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“Ocean view and right on the beach” 4 of 5 stars
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| Cahuita National Park, Cahuita, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #7 of 11 Hotels in Cahuita
Kelowna, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Ocean view and right on the beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

Even though this hotel has been around for a while - it is still the best spot to stop and be able to enjoy the view of the ocean and beach from your room; plus be right next to the park and the sandy beach. There are newer rooms and don't be discouraged if you can't connect via email. At least for a while, the owners are simply running the hotel (at the very reasonable price) and are waiting for "political" things to settle before promoting or developing this nice hotel.

Room Tip: For the same price you can get an ocean view room - so ask for it.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

This well established hotel has a prime position with an ocean front view of the bounding surf. It is literally steps away from the park entrance and far enough away from the bar scene to be relatively quiet at night. Everything was clean and in order, The room are large with a large bathroom; TV, WiFi and a table and chairs just outside the door. There is a large observation deck with multiple lounge chairs. At $45 a night it was worth every penny. If you want to go higher up the scale, they have some fantastic looking suites - from what I could see peaking through an opened door. It is a good idea to book ahead because this is a favourite place for tours. Although they advertise credit cards as being acceptable, like everywhere else on Costa Rica, they much prefer cash.

Room Tip: Second floor over looking the sea. Number 10 was very good.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Munich, Germany
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

The rooms are large, but very basic and not at all cleaned well: When we arrived, there was a piece of old candy sticking to the bedpost, an old, used bar of soap was in the shower, the mirror in the bathroom was smeared with god-knows-what, there was ash all over the table in front of the room and the lamps were coverd in spiderwebs. None of these annoyances had been cleaned when we left after 4 days The floor and the sheets seemed ok, though.

Service was almost non-existant: When we asked at the reception for a repair of the non-working safebox, the girl didn't even look up from her magazine. On the second day, the maid showed up when one of us was taking a shower, so we asked her to wait 5 minutes. After that, we vacated the room and let her know that she could do her job now. She acknowledged that, but nothing happened, even though we reminded her twice. The room remained uncleaned for the day.

Granted, the location is great, literally right in front of the entrance to the National Park, and pretty quiet, but paying 50$ (for a room without a view) per night for this is too much.

Other comments:
+ safebox available
+ TV
+ AC

  • Stayed February 2012, 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
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Hamburg, Germany
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011 via mobile

Right in front of the Cahuita National Park with best oceanview, very friendly owner caring much about his guests, really a good experience for a stay feeling at home away from home.
Roomrate is worth every dollar. Free WiFi with good webaccess, private transport available. No alternative in Cahuita.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Huntington Beach, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

True, Location is right at the entrance to the National Park, you are on the beach, close to town, shopping, but the hotel does nothing to keep you safe from people lurking around watching when you set down your camera, leave your room. High traffic area, the Hotel's parking lot is used for cruise tourists coming to the Park for the day. We have stayed here previously and 3 times we had something stolen or someone broke into our rooms. Great location for a group, but too risky.
Beware.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Sacramento, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

Great views and location right at the entrance to Cahuita National Park. You can reach the management at CNPH1@hotmail.com or www.costaricacahuitahotel.com
You can find out more about Cahuita by going to www.cahuitanationalpark.com

Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
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Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2011

This is a fantastic hotel. Initially came for 5 days, and will be staying for 9. Right on the water. Clean, basic, airconditioned.

If you are a seasoned independent traveller, this is a great spot.

Room Tip: Room #1 has the most space, but is on the ground floor.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: | Cahuita National Park, Cahuita, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Cahuita
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 11 Hotels in Cahuita
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Cahuita National Park Hotel Costa Rica

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