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White Beach, Cahuita 70403 Costa Rica
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#3 of 13 in Cahuita
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Kelly Creek Hotel is right in front of the White Beach and the National Park of Cahuita. You are a stone cast from all what you need, bank, restaurants, bars and buses. We kindly request a minimum of two nights.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Car hire
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Breakfast available
Laundry service
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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English, Spanish
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DKToronto1 wrote a review 19 May
Ontario, Canada48 contributions30 helpful votes
This is an exceptional place to stay if you are interested in the wildlife of Cahuita National Park. The property adjoins the park (the "garden" smoothly flows into the park), so many park animals come over regularly, and you get to observe them right from your own veranda. There is a troop of extremely playful capuchin monkeys that come almost daily, a tree full of huge iguanas, as well as agoutis, sloths, an opossum, etc. The property is also very nice - the rooms are spacious and well-designed, very clean, there is a nice veranda with hammocks, and the main strip of Cahuita is within walking distance. Finally, the owner - Erica is a treasure of local knowledge when it comes to local guides, restaurants and other attractions. Truly a unique experience. Do be prepared for some noise - monkeys like to jump on the roof and may wake you up around 5:30, howling monkeys stayed in the park but are very noisy, etc. A plus if you are looking for an authentic wildlife experience, a minus if you'd like a quiet night rest.
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Date of stay: May 2022
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Amazing wildlife experience
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roguedenise wrote a review 07 May
Portland, Oregon63 contributions29 helpful votes
Erika was the best. Very helpful with tips and advise. We loved waking up every morning to the baby Monkeys playing on the roof. Wildlife was everywhere and such a joy to watch. Room was great with the sound of animals and waves crashing. Bathrooms are abit unique in that you have a common open area ceiling so privacy was a little weird. We could yell over at our friends while they were showering next door. Only complaint would be the beds are awful. No way to get comfortable. I would have happily paid more for a comfy bed. Cahuita was one of our favorite places during our 3 weeks in CR. We will be back to Kelly Creek (after inquiring about the beds) ;-)
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Date of stay: April 2022
Room Tip: 4 rooms,1 building. 2 Ocean 2 Jungle. Ocean side but you will get some foot traffic noise from...
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Carl B wrote a review Jan 2022
Carlisle, Massachusetts220 contributions62 helpful votes
Kelly Creek is right next to the entrance to the National Park, at the end of the Main Street of Cahuita. It is behind a fence and tropical plants so it is quite secluded from the hustle and bustle. There are four rooms in one building and a suite in another. We looked at both options and chose Room #3, which looks out through the trees to the ocean. The adjacent room also looks out on the ocean but the two rooms behind do not. Ask for one of the ocean view rooms if you can. The suite does not have as nice of an ocean view. As the title says, Kelly Creek no longer includes a breakfast. That said, you are within a short walking distance of everything and can go for coffee just down the street as early as 6:30am, The owner Erica is European and is very pleasant. She will give you restaurant recommendations, including Las Olas and Le Jardin. There was a troop of white-faced monkeys that seemed to show up at the hotel every day at 4pm to play in the trees and on the roof. We also saw a sloth and a family of agoutis on the property, The walk through Cahuita NP is fabulous. Highlights were the beach at Punta Vargas and the mile-long boardwalk through the primary forest at the end of the 5 mile hike. You can take a bus from there back to town (hourly?) or a waiting “taxi” for 4000 colonnes. Suggest bringing your own soap/shampoo and bug spray.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
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AmyRising wrote a review Dec 2021
Oak Park, Illinois5 contributions
Kelly Creek is a great place to stay in Cahuita. The rooms are very comfortable and spacious. The location cannot be beat, it is right at the entrance of the park and the beach. It is close to restaurants, the market, and the bus stop. Most importantly, Erica is fantastic! She was so helpful and so kind during our stay. We would stay here again the next time we are in the area! Side note - do not book a snorkeling tour with the company that sits right outside of the hotel, they do not take you to the coral reef and they charge people different prices for the same trip!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Cindy B wrote a review Oct 2021
San Rafael de Escazu, Costa Rica61 contributions9 helpful votes
Mold, mold, mold, mold, mold, mold. The smell was so strong it was difficult to sleep. Even the picture of the monkey on the wall had mold. Also you kind of share the bathroom with the other rooms. Location is the best.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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US$67 - US$77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kelly Creek Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Kelly Creek Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Tarantulas Way (0.5 km), Cahuita National Park (0.5 km), and Aby's Boutique (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kelly Creek Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Kelly Creek Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Kelly Creek Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include El Rincon del Amor, Pizzeria Cahuita, and Aroma, Coffee Bar & Breakfast.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kelly Creek Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Is Kelly Creek Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Cahuita.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kelly Creek Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Kelly Creek Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.