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Hotel Shawandha Lodge

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Derbyshire
Reviewed 1 April 2008

We finished off our holiday at Shawanda and stayed for 4 nights and were really, really disappointed. Mind you, we had been staying previously down the road at the Tree House and were completely blown away with this place. Shawanda is a beautiful property in stunning surroundings - the bungalows are impressive Balinese structures, very clean and with wonderful bathrooms,...

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Niwot, Colorado
Reviewed 28 March 2008

My husband and I just returned from an extended trip to Costa Rica that included the Central Highlands and Lowlands, as well as, 6 nights at the Shawandha Lodge on the southern Caribbean coast. This was the nicest of the 5 lodges we stayed in. From the moment we stepped out of our rental car, we felt like we had...

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2Thank ColoradoDame
SD, CA
Reviewed 2 December 2007

When we booked this hotel we expected "rustic". But it was just plain dirty and run down. The open air dining and reception area looks impressive, but the bungalows are terrible. The first room we were led to had an unmade bed - the clerk told us she let her " best friend" stay there, and she forgot to make...

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4Thank Salsera6
Boerne, Texas
Reviewed 3 November 2007

Just thinking about our stay there in September '07 brings tears to my eyes!! It is not that close to Puerto Viejo but is close to some very nice restaurants and a couple of little general stores. No pool, no TV, but the most incredible jungle setting. The bungalows are far apart and separated by lots of trees and foliage...

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3Thank Reality1300
NJ
Reviewed 20 September 2007

My girlfriend and I stayed at shawandha while vacationing in Puerto Viejo. We chose to stay there based on previous reviews here on tripadvisor as well as various travel guides. After a long taxi ride to get there we felt like we had stepped into paradise. The grounds can only be described as beautiful, the location is a 2 minute...

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1Thank mitra49
Los Angeles
Reviewed 26 March 2007

My husband and I loved our stay at Shawandha Lodge! The bungalows were perfectly placed within a jungle-like forest. The heliconia, ginger flowers, banana plants, and even pineapple plants, were abundant. Our bungalow, or cabina, was great, the windows were all mesh so the breeze would gently flow into the room. The ceiling was peaked, the bed was great, and...

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3Thank melissap27
Toronto
Reviewed 8 February 2007

Meant to do a write-up months ago, but never got around to it. Anyway, we knew how much we scoured for a good description of these places so we wanted to help others out with their search. We LOVED shawandha. We had struggled in picking between Azania and Shawanha and were SO happy with our choice. The web photos don't...

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4Thank wise12
DC
Reviewed 27 December 2006

We stayed at the Shawandha Lodge for 4 nights and very much enjoyed it. The setting in the jungle is beautiful. The rooms are spot-less and the bathroom very spacious and very nicely tiled. The bed is comfortable and the room keeps cool at with the high ceilings, fan, and screened windows. The front desk staff is friendly and helpful...

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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 20 January 2006

The cabins are nice, the setting is beautiful, the beach is lovely, the food is good, service is just fine, etc. However, there are nicer lodgings in the area for the same price (Almonds and Corals for example) and the food is more expensive than it is worth as well. That said, this is not a negative review. It's a...

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Amenities

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Hotel Shawandha Lodge

Address: Playa Chiquita, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 7304, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range: $108 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Shawandha Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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Also Known As:
Hotel Shawandha Puerto Viejo
Hotel Shawandha Lodge Costa Rica/Limon
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
#6 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
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“Each room is unique”
Jaybe_7, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Seems room 11 and 14 are the ones!”
DesertedPaz, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“room 13 and 14 are away from it all.”
schliek, 17 Mar 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in bungalows 4 and 5”
K6187VNheathers, 10 Jan 2016 | Read review
“You could get wifi in the general area. All the bungalows looked identical with hammocks on the verandah so not a problem.”
589anniem, 5 Jan 2016 | Read review
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