We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Clean and bright”
Review of Hotel Guarana

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Hotel Guarana
Certificate of Excellence
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Clean and bright”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

We only spent one night here, but enjoyed the accommodations. The kids thought the mosquito netting was neat and the fans kept the place cool. The cabina was clean and only a couple blocks from the main strip. The desk staff were helpful and the grounds filled with flora.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank BrianSix
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

321 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    203
    83
    19
    9
    7
See reviews for
30
123
55
6
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (21)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2013

My friend and I stayed here for two nights and found the room and small private terrace really charming. Our beds also had much appreciated mosquito nets. The atmosphere of the place was cozy and serene and the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. In fact its entirely thanks to one of the staff that we took an impromptu white water rafting trip - which turned out to be absolutely amazing!
Would definitely recommend this little oasis...

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Sian A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Los Angeles, California
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2013

My daughters and I shared a room at this very affordable place located in the heart of Puerto Viejo easily accessible to great restaurants and bars. The hotel is clean and well looked after and what really made the stay so wonderful for us, was the owner Paulo! What a wonderful, warm, kind-hearted Italian man he is and so accommodating. On one of the days we wanted to go check out Punta Uva beach and we asked him the best way to get there. We could have rented bikes - a steal at $5 for the day but I haven't been on a bike in years and was a little apprehensive so we consider either a taxi or bus as it was quite a walk...nowhere near the 15 mins some locals said it would be! Anyway, Paulo said he was going to his farm and he would drop us on the way which he did and he said he would check back in about 4 hours and if we were still there he would take us back. It was along the way for him, it was out of the way but he did it anyway and that's the kind of first rate service you can expect from Paulo. We all felt very teary when we said goodbye. He said we were welcome back any time and we didn't even need to pay....I may take him up on that! Paulo if you read this review...its from your Indian friends..mum and two girls who recently visited. We had a great time!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank indianbrit_13
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Champaign, Illinois, United States
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 20, 2013

My wife and I visited Cabinas Guarana a few years ago (our first time to Costa Rica together) and we couldn't have been more pleased with our choice to stay here. We opted to take the public bus system to Puerto Viejo and it turned out that a couple on our bus were friends of the owners, and not only gave us tips about Puerto Viejo, but also gave us a ride to the hotel in their taxi. All that to say, Puerto Viejo is a great community!

Cabinas Guarana itself is a wonderful place. The rooms are modest but excellent for the price. Clean and quiet with access to a commons area and kitchen to store and prepare snacks.

The location is perfect. It is very close to restaurants, a grocery store, and the touristy markets. While getting to the nicer beach takes about 5-10 minutes, the walk itself was one of the best parts of our trip (tip: while you can walk the main road south to playa cocles, there is a little path that winds through the trees right along the ocean. It is absolutely wonderful).

We loved it so much that now having visited the country multiples times we have slated Cabinas Guarana as the first destination that we will be doing a return visit (as soon as possible)!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Philip P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
San Jose, Costa Rica
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

This is a very lovely hotel or cabins in the center of Puerto Viejo. Excellent service, the rooms are always clean, the owners and workers of the hotel are great people always willing to clear doubts and offer advice to travel.
Love the place, can't complain at all.
Will be my first option when I go there again.
Thanks!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank sofiacal89
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Panama City, Panama
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2013

I often travel to Puerto Viejo as it is one of my favorite towns in Costa Rica. The people are friendly and laidback, it is a great place to relax. I ALWAYS stay here and have never had any complaints that I can remember. I like that it is close to everything in town yet far enough away that you can escape the noise and relax or sleep, no matter the time of day or night. Some of the hotels and hostels can get very loud, also depending on the location there may be a bar or restaurant very close by and can prove difficult to rest or take a nap. There is a grocery store very close by as well which is always handy if you need anything. The price is very economical, I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Puerto Viejo.

Room Tip: If you take the first room to the left, I cant remember the number, you can connect to the WiFi from...
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank jsparr0w
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Greater London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2013

This hotel is lovely when you first walk in with all the jungle around it, we got a private room for $30 a night if we paid cash before 9pm, otherwise if you paid with a card it would have been $35. The room was nice but a bit dark as the jungle offers no light through. We had a hammock outside our room. The bathroom was clean, it had an electric shower with hot water. The room was cleaned daily. The staff were friendly one minute, but then rude the next. There is a communal kitchen. Close to great cafe Bread and Chocolate. We hired bikes for $5 each a day which was good.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Alice W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Puerto Viejo de Talamanca hotels
1.3 mi away
Hotel Banana Azul
Hotel Banana Azul
#1 of 12 in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
1,466 reviews
0.4 mi away
Hotel Blue Conga
Hotel Blue Conga
#2 of 12 in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
644 reviews
1.1 mi away
Cariblue Beach & Jungle Resort
Cariblue Beach & Jungle Resort
#8 of 12 in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
1,029 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.2 mi away
Hotel La Costa de Papito
Hotel La Costa de Papito
#3 of 12 in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
686 reviews
1.9 mi away
Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel
0.2 mi away
Hotel Boutique Indalo
Hotel Boutique Indalo
#5 of 12 in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
234 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hotel Guarana? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Guarana

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
Amenities:
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline, Agoda and Booking.com so you can book your Hotel Guarana reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Guarana Hotel Puerto Viejo
Hotel Guarana Costa Rica/Limon

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing