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memphis, tn
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44 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2014

We decided on this hotel based on the pictures and proximity to a relative secluded beach. Our ocean view room was interrupted by multiple trees so our view is only a sliver of the ocean and you have to sit in a certain chair in order to see it. There was one room that was air conditioned and one room... More 

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1 Thank tysojesh
JosePablo, Public Relations Manager at Sugar Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Greetings! The rooms you are describing are the Master Suites in front of the pool and the ocean. As you clearly describe them, these rooms are advertised as partial ocean views, since we want to protect that area and the trees in our tropical dry forest. We offer A/C units in every bedroom, but we do not offer A/C units... More 

Boston
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12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2014

We stayed here after a few nights in nearby Bahia del Sol, and found it to be a nice place off the beaten trail with a nice pool and decent, though rocky beach. It is near to some other amazing beaches like Danta etc. Service was very friendly across the board. However, comparing to nearby Bahia del Sol, they could... More 

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1 Thank jogo75
JosePablo, Guest Relations Manager at Sugar Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and thanks for appreciating our friendly service! I'm so sorry to hear that we had a maintenance issue with your TV during our stay. All of our rooms do have flat screen TV's and DVD player. In terms of our amenities, we are conservative with the amount of bottles and packages we put in our rooms.... More 

Pensacola, Florida
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2014

This place was unexpectedly amazing. They don't tell you at check-in, but this beach is perfect for boogie boarding and they have snorkels and boogie boards at reception that guests can use free of charge. It's like being on a private beach with a really beautiful view.

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3 Thank Jillian8888
JosePablo, Public Relations Manager at Sugar Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Unexpectedly amazing is a great compliment! Thanks for the heads up about boogie boarding. Surfing, boogie boarding, and swimming spots are personal preferences, but we will make sure we'll let people know about the possibility of boogie boarding right here at Sugar Beach. You rating us 'Best hotel in our 9-night stay in Costa Rica' definitely tells us you had... More 

Middlebury, Indiana
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2014

Hotel Sugar Beach was exactly the quiet getaway my wife and I were looking for! It is the only hotel on this beach. About an hour from the airport in Liberia and not too difficult to find, tho we had a GPS. It is a long haul to San Jose (4+ hours). While the road we took was gravel for... More 

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2 Thank mwick1960
JosePablo, Public Relations Manager at Sugar Beach Hotel, responded to this review

It makes us proud to hear that our strong points are trending! We love that you appreciate our clean rooms, our friendly staff, the beauty of the property, and the - as you call them - 'melt in your mouth' specials at the restaurant. We appreciated your review of the property and the tips for future guests. Please send us... More 

Sacramento, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2014

I recently went on an Ananda yoga retreat at Sugar Beach. It is a beautiful, quiet resort on a gorgeous cove. All the people who worked there were exceptionally helpful and pleasant. The rooms were very clean and inviting, and the grounds were amazing ~ beautifully landscaped and filled with the wonder of the natural habitat ~ birds, monkeys, iguanas... More 

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2 Thank Kathleen S
JosePablo, Public Relations Manager at Sugar Beach Hotel, responded to this review

We enjoyed having the Ananda Yoga group at Sugar Beach once again! You hit our concept of hospitality very clearly: Clean rooms, delicious food, beautiful grounds, and pleasant, authentic staff available for tips and directions on what to do around the area. Glad to hear you found a perfect getaway in Costa Rica. Please visit us soon! More 

Calgary, Canada
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80 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2014

We booked this hotel online based on location. Sadly the drive to it is very convoluted and it was the end of a very long day, but we were very happy when we arrived! The list of perks that was rhymed off to us when we arrived are too numerous to name, and we didn't use a lot of them,... More 

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1 Thank BabyOnTheMove
JosePablo, Public Relations Manager at Sugar Beach Hotel, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear that we met your expectations for your family visit - especially with little ones around. It is quite a pleasure so hear that the amenities and the service made the stay pleasant. A little over a year, the road to Sugar Beach has been completely paved and finished if you come through Huacas and... More 

Sisters, Oregon
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2014

We live in a world of billions. Travelers cross paths with others many times a day, most often without notice, comment or really much impact. The Hotel Sugar Beach on Playa Pan de Azucar, near Potrero, Costa Rica, is remarkable, at an essentially an private beach, Howler monkeys in the trees, iguanas scrabbling in rain gutters like Chihuahuas skittering across... More 

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2 Thank Erik D
JosePablo, Public Relations Manager at Sugar Beach Hotel, responded to this review

What a beautiful prose to describe the essence of Sugar Beach! Thanks for the accurate description of Hotel Sugar Beach and its surroundings. We were more than honored to be part of your one-in-a-lifetime experience. As a boutique hotel, we try to be as flexible as we can to accommodate your special moments and build great memories. It was quite... More 

St. Charles, IL
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37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2014 via mobile

Just spent 7 days at the Hotel Sugar Beach. Great private feel, but still close enough to Portrero, Brasilito, Flamingo and others. We rented the beach house. Perfect for our large family group. Steps away from the beach. Wildlife was abundant. The beach was sandy, warm water, and the waves were decent for our group 7yrs old to 70. Pool... More 

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2 Thank DarkForrest5
JosePablo, Public Relations Manager at Sugar Beach Hotel, responded to this review

It was quite a pleasure to have you and your family for a week at the Beach House. We are glad you were able to have a great time with your entire family in the property, enjoying both the facilities and our natural beauty. We are so glad to hear that you found our prices affordable and you enjoyed the... More 

chicago, il
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25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2014

We ended our 10 night Costa Rican trip with a 3 night stay at Hotel Sugar Beach. After being in a house on a huge flat beach, this was a total change in atmosphere. The hotel and casitas are on a jungle hillside that slopes right down to the white, sandy/rocky beach. As a result, just about everyone has an... More 

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2 Thank rokubanlu
JosePablo, Public Relations Manager at Sugar Beach Hotel, responded to this review

So good to hear that we were a great closing to a nice vacation in Costa Rica! We also believe that our property is unique and the slope do add the movie theater style view of the ocean and nature. We have heard good reviews from other customers about our new specials and fresh ingredients, so, we are honored to... More 

Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2014

Could not ask for a better first stop along the pacific coast of Guanacaste. It set the tone for the rest of our vacation which was both enriching and rejuvenating. The front desk, wait and bar staff were extremely helpful and friendly. Delicious food, clean room, scenic views and a private beach. What more can one ask for. The only... More 

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2 Thank sammyslocket
JosePablo, Guest Relations Manager at Sugar Beach Hotel, responded to this review

We are very glad that you stayed with us and have shared your review. When we can set the tone, as you say, to rejuvenate and enrich, we are are on the right path and delighted to hear that you had this experience at Sugar Beach. Thank you! More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are one of the few small hotels in Guanacaste, with a pristine secluded beach, surrounded by nature. Enjoy breathtaking views and experience the Pura Vida lifestyle. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sugar Beach Hotel

Address: Playa Pan de Azucar, Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Potrero
Price Range: RM527 - RM1,156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sugar Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 27
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“Ocean view rooms are full of ocean sounds (crashing waves) which we love, but you have to love that if you want one of these rooms.”
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“Ocean view rooms allow to listen the ocean at night, very nice!”
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“The older section is the way to go... Clean and comfy room but nearest to the ocean”
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