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Sugar's Monkey

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Kelowna, Canada
Reviewed 12 February 2013

Playa Grande has got to be one of the best beaches I have ever seen. It's huge, clean, and beautiful. The waves are great for surfing. There are volcanic rock formations down the beach that just look amazing. Playa Grande had a lot of wildlife, and we saw various species of birds, geckos, iguanas and monkeys. Playa Grande doesn't have...

5Thank AngelCanada
playagrandeinn, Manager at Sugar's Monkey, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback on our hotel. We are glad you appreciated the friendliness of the staff here and stunning natural beauty Playa Grande has to offer. You also made several negative points in your review that we would like to address. As many other reviewers have noted our rooms are not luxurious but they are clean, comfortable and...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 10 February 2013

Playa Grande Inn is an awesome place to stay, we are currently staying here and extended our stay cause we loved it. Rooms are very clean, fast wifi and great working A/C. Beds are comfy and bar restaurant downstairs good food & drinks. Smoothies bar is delicious, granola bars are to die for. Good pool and 1 minute walk to...

1Thank Katebossaust
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 6 February 2013

We stayed here twice on our trip. Two days in the middle and back again for four days at the end. It was the place we wanted to return to, even after all the other great places we'd been (Tamarindo, Santa Teresa/Mal Pais, Manuel Antonio, La Fortuna) Our first impression was one of the staff, Johnny greeting us with nice...

Thank lesyeuxheureux
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
Reviewed 5 February 2013

We began our trip to Costa Rica in Playa Grande and stayed at the Playa Grande Inn. Justin and his crew made us feel right at home. We stayed in luxury hotels in other parts of the country and as nice as they were, they did not compare to the warm welcome we received at PGI. Even the interaction we...

Thank Michael A
San Diego
Reviewed 12 January 2013

This is the spot if you're looking for a good value near the beach. I think it's an ideal spot for surf trips. The rooms are definitely on the minimalist side, so I would recommend looking somewhere else if you need a little more amenities in the room. Full disclosure: a couple bummers were we didn't have a coffee maker...

Thank James W
Reviewed 19 December 2012

Room was very clean, comfortable and quiet. Playa Grande Inn is a great value and a great place to stay to leatherback turtles laying eggs. We didn't eat at their restaurant, but we would definitely stay here again!

1Thank musicman107
San Francisco, California, United States
Reviewed 13 December 2012

We loved the pool, proximity to the beach, the restaurant at the hotel, the ping pong table, the staff (Justen was very helpful, thank you) and the cleanliness and size of the room. Thanks PGI for a great vacation, we'll be back.

Thank TraavlBug
Stephenville, Texas
Reviewed 28 November 2012

We stopped in tonight for dinner at the Playa Grande Inn after watching a beautiful sunset. It opens at 5 PM. We started with a Cucumber Collins cocktail that was so refreshing and made with fresh ingredients. The shrimp spring roll appetizer great and the main course, a sausage crusted mahi mahi and a parmesan chicken the best we've ever...

Thank ElizabethBaxter
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Reviewed 23 October 2012

Friendly and laid back!!! I stayed at Playa Grande Inn (PGI) for a few nights and WILL GO BACK!!! They had a great long term local staff whom were very friendly, accommodating, and , fascinating people. Had to admire my room constructed out of all local wood, which gave a very warm beach vibe. PGI had an awesome bar. In...

1Thank LennyNmbSC
Plymouth, Massachusetts
Reviewed 31 August 2012

We really enjoyed the simple accomodations-relaxed atmosphere-spectacular beach. Justin was a wonderful host who went the "extra mile" and drove us to the local airport for an early flight. Stay here to experience Costa Rica's wildlife, surfing and great food.

1Thank Lori B

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  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tropical life style Sugars Monkey is a small hostel where you can breath ocean; 150 mt from miles white sandy beach, welcomes its guests with pool surrounded of tropical garden where you can eat fresh and healthy food from our restaurant open from breakfast time till dinner. Eight room with air conditioning, ambient fans, private bathroom, shower and hot water; Two room settings: doble room for two occupancy and large room for four occupancy. Community space, gym and pool table are free for guest, Be Water surf rental and tour will happy to take you into waterworld ....... ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sugar's Monkey

Address: 250 Meters South of Minae, Playa Grande 50308, Costa Rica (Formerly Playa Grande Inn)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Grande
Price Range: €49 - €102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sugar's Monkey 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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Also Known As:
Playa Grande Hotel Playa Grande
Hotel Playa Grande
Sugar's Monkey Costa Rica/Playa Grande
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“The 2nd floor rooms are nice”
Travelling-Buckeye, 29 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Staying on the lower level can be noisy with the floor above. If noise bothers you make sure to get a room upstairs.”
425SarahH, 16 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Leave it to Javier”
surferdude/dudette, 13 Apr 2015 | Read review
“The ocean is the fitness center and for room service food is in walking distance and just ask the owners for anything you need and they would be glad to help!”
815chrisi, 21 Apr 2014 | Read review
“If you are going to be there for an extended time, I would suggest renting the apartment. It has a kitchen and it separate from the other rooms.”
850tr, 12 Feb 2014 | Read review
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