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“Hidden gem! Definitely going to visit Hotel Chantal again!”

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Hotel Chantel Suites
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Playas del Coco
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Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 4 days in may with a few friends. Although it's a short and cheap taxi ride to downtown coco beach, it is most definitely worth it. The view is beautiful and relaxing an the pool is the perfect size for cooking off. The rooms are perfect size and the bathrooms are huge! It's a very quiet hotel and the staff is amazing. Anything you need there is always someone there for you. The complimentary breakfast is still something I crave. I had forgotten my camera in the safe and didn't realize it until I got back to Canada. They were great to keep in contact with and helped get it back to me. One of the owners was making a trip to Canada and personally brought it to Canada for me. I would recommend anyone to stay at hotel Chantal and if you have a chance stay in the penthouse suite...it's unreal!

  • Stayed: May 2014
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Reviewed June 24, 2014

Just returned from Costa Rica yesterday. My friends and I stayed there for about 4-5 days in celebration of one's birthday. We had an awesome time! We stayed at Hotel Chantel. At first, we were weary about our destination when the cab driver turned onto a rocky, not very scenic, dirt road, which later became paved and winding... but once we arrived at the hotel, we were pleasantly surprised! It was very clean and well kept. The view was breathtaking as you have an amazing landscape and oceanview. The pool was small but perfect for the group we went with. I would highly recommend this hotel. The room we booked had a problem with the air conditioning, but Anita was more than happy to accommodate us to work out our needs as she provided us with an extra room to use as we wish. Hopefully, that room's A/C will be fixed because it was awesome, with a full kitchen and living area. The staff was very pleasant - always smiling and very accommodating. Hope you have as great a time as we did when you visit Costa Rica and Hotel Chantel!

Room Tip: All of the rooms are ocean view! So close your eyes, and choose!
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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 5, 2014

Although a bit daunting to get to, the effort to reach this secluded retreat is well worth it. Chantel & Anita are very accommodating, not just in their lodging, but in their knowledge of the area and willingness to arrange many activities only locals know about. We were fortunate to go just after the high season and had the master suite available to our family – a true home away from home!
Great people! Great place! Great Value! Wish I was there now

Room Tip: Laundry service is impossible to find at Coco - Hotel Chantel can help with that too!
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Thank James P
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HotelChantel, Manager at Hotel Chantel Suites, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2014

It was a pleasure having you and your family visiting and staying with us. I am happy you enjoyed your visit and Playas del Coco area. I hope you can come back for a visit another day!!!

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Reviewed May 5, 2014

Hotel Chantel is located on top of the hill, and the view is incredible. You can see the entire bay of Coco and the sunset view is awesome. The service was so wonderful and the owner and her daughter were so sweet and helpful. They were helpful on a very personal level, and would always get back to us with an answer in a timely manner. The entire staff was friendly as well...including the hotel dogs! They were always greeting us with wagging tails and made the atmosphere even more relaxed. I would HIGHLY recommend staying here. Book early because the hotel only has a select number of rooms. Few, but VERY comfortable and well furnished. The food that they serve was always delicious. My compliments to the chef...the chicken tacos were to die for! Also, the nightly rate was very very reasonable...which made everything even better! cant wait to stay there again

Room Tip: The master suite is the best! there is only one, but it has an entire floor and a kitchen. very much...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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HotelChantel, Manager at Hotel Chantel Suites, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2014

Thanks for your comments, we really appreciate our guests feedback on their stay with us. I am happy you had a great time in Playas del Coco. Please come back and visit us soon...

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Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Everyone who worked at the hotel was absolutely wonderful and extremely helpful. Customer service fully exceeded any expectations. Although the hotel is slightly out of the main area the cab is only $5 and the stunning view makes it worth it. Breakfast was great. Thoroughly enjoyed my visit.

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Reviewed April 18, 2014

Fantastic view. William provided great service. Food was excellent. Value was good .
It's a bit of a trek but well worth the trip.
We will be returning soon . Hope to see you there .
Will & Karen
Playa Ocotal

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Reviewed April 7, 2014

Hotel Chantel is a great place, located in the hills in Playa del Coco, it provides great views of the area. It's clean and close to pretty much everything. Don't forget to check out the rooftop restaurant and lounge area!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Hotel Chantel Suites

Address: Vista Marina, Playas del Coco 10002, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playas del Coco
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Playas del Coco
Price Range: $77 - $191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Chantel Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Chantel Suites has amazing Ocean Views overlooking Playas Del Coco, Guanacaste. We have have short term (minimal 5 nights) vacation rentals. Completely furnished with kitchens. It is an 8 minute drive to the beachfront. The property is located on a mountain along the country’s beautiful Northern Pacific coastline and yields breathtaking panoramic ocean views of Playas del Coco as well as the surrounding forest. Playas del Coco is a popular area for tours such as boat trips, zip-lining, volcanos, waterfalls, fishing, snorkeling, ATV trips, and more. Playas del Coco is known as a gateway for surfers to get to Roca Bruja and Ollie's Point and is also a prime scuba diving destination. There are plenty of shops, restaurants, bars, discos, casinos, markets, banks. ... more   less 
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