We lived at Hotel Yare for 6 months during our travels through Costa Rica. We absolutely loved it! The staff couldn't be nicer or more helpful. The owner is such a nice lady and is working hard to make yare even better! We loved the huge trees on the property and all the monkeys, sloths, iguanas and other animals we saw in them. The location is convenient and is just a short walk or bike ride to town, beaches, restaurants, and a grocery. We stayed in a bungalow that had a private kitchen since we were living there for several months. It was spacious and had everything we needed. I definitely would recommend staying here! We are going to miss it so much!
I stayed at the Yare for 3 days for a wedding. You could tell immediately that work was being done to the property, painting was being done and construction during middle of day. They have a quiet time posted of 9am to 9pm and they stuck to it. On speaking to the Administration we were told that they had only been working on the property for 3 months and hoped that those who had been here before would appreciate the changes they were making. The love was showing. I read the review about the large family. we had hot water and were told that all the units now do have. This may not be the hotel for 5 star people but we loved it and the people working so hard to make it better. ,
We visit the Hotel for the holiday season with a big group, we ask for 3 rooms and got the ones in the back of the hotel, the maintenance for the hole hotel seems like it have not been done in a long time, there are parts of the trail going back to the rooms that where falling apart or already in the ground. The bathroom tile was dirty and with stains, and there is no hot water in the rooms. The beds have old mattress and also the towels look that they have been use one to many times. We didn't got water in the rooms one of the days, the management of the Hotel gave us a discount for the problems but still you should know that you are paying for a really cheap hotel so don't expect much.
We stayed 5 nights in one of the jungle bungalows and we loved it. It was a large room with comfortable beds, fan, bathroom with warm shower, and a great outdoor kitchen and hammock. It is the kind of little place we could imagine living in if we ever moved to Costa Rica! The grounds and gardens with all of the walkways were wonderful. It really felt like being in a jungle treehouse with peace and jungle sounds all around us. We were able to rent bikes right across the street and enjoyed riding around and exploring. The food we had in the restaurant was good. Jessie, the manager, was kind, friendly and always helpful. The location was perfect and we would surely stay there again.
We loved our stay. The crew is super helpful & entertaining. Listening to all the birds & other animals who also live in that beautiful place makes our stay unforgettable. Thanx for everything Marco & gang!