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Hotel Banana Azul

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Reviewed 30 May 2013 via mobile

It was a great place to be on puerto viejo will defenely recommend to everyone we rent a bicycle and ride to town it was 10 minutes away here is a tip don't go to town early the town open nor bz at 3 pm to 2 am night life and you if you want to return to the hotel...

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Heredia, Heredia, Costa Rica
Reviewed 30 May 2013

Nice service the owner is really sweet he tries to make you feel really confy, Nice rooms, close to downtown but not too much. Nice beach you will feel really confy Nice bathroom, really clean and the food was good. Theres bikes if you want to take a trip from the Hotel to downtown if you feel lazy you can...

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3Thank Alejandra Q
Estes Park, Colorado
Reviewed 28 May 2013

From the minute we arrived, this place was awesome!! Their new rooms are unbelievable, with hot tubs, indoor hammocks, and a sun room. They have their own restaurant, and the food is excellent. Just a short stroll from the beach. The grounds have beautiful landscaping, and it is a joy to walk in the garden. All in all we felt...

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2Thank Janice T
Punta Uva, Costa Rica
Reviewed 28 May 2013

I didn’t stay here but rented my bike from Banana Azul and Minnesota Dave and also got some tips from Colin from Canada, plus help from the tour desk. What an awesome group of people! I didn’t get any service from my so-called-hotel so the staff here really helped me out. While I was milling about I heard several guests...

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3Thank SocklessJ
New York City, New York
Reviewed 26 May 2013

I stayed at this hotel for about a week with my husband. We really loved our time here and the fact that we were right on the ocean at Playa Negra. The location is not right in the heart of town, but we actually wanted something a little off the beaten path. And it only took about 20 minutes to...

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3Thank kdl19
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 25 May 2013

I really enjoyed this hotel. It's compact with about a dozen rooms and the hotel rooms seemed to be better than the suites. The rooms all have ocean views and the suites are set back further on the property. We stayed in rooms 2 and 3 and they were equally good. Room 1 is the best in the hotal as...

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2Thank brewertraveler
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Reviewed 24 May 2013

My fiance and I randomly found Banana Azul on Tripadvisor and the good reviews were a majority of the reason we settled on Costa Rica for our vacation. Although the trek to get there was exhausting, the moment we arrived we were greeted with smiling faces, happy puppies and free welcome drinks on the beach. We chose the Sloth Cabina...

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2Thank Laura N
San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 24 May 2013

This was the second time we stayed at this hotel and plan to return. The grounds are stunning. The Service is excellent, the staff is attentive and they seem to truly want you have a pleasant time. We are vegan and they were accommodating and we were able to eat breakfast and dinner at the hotel. The food was great....

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Rochester, Minnesota
Reviewed 13 May 2013

As previous reviews will tell you Banana Azul is a fabulous hotel. We decided on the Garden Suite as it has air conditioning. We were in room 10 that is right next to the kitchen. Room 9 is right next to the reception. Both have air conditioning. Yes, it can be a bit noisy at times, but I always bring...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 13 May 2013

Banana Azul is a small hotel by the beach and much exceeded our expectations. The food was delightful, a good bar and able to make many different cocktails, clean comfortable rooms with good ventilation and views. Staff were friendly and helpful. We could not have asked for any more of a hotel. Our package was compiled by Gecko Trail Adventures...

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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 

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Address: Playa Negra, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range: $164 - $330 (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 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
#1 Family Hotel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
#1 On the Beach 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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