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Pura Vida Hotel

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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Free Wifi
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Breakfast included
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Berni and Nhi were out of town while I visited, but Jose and Isabel took unbelievable care of us all. I specially want to extend my personal thanks to you two for going above and beyond after I left my phone in the taxi. You...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2017

My wife and I have been staying at the Pura Vida Hotel for the past 10 years. Over the years we have become close friends with Bernie and Nhi and really appreciate the way they run their hotel. There is so much to love about...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my fourth trip to Costa Rica, and I always ended up spending a night (coming or going or both) in San Jose. I decided to try somewhere new, since we needed two rooms for one night, and were lucky enough to find this...More

Thank jardinpared
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hosts Berni and Nhi are so friendly and helpful and the food is superb. Very convenient to the airport and an excellent base for many day/multiday trips in the San Jose area. Bernie is a fount of knowledge and more than willing to connect visitors...More

Thank Cynthia E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Relaxing, beautiful bungalows in it's own little oasis a short ride from the airport. Friendly, accommodating, gracious hosts, and a couple FUN dogs to play with are a real bonus!! Wonderful, colorful, delicious breakfasts! Had a boxed dinner when we arrived late and a boxed...More

Thank Matt J
Response from alajuelanorth, Manager at Pura Vida HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Matt for taking the time to review us and we are happy that Bandito & Ziva could make your stay fun, Berni

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Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice
2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Room amenities
Refrigerator in room
Things to do
Restaurant
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Price range
US$99 - US$186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Kitchenette, Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$99 - US$186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Kitchenette, Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Maddmatt2
3 November 2016|
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Response from alajuelanorth | Property representative |
Hello, Perhaps . . . what will the teacher be saying? Berni
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algol123
20 October 2015|
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Response from alajuelanorth | Property representative |
Hi we are the Pura Vida Hotel - the website is puravidahotel . com - there is no problem viewing the web site anywhere that we know? You can email us directly at info @ puravidahotel . com if you are still having problems... More
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Nancy R
11 May 2015|
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Response from BKandCB | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's the Pura Vida hotel that I reviewed. Bernie and Nhi are the owners and the nicest people. If you want dinner, you have make those arrangements in advance; Nhi is a fabulous chef!
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"Many choices all good"
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"Pay attention to Berni and Nhi's recommendations. They love Costa Rica and travel there, too."
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"The website does a good job describing the rooms. There are stairs to deal with for the bungalows, if that..."
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"we liked the volcano room from which you can see the poas volcano. The rainforest room is also lovely and..."
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