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Playa Hermosa Bosque del Mar Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Playa Hermosa 814400, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Playa Hermosa
Boston, Massachusetts
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Had a wonderful time. Rooms are impeccable. Staff is incredibly friendly. Hotel is in the shade, which is nice when the temperature climbs in the afternoon. Playa Hermosa itself was very nice. Quiet, good for walking. Not a lot to do if you're looking for beach action. The beach itself was very clean, although the sand is compact and not good for sitting around.

  • Stayed February 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oxford
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35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We pushed the boat out here and had an ocean front suite. The suite was beautifully designed and one of the classiest rooms we have ever stayed in. It had a huge balcony with a jacuzzi.

The hotel itself was a very attractive design and they had done a brilliant job of keeping as many mature trees as possible and planting many more beside.

The front desk staff were very helpful, and the waiters and bar staff were also good. The gardeners and the guy looking after the beach chairs worked from dawn to dusk and always with a smile on their faces.

The sea is great for swimming and the beach is attractive and never crowded.

I can thoroughly reccomend this hotel and an ocean front suite would be perfect for a honeymoon.

Room Tip: Splash out and have an ocean front suite.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Kelowna, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

A friend and I stayed three nights in this spectacular hotel. The hotel itself is beautifully laid out, perfectly positioned at a quiet end of a long beach and oh so clean. The hotel was very quiet during our stay and the staff were amazing. I felt so welcome and no request was ever refused. The restaurant is open air and everything we ordered was delicious. The staff were happy to speak to us in English but also very happy to teach us or let us try our rudimentary Spanish on them. There were howler monkeys, lizards, many birds and even an anteater just hanging around the property. So looking forward to visiting this gem of a hotel again.

  • Stayed February 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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New York City, New York
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Didn't stay here but hands down the best meal we had in Costa Rica and surprisingly not as overpriced as other local places. Stay there if you can afford it, beautiful place. If not, make sure to come by for dinner - a delicious, well priced meal.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

The hotel is beautiful from the architectural point of view and the fact that it is situated just few metres from the sea, makes it perfect for beach vacations. The buildings blend beautifully into the nature - trees growing through the sealings and wild animals such as howler monkeys and lizards just hanging around in the hotel area.

We had some trouble figuring out how the airconditioner works but otherwise I would say that our stay there was perfect.

Room Tip: We stayed at a junior suite with a view to the pool and garden which was perfect and I believe bett...
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  • Stayed January 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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

They really did a great job making the hotel harmonically set thought the forest... you see green everywhere!
The rooms are super comfortable and clean, very nice bathrooms with a modern style that looks very elegant. The view from the room is beautiful and makes you feel so relaxed.
The food at the restaurant in our experience was not that great, breakfast is served in the bar so you can always find something that will suit you, the service was always good.
Even dough the hotel is beach front, the only thing we were not that satisfied with was the beach itself, we thought it was going to be more private but there was a lot of people around and from other places. Also people came to sell tours or souvenirs while we were resting on the beach chairs and we did no like that so much.
The hotel itself is beautiful and confortable.

Room Tip: Look for rooms with ocean beach, is worth it!
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Easton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

The staffs in the hotel work very hard and are pleasant; Diana and other staffs helped us to call the airline a few times to trace our missing luggage from LIR airport, so we could have more time to relax in Costa Rica. The beach is beautiful and water is calm. We met some local people on the beach and enjoyed chatting with them. The food in the restaurant is very fresh plus has reasonable price; the service is friendly; we enjoyed eating or had coffee in the restaurant over looking the ocean and hills. The location of the hotel is ideal: close to LIR airport and other beaches near by.
The only thing is that the cover sheets on the bed are very thin with low threads.
We definitely will be back.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Playa Hermosa Bosque del Mar Hotel

Address: Playa Hermosa 814400, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Hermosa
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Playa Hermosa
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Playa Hermosa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Playa Hermosa Bosque del Mar Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A unique beachfront property in Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste with a high-end boutique eco concept comes alive with Hotel Playa Hermosa Bosque del Mar. ... more   less 
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