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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 #13 of 30 Santa Teresa B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2009
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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2009

I wish I did not reserve three nights stay at this hotel. The photos do reflect what the hotel looks like, but what they don't share in the photos is all the noises around this hotel. I believe every rooster in Santa Teresa lives outside of this hotel. Now a rooster off in the distance heard now and again is... More

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Raratonga, owner at Hotel Raratonga, responded to this review

We are sorry if those people didn´t have a good time,but there are some things we would like to say in our defense. As for the roosters,we are sorry but this is Costa Rica and Santa Teresa,and as stated also from some people who wrote another review here,there are roosters and chickens all over the places.This is part of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2009

We stayed at Raratonga over Xmas and new year 08 and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone. Alessia and Stefano are a charming couple that make you feel really welcome and are very helpful. The hotel offers great value, the rooms were clean, well equipped and the entrance to one of the best surf spots on santa teresa beach is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2008

I have to say that now it has almost been one year since we last visited Santa Teresa and stayed at Rarotonga, we are very excited to be planning our next trip. In terms of what someone said about the noise...this is Costa Rica...there are chickens running around the yards and monkeys in the trees. This is expected--especially when staying... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2008

I found Hotel Raratonga thru this website and was very skeptical because of the first review. After looking around i decide to contact the owner, Alessia, about reservations in the apartment for one week. Alessia was more than willing to help me out in any way and went beyond the standard hotel owner and offered to set up any trips,... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2008

Booked 2 nights here (on the basis of one suspiciously good TripAdvisor review...) as part of a 2 week circuit of Costa Rica by hire car. Indeed the owners give a nice welcome and the wooden accommodation is clean inside. However, we did not sleep due to all night fighting dogs, quad-bikes passing, cockerels that cock-a-doodle-doo'd from 1am, plus we... More

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Raratonga, owner at Hotel Raratonga, responded to this review

We are terribly sorry to hear such things about us and certainly we do not recognize in such description, as many of our customers well know.And we are really disappointed to see that the huge effort we put in our job is being destroyed like that. Hotel Raratonga is choosen often for being such a quite place in one of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2008

My boyfriend and I just spent 2 weeks at the hotel Raratonga. It was amazing. We initially booked in for 5 nights, and after looking at a number of other hotels in the area booked in for another 9 nights. Alessia and Stefano the Italian owners are so nice and very helpful. They are always around, so security is great.... More

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Also Known As:
Hotel Raratonga Costa Rica/Santa Teresa
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
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #13 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Teresa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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