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Inti Resort and Villas
Ranked #33 of 43 Specialty Lodging in Cahuita
Ciudad de Heredia, Heredia, Costa Rica
Level 6 Contributor
73 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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“hidden treasure in the caribbean jungle”
Reviewed April 19, 2014

This resort has everything you need to have a good time in couple, friends, family or why not being alone....
I stayed at Inti Resort with my girlfriend and our friends and we really enjoy the attention we received from the owners...
The hotel has a very nice villas in there with bbq and its big pool can be a great place for sharing with the nature.
food quality is first class quality
The road from Cahuita village is around 7 miles and is not good so I recommend a 4WD car... the trail has an introduction about the nature contact and peace you are gonna breath at Inti Resort.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Danville, California
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

My wife and 2 friend stayed 2 nights. It was wonderful. Calm, beautiful, friendly staff, and great pool. The owner Arnaldo, was graciously accommodating and made sure we had everything we needed. The rooms were nice with AC and ceiling fans, and in room bathrooms. The dining room was clean and well appointed. Just a short drive to the beach and other bars and restaurants, but the staff and surrounding beauty made you want to stay and relax. Try to arrive during the daylight hours because Google maps has its placement wrong.
Thanks again for a great stay.

Room Tip: We had a room for 2 but I heard the Villas are great for families
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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San Jose, California
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68 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed December 17, 2013

Inti Resort and Villas has something for everyone, and in considerable proportions. I mean everything’s large here: the pool, restaurant, rooms, spa, food portions… It’s hard to imagine so much comfort and variety in this area. You drive off the main road to Cahuita and Puerto Viejo for about 3 miles on a narrow gravel road, in the middle of the jungle, and then suddenly you arrive to this astounding place, perfect for an escape from the hustle and bustle of cities and towns without sacrificing self-indulgence. And Arnaldo, one of the owners, is not only a highly skilled hotel administrator and chef, but also a wonderful human being. He didn’t just open his home to us, but also his heart. We spent many hours sharing stories, opinions, advices and jokes, and he and his delightful staff always made sure we had everything we needed and more. They’re all the kind of people that will go the extra mile to ensure complete satisfaction. Will definitely go back!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
Reviewed February 26, 2013

Great experience...this hotel is beautiful and provided a good standard of service. One of the best things about the property is the surrounding natural beauty. It was amazing to see up close different variety of monkeys in their natural habitat! The property itself is relatively new and in good shape even though some repairs are being done for damages caused by the winter rain. Our room was clean and well decorated. TV and A/C in great condition. The pool, mini golf, meditation garden and yoga deck areas are excellent. We tried the restaurants a few times and I must say they were consistently outstanding. The staff was great and very helpful. The only downside and perhaps this is actually a positive is that the property by virtue of its location is very isolated. You cannot walk to another location it will require a car. Overall was a great experience!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Heredia
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20 reviews
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

I went with my husband and my baby. The place is amazing, the food was excellent, the swimming pool was great and the person in charge - Arnaldo- is super friendly and helpful !!!We loved the place and enjoyed it a lot, very happy to chose it!. Thanks for everything!!!!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 3, 2013

First and foremost: This hotel is a 5 km drive into the jungle along a winding, steep gravel road. The remote location of the resort is not indicated anywhere on the website, so it was quite a shock. If you are driving yourself you will need 4WD, if you are not then I would recommend staying somewhere else as you will be at the mercy of the horrendous management.

Even though it was listed as part of the room amenities, there is absolutely no internet here at all (including wifi), and no phones in the rooms. Also, we stayed here for 3 nights and were the only people at the "resort" for 2 of those nights, not seeing a single person day or night. When we arrived on Dec. 26th, they were only then setting up the Christmas tree and dining room. This led us to believe that there was no one staying at the resort previous to our arrival either.

The hotel maintained a veneer of 4 star quality, but once you scratched the surface nothing lived up to the hype. NOTHING WORKS! The tennis courts were cracked, the mini golf course was overgrown and flooded, the spa saunas were nonfunctional and the games room only had a working foosball table (the pool table did not work). The "yoga area" was a roofed area down the hill, there was no yoga instructor on site.

The food at the restaurant was excellent, but the menu was limited with just 3 pasta dishes and 4 entrees, and there isn't anywhere else to eat without driving at least 30 minutes. The hotel offers a supposed shuttle service to various locations, but we were charged between $15-$30 USD each way, including pickup from our previous hotel. We arranged a canopy tour in Puerto Viejo for 8:30 AM and the hotel manager told us it usually lasts around 4 hours. He then told us he would pick us up at 11:30 AM (which was less than 4 hours from the start of the tour) and when we arrived later than 11:30, we were charged an additional $10 USD on top of the already expensive shuttle cost, even though we did not ask him to pick us up at that time!

The room itself was quite basic, with creaky wooden floors, musty smell, paper thin walls and a bathroom that was questionable at best. It was shabbier than a roadside motel in North America. Twice the water simply shut off!

The management was terrible but the staff were quite nice. While few spoke English, they really made an effort and tried to make our stay the best it could be.

Overall the place was just disappointing, my wife and I were looking forward to a beautiful resort and we got a cheap motel. I really question the previous good reviews of this hotel!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Houston, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

Stayed there for 2 nights with my wife. Nice area, nice idea, bad finish and bad execution. I seriously question the all good reviews here! Did these people stay at another hotel? or is management writing the reviews? I guess there are no other bad reviews because nobody stays there, when we got there we were the only ones!
It is planed as a luxury resort, but .......
Spa? Does not have one! However it has a good looking pool.
Organized tours? Never seen anything!
Tennis Court? Not usable.
Bed? Plastic covers over the mattress!
Well, at least the AC worked!
....and, definitive don't go there if you do not have your own vehicle! You will be locked away 8 miles off the beach!

Room Tip: ...if you really want to go there, have a vehicle!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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IntiresortVillas, Manager at Inti Resort and Villas, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
Dear Sir,

Please know at Inti Resort and Villas we pride ourselves on trying to make our guests feel most welcome and comfortable.
I want to thank you for your comments. It was a pleasure to serve you. I understand that you had difficulty in accessing the wi-fi on the resort upon your arrival, but know that by the following day we worked tirelessly to get the wi-fi running so you and your wife could use it at your leisure.
I want to assure you that your comments about our reviews were highly offensive. As you may or may not know Trip Advisor controls and validates all reviews. I understand your expectations were not met, but to make such allegations is unfounded.
During your stay, I want to say that we were booked with visitors both prior to your visit and after. To suggest again that you were the only guests is false. Our resort is quite large, and takes up an enormous amount of space. Our guests are free to roam and be anywhere on the premises and take advantage of the tours and activities available. Please note that most guests had prearranged tours where they left in the early morning and didn’t return til late. Unfortunately, by the time you awoke most guests were on their adventures.

I feel we went to great lengths to accommodate you and your guests. I emphasize “guests” as you took your dog onto the resort. We clearly stipulate on our website that NO PETS are allowed on the property. We made an exception for you seeing as you possibly were not aware or you chose to ignore the information.
Seeing as our resort is intended for a restful and relaxing experience, we do not feel it is appropriate to push our guests into doing activities or tours or anything that may make them feel uncomfortable. Therefore, we give our guests their personal freedom to choose that which they want to partake in. I understand that most all-inclusive resorts offer games and activities set out by the staff, we do not claim to be that type of resort.
Being in Central America, there is much wildlife and because of that we must take every precaution necessary to avoid the invasion of creatures. Bed bugs being one of them! The plastic, you refer to in your review, is a hypoallergenic cover placed on the beds so that our guests are not infested with mites, bed bugs or any other creepy crawly that can cause harm. We take the comfort of our guests seriously, and we welcome any suggestions you may have should you know of any other material to use. You did have the option to have your cover removed if you were enduring that much discomfort.
I understand you were disappointed with the amount of travel distance you endured in getting to our resort. I again want to stipulate that the location is clearly outlined on our website. Being in the jungle, our resort requires a bit of driving. As most resorts in the area do. If you want to avoid the driving distance may we suggest staying in town (Puerto Viejo) to better suite your needs.
It was a pleasure to serve you. We regret that we could not meet your standards, but know we did our best to accommodate you.

Marcos Vinicio
Manager Inti Resort and Villas
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Property: Inti Resort and Villas
Address: Kilometres from the entrance of Lilan de Bordon 6 | San Rafael, Cahuita, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Cahuita
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 43 Specialty Lodging in Cahuita
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Inti Resort and Villas 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Inti Resort and Villas is a small and unique first class Feng Shui resort located within 20 minutes driving distance from the village of Cahuita on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica.Inti Resort and Villas is the newest and largest resort on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica. We are located six kilometers from the beach and twenty minutes away from Cahuita National Park. The resort is surrounded by magnificent jungle where wildlife can be seen and appreciated. In following Feng Shui principles, Inti Resort and Villas offers a serene and peaceful environment. It is the only resort of its kind, where visits to the resort go beyond rest and relaxation. Inti Resort and Villas specializes in yoga and meditation. Our yoga deck and meditation garden are surrounded by jungle and beautiful vegetation which provides any practitioner with a sense of peace and calmness in a natural setting. We also have a resort spa that specializes in massage and facials to further enhance the relaxation experience. Furthermore, Inti Resort and Villas has the largest swimming pool in the region. The resort also has a tennis court and mini gold course to fulfill endless amounts of fun and entertainment for all visitors and guests. ... more   less 
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Inti Resort And Villas Costa Rica/Cahuita

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