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“Pricey at $40 for a room tiny with shared bathroom but clean” 3 of 5 stars
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Gran Hotel Chorotega
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Ranked #9 of 18 Hotels in Puntarenas
Alexandria, Virginia
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“Pricey at $40 for a room tiny with shared bathroom but clean”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

Pricey at $40 for a room with shared bathroom- we stayed a couple of nights only, we could hear the loud tv next door and the smoke drifted to our room all night. Rooms are tiny and you can't control the a/c temperature. Is clean tho. Check the prices is a lot more expensive than what they say.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Clean rooms. AC. Even TV.

At $28/night, it's a little pricey, but if you're stuck in Puntarenas for a night (and let's face it, if you're in Puntarenas for a night, you're probably stuck), it's better than most other options. Certainly better than the $18/night brothels & the $64/night quasi-glam spots.

Simple & efficient & nothing more. It does the trick, and it's in the middle of everything (post office, banks, shops, etc).

Get yourself a beer from the Mini Super & a casado from the local soda (EXCELLENT), run a couple of errands & hole up until morning.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2007

Just a very average hotel. Was clean and cheap. Had AC and cable TV. Close to many resteraunts, shops, banks and internet cafes. No complaints and I would stay there again.

Stayed March 2006
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Address: diagonal to Banco Nacional, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Puntarenas
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Ranked #9 of 18 Hotels in Puntarenas
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Clean rooms at affordable prices right in the heart of Puntarenas. Many individuals that have visited this hotel come back. They typically stay for months at a time. Some rooms have cable TV, air conditioning and private bathroom. Other rooms have a shared bathroom with the option of cable TV. No phones in the room. There is parking. The hotel is within walking distance of the beach, approximately 300 meters (~1000 Feet). You can find banks, restaurants, and the bus and ferri boat stations within a few minutes walk from the hotel. The hotel is located diagonally of the Banco Nacional in Puntarenas. ... more   less 

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