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“Great cozy place! Has lots of charm, feels like home!” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Villa Casa Blanca
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Playa Ocotal, Playas del Coco 5019, Costa Rica   |  
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Fort Worth, Texas
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“Great cozy place! Has lots of charm, feels like home!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012 via mobile

Had a wonderful time in playa del coco and at villas casa Blanca. Modesta is so friendly, makes you feel like family. The parrots are a hoot!! Will definitely go back.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

The owners are trying to sell this hotel, which would be a good thing - with the right care and upkeep, it could be an absolute gem!

While the service is very good, the property itself suffers in the meantime. We had a honeymoon suite, which it turned out was far worse of a room than the others down on the first floor. A little dirty, very dingy, and less-nicely appointed than the lower-floor rooms. We were the only guests there, so breakfast was not very impressive.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Berlin, Germany
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2011

We spent three nights in one of their honeymoon suite (#11) with sea view, which is largely blocked by trees, but still. The room's spacious, furniture not really modern, with a huge walk-in shower facility.
We didn't use the pool, which is rather small, more like a cold jacuzzi...
Since short, the Hotel has become an institutional member to two clubs, which enables hotel guests to use these facilities, too and that's a really gorgeous thing. One club is just a few metres from the beach, next to Father Roosters Restaurant & Bar: the Club is just about to open, no kitchen or any drinks yet, but the pool's fine!
The other club is back in Coco village, some 3 km from the Hotel: and it's fantastic! What a swimming pool! And a fully fledged air-conditioned gym to work out! BUT: no restaurant / bar yet operational but soon to come, as we were told.
The owner lady and her staff are very friendly and helpful, you really feel like sharing their private house with them, they'd always be around, ready for a chat and to be consulted.
The Hotel is for sale these days and we hope that the potential new owners will carry on with the same, charming spirit as is/was the case only a week ago.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2011

beautiful little hotel with an amazing sea view. located about 300 meters from the beach, much more quiet than the huge l'ocotal resort in the bay. rooms are very spacious with great showers and beds, very relaxed. breakfast on the porch in company of three parrots,suzy being the one to never shut up, constant source of amusement. the receptionist is very helpful as well.

ocotal is a few minutes(four dollar cab ride) outside of playa del coco, much more quiet and relaxed though. going to coco beach is really only good for dinner and going to the supermarket.

if you are like us and you like scuba diving, you can take advantage of the dive shop at the resort down at the beach, two dives including equipment are about $100 per person, you get to see lots of stingrays, sea snakes, octopus and in between dives you'll see whales if you are lucky. highly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amarillo, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2011

Our room was adequate, nothing special with a decent size bathroom, a/c, and was clean (ants in the bathroom though). The parrots at breakfast were very entertaining. The pool was great. Short walk to the beach and “Father Roosters” restaurant; short drive to the town. The owner was extremely helpful with accommodations, directions, suggestions on sightseeing and so on.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nicoya, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2011

I had visited Casa Blanca 13 years prior, and had good memories of the B&B, and although the owner had changed, her hospitality was above and beyond.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2011

Hotel Villa Casa Blanca is a secret that must be shared. The owner, Modesta, was of great help as we were constantly changing our arrival and departure day within a few days of each other. Gina works 7 days a week and provided the best service.
We booked an ocean view suite, but the trees in the distance block most of the view. The shower is massive, but the glass shower door didn't come in on time and we were stuck with a cheap curtain that fell a couple of times though it was fixed right away. The bathroom walls didn't connect to the ceiling, so there was a little bit of privacy issues with that, but it seems that all the other rooms had walls and doors to them. Other than that, the room was spacious, AC, writing desk, chairs for reading and large windows.
You can walk right to the beautiful Ocotal Beach from the hotel as well as to a few restaurants on the beach.
The wonderful thing about the hotel is the outdoor kitchen. They allowed us to use the refrigerator, all kitchen equipment, as well oils and spices. We ended up staying 8 days total because it was so peaceful.
I would say this is a place for independent travellers though Modesta can tell you anything about Costa Rica and help you book any tours or anything you need. I would suggest renting a car because there is so much to do in such a short drive.
We also had very inexpensive in-room massages, which were the best I've ever had!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Hotel Casa Blanca
Casa Blanca Hotel
Hotel Villa Casa Blanca Costa Rica/Playas Del Coco
Address: Playa Ocotal, Playas del Coco 5019, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playas del Coco
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 13 hotels in Playas del Coco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Villa Casa Blanca 3*
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