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Hotel Pura Vida

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270 m south of bus stop, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in room 6 (double room, private bathroom) for five nights in August and loved everything - we suggest that you ask fro this room. The rooms are well decorated and comfortable, the service was excellent, and the hotel overall was lovely. It's a couple of streets away from the main street, making it a quiet and relaxing option.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the $35 private double room with shared bathroom and were very happy with the size, cleanliness and room service of this hotel. The bathroom was only shared with one other room and it was always free when we went to use it. The reception area is always very welcoming - lovely candles and incense during the evening!... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We received a very cold welcoming from the receptionist at Hotel Pura Vida. She wasn't the owner of the place. She made us feel very uncomfortable. Because we have a strict dietary requirement, I asked if we could use the kitchen but she simply rolled her eyes and nodded, and dismissed every other questions. We liked the bedroom at first... More 

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved this hotel. The rooms were comfortable with mosquito nets, fans and plenty of space and the bathroom was clean and well decorated. Outside, the balcony looked out into a small indoor garden, which often had hummingbirds flying through it. The atmosphere is relaxed and all staff and the owners are really friendly. The perfect place to relax and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great value for money. Super helpful stuff. Chill atmosphere. Defiantly high recommended. Will be awesome for couples and singels. Super clean. 5 minutes walking from the main strip. Have parking for cars and bicycles.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We were at the tail end of a 2.5 week stay in costa rica. We wanted to splash out a bit in Puerto Viejo so we made the effort to check out the better hotels here before deciding where to stay. Though Pura Vida is far from the priciest, on inspection it appeared to be the most comfortable and most... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This is a lovely guesthouse with comfortable rooms and a lovely garden setting. The rooms are clean and spacious, with comfortable beds and individual mosquito nets, as well as nets at the windows. Our room came with a shared bathroom, but it had its own sink which was handy. There was a policy of no shoes on upstairs, which made... More 

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Large and airy rooms with netting on the windows. Very clean and spacious. Beautiful entrance and sitting area with hammocks, tables and chairs for breakfast. Small limited restaurant.....but great service from a very friendly and helpful staff.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We stayed here in March of 2015. The rooms are clean, the beds are comfortable, with mosquito netting. Rooms have fans, not AC, but that was sufficient to cool the place enough to get a good night's sleep. Ensuite bathrooms are very good. But what makes this hotel stand above the others is the great common areas, which have sofas... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We really loved our stay at Hotel Pura Vida: great room and location, clean, open air bathroom, friendly and knowledgeable staff, great views, a lush tropical garden -> excellent value for money. Highly recommended!

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