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“One of the best hotels we've been to in Costa Rica”
Review of Cabinas Calocita

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Cabinas Calocita
Reviewed 4 June 2011

We stayed in this hotel for 2 nights and were really happy with this place. The owner is very friendly, can give you good advices regarding the restaurants, supermarkets, surf spots and so on in this small town.

The hotel itself is a really good bargain. For 35 USD you get the cleanest rooms I've seen in CR (I travelled alot there in 2008 and also 2011. Furthermore many other countries and I've never seen rooms that clean in this category). The rooms as well as the bathrooms are spacy and bright. Nice, modern showers with warm water if you need it, good beds with really good mattresses, a ceiling fan and a "normal" fan. Furthermore there's a fully equipped, clean collective kitchen and a nice little garden.

The hotel is far enough away from the "main-road" to be calm at nights but still close enough to the beach (2 min.), to the supermarket (1 min.) and to restaurants and bars. The owner Chris keeps the place calm so you won't have drinking parties in the kitchen at nights for example. Later than 10 p.m. it's totally calm there. So a really nice place to stay for families and couples or singles who want to relax:) There are enough hammocks and a chill-out zone to do so.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 May 2011

Chris, the owner, was very mindful of our safety and always had someone at the hotel if he wasn't around (which he usually was). He was very friendly often making jokes with us and checking in to see how our stay was and if we needed anything. Anytime we needed advise on where to go or what to do his comments always proved correct and even saved us from a disaster or two. The hotel itself is set up from the street to avoid noise and dust and has beautiful flowers, an outdoor beach rinse-off shower, and is beautifully maintained. My room and bathroom were spacious and very clean. I slept very well there with both an overhead fan and room fan at my disposal. We had access to the kitchen (also very clean) if we needed it, but the hotel was so centrally located that we were able to walk a short ways to try the different restaurants each night. Probably the best part about the hotel is the close proximity to beach access as well as the surf shops.

I can't speak enough good words about the relaxing atmosphere the hotel provided. It is the perfect place to stay for people that want to spend the majority of the day venturing out to try new things but what a close and clean 'home base' to return to. This bargain hotel turned out to be a hidden gem. I would recommend it to any and everyone.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 April 2011

We stayed at Calocitas for 3 nights and wish we could have stayed longer. The rooms are spotless with hot showers and private bathrooms, and there's a gorgeous garden and very functional common kitchen. Christian, the owner, is super friendly and also quite entertaining - he takes great care of the place and constantly checked to ensure we were enjoying our stay. The location is perfect, set back a little from the main road to escape noise and dust, but still just 100m from the beach and very close to a bunch of restaurants, surf shops, grocery stores and the bus stop. We paid just $40 a night for a room for 3, which is extremely reasonable. The weather was hot while we were there, but the new fans effectively kept the rooms cool for us to sleep well. Would definitely recommend Calocitas as a place to stay.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 April 2011

calocita cabinas is such a great little hotel with 7 quite big rooms and privat bathroom...really nice and clean! its got a shared kitchen, chill out area and a beautiful garden! the owner christian is very nice , welcoming and really helpful.
calocita is only a couple of minutes walk to the beach and surfbreak, and close to the supermarket! theres a lot of nice bars and restaurants around as well!
i ended up staying there for one months, so i can only recommend it!

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 March 2011

The only thing that through us off about this place was the owner. When we arrived he was not there and only the cleaning lady who didn't speak english was there. When he did arrive and we started asking about things to do, transportation, restaurants, he really knew nothing and wasn't helpful at all.

Other than the owner the rooms were clean and big, but AC would have been nice.

  • Stayed: March 2011
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Additional Information about Cabinas Calocita

Address: Main Street | 100m north of Super Ronny 1, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 62 Speciality Lodging in Santa Teresa
Price Range: $54 - $70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cabinas Calocita offers rooms with private bath and hot water. There are 5 double rooms, one triple room and one single room. We are a small quiet hotel which stands for quality even for the budget traveller. Modern, clean and comfortable beds are waiting for you here at Cabinas Calocita.Part of Cabinas Calocita is a nice common area and a well equipped shared kitchen. Precisely the shared kitchen is typical in Costa Rica for small hotels and the people love to be able to cook their own meals or just leave drinks in the fridge. The location couldn’t be better. Quiet and calm (secluded) but still central. Just 150m walking distance to the ocean and surf break, but still (50m) off the main road what helps you sleep better. And the grocery store is also just 100m away and several restaurants are in close walking distance. ... more   less 
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