This review is way overdue! However, Luna Azul was such a special place to us, that we just cannot skip a review! We stayed with Rolf and Andreas in their wonderful establishment in March 2012. Words can hardly express what a splendid experience we had at Luna Azul! Initially we wondered why those 2 crazy Swiss have picked a place out of nowhere (the trip there itself on a 4X4 was quite an experience already), but from the moment we entered their property, our confidence was fully restored.
Our cabana was big with a fantastic huge terrace and a jungle view. Iguanas and Howler Monkeys were always nearby and we loved these extraordinary neighbors! The bed was comfortable and just the right firmness, both of us slept like babies every night. So many others have already commented the open-air bathroom, and we also gave it 2 thumbs up. Lots of space for storage and unpacking was a breeze.
Rolf and Andreas had a team of friendly and competent staff, who made sure the premises were always tip-top. The cabanas were smartly scattered around the well-maintained garden, and it was a lovely short walk from the Reception Area (where the lounge, restaurant and pool were). The restaurant itself was legendary. The ambiance was perfect, food was delicious and the menu changed every night with at least 4 or 5 different main dishes. We ate there so many times and were never disappointed. Rolf was also a brilliant manager, as he would come around the table each morning to make sure your activities were taken care of (if needed). For example, we went swimming with the turtles and one of us had a massage on our private terrace. The lounge area was so relaxing, one could either read or check emails, or just enjoy the gorgeous sunset with a cocktail in hand.
We didn't go there for the Arribada, but still had a memorable time at Luna Azul. We were very pleased from Check-in to Check-out and were a little sad to leave. We enjoyed meeting everyone at the hotel, including their dog "Mono" (now there is a "Fino" read from the others). When traveling far from home, we often worry about how well we would be treated in a strange and unfamiliar place. We were so glad that Rolf and Andreas have built this little paradise to take care worrisome travelers like us. We really felt at home!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Luna Azul Boutique Hotel in Ostional is one of the jewels on the Guanacaste Gold Coast: A small, very private lodge with a spectacular main lobby and elegant, colourful bungalows offering absolute tranquility and relaxation. Big terraces open to a jungle full of wildlife and the outdoor showers are a thrill for every nature lover. Relax on the pool terrace with gorgeous views over the surrounding nature reserve and to the ocean. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Luna Azul Costa Rica/Ostional