Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Chantel

Playas del Coco, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

On a hilltop, this boutique hotel has vibrant Mediterranean-style rooms, apartments, and a luxurious two-bedroom penthouse—all with ocean views. Every room has a private patio and creature comforts like a/c, TV, Wi-Fi, safes, and coffeemakers. Rooms are clean, comfortable, and spacious, with splashes of color in the artwork and bedding. A beautiful breakfast is included in the rate, and you can cook lunch and dinner in your private kitchen if you're in an apartment or the penthouse. There’s a tiny rooftop pool and the attached Lookout Oyster Bar serves the best food in town. Rates are extremely reasonable, and even the apartments and penthouse are a real bargain with living rooms, kitchens, and dining areas. The hospitable staff is always on-site and can arrange tours and airport transportation. A five-minute drive from the closest beach, the hotel is at the top of a steep and narrow road not suitable for walking.

PROS

  • breathtaking views
  • great rates
  • amazing rooftop restaurant

CONS

  • not child-friendly (no children under 10)
  • small pool
  • 5-minute drive to Coco Beach and 10 minutes to Ocotal Beach

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Views
Intimate
Near the beach
Local Flavor
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 506-2670–0389

HOTEL DETAILS

11 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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