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Hotel Banana Azul

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We made sure to book Hotel Banana Azul during our stat in Puerto Viejo. At first it is a little concerning getting to the hotel as it is off a long, rocky road. However, when you reach the hotel it is magnificent! The grounds are well kept, and the atmosphere is relaxed. We stayed in one of the 8 ocean...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I wanted really badly to like this place, but there were a number of things that made me take away a couple of stars. We picked Banana Azul based on the remote, uncrowded beach, however, management brings in busloads of cruise passengers (I'm guessing), who seemed to all smoke. Once the buses come in (at 9am and 1pm), it's impossible...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We only stayed a couple of nights, but I could definitely see myself staying there longer. When we come back to Costa Rica, we absolutely will. Normally I consider a hotel room to be just a place to sleep and store my stuff, this was the place that you come home to at the end of a day. Every detail...

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Oak Park, Illinois
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been to Puerto Viejo several times over the years, and have stayed a few different places, mostly down-scale, since I generally travel alone. This year, however, I decided to bring my family with me and make sure they experienced the best of everything. Between the fine management and staff of Banana Azul and the helpful folks at Caribe Fun...

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Redmond, Washington
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We found this place after searching on line for an interesting, non commercialized area with high quality amenities. We found it. This place is a gem on the Caribbean. We stayed in the Red Frog Room which was very clean, had AC, it' s own sunning deck, a huge porch with seating areas and hammock, a Sloth in the tree...

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Thank Tom S
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in one of the Villas, and it was fantastic, loved the outdoor shower on the patio, the plunge pool, and the... You get the idea. The hotel provided everything you need to relax on the beach (cocktails, food, towels, beach club, massages), and everything you need to explore the local area - tourist desk to set up day...

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Thank Jonathon P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 7 nights at BA in Feb 2017. We stayed in 3 different rooms so I think I got a fairly good idea of the property. First off the new 4 room Villas Verde across the street is a absolutely fantastic property that I wish I was able to stay in the entire time. You will fall in love...

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

Hi Sean, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the Villas. The feedback has been very positive so far and we are proud of the space we have created. We also appreciate your comments regarding the restaurant as it is one of the main areas that we are focused...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great hotel located near an amazing beach. We loved staying here ! Such a relaxed vibe. Our family of 3, two adults and a teenager loved our suite. It was perfect for us but could have easily had room for another guest. We loved the fact guests had excess to bikes to use all day. There's a yoga studio just...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was so beautiful and quiet and classy. The food is amazing, including the eggs Benedict for breakfast to the filet mignon with pepper sauce for dinner! The staff is attentive and helpful and the rooms are more than comfortable. Great Job people! We hope to return.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Banana Azul for 5 nights and treated ourselves to the villa which even though it was not facing the sea, it gave us plenty of peaceful seclusion and privacy. The facilities are great, very well thought out and maintained. The whole place just oozes relaxation and romance. But the best thing about it are the people who...

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

Thanks very much for your wonderful review of our villas. I am happy to hear our staff helped make your vacation special. Your suggestion of hammocks is a good one. I assume you were talking about on the beach. We used to have them and it was something I was just thinking about bringing back. We don't charge for them....

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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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: RM339 - RM1,030 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Banana Azul 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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Also Known As:
Banana Azul Hotel
Banana Azul Puerto Viejo
Hotel Banana Azul Costa Rica/Limon
Hotel Style:
#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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“Loved having the entire Red Frog + Treehouse building to ourselves.”
 of 5 bubbles V3851ZVbarbarad, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The beach views are in the main hotel, but the villas offer the most amenities.”
 of 5 bubbles jonathonp186, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Go with the Villas across the street. You will not regret it!”
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  • Deck on first floor and some of the garden
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 of 5 bubbles E3779OYseanm, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you can get one of the apartments do it! Full kitchen and sooo cool!!”
 of 5 bubbles jillp613, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The villas have their own A/C, plunge pool in a private garden and plenty of privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles 75saba, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
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