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Santarena Hotel at Las Catalinas

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Camino Las Catalinas, Las Catalinas 50304 Costa Rica
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Here at Santarena, we appreciate luxury, but prefer places that feel traveled. In a formal sense, Santarena is an homage to the old mansions of the great coastal cities of Havana and Cartagena, a traditional gem where sun-kissed days revolve around blossoming courtyards and lounging on timeless terraces with marveling picturesque archways surrounded by lush greenery and constant views of the sky. Views from our rooftop are incomparable, especially when it is paired with our 35-square-meter pool. Stylish accommodations and inviting public spaces are seamlessly woven with gracious hospitality to make this the ideal home base, captivating guests with an authentic laid-back warmth throughout.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Bar / lounge
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Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Spa
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Rooftop pool
Outdoor pool
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Breakfast available
Banquet room
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Non-smoking hotel
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Alex V wrote a review 16 May
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Hotel Santarena was definitely a highlight in our trip. It’s located in the cutest town of las Catalina’s about an hour or so drive from Liberia Airport. The staff is super friendly and accommodating. We enjoyed spending time at the bar and at Danita beach-a short walk from hotel. I recommend the carnaval and ponche guanacasteco! Very refreshing. We had no concerns about construction in the area. We never heard any construction noise. There’s everything you need in the town of las Catalina’s, a convenience store, spa, beach, a variety of restaurants. Can’t wait to return and see the how the town has developed.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Dear Alex: On behalf of the entire staff at Santarena Hotel, we appreciate your comments during your stay at our hotel. Your comments have been shared with the hotel team as a critical way of understanding how we can continue to deliver exceptional service to guests like you. Thank you for staying at Santarena Hotel -Las Catalinas and we hope you choose to create more memories with us wherever your travels bring you back to Playa Danta. Stay Light, Concierge Santarena
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Janice M wrote a review Apr 2022
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We stayed in Las Catalinas four years ago so it was great to check out the new hotel that has been built since. The design, decor and ambience is stunning and the staff service was excellent. A big thanks to Randall for assisting us so quickly and graciously with a small issue. We loved the rooftop pool! Ponciana did not disappoint and the cafe was great too. Two small suggestions…chairs on the balconies that face the water so you can have a drink or coffee overlooking the ocean and perhaps a small refrigerator or ice machine on the floors. Pura vida and hasta luego!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Get a room facing the ocean
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Dear Janice: Thank you very much for your feedback, we are currently working to add these amenities into the rooms hopefully very soon. Our staff appreciates your comments and we look forward to welcome you very soon again. Stay Light,
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Jen K wrote a review Apr 2022
Mississauga, Canada12 contributions9 helpful votes
We stayed at hotel Santarena and had a lovely time. Yes the hotel has no coffee machines or fridges in the rooms and would it be nice if those are added in, sure but it was not a deal breaker for us. The water in the taps is all clean which I assume is why there are no plastic single use bottles (environmentally friendly) so bring a water bottle to fill. We liked the food a lot but did get sick of it after a week. Having said that, there are some great local restaurants that you can take a cheap cab to. There is construction but honestly, we didn't notice the noise once. The people were all friendly and the beach is beautiful. The beach club is lovely but is an extra cost. If you're a pool person, this may not be the place for you because the pool on the roof is small but has a stunning view of the ocean. Overall, we would return. No hotel is perfect. We'll take this over the Riu any day!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Dear Jen: Greetings from Santarena! Thank you very much for sharing your experience , we appreciate your valuable feedback and it will be review internally as we are working to add the room amenities (mini bars-coffee maker, bottle of water ) very soon. Our staff look forward to welcome you back hopefully soon . Stay Light,
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SFkix wrote a review Apr 2022
San Francisco, California746 contributions153 helpful votes
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We were on a family adventure tour group and stayed here for two nights and an extra after the tour was over. Located on the beach in a large development made to look like a Pueblo (seemed more European to me). The hotel lobby is beautifully and tastefully decorated, great bar and friendly staff. The drinks are fantastic, I tried many and my favorite was the Rum Guanacastello. The rooms are spacious with comfortable beds and good bathrooms. The rooftop pool is small, but enjoyable (not family friendly because of the drop at the edge of the pool). There are two restaurants connected of the hotel and both are good. The Italian one makes really good handmade pastas, do eat here. One improvement I would suggest to the property is a foot bath near the entrance to wash one’s feet of the sand from a day at the beach.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: The development the hotel is on is still a work in progress. There’s a few shops and restaurants,...
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Dear Guest: We appreciate your feedback and sharing your experience with others. Thank your your input on the foot wash, we currently working to open this facility for our guest. Our staff will love to welcome you back very soon again in Costa Rica, hopefully back at Santarena Hotel. Stay Light,
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Aaron M wrote a review Mar 2022
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Had a wonderful time! I was worried before arrival reading some of the reviews but i think people forget this is a four start hotel, but a very good one at that. If you are looking for the Four Seasons experience, this is not that but neither is the price/night …you can’t have it both ways or hold them up to a 5 star resort experience or expectation. The hotel is unique in that it is situated within the town of Las Catalinas so its not a resort but part of small very quaint and walkable town with such beautiful architecture. Check-in was great and the front desk staff were always super nice and accommodating. It is true there is no coffee maker or ice but the staff was always great whenever we needed something. The beach is public and can be a bit more crowded on the weekend but we always found a spot for a great day at the beach. Sunsets are amazing. Again if you are expecting hotel lounge chairs and beach service, you’ve booked the wrong hotel and you shouldn’t give a poor review bc of this (although there is a great rental store on the beach with chairs, lattes, ice cream, drinks, etc). We had great food, service, beds are amazing, and yes the breakfast got tired after the first week with only 3 selections with breakfast included option but there is a bakery and grocery store you can walk to that makes amazing smoothies to mix things up. This hotel is situated within the town so there is some construction but it was no where near as bad as people described in my opinion. Once you settle into the rhythm of Costa Rican life and the charm this beautiful town and hotel possesses, you will have a great time. For a four star hotel I give it 5 stars and look forward to coming back!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Dear Aaron: Thank you very much for your review, we truly appreciate your comments and sharing your experience with the audience. Our staff is thrilled reading your review as a long stay guest , we hope to welcome you back very soon in Costa Rica. On behalf of our Santarena Team, Pura Vida ! Stay Light !
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PRICE RANGE
US$142 - US$646 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Hotel Santarena at Las Catalinas
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of GuanacasteLas Catalinas
NUMBER OF ROOMS
45
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Frequently Asked Questions about Santarena Hotel at Las Catalinas
Which popular attractions are close to Santarena Hotel at Las Catalinas?
Nearby attractions include Playa Flamingo (5.0 km), Potrero Beach (3.1 km), and Monkey's Bar & Restaurant (6.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Santarena Hotel at Las Catalinas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Santarena Hotel at Las Catalinas?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Santarena Hotel at Las Catalinas?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Santarena Hotel at Las Catalinas?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sentido Norte Restaurant, Surf Box, and a'lo Nico.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Santarena Hotel at Las Catalinas?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Santarena Hotel at Las Catalinas located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Las Catalinas.
Does Santarena Hotel at Las Catalinas offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Is Santarena Hotel at Las Catalinas accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.