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“Definitely a jungle out there!” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jacaranda Hotel and Jungle Garden

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Jacaranda Hotel and Jungle Garden
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53 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Definitely a jungle out there!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

I'm giving this two stars because there isn't all that much privacy and it's riddled with Mosquitos.

It's so hot and it doesn't take much to put screens on all the windows, but you won't find screens here. There are mosquito nets but they either don't fit the beds (wrongly placed) or they have holes in them. So expect a night spent up close and personal with the Mosquitos.

The cabins are very loud. Expect to hear everything from your next door neighbour!

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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CabinasJacaranda, Manager at Jacaranda Hotel and Jungle Garden, responded to this review, May 14, 2014
Thank you for your comment.

We will consider your comments in order to better our services, it is always a pleasure to hear the inconvenience in order to improve.

We are so grateful that you have stayed at Cabinas Jacaranda
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver, Canada
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23 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2014

We stayed here for one night. The room was fine, clean enough. The only problem was that the hotel was advertised as being extremely quiet and the guests were strongly advised to adhere to the quiet hour, 10pm. Our neighbours were VERY loud, blasting their TV with the door open and watching movies on their laptop outside of our room. No hotel staff said anything and they were loud into the night. We were awakened the next morning with a blasting TV at 6am. We checked out and moved on.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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CabinasJacaranda, Manager at Jacaranda Hotel and Jungle Garden, responded to this review, May 14, 2014
For us it was a pleasure to have you as a customer,.

Our warning to be quiet after nine at night is to avoid such inconvenience, unfortunately not all of our customers are aware of that. Sometimes we miss some of these situations.

apologize for the inconvenience.

But we very aware your comments, to avoid future problems.
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Sandefjord, Norway
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371 reviews
130 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2014

The room we stayed in was quite small for two people and luggage, The small and basic standard were however made up for by the fact that we had a small private area outside the room, with table, chairs and hammock. This was like a private sitting room in the middle of their fantastic garden. Other rooms, like those near the reception did not have the same option, having a common area with a few hammocks and chairs instead . Remember mossie repellent, lot of insects in the garden at dusk and dawn

The bathroom was really tiny, and warm water not in reliable supply

There is no fridge in the room, however a small common kitchen area where you can keep your stuff cool and even cook.

Room Tip: Room in the far end of the garden with private outdoor furniture
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank abcnord
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Anchorage, Alaska
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168 reviews
133 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2014

It was a nice place to stay. The room was a little. Small for two people and bags, but we made it work. I would've loved some a/c as it was really hot and the fan didn't really cut it. However the staff did give us a second fan to help. Gardens were beautiful. Was clean.

Room Tip: Not sure....ask for he best fan.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Cdnclan
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Memphis, Tennessee
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

We arrived in Puerto Viejo without accommodations already booked. The town is not very large and you can basically walk everywhere. We stopped in to the first hotel that we found, Jacaranda, and we were pleasantly surprised. The room that we, myself and my husband, got was HUGE. It had one queen and two twin beds in it. The room was only $50. It had air conditioning, which was great, and the beds were VERY comfortable, which is important to me. There were a couple of downsides, which is why I rated the hotel as only average. First, the shower in the room looked more like it use to be a closet, which is very strange. and it was not really that clean. We just waited till we got to the next city that we were in to shower. Not saying that all of the rooms are like this, but ask to see the room first and check it out. Also, you can not drink any alcohol in their cute courtyard at all. Which is fine if you don't mind bringing it to your room, but if you don't like being cooped up, it may be a problem. Third, you must pay in cash which can be an inconvenience to some, but luckily we had cash on us. Fourth, the parking situation was very tricky. They advertise parking, but they only REALLY had room enough for about five cars without people having to move their cars to let others in or out, which is what we had to do. We actually had to leave our car parked on the street for some time before someone else left. We weren't that comfortable with that and stayed close to the hotel for an hour or so until it was time for us to park. Also, the next morning we actually had to wake someone else up that was blocking us in when we were ready to leave. With all that being said, it was still a great place, because at least it HAD parking and HAD air conditioning and was ONLY $50. You will find that not all hotels even offer these things so it was worth it, especially for the price. All in all, great place, close to the beach, restaurants, ATM's, and fun bars.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank mkc85
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

My partner and I stayed in the 2 bed apartment at Jacaranda recently and absolutely loved it.

The location is fantastic and the staff are very friendly. The apartment had everything necessary to ensure a more than comfortable stay. Big rooms, clean bathroom with a big shower, even a great little kitchen. We even had our own terrace with a sofa, hammock and dining table which we loved.

The hotel itself is only about 100 meters from the beach and 50 meters from the high street which is great as you're close enough to walk everywhere but out of the way of any noise.

The owner, Vera, is extremely friendly and helpful. She gave us extra pillows, hangers and even an iron and hairdryer to borrow for our stay.

We highly recommend this hotel if you want to visit Puerto Viejo.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Walkerville, Australia
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38 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in a standard room $30 for one night and moved to a nice big apartment for 3 nights at $60 per night. Great bed, nice staff, quiet and very relaxing place. Wifi didn't work in apartment. Shower not great - low pressure. We enjoyed this place particularly for the spacious living, private kitchen and friendly staff. Clean. Welcoming. Cool place.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Jacaranda Hotel and Jungle Garden

Property: Jacaranda Hotel and Jungle Garden
Address: Avenida 67 & Calle 215, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 101 Specialty Lodging in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We have 14 rooms and bungalows with private bath with hot water, ventilators, hammocks, mosquito nets, television, gift shop, mosaic tiled floors all nestled in a exotic and magical garden.Our services include shared service kitchen, massage bless SPA, private parking, laundry service, security box, baggage storage, mini bar.Wi-Fi and cable T.V. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Cabinas Jacaranda Puerto Viejo
Jacaranda Hotel And Jungle Garden Costa Rica/Limon

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