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Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat

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4.0 of 5
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Playa Hermosa, Santa Teresa 154, Costa Rica
1 room 1 adult
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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful Bali style villas around a slate pool in a tropical paradise. This is an eco resort, so expect its gardens to invite the birds and wildlife and make you feel like you are in a national park rather than a resort. I have travelled to similar resorts in Asia and found this one to be the best value for... More 

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pranamar, Owner at Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat, responded to this review

Dear happy guest, Thank you for your nice review and for taking the time to write! I'm simply delighted that you were pleased and it's especially nice that you mentioned one of our servers as outstanding. As the owner I can tell you this "the staff is the most important part of a successful Hotel! My employees are awesome! Hope... More 

Palm Desert, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This resort went above and beyond anything I dreamt of... I am a yogini and a healthy living blogger and I finally felt as if I found "my place". A week here was simply not enough time. Before coming to Pranamar, the office staff was very helpful in giving us information on how to get to the hotel and even... More 

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2 Thank Roosie13
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8 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

RETREAT LEADERS BEWARE! CHEAP, SHADY AND RUDE It's difficult to express how very disappointed we were with the retreat experience at Pranamar. From the moment we arrived there was a feeling that we were inconveniencing the management and owner despite having brought 20 people there for a week. I have been leading retreats all over the world for 7 years... More 

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pranamar, Owner at Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat, responded to this review

We do many many retreats and the leaders come back year after year. Anyone can look into our upcoming events list and ask for real references. Amy Wren and Brenna Matthews from Boston Yoga School were extremely difficult, always challenging us for discounts and saying "that's not what I was told" but our retreat manager keeps every single correspondence and... More 

Cary, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

I have stayed here twice for a women's surf/yoga retreat and wish I could go back every year! The staff is wonderful and helpful. The food is fresh, healthy and delicious. It's an oasis. From the rooms to the yoga everything is outstanding.

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Lowell, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I traveled solo and stayed in a beach front bungalow. It was great. Everything was very cozy and clean and it included a private outdoor shower. I practiced yoga every day for 2 hours and took 5 surf lessons. Breakfast was also included in the package I purchased. It was a lovely place and just what I needed to both... More 

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pranamar, Owner at Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Solo Traveller, So nice to hear that you enjoyed your day and our yoga program! And as a woman who travels alone all the time, I'm delighted you felt safe and comfortable! Please do come back and bring your friends. So sorry I didn't meet you as I am in Bali but my team is amazing and very caring.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

First things first, not all hotels in Santa Teresa are as they seem on their websites. We actually checked out early from a previous location down the beach because of that very reason to stay at Pranamar instead. We visited Pranamar and met with Alejandro who immediately gave us a tour of their property and was able to accommodate us... More 

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pranamar, Owner at Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Honeynmooners. Delighted we could rescue your honeymoon, after all you only get one honeymoon in a lifetime!, I am in Bali purchasing items for the hotel and gift shop so was not there to meet you both but it sounds like the staff was kind and welcoming. Honestly I have the most amazing team. Thank you for taking the... More 

Waterloo, Canada
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

We arrived without a reservation. We spoke to front desk Malicent (forgive the spelling); and we're toured thru several villas by Gary. We were smitten immediately! They could not help us enough! We took Kula House for a 5day stay. When the lower level AC broke, they offered our friend their own villa to compensate! We loved every minute. The... More 

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pranamar, Owner at Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat, responded to this review

Hello Kula house gang! This is the owner who was not there when you visited as I am in Bali shopping for the hotel gift store, but you are living proof that my amazing staff is just as dedicated to serving folks when I'm gone as when I'm there. The nicest thing you can say about a hotel is that... More 

CALIFORNIA
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I had the most amazing 8 days at Pranamar. The staff was professional and always willing to help. The grounds were absolutely immaculate and taken care of with lots of love. The food and Buddha Eyes was so delicious and always presented beautifully! I was there on a yoga retreat with Saul David Raye, but I was able to take... More 

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pranamar, Owner at Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Amazing Guest, I just read your glowing review and I must say, along with this delicious cup of coffee, my day couldnt have started better! You were at Pranamar for a yoga retreat (Saul david Raye) and it was such a pleasure being with all of you. It seems we have ever had a happier group and certainly none... More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

This lovely place is located aprox 5km from Sta Teresa, with a perfect location in front of the ocean, with Bungalows and Villas surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens, Dago received us at the the reception he showed us the property and explain us about surfing spots around the hotel & the services that they offer, lovely grounds, beautiful accommodations &... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I recently stayed at Pranamar Villas as part of a Vajra Sol Yoga Retreat. From the minute I arrived on property, I knew I was in for a trip of a lifetime. The staff are some of the kindest, and most thoughtful people that I've ever met. They remember your name from the moment you meet them, making for a... More 

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