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Hotel Praiamar

Costado este de la Plaza de Futbol de Cocal, Puntarenas 1000, Costa Rica
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This beautiful, small hotel is located away from the noise and hustle-bustle of the "downtown" area, and to reduce traffic noise ask for a room facing the pools . This is an elegant, small, place to stay. It is more "inn" than hotel. The owners and staff are warm, friendly, and accomodating. The hotel is secure, with limited entry and... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here the night before leaving on a cruise out of Puentarenas. We were disappointed to find the hotel was a 10 minute taxi from the town, as we like to walk everywhere we can. The room was next to the main road, so very noisy. The bed was very basic and not very comfortable, as were the pillows.... More 

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Miguel C, Propietario at Hotel Praiamar, responded to this review

Thanks for your opinion this help us to get better but unfortunatly we can help about the city quality we are in. More 

Ridgefield, Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Driving in Costa Rica Is not advised - poor visibility, treacherous roads with pedestrians walking on the shoulder all invite potential disaster. However, when you arrive at a hotel after 12 hours of travel at 10pm to be informed by the caretaker that the hotel is CLOSED your reservation a joke and the next 5 hotels on this spit of... More 

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Miguel C, Gerente at Hotel Praiamar, responded to this review

We were closed for vacation and we didn´t have any reservation pre-payed.. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

We just spent a night here and found it to be a very clean, welcoming and pleasant place to stay. Only stayed one night as it was our in between point between landing in San Jose and taking the ferry over to Pacquera the next day so I didn't get to explore much around the hotel. However I will say... More 

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Namur, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The hotel itself is a nice place to stay but....as it is situated next to the main road out of Puntarenas the traffic noice is overwelming, specially during night time in the front rooms. The fact that it is situated near the main road means also that a lot of dust is coming into the front restaurant while you eat.... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The owners are very kind and helpful. They were wonderful hosts. We loved the pool area. It was like a little oasis and the kids had a great time swimming. The food was excellent (brazilian specialities). The private indoor parking was great. The room was very clean and the beds were confortable. There is noise coming from the street across... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The Brazilian owners, Christina and Miguel, are wonderful hosts and manage an excellent hotel. Upon arrival, you are invited to join them in the beautiful, quiet courtyard with a welcome Caprihana! The courtyard provides a secluded area to enjoy the pool and/or spa, the outside lounge and the bar. Overall, the rooms are very clean, the service outstanding, the food... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The feel of this lovely, small hotel right on the beach is warm because of so much wood in the furnishings, walls, flooring. We were made to feel really welcome, including our 20 lb. dog. Because the restaurant was closed that Monday, we were given a glass of wine and told of good fish restaurants, especially Deliciosos which we highly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

So glad we saw this place on trip advisor! My husband is native to Costa Rica and we went there with our 2 daughters 5&3, and my sister in law. The owners were incredibly accommodating and very friendly! The son put pool toys in the pool for our girls, they had a blast! The room was very clean, and the... More 

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Benton City, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We stayed several days at the Praiamar waiting for our cruise to leave from Caldera. We were made to feel absolutely at home, fantastic service and great food at reasonable costs (breakfast included with stay). Cristina and MIguel were very warm and caring hosts the whole visit and could not do enough for us. Their recommended tours were also great... More 

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