Booked 2 nights here (on the basis of one suspiciously good TripAdvisor review...) as part of a 2 week circuit of Costa Rica by hire car. Indeed the owners give a nice welcome and the wooden accommodation is clean inside. However, we did not sleep due to all night fighting dogs, quad-bikes passing, cockerels that cock-a-doodle-doo'd from 1am, plus we could hear every word the guests in the next room were saying due to the paper-thin wood partition, and the killer, next-door's howler monkey really going for it. Awful, plus everything was permanently dust-coated due to the proximity to the dirt road (not the beach side...)
We made the mistake of paying the 2 nights up-front ($70). When we emerged red-eyed and nauseous with insomnia to recount the first night to our host, we were told that everywhere in Costa Rica is this noisy and to chill out and enjoy the nature... and no refund, not even for the second night (which of course we did not spend here). We subsequently spent 12 extremely peaceful nights in various CR hotels.
Anyway, dear owners, we hope you put our $35 to good use.... Maybe an investment in earplugs for future unfortunate guests?
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Raratonga Costa Rica/Santa Teresa