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Hotel Chantel
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Playas del Coco
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chicago, il
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11 reviews
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“Stunning views, beautiful hotel”
Reviewed 28 March 2014

This hotel has the MOST amazing views, they are truly breathtaking. The view from the top floor, where the restaurant is, is just stunning. One evening my husband and I brought a bottle of wine from town and enjoyed the sunset up there. I believe they are a relatively new hotel, yet everyone was extremely helpful and really went out of their way to make our stay comfortable. The room had plenty of space and there is free wifi. The staff is very knowledgeable about the surrounding beaches, restaurants, bars and tours. Breakfast is complimentary and there is a pool on premises with another great view. We stayed there early March for about 5 days and did not have a car. If you don’t rent a car, you will need to take a cab into town (Coco beach is where the bars and restaurants are), you really can’t walk from the hotel because of the steep roads. But Coco beach is only a five minute cab ride away, Ocotal beach is maybe a ten minute cab ride. You must see Ocotal beach, it’s quite beautiful and very quiet. We never had any trouble calling or finding a taxi to take us to/from the hotel to the beaches or into town, so not having a car isn’t a problem. I absolutely love when there are animals at hotels, and the owner has three dogs that visit. I highly recommend staying here, it’s very quiet and being away from town (Coco beach), you don’t have to worry about the loud bars and patrons.

Room Tip: All rooms faced the ocean, so you have a great view no matter what room you stay in.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 26 March 2014 via mobile

Everything was great from the location to the view to the free daily breakfast to the very nice staff. 5 mins to coco beach & 5 mins to town cab cost $5 USD it was just great !!! Would stay Here again!

Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

This is a very nice hotel with a gorgeous view and nice rooms. There are a few areas that they need to improve in order for me to rate them excellent. Simple things that didn't hurt our stay but just bumped them down a notch. We stayed in a 1 bedroom suite. The kitchen was poorly stocked (no cutting board, large knives, anything to cook with in the oven, etc.), only 1 bar of tiny soap was provided which didn't last the trip and wasn't restocked, the pool needed some skimming (it was dry season though so a lot of leaves are falling and it's probably hard to keep up) and the low quality of the toilet paper did not match the quality of the hotel.
But it had a great view, breakfast was good and we really enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Province of San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 25 March 2014 via mobile

An extraordinary experience, customer service and view. 100% recommended. The 2 bedroom Appartment is perfect for a family and the decoration is moderm and beautiful. Perfect place to rest and also there are significant amount of places that we could go such as Playas del Coco, Playa Hermosa, Cafe de Playa Beach club, among others.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Vancouver, Canada
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2 reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed at Hotel Chantel for 2 weeks and our stay was truly AMAZING! The room was beautiful with a gorgeous view overlooking the water as the hotel is situated at the top of a high hill. The family who owns the hotel were absolutely incredible to us and they made sure we had everything during our stay. Anita and Chantel were so caring and treated us like family. This is a great place to stay if you want to avoid the noise of the main strip, but it only takes a few minutes via cab to get there. I highly recommend this hotel and will definitely come back in the near future. A MUST STAY! - Jen

Room Tip: The suites have an amazing view of the water. If you are looking to splurge, definitely try for the...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 7 March 2014

This hotel is situated at the top of a high hill and the view is astounding! The staff treats you like family and answers any questions and goes out of their way to help. The new owner just took over in June and is fellow Canadian. She visited with us every day and made us feel so welcome. The rooms were very clean and service was great.
Thank you Hotel Chantel for making our stay in Costa Rica a good experience!

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

Me and my boyfriend stayed at Hotel Chantel for 9 days in the Penthouse... We were truly blown away by our experience. The room was beautiful and spacious with a private patio with amazing views of the ocean and coco. The family who owned the hotel were so welcoming and informative on places to eat and things to see in the area. It was the perfect hotel to really emerge ourselves with the Costa Rica way of life. The staff was so nice and we got to know everyone by name by the end of our trip. I would say this is the best location to stay in Coco best views and you avoid the noise of the main strip, takes 2min in a cab to get to town. I would highly recommend this hotel! we are already planning our next stay :).... If the restaurant is open be sure to eat there! we ate there several times... the best fish tacos and food we had on our trip.

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Property: Hotel Chantel
Address: Vista Marina, Playas del Coco 10002, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playas del Coco
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Playas del Coco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Chantel 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Chantel is a unique Ocean View Boutique Hotel overlooking Playas Del Coco, Guanacaste. It is an 8 minute drive to the beachfront. The property is located on a mountain along the country’s beautiful Northern Pacific coastline and yields breathtaking panoramic ocean views of Playas del Coco as well as the surrounding forest. Playas del Coco is a popular area for tours such as boat trips, zip-lining, volcanos, waterfalls, fishing, snorkeling, ATV trips, and more. Playas del Coco is known as a gateway for surfers to get to Roca Bruja and Ollie's Point and is also a prime scuba diving destination. There are plenty of shops, restaurants, bars, discos, casinos, markets, banks. ... more   less 
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