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Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Playa Hermosa, Santa Teresa 154, Costa Rica
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Ranked #12 of 25 hotels in Santa Teresa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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Malmo, Sweden
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Bugs, bumpy roads, undeveloped area, no shopping malls and noisy animals. That pretty much sums it up.....for someone who should better stay at home. If you are a person who prefer to steer clear of mass tourism and like to get off the beaten track, if you think that the regular 5* hotel chains lack personality , if you value... More

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

Dear Guests of Heaven on Earth, Its the Christmas Season and I can not think of a better gift to receive than the gift of your kind and loving words! Thank you so much for sharing your experience with other readers and for taking the time to really write a detailed report. I have noticed in life, that people always... More

Juneau, Alaska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

so i stayed there in january of 2012, the grounds were astonishing as were the staff, i ended up renting an entire villa(oops) so it was mostly quiet other than the pool rats (noisy children) my villa was poolside. the yoga was a fe wlevels above my abilities and gave me good cause to try harder to level up, perfect!!!... More

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

Dear Friend I read your review three times, trying to figure out when you were here. Seems it was january almost one year ago. Im delighted you had such a good time and it was so nice of you to send the review, My two grandchildren live next door to the hotel. Yeek!, I hope it wasnt me playing with... More

Manchester, New Hampshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We came just at the end of the wet season and the weather was amazing. We got the lovely fortune of being able to book our 8-day stay at the off-peak season price of $305 per night which is DRASTICALLY less expensive than peak season at $620 per night and it still felt like an expensive vacation. Pros: Neat, clean... More

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

Dear Friends So glad you liked our villas and found the spa and grounds wonderful! Thank you for all the nice comments. On the other hand, I'm a little surprised you thought that you couldnt walk much. I walk four hours a day on the beach, I'm training for the El Camino de Santiago de Compostela and if you start... More

Vancouver, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Get ready! I cannot say enough about this place!! Susan Money has created not simply a Yoga Retreat and Surfing Resort at Pranamar but a unique and fabulous total vacation experience! Accommodation – beautifully decorated & designed – the website pics are good but the reality is even better! A great deal of care and attention has been paid to... More

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

Dear Happy Guests, Well, you know how to make a persons day! What a raving review and it warms my heart. Thank you for taking the time to give such detail, and the warmth and love you exude is the frosting on the cake for all of us. I personally thank you for adding so much to my life! I... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Villa was perfect, two steps from the pool, comfortable and relaxing. Food was uniformly excellent (except one lunch pizza). Breakfasts excellent, lunches great, Dinners just perfect, and the bar was our favorite. Staff always had time to chat. Stayed ten days, could have been much longer. Staff was first class. Everything we asked for was "no problem".

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

Dear "would be returner" So glad your vacation was everything you hoped it would be! Sounds like we met your expectations and more and thank you for taking the time to send us such an honest report. With any luck, we will have the good fortune of having you back in our little "nest of Pranamar Family" Many thanks and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Pranamar is an absolutely stunning place to stay in Santa Teresa. Me and my husband stayed there for 2 nights and we loved it. Our villa was incredible, very beautiful and confortable, right next to the pool, which is perfect! The location is amazing, the place is 100% calm, the only sounds we've heard was the waves and the birds!... More

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

Dear Friends Another wonderful Trip Advisor report....wow...thanks so much. I'm sorry you were not happy with breakfast, and I must say, this confuses me! I am one of the few hotels that still includes it with the price of the villa and I refuse to put out a "usual and customary" token buffet. So many of our guests Love our... More

needtotravel12345
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I waited a couple of months before writing this review because I wanted to take a while to collect my thoughts about our very poor experience at Pranamar. I wanted to make sure to only highlight the major issues that still stand out though we experienced a lot of small issues during our trip as well. I’ll start with the... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking your time to express your experience at Pranamar. I am very sorry to hear that it was such a disappointing visit for you. Firstly I want to say to all readers 2 things that we always want our clients to know before choosing Pranamar and any hotel from this part of the... More

Norfolk, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

After a perfect week at Pranamar in Aug 2012 (see my review from last year, titled ‘Perfection!’, Aug 23rd 2013; read first, as this review simply adds on to last year’s review), I decided to return to Pranamar in Aug 2013 as part of a 30-person yoga retreat. I spent the entire year growing ever excited about my return, but... More

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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

I stayed at the Pranamar villas for a yoga retreat this August (2013). It was love at first sight upon arrival. The setting is beyond anything I could have ever imagined, a beautiful lush jungle setting tucks the villas and bungalows in a peaceful location. The ocean waves are heard from anywhere in the resort. I stayed in the Kula... More

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

Dear Happy Guest! Thank you so much for this recent review. I'm delighted that you loved your stay and the MOST important thing is that you felt taken care of and that my beautiful Pranamar Family welcomed you with open arms! I do work with the best of the best! So thank you for taking the time to share your... More

San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

This hotel is just the perfect place. The architectural design of the rooms is awesome and the outdoors showers are incredible. The pools are super comfortable and very near to the rooms, which is great. And if this is not enough, the restaurants has one of the best food in Costa Rica, everything we ordered was served perfectly.

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

Dear Just Perfect., Well we think you are also "just perfect"...really, thank you for your lovely review and for your kind words, and most importantly: you were so much fun! Don't be a stranger here, come back and visit and share your beautiful smile with all of us again. Much love, Susan Money (Owner) More

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Additional Information about Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat

Also Known As:
Pranamar Villas And Yoga Retreat Hotel Santa Teresa
Pranamar Villas And Yoga Retreat Hotel
Pranamar Villas And Yoga Retreat Costa Rica/Santa Teresa
Address: Playa Hermosa, Santa Teresa 154, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Santa Teresa
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Teresa
#14 Family Hotel in Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Costa Rica’s Premier Ocean Front HotelPranamar Ocean Front Villas and Yoga Retreat, an intimate, consciously designed oceanfront hotel recently built on the spectacular beach of Playa Santa Teresa, offers guests tropical beauty and nature in an exotic and friendly ambience. Along with world-class surfing and our top-quality Yoga classes, numerous activities and adventures await you.Immerse yourself in the beauty and ease into nature’s rhythm as Pranamar’s experienced and caring staff take care of all the details, making sure your vacation is perfect.Our hotel offers a variety of accommodations to fit your needs and desires: our luxurious two-storey villas built around a free-form saltwater pool have private lounging areas, tropical gardens and boast spectacular views, while the ecologically-constructed bungalows offer tropical simplicity with sea breezes, spacious decks and views of the ocean.Pranamar’s beautifully designed open-air restaurant and tea lounge specializes in healthy, delicious cuisine using organic fruits and vegetables, local fresh fish, seafood and organic meats.We invite you to step into the rhythm of nature, breath in the energy of the sea and discover... PRANAMAR!!! ... more   less 
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