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“Great value and location” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Aurora
100 metros norte de la Playa Montezuma | 100 meters north from Montezuma Beach, Montezuma, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #15 of 19 Hotels in Montezuma
Santa Barbara, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great value and location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I spent a week here. Close to everything and just far enough to be quiet and private. Common areas were spacious and very comfortable. Laidback, funky and clean. I had a great time. Best deal are the larger rooms upstairs.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Very close to the beach and night life, and the front desk is very helpful. Also one minute away from the bus-stop, which is very convenient. Has a little bit of a backpacker vibe, but the kitchen is well maintained and the hammocks are a nice touch too. Much nicer than a hostel, but for the same price. Definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Iowa City, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

When I reached Montezuma, I needed a little break from the group dorms so myself and two new friends decided to splurge on a private 3-bed room with AC and private bath. It was heaven for $16 /night/pp.
Seemed like a quieter place, but we made some new friends there and livened things up. Very conveniently located, right in town near all the great cafes and restaurants.

The only bad things I could say is that it could be a tad cheaper all around, and that the walls are too thin.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Everything was so great. We had an amazing room with double beds, a small fridge, a big wardrobe & beautiful bathroom.
There is a small public kitchen downstair.
The staff was really helpful and Ivonne was so lovely.
The place is clean & beautiful.

When there were some concert in town, we can hear a littlebit of noise but that's the only thing, otherwise, that place was perfect for us.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Portsmouth, Ohio
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We spent 10 days in Costa Rica and I think this is the only place I'm even going to review. The room was great- large with 3 beds, AC, fridge and 2 ceiling fans and was by far the least amount of money we spent anywhere. It was comfortable and a steal. It even had its own balcony with two, that's *two*, hammocks on it. The communal kitchen is well-stocked and has everything you need for coffee including a bag of really good coffee. For serious cooking, no problem, there are two little groceries within a block and the kitchen has a full compliment of pots and pans and plateware.
But really the greatest thing about this place is the staff, namely Ivania and her sister. Ivania was barraged daily by all of my family's questions and demands and she never, really, actually never was without a smile and a patient, useful answer. She helped us find things to do (snorkeling trip!), great restaurants and trouble-shot problems in the room like finickly hot water. Most amazing of all, we ended up burdened with about two pounds of strawberries and when my Dad asked if maybe there was a blender to make "batidas" with, Iviana brought one from her home, on a bus, and her sister spontaneously volunteered to make them. She not only made excellent shakes, adding lemon, sugar and milk and ice, but bonus of all bonuses she even did all of the dishes for us. Just the sweetest, best people, I recommend the place to anyone.

  • Stayed June 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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Madrid, Spain
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114 reviews
85 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We stayed there two nights. The room was comfortable, and clean. Everything was simple but correct. No wifi inside the room. The last day, however, a horrible smell invaded the court, but it didn't last long.

  • Stayed May 2014, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Medellin, Colombia
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25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Stayed in a private room for 3 nights.

Great location, far enough away from the main drag so that it is not too noisy but only a 2 minute walk away from bars and beach. Unfortunately we had a room by the side of the road so was noisy in the mornings until early evening with the sound of ATVs passing up and down.

Very flaky wifi apart from by reception where all they have are a few wonky tables and very uncomfortable plastic chairs.

Showers were fine, contrary to other reviewers we did not try moving the shower head when you can see live wires so we were never shocked!

The rooms themselves were spacious with great a/c and very clean. For what it is, its great value for money.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Aurora

Address: 100 metros norte de la Playa Montezuma | 100 meters north from Montezuma Beach, Montezuma, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Montezuma
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Montezuma
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Aurora is the first hotel in Montezuma since 1984 and has a 24 hrs. service. It offers great lounge area and wooden deck with seating area, hammocks, and cable TV surrounded by lush gardens and the nature allure of Montezuma enchantments and a view to the pacific ocean. It is located 20 minutes' walk from "La Cascada", the Montezuma River Waterfall. The rooms and suites offer a private bathroom and a fan. The suites also feature air conditioning, mini fridge and a private furnished balcony with hammocks. Guests at Hotel Aurora can use the common kitchen and they can find a variety of restaurants within 100 metres. Activities such as Isla de Tortuga Island tours can be arranged and it takes 40 minutes' boat trip to reach the area. This hotel is 30 minutes' drive from Cabo Blanco National Park and from Santa Teresa Beach. Juan Santamaria International Airport and the one in Liberia is a 3-hour drive away. The national airport Tambor is 20 minutes away ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
La Aurora Montezuma

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