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Hotel Raratonga

3 kms north from the Intersection of Playa el Carmen, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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Ranked #12 of 30 Santa Teresa B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
John_Stadiz San Jose, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 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
    5 of 5 stars
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San Jose, Costa Rica
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was great to stay. The facilities were perfect. Big fridge, kitchen, toaster and AC in the bedroom. The pool was nice as well and opend 24 h. The staff was really helpful and nice. I would stay there again.

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Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Affordable, good location next to the market. There is a pool which is nice at night to relax. Pretty much everything you need for a nice stay in Santa Theresa. They can help you connect with local tours too.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The apartments are all made of wood, beautiful and comfortable. The place is quiet and nice, perfect for a very relaxing weekend. You’ll be close to the beach and the amenities of Santa Teresa, but far enough from the noise. The parking lot is right outside the property, but it has no security… it was my only concern, luckily nothing... More

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Tampa, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

After two weeks of staying in dorms, I needed my own space and went for a private room w/ bath at hotel Raratonga for ~$40 /night. Worth every penny. Very clean with cabin-type feel to the rooms. Very comfortable. Many rooms had great views to the outside, although mine just looked at jungle. If you're looking for a mid-priced getaway... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We stayed here last August, and I still talk about how great of a week we had in Santa Teresa, and how much we enjoyed our stay. Great place with super helpful and friendly staff. Our room was perfect..neat and clean with great wifi and AC to get out of the heat when you wanted. Would recommend to everyone, thanks... More

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Torquay, Devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We had a perfect stay at Hotel Raratonga. Alessia and Stefano were fantastic hosts and gave us so much local knowledge and advice. The room was clean, spacious, cool and the kitchen area provided a great way to unwind after a surf and cook your own food. With it just down a scenic track to the beach meant it was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We stayed in hotel Raratonga almost a week. We had a very nice stay, the staff was helpful and the rooms were very nice. Santa Teresa is a wonderful little town to stay and hotel raratonga is a good choice of hotel!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

We love it when we stumble across a space like this, great people,great price,great vibe, very highly recommended for the cost conscience traveler!!! This place it's obviously very well cared for and loved by the owners, s really greet example of what lots of the littler cheaper places in Costa Rica should be like, if only all owners put as... More

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

We initially had planned to stay just a week at the Raratonga Apartments, but after spending the week here, then traveling, there was no other place we wanted to be. The hospitality of everyone was amazing. They bent over backwards to accommodate our family--finding us a nearby place when they were full, providing information about the area, even introducing us... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

A little confusing to find because there are two properties - one are apartments, one hotel - but very close together, so not a problem. Owner is very hospitable, and has put together booklets in the room with ideas of places to go, beaches and nature reserves and maps of how to get there, and local restaurant ideas, etc. There... More

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Address: 3 kms north from the Intersection of Playa el Carmen, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
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Hotel Raratonga Costa Rica/Santa Teresa

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Hotel Raratonga and Raratonga Apartments.Two places to choose from for travellers of any budget.10 units total,double rooms and fully equipped kitchen apartments,swimming pool,A/C, private bathroom,hot water,safety box,wi-fi,daily cleaning.Rates from $35-$55 p/night p/double room.5 minutes walking from the best surf spot of Santa Teresa, supermarkets and restaurants. ... more   less 
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