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2 Km South Of The Puerto Limón Airport, Puerto Limon 71001 Costa Rica
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#1 of 15 hotels in Puerto Limon
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Hotel Playa Westfalia is located on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica. The location allows you easy access to a wide variety of attractions as well as historical sites. At the hotel, you will be greeted by a professional and courteous staff that speaks both Spanish and English. We have a full service open-air beachfront restaurant with both international and local cuisine as well as a full service bar. The pool, located near the restaurant, has a beautiful waterfall as well as a 6 person spa. While enjoying the pool area, you will also have a perfect view of the beach and ocean as well as dozens of palm trees all located just outside the pool and restaurant area.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
Beach
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
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Valerie L wrote a review Apr 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
The hotel is great! The staff is excellent! Great food and service! Pilina and her dog pals made our stay wonderful!!! If you stay, take Pilina to the beach at night to hunt for crabs!! Also, look for sloths in the trees at the hotel gardens! They are there! We saw 5!!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Michael Zamora wrote a review Oct 2021
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This is a really clean, safe but above all, comfortable and beautiful place to visit located in Limón. I was here for 3 days and I have to say I liked it.!! The hotel has a large beach and also a swimming pool, small green areas where if you are lucky you can admire beautiful sloth bears. They include breakfast and also have lunches. It has spacious and comfortable rooms and excellent attention from the staff of the place as well. A wonderful experience and I hope to be there again very soon. I highly recommend a stay at this beautiful and cozy hotel.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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Gabby82184546 wrote a review Feb 2020
Armstrong, Canada14 contributions26 helpful votes
The promotion photos are totally misleading. The place is isolated,in a poor area, stripped wrecked cars along the highway , no visible security anywhere. The parking lot was not secure. They are in the process of building a 6 foot chain link fence around the hotel building maybe to prevent access from the grounds and beach area . We knew it was not a safe area and left although we had prepaid . The staff would not refund our money, had to phone a head office that stated we were fabricating our facts although the person had never been to the “resort “ . Fortunately we found a. Reasonable person at Visa who honoured our good record and was able to refund our money and start an investigation of this place and its false advertising.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from MICHAEL GRIMES, Owner at Hotel Playa Westfalia
Responded 8 Jul 2021
Hi Gabby; Unfortunately, your arrival was right at the beginning of the Covid 19 pandemic. With everything going on, I instructed my manager to take certain steps to protect the property and see what we could do to keep some kind of income stream during the upcoming time of problems. She was able to find a government agency that needed to remodel their offices in Limon and was willing to lease out the hotel for 1 year. If there was a fence when you were there, then it was for them at their request since they handle domestic violence cases. I am sorry for your idea that the area is unsafe as we haven't had any problems except maybe minor disturbances from our own patrons at our bar. I am curious as to what "Head Office" someone called as that is my only property LOL, and there is no home office and nobody who works for me that has never been to the resort. Are you certain that your review is for the correct hotel? No matter, I am sorry for any inconvenience that you endured and hope that if you ever come back to the area you stop by and check us out "Post-Pandemic".
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Yorkatronic wrote a review Nov 2019
154 contributions75 helpful votes
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I stayed about a week here and found the staff wonderfully accommodating. Willing to go well beyond any typical standard to make me feel welcome, at home and enjoying myself. The staff here became lovely friends in a matter of days. Each of the staff made such a kind effort to help me regain my lost Espanol it was quite touching actually. Sloth sightings in the backyard, private secluded beach, nice pool, comfortable ac rooms and fast WiFi connection throughout and in rooms. Would happily stay again.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Gert R wrote a review Sep 2019
Brussels, Belgium339 contributions66 helpful votes
If you are on business in the town I would suggest that you stay here. 15 minutes drive to the city. The hotel situated in Westfalia. It’s a small hotel with fantastic staff. They also speak English. The rooms are very basic and comfortable. I had a double room with a nice comfortable bed. Big bathroom. Breakfast is nothing special but it is tasty. Dinner is nice and they have some nice things on the menu I will definitely be back
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled on business
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riverrat602016 wrote a review Jul 2019
Union City, California10 contributions4 helpful votes
Wonderful place for a group of 8 touring Costa Rica. Don't let the sign fool you, once you pull into the property you'll be surprised to see how big this property is. The garden we had to walk through gave you that feeling of being in the jungle and when you get pass, it opens up to the pool area and restaurant. Pass the pool and restaurant is access to the beach with a sitting area under the coconut trees before you get to the ocean. The room accommodations were adequate for our needs and really enjoyed having the suite at the end of the building overseeing the pool/restaurant area. Also had a great view of the ocean in the morning. Hopefully you'll get a chance to see the resident sloth as we did during a rain storm
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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Marlene S wrote a review May 2019
Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada6 contributions1 helpful vote
We recently stayed at Hotel Westfalia for 2 days. It is a quaint little spot nestled in the gardens and right on the beach. Our hostess, Flor , was outstanding , she even had everyone on lookout for sloths for me , and I saw one ! The gardens are lovely and the beach is a great place for a long walk. When going to the beach , you will likely be accompanied by the hotel dogs , you add wonderful company. Our only complaint was our room was near the road therefore giving lots of road noise, so ask for a room in the main building. The sound of surf would be a big improvement over the sound of trucks. If you are looking for a reasonably priced and laid back hotel , then this is a great spot.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for a room with windows facing the ocean !
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Jayfromcali wrote a review Apr 2019
Islamorada, Florida108 contributions96 helpful votes
Go behind a very obscure gate and stumble into Pura Vida. We stopped here on the first day of the trip. After a pretty tough drive from the airport (SJO) through rush hour traffic, when the road calms down south of Limon there you are at Playa Westfalia. We were greeted by Flor, she was very helpful and quick with a cold Imperial. I don’t think she is a doctor, but she might be a mind reader. Everything we needed before we asked for it. The room was clean and the shower was roomy. It’ a couples thing. We went out on the beach, enjoying the waves. The hospitality area is what makes the place. Good selection of everything. Friendly people from all over. The staff includes a few younger kids training. What you will never see at the Marriott you get to enjoy here. Watching someone practicing in a second language. The good the bad the ugly. The good. The bar and restaurant were good and a good value. And no BS. Is this local caught? No. Much appreciated. The Bad. Finding the place. Worth it but the sign is small. The ugly. It is not laid out for most rooms to get a view of the ocean. Just a shame to have that location and not have the property laid out correctly. Someone had a reason. Could be storm survival or maybe ecological, either way what a shame. Big patios and balcony and the view of the other rooms. Don’t let that stop you. I highly recommend Playa Westfalia. Just a few miles from the Sloth Sanctuary.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Diana M, Gerente at Hotel Playa Westfalia
Responded 27 Apr 2019
We are so glad you enjoyed your staying with us, is our mission to make your time with us great. Best Regads!!
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Joe C wrote a review Mar 2019
Norris, Tennessee63 contributions23 helpful votes
This was a welcome surprise. Our room was nice and clean, there were lots of amenities, and it was very reasonable. We swam in the pool and walked right out to the beach and swam in the ocean. The grounds were well kept and nice. Our breakfast was really good and service was outstanding. They even had a 24 hour security guard.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Rebeca A wrote a review Mar 2019
San Jose, Costa Rica40 contributions4 helpful votes
The hotel is old and lacks maintenance. It seems like it was a good hotel some decades ago but now is just not taken care of properly. The rooms are humid and had a bad smell because of it; also really noisy because of poor design and construction. You can actually hear your neighbor's TV and all the noises around in the hotel, not to mention the street noise (passing cars, people, etc.) The highlight would be the pool and the beachfront area, even thou this beach isn't as pretty. The restaurant is terrible. Avoid eating here other than breakfast. The staff is helpful and attentive.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Response from Diana M, Gerente at Hotel Playa Westfalia
Responded 27 Apr 2019
Good morning Ms. Rebeca, since the beggining, you made a reservation with an invalid credit card (deshonest person) but we couldnt cancel it because Booking.com policies. When you get to the restaurant, you orther a plate from the menu which is very clear what it was, and you just decided didn't want that and in a very rude way you decided not to pay???? how a person can think that can get to a restaurant and decided what to pay or not, The plate you received, was exactly what you orthered, how you just change your mind and we have to pay for your mistake? Of course since that moment, everything has been bad for you, we know is normal in dehonest people like you, to blame the hotel for your behavior. You can write everything you want, but we know what exactly
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US$75 - US$89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of LimonPuerto Limon
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Playa Westfalia
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Playa Westfalia?
Nearby attractions include Explore Limon (6.7 km), Catedral Sagrado Corazón de Jesús (6.7 km), and The Buttercup Center (4.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Playa Westfalia?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Playa Westfalia?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Playa Westfalia?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Playa Westfalia?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Playa Westfalia?
Conveniently located restaurants include Red Snapper Restaurant, Taylor’s Restaurant, and Gelateria Lemons.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Playa Westfalia?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Playa Westfalia?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hotel Playa Westfalia have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Hotel Playa Westfalia accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.