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“Best Place in Coco Beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Coco Palms

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Hotel Coco Palms
Ranked #6 of 11 Hotels in Playas del Coco
Certificate of Excellence
San Diego, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best Place in Coco Beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2011

The Coco Palms is conveniently located in downtown Playas del Coco, just one block from the beach and one block from the main road, the hotel was clean and very .The staff was friendly and the front desk staff was quite informative about the activities and tours. The food was good, has a very spectacular pool, lined with palms on all sides. They also offer free calls to USA and Canada, internet, and exchange books.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2011

Horrible rooms, A/C barely works, dirty, pool had dead animals, very noisy at night, the area is not safe, gun shots over night outside the hotel, someone from their staff opened my door at 4:30 AM, and noticed I was there then closed apologizing. Not recommended.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
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6 Thank MrDave_01
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Montreal, Canada
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54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2011

We were there for three nights, excellent choice, clean, people very friendly, very good kitchen.
Nice and clean pool.
Free internet and telephone calls to US and Canada.

I'll go back any time

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Pierluci0
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Swift Current
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2011

We stupidly had our passports, wallets, etc. stolen while at Playa Blanco and were totally without resources. John and Savannah (the owner and partner) quickly came to our rescue, providing us with cash, getting us in touch with the Canadian embassy, allowing us unlimited use of their international phone to cancel passports and credit cards. John went with us to the police to translate and to the bus depot for tickets. The staff were also super helpful, arranging other accommodations for us in other cities, dealing with the thief when some of the documents were returned for a reward and generally getting us through this misadventure. We came to feel safe and comfortable and enjoyed their restaurant, bar and store. Our room was spare and small but clean and the bed was comfortable. They provide a safe in each room at no additional charge and we really should have utilized it. Live and learn - stay away from isolated beaches, especially with valuables.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank LostLinda
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toronto, ontario
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2011

don't get me wrong by the title of my review. it was a nice place. quaint and really nice people. but, i wouldn't go back.
...cockroaches in the room...fine, understandable. the rooms were nice and clean otherwise. we had a room right in front of the pool, which was nice when we wanted to go in for something quickly. the toilet and plumbing woke me up in the middle of the night. my husband slept right through. my friends, another couple, weren't too impressed with their bed and was woken up every morning by banging or some sort of construction.
they hotel is mostly occupied by elderly retirees, sometimes having bridge tournaments at every table. it was nice to see them having a good time, but not our kind of crowd...yet.
one thing that turned me off was that we were over charged for one of our day trips to buena vista. they charged us $165pp, when in fact another one of their co-workers at the front desk was going to charge us $150. nonetheless, if you book in town on the streets or in another town, like tamarindo, it's approximately $45 cheaper (per person!)

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank nursemar
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Lake Norden, South Dakota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2011

I found the Hotel Coco Palms very easy to stay in. The rooms were simple & not very large but clean & easy to stay in. The staff was some of the best I have had the pleasure of waiting on me & the owner very accommodating. I would go back in a heartbeat.

Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
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4 Thank Dorene_11
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Chandler, Arizona
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2011

I spent a week in Costa Rica with a friend to find some fun, food and nightlife. The Hotel Coco Palms was in the middle of the town and allowed us to walk to everywhere we needed to go and was near some great bars and nightlife. It is also close to some other great beaches which were just a short drive.
The rooms were clean and large. The staff is friendly and the food is good. If you stay here, get a room near the pool or away from the office. The office tends to be noisy early in the morning.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank Steve31190
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Property: Hotel Coco Palms
Address: Downtown Coco | across from Soccer Field, off the Beach, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playas del Coco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 11 Hotels in Playas del Coco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Coco Palms 3*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Coco Palms Hotel and Restaurant located in Playas del Coco one of the fastest growing tourist areas of the Gulf of Papagayo and one of the most popular holiday destinations for Costa Rican and foreign tourists. This growing resort community is located 30 km from Daniel Oduber International Airport. Coco Palms features a cool environment surrounded by a tropical garden with outdoor seating by the pool with the soothing sound of the decorative fountains. This place brings variety of services including hotel, restaurant, 24-hour Market and 2 function rooms. In the restaurant Coco Palms can enjoy your meals around the pool surrounded by a beautiful garden enlivened music. Enjoy international cuisine with specialties Sushi and Thai food. In the bar you can find a variety of national and international spirits, cocktails of tropical fruits and natural beverages. It has 49 comfortable rooms in different Standard, Suite, Studios, Apartments categories (equipped), all properly equipped with queen or king beds, pelol dryer (to request), coffee maker, Minirefri, air conditioning, telephone, hot water, facilities that will provide total comfort in your room. We have single occupancy rooms, double and triple. We have a small library if you do not bring your book or share one already finished. We offer FREE Wireless Internet Calls to USA & CANADA FREE (from Reception) Rates do not include breakfast. We have special packages for groups. ... more   less 
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