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“Fantastic Hotel 1 Block from Beach” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Coco Palms
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Downtown Coco | across from Soccer Field, off the Beach, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #6 of 11 Hotels in Playas del Coco
Certificate of Excellence
Seoul, South Korea
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25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Fantastic Hotel 1 Block from Beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

First quick note: GPS might try to take you to he wrong place, but dont despair, just ask people and work your way to the main bar/restaurant street to find the "soccer field" they use as a point of reference.

The entire staff is friendly and helpful. The room is huge and clean. The pool was our favorite part as well as the fact that they were 1 block from the beach.

Second note: Even if youoay through Expedia or any other 3rd party payer, they may hold your creditcard, and even if you pay in cash, they will charge 50 cents to "close out" the transactions. This is not a problem if you have no international transaction fees, or fees based on a percentage, but if you have a card that charges you a flat rate per swipe, this may cost you a large amount of money for such a tiny faux transaction,

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Jessica K
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HotelCocoPalms, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Coco Palms, responded to this review, September 23, 2015
Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback about your stay at Hotel Coco Palms. We are glad you got to enjoy our great location and welcoming staff . Thank you for your recommendations to future travelers!
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Playa Avellanas, Costa Rica
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53 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

There are many hotels in Coco to choose from,but for sure the Coco Palms has the best location.It is literally on top of the beach and minutes away from all the bars and restaurants.the rooms are quite basic but clean and fresh,The pool was beautiful and the adjoining patio area very pretty and designed well with plenty of plants ,flowers and a cubby hole with a hammock chair.Wi fi was easy to get in all areas.I have to say though we were most impressed with the restaurant.We had pizza for lunch the first day and it was delicious.The sushi at dinner was the best I have ever had.My husbands only complaint was that his chicken wings were too small.Would definately recommend staying here and eating here

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank silkfunkybrit
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HotelCocoPalms, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Coco Palms, responded to this review, September 23, 2015
Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback about your stay at Hotel Coco Palms. We are glad you got to enjoy our great location, the food and welcoming staff . Thank you for your recommendations to future travelers!
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Colton, Oregon
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46 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This was our first nite that started a wonderful ten days driving down the coast line, and these folks help start it off great, was clean, the staff was happy and tried to help in any way we needed, thanks to all for a great send off, the town was fun as well pretty People

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Randy B
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HotelCocoPalms, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Coco Palms, responded to this review, September 23, 2015
Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback about your stay at Hotel Coco Palms. We are glad you got to enjoy our great location and welcoming staff . Thank you for your recommendations to future travelers!
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Corner Brook, Canada
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46 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Our last 3 days in Costa Rica were spent in Playas del Coco. We had been backpacking so we thought we would splurge a little for our last few nights. This hotel has a great location. Close to the beach and main street but far enough away so the noise from the bars wasn't too loud. Beautiful pool, comfy bed. We had #37 & the fridge kept my beer nice & cold, ac was wonderful, and the safe was an added bonus. Huge balcony overlooking the pool. Staff were amazingly friendly & the ultimate selling point....24 hr convenience store just outside the main door. Amazing water pressure in the shower with actual hot water. Loved it!! Would definetly recommend this hotel. Reasonably priced, nice & clean.

Room Tip: #37 is an end room so you only have one room beside you. Your not sandwiched between 2 rooms, which...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank JYoung848
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HotelCocoPalms, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Coco Palms, responded to this review, September 23, 2015
Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback about your stay at Hotel Coco Palms. We are glad you got to enjoy our great location and welcoming staff . Thank you for your recommendations to future travelers!
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Springboro, Ohio
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We recently stayed 10 nights at this wounderful quaint place. Clean rooms, friendly staff, personal service and great location all combine to provide a unique 'local' experience you can't get in a mega resort. Kevin (he swears that's his real name) is always around and will know your favorite drink the first day your there, or he will create a new favorite for you. The owners (husband and wife) are very accessable and eager to make your stay enjoyable.

Room Tip: All of the rooms are quite different. Ask to see a number of them to find one you like best.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank MikeandJ
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HotelCocoPalms, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Coco Palms, responded to this review, September 23, 2015
Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback about your stay at Hotel Coco Palms. We are glad you got to enjoy our great location and welcoming staff . Thank you for your recommendations to future travelers!
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Virginia Beach VA
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

The North American breakfast here is sure to make Canadians & Americans sing it's praises. I've lived in Coco for nearly 5 months, and there are a load of restaurants that do a American style Breakfast -- Most of whom are just, well-- crap. Not so at Coco Palms.

The Americano breakfast, has 3 pancakes, 2 eggs any style, choice of bacon, or pork sausage, and hash browns. All served on an outdoor patio, in the shade, with plenty of fans circulating air. It's about 10$ with a bottled Coke, but worth every penny.

Best I've had here in 5 months.

Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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2 Thank Christiandv8
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HotelCocoPalms, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Coco Palms, responded to this review, September 23, 2015
Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback about your stay at Hotel Coco Palms. We are glad you got to enjoy our great location and welcoming staff . Thank you for your recommendations to future travelers!
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Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Stayed at Coco Palms 2 nights in Dec, while waiting for family to arrive. Was a good stay, comfortable room and decent breakfast. Staff was friendly and helpful. Nice pool and patio.

We again were there for 2 nights at the end of our stay. The first night we were in a tiny upstairs room. Loud music from a private yard back of the hotel kept us up most of the night. Staff explained that it was a private party, not usual, and switched us to the much larger room downstairs. The next night was fine. I would not recommend the upstairs room for that reason. I am not sure how often this occurs, but we were not compensated for a sleepless night.

Room Tip: Rooms downstairs are larger and quieter.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Louise K
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HotelCocoPalms, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Coco Palms, responded to this review, September 23, 2015
Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback about your stay at Hotel Coco Palms. We are glad you got to enjoy our great location and welcoming staff . Thank you for your recommendations to future travelers!
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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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