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“I give this place a 2.5... It's clean enough...” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Carolina
Main Street, Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #9 of 15 Hotels in Puerto Jimenez
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“I give this place a 2.5... It's clean enough...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

Puerto Jimenez really was my least favorite town in Costa Rica... It's kind of an odd, boring little place. If you're heading off to Corcovado, you just might have to stay the night. If so, this place is all right. Nothing to write home about, but at least you won't be eaten by bed bugs... and its fairly clean. The one plus is Hotel Carolina's restaurant is pretty good and has some cheery murals for atmosphere.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2010

If you're a traveler on a budget, and you're just looking for a place to stay for a night, then Hotel Carolina is right for you. I stayed there with my father for one night, before we left for Carate, in order to head out for the Corcovado National Park. The rooms were clean and had air conditioning and clean bathrooms. The beds were a bit rigid, though. Right under the rooms, there is a great Costa Rican restaurant (a "soda") that serves some of the best foods we had on our trip. The staff was friendly and helpful when we wanted to find hotspots throughout town. For adventurers on a budget, who don't take luxury or commodity as pririties, and rather want a clean and comfortable place to stay in, then Hotel Carolina is right for you.

  • Stayed July 2009
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2009

This hostel was in the perfect location for the whole of Jimenez. Unfortunately it wanst the greatest place in the world. Rooms were dark and didn't seem very secure. The door frame to my bathroom had been taken away by termites and my food from the bakery was swarmed in ants in no time. The balcony looking over the main street is a nice place to watch the world go by but by no means makes up for anything else.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2008

During our stay, someone entered our room with a key and stole money from our room twice.
We strongly suspect the hotel owner to have done it.
Also the police told us, that the same happened to many other travelers before in the same hotel. The police suspects also that the hotel owner is to blame for it.
We also booked a tour in the tour office Escondido Trex, which belongs to the hotel Carolina. We payed for a tour, but got a totally different one.

  • Liked — It was a roof over the head
  • Disliked — That the hotel owner stole our money from our room
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Carolina

Address: Main Street, Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Puerto Jimenez
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 15 Hotels in Puerto Jimenez
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 334
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