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Ylang Ylang Beach Resort

3.5 of 5 Montezuma Beach | 10-12 minute walk North along the beach, Montezuma 00000, Costa Rica (Formerly El Sano Banano Beach Hotel)
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  • Location
    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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Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

My spouse and I spent the second half of our honeymoon in one of the beach-front bungalows. After coming back to the States, I can still hear the surf in my head. We had spent the first half of our trip in a very luxurious hotel in Arenal, but we far preferred Ylang Ylang. The location is surreal. Everyone was... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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78 reviews 78 reviews
15 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

This resort tops my favorite list. We stayed in one of the lodge 2 story rooms. The service and cleanliness was amazing. Our view was spectacular and the food was to die for! The most amazing experience was the kindness of the staff and owners. I suffered from a terrible, debilitating tooth ache while staying here.(root canal when I got... More 

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2011

We stayed at Ylang Ylang for 2 nights this past August in a bungalow in the jungle. So, the positives -- the restaurant at this property has some of the best food we have ever had. We loved the unique foods, the perfect portion sizes, and the incredible service. The seafood is incredible, so fresh, and with such amazing parings.... More 

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uumatter, Guest Relations Manager at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your mostly positive review. I would like to point out a few details in regards to your comments; First off, you mention that Ylang Ylang is very expensive. Considering that your rate of $245/nite double occupancy includes both breakfast and dinner, along with amenities including on-the- beach location, AC, swimming pool, 24 hour security, free WiFi, free... More 

zanhombre
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

Magical, beyond memorable, exceptional service (like family) and awe-inspiring beauty are what come to mind when we reflect on our recent trip to Ylang Ylang in Costa Rica. It's pretty hard to describe our experience - I posted a few pictures to help, but it's really just something that has to be experienced firsthand. My wife and I spent 9... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

Close friends told us about Ylang Ylang. We saw some pictures and took a chance. Best thing we ever did. We thought we had the best bungalow in the entire resort, the food is wonderful, the staff is great and the scenery completes the perfect place to stay.

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Cotuit, Massachusetts
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2011 via mobile

We had a wonderful 3 nights. First night we enjoyed thunderous rain 1m above our heads and percusive pounding waves just 30m away. Awoke to dappled sunshine through the towering palms and the howler monkeys morning greeting. The easy 10 min walk to town along a pristine south facing beach was a welcome bit of exercise following their tasty breakfasts.... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

Ylang Ylang promised a perfect holiday and delivered. The accommodation was better than expected as was the food and amenities. In particular the spa treatments were the best - so much so that we each had a spa treatment each day! The vegetarian/organic menu was excellent value for money - the chef knows how to mix the local ingredients to... More 

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Prosper, Texas
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8 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011

We are a family of 4: Mom, dad and girls ages 7 and 9. We really enjoyed this hotel! We have been to Costa Rica several times and I can say that this is probably my favorite hotel so far. As other reviewers have made clear, there is no road to get to the hotel. Upon arrival and at check-out... More 

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YlangYlangManagement, Manager at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments! In regards to the beaches and trash... Like anywhere else in the world, there are seasons that are more beautiful than others. Our rainy season often brings tremendously beautiful rainstorms that also wreck havoc on the local beaches, carrying anything floating in the ocean to the shoreline and washing away sand where sand used... More 

Columbus, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011

Ylang Ylang did not disappoint! The resort was beautiful, the food was delicious and the staff were very helpful and friendly. It was easy and fun to stay here and it was only a short walk into Montezuma. We stayed in 3 different hotels during our stay in Costa Rica and Ylang Ylang was by far our favorite! It was... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011

good food!! great location!! very good conditions. close to the beach. one of the waiterss named christian was very kind and sweet.. we would love to come back again!!

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Address: Montezuma Beach | 10-12 minute walk North along the beach, Montezuma 00000, Costa Rica (Formerly El Sano Banano Beach Hotel)
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Montezuma
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ylang Ylang Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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Also Known As:
Ylang Ylang Beach Hotel Montezuma
Ylang Beach Hotel
Ylang Beach Resort
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Montezuma
#1 Romantic Hotel in Montezuma

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