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Fodor's Costa Rica 2014
Luna Llena Hotel & Residence
At a Glance
- lush grounds
- cheerful decor
- several blocks away from beach
- small pool
- lots of kids
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Luna Llena Hotel & Residence Review
Looking a little like a cheerful Fellini film set of a fantasy tropical village, this collection of bright yellow, conical huts is fun and affordable. Set on different levels around a small pool and tropical gardens, the huts have colorful, whimsical interiors, with unusual fabrics, furniture, and walls painted by co-owner Simona Daniela, who, along with husband Pino Trimarchi, provides Italian panache to the place. The ground floor of each hut holds a kitchenette, bathroom, and queen bed. A steep, curving staircase leads to a wooden loft with two single beds—great for families. Bright double rooms on the second floor of the main building have queen-size beds, high ceilings, spacious bathrooms, and colorful, creative decor. There's a good Italian restaurant on-site, plus a Sushi Club by the pool. The hotel is a 10-minute walk from the beach, in a relatively quiet area and has a sustainability rating of three (out of five) leaves.
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