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Reviewed 5 September 2018

Victoria and her team know how to take care of travelers. They are thoughtful, kind, have helpful tips on how to enjoy your time, and it is such a beautiful environment - a rare and special gem. The beach is one of the closest I've ever seen to guest rooms.
Because of my time here, I can't wait to come back to Costa Rica.

  • Stayed: August 2018, travelled solo
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Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

We were here 9 years ago and loved it so we came this year for our anniversary. We got a beautiful room, with champagne and chocolate and a free dessert in the restaurant to celebrate. This place has a ton of charm. The staff is amazing. The property is beautiful and so is the beach. The rooms are clean and cozy. We will be back again but we won't wait 9 years this time!

Stayed: August 2018, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

I have stayed in Sugar Beach for 3 months working as a Yoga Instructor from June-August 2018. This was my first stay at this hotel.
If you are looking for quiet and peaceful vocations - this place is for you. Location ideal for meditation, having some "me" time or spending time on the beach with family.
In my opinion, the best asset this place has is it's people. Very humble, kind, attentive and helpful. Always with a bright smiles on their faces! Staff in reception, restaurant, maintenance, house keeping, kitchen, supervisors and managers - all working hard to provide the best service possible. I really got to know the ins and outs of this place and it became my second home.

Thank you, Sugar Beach, for making me feel like a part of the family.

With love and light,
Irina

Stayed: June 2018
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Victoria B, Director General at Sugar Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Muchisimas gracias Irina, we miss you a lot. Hope you can return back to your home in Guanacaste, Costa Rica soon.
Kind regards,

Victoria Bonilla López
General Manager

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Reviewed 8 August 2018

We stayed at Hotel Sugar Beach during part of a 10 day trip to Costa Rica. This was the first hotel we stayed at, and it was a great way to start our vacation. It's in a great location to explore from. Check out Cerveceria Independiente (brewery) that's not far from here.

We stayed in the 5 bedroom house, that had ample room for all of us, and a private walkway to the beach. It was clean, A/Cs were nice and cold, beds were decent. We had a stunning view of the beach and the sunset every night. If you're lucky you'll get to see howler monkeys hanging out in the trees. Iguanas, crabs, butterflies, dragonflies, and magpie-jays are everywhere.

Beach is private, so there are very few, if any people, on there. Make sure to bring your water shoes as the beach is very rocky. There's also a lovely pool here.

The restaurant/bar was fabulous. Great fresh food, with a somewhat limited menu (although I could have eaten their Cuban sandwich at every meal and been happy) Excellent mojitos, especially with their daily happy hour deal. The continental breakfast was 1000x better than any other continental breakfast I've encountered.

Everyone who works there was super helpful. We booked the ATV tour from the hotel, but when the ATV company was late in picking us up Yonder called them multiple times to make sure they were on their way and that they would give us the full time on the tour as promised.

  • Stayed: July 2018, travelled as a couple
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Victoria B, Director General at Sugar Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Dear Smurfy1513,

Thanks for your comment. We have a great active community in Potrero with tons of little restaurant bars and of course stunning beaches around us, the brewery is a great recommendation. The Beach House is super comfortable and has everything you need to enjoy with family or friends. View is part of our biggest asset and being in front of the ocean helps to provide a relaxing experience for all of our guests and visitors. There is lots of wild life in the area and we are lucky enough to share space with them as you mention monkeys, iguanas, crabs, butterflies, dragonflies, and magpie-jays as well as pelicans and if you are blessed to see them white tail dears Good recommendations! We are proud of our beach front restaurant, happy you rate it as fabulous. Yes, every day happy hour from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. perfect to enjoy with a beautiful sunset. We make our own bread so that´s why you probably felt it was 100x better than any other place. Our staff is eager to assist and help with heart and care. So happy Yonder took good care of you guys.

Hope you can return soon.

Best regards,
Victoria Bonilla López
General Manager

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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

My wife and I loved our time at Sugar Beach Hotel. Healthy meals, yoga overlooking the beach and the waves a couple of hundred feet from our room - it was hard to leave. The staff was super helpful ~ the whole experience was amazing, just don’t forget water shoes, there is a small band of rocks rimming the water line, once you’re beyond that, the surf is a ton of fun! Pura Vida!

Stayed: August 2018, travelled as a couple
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Victoria B, Director General at Sugar Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Dear John G,

Glad you and your wife loved your time with us! Thanks for taking the time to share you experience, we really appreciate it. You get our vibe and concept, relax atmosphere, healthy natural environment and Pura Vida all the way Part of the magic is definitely the staff, thanks for mentioning that, happy they were super helpful. Your rate as an amazing experience warm our hearts, we work hard to provide great experiences for all of our dear guests. Muchas gracias!!

Pura Vida!

Victoria Bonilla López
General Manager

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