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Hotel Shawandha Lodge

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Playa Chiquita, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 7304, Costa Rica
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Romantic; private; clean; best food in town. Lovely owner and workers. We will definitely stay there again. The bungalows are beautiful and surrounded by trees, so it felt like my partner and I were sleeping alone in the jungle. The workers are attentive and friendly. We tried many restaurants in town, but kept eating at the hotel, because the service... More 

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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

The hotel was great. The front desk staff and waiters were amazing (RJ and Roberto!). We were taken care of above and beyond. The grounds are beautiful and well cared for and the bungalows were amazing. The bungalow was much bigger than expected and even though it didn't have A/C, the fan was usually enough to make it comfortable.

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Playa Avellanas, Costa Rica
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53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

We ended up here because the hotel we had booked was closed! My husband had worked here ten years ago so we decided to pop by and check the rates,They were very reasonable to say the least.We had a beautiful jungle chalet,and I mean beautiful.The rooms are individual cabinas away from the reception as as such,,give the feel of spaciousness... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

We loved our thatched bungalow and its simplicity. The ceiling fan was adequate during our stay. The bathroom mosaics were funky & there was enough storage. We were treated to a cocktail one evening which was a lovely gesture. As there weren't restaurants nearby we ate at the lodge and the food was good. The staff were very friendly and... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

The pool setting is very nice. Grounds are well kept. Most bungalows don't have A/C, but it wasn't that hot while we were there. Plenty of restaurants within walking distance. We also rented bikes for the week, so we could ride into town and to the beaches during daylight hours. Maria at the front desk is exceptional.

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

Shawandha used to be much cooler and had a great vibe, but has lost a lot of it. The bungalow we had and total infrastructure are dated and very unkept. The ladies tending bfast were always in a hurry, every answer we asked for was answered with a big "no". Now that the road is paved in front it has... More 

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Goes, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

Hi traveler. We stayed here for 3 nights. The staff was very helpful and nice, the owner maded her rounds to make you feel at home. The bungalows are spacious and clean, the bathrooms are unique and HUGE. In particular the bathrooms of no 13 and 14. The bungalows have A\C, so you can dry your hair with the föhn... More 

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Westhampton, MA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

I hope they were just having a bad night. The restaurant ambience and staff are great. The food, not so much. I had a pina colada and the heavy pour was nice especially since it was around $9. I got the tropical fish which was supposed to be a little spicy, cooked with coconut milk, cumin and curry. The fish... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

We stayed here for 3 nights. The staff was extemely helpful and nice, even the owner made her rounds to make you feel welcomed. The bungalows are spacious and clean, the bathrooms are unique and HUGE. Every one is different. the hammocks on the porch are the highlight. Even though the bungalows do not have A\C, there is netting surrounding... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The accommodation is in single bungalows where you are surrounded by nature. There are no windows just netting and so you hear the sounds of birds and animals clearly in your room. This is a small destination so you do not feel surrounded by people and the pool is very pretty and welcome. The quality of the food is outstanding... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Hotel Shawandha Lodge

Address: Playa Chiquita, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 7304, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range: $88 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Shawandha Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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Also Known As:
Hotel Shawandha Puerto Viejo
Hotel Shawandha Lodge Costa Rica/Limon
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
#5 Family Hotel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
#6 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
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