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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My fiancé and I stayed in the Dolphin room in January. We were very comfortable, and we loved hearing the sounds of bird and animals at night. We were surprised at how quiet the other guests were since we were above the reception desk (and we slept with open doors). Mosquito nest was provided. I would recommend bringing bug spray....

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colinsito, Owner at Hotel Banana Azul, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing Banana Azul for your vacation. I am glad that overall you had a great stay, but very sorry to hear you got tied up in traffic getting here. Yes, it happens from time to time and it can be very challenging. Yes, there are now 3 flights a day into Limon airport with a shuttle to the...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel itself is simply lovely. There are a variety of rooms/bungles to cater for all needs and different budgets, breakfast (which is great) is included in the room rates. I booked the Tropical Suite which I knew maybe noisy during peak times due to it's location (being between the reception and restaurant). The room itself was amazing, there was...

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Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the pleasure of staying at one of the villas and couldn't have been happier with our choice. The room was fantastic, with a thoughtful 2 story layout and private courtyard that included a splash pool and outdoor shower. As it rained for the first portion of our trip, we were very pleased with our choice and the space...

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Cranbrook, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff are friendly and welcoming , food has been fresh and very good. Located Right on the ocean. The room are like little cabins clean and comfortable rooms. We have our own kitchen with two Fridges which is so nice for cooking or making appys and having cold drinks. The town is very close, a easy walk on the beach,...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can't say enough about how great the service was everywhere in or around the hotel. The breakfast was more than I expected fresh fruit and or hot options. The beef tenderloin was the best beef we've ever had in Central America. We stayed in two different rooms and had to use earplugs for some quality sleep because every day...

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New York City, USA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This area of Costa Rica is a little more difficult to get to, so your money goes much farther. We spent the same amount at each destination and our room here was magnificent in comparison. We stayed at the Banana Verde, a small condo complex opposite the hotel. It was roomy and modern, had excellent lighting, and offered a lot...

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colinsito, Owner at Hotel Banana Azul, responded to this review

It's great to get such positive feedback from our guests about the new Banana Verde Villas. After listening to our customers at Banana Azul we realized that there was a real need for something a little more "upscale" on this coast, without sacrificing all the nature and wildness that makes it so unique. The outdoor(ish) shower, actually is one of...

Ohio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just arrived home following a weeks' stay at Banana Azul. Our first 4 nts were spent in the Red Frog Suite and the next three in the Howler Suite. We loved both rooms but Howler was our favorite. Red Frog has a great patio off the bedroom in addition to a great entryway patio/porch. We did not get much use...

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Orange County, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed with my boyfriend in October for 2 nights. It was the owners birthday so we were treated to a free beach BBQ, yummy drinks and great music! The location could not have been MORE perfect. We biked to the Jaguar Rescue Center and had a wonderful private tour of it. The bikes were so easy to rent from...

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colinsito, Owner at Hotel Banana Azul, responded to this review

It sounds like you had a great time during your visit with us. Thank you for the kind comments. We just wanted to let you know that 7 out of our 18 rooms do have A/C. If you're ever back to visit, we always recommend booking directly with us so you get exactly what you're looking for. Safe travels!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I just returned from our honeymoon at Banana Azul. It was absolutely wonderful! The staff is amazing - they are extremely caring and helpful, and seem to be very happy to be there. We stayed for 6 nights and wish you could have stayed for many more. The food is great, the room was great, the hammocks...

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Brick Township, New Jersey, United States
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our third visit and happily we found that nothing has changed since our last stay 3 years ago. The grounds are beautiful- Rick who does the garden design is great. Even though it looks perfect we noticed that a staff member was busy planting additional new plants throughout the property. This boutique hotel is really the perfect place...

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Banana Azul hotel is a small and simple hotel north of town on Playa Negra. The small boutique hotel has been created with care using local products and a philosophy that emphasizes relaxation. We cater to adults, 16 years and over. Blooming gardens adorn the property, as does several freely-hanging hammocks, providing the perfect spot for afternoon napping or leisurely reading. A meandering pond inhabited by fish and turtles flows through portions of the property adding a lighter element to the ongoing natural soundtrack of waves crashing against the shoreline. The hotel consists of fourteen beautiful guest rooms with private baths, fans, and free wireless internet. Most rooms are on the second floor of the main building, and open onto a large veranda with sweeping ocean views and of the garden. Banana Azul offers its guests a quaint restaurant that serves a complimentary filling breakfast, variety of lunch options and refreshing drinks throughout the day and a relaxing three entre dinner option in a romantic atmosphere at night. Gecko Trail Adventures tour company is on site to assist with tours and transportation needs and can assist with a variety of package options including visits to the Arenal Volcano, canopy tours, snorkeling trips, and even rafting excursions. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Banana Azul

Address: Playa Negra, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range: $99 - $296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Banana Azul 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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Also Known As:
Banana Azul Hotel
Banana Azul Puerto Viejo
Hotel Banana Azul Costa Rica/Limon
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
#1 Family Hotel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
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“Go with the Villas across the street. You will not regret it!”
  • Glass and screens on all floors
  • Deck on first floor and some of the garden
  • First Floor
 of 5 bubbles E3779OYseanm, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you can get one of the apartments do it! Full kitchen and sooo cool!!”
 of 5 bubbles jillp613, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The villas have their own A/C, plunge pool in a private garden and plenty of privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles 75saba, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“For the best ocean view, stay in room #1.”
 of 5 bubbles 411deanner, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms 1-8 are on the 2nd floor, and 9-10 lower. I think that room one has a bath (according to my wife). There are villas available also.”
 of 5 bubbles BlomidonBud, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
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