Ratings based on 45 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.6 out of 5
80% of guests recommend
3.8 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
3.5 Room comfort
3.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
2 out of 5
by Karen

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.
5 out of 5
for Couples
by 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!
2 out of 5
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
3 out of 5
by Alfredo from Argentina

perfect for a quiet stay

Posted 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.
4 out of 5
for Overnight Stay Before Destination
by Pat from idaho

Costa Rica road trip

Posted Jan 20, 2014 on Hotels.com
I thought the hotel was very pretty and wished we could have stayed more than one night
3 out of 5
for Families
by Big Bob from Florida

Wonderful Setting

Posted 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!
3 out of 5
for Families
by Storm

A camping experience

Posted 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.
2 out of 5
by NY Tourist

A rundown, shabby hotel

Posted Jan 26, 2013 on Hotels.com
A shabby hotel, not worth the price. For a little bit more, stay at Banana Azul next door
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by Syl from Heredia, Costa Rica

Is a nice hotel overall! It has everything I need

Posted Jan 8, 2013
Pros: The beach
Cons: None
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.
4 out of 5
for Getaway With Friends
by 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