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Sol y Luna Lodge
Ranked #4 of 6 Playa Grande B&B and Inns
Bay Area, California
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful place!!!”
Reviewed 23 January 2008

We just spent one week at Sol Y Luna lodge. It is a great, restful location, very cute bungalows with hammocks on the porch. Each bungalow is very private, with hibiscus fences between each of them. The landscaping is great, and there is a nice pool and jacuzzi also. If you are looking for a peaceful place, this is it. Alex and Carmen are great hosts, and work very hard to make this a paradise for those who visit.

cat22
discovery bay, ca

  • Liked — Peaceful, beautiful location
  • Disliked — Needed place to hang things, storage space
  • Stayed January 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 December 2007

I really wanted to like Sol Y Luna and was excited to stay here, but can't say it lived up to my expectations. I can see why some people would really enjoy it here though because it is very calm and restful in a beautiful forest location. I can see this hotel really turning into something great, it is just missing a few touches. The price is incredible though, so I suppose you can't be terribly picky.

It just seemed like the hotel wasn't ready to be opened yet, it felt deserted and I was scared to walk around by myself at night. There are no lights around the walkways or pool area. There is a light in the pool but not on the deck so it was dark and a bit scary (I am a bit of a chicken though)...and the road was almost impassable due to a very bad rain. Alex had it fixed immediatley, but since the last rain was October I wondered why he hadn't fixed it before our arrival. The property is beautiful, with howler monkeys on the grounds, and the cabinas are great and private. Ours was not clean though, and the sheets seemed as though they had been washed awhile ago then left on the beds. I found dead bugs and dirt in the beds and in the bathroom.

We went to breakfast in the morning and when we returned the room was being cleaned, so I am thinking it was perhaps a fluke that things weren't up to par...we didn't stick around to find out though.

We were there in the low season so I think that perhaps Alex just hadn't gotten into the swing of things yet. There is a wet bar at the end of the pool (and the pool area and jacuzzi are beautiful by the way) but it is not open (it would not have made sense for it to be open as there were no guests.) One negative is that the path to the beach has been closed. We did not like driving to the beach and did not stay a second night here.

  • Stayed November 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 May 2007

We spent five nights at this great spot at the north end of Playa Grande. Nestled in a wooded/jungley area, it was a quiet oasis. Everything was great from the pool, to the hammocks on the deck, to the comfy bed, to the very friendly owner and lodge architect, Alex. The thatched roof cabins were very clean and tastefully decorated. Approximately 300 meters from the beach - a trail through the forest takes you right there. Close to surf shop that rents boards and bikes, mini supermercado, and a few restaurants. The only potential negative... no A/C, only a ceiling fan. Definitely recommended!!!

  • Liked — It was just right - quiet, simple, clean, comfortable, close enough to beach, good price.
  • Disliked — A little disappointed there was no A/C, but it worked out just fine.
  • Stayed May 2007, travelled as a couple
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Property: Sol y Luna Lodge
Address: Calle del Kaiser, Playa Grande 50308, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Grande
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Playa Grande
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The "Sol y Luna Lodge" is located in a green forest, 5 min walking from the Playa Grande beach. Offers a nice swimming pool with Jacuzzi; all bungalows are provided with a private bathroom with hot water, shower and Jacuzzi; a fully equipped kitchenette, cable TV, fan and terrace with hammocks; most of them have A/C. ... more   less 
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