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Hotel Guarana
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Padua, Italy
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“great stay!”
Reviewed January 7, 2012

We really enjoyed the nicely decorated, comfy and clean rooms. The atmosphere is friendly and the owner, Paolo, is even more. The common areas are well equiped and the kitchen is clean. Good quality-price value!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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North Little Rock, AR
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Reviewed January 2, 2012

I stayed two nights here (Dec 25 and 26) and was sad that I had to leave. I loved the room, loved the porch, and loved the common area. The whole property has a wonderful feel. The owner is a wonderful man who always went out of his way to make sure the guests were comfortable. He gave excellent practical advice on where to eat, what to do, where to go. I can't think of a better place to have spent Christmas Day!!! I can't wait to visit again!

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
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Athens, Greece
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49 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2011

For 25$ this is an excellent choice. Clean, nice atmosphere, very good customer service and location. Nothing to complain...

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Utah
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed December 27, 2011

I have stayed here twice now, once for two weeks and once for a few days. The hotel is very clean and comfortable, and the prices are reasonable. But what makes it perfect are the owners (Paolo and Giovanna), staff (especially Alma and Rosie), and (OK, Saba, you get a line, too) dog running it. Paolo's smile, hugs, and energy will brighten up anyone's day. His friendliness contributes to the guests' friendliness which makes Hotel Guarana more than just a hotel.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
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Montpellier, France
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed December 19, 2011

After 1 month travelling across Costa Rica I stayed in many places and The Cabinas Guaraná was the best cheap hotel that I found. The owner gives precious advice for places to visit and things to do in the area of Puerto Viejo. Rooms makes you feel like at home and the kitchen is a place to meet and share experience with other residents. Thank you for your kindness !

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed December 5, 2011

Everything about this hotel is spot on.
The rooms are large, very clean, well decorate, properly screened in to prevent bugs and equipped with a powerful ceiling fan.
Each room has a porch with a hammock and a nice outdoor space.
The reception area has comfortable couches, tables and chairs to use while you connect to the internet or enjoy your morning coffee.
All of the staff is friendly and happy to offer advice and assistance.
The real gem of this hotel is the owner Paolo whose goal is give everyone a positive experience and lasting memories of Puerto Viejo.
On the second to last day of my stay he decide to take ten of us by public bus to a beautiful waterfall and swimming hole in Bri Bri. Everyone had a wonderful time!
Thamks again, hope to come back soon!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
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Hoensbroek, Limburg, Netherlands
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10 reviews
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Reviewed November 27, 2011

I would recommend this hotel and location to family and friends in a heartbeat. A very charming Italian gentleman runs the place. In the morning, he guided us on a snorkeling expedition at a nearby beach, free of charge. The private cabinas lie in-between lush foliage that really gives the feel of staying someplace exotic. The rooms were spacious and comfortable with enough beds to sleep up to four. We greatly appreciated the mosquito nets since the area seems pretty infested with mosquitoes and ants. Do not be surprised if you wake up in the morning a bit bitten. The hotel has as strong wi-fi connection, a stationary computer for public use, and two floating laptops the owner allows people to use for internet access, all perks making it a really friendly vacation experience. The only down-side keeping this a 4- instead of a 5-star review, in my opinion, is the public kitchen. The dishes were not cleaned well and the refrigerator contained some molding things that kept me from wanting to store anything in there. I appreciate this has a lot to do with how the kitchen facilities are maintained by guests but do think the hotel staff should put more effort into monitoring its upkeep.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Guarana
Address: Avenida 69 | 50 m. from Megasuper, Puerto Viejo Center, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 41001, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Guarana is a small hotel full of colors and good energy. We have 12 rooms individually ,uniquely decorated. We are situated in one of the most quiet and central streets in Puerto Viejo, 200 m. only steps to beach and restaurants. The hotel is safe, private and set in a lush tropical garden of flowers and fauna. Services include; Wireless, Laundry, Safe in room, Parking, communal kitchen totally equipped. English, Spanish, French & Italian spoken. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Guarana Hotel Puerto Viejo
Hotel Guarana Costa Rica/Limon

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