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Bahia Santa Elena Lodge

07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A fantastic place well off the beaten path of resorts and golf courses. The owners' hospitality was great, the breakfasts delicious, and the rooms wonderful. Would definitely come back here. There is a supermarket with cold cerveza conveniently located next door, and on the other side a good restaurant.

Thank James R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed at Santa Elena Lodge several times. Manuel Alan and his family are wonderful hosts and the Santa Elena Lodge is a great location for exploring the northern Pacific coast of Guanacaste. This is a real Tico hotel with excellent service and comfortable rooms, and with a nearby restaurant and store for any needs.

Thank Eric P
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful, small hotel in a quiet town with easy access to amazing beaches. The manager and his family are warm and very helpful. Great gift shop full of items made in Costa Rica versus China. Breakfasts were very nice since it included time with the manager to help make a plan to see the area to its fullest. Loved the...

Thank awagner2287
Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 28 February 2017

While looking for a place to sleep near the Santa Rosa Reserve we ended up in the Santa Elena Lodge. All though a bit on the expensive side for us we didn't have a lot of choice of looking further. In the end we did enjoy our stay and the good breakfast.

Thank StefanBru
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 8 July 2016

There isn't much else in this sleepy gateway to the Santa Elena Peninsula, a UNESCO World Heritage sight, and Santa Rosa National Park. Therefore, we stayed simply because it was our only option. What a wonderful decision. Our room was cozy and comfortable and we had a wonderful sleep. Beautiful wood covers all surfaces (even the ceiling). The AC was...

Thank sisterbay716
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Very relaxing place, lots of green areas with plants. Rooms are big and comfortable, and beach is nearby, there is a restaurant beside the Hotel, and wildlife can be seen. While I was staying I saw 3 racoons.

Thank Aaron D V
Manchester, New Hampshire
Reviewed 23 January 2016

Our family of four had a wonderful stay at the Santa Elena Lodge. The rooms and beds were very comfortable, the bathroom was clean and the shower was very satisfying. My son appreciated the air conditioning in room. My daughter liked the back porch in the sun. The lodge was finished in beautiful and aromatic hardwood on the walls and...

Thank Michael N
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 19 October 2015

We went with my family and husband to visit Cuajiniquil last August. The place is great: rooms are clean and very comfortable, no TV, but wifi is available...and anyway, who needs TV in such a great area? Breakfast is included, with one of the best "gallopinto". The owner and his family are very friendly and will help you with literally...

Thank Maria S
Munich, Germany
Reviewed 15 November 2014

We stayed there over night. I would not recommend this place for a longer period though. In our room they had placed a strongly smelling WC cleaner that poisoned all the air so that we could not sleep. The room was downstairs and we could not open the windows to let the fresh air in. Otherwise they had a nice...

2Thank Irina K
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 3 March 2014

Top option in the Cuajiniquil area. Rooms are clean and comfortable, staff is very friendly and helpful, and food is good and well priced. Hotel is right next to the supermarket so you can get all the stuff you might need. Hotel is owned by Costa Ricans and hires local people. Check out Playa el Jobo, Junquillal, Murcielago and Santa...

1Thank Ed C

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bahia Santa Elena Lodge is a charming piece all built with precious woods from XIX Century. Ten cozy and comfortable rooms, all with air conditioner, private bathroom and hot water are waiting for you. The Lodge is located at the North Pacific coast of Costa Rica. It is all surrounded with National Parks lilke Santa Rosa, declared human heritage legacy on 1999 by UN. The location also has one of Centroamerica’s richest marine areas. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bahia Santa Elena Lodge

Address: Principal road, Cuajiniquil, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Cuajiniquil
Price Range: $111 - $195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“If you are a light sleeper, away from the road may be better..”
jamesrR6492IY, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Good prices, nice views of the mountains and beach nearby.”
aar0ndv, 24 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Don't hesitate to ask for help in arranging guides or a simple trip to the beach.”
626michaeln, 23 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Only rooms upstairs are recommendable”
irinak820, 15 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Rooms next to the supermarket can be a bit noisy if the windows are open.”
479edc, 3 Mar 2014 | Read review
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