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Lookout at Playa Tortuga

3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Calle Paraiso | Playa Tortuga, Ojochal 60501, Costa Rica
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Ranked #2 of 3 Ojochal B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014
Robear1954 Reisterstown, Maryland
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Reisterstown, Maryland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Take a left at the ferreteria, wind up the hill and you will find yourself at the Lookout Hotel. Nice place, friendly owner and the view is great. Grounds are nice but could use some attention in the near future. Almost had the place to ourselves as this was the off season. Rooms consist of small cabinas on the lower... More

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Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
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33 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This hotel is conveniently located not far from the main road yet very quiet with a nice view, it's like a little resort altough the place was dead when we got there, only another couple stayed there at the same time. The owners - a German couple - are very nice and laid back and will make your stay pleasant.... More

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Oslo, Norway
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19 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Having read previous reviews, I can report having had a similar experience as Ilja T. We were met with what we felt to be a business-like attitude, but this soon developed into what I took to be a burgoning friendship. The manager, Owe, does a wonderful job maintaning the grounds and the guests! The place is very beautiful, has a... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We stayed here in January of 2013. Loved the fantastic view of the bay and the beautifully kept grounds at this resort. The view the setting sun over the bay is great. The staff were always friendly and attentive and helpful in organizing tours. The room was small but very comfortable and quiet. Oh, and their dog is ADORABLE! Great... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

First encounter was a bit too business-like. Money upfront, not especially friendly, but correct. The rooms are good, very clean. The food is also very tasty. The owners go out of their way to try to make you comfortable. When leaving you get a complimentary bottle of whater to hit the road.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

my wife and I and our two young English boys stayed here for three nights over Christmas. it was immaculately maintained by a lovely German couple, who work very hard to make this a special place. the view is incredible and anyone who likes to gaze on the Pacific for hours will never want to leave. the pool was delightful... More

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Cape Cod
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Nice view, clean room, okay pool, okay restaurant, thought it would be better based on reviews, I don't want to say much because why say negative things - but it seemed like something from Dirty Dancing - a hotel that needs a bit of work. Ate at the restaurant one night but then opted to go to Ojochal for dinner... More

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3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

My friend and i moved here from another location at the last minute early in January. We were pleasantly surprised. The hotel has everything you need and a beautiful view to boot. The German couple who run the hotel are very responsive and try their best to do exactly what you need and want. The history of the hotel is... More

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Sorocaba, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

pros 1. Located on a small mountain, has a view of the forest and sea. Also good view of the stars in the night. 2. Clean and nice rooms with stable water temperature, fitting to the German owner. cons 1. ca. 30km away from the main town (Bahia/Uvita),and main beach of the national park. Travel with bus is not so... More

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Atlanta, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

If not for a small sign on the side of the road, I would not have known about The Lookout. The dirt road goes for a short distance up a very steep hill, ending at an unassuming property. I was greeted by Blanca the dog, closely followed by her owner Bridget. Since it was close to dark I was ready... More

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Address: Calle Paraiso | Playa Tortuga, Ojochal 60501, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Ojochal
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Hotel Class:3 star — Lookout at Playa Tortuga 3*
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Our hotel has ten brightly decorated bungalows with queen beds, ceiling fans, tiled floors, large hot water showers, and private patios. The property also features an expansive open-air restaurant, bar with Satellite TV, sparkling pool, and sunset cocktail lounge all with magnificent views of both the Pacific Ocean and the jungle.Each evening you can sit back, enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine and watch the sun set over the ocean from our restaurant or viewing deck above. What could be better after a long, hard day at the beach or zipping through the trees? ... more   less 
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