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“Pura Vida!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Chantel
Vista Marina, Playas del Coco 10002, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Playas del Coco
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“Pura Vida!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Just returned from Costa Rica yesterday. My friends and I stayed there for about 4-5 days in celebration of one's birthday. We had an awesome time! We stayed at Hotel Chantel. At first, we were weary about our destination when the cab driver turned onto a rocky, not very scenic, dirt road, which later became paved and winding... but once we arrived at the hotel, we were pleasantly surprised! It was very clean and well kept. The view was breathtaking as you have an amazing landscape and oceanview. The pool was small but perfect for the group we went with. I would highly recommend this hotel. The room we booked had a problem with the air conditioning, but Anita was more than happy to accommodate us to work out our needs as she provided us with an extra room to use as we wish. Hopefully, that room's A/C will be fixed because it was awesome, with a full kitchen and living area. The staff was very pleasant - always smiling and very accommodating. Hope you have as great a time as we did when you visit Costa Rica and Hotel Chantel!

Room Tip: All of the rooms are ocean view! So close your eyes, and choose!
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Carthage
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Although a bit daunting to get to, the effort to reach this secluded retreat is well worth it. Chantel & Anita are very accommodating, not just in their lodging, but in their knowledge of the area and willingness to arrange many activities only locals know about. We were fortunate to go just after the high season and had the master suite available to our family – a true home away from home!
Great people! Great place! Great Value! Wish I was there now

Room Tip: Laundry service is impossible to find at Coco - Hotel Chantel can help with that too!
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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HotelChantel, Manager at Hotel Chantel, responded to this review, June 9, 2014
It was a pleasure having you and your family visiting and staying with us. I am happy you enjoyed your visit and Playas del Coco area. I hope you can come back for a visit another day!!!
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Nashville, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Hotel Chantel is located on top of the hill, and the view is incredible. You can see the entire bay of Coco and the sunset view is awesome. The service was so wonderful and the owner and her daughter were so sweet and helpful. They were helpful on a very personal level, and would always get back to us with an answer in a timely manner. The entire staff was friendly as well...including the hotel dogs! They were always greeting us with wagging tails and made the atmosphere even more relaxed. I would HIGHLY recommend staying here. Book early because the hotel only has a select number of rooms. Few, but VERY comfortable and well furnished. The food that they serve was always delicious. My compliments to the chef...the chicken tacos were to die for! Also, the nightly rate was very very reasonable...which made everything even better! cant wait to stay there again

Room Tip: The master suite is the best! there is only one, but it has an entire floor and a kitchen. very much...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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HotelChantel, Manager at Hotel Chantel, responded to this review, June 9, 2014
Thanks for your comments, we really appreciate our guests feedback on their stay with us. I am happy you had a great time in Playas del Coco. Please come back and visit us soon...
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Everyone who worked at the hotel was absolutely wonderful and extremely helpful. Customer service fully exceeded any expectations. Although the hotel is slightly out of the main area the cab is only $5 and the stunning view makes it worth it. Breakfast was great. Thoroughly enjoyed my visit.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic view. William provided great service. Food was excellent. Value was good .
It's a bit of a trek but well worth the trip.
We will be returning soon . Hope to see you there .
Will & Karen
Playa Ocotal

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Hotel Chantel is a great place, located in the hills in Playa del Coco, it provides great views of the area. It's clean and close to pretty much everything. Don't forget to check out the rooftop restaurant and lounge area!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 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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Rocky Point, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Extremely nice hosts and a view thats second to none in the area. Just off the crowded path of Playa del Coco and situated on a hill. Road to hotel is a bit rough and signs are "adequate". Free breakfast and WIFI are a plus. Would certainly stay there again.

Room Tip: No refrig in room so buy a cheap cooler and ice. Our rental car company gave us one for free.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Vista Marina, Playas del Coco 10002, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playas del Coco
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Playas del Coco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Chantel is a unique Ocean View Boutique Hotel overlooking Playas Del Coco, Guanacaste. The property is located along the country’s beautiful Northern Pacific coastline and yields breathtaking panoramic ocean views of Playas del Coco as well as the surrounding rain forest.Playas del Coco is a very popular area for all tours, sport fishing, Playas del Coco is known as well as the gateway for surfers, this beach is a prime scuba diving spot. There is also plenty of shops, restaurants, bars, discos, casinos.Playas del Coco also has day and sunset cruises, rainforest canopy and zip-line tours, hot springs, and day tours to sea turtle nesting areas and inland volcanoes all within 45 minutes to a `couple hours drive. ... more   less 
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