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600 Metros Al Norte De Tree Of Life, Cahuita 70403 Costa Rica
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#8 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Cahuita
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Kenaki Lodge, elegant eco friendly lodge, front of Playa Grande beach of Cahuita Kenaki Lodge is in front of the Playa Grande beach of Cahuita. Playa Grande is one of the wildest beaches in Costa Rica. Known place for the spawning of the leatherbacks, here you can see them from February to August. It’s a unique place in the Caribbean, with his Balinese style, construct in tropical woods and wildly open to the surrounding nature. Due to the geographical location of the lodge, we are involved in the protection of local fauna and flora. We are part of the protection program for the turtles of Cahuita. Here, we respect the greatest sustainability rules. Small hotel on a human scale, the lodge has only 4 rooms and 2 full equipped bungalows. In addition, you can enjoy an excellent breakfast prepared with love, on place. Isabelle and Roberto, the owners, are at your disposal to accompany you to discover our beautiful Talamanca.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
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Mid-range
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English, French
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Moffedillen wrote a review Nov 2022
Oslo, Norway218 contributions168 helpful votes
Very friendly and cozy hotel with four rooms and two bungalows, 100 meters from the almost deserted beach, and 2-3 kilometers from Cahuita. You will need a car to stay here, but free parking. Nice and spacious rooms, but the bed was rather noisy… No fridge or other facilities in the room, but a communal kitchen area next to the reception area did the trick. Breakfast is extra, 11 USD, continental with bread, jam, fruit, coffee and juice. We loved sitting on the terrace and watch the birds and sometimes monkeys in the tree right in front of us. Liked the place a lot, but you need to walk at least 20 minutes along a dark gravel road to get to a restaurant where you can have dinner, or drive into Cahuita. Be aware that the howler monkeys WILL wake you up at sunrise!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Kathy U wrote a review Dec 2019
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania10 contributions3 helpful votes
The positives: The couple operating the B and B were extremely nice, the room was kept impeccably clean, the beach was incredibly beautiful and so secluded, I went one day in the afternoon and there was literally no one as far as the eye could see. How much would you be willing to pay for that??? You do need a car or a ride to go anywhere. The negatives- written in the hopes that they get corrected, because really as annoying as they were, they were totally fixable. 1. Invest in wifi... its your number one complaint. Just do it. 2. put a pair of wall lights over the bed. The ceiling fan creates a horrible strobe effect in the room when the only light (ceiling) is on. For a B and B, it was clean and comfortable, except the lighting issue and wifi.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Room Tip: all rooms are nice. Why would you spend time in the room, anyway, except to sleep?
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Pommy150 wrote a review Oct 2019
Peterborough, United Kingdom30 contributions12 helpful votes
Kenaki Lodge has the potential to be simply amazing, unfortunately it falls well short of where it could, and should be. We arrived after a long drive from Manuel Antonio and checked in no problems. The view from the room was nice as we had one of the rooms looking over the sea and gardens. There is a lot of glass in the room which brings in a lot of natural light. The breakfast was nice but nothing special. The staff were very friendly. A quick note that on arrival the lady did mention they were under new management. The location is ideal, 4.5km out of town but you have the entire beach to yourself and a short drive to Cahuita National Park. Unfortunately this is where the good bits end. With the room being a lot of windows you would hope for good curtains but they do nothing to keep the light out so assume you will be awake as soon as the sun comes up, if your lucky that the sun doesn't wake you then the heat will. While a fan is OK for the night time as soon as the sun comes up it is almost unbearable in the room. A decent set of curtains would help both issues. When looking for places to stay we specifically look for WiFi so we can use trip advisor to find restaurants, but more importantly so I can back up my photos to a cloud in case calamity strikes. Kenaki Lodge should not advertise having WiFi, this signal did not reach our room and when I sat outside the main building to try and find somewhere for dinner it was almost impossible, the Internet was slow and dropped out continously for the entire time. Maybe not a big deal for some, but a significant pain for my photo storage. They should not advertise having WiFi, everywhere else in CR we have been had excellent WiFi. Another bone of contention was that the window in the shower room is only half frosted and you can clearly see all of the owners balcony, I never got the feeling that they would look but it is still off putting none the less. The room was clean upon arrival but there was no servicing of the rooms during our 3 nights. There is a sign on the bathroom door saying leave dirty towels on floor if you want new ones but I wouldn't bother. It also meant that the sheets were dirty (especially as you wake in the lorning covered in sweat) the bathroom isn't very pleasant after the first day or so as nothing can be flushed down the toilet, including toilet paper (this is normal in CR) but without the bin being emptied it begins to feel a bit dirty. Overall the feeling was it was being run by someone who is use to running a hostel, you a get a room and little else. Unfortunately the associated hostel cost is not there. Either a significant drop in price or increase in service/quality is needed. This is a real shame as the potential for this to be the best place to stay in Cahuita is obvious to see. Would not stay again.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Jacqueline E wrote a review Mar 2019
Grantham, New Hampshire115 contributions48 helpful votes
We stayed for 5 nights in one of the bungalows it was very peaceful and well equiped. The bathroom and shower had just been redone so it was very spacious and clean. We were very close to the beach although it was not safe to swim because of the rip tide but it was nice to walk along the beach.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Isabelle R, Propriétaire at Kenaki Lodge
Responded 18 Mar 2019
Dear clients, Thanks for your nice review, we are glad to know you've spent a great stay with us. Hoping to have the pleasure to receive you again in the future, Bests regards, Isabelle
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Lisa L wrote a review Jul 2018
Seabeck, Washington25 contributions4 helpful votes
Lovely place, only stayed one night as we had several other places to go but wish we stayed longer. Quiet, tropical, beach just across street which was a quiet dirt road. Isobel is a wonderful hostess. Hope to return again!
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Isabelle R, Propietario at Kenaki Lodge
Responded 20 Mar 2019
We thank you for your kind comment and are delighted to hear that you had a pleasant stay with us. It was a pleasure to welcome you to our property and you are of course welcome to Kenaki Lodge whenever you want.
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Macgyver44070 wrote a review Jun 2018
Palm Beach, Florida17 contributions
We are truly happy with our stay at Kenaki lodge. We stayed for a week in one of the bungalows. Loved the connection with nature, the sound of the ocean waves and the morning bird's songs. All of the staff were very helpful, polite and left us to our peace when we choose. Breakfast was great, the cleaning staff did an awesome job. The bungalow was modern with updated appliances. We couldn't ask for anything more!
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Response from Isabelle R, Propietario at Kenaki Lodge
Responded 20 Mar 2019
Thank you for this great comment, we are really happy to know that your stay with us was pleasant !
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Laetitia Moritz wrote a review Oct 2017
Aix-en-Provence, France19 contributions9 helpful votes
I stayed a few nights in kenaki lodge and it was a dream : the location is just perfectly in front of the beach Isabelle (the owner) is a delight : very helpful and smiling Breakfast are so big you have fruits and gallo pinto and bread and marmelade and everything you need Anyway I definitely would stay again and recommend it
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Traveled solo
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josevalerio wrote a review Sep 2017
Costa Rica187 contributions85 helpful votes
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I spent only one night in Kenaki lodge but I can tell this is a lovely place away from all the noise from Cahuita. Beautifull property located in front of the beach. My room was very clean, nicely decorated and big enough. The included breakfast is great with some fruits from the property and fresh juice. No A/C or TV on regular rooms but I didn´t need it. Staff is very friendly. No restaurants or other facilities nerby so you have to go Cahuita wich is a short drive. I highly recommend this place to relax
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Date of stay: August 2017
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Susan K wrote a review Sep 2017
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We spent a night at Kenaki and we would have liked to stay longer! We stayed in the rooms (there are also bungalows available) which are large and comfortable and look out onto the beautiful garden. The breakfast is plentiful and delicious and we even had a tree full of silly monkeys to entertain us. The beach is literally across the road and is almost empty. The owner, Isabelle, is charming and bends over backwards to make her guests feel welcome.
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Date of stay: August 2017
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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Filmliebhaber wrote a review Feb 2017
Schweiz20 contributions2 helpful votes
We loved to relax in the Lodge. It is a very peaceful place away from the touristic Cahuita. The beach is in near walking distance. Lovely staff and a good breakfast. It is worth its price. Car is needed.
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Date of stay: February 2017
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US$62 - US$85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of LimonCahuita
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kenaki Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Kenaki Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Tarantulas Way (4.3 km), Cahuita National Park (4.5 km), and Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica (6.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kenaki Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Kenaki Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Kenaki Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kenaki Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rincón del Amor, Aroma, Coffee Bar & Breakfast, and Pizzeria Cahuita.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kenaki Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.