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““Very welcoming and relaxing hotel: THE BEST HOTEL EXPERIENCE we've had"” 5 of 5 stars
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VIP Hotel Playa Negra
3.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   3er camino a la izquierda del Hotel Banana Azul. | Fin de la ruta, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica   |  
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Barcelona, Spain
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
““Very welcoming and relaxing hotel: THE BEST HOTEL EXPERIENCE we've had"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

Awesome. The resort was beautiful and the care and attention we received from Marian, Dilan and her staff made our vacation better than I could have imagined. This place was exactly what we expected after reading the reviews and checking out the website.
I want to emphasize:the room is very pretty and has very comfortable beds. Also, it has a high security.
I recommend it to anyone who wants to go to Puerto Viejo. VIP HOTEL is in the middle of the nature where you can enjoy its beaches and much more...AMAZING!!!!!

  • Stayed January 2012, 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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

i was in puerto viejo 2 times and that time i choose the best option.
Amazing new hotels, near to the beach (7 mn walking) and relaxed place.
you have good atention of the owner and the hotel have to many new facilities :
barbacue/relax place
swimingpool
big complete rooms
The apartments new, confortables and stylish, really, the coolest place of puerto viejo in the middle of the nature.
very good experience.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012 via mobile

First things first, Marian who works there is a lovely lady. She was kind and helpful. However this doesn't make up for our disappointment with the hotel.

1. It is far from the beach. The website indicates otherwise. It is at least 15 mins walk along a bumpy dirt track.

2. The rooms are huge, which for us meant it didn't feel cosy. However they have been tastefully done. Each with a kitchen and lounge. For some people this would be great, of course.

3. There is no safe. As it is so isolated and they've already had a robery, this is just foolish. Plus our door didn't lock properly, so it was extra bad.

4. There are a lot of bugs. This isn't the hotel's fault, but it's something to be aware of. As they're truly located in the jungle, we were bitten here more than anywhere else on our 3 week trip.

5. It's too expensive for what it is. The prices should be lower. We met people on tours, saw their rooms and heard the rates. We were definitely over-paying.

All this said, the breakfasts were great, the pool area is decent and the staff very friendly. So if they can sort out these issues and you don't mind relative isolation and you aren't hoping to be by the beach, it'd be much better.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 1 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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Additional Information about VIP Hotel Playa Negra

Address: 3er camino a la izquierda del Hotel Banana Azul. | Fin de la ruta, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — VIP Hotel Playa Negra 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a different hotel,offer much more than a quarter,have for you a house suite,for the same price,more privacy,more space,more comfort.A luxury available to everyone.The suites are fully equipped,microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, satellite TV, internet, blender,safe-deposit box,pool,professional gym,fantastic garden,BBQ,rancho lounge,parking,laundry.Everything you need....will be our pleasure to make your dreams come true. ... more   less 
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