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Playa San Juanillo Frente de la Plaza, San Juanillo Costa Rica
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#2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in San Juanillo
We are a ten-room boutique hotel, bar, and restaurant in the charming seaside village of San Juanillo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Complete with newly refurbished air-conditioned guest rooms, a pool, courtyard, lounge, and dining facility. The full-service restaurant & bar, serves chef-inspired comfort foods, along with local beer and premium cocktails. The hotel provides local yoga classes, surf lessons, and workshops. Airport transfers are also available. The property is only 300 meters through the jungle to the beach.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Horseback riding
Board games / puzzles
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Bottled water
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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DrJay85 wrote a review Jan 2020
Hampton Bays, New York96 contributions50 helpful votes
Stoped here for a late lunch since everything else in town was closed. The dining room is very nice and our waitress could not have been any nicer. The food was terrible and expensive. Started with the ceviche- was very fresh but lacked any flavor. I ordered the Garlic Seafood- it was inedible. I LOVE garlic, crave it everyday, but this was like eating pure garlic with a small side of fish. My wife ordered the Mahi- not bad but not great and a very small filet, maybe 4oz. She had a margarita and I had the pina colada which were both ok but not worth the price. Portions were small and the bill was $54 USD. There was also another waitress sleeping on the couches while we were eating which was rude. It looked like the cook told her to get up after us being there for 20 minutes... she then moved to the bar and sat and helped her self to chicken wings before we had our food. Very unprofessional. At the end out waitress asked us about every dish and drink we had and seemed like she truly cared and wanted to know how to make things better. She is the reason I gave this place any stars at all.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Kimbra M wrote a review Nov 2019
Delray Beach, Florida39 contributions29 helpful votes
The food is not great. They have no respect for tourists. You will be shocked at the bill if you eat there. Go around the corner. There is a great little, locally owned diner. I gave them a second try...but, how do they think they are kidding. I visit this area a lot. Only eat there if you want to pay a stupid amount of money for good that is just okay.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Ebru A wrote a review Sep 2019
20 contributions10 helpful votes
It is a rip off. The hotel is NOT 200m or 5min walk from the beach; it is a good 15min walk. There is virtually no service-we had to look for a person to check us in when we arrived. When we were 5min late for breakfast (2 fried eggs and bread), they offered the same breakfast to us at the menu price. The restaurant is terrible. This is by far the worst place to eat in the village and in fact it was the only empty place in the village. The room was not properly cleaned after the build and there is a lack of furniture in the room. I can say though, the bathroom/shower was nice if a little too small. The pool you see in the pics is a plastic pond. So, it is not really worth the price you’re paying. I am not sure about this but I think they are charging locals different prices than shown here or maybe there is room for negotiation and I also think that most of the high star reviews are fake or paid. The TripAdvisor profile of Buddha Hotel does not reflect the reality of the hotel or the grounds. This dishonesty is telling.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Roberto2289 wrote a review Sep 2019
Cartago, Costa Rica5 contributions
The hotel is very well located, 200 m from the beach. The restaurant is very nice and the people working here is nice as well. The rooms are comfortable and they have good air conditioning. Overall a place recommended to spend your vacations.
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Date of stay: July 2019
Kimbra M wrote a review Jul 2019
Delray Beach, Florida39 contributions29 helpful votes
I come to this part of Costa Rica about three times a year. I was shocked that they are charging $25.00 a drink. They are looking to rip people off. This is not a place where you would want to go. If you want to see the sunset and, enjoy a drink, go to the local market and, the beach that is right down the street. When the bill came, the server was apologetic and, refused a tip. He obviously knew this place is out to take advantage. There are better options for food and, drinks in this area.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
US$113 - US$226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa RicaProvince of GuanacasteSan Juanillo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Buddha Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Buddha Hotel?
Nearby attractions include San Juanillo Beach (0.3 km), Ostional National Wildlife Refuge (5.3 km), and Pura Veda Archery (1.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Buddha Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Buddha Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Buddha Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Buddha Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Sodita, Tiki Hut Bar and Restaurant, and Luna Azul Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Buddha Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Buddha Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Buddha Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Buddha Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of San Juanillo.
Does Buddha Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Buddha Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.