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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Sugar's Monkey is a lively, unpretentious place. With only a few room, it has a very homely feel and the staff are very friendly and relaxed. Its location, only a few meters from the beach, is hard to beat for surfers. And with a couple of restaurants around and a small shop for food nearby, it is a perfect base...

Thank FrederiqueXx
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 February 2017

last minute reservation and we loved it! The vibe is what makes this hotel - laid back , chill, friendly....we loved the common area with the pool table and bar and small restaurant ...we played pool until late - great drinks form the bar - ate breakfast in the morning and the food was wonderful - so fresh and delicious...

Thank sharonn874
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

What a great experience, great food great staff, just a few rooms but you dont need no crowds in a relax place like this. The owner is such a cool guy! Highly recommended! Renovated and clean, just a steps away from the beach.

1Thank ricavelar
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

A little confused on this place... lets start with the good. Location is great! Just a short walk down a path to the main break and next door to the two other main hotels rip jack inn and la marajeda. Decor is great! Very stylish, clean lounge area with pool table, skate boards and toys. Big bean bag like pillows...

Thank bethanyrobin
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Perfect location. Simple, clean air-conditioned room- beach cabana style. Great for meeting other travellers. A surfers paradise. Throw in communal free bikes to ride on the beach as well as board rentals. Sunrise and sunset walks not to be missed. Ideal location of you want to learn to surf. A big thank you to Kirsten and Matteo for making our...

Thank Lauren S
Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 17 August 2016

My adult daughter and I visited Playa Grande and Sugar's Monkey for four wonderful days. The hotel owner has renovated the place with a cool, artistic vibe and the staff is terrific - especially Manuel! The rooms are cute and comfortable and each has a private outdoor area. The restaurant has a limited menu but we had several different things...

Thank Kathy H
EnricoAngeloReina, Owner at Sugar's Monkey, responded to this review

Thanks Kathy, a wonderful guest who share good vibe with us

Warren, New Jersey
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Excellent Value and wonderful vibe. This hotel is good for families, solo travels, older vacations and young couples. One of the most beautiful beaches I have ever been to is a very short walk away. Great food nearby too.

1Thank shold181
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 17 April 2016

We had a wonderful week at Sugar's Monkey. It's super relaxing with reliable WiFi and terrific air conditioning in the rooms. The owner Enrico is a terrific host. All four of us are non-surfers over 50 but we felt right at home. :-)

Thank Liz S
Monteverde, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Nice laid back place with awesome owners. Enrico and Victoria were excellent hosts. The hotel is a two minute walk from the beach. Laid back atmosphere. Stayed with a couple of friends and had a great time. Next trip down to the sea I will go with my wife and learn how to surf.

Thank Mike C
Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 29 March 2016

WE LOVED Sugar's Monkey, and our family of five stayed there 9 days. Playa Grande is a relaxed, very cool, safe, chill little surfing town. There are several of good restaurants, and several comfortable hotels. Sugar's Monkey is our favorite of them all. Enrico Reina and his wife Victoria, and their great staff, run a really nice hotel. Great service....

2Thank Travelling-Buckeye

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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tropical life style Sugars Monkey is a small hostel where you can breath ocean; 150 mt from miles white sandy beach, welcomes its guests with pool surrounded of tropical garden where you can eat fresh and healthy food from our restaurant open from breakfast time till dinner. Eight room with air conditioning, ambient fans, private bathroom, shower and hot water; Two room settings: doble room for two occupancy and large room for four occupancy. Community space, gym and pool table are free for guest, Be Water surf rental and tour will happy to take you into waterworld ....... ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sugar's Monkey

Address: 250 Meters South of Minae, Playa Grande 50308, Costa Rica (Formerly Playa Grande Inn)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Grande
Price Range: $88 - $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sugar's Monkey 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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Also Known As:
Playa Grande Hotel Playa Grande
Hotel Playa Grande
Sugar's Monkey Costa Rica/Playa Grande
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“The 2nd floor rooms are nice”
Travelling-Buckeye, 29 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Staying on the lower level can be noisy with the floor above. If noise bothers you make sure to get a room upstairs.”
425SarahH, 16 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Leave it to Javier”
surferdude/dudette, 13 Apr 2015 | Read review
“The ocean is the fitness center and for room service food is in walking distance and just ask the owners for anything you need and they would be glad to help!”
815chrisi, 21 Apr 2014 | Read review
“If you are going to be there for an extended time, I would suggest renting the apartment. It has a kitchen and it separate from the other rooms.”
850tr, 12 Feb 2014 | Read review
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