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Nha Trang, Vietnam
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26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed here overnight as part of a planned stop. Excellent hosts who make you feel very welcome on arrival and are able to advise on local walks etc. The hosts Melvin and his brother Herberth are looking after the place while the owners are away but did a superb job in looking after us. The rooms are fairly basic but... More 

Thank Pearse L
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40 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We were traveling down from La Fortuna to Turrialba and needed a place half way to stop for a day/night. So thankful to have found Heliconia Island B&B!! The turnoff to Heliconia Island from the main road is a bit discreet, so be sure to follow google maps. You'll drive down a fairly rocky road until you see their sign,... More 

Thank Girlonthemove12
Winters, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 June 2016

My 85 year old uncle and I showed up unexpectedly. He is in a wheel chair and while the facility was not totally wheel chair accessible, Melvin and his amazing chef/brother Herbert could not have been kinder. Not only did they go out of their way to help my uncle see the birds that have eluded him in so many... More 

Thank Annlee_13
Uithoorn, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Welcoming hosts, good family apartment. Hosts knew everything of the surroundings and were very helpful: booked our trip to the nearby "Frogs Heaven" for instance. The river is only 20 meters away and you can swim in it! We loved it here.

Thank Frank V
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

We can totally recommend this nice place. Beautiful garden with a lot of birds and animals, delicious welcome juice, nice and very helpful hosts, breakfast had everything we needed. We did a great night walk with the host and saw loads of animals. Rooms are simple, but clean. Hot showers. The hosts always told us when there were animals around... More 

Thank Leo B
Paris, France
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17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2015

the garden is nice, you will see birds, everything else is disappointing. the rooms are small, the bathrooms are old, tired and cheap. The hosts are not really welcoming, a bit strange. The breakfast is a shame, almost a joke. Lodges nearby seemed to be a much better option.

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Papendrecht, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2015

We loved this place! A unique hotel on a small island with a great garden. Very nice and clean rooms, dedicated owners and a wonderful breakfast. Ask the owner for a tour in the garden. This is not just a stop on your way to Arenal... book this for 2 or 3 nights. The national parks are great. Tip: Frogs... More 

Thank VincentHekkert
North Carolina
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15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2015

This was our second time staying here, third time visiting the grounds. For a change we stayed here for all except the last night of our trip. Having visited before we knew it would be a good choice for two octogenarians in our party! We felt comfortable leaving them to walk or sit on the porch while we made short... More 

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Fetsund, Norway
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2015

After a short, but rough road ride, you parked and entered the island over a smal bridge by foot. The garden around huts were very Green and nice. You went rally to bed because at sunrise around 4.00 am the birds started their modning consert and the apes just outside were talking rather load with each other. The service was... More 

Thank olab271
Warsaw, Poland
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37 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2015

PROs + great location - a small island near Puerto Viejo + beautiful garden, designed and created by a professional garden designer who used to live there; the heliconias are amazing + take a night walk with Carolien, the owner, to discover how the plants behave at night, to see nocturnal animals (we saw a 3-toed sloth mom with a... More 

Thank Pawel L

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Heliconia Island a perfect place for nature lovers. The most beautiful botanical garden of Costa Rica. Feel like you are at home in a private atmosphere. Enjoy the birds, the river and walk around in the garden where you find a huge collection of heliconias.We have two rooms with air conditioning and two rooms with a fan. Also there is a family apartment. All the rooms have hot water and a good mattress, The furniture is made of bamboo. On the balcony you have a nice view over the garden. In the restaurant we serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.Sarapiqui is a green area in the lowlands in the north of Costa Rica. There are 3 national parks, Braulio Carillio, La Selva and Tirimbina. Many activities can be done like rafting, canopy tour, horseback ride and boat trips. You can visit a pinapple, bananas or coffee plantation. For birdwatchers it is a real paradise.There is a busstop only 500 mts from the hotel.Discover Heliconia island, a small bed and breakfast in a magical garden. Cross the bridge into a unique world of natural harmony surrounded by the sounds of birds, frogs, monkeys and the flowing river. Relax and enjoy: Pura Vida! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Heliconia Island Bed & Breakfast

Address: Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui 40101, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Heredia > Sarapiqui > Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui
Price Range: $100 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Heliconia Island Bed & Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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“All rooms are similar. Two of them have AC, so ask for that if you require it. A fan has always been adequate for our stays.”
 of 5 bubbles Hamhed, 3 Jun 2015 | Read review
“There are 4 double rooms and one family room”
 of 5 bubbles msercombe, 7 Mar 2015 | Read review
“All the 5 rooms looked good.”
 of 5 bubbles 943frankn, 22 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Like a lot of this type of hotel in Costa Rica you must have a car.”
 of 5 bubbles Paul_A_Cave, 29 Aug 2014 | Read review
“All rooms seemed to be the same.”
 of 5 bubbles Prinnies, 14 Aug 2014 | Read review
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