I could not write enough good things about our experience at this motel. Both Javi and Flor are very gracious hosts. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, with their 2 sweet dogs running around and the view is probably the nicest both my husband and I have ever seen. The beauty in my opinion is that you get the most incredible view, but still only a 5 minute walk to town (the beach, restaurants, markets, cafes, etc.), and just a 2 minute walk to Horizons yoga studio (this has become our favorite place to practice yoga over the years by the way). The hotel also has a restaurant and pool, which provides the tastiest menu in all of Santa Teresa in our opinion (both breakfast and supper), as well as an assortment of toys/books for the kiddos free of charge (this was extremely helpful for us and kept our 17 month- old daughter occupied for hours. There is a baby swing, bouncer, bikes, trikes, puzzles, trucks, dolls, books, etc. It made eating a meal enjoyable again, not having to rush with a fussy baby ;-) The owners of the restaurant have 3 small children who kept us company by the pool and are very sweet and well mannered too).
You would expect that this type of motel would be high in price, but it turned out to be extremely affordable (and it's $20.00 less if you take the downstairs rooms without air which worked out great for us with just the fan). We stayed here for 4 nights (we intended on staying for 2, but couldn't bring ourselves to leave after just 2 days) and plan on returning again. Our room was always clean, there was great water pressure in the shower (nice and warm), hammocks in front of every downstairs room, a fridge, table out front, a grassy area which our little kiddo really enjoyed running around in (an added bonus is that there are small rocks placed outside the rooms, separating the area where the hammocks are to the lawn. This prevented our daughter from running off, as long as her shoes were off) and there were always fresh towels when we returned from breakfast (which is a nice luxury in Costa Rica, especially near the beach where the air is so humid and the towels never seem to dry completely). This motel is also wheelchair/stroller accessible (there is a driveway from the road to the restaurant/pool, as well as to the rooms and stairs as well if you'd prefer a little shortcut. Also, when we requested to switch our room from the top floor to the bottom because we were worried about our daughter on the balcony, both Flor and Javi insisted and even said they would rather us do that because they were a little worried about her too. As I wrote, they are both wonderful people. Javi even picked my husband up from town when he had to return the quad to the rental company and dropped him off at The Bakery in town to meet my daughter and I.
If you're planning a trip to Santa Teresa, stay at Buenos Aires... you won't be sorry! (just make sure you have either a quad or 4 - wheel drive to get up the hill safely. You can also walk from the town... it's great exercise. You'll be sweaty, but you could jump right in the pool when you hike up. It feels wonderful! :)).
Top floors have AC and bottom rooms have fans/hammock access. Both floors have personal tables out...
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Thank you so much for the nicest review! lt was a pleasure for us have you, Jason and Zoey with us for 5 nights, not 4 as you think, l guess times flies, right? Also remember the restaurant is still our, that's why the pool is for the guest of the hotel and not to the client of the restaurant, we just do not want to run it any more.
Hope your trip back home was smooth as possible.
See you next time!
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