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Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 12 April 2015

My first time in Playa Grande and Playa Grande Inn.The staff was unbelievable it feels like I know them for a while.Freya,Javier,Aio and Misty you are a rock star so as Mila,Cali and Carmen you guys are Ninja turtles.I cannot forget the woman who clean our room she is one hard working woman.All I can say having a great experience...

1Thank maestro1132
Reviewed 3 April 2015 via mobile

Just stayed at Playa Grande Inn (PGI) 2 nights ago it was an amazing experience. Extremely close to the beach (Like 2 mins) Place was clean, breakfast was great, staff was amazing and made everyone feel right at home. We were originally looking to stay in Tarmarindo but thought this would be close enough. This choice was pure luck but...

1Thank Ken L
playagrandeinn, Manager at Sugar's Monkey, responded to this review

thanks so much for the review Ken, so happy that you were happy staying here, this place is what Costa Rica is all about pura vida, you were part of it and you put a bit of you in here, we appreciate your review that make us(the team) grow and work harder to make awesome people like you happy and...

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 3 March 2015

We stayed 2 nights.(Feb 17-18) I just wish we had a bit more time to get to know the owners and employees, They seem very nice and social. It was a nice place that has the a lot of potential of being great. I know they are working hard to make it better. Rooms were basic, with small bathroom but...

3Thank MaitreOttawa
Torrance, California
Reviewed 11 February 2015

We stayed here two nights after moving from next door, La Marejeda, the first few days of February. We were here about 10 years ago, and the place has changed a lot. The new manager/owners are trying to bring this up to date, and is working hard. The room came with breakfast, and you can have your meal any time...

3Thank a90505
playagrandeinn, Owner at Sugar's Monkey, responded to this review

Thank you, it is true, we are doing our best to improve but the road to perfection is long; Also thanks for the gifts that you have left, small but significant, such as books and the perfect adventurous route to reach our forest, soon will be on web site!

San Antonio, Florida
Reviewed 3 January 2015

Travelers should know that PGI is under new management as of early December 2014. They are still working out a few kinks, but the new owners are definitely good people. In addition to English, both speak Italian and one speaks Russian as well. (She probably speaks other Slavic languages too, but I didn't ask) PGI is an easy stroll to...

6Thank SANANNwill
Lake Jackson, Texas
Reviewed 1 December 2014

I've been going to Playa Grande for 11 years now and this is always one of my stops. Lindsey and Justin are great friends and hosts! The ultimate in cool places! Great food and service! Surf beach within walking distance. I highly recommend going here, to everyone! Experience Costa Rica at it's best.

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Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 3 August 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 6 nights and we can't say anything negative about this place. I stayed here about 10 years ago and it is just how I remembered it. Rooms are simple. A bed, bathroom, and AC. Honestly, your in Costa Rica... You really only need a place to rest your head. It was clean and...

1Thank erose2416
Springfield, Missouri
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Spent four nights in Costa Rica on a motorbike trip. Stayed one night at PGI and it met the needs of me and my two partners. We were the only ones there that night, so it was quiet and had the place to ourselves. Room was pretty clean, bathroom was small, but worked for our needs. It was a short...

Thank Matt and Liz H
Fernandina Beach, Florida
Reviewed 21 April 2014

PGI is a very safe and welcoming place! The owners are very nice and the rooms are in great condition! Short walk to the beach and amazing location with Tamarindo a short drive away! Marbar is a restaurant connected to the hotel and the food is amazing! Great place to surf, adventure and bring the family!!

Thank Chris I
Springfield, Virginia
Reviewed 12 April 2014 via mobile

I first came to PGI w a friend a few years ago planning to stay one night and explore the coast and other towns the rest of our trip. We loved PGI so much we made it our base for the rest of our trip! This is my second trip to Costa Rica and I'm once again back at PGI....

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tropical life style Sugars Monkey is a small hostel where you can breath ocean; 150 mt from miles white sandy beach, welcomes its guests with pool surrounded of tropical garden where you can eat fresh and healthy food from our restaurant open from breakfast time till dinner. Eight room with air conditioning, ambient fans, private bathroom, shower and hot water; Two room settings: doble room for two occupancy and large room for four occupancy. Community space, gym and pool table are free for guest, Be Water surf rental and tour will happy to take you into waterworld ....... ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sugar's Monkey

Address: 250 Meters South of Minae, Playa Grande 50308, Costa Rica (Formerly Playa Grande Inn)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Grande
Price Range: ₹ 4,410 - ₹ 8,218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sugar's Monkey 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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“The 2nd floor rooms are nice”
 of 5 bubbles Travelling-Buckeye, 29 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Staying on the lower level can be noisy with the floor above. If noise bothers you make sure to get a room upstairs.”
 of 5 bubbles 425SarahH, 16 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Leave it to Javier”
 of 5 bubbles surferdude/dudette, 13 Apr 2015 | Read review
“The ocean is the fitness center and for room service food is in walking distance and just ask the owners for anything you need and they would be glad to help!”
 of 5 bubbles 815chrisi, 21 Apr 2014 | Read review
“If you are going to be there for an extended time, I would suggest renting the apartment. It has a kitchen and it separate from the other rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 850tr, 12 Feb 2014 | Read review
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