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Hotel Banana Azul

Playa Negra, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This may be the most perfect place on earth! The hotel is small and intimate but still allows a good level or privacy. The grounds are gorgeous with great beach access. The coffee on the beach in morning cannot be beat and the cocktail are fabulous each and every time. The staff is super helpful and friendly. We had a... More

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Oxford
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We loved our stay at Banana Azul. We had a lovely bottle of wine (which we sadly failed to finish so I hope it was put to good use in the restaurant after we left!), fruit basket and message awaiting our arrival to congratulate us on our honeymoon, such a nice touch! Our room was great, outside aquarian, shower, hammock... More

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Belgium
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The welcoming was very warm and friendly and we received a free drink of our own choice. As we were two couples traveling together, we had chosen to stay at the sloth cabiñas with a nice terrace and a beautiful bathroom. The room in itself is very small and we solved that by putting our suitcases with part of the... More

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colinsito, Owner at Hotel Banana Azul, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review despite our shortcomings. The Sloth Cabinas were our first rooms. They were built back when I had no clue what I was doing. Believe it or not, they used to be 1/3rd smaller and bathroom was 1/2 the size. We did renovate them and expand them the best we could. Future expansion plans include doing... More

Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed here for two nights in early November 2014. We arrived after the long drive from La Fortuna. Luca, the reception attendant, gave us a warm welcome and showed us around the hotel and to our room. We settled in and had a few drinks in the lovely open air bar/restaurant area before heading to bed.... More

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colinsito, Owner at Hotel Banana Azul, responded to this review

Thanks for your wonderful review. I was not aware of your situation with the Ipod. That is great feedback to hear that the staff lives up to the level of service we strive for. Cheers, Colin. More

San Francisco, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I rented a house 200 meters from the hotel/beach club. Renters were allowed to use the services at the club; basically the beach front chaise lounges and food service. The chaises were paired and had a nice large palapa with a table and ashtray in the sand. The server was very attentive and one could order both food and drinks.... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent four days at Banana Azul towards the end of our two week vacation and it was a great decision. The hotel is relatively small with only 13 rooms or so. It seemed as though there was a staff person for every guest. They have direct access to the beach, which is a plus and enough chairs and umbrellas... More

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colinsito, Owner at Hotel Banana Azul, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review and feedback. You will be happy to know, we have been aware of the issue of the balcony dividers for a long time. We have finally come up with a suitable design to replace them and are just waiting on some "hardware" and they will be installed. And yes, our restaurant is not least expensive... More

Utrecht, Nederland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a few great days in Banana Azul. The vibe is amazing, the hotel is great. Friendly staff, a nice room, close to the sea and great cocktails & food. When you wake up early like me: they serve coffee at the beach from 6am! Would love to come back once.

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Nampa, Idaho
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't say enough good things about the hotel and the staff! Everything was wonderful and beautiful. Breakfast was warm and yummy every morning with lots of choices. On mornings that we left early for adventures, we had a to go box waiting for us. My husband had his laundry washed and they did a wonderful job. We took advantage... More

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Ontario, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just realized that I never reviewed Banana Azul! I visited awhile ago and had a ball! I stayed in the Garden Bath Suite and when I wasn't off touring the town or doing excursions, spent most of my time on the hammock on the beach. I enjoyed the free breakfast every morning and although my room was near the... More

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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I stayed here in April of 2012 and i wish i can go back again!! Banana Azul is beautiful and i love that the ocean was footsteps away. The staff were very helpful and we used Gecko Trail Adventures to help book all our excursions. We chose a room with no AC and it was great because... More

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Address: Playa Negra, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 14
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Banana Azul Hotel
Banana Azul Puerto Viejo
Hotel Banana Azul Costa Rica/Limon

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