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Pura Vida Hotel

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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Breakfast included
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Reviewed 15 July 2012

Wonderful hotel tucked into the hills among coffee plantations with beautiful views even when the Poas Volcano is hidden by clouds! The service is suberb! We decided to give Costa Rican coffee as gifts and an email to Bernie and Carlos got us enough coffee--ground...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2012

We were coming from Southern Costa Rica to spend our last night close to the airport, and called Berni for directions and to see if they could prepare us dinner. We forgot to request dinner in advance but Berni pulled it off for us. We...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2012 via mobile

This review is very late in happening. We had returned from the coast and were spending one night in San Jose before returning home. Bernie advised us when we arrived that since we were not coming in from out of the country he would not...More

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Management response:Responded 7 July 2012

Sorry we started off on the wrong foot but as you know we DO pay for taxis for International arrivals to help our guests into the country. This is part of the email we sent confirming your booking. But sorry we can't pay for any...More

Reviewed 4 July 2012

This was the last stop on our Costa Rican trip. We choose this hotel mainly because of its location close to the airport for our flight out the next day. However, this turned out to be a great place to stay and I recommend it...More

Thank kram53
Reviewed 25 June 2012

we started and ended our trip here and wish we could have stayed longer. i first communicated with Berni thru email and i knew i was in for a treat. he has a wicked sense of humor! we stayed in the katydid casita and it...More

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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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