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Hotel Banana Azul

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Playa Negra, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The property is stunning, the garden beautiful and rooms airy but it's the little extras (sunscreen, bug spray, filtered water etc) and the way the staff look after their guests that exceed other hotels I have visited in the area. Costa Rican style wooden building with soft lighting from lanterns and lush landscaping - and a baby sloth!!!. This isn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I did not stay here -we stayed in an awesome house owned by two employees of Banana Azul so one of their first recommendations was that we visit the hotel. This place is just beautiful with a very friendly and hospitable staff, gorgeous beach, and good breakfast. We had an amazing couples massage on the beach by... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Banana Azul in July with 2 teens. Our first impression was dark... they were having a power outage (the first of many we experienced with in C.R.)just as we arrived. No worries, we sat, had a great mojito and met Tariq, the charming manager. Lights went on shortly thereafter and we were taken to our beautiful rooms. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had spend the week traveling with a large group the week before: seeing the sights in San Jose, hiking and camping. We arrived here exhausted and immediately became wide-eyed at the beauty that was before us. From the rooms to the décor to the wonderfully close and accessible beach access. We were blown away and stayed in that state... More 

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Bend
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for five nights. Hotel and food were excellent, as well as the location close to town. The hotel provides bicycles and it's only a five minute ride away. Definitely the best place on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upon arriving at the Hotel Banana Azul one can't help but feel they have walked through the gates of reality into a tropical paradise. The grounds are full of lush vegetation, plants, trees and animals of all sorts roam the grounds. We stayed in Treehouse Apartment. It is an open air design featuring a full living room with a hammock... More 

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Marietta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel Banana Azul is simply wonderful! The hotel and property are incredibly beautiful and perfectly situated on the Caribbean. The rooms are comfortable and quiet and each has a porch with hammock and outdoor seating where you can relax and enjoy the Caribbean breeze. The food is delicious- especially the eggs benedict for breakfast and the sea bass for dinner.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely hotel, the décor, the gardens and the surroundings are all beautiful. The staff are very helpful and friendly. The breakfasts were decent without being amazing. Banana Azul is tucked a little further away from Puerto Viejo than we had expected - but this still only amounts to a $5 taxi which reception will happily call for... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first person I interacted with was Eric, the owner/manager. He was INCREDIBLY warm and professional. I was traveling with a large group and we added a lot of chaos with all of our bags, noise, etc... but he was so gracious with us. Every time we had a request that seemed like it would be a pain, he never... More 

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is very comfortable and sports a lovely tropical feel. It is adjacent to the Caribbean; has beachfront cabanas; massages on the beach; a beautiful pool; very well maintained grounds with lots of fauna and hummingbirds; and the breakfasts are delicious. The owner is friendly and hospitable.

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