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“Beautiful Beach--Average Hotel” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Backyard Hotel
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Playa Hermosa
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“Beautiful Beach--Average Hotel”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2006

My husband and I went to Costa Rica to see the rainforests (me) and surf (my husband). Our stop at The Backyard was strictly for surfing. My husband enjoyed the waves while I relaxed on the beach.

However, the hotel was not quite what we expected. Our sliding glass window was cracked severely and patched with duct tape. The air-conditioner went out at 2 am and my husband had to find the security guard to come in and turn it back on. The room also had a strange smell.

The grounds of the hotel were pretty and there was a beautiful little pool. Although the hotel is a bit secluded, it is an easy walk up the beach to other hotels/restaurants. It is also a short taxi ride to Jaco, where there is more to see and do.

Although we enjoyed our stay overall, we probably will not stay at The Backyard during our next visit to Costa Rica.

  • Stayed December 2005
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2004

Incredible hotel. By far the best in Hermosa. Super clean rooms. Right on the beach. Great pool. The bar absolutly kicks ---. Almost killed myself on Guaro. YOU MUST STAY HERE IF IN HERMOSA!!!

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Property: Backyard Hotel
Address: Hermosa Beach | 4 km south of Playa Jaco, Playa Hermosa 4023, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Playa Hermosa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Playa Hermosa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Backyard Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Backyard Hotel is located on the beautiful, luscious green, central Pacific coast of Costa Rica in Playa Hermosa, just 4 kms south of Jaco Beach. This tropical paradise boasts one of the country's most well-known surfing and sunbathing beaches. ... more   less 
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