Ratings based on 45 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.8 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
3.5 Room comfort
3.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
Tired hotel needing some attention.Posted Feb 16, 2014
The room that we had did have a great view over the pool and ocean, but other than that it was a disappointment. The bed covering was missing 1/2 of the bed skirt ... The window coverings were dirty and dingy ... The shower was either hot or cold .... and there was no ice available at the front desk. For the price of $98 US a night I would have expected more. A few little details and the place could have some charm.
for Couplesby Scott from Baltimore
"Pura Vida" I finally understand!!!Posted Feb 12, 2014 on Hotels.com
The most relaxing place in the world. The best ocean view in Puerto Viejo. The staff was great. Olga and Jessi were fabulous. Helped us with all of our needs. From local tours to great restaurant choice. The hotel is low key and away from the lively town. We WILL BE BACK!
by A verified traveler
How can this be 3 star!Posted Feb 6, 2014
Pros: Just the location close to the sea
Cons: just everything! this hotel needs either a complete redo or otherwise please rate this hotel as a max. 2 star or even 1 star Hotel
Location: Puerto Viejo is just not worth the drive
We spent 15 days travelling around in Costa Rica but this were certainly the worst two days we had. We had the opportunity to experience serveral hotels during our holidays. This hotel should never ever be a 3 star hotel. Hotel employees are just not carrying in any way about their guests (no help with luggeage, no recommendations what to visit) and the rooms are just dirty and unclean. No safe, no air conditioning, no minibar just very very basic and I don't even won't to go into the breakfast. Dogs barking the entire night so you will be awake for sure at 4 o'clock in morning. That's was the only bad experience we made in Costa Rica and luckely we left 1 day earlier and for sure a no-go for families!! On top that's the hotel we paid the most even much more than 4 star hotels we stayed over
Recommendedby Alfredo from Argentina
perfect for a quiet stayPosted Feb 5, 2014 on Hotels.com
the people was really warm, simple and helpfull. Good breaksfast, excellet view to the ocean. Big rooms only need better maintenance.
for Overnight Stay Before Destinationby Pat from idaho
Costa Rica road tripPosted Jan 20, 2014 on Hotels.com
I thought the hotel was very pretty and wished we could have stayed more than one night
for Familiesby Big Bob from Florida
Wonderful SettingPosted Jan 5, 2014
Location: Local bar/restaurant was owned by US people and it was full of characters. Kids learned a lot.
The local and beach settings were perfect for our family of 7. Out of the way and quiet. Lots of local Costa Ricans. Only downside was that the rooms were full and staff was overwhelmed. We did not get into our rooms until after 7 PM!
for Familiesby Storm
A camping experiencePosted Feb 17, 2013 on Hotels.com
Terrific location, 75 yards from the ocean. We could see and hear the surf from our room Staff was great and were very friendly. Our room was very rustic- dark wood panelling throughout, small bathroom, shower area was okay but in need of minor renovations. The hotel is about a quarter mile off the main road (just over a mile NW of Puerto Viejo), so there is no traffic noise. Overall we were very satisifed with La Perla Negra- it met our needs during our stay in Costa Rica.
Recommendedby NY Tourist
A rundown, shabby hotelPosted Jan 26, 2013 on Hotels.com
A shabby hotel, not worth the price. For a little bit more, stay at Banana Azul next door
for Everyoneby Syl from Heredia, Costa Rica
Is a nice hotel overall! It has everything I needPosted Jan 8, 2013
Pros: The beach
Location: Great! Close to a beautiful beach and at the same time away from the noise from the town.
Is a nice hotel overall. It is located in a quiet area close to a quiet and beautiful beach called Playa Negra. It has a nice swimming pool, and the breakfast is delicious (gallo pinto, eggs, ham, fruit, coffee, juice). Beds are comfortable and rooms are nice. There's a mini super maket within a walking distance. Please be aware that there aren't TVs in the room, and no A/C either. The rooms have a fan, but that's enough to keep yourself cool.
for Getaway With Friendsby A verified traveler
Posted Nov 19, 2012 on Hotels.com
Close to the beach, but a drive from town. Good breakfast in the morning. Nice place