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Villa Deevena
Suffolk/London
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Would like to move in”
Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

Lovely simple but luxurious rooms, a sparkling pool and the kind of hosts you feel you've known all your life. We arrived on their night off and they just gave us the keys to the place and left us to it. We swam, we watched the outdoor tv and we had drinks from the bar ( with an honesty tab). This hotel is amazing value for money. The restaurant is supposed to be the highlight of the place. We ate there and thought it was great although, as people who've been weaning ourselves off salt, we found everything a bit salty. But we really didn't want to leave at all and can't recommend it highly enough.

Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Antibes, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

we stayed in villa deevena for over 2 weeks this February-March. We LOVED IT!!! the place is a little oasis, beautiful and well maintained. It is a small boutique-Hotel with only 6 confortable and modern ''cabinas'' wich makes the place cosy. The pool is great with soft salt water. The owners Patrick and Tasia are super friendly, they made our stay very special, they made us feel at home! Patrick is also a very well reputated chef, his food is excellent. The ambiance is just magic, the staff is friendly, professional. All the people we met coming through for diner or to stay at the hotel just keep on coming back to this place. We would recommend it for sure!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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SEATTLE
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70 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Can't say enough about the location, staff, service and the amazing 5 star food
Great pool with surrounding private bungalows with outdoor showers. If you are looking for tranquility in a upscale setting. This is the place

  • Stayed January 2013
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Texas
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

This place is absolutely amazing! We stayed here for Christmas and New Year. Tasia, Patrick, Joya, Dean and the rest of the staff are welcoming and friendly. This place is an oasis! We highly recommend that you visit Hotel Villa Deevena. While staying here, we ate often at the restaurant and we were not disappointed! The food is the best we have ever tasted, thanks to Patrick. What an experience to eat food prepared by such a talented chef. New Year’s Eve was so much fun! We ate delicious food and danced the night away. Tasia and Patrick (the owners) are hardworking, wonderful, and humble people. We really enjoyed meeting them. Looking forward to going back very soon.
Bridget and Mark

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hartford, Connecticut
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

Creative cuisine, right size portions (not large), fantastic people and great service. Had the duck ravioli it was really good, but not what I expected. It was more like a fried wanton than a pasta type of ravioli and it had a very zesty sauce. Also had the Cold eggplant with mozzarella and its prepared with balsamic vinaigrette, again it was different than I expected but tasty. The gnocchi was outstanding as were the lamb chops. The lobster bisque was disappointing because it was loaded with thyme. But by far the best was the slow cooked short ribs. The restaurant is open air and nicely decorated. It is hard to get to on a very bumpy dirt road.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 24, 2012

The Villa Deevena restaurant was recommended to us by a good cafe owner in the area who claims the Villa Deeneva as their favourite restaurant. We were not disappointed. As travellers with an interest in good culinary experiences we would have to say this restaurant would rank among the best in Sydney, London or Paris. We were blown away by the creative and intelligent use of flavours that counterintuitively worked so well such as the chocolate touches with the locally made goat cheese salad - divine, and the pink peppercorns in the amazing pineapple and almond desert. The swordfish was sublime. The staff were great, and Patrick's experience as chef to the famous ( the Clintons, George Jn and Sn Bush, just to name a few - check out the photo album) shone through.
Go there, and the rough dirt road that leads to this slice of heaven makes it all the more memorable.
Win and Michael Whyte

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 12, 2012

What luck to find a dream place like this, After our first day We ate at Villa Deevena every meal while on vacation in Costa Rica and the only day we were forced to eat somewhere else was the day they are closed (mondays) so make sure you find something for monday, if not you will know what i mean when you eat somewhere else. And yes this is the best food in costa rica and the BEST Chocolate Lava Cake in the world. It has now become my go to spot in Costa Rica .

Room Tip: All rooms are nice and have AC. The beds are very comfortable .
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Villa Deevena

Property: Villa Deevena
Address: Playa Negra, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Negra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 Specialty Lodging in Playa Negra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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