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Reviewed 10 March 2016

We stayed 5 nights in Feb/March 2016. We were at the Raratonga Apartments (same owner as hotel - just down the road0. We had an upstairs, 2 bedroom apartment that was spacious, comfortable and clean. The small pool is nice. You can hear a fair bit of noise from the hotel behind this place. The staff was professional but not overly friendly. There was no shampoo or conditioner - which i think is pretty basic as most backpackers can't afford to carry the weight of that stuff. The kitchen was well equipped however salt, pepper and paper towels would have been nice. I hate to buy that stuff when i am only staying a few nights. Part of the reason for my average rating is the overall location. Santa Teresa is not for everyone. It was extremely hot, very dusty and dirty. all roads are in horrible condition and the constant day and night heavy traffic of 4 wheel dune buggies is noisy and there is dust flying all the time. there are no sidewalks so you are literally walking on the road which is narrow and dangerous. The beach at this location is spectacular and the surfing is great. but if you are not under 35 and if you are not a surfer, it's probably not for you.

  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 September 2015

Raratonga was the first place I ever stayed in Santa Teresa. I stayed for two weeks with a friend of mine and we felt very safe and looked after. The location is great, at the north end of town so a little quieter, yet still very convenient. Raratonga is located next to a grocery store that has anything you will need, also Soda Tiquicia is near by and is the best place to eat delicious, authentic Tico food at a great price. The beach in front is perfect for surfing, swimming, walking and relaxing, and is only a 5 minute walk down a path. The management is extremely nice and hospitable, the rooms are clean and air-conditioned.

Room Tip: The apartments in the back on the top floor are great!
  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled with friends
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2  Thank NinaNeens
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Raratonga, Front Desk at Hotel Raratonga, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2016

Dear guest; Thank you very much for dedicating a minute of your time to write a review for us. We are so pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay and that you liked our facilities; location and staff; it is very important for us to give our best in every possible way for our guests; and it is amazing when our efforts are appreciated in such way.
We hope to see you back soon and wish you all the best.
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Lucy T.

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Reviewed 18 August 2015

This place is excellent. I have been going to Santa Teresa for 5+ years now and have stayed here twice. I am looking forward to this year. Excellent service, excellent location, excellent rooms. I love it here. A little out of the craziness but just lovely.

  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled with family
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1  Thank LizzyW72
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Raratonga, Front Desk at Hotel Raratonga, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2016

Dear guest; we would like to thank you for sparing a few minutes to write a review on us and also for choosing to stay with us during your visits to our beautiful beach. We are very pleased to know that you like our place so much and that you have had such a good experience during your stay with us. It is very rewarding for us to realize that our guests had a nice time and felt comfortable and well taken care of. We hope to see you back soon and wish you all the best.
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Lucy T.

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Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

I don't have enough words to describe how convenient this Hotel is for many reasons: price, location, ammenities etc. our room was beautiful, huge and the small kitchen was a great plus One night that we did not want to go out. The beach is within walking distance but The pool was fantastic after Long hikes in Cabo Blanco National Park and the Montezuma waterfalls. Really nice restaurants nearby try Katana and the bakery. As for the owners of the hotel even though I did not have a chance to meet Alessia in person I have to say that she went to great lengths to make sure that our plans turned into reality and that we had a great time in Santa Teresa. Thank you very much :-)

Stayed: July 2015, travelled as a couple
Thank Mel C
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Raratonga, Front Desk at Hotel Raratonga, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2016

Dear guest; we want to thank you very much for your review. We are really glad that you liked our facilities; location and that you enjoyed your stay with us. We really appreciate our guests opinions and feel very grateful that you chose to stay with us. We hope that you visit us again soon and send you our best.
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Lucy T.

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Reviewed 14 July 2015

Out of three places we stayed on our trip to Costa Rica, Hotel Raratonga was the best! Very clean, very very friendly staff, and just an all around great location. We had the upper level 2 bed place with the balcony. Missing that balcony already! We will be back for sure.

  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled with friends
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Thank ZackBa
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Raratonga, Front Desk at Hotel Raratonga, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2016

Dear guest; thank you very much for dedicating a few minutes of your time to write a review for us. We really appreciate your opinion and are really glad that you liked our facilities; location and staff; we are committed to give our best to make our guests feel welcome and at home. We do hope that you visit us again soon and send you all the best.
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Lucy T.

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