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San Diego, California
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2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Out of all the places I stayed in costa rica, This was my favorite. We had the apartment with a kitchen, and it was worth it! the grocery store is next door, so you get to fry up some eggs, drink tea on the balcony, then take a 5 minute walk to the surf. Convenient to all of the shops... More 

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La Jolla, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I loved it!!! Getting the apartments with kitchens is worth it! It is fully equipped and the grocery store/market is right next door! I am not a fan of hotels, so I loved how this room, it felt like home. I could make my breakfast, drink tea on the balcony, and then grab my board and take 5 min walk... More 

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel was out of the busy town making it less dusty and more pleasant. The staff were very friendly. The wifi did not work from the rooms but was good in the lobby area. The pool was a nice feature and was clean.

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Raratonga, Front desk at Hotel Raratonga, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you very much for your nice review. We loved to know that you liked our place and location and that you enjoyed the pool. We apologize for the inconvenient with the Wi-Fi, we are currently making some improvements in that area. We hope to see you soon here in beautiful Santa Teresa and send you all the... More 

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I liked the hotel but is good for a couple or quite people. I arrived with my friend on Friday (when the power went out) and we stayed till Sunday (when we waked up and there was no water in the whole hotel). On Friday night we were having some drinks in the bedroom, getting ready to go out, it... More 

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Raratonga, Front Desk at Hotel Raratonga, responded to this review

Dear guest, we thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Raratonga. We want to offer you our apologies for the inconvenience with the power and the water, but, as we are sure you understand, those were circumstances totally out of our hands. We would also like to say that we appreciate your understanding and cooperation with... More 

Playa Samara, Costa Rica
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is very well run, neat and clean. Great hot water. There are only 4 units in the facility, It has a nice little pool area, Good location at the far north end of Santa Teresa. The only thing preventing me giving it a 5 is the sound transfer issue between rooms, as noted in others' reviews. I was... More 

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Raratonga, Front Desk at Hotel Raratonga, responded to this review

Dear guest, we'd like to thank you for taking to time to write your review on us. We are glad that you liked our facilities and that you thought it was clean and neat. Also that our location was convenient for you. We apologize if the noise from your neighbours disturbed you. We have strict rules about quietness after 9pm... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

Close to what many say is the best beach on the west coast - Santa Teresa. The pool was in fantastic shape and we used is often. The staff were great. The air-conditioning was a life saver. Several easy routes down to the beach: be careful, the current/surge can be quite powerful here. We woke up to the sounds of... More 

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Raratonga, Front Desk at Hotel Raratonga, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you very much for sharing your experience at Raratonga. We are so glad that you enjoyed our pool, our location and that you liked our staff. We appreciate very much all of our guests feedback, it gives us a great deal of satisfaction to know that they felt comfortable and well taken care of during their stay.... More 

Los Angeles, California
1 review
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We stayed at Raratonga in Sept 2016 in one of the basic rooms for two. Because it was the low season we basically had the place to ourselves, which was awesome! Felt like a secluded, treehouse getaway with the pool to ourselves. :) I image it might get noisy if there are a lot of people staying at the same... More 

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Raratonga, Front Desk at Hotel Raratonga, responded to this review

Dear guest, we want to thank you for sparing a minute to write your review on us. We are thrilled to know that you enjoyed your stay with us, it's very rewarding for us to see all of our efforts to make of our place a home away from home, appreciated by our guests. As you said, ours is a... More 

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1 review
Reviewed 12 August 2016

I've stayed there 7 times now. Enough said. Perfect location. Best beach section. Great hosts! Clean rooms. Low key. Tropically perfect. Great places to eat next door, close to supermarket. Just the perfect place to hit up a good surf and relax locale. Do it.

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Raratonga, Front Desk at Hotel Raratonga, responded to this review

Hi Chad! Thank you so much for sharing your experience at Raratonga. It is always nice to have you back, we are pleased to know that you like our place so much and that you've enjoyed each and every time you stayed here with us, our purpose is to offer our guests a home away from home and it's nice... More 

San Jose, California
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

Taken very good care of by the Owner, Alessia, and the receptionist, Lucy. It was our honeymoon and we felt very very welcome. Lucy helped us organize everything from bike rentals to a canopy zip line tour in Mal Pais to going bioluminescent swimming in Curu. Alessia actually had a baby recently and was carrying her around whilst still doing... More 

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Raratonga, Front Desk at Hotel Raratonga, responded to this review

Hi Luke! We'd like to thank you for sparing a minute to write a review on us. We are very pleased to know that you had a nice time during your stay with us and that you guys felt confortable and well taken care of. It means a lot to us to know that had a great honeymoon; it was... More 

1 review
Reviewed 2 May 2016

A friend and I were in Santa Teresa for a wedding close to the Raratonga. We stayed there for 5 nights in a two-bed room adjacent to the pool. The accommodations were perfect for our needs – clean rooms, very friendly staff, and refreshing AC.

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Raratonga, Front Desk at Hotel Raratonga, responded to this review

Dear guest; thank you very much for your review. We are glad that you liked our facilities and staff and hope that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is very rewarding to know that our guests appreciate our efforts and hard work. We hope that you visit us again soon and send you our best regards. Lucy T. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Raratonga is a small friendly lodge with 7 units total, double private rooms and fully equipped kitchen apartments for 2 to 4 persons, swimming pool, A/C, private bathroom, hot water, safety box, wi-fi, daily cleaning. Rates from $45-$60 p/night p/double room. 5 minutes walking from the best surf spot and beach of Santa Teresa, supermarkets and restaurants. Ideal for couples, families and group of friends. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Raratonga

Address: | 3 kms north from the Intersection of Playa el Carmen, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Price Range: $70 - $226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“Keep in mind that it is a simple hotel. Don't expect a flat screen TV and 5 star resort room service. If thats what you are looking for, then why bother even coming to costa rica, if you plan to sit in your ac hotel room all day and watch TV. Montezma falls is near by, you can take an ATV there. the surf is great, even on small days. there are boat taxi's to tortuga island. I always found myself building a fort on the beach drinking coconuts. The local restaurants are wonderful. ”
 of 5 bubbles 636krystalc, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms looked much the same to me.”
 of 5 bubbles davidkS3954LS, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Stay in the hotel rooms farther from road if you desire peace and quiet but prepare to walk up a lot more stairs!!”
 of 5 bubbles 504lukew, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“You should get the ones on first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles m_rcios857, 30 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The apartments in the back on the top floor are great!”
 of 5 bubbles NinaNeens, 11 Sep 2015 | Read review
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