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Hotel Boutique Indalo
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Coimbra, Portugal
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216 reviews
134 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“Excellent place, great owners”
Reviewed November 21, 2013

This hotel is super cool, located at a 5 min walking from the center of the nice Puertoviejo village. Spacious rooms, everything very clean and with a nice feeling from Europe. Decoration is super cool and the idea of having the hotel outside grounds with gravel it's very clever: when it rains (and in Costa Rica it rains a lot!!) the floors don't get soaked and you can enter your room without get everything a mess. I would suggest a bigger fan to the room: as there is no A/C, the small fan in the wall seemed too small for the room space and the climate is hot and humid, so you'll get sweaty. The wi-fi is free and the signal is ok. The place is completely safe, you feel as you are in a small comunity.
Cristina and Carlos are a very nice Spanish couple, they gave us very nice advice about restaurants, what to see and do around Puertoviejo/Cahuita. They also have a nice dog (Lío).
I recommend this place to everybody, if you don't want to ruin your budget but if you also want a great place to rest.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2013

The owners - Cristina and Carlos were super friendly and extremely nice and helpful!!! Top-notch!!! They helped me a lot with the transpiration to Tortuguero and gave me excellent tips.
The location is perfect, close to the main road of the village and very close to the beach, the room was very big and clean, the internet was excellent to.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2013

The place is quite new but is looking a little worn already. There is no a/c and no ventilation at night because the room only has a door, which you need to keep shut at night. There are also no insect screens, just thick curtains, which do not only keep insects out but also fresh air. The rooms themselves are quite big and spacious but the bathroom is not a separate room so if you need privacy you have to tell you travel buddy to leave the room. Overall, it was ok, but I think I will try somewhere else next time.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2013

I travelled to Costa Rica alone and spent 5 days in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. I had the greatest experience at Hotel Indalo; Felt like my second home. The owners were incredibly welcoming, genuine, understanding and accommodating throughout my entire stay. They went above and beyond the usual to make me feel at home. The hotel was easy to find as they have appropriate signage to lead you there. It's tucked away in a quiet part of town giving you the feel that you are far from the action but you are actually a short 3 mins walk to the main road. The rooms are nice and private, clean and spacious giving you that loft-like, art deco feel with an open concept. Love the all white walls, cement floors and wood beam ceilings. The glass door/windows is a unique touch. The hot water is also a great feature since this is not so common in Costa Rican budget accommodations. You have a cute lil sitting area right outside your room for yourself, for those who smoke or just feel to sit and listen to nature do it's thing! Quite relaxing atmosphere!!! They provide meals and laundry for a small fee which was convenient. There are a vast amount of tours to chose from and they are more than willing to help you book them. They were more than willing to suggest other things to do around town and help you navigate your way around. Everything is close by...Literally! There are plenty of restaurants around, a grocery store and long stretches of beaches to hang out. All in all, great place to stay. I would recommend it to anyone with 100% confidence they will enjoy their stay. I will definitely be back!!! Thank you for all your kindness :) Pura Vida!!!

Room Tip: They are all nice!!!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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harstad
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

Has been looking around in the caribian sea for a honeymoon destination. Had a friend that took his last highschool year in Costa Rica and was very satisfied. We do also have a couple of Costa Rican premierleague soccerplayers over here in Norway. I just can`t lie around in an tiny caribbian island, I need to be able to rent a car or a motorbike and getaround to see stuff. Hopefully a trip over to Panama will be possible, If I dont have to apply for a visa a year ahead. As of course can be done. The reviews yours hotel gets makes me certain that this will be the perfect honeymoon destination, as soon I figure out the best route by plane. Got meself to Uruguay and Bolivia a couple of yeard ago, though.
Cheers Eivind Ottar Hanssen

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cristina C, Owner at Hotel Boutique Indalo, responded to this review, August 11, 2013
It will be a pleasure!! Please let me know whatever you need: hboutiqueindalo@gmail.com
Thank you so much,
Cristina!
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

Hotel Indalo is a true gem in Puerto Viejo. Our group was brought to this place after arriving at a very bad hotel outside Puerto Viejo. The owner's and staff went out of there way to help our group settle in and make sure all was covered with our needs. Our trip would not have been the same without their help. It was a blessing to have found our way to Hotel Boutique Indalo. Real beds, Hot water, Mold Free, Clean, and Beautiful. The environment was so calm and quiet as well as being in town. You can walk everywhere really easily. Plus they can serve you breakfast and there are great rocking chairs to sit in as well as a loveable dog named Leo. Overall our group got to spend about two weeks at this spot..We left for a jungle retreat and then came back after it was over. Thankful to see friendly faces, have a clean jungle free bedroom, and get some lovely dryer helped laundry done. Totally a gem. Highly Recommend.

Room Tip: All rooms are great! They do have two rooms for three people.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Cristina C, Owner at Hotel Boutique Indalo, responded to this review, August 11, 2013
Hello Amy,
It was great having you at Indalo and hope to see you soon. For us also has been a really great experience working with the group!
Thank you!!!!!! and you have your home at the Caribe!
Cristina.
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

I was traveling with a group of people and we made two stops here during our stay in Costa Rica. Our hosts were incredibly nice and helpful, they even let me borrow their bike to run an errand in town once I had returned my bike for the day. The rooms are very clean and modern feeling, I love the white walls and ceilings. They have the greatest little dog there and common area to hang out during your stay. I would absolutely recommend Hotel Indalo to anyone planning on visiting Puerto Viejo.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel Boutique Indalo
Address: Corner 219A Street & 67 Avenue | 85 meters west of Taller Dani car mechanic workshop, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Boutique Indalo 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel boutique Indalo has been opened since the 22nd December 2012, so it is complete new. They offer big rooms with prívate bathrooms. Each room has a terrace and air conditioning. It is inspired in a "Cortijo Andaluz", typical south of Spain, building. We have a big garden. It is a peacefull place in the town. We use to have monkeys and sloth as neighbours. ... more   less 
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