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Playa Chiquita Lodge

Playa Chiquita, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Durham, North Carolina
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went down with my girlfriend for a week, stayed 3 days at PCL on the coast. If you have a problem with lots of nature, look elsewhere. If, like myself, you recognize that a jungle has insects, birds, and monkeys and don't mind the background music, you'll love it. Simple furnishings, but very relaxing. An afternoon spent sleeping in the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The hotel/night life/beach/attention was great, but we stayed 7 days and since the breakfast was included we took it everyday at the hotel's resraurant, however everyday was the same, eggs... Very dissapointing as one of the highlights of Puerto Viejo is the local food... The beds were really old, took me almost 4 days to find a comfy spot to... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Positives: beautiful location, located in the Forrest ...we could see monkeys, sloths and toucans from our balcony. A 200m walk takes you to a beautiful beach. Staff are friendly. Free basic breakfast and WiFi (WiFi could only be accessed in main reception) Negatives: basic room. Uncomfortable bed with springs digging into back. No hot water. No blanket on bed so... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Beautiful beach with wild nature and very friendly people. A must go to relax, enjoy the nature and have a good time. Local food is good and spicy, they have fresh seafood. As the owner is Germany, they add a nice Germany twist.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Yhis is the ugliest hotel I've stayed in my life. The rooms are dirty and ugly. The place is just awful. The bed sheets are old and stain the towels too. The bathroom is the worst part. It looks like never been clean. There are a lot of hotels around fot the same price a 1000 times better than this... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We stayed 9/20-9/27. It was my husband and I with our teenage daughter. We got married on the beach during our stay. When we arrived we were warmly greeting by owner, staff, other guests and the lodge doggies : ) We wanted, and are used to staying at rustic places, so there was no disappointment. I would suggest if you... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We expected rustic, we got neglected and shabby. Holes in mosquito nets covered with peeling tape, beds so small my wife's legs stuck out the mosquito nets. She got over 50 bites in one night, while I slept fetal position to keep my legs inside the tiny net and bed. The fan barely moved any air and was a very... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed here for two nights. Nice roomy cabins with big shower and bathroom. Nice porch deck with hammock out front. Very remote and secluded. Set back in the jungle with private access to the beach. There was hardly anyone on the beach the days we were there, which was peaceful and relaxing. There we LOTS of... More 

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Schwenksville, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Rustic to the extreme, with no a/c and abundant humidity. Amenities include free WiFi in the reception area only, and free adequate breakfast of fruit, eggs and toast. The location is great -- in the jungle, with beautiful birds and amusing howler monkeys with just a brief trek to the beach. The owner is pleasant enough, but obviously not terribly... More 

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Torrey, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We stayed a week in 2011 and it was a highlight of our trip. The owner is a fascinating character and thge access to the beach was a big advantage. Sadly, we returned in 2014 and found the place in a state of neglect. The rooms were grimy and staff didn't touch them the four days we were there. we... More 

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