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Avenida 71, 100 meters south from the Puerto Viejo center, 70401 Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica – Show map
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Grounds, Terrace, Sun Deck
Massage, Bicycle Rental
Food & Drink
Restaurant, Bar, Snack Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Tour Desk, Baggage Storage, Laundry
Newspapers, Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Air Conditioning
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
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Extra beds are not available.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
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Set amidst the jungle in Puerto Viejo, Merlin offers an open air on-site restaurant and complimentary bicycle rentals. Guest are provided with free WiFi internet access and a daily buffet breakfast.
Score from 15 reviews Very good
Offering an outdoor swimming pool and an extensive garden, Hotel Banana Azul is located in Playa Negra beach and 2.5 km from Puerto Viejo town centre. Free WiFi access is available in all areas.
Score from 38 reviews Excellent
Just 300 metres from Piripli Beach, Aiyana Lodge offers tropical gardens, an outdoor pool with a slide and well-equipped bungalows with free Wi-Fi and a terrace.
Score from 65 reviews Very good
Los Continentes offers its guests air conditioned facilities that include terrace, hot tubs, fitness center, spa, massages, and beautiful gardens. There are also water sports facilities on site.
Score from 59 reviews Excellent
The room was very dirty and cramped. The bed was very uncomfortable and had a bad odor. No security at night which is why there were non-residents walking through the halls, yelling and banging on guest doors until 3 a.m. Our reservation was for two nights, but we only stayed one -- even though they charged us for two nights and refused to give us a refund for the second night, we would not have stayed for the second night at the Lizard King!
The price was a bit high compared with other cities in CR, and also compared with Puerto Viejo. However once you start going around you can definitely say this is one of the best hotels around. - Clean - Nice staff
- Not that it matters much, but the slow wifi was the only "problem" we noticed. (first world problem...)
Great location on the edge of town ... good for restaurants and 'nightlife' - yet removed just enough to escape into tranquility.
Very nice staff Air conditoning Pool Close to beach(but no water view) Quiter than being right in town Walking distance to restaurants and stores
Loud music from bars down the street but it was during Christmas This area seems pricey for Central America Located on a busy road
Spacious room. Nice swimming pool. Good breakfast. Friendly staff.
Rental bikes are not in such a great condition and are a bit small.
They staff was very friendly and helpful with any questions or issues.The free breakfast choices were nice, small pool was nice.
Decent beach access was a short walk, rooms were very noise and no in room secure place to keep valuables.Door locks were cheap, no deadbolts.
AMANDA WAS GREAT
THE ROOM WAS LITTLE AND UNCONFORTABLE, THE POOL WAS EMPTY,
The staff was really nice and helpful, breakfast was quite good. Location it's perfect, just a little bit out from the noisy center.
Our room was close to the swimming pool and without AC so everything was humid, wifi did not work the first night as the cable TV but the next day both were fixed.
-Fantastic location -Small hotel with great desk service -Included breakfast is great -Rooms recently renovated -Wifi included (slow, but still nice to have)
-The rooms lock with household locks, the kind separating your bathroom from your living room, not an outdoor lock -Even in the A/C rooms, there are cracks around the windows that are not sealed and the bathroom is open air (but private), so cooling can be a bit of an issue -The steps to the second floor are dangerous; some are very short, and other very tall, the first time you use them, be careful! (Please note, there are two staircases upstairs and both are different) -The walls have very little insulation; we could hear the neighbors loudly, but this was never a problem later at night when trying to sleep -The pool had leaked right before we got there, they said it was fixed, but never fully refilled it
Right on the edge of town, on main road, so everything in walking distance. Nice clean/comfortable rooms and pool, though not large or deep, is perfect to relax and cool down in. The owner we met was very gracious and helpful even though we asked her so many questions lol. Good breakfast, laundry very reasonable and cheap bike rentals.
Puerto Viejo itself took a little getting used to. It is very Caribbean, with upscale prices a lot of the time but not very upscale anything else. We had the suite, which is a large room with a counter kitchen on one end and it is very large and very clean. The bed linens showed a lot of care in the way they were cleaned and put on the bed. The towels were excellent. The bathroom was just fine, pretty, with enough space. The bathroom door squeaked loudly in the middle of the night. We were able to park with no problem, a HUGE plus in this town with no parking. There is a large outdoor lounge upstairs that is really nice and the downstairs breakfast area is really nice too. Wifi works well enough in the breakfast area, at times was a bit sketchy in the room but I found this in most places in Costa Rica. It was certainly functional and we were working while there (travel business). The food was superb, both the breakfast and drinks we had from the bar. Note: the drinks were expensive-$58 US for 3 cocktails and a beer. They are less elsewhere in town. But again, very well made and it is really a nice experience to just sit under the ceiling fans and enjoy them. The room itself is rustic but fairly upscale rustic. The pool is a small square. We didn't use it, but I saw people sitting on the side with their feet swishing in it, and it looked clean. The location of this hotel is amazing, right across from the beach and right in the heart of everything. We felt quite safe and it was definitely a great fit with the spirit and feel of the town. The staff was exceptionally lovely except for the one occasion with the owner.
Warning--even though booking.com lists the hotel as air conditioned, you have to be careful. Most of the rooms are not air conditioned and you have to make sure the one you are booking is. This led to the only unpleasantness with staff, the owner I thought was a little tiny bit curt when I insisted I had booked an A/C room in addition to the suite. She was right, I had not been careful enough, but it seemed she was quite accustomed to people thinking they had a/c when they didn't. Our friend had already checked into the non a/c room when we realized it and the owner would not change the room unless we paid for an entire night of another room. It would have taken staff maybe 5 minutes to freshen the non a/c one. One would have thought more graciousness was called for. The hotel was nowhere near full. She is European and I have seen this sort of thing often in Europe. I did not experience it anywhere else in Costa Rica, however. We had the suite, which overlooked the busy main road and despite the noise deadening windows out to the balcony (which was not really worth having in our opinion--it overlooks the road plus the heat and the mosquitos made it not really usable--but the size and comfort of the suite itself were worth having) --the room is loud. The drapes are sheer and there are more windows opening onto the upstairs deck so darkening the room was impossible. The beds are extremely hard so if you like that you will like them.
Great place- VERY clean and the mattresses are BRAND NEW- best I've had in a hotel in a long time. No bugs and no mosquito nets because rooms without a/c are screened completely. Breakfast was very good and food in general very good. Owners Luis and Bethany are always on site and happy to help- they care that things are right for your stay. Hotel is close to town for an easy walk for bars, stores and food but far enough to have only minimal noise from the late bars- I am a light sleeper and was just fine. This is where I will stay in January when I return
Our stay at this hotel was amazing and its defenitly because of the combination of wonderful staff and great establishment. The receptionist did everything she could to make our staying enjoyable. She is always smiling and in good mood. The hotel is very nice with wood and spacious clean. The pool was very nice. The breakfast was amazing, the best we had in costa rica. We also rented a bicycles and did laundry at the hotel and were very happy with it. Overolll great expirience, we want to come again :)
The price was high but this is the case in the city
Very helpful staff, clean, good breakfast, very central (although Puerto Viejo Doesnt have a lot to offer)
No Air conditioning (not installed yet) - only three fans, hard matresses
Puerto Viejo is a vibrant beach town, the Lizard King Hotel is on the edge of town on the main street just a 3 minute walk from the center and across the street from the beach. It's a great location to be where you're close to everything but far enough to get away from it all. The staff were very pleasant and had many suggestions about the best beaches and places to eat. The rooms have varnished wooden floors. The interior courtyard has a nice pool in the center, plants and resting chairs outside each room. Overall, I found the hotel very clean, quiet, relaxing, and while the decor is made of precious wood, it was certainly comfortable. I thought it was a good value and would stay here again. In case you're looking for other commodities they have air conditioning options and all rooms come with free breakfast and WiFi
Everything was perfect. Comfortable queen bed, Air Conditioning Room!!!! which is hard to find here in Puerto Viejo, flat screen cable TV, mini fridge, and free coffee in the room. Can't beat this! Couldn't have asked for more. Just wish we had known about this hotel before! It is all in a perfect location. Looking forward to our next trip
We should had came to this hotel first..
One of the best places we have stayed in Costa Rica. The owners were very friendly and helpful!!! The receptionist was very helpful in organizing our trip to Tortuguero, including transfer, hotel as well as a tour guide there. Great experience with staff. We got great tips what to do, where to eat - many of the restaurants serve good food!), what beach is the best, you really feel they will take care of you. WIFI works great, beds are very comfy, rooms super clean and cozy, breakfast prepared by the staff is very tasty and serve 2X1 special cocktails done. Well done! Wish everybody would do it this way... !!!
wish the vacation was longer
Breakfast included was delicious every morning and also having the pool to cool off in was very nice.
Unfortunately there was renovations going on so was a bit noisy during the day. Also the wooden floorboards meant you could hear hotel guests moving above and outside the rooms.
All was great. Great location, friendly hosts, relaxing atmosphere, delicious pancakes for breakfast, a nice swimming pool. the hosts helps you a lot with making recommendations to restaurants, tours, etc. I recommend this hotel.
The Lizard King Hotel is in the perfect location in town and across the street from the beach. The owners/hosts are very nice and welcoming. The property is a beautiful wooden hotel with a swimming pool. The rooms are simple and charming, very clean. Breakfast is delicious. I definitely recommend staying at The Lizard King Hotel when you come to the Caribbean.
Friendly staff, lovely wooden interior & furniture, beautiful second story overlooking the town and ocean, nice location just 50 meters from beach and the center of town. Nice place in general - Puerto Viejo is a really nice place, everybody treats you like a friend.
Everything was perfect . Staff and Owners went out of their way to make our stay wonderful . We wish we could have stayed longer! Lovely place in a perfect location with the very best hosts ! Looking forward to our next trip.
We had to leave because our room was pre-booked months in advance by another couple
This motel serves the beach crowd and nature lover well. Owners are great, do their best to take care of their customers. I feel this is hotel is above average for this area, would book there again!
Not a reflection on the property but Costa Rica as a whole is very trashy and very overpriced. Theft is rampant.
I travel here a lot for business. It has a great location, rooms are clean and breakfast is delicious. This is my favorite hotel in the region. You can't go wrong here.
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