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“Very Great Experience” 5 of 5 stars
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Cariari Bed & Breakfast
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Ave de la Marina 12, Ciudad de Cariari, Heredia 4006, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #1 of 9 Heredia B&B and Inns
Saugatuck, Michigan
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Very Great Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

This is our second stay at Cariari Bed and Breakfast. The first was just overnight before leaving for the U S. My husband ,John amend I are building a house in El Castillo area and needed to return to the states to pack our container and check our Michigan house. I digress. We had and have had a wonderful and very efficient time while staying here. Unfortunately we have not yet met Laurie as she has been back in the states, but Ellen, Miriam and Victor have met everyone of our needs. Sid has been a delightful addition to our breakfast conversations and our rooms have been delightful. We had a friend join us at the last minute and everyone was very accommodating.our mission this trip was to shop for needed materials for the house. Up early, breakfast , shop, home late, pack the car with stuff, repeat. Well, everything went wonderfully and after a good night sleep we were off again. Very pleasant company.

Room Tip: Laurie has three rooms, king ,double and family. I liked the king best because you have a private a...
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  • Stayed April 2014, 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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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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English first
Folkestone, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Laurie is a very friendly, welcoming host who went out of her way to help us. The breakfast was amazing certainly the best i have had in all 4 visits to Costa Rica. This is an idea base to explore the central valley or use as a stop over at the beginning or end of your trip to Costa Rica as it is close to the airport."

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LGB12, General Manager at Cariari Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 2 days ago
Hi Diane--Thanks for the lovely review--Next time the wine is on me--Hope all is well--Have a Great New Year!! Hope to see you soon again----L.
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We stayed for our last night in Costa Rica and had a wonderful stay. The staff were very friendly and Laurie is wonderful and was very helpful in arranging our 2 week car rental prior to our arrival and also arranged for transportation to the airport. The room was very clean and the breakfast was delicious.
We would highly recommend Cariari B & B to anyone.

Room Tip: The Royal room was a good size for our family of 4, and the patio was just outside our door.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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LGB12, General Manager at Cariari Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, July 23, 2014
Thanks so much for the review. It was a pleasure to help you enjoy this beautiful country! Pura Vida! L.
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Leawood, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Laurie goes out of her way to assist her guests. When we needed a GPS, Laurie volunteered her Garmin! Our room was very comfortable and spacious. The breakfasts were delicious and filling with a multitude of choices and all the fruit you could possibly consume. If you wish to play golf, Laurie can arrange a round....oh was that that nice! Imagine a day starting with 9 holes, followed by a trip to the Doka Estates for a tour of a coffee estate and then to La Paz for a lovely walk. Then if you are lucky, Laurie will take you to the theatre! And, if you would like a tour to Irazu, Laurie will arrange that as well.

  • 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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LGB12, Owner at Cariari Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, June 18, 2014
She, She---It was our pleasure to have you here. We hope to meet your daughter one day!!
Stay well & enjoy the summer.
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Arlington Heights, Massachusetts, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Laurie treated us as though we were family members. My daughter developed shingles during our Christmas holidays visit in 2013. Laurie immediately arranged for medical help and medications. She went way beyond what anyone would expect of an inn keeper.as well as seeing to it that we would enjoy all the many events offered during that time of the year. I highly recommend The Cariari B&B and look forward to my next visit. Michelle Youell, Boston, MA

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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New York City, New York
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I could tell from the e-mails received from Laurie in advance of our visit that she was going to be the kind of B&B host you dream of! My cousin and I spent our first night here, before departing for Arenal. From Laurie's personal, warm welcome at our late-night arrival, to sitting and chatting with us over a lovely breakfast on a lovely patio, to her insistence that she take us to the local fruit market prior to our pick-up that morning, and to her pride in her absolutely beautiful home---all was perfect. Laurie genuinely wants her guests to enjoy the country as much as she does. What a wonderful start to a wonderful vacation in Costa Rica!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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LGB12, Manager at Cariari Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, February 27, 2014
Girls, Thank you so much---It was a pleasure to have you both--You have only touched the tip of the Iceburg in C.R.--look forward to seeing you on your next trip--L.
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

We reserved a room and tried to make our way to this hotel, but the map on tripadvisor is wrong. The property is not in downtown Herederia, it appears to be in an adjacent suburb. Disappointed that we didn't make it there! And lost our deposit....

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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LGB12, Manager at Cariari Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, February 27, 2014
So sorry you had a problem----I will call trip advisor & give them our GPS coordiates to make sure this does not happen to anyone else. Did you have our phone #??? Did you go to our website where there are very good directions. When ever you are going to a location that is unfamiliar--you should ALWAYS have a phone #. You are in new territory & it is easy to get lost. When i contact my guests I make sure they have our phone # & proper directions. Was the Res. made through an agency online?? Please accept my apology --but since you were never here --I think it is unfair to give a bad review to Cariari Bed & Breakfast. If ever you return to C.R.--I will be happy to comp you a nite---But ,please contact me directly----Thank you, L.
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Address: Ave de la Marina 12, Ciudad de Cariari, Heredia 4006, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Heredia > Heredia
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Heredia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Cariari Bed & Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a beautiful Sp. Col. house in the safe, quiet area of Cariari. Just 10 min from the SJO airport & 15 min to D.T. S.J. All rooms have private bath / ceiling fans / cable TV / wifi & some refrid. Welcome drink w/a boca upon arrival. All have nice shower w/ hot water & good towels. We are known for our delicious breakfasts, excellent staff & friendly warm hospitality. We offer Van service, to & from the airport at the going Taxi rates. Our van will also do pvt. tours -- We are available to assist you w/ all your travel needs, incl. auto rentals & other transport. Any questions, just ask! ... more   less 
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Cariari Bed & Breakfast Costa Rica/Heredia

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