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Hotel Bosque del Mar Playa Hermosa
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Playa Hermosa
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 July 2011

We had a group of about 40 over a week or so for a friend's wedding. They were absolutely great to us, learned all our names, took great care! Doesn't hurt that it is gorgeous location and a great little boutique hotel.

Room Tip: Take one of the ocean views with the jacuzzi on the deck! Worth it.
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 July 2011

We stayed at this hotel in June 2011. It was perfect! The staff was incredible - they were more than happy to set us up with any kind of trip we requested, including surfing, snorkeling, souvenir shopping, other restaurants in or out of town. We knew the staff by name, and they were extremely friendly and seemed genuinely happy to help. When we arrived (4 adults, 4 kids, we were exhauseed, and as we approached the lobby, they brought us refreshing drinks. I knew this was going to be a great stay. The food was very good, often great. The pool was a nice retreat when the weather warmed too much. Enough cannot be said about the staff. Great place!

Room Tip: Best rooms would be on the top floor, facing the ocean.
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1  Thank Yakima_Flint
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Reviewed 22 July 2011

Loved our stay --- 2 nights not long enough for this time in paradise --- room/ suite had great lighting/ flat screen TVs and a ceiling speakers that you can play MP3 player on --- (bring your own component cable -- the two-pronged L/R kind --- as front desk may run out) --- food and happy hour (3 hour 2 for 1 drinks) were a big hit for us as well ---

Massages under trees on the beach were awesome as well (see website)

Only cons really --- were that vendors do approach you on the beach (very common) and hotel can't control that as it is not hotel property, but Playa Hermos is remote and not so many vendors there relatively

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 July 2011

This is a great property and a great beach for kids. The beach is very safe for kids unlike the beaches at the southern end of Nicoya. It is well guarded and secure. Our kids love to pool too. For US$15/person, 9 of us had a fun 2-hour snorkling trip. Also enjoyed $20 massages on the beach.

Our package was all inclusive but we didn't want it. The hotel played games with the pricing that made it MORE expensive to stay without meals. The quality was good but it was simply too much food. The service was hit and miss. Some of the staff was great, others didn't seem to care. The restaraunt had a great view of the beach but we always seemed to have a problem with flies. Ceiling fans might have cured that.

Parking was a bit of a distance away but not bad. The lot was well guarded.

Overall we were very satisfied with this property and would definitely return.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 July 2011

Absolutely gorgeous surroundings; incredible, friendly staff; beautiful rooms; and a great pool and beach. The service at this hotel was marvelous during our five night stay. The size of the hotel was perfect for our group (two families with two kids each.) We stayed on the lower floor in an ocean front suite with our boys ages 8 and 12. The older boy slept comfortably and soundly on the sofa bed in the living room. The rooms were gorgeous and the shower, jacuzzi, and deck were amazing. The shower was completely gorgeous!

The staff was outstanding from the waiters, to the bar, to room service, to laundry service, to housekeeping, to maintenance, to the front desk, to the ladies at Paradise Spa. Everyone was helpful, friendly and fun. The waiters would bring drinks and food to your room, the beach, the pool (even in the downpour). They also helped immediately sooth a jellyfish sting. Everyone would answer questions about tourism, beaches, local info and cultural info. The front desk set up great tours and transport. The housekeeping kept the room beautifully clean and decorated impressively.

The size of the hotel is perfect. It is not small, but it is definitely not large. We were able to move from beach, to pool, to bar in just a couple minutes. It was no big deal to grab something from the room. We even let the kids get things from the room while we remained at the pool (we could see them.)

The surroundings are perfection. The trees and landscape in and throughout the property will amaze you. We saw several varieties of birds, several iguana and a family of monkeys all right on property! We could choose sun or shade and still be part of everything. There was enough of both for everyone. The beach was not crowded and was fun to explore. Sunset was gorgeous. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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2  Thank grasslandgirlcuervo
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Reviewed 3 July 2011

OVERVIEW: Well, the name speaks for itself: the beach and the hotal are simply breathtaking! The trees and lush tropical foliage growing up in and around the buildings is stunning (we went during the wet season --keep in mind it will not be so green if you go during the dry season).
We enjoyed the opportunity to see tropical birds, monkeys, and other unique wildlife living right outside of the hotel.
THE ROOMS: The beach-front rooms are the best -- if you can afford it, spring for these. They boast awesome bathrooms, and beautiful views with a private jacuzzis on the terrace. The maids will often sculpt nature images out of your fresh towels and use the native flowers found around the hotel to decorate -- it's really special.
THE STAFF: The administrative staff and management were very responsive to all of our concerns, and the wait staff at the restaraunt are extremely friendly and attentively look after your needs. You can sit on the beach and the staff will bring your drinks out to you one by one, (and they're reasonably-priced to boot!).
SUMMARY: We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bosque del Mar -- it's the best hotel on Playa Hermosa, hands-down. You will not be disappointed.

Room Tip: Top floor, beach front during the rainly season
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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 June 2011

We ended our honeymoon in Costa Rica at Hotel Bosque del Mar on Playa Hermosa. We stayed there 3 nights. The hotel is beautiful -- with nature part of its design. Tree trunks jut through the roof of the rooms and main structure and the buidlings are dark wood and stone and very modern. The room has 3 glass walls with lovely views into the garden and thick cutrains for privacy and darkness at night. There is a lovely small pool surrounded by trees, a small jacuzzi and best of all -- it's steps from the quiet beach. The happy hour was 2 for 1 and the dinners were four star quality foods. I recommend getting the massage on the beach and going snorkling there too.
We definatly would good back and hope to!!!

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Bosque del Mar Playa Hermosa

Address: Primera Entrada a Playa Hermosa 300 mts Oeste, Playa Hermosa 50303, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Hermosa
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Playa Hermosa
#2 Romantic Hotel in Playa Hermosa
Price Range: £92 - £221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Bosque del Mar Playa Hermosa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A unique beachfront property in Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste with a high-end boutique eco concept comes alive with Hotel Playa Hermosa Bosque del Mar. ... more   less 
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