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“Great stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Guarana
Puerto Viejo Center, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica   |  
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Port Aransas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“Great stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012 via mobile

This place is really cool. The rooms are clean and the staff is really helpful. Prices were fair and they offer a kitchen which is a plus If you like to cook your own food. There's a treehouse which offers the best view of puerto viejo ever. The owner is a really sweet lady who offers help with anything you need. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Gatineau, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

This hotel is exactly what you're looking for ! Near centre town, the beach and the grocery store. The place is EXTRA clean and well decorated. Guarana Cabinas will definitly be my first pick if i go back to Puerto Viejo.
Many thanks to the Manager Andrea ( the best host of our entire trip ) he's the man if you're looking for info / local tips.

Yannick

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

We ended up finding this place by fluke and were happy we did! The rooms are clean and simple with a strong ceiling fan to keep you cool. The shower pressure is to die for.... best shower in Costa Rica. It's off the main drag of town but about a minute walk to get to the main restaurants. The staff was pleasant and welcoming. they have a safe in the room to lock up valuables as well. It has everything you need for a decent price!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Near the centre yet far enough to be quiet at night, Cabinas Guarana is the perfect play to stay. Clean with super friendly service, I'd come back in a heartbeat! Communal kitchen, communal computer with internet and the mosquito nets were great to have. Love this place, so charming and colourful

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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Jaco, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

Great location two short blocks from the beach and bus stop in central Puerto Viejo. Walking distance to all restaurants, bars and shops. Nicely decorated, clean rooms with high ceilings, bath, safe, private porch with hammock and desk. Friendly and helpful staff. Climbed the 40+ foot high treehouse in an old mango tree with the best view in town! Excellent value.

I highly recommend Bread & Chocolate, just around the corner, for breakfast or lunch. Make sure to eat some delicious Jerk Chicken at Jammin. There's also a great shop across the street from Cabinas Guarana with really nice art and clothing. We loved the laid back Caribbean vibe of Puerto Viejo and will definitely return for a longer stay!

  • Stayed May 2012, 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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Hennef, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

These cabinas are very good. The rooms are with high sealing and therefore seem to be very big. The porch with hammock and rocking chair were very nice to relax. Due to the vegetation you did not feel close to any other rooms even though they are not far apart. The room has a little safe which makes it feel a lot safer as well.
Location-wise it is perfect as there is a Megasuper grocery store right around the corner, as well as a bike rental. To the restaurants and bars it is a very short walk.
I think the price is accurate for the place. Comparing it to other places there, it is a very good value!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bocas Town, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

The decor was bright , with lovely mosiac artwork. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the atmosphere was relaxed. I especially enjoyed looking into the beautiful garden, whilst lying in my hammock, on my private porch. The staff were friendly and very helpful. It's very close to the centre of Puerto Viejo, which was a bonus. I would definately stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2012, 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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Additional Information about Hotel Guarana

Address: Puerto Viejo Center, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Guarana is a small hotel full of owners charm. We have 12 rooms individually uniquely decorated. We are situated in one of the most quiet and central streets in Puerto Viejo, 200 m. Only steps to beach and restaurants. The hotel is safe, private and set in a lush tropical garden of flowers and fauna. Services include; Wireless, Laundry, safe in room. English, German, Spanish, French & Italian spoken. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Guarana Hotel Puerto Viejo
Hotel Guarana Costa Rica/Limon

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