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Hotel Banana Azul

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Snowmass Village, Colorado
Reviewed 24 October 2016

What a place! Has it all! Once you get down the bumpy road....problemos no mas! Really nice place - good layout for reception, lobby, restaurant, bar, pool. Fall out thru the landscaping to the beach and enjoy the lounge chairs under the little palapas or pull them into the sun. The best part - the people are who are really...

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Zancudo
Reviewed 21 October 2016

This was my first time to the Puerto Viejo area and I very pleased that I chose to stay at the Banana Azul. I stayed in 2 different rooms and was very comfortable in both. The second room, Red Frog, was particularly nice and even had its own small and private pool. I am an early riser and the coffee...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We have stayed at the hotel numerous times and every time we go, we are blown away. This is a beautiful hotel with even better staff. During our stay, we had a little event the Banana Azul helped us plan. Ronald and Yulesi were so wonderful and exceeded all of our expectations. They communicated with us through the entire process...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 18 October 2016

There's not a negative thing I can say about Banana Azul- as I sit here at my desk back in Pennsylvania, I wish it were a week ago, when I were still there! I had such an amazing time- and I'll remember it for the rest of my life. Unlike many others, we didn't go to the beach at the...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stayed here for the past 4 days, and had a decent experience at the hotel. The Puerto Viejo area is very nice, with beautiful water and beaches, as well as great food. The hotel however was somewhat of a let down. Our room was not well ventilated and did not have AC, or a fan that was effective enough...

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colinsito, Owner at Hotel Banana Azul, responded to this review

Hi Matt. My name is Colin and I am the hotel owner. I apologize for the misunderstanding in regards to our hotel room amenities. I investigated your reservation and noticed you booked through a third party. For the best possible experience, we always recommend booking direct with us on our website. The reason for this is that there are details...

san jose,costa rica
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Nos hospedamos del 10-13 oct 2016, excelente la atención del staff , las habitaciones muy bien , la verdad se lo recomendamos a cualquiera. We were there since 10-13 oct 2016 , the people from staff really Nice, rooms very comfortable, pool cold water but is fine because the weather is hot. Dont have any doubt to visit the hotel....

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 5 October 2016

My friend and I stayed at Banana Azul last week for four nights and it was honestly one of the best experiences! Our first night, the hotel did not have electricity due to a storm. The staff was really apologetic (although this is to no fault of their own, you can't control mother nature). But despite that slight inconvenience, our...

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Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

The perfect location for a beach holiday. The service was friendly and genuine. The rooms are basic but the experience of sipping a cocktail on your balcony whilst looking out over the lush greenery and reclining in your chair is everything you want in a relaxing vacation. The guests were quite mixed when we stayed, with young couples, friends and...

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We absolutely loved staying here and will recommend it to anyone contemplating a trip to Costa Rica. The hotel is beautifully designed and landscaped. Everywhere you look there are charming details; lush freshly cut flowers, handcrafted light fixtures, and bespoke tropical furniture. Without exception the staff were all incredibly warm and helpful, going out of their way several times to...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 27 September 2016

This was my second trip to Costa Rica, but first to the Caribbean side. Read great things about Banana Azul and decided it was the place to go. Long drive from San Jose, but we booked transportation through Caribe Fun Tours and it went very smoothly with a great driver. I was initially concerned about arriving at the hotel so...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Banana Azul hotel is a small and simple hotel north of town on Playa Negra. The small boutique hotel has been created with care using local products and a philosophy that emphasizes relaxation. We cater to adults, 16 years and over. Blooming gardens adorn the property, as does several freely-hanging hammocks, providing the perfect spot for afternoon napping or leisurely reading. A meandering pond inhabited by fish and turtles flows through portions of the property adding a lighter element to the ongoing natural soundtrack of waves crashing against the shoreline. The hotel consists of fourteen beautiful guest rooms with private baths, fans, and free wireless internet. Most rooms are on the second floor of the main building, and open onto a large veranda with sweeping ocean views and of the garden. Banana Azul offers its guests a quaint restaurant that serves a complimentary filling breakfast, variety of lunch options and refreshing drinks throughout the day and a relaxing three entre dinner option in a romantic atmosphere at night. Gecko Trail Adventures tour company is on site to assist with tours and transportation needs and can assist with a variety of package options including visits to the Arenal Volcano, canopy tours, snorkeling trips, and even rafting excursions. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Banana Azul

Address: Playa Negra, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range: $163 - $329 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Banana Azul 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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Also Known As:
Banana Azul Hotel
Banana Azul Puerto Viejo
Hotel Banana Azul Costa Rica/Limon
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#1 Family Hotel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
#1 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
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“Room 1 is the only truly sea view room. Rooms 2 to 8 are pretty good though.”
 of 5 bubbles jimevansassoc, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Book the mid-size rooms .”
 of 5 bubbles AdiM13, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the rooms that are away from the road; the 2 rooms right by the gate can be noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles lpatters, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in both an AC room and a non-AC room. Preferred the AC for sure.”
 of 5 bubbles J2083EEanac, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Howler Suite for the best ocean view”
  • The villas and private dinner in the garden
  • The villas and private dinner in the garden
  • The villas and private dinner in the garden
  • The villas and private dinner in the garden
  • The villas and private dinner in the garden
  • The villas and private dinner in the garden
  • The villas and private dinner in the garden
 of 5 bubbles GuyerS, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
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