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Hotel Raratonga
Ranked #9 of 31 Santa Teresa B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
1 review
“Perfecto!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

We had a great experience at Hotel Raratonga! It met our needs in a clean, safe, and comfortable place to stay with a price that was reasonable. The location is near quality restaurants, cafes (Ginger Cafe), the beach and the supermarket was a 2 minute walk down the street. Our time spent at Hotel Raratonga will provide us with many great memories of Costa Rica and Santa Teresa. Lastly, as mentioned in many other reviews, Alessia is great and always there for you. She responded to all my questions in a timely manner while planning our trip and continued to offer her assistance when needed throughout our stay at her hotel. I can't wait to go back!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

Enjoyed our time at Hotel Raratonga, firstly because Alessia is so available to help with any needs. The couple of maintenance issues we had were immediately addressed, the accomodations were cute and clean and we would definitely consider Hotel Raratonga on a return trip.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

Searching for a balanced Costa Rica location one that provides seclusion yet offers nearby amenities is difficult. Writing this review is difficult bc I dare not want to spoil such a wonderful place. You can find no better than this wonder hotel nestled into a jungle-like atmosphere you feel instantly at home here. Clean, safe, spoilingly friendly between a hotel/hostel/private home there truly is not a better option than Hotel Raratonga. Santa Teresa is a wonderful place and will hopefully preserve what makes it so special. Your time researching should end here as mine did, you will fall in love with this hotel, the staff, the others that stay there. This is pura vida. Respect, preserve, and forever enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

We stayed in both the hotel and the apartment locations and both were clean, safe and quiet. The owner speaks English and is super helpful. We had a couple of minor crises and she went out of her way to make phone calls and contacts for us.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Winterthur, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

We've travelled to Costa Rica a few times already and Hotel Raratonga is definitely the best place I can imagine. Very friendly stuff, beautiful rooms, very clean, quiet, close to the beach, close to supermarket and excellent restaurants in the midst of a stunning environment.
Go there, you'll love it!

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Alajuela, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

I was looking for a place to be in my visit to Santa Teresa for 2 days. I found this place on a web site and went for it. The wooden apartaments are simple, clean and just enough to have a nice trip to the beach. Full equipped kitchen is a plus, help you save some money by cooking your own meals. Johhny is a nice guy and very kind when helping us in anything. Bottom line, I recommend this place to anybody.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2011

Very quiet location on the opposite side of street from beach. Almost like a treehouse. Alexandra was extremely helpful. Couldn't ask for more at three price.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Additional Information about Hotel Raratonga

Property: Hotel Raratonga
Address: | 3 kms north from the Intersection of Playa el Carmen, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Raratonga is a small friendly lodge with 7 units total, double private rooms and fully equipped kitchen apartments for 2 to 4 persons, swimming pool, A/C, private bathroom, hot water, safety box, wi-fi, daily cleaning. Rates from $45-$60 p/night p/double room. 5 minutes walking from the best surf spot and beach of Santa Teresa, supermarkets and restaurants. Ideal for couples, families and group of friends. ... more   less 
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Hotel Raratonga Costa Rica/Santa Teresa

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