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Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 18 August 2016

My adult daughter and I visited Playa Grande and Sugar's Monkey for four wonderful days. The hotel owner has renovated the place with a cool, artistic vibe and the staff is terrific - especially Manuel! The rooms are cute and comfortable and each has a private outdoor area. The restaurant has a limited menu but we had several different things...

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EnricoAngeloReina, Owner at Sugar's Monkey, responded to this review

Thanks Kathy, a wonderful guest who share good vibe with us

Warren, New Jersey
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Excellent Value and wonderful vibe. This hotel is good for families, solo travels, older vacations and young couples. One of the most beautiful beaches I have ever been to is a very short walk away. Great food nearby too.

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 17 April 2016

We had a wonderful week at Sugar's Monkey. It's super relaxing with reliable WiFi and terrific air conditioning in the rooms. The owner Enrico is a terrific host. All four of us are non-surfers over 50 but we felt right at home. :-)

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Monteverde, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Nice laid back place with awesome owners. Enrico and Victoria were excellent hosts. The hotel is a two minute walk from the beach. Laid back atmosphere. Stayed with a couple of friends and had a great time. Next trip down to the sea I will go with my wife and learn how to surf.

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Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 30 March 2016

WE LOVED Sugar's Monkey, and our family of five stayed there 9 days. Playa Grande is a relaxed, very cool, safe, chill little surfing town. There are several of good restaurants, and several comfortable hotels. Sugar's Monkey is our favorite of them all. Enrico Reina and his wife Victoria, and their great staff, run a really nice hotel. Great service....

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Waitsfield, Vermont
Reviewed 29 March 2016

We stayed for 2 nights while enjoying the beautiful Playa Grande beach, which is a short stroll from the lodge. The room was spacious and clean, bathroom was fine with good shower, the AC was cool and quiet, and was a very good value for the price. The proprietors were very friendly and helpful, the vibe is low-key and the...

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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

Stopped in after having a lazy day at the beach for a early dinner appetizer and was presently surprised ....Forgot to get a picture cause when it came we dug right in. Great variety of super fresh seafood in a flavorful mix of rice. Menu looks hokey but food is great.

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Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

We stay 3 nights in Sugar Monkey, and we really enjoy this place!! The hotel has only 9 rooms, very quiet. You stay like at home! Staff is very very friendly, welcoming, and always smiling. Hotel is just 3 steps from the Incredible beach. Surf, swimming, batidos.....thank you Sugar Monkey for this too short stay!!

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 19 February 2016

nice chill hotel that is great for the price. you could almost throw a stone in the ocean from here. great lounge areas with bar, pool table, and endless bean bag chairs. staff was friendly. room furnishings were modest, the mattress was hard as a rock, but it was clean and comfortable.

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Tigre, Argentina
Reviewed 21 January 2016

10 in services, 10 in facilities 10 in HHRR, 10 un attention and all happens by the sea and inside a National Park. Clean and safe. Good breakfast, excelent food and the best "Mojitos". Bad: The shuots of the monkeys wake you up at 5 am!!!!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tropical life style Sugars Monkey is a small hostel where you can breath ocean; 150 mt from miles white sandy beach, welcomes its guests with pool surrounded of tropical garden where you can eat fresh and healthy food from our restaurant open from breakfast time till dinner. Eight room with air conditioning, ambient fans, private bathroom, shower and hot water; Two room settings: doble room for two occupancy and large room for four occupancy. Community space, gym and pool table are free for guest, Be Water surf rental and tour will happy to take you into waterworld ....... ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sugar's Monkey

Address: 250 Meters South of Minae, Playa Grande 50308, Costa Rica (Formerly Playa Grande Inn)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Grande
Price Range: $80 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sugar's Monkey 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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Hotel Playa Grande
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“The 2nd floor rooms are nice”
 of 5 bubbles Travelling-Buckeye, 29 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Staying on the lower level can be noisy with the floor above. If noise bothers you make sure to get a room upstairs.”
 of 5 bubbles 425SarahH, 16 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Leave it to Javier”
 of 5 bubbles surferdude/dudette, 13 Apr 2015 | Read review
“The ocean is the fitness center and for room service food is in walking distance and just ask the owners for anything you need and they would be glad to help!”
 of 5 bubbles 815chrisi, 21 Apr 2014 | Read review
“If you are going to be there for an extended time, I would suggest renting the apartment. It has a kitchen and it separate from the other rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 850tr, 12 Feb 2014 | Read review
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