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Hotel Cantarana

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 22 October 2012

This was our first visit to Costa Rica. We were met at the gate in front of Hotel Cantarana by Sabine and Marko and their daughter. Each took a suitcase as we walked toward our room. Throughout our visit, this was the level of service – always anticipating our next need. We arrived just at the end of the two...

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Cantarana, Owner at Hotel Cantarana, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your nice words. You mad my wife Sabine cry, you touched her heart. What a delight to see you two together. You are such a lovely couple. We enjoyed seeing you those couple of days at breakfast time, caring with so much love for each other. Thank you for being such a great example for...

Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 2 October 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Hotel Cantarana for 4 nights in September. We are no strangers to Costa Rica, but it was our first time staying in Playa Grande. It was the last few days of our trip and an absolutely enjoyable experience made so by the lovely new owners, Sabine and Marko. Playa Grande is a small...

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Cantarana, Owner at Hotel Cantarana, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us and for the great review you have written. Because this was your first review, we really appreciate all the work you put in, to sign up with Tripadvisor, in order to be able to write a review for us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed not only our hotel, but...

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 30 September 2012

We can not say enough good things about our stay with Sabine & Marko! We arrived on the day of our 10 yr anniversary and were greeted as we pulled up by Sabine & Marko. It was their off season and the restaurant was closed as well as most places in Playa Grande. Knowing it was our anniversary they went...

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Cantarana, Owner at Hotel Cantarana, responded to this review

We are so happy to see, that you enjoyed your stay with us. I would like to thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review and show us how much you enjoyed staying with us. We hope to see you again in the future.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 19 September 2012

The last 3 days of our trip were meant to be spent in Tamarindo, but we hated Tamarindo and skipped town for nearby Playa Grande. We left in a hurry because our hotel in Tamarindo was the worst hotel we'd stayed at in Costa Rica, and when we arrived early the owners gave us complimentary coffee while we waited for...

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Cantarana, Owner at Hotel Cantarana, responded to this review

Dear K. & J. thank you so much for your nice words. Jeannette had to go back to Germany, but only a few days later she decided, she likes it here better, in the warm weather and with all those friendly people around. We have been able to hire her again:) Hopefully she will stay with us for a long...

Austin, Texas, United States
Reviewed 3 August 2012

I think we found a small piece of paradise. This was my fourth visit to Costa Rica and Hotel Cantarana was by far the best place we have stayed. It is run by a German couple, Marion & Reinhard, who make you feel like you are a guest in their home. They have 4 rooms on the property and another...

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Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed 30 July 2012

Our stay at Hotel Cantarana was excellent! Delicious breakfast, wonderful hosts, and a short walk to quiet and beautiful Playa Grande. You will be so happy you stayed here, and we hope to return again someday!

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 18 July 2012

A perfect spot for a lovely week of touring, beach walks, sunsets and the gracious hospitality of hosts Marion and Reinhard. We will be back! John K.

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 30 May 2012

My girlfriend and I stayed at Hotel Cantarana for 4 nights during our trip to Costa Rica last month, and I can't recommend it highly enough. Marion and Rheinhardt are super cool and extremely accomodating. The breakfast is fantastic (as is the coffee), and the garden is beautiful. The rooms are pretty basic, but they are spotless, and they have...

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Lake Tahoe
Reviewed 24 May 2012

Bordering the expansive beach at the southern end of Playa Grande, you encounter a quiet, private community of high-end tropical homes in which this hotel is located. Hotel Cantarana is unique in its offerings of exceptional quality food and efficient, delightful service. Breakfast is delicious, as mentioned in other reviews. The rooms are clean and comfortable, and the shower in...

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Quebec, Quebec, Canada
Reviewed 5 May 2012

Perfect ! There is only one word to say when we think about our recent stay at the Cantarana Hotel : Perfect. This hotel is highly recommended. The food at the restaurant is awesome. Fresh fish (catch of the day) everyday, the meat is also perfect and we loved their breakfast. The staff will make you feel at home and...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Hotel Restaurant Cantarana
Hotel Restaurant Cantarana
Cuisines: Seafood, South American, Costa Rican
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our small Boutique Hotel is situated in the Northwest of Guanacaste on a peninsula bordering directly on Marino Las Baulas National Park. We are 100m from the almost deserted endless beach of Playa Grande. In our beautiful double rooms & tropical garden you will find tranquility & relaxation in soothing seclusion. Our atmospheric restaurant invites you to tasty culinary excursions for your eyes and taste. Our experienced team looks after you with great care, doing their very best to make your holiday a pleasantly unforgettable one. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Cantarana

Address: Palm Beach Estates | 50308 Cabo Velas, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Grande
Price Range: £65 - £103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Cantarana 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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Also Known As:
Cantarana Hotel Playa Grande
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Playa Grande
#1 Family Hotel in Playa Grande
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Playa Grande
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