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“If you need peace, and quietness. This is the place to stay.”

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VIP Hotel Playa Negra
Reviewed March 18, 2012

This is an apartment hotel, and you will get lots of space. Perfect place to stay, if you are going to stay, a long time in Puerto Viejo. But prepare yourself, that it lies approximately 3 km from the city, and about one kilometer from the beach. The hotel has an okay swimming pool. Very kind staff, and good breakfast. If you need peace, and quietness this is the place to stay.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 5, 2012

The hotel is VERY secluded and hard to find. The owner Marian, is the kindest, sweetest hostess. She greeted us with a huge umbrella, as it was pouring, and a hug. I think the hotel is quite new, or renamed/refurbished. There was only one other couple staying there at the time. The rooms are HUGE (two bedrooms, full kitchen, nice porches), and the breakfast was amazing! However, the fact that it's sooo secluded and far from everything else may be its downfall unfortunately. If you are looking for a place that's quiet, and away from it all then this is your place. It was clean, and the grounds are beautiful, and as I mentioned before Marian, although she doesn't speak too much English, was a doll. She treated us as we were family, and I wish her all the best with the hotel. I will say however, for us, we were glad we only had one night booked there. We went to banana azul the next night, and there is no comparison... Again, it's a nice hotel, with kind staff and delicious breakfast, but definitely not close to anything. If you're the type of traveler who just wants a hotel with a nice pool, then you may like this, but definitely not my first choice.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank gidget2
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Reviewed March 3, 2012

Awesome. The resort was beautiful and the care and attention we received from Marian, Dilan and her staff made our vacation better than I could have imagined. This place was exactly what we expected after reading the reviews and checking out the website.
I want to emphasize:the room is very pretty and has very comfortable beds. Also, it has a high security.
I recommend it to anyone who wants to go to Puerto Viejo. VIP HOTEL is in the middle of the nature where you can enjoy its beaches and much more...AMAZING!!!!!

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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4  Thank Montserrat J
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Reviewed January 15, 2012

i was in puerto viejo 2 times and that time i choose the best option.
Amazing new hotels, near to the beach (7 mn walking) and relaxed place.
you have good atention of the owner and the hotel have to many new facilities :
barbacue/relax place
swimingpool
big complete rooms
The apartments new, confortables and stylish, really, the coolest place of puerto viejo in the middle of the nature.
very good experience.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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9  Thank Patrizia D
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Reviewed January 7, 2012

First things first, Marian who works there is a lovely lady. She was kind and helpful. However this doesn't make up for our disappointment with the hotel.

1. It is far from the beach. The website indicates otherwise. It is at least 15 mins walk along a bumpy dirt track.

2. The rooms are huge, which for us meant it didn't feel cosy. However they have been tastefully done. Each with a kitchen and lounge. For some people this would be great, of course.

3. There is no safe. As it is so isolated and they've already had a robery, this is just foolish. Plus our door didn't lock properly, so it was extra bad.

4. There are a lot of bugs. This isn't the hotel's fault, but it's something to be aware of. As they're truly located in the jungle, we were bitten here more than anywhere else on our 3 week trip.

5. It's too expensive for what it is. The prices should be lower. We met people on tours, saw their rooms and heard the rates. We were definitely over-paying.

All this said, the breakfasts were great, the pool area is decent and the staff very friendly. So if they can sort out these issues and you don't mind relative isolation and you aren't hoping to be by the beach, it'd be much better.

  • Stayed: December 2011
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Address: 3er camino a la izquierda del Hotel Banana Azul. | Fin de la ruta, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 57 B&Bs / Inns in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range: $141 - $196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — VIP Hotel Playa Negra 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a different hotel,offer much more than a quarter,have for you a house suite,for the same price,more privacy,more space,more comfort.A luxury available to everyone.The suites are fully equipped,microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, satellite TV, internet, blender,safe-deposit box,pool,professional gym,fantastic garden,BBQ,rancho lounge,parking,laundry.Everything you need....will be our pleasure to make your dreams come true. ... more   less 
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