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Reviewed 3 October 2016

We stayed at Raratonga in Sept 2016 in one of the basic rooms for two. Because it was the low season we basically had the place to ourselves, which was awesome! Felt like a secluded, treehouse getaway with the pool to ourselves. :) I image it might get noisy if there are a lot of people staying at the same time, as the structure is not noise resistant (great for listening to jungle sounds, but not as beneficial if you have a noisy vacation neighbor). All in all, we loved what Raratonga had to offer, it was exactly what we were seeking for a nice week-long getaway. Lucy at the front desk was very, very friendly as well as very helpful with any questions and arranging travel to and from the airport. Another perk to this location, the restaurant next door was delicious - ate there for many meals.

Date of stay: September 2016
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Raratonga, Front Desk at Hotel Raratonga, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2016

Dear guest, we want to thank you for sparing a minute to write your review on us. We are thrilled to know that you enjoyed your stay with us, it's very rewarding for us to see all of our efforts to make of our place a home away from home, appreciated by our guests.
As you said, ours is a fully wooden ecological building and even if in this kind of building we can't insulate 100% of the noise, we thank our guests that understand and appreciate the ecological side of it and the warm atmosphere it offers.
We send all our good vibes and hope you come back to beautiful Santa Teresa very soon.
Kind regards
Lucy T.

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Reviewed 12 August 2016

I've stayed there 7 times now. Enough said. Perfect location. Best beach section. Great hosts! Clean rooms. Low key. Tropically perfect. Great places to eat next door, close to supermarket. Just the perfect place to hit up a good surf and relax locale. Do it.

Date of stay: July 2016
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Raratonga, Front Desk at Hotel Raratonga, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2016

Hi Chad! Thank you so much for sharing your experience at Raratonga. It is always nice to have you back, we are pleased to know that you like our place so much and that you've enjoyed each and every time you stayed here with us, our purpose is to offer our guests a home away from home and it's nice when all of our efforts and hard work are appreciated. We thank you once again and we sure hope to see you back soon.
Pura Vida!
Lucy T.

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Reviewed 17 May 2016

Taken very good care of by the Owner, Alessia, and the receptionist, Lucy. It was our honeymoon and we felt very very welcome. Lucy helped us organize everything from bike rentals to a canopy zip line tour in Mal Pais to going bioluminescent swimming in Curu. Alessia actually had a baby recently and was carrying her around whilst still doing everything she could to make us feel welcome. Although the howler monkeys, lizards, and birds and the dogs next door are quite noisy at night (and the new apt room we stayed in was close to the road) it was not that bad in terms of noise. Could have been a lot worse! Some nights it was not noisy at all some nights it was constant. The apartment was bigger than we thought it would be and it was really nice. Maricela, the maid, did our dishes..and did a fantastic job cleaning our room each morning. What a great stay! Very successful honeymoon

Room tip: Stay in the hotel rooms farther from road if you desire peace and quiet but prepare to walk up a lot more stairs!!
Date of stay: May 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Raratonga, Front Desk at Hotel Raratonga, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2016

Hi Luke! We'd like to thank you for sparing a minute to write a review on us. We are very pleased to know that you had a nice time during your stay with us and that you guys felt confortable and well taken care of. It means a lot to us to know that had a great honeymoon; it was very nice to meet you and your wife and we hope to see you guys back soon.
Kind regards
Lucy T.

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Reviewed 2 May 2016

A friend and I were in Santa Teresa for a wedding close to the Raratonga. We stayed there for 5 nights in a two-bed room adjacent to the pool. The accommodations were perfect for our needs – clean rooms, very friendly staff, and refreshing AC.

Date of stay: April 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Raratonga, Front Desk at Hotel Raratonga, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2016

Dear guest; thank you very much for your review. We are glad that you liked our facilities and staff and hope that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is very rewarding to know that our guests appreciate our efforts and hard work. We hope that you visit us again soon and send you our best regards.
Lucy T.

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Reviewed 30 March 2016

Spetacular vibe, great acomodation, nice swimming pool and preety close to the beach.
Good to have a nice kitchen with everything you need. Owners are great guys, so as all the nature surrounding. Awesome!

Room tip: You should get the ones on first floor.
Date of stay: May 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Raratonga, Front Desk at Hotel Raratonga, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2016

Dear guest; we want to thank you for taking a moment to write a review for us. We are glad that you liked our facilities and hope that you had a nice time during your stay with us. We hope that you visit us again soon and wish you all the best.
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Lucy T

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