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Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

After staying in various hotels around Costa Rica I have to say this was our least favorite. First the positives: The hotel is right across from the beautiful beach and offers inviting hammocks and lounge chairs. The pool is large and stays open till 10pm. Breakfast is complimentary and it is buffet style with a good variety of food. Coffee and a water dispenser were always available. The office staff were always very helpful, particularly in finding alternative transportation to Panama when strikes cancelled our shuttles. The negatives: the room! The layout of the room was very odd. We needed 2 beds and ended with a triple, with a twin bed awkwardly in a corner. It became a catch-all area because there was no place to put anything except a small desk. The toilet and shower were separate and the toilet tank water kept running and running until I lifted the lid to fix it (every flush). The shower had no door. We knew there was no air conditioning and were a little reluctant but we were assured that the ocean breezes cooled the room. They did...but only by keeping the balcony doors wide open and dealing with some mosquitos. This wasn't practical during the day and the room was very hot. The windows didn't provide much ventilation. And the room was DARK. Some have called it 'rustic' but it was just...dark and dreary. Not what you'd expect for a beach hotel. We probably didn't choose the room wisely because there were absolutely no amenities. Having a mini fridge and cold beverages is a nice addition in the Tropics. The view was nonexistent...over the roofs of other buildings. Most frustrating of all was the absolutely horrible wifi. It was slow in the room and only minimally faster in the common areas. Face it, even on vacation you need to be connected for making travel arrangements, etc. We found ourselves spending our time at an extremely lovely nearby hotel...using their wifi, booking tours with their agent, and eating in their dining area. Hotel Perla Negra was often empty and sad while this place was lively and busy. All it would take is a little more effort and some upgrades to the rooms. We attempted to move to the other hotel but not surprisingly, there was no vacancy. Sorry, I would not return to this hotel when there are much nicer options nearby.

Stayed: May 2018, travelled with friends
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Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

This hotel is a spot to relax. The ocean lulls you to sleep. It is a short walk to town. Lots of places to eat. There are many small shops.
It is definitely rustic, no frills. There is no air conditioning but the fans keep the room cool at night. The staff are accommodating and friendly. David prepares breakfast each morning, the beans and rice are delish! No television, beach great to relax and read.

Stayed: December 2017, travelled with friends
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Juan Manuel R, Manager at Hotel Perla Negra, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2018

Thank you very much! It is always a pleasure to read opinions like yours. We love knowing that our guests enjoy the hotel, the beach and Puerto Viejo! Hope you come back soon! Greetings and Pura Vida

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Reviewed December 12, 2017

We chose this hotel because of it's good location - very close to Caribbean sea, not far from the center and very calm if you want to rest on the beach in the morning. It was great to rest in a hammock close to the beach. The breakfast was very tasty and rooms were clean. The host was very hospitable, made us feel comfortable all the time! Thank you for these perfect 4 days of our vacation! Greetings from Latvia :)

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Juan Manuel R, Manager at Hotel Perla Negra, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2018

How nice it is to read that they were 4 perfect days, and we have been able to accompany your vacation in such a positive way. The sea heals everything, thanks for coming! Pura Vida!

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Reviewed August 7, 2017

Is a very beautiful hotel not very close to the center of the beach so it is very calm, people is very friendly, food wasn't very good and is a little bit expensive for the kind of services offered by the hotel.

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Juan Diego R
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Juan Manuel R, Manager at Hotel Perla Negra, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2017

Hello Juan Diego, thanks for your comment, everything is good to improve our business. Regards!

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Reviewed June 9, 2017 via mobile

We had a great time at La Perla Negra. Great food and a 15 minute walk down the beach to Puerto Viejo, which is a little more touristy and busy. Gorgeous swimming pool and service. No air conditioning, but coming soon. Muchisimas gracias a Jairo, Martha, y Bridgette por hacer nos sentir tan tranquilos y en casa durante nuestro vacacion!!!

Stayed: June 2017, travelled with friends
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PerlaNegraCostaRica, General Manager at Hotel Perla Negra, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2017
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Muchas gracias a ustedes por visitarnos! Ha sido un placer compartir el tiempo con ustedes, ojalá puedan volver pronto! Pura Vida!

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