I had a comfortable stay here. Nothing fancy, no A/C or T.V. but it didn't matter. Helpful people at the front desk along with the owner. Rooms are cleaned daily. Rooms 4 & 5 are probably the most quiet. Common kitchen and close to two supermarkets.
Sandro was a perfect host. The Guarana hotel offers you a very beautiful room with a nice patio with hammock where you can chill and have privacy. The Guesthouse is well located but very quiet. The room is cleaned every day, fresh towels, and the kitchen is well equiped. The staff is sooo friendly and polite. Everything is made con corazon!!!! I recomend: Go there!!! Me and my husband wanted to stay for three nights...we stayed more than a week because we liked this place soooo much.
I loved staying there: it was on a quiet block, but still close to the action with all the restaurants and the beach. The ladies at the reception were friendly. One of them spoke English. Once inside on the way to my room, I was surrounded by the greenery. The room walls were sturdy for a tropical place. It had a nice shower and not overly cheesy design like the other place with AC I have checked. My room did not have an AC, but the lush greenery, a fan and open windows compensated for it. I felt safe, since the place locks for the night. In the morning I woke up to the divine bird concerto and took a short walk towards the El Caribe bus stop to catch the bus to SJO Airport in San Jose. For the affordable price that I paid, I couldn't wish for more!
Were sleeping there 3 nights and were very pleased with everything. Sandro and other staff were extremely helpfull. Reasonable prices for very clean rooms with private bath and porch with hammock, in midst of lush garden. Would go there again definitely
The location is great - a hundred yards from the main street in Puerto Viejo, and right next door to a grocery store. The beds are comfortable enough, and it's quiet at night, but my shower did not have hot water (even though it had a water heater attached). The kitchen is nice, if you want to cook, and they have cats and dogs. The concierge was very helpful in setting up my moto rental and telling me where to go in town.