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All reviews playa westfalia puerto viejo the owner sloth sanctuary the east coast nice pool outstanding service nice restaurant early flight keep in mind breakfast was included dining area wifi access dogs cahuita kitchenette ocean
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

I stayed at this hotel in October 2013 on a trip with 3 girlfriends. The service was perfect. We were a 10 min drive from downtown Limon but away from the chaos of the city! And about a 35-45 min drive from Cahuita. Rooms are spacious, well equipped and well air conditioned. Very clean. The pool is nice and the private beach access clean and good for swimming. We loved how peaceful it was. The hotel manager Diana was amazing, we had outstanding service all through our stay from her and her staff. Would be a good hotel for families or couples, and perfect for those who want to see a bit of the carabian coast with switching hotels all the time. Their bar serves amazing piña coladas and margaritas! I def recommend this hotel to any type of traveler!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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MrMichaelFlorida, Owner at Hotel Playa Westfalia, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2013

Thanks you so much for your review. I am so glad you enjoyed the Caribbean side of Costa Rica.

Hopefully you'll get a chance to come visit us again!

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Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

Diana was helpful as was the entire staff. They went out there way to help us. The breakfast was good. Felt very safe. Master suite was wonderful. Pool clean. It is away from everything if you like that. We also went to Limón with no problems. No complaints.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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MrMichaelFlorida, Owner at Hotel Playa Westfalia, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2013

Thank you for the great review. Actually, the being far from everything is exactly why we built there. Of course also in hopes that the airport would bring the little airplanes over from San Jose, LOL!

I hope you can come back again and had a great time in Costa Rica

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Reviewed September 8, 2013

Hotels in and around Puerto Limon are basic and rather grim. It's worth driving a few kilometers south to Hotel Playa Westfalia. The 2-story, motel-style design is nothing fancy, but the staff is friendly and efficient, gardens are pleasantly designed, and rooms are large and well-maintained with reliable hot water, air conditioning and ceiling fans. My standard room even had a little kitchenette with mini-fridge and coffee maker. Good firm bed with clean sheets and decent pillows. The pool is crystal clear and inviting, the beach less so. It's not maintained (flotsam, jetsam, some trash, lots of driftwood), and the surf is rather rough. The restaurant didn't offer much choice behind basic (and tasty) Tico fare, and the bar could be better stocked. Mixed drinks were limited to rum, and beer choices were similarly limited. No wifi, at least in the rooms. A pack of friendly, well-cared for dogs helps guard the place. They barked a couple times during the night but quickly calmed down. I felt secure and would stay here again.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled on business
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MrMichaelFlorida, Owner at Hotel Playa Westfalia, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2013

Hi Sophie,

Thanks for the great review. I am happy that you enjoyed yourself while you were with us.

I do hope you can visit again and we also have a property in Florida if you come this way called Sun Burst Inn.

Thanks again,

Michael Grimes

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Hotel Playa Westfalia was the perfect way to end our vacation in Costa Rica this year- we relaxed and enjoyed the beautiful resort for two nights this past March. We stayed again in the 2nd floor Master Suite, which is amazing! Very spacious, and the balcony overlooking the pool area is so nice. We walked along the beach each morning and then spent time in the pool getting lots of sun! The breakfasts, which were included in our stay were very satisfying. Diana, the manager, had a birthday while we were there, and she shared a piece of her delicious birthday cake with us! One of the waiters in the restaurant made us a refreshing drink out of a fresh coconut- mmm! Our friend Reymond Smith stopped by one evening to visit us- we met Reymond on Diana's recommendation in 2009 as a tour guide. He gave us a tour of Cahuita National Park and the Tortuguero Canals that year, and we have been friends ever since! Also, I'd like to mention our new friend Danny, who is a wonderful tour guide and driver based in Puerto Viejo. This year he brought us to the hotel and later drove us back to San Jose. This was actually the third time we stayed at Hotel Playa Westfalia (2009, 2011 and 2013.) We love it so much we can't imagine a trip to Costa Rica without staying there!

Room Tip: 2nd Floor Master Suite is Sweet!
  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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MrMichaelFlorida, Owner at Hotel Playa Westfalia, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2013

Thank you so much for your great review! I always appreciate hearing the feedback from our guests and it is even better when they return to visit more than once.

We are so lucky to have Diana and Reymond as friends, actually more like family!. Without people like them there would not be a Hotel Playa Westfalia!

Sincerely,

Michael & Marilyn Grimes

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Reviewed June 2, 2013

We stayed with friends for a weekend at the beach. What a pleasant surprise! Very clean hotel, nice accommodations on the beach. Very pleasant staff and a typical Costa Rican fare restaurant. The surf is a fun beach break with punchy waves. The beach is very natural and undeveloped. We will return soon.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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MrMichaelFlorida, Owner at Hotel Playa Westfalia, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2013

I am so glad you enjoyed yourself at our hotel. We are very lucky to have such a great staff to take care of our customers and we always appreciate a nice word. I hope you can come back sometime in the future!

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