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Hotel Guarana
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Reviewed 12 February 2015

Second time staying here. Highly recommend this establishment to relax. Each balcony has a hamhook to relax in with a tropical garden in the centre courtyard. Guarana is off the main stretch where all the bars and restaurants are which make for the quietness.

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  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled solo
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Reviewed 2 February 2015

This place is awesome. The boss is very very friendly and kind, he will make you feel welcome in the first place. The cabinas are very clean and tidy. Every bed has an own mosquito net. The location is also perfect.

  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 January 2015 via mobile

My girlfriend and I recently stayed one night at Cabinas Guarana, and that was plenty. The hotel does offer a great atmosphere with Cabinas surrounded by lush plants and little front porches with hammocks and rocking chairs. Inside the rooms, however, quality is not as evident. The bottoms of my feet were soon black from walking on the dirty floor, and there were lots of Mosquitos inside the room. Also, the bed sheets felt very musty and the pillows were pretty flat. Add in some typical Caribbean humidity and it made for a pretty poor night's sleep (though the ceiling fan was a big plus). Give me clean sheets and kill some bugs between guests and I'd consider staying in the future.

Stayed: January 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 January 2015

Short walk to the main street and beach area, but far away to provide safety and a quiet nights.
Tons of restaurants within walking distance.
ATMs nearby. Pharmacy and Grocery store close by as well.

Front staff was extremely helpful and they also offer laundry service for ~$3/kg.

The bedsheets could use some upgrade.
Ventilation is decent. It can get a big muggy during the day.

Jaguar Rescue Center is a must visit and you can walk/bike/taxi to the rescue center
We enjoyed our stay. Would stay here next time we are in town!

  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 January 2015

We had an excellent stay in Cabinas Guarana. It also serves to tell that I visited Puerto Viejo with a friend from San Jose whose first choice is always to stay at Guarana: He's been visiting Puerto Viejo for over 20 years. They fulfilled our last minute booking request with ease, our room was spacious, clean and quiet, but my favorite part is that each room has a private hammock on the patio. I love the peaceful ambiance of napping in a hammock surrounded by a beautiful garden! Free wifi and access to a computer, a communal kitchen and located just right off the main street across the street from an excellent and funky shop with gifts for everyone on your list. I tried to book Guarana on a return trip but unfortunately they were full. Next time, I'll try to plan ahead!

  • Stayed: December 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Hotel Guarana

Address: Avenida 69 | 50 m. from Megasuper, Puerto Viejo Center, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 41001, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 54 B&Bs / Inns in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range: RM167 - RM294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Guarana is a small hotel full of colors and good energy. We have 12 rooms individually ,uniquely decorated. We are situated in one of the most quiet and central streets in Puerto Viejo, 200 m. only steps to beach and restaurants. The hotel is safe, private and set in a lush tropical garden of flowers and fauna. Services include; Wireless, Laundry, Safe in room, Parking, communal kitchen totally equipped. English, Spanish, French & Italian spoken. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Guarana Hotel Puerto Viejo
Hotel Guarana Costa Rica/Limon

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