experience as it's located in a forest-y area but only about 5 minutes away from the beach. The wildlife is amazing and the beaches are nice. The town... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shawandha Lodge is a cluster of 14 private and well-appointed thatched-roof huts each with a veranda and hammock immersed in the jungle with 200' trees and a variety of wildlife flora and fauna (hummingbirds, sloths, howler monkeys), some 200 yards from the beach. The grounds are well-kept and amazingly manicured and the pool is a pleasant extra for a break... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

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 January 5, 2015

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

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
3 helpful votes 3 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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London
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
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18 reviews 18 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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