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Playa Negra Guesthouse

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 2 April 2012

We stayed here for two nights beginning our week trip to Costa Rica. If you're making the jaunt to the east coast then you need to stay here. It's probably the finest accomodations in Cahuita. Immaculate grounds, wonderful pool, clean and comfortable rooms. The sound of the Carribean Sea crashing the shore a hundred or so yards away. Many thanks...

Thank Steve W
Mountain View, CA
Reviewed 27 March 2012

All the reviews are right. The owners are wonderful hosts. The bungalows are beautiful (and reminds one of the British bungalows in their former colonies). Incredibly well-kept gardens. Who could ask for more? Hosts will provide you guidance for the local attractions if you ask.

Thank NeemCR
Missoula, Montana, United States
Reviewed 17 March 2012

Very comfortable - comfy beds with nice sheets, spacious and nicely furnished room, clean. Great pool area, sweet dogs. And in a nice location - close to the town, but not too close, and right across from a really great beach for swimming. Definitely a great value for the cost.

Thank Annette P
Quebec City
Reviewed 16 March 2012

Awsome place to stay. Bungalows are very well-maintained, fully-equiped. Beach in front is clean and so much fun to play in the waves with the children and the body boards (furnished by the guesthouse). Owners Michel and Gred are awsome hosts. The garden is beautifull. Once you're here, you don't want to go out anymore.

Thank Ancolie S S
Reviewed 6 March 2012

I loved our stay at the guesthouse last week. It had some of the best gardens I have seen in all of Costa Rica. The location on playa negra is ideal. It is further from town but I prefer the beach to the town. Very nice pool with the stocked fridge was a nice touch. Greg was a great host....

Thank EEJ25
Quebec City, Canada
Reviewed 28 February 2012

I stayed at Playa Negra Guesthouse February 24-25-26-27, 2012. Wow... what a nice place! Thank you very much Michel and Greg! You did an awesome job! Great hosts... beautiful grounds... nice beach... Dolly and Pepper are so adorable! Pura vida in Cahuita! :) They know Cahuita really well! They can help you finding good restaurants (they have pretty much all...

Thank FredzWay
Reviewed 11 February 2012

Set amidst beautiful gardens, the accommodations include a porch with attractive patio furniture, a comfortable bed, lots of hot water, a mini fridge with coffee maker, and two plates, mugs, sets of utensils and cutting board. The room is immaculate and tastefully decorated. There also is an inviting swimming pool, next to a common kitchen that includes a fridge stocked...

Thank Cutetreefrog
Barrie, Canada
Reviewed 5 February 2012

Yes these reviews are getting monotonous but they are true - a 5 star experience for a 3 star price! Lush, well maintained grounds, thoughtfully planned accommodation, spotless rooms...relaxed but helpful owners and staff. The sound of birdsong in the morning was lovely and the sound of the local howler monkey hauntingly beautiful. Then there is the constant background music...

1Thank Peytonsage
Los Angeles
Reviewed 25 January 2012

My wife and I stayed three nights at Playa Negra Guesthouse in September '11. We arrived in the dark, a few days early, tired from a long day of driving. The wonderful hosts could not be more welcoming. We stayed in the single room and it was large, very clean and perfect! Not much to say that hasn't been said...

4Thank myhotrs
Tampa, Florida, United States
Reviewed 19 January 2012

I had the best time of my life here. Cabins were perfect and comfortable. The grounds were beautiful and peaceful. We got to see wildlife right outside our door. The staff could not have been any better. They are some of the nicest people you will ever meet. Their enthusiam for costa rica made our trip a dream. I can't...

3Thank Christine C

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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Playa Negra Guesthouse is a small seaside hotel located at Playa Negra, on the southern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, one kilometre north of the centre of the town of Cahuita. Opened in December 2008, the hotel offers upper scale accommodation consisting of two lovely, fully equipped Caribbean style cottages, three tastefully decorated guest rooms, swimming pool and pool house. The cottages and rooms overlook lush, carefully maintained gardens. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Playa Negra Guesthouse

Address: Metre North Of the Football Field 100 | Playa Negra, Cahuita 70403, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Cahuita
Price Range: £51 - £82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Playa Negra Guesthouse 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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