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“Crazy Lady” 2 of 5 stars
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Teak Pacific Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lots C184 and C185, Playas de Nosara, Nosara, Costa Rica (Formerly Villa Las Tecas)   |  
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Ranked #14 of 20 Hotels in Nosara
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“Crazy Lady”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2009

The hotel itself is really nice, and if you've always wanted to live in a horror movie, then this is the place for you. Teresita, a very religious American woman who runs the hotel along with her rottweiler and 3 cats, will keep you on the verge of eviction as well as fearful that she will break through your room door one night with a chainsaw to murder you where you sleep. She is seemingly nice at first, despite the obvious lack of social skills through little human contact, but will can mutate to a snarling beast at the drop of a pope hat, accusing you of intentionally sabotaging her hotel in one way or another.

If you do find yourself staying at this hotel, here are some survival tips:
1. Say as little as possible and as quietly as possible, because Teresita or one of her cats is probably eavesdropping. Everything she hears will be used against you.
2. Do not allow any of the millions of stray dogs of Costa Rica to follow you back to the hotel. It seems that stray dogs are hell-spawns that desecrate her holy asylum.
3. Bring your own back-up toilet paper. If you forget that Costa Rica's plumbing was designed by kindergarteners and send some toilet paper through the drain, she will steal the roll in your bathroom and pray for Jesus to remove your excretory organs.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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teakpacific, Owner at Teak Pacific Hotel, responded to this review, August 6, 2014
Thank you for your review. We have recently purchased the hotel and are going through major renovations! New kitchens and bathrooms with granite counter tops, glass paneled shower wall, all new fixtures, appliances and furnishings. We would love to have you come back and take a look at the new hotel. In addition to the remodeling we are offering a much more guest centered experience. We are also changing our name to reflect the new "us". Villa Las Tecas is now Teak Pacific Hotel. Come and experience barefoot luxury!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2008

I was lucky to be in Costa Rica this March. Most of my stay was at Villa Las Tecas and it was great. The apartments are very spacious and comfortable. The full kitchen includes your dishes and cooking utensils and a large shower in the bathroom. The bedroom sleeps 4 comfortably with the double futon bed and bunk beds along with the A/C. The living room had two futons that could sleep 2 more. There is a covered outside area with hammocks, tables and chairs. Great place to relax and play games. The pool, ahhhh very nice and refreshing. It would be helpful if you liked animals, as there are several friendly cats and a very sweet dog. We enjoyed watching the howler monkeys most evenings and watching the lightning bugs at night. The beach is a short walk, along with a grocery store within walking distance. The owners are very friendly and would be happy to give you recommendations on the best restaurants, beaches, ect., in and around Nosara. Great place for a relaxing vacation!!

Stayed March 2008
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2008

A fabulous place run by fabulous people. Our spacious apartment was great! It could possibly sleep 10 people if needed. The living room was decorated with 3 double futons, a table, and a ceiling fan. There was a full kitchen too! Complete with refrigerator and icebox, a bar and stools, a stove, an oven, and loads of cooking utensils! The bathroom was nice. The shower was huge. The bedroom was perfect. A bunk bed, a full bed, and a large closet. A/C in the bedroom. Everything was great. The property was fabulous. Nicely decorated. There is a pool, loads of hammocks, and board games as well! A large outside/inside covered patio perfect for relaxing. There are a few cats and 2 dogs that are extremely friendly and add to the charm of this hotel. The owners are very friendly and helpful. They will be happy to tell you about the best restaurants, beach spots, and views in Nosara. An excellent place all around.

  • Liked — the quality for the cost
  • Disliked — no food
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Lots C184 and C185, Playas de Nosara, Nosara, Costa Rica (Formerly Villa Las Tecas)
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nosara
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #14 of 20 Hotels in Nosara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Teak Pacific Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our large, air conditioned 1 and 2 bedroom suites offer completely equipped kitchens. The hotel and pool are surrounded by lush tropical gardens, and we're close to the beaches, great surfing and lots of other activities. Our large rancho-pavillion is an excellent location for weddings and any other group activities. ... more   less 
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