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Lookout at Playa Tortuga

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Calle Paraiso (300 Meters Este de Ferreteria Ventanas) | Playa Tortuga, Ojochal 60501, Costa Rica
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Kusnacht, Switzerland
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I spent here three wonderful days on our trip around costa rica. The cabinas are nice and clean and have almost all of them a wonderful overview at the pacific tortoruga bay. They have a nice pool area and the restaurant is in a very open with view and nice athmosphere. The restaurant serves nice local food... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

A group of us had lunch at this hotel. It is situated across the coastal highway from the ocean and quite a ways up in the hills. The restaurant and pool have spectacular views of the ocean and surrounding jungle. It is worth eating here just for the view. The food was good. We had calamari and chicken flautas and... More 

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OsaJohn, General Manager at Lookout at Playa Tortuga, responded to this review

Greetings, I appreciate your kind comments. We are constantly striving to provide offerings and services to surprise and delight.. We hope to see you again! Pura Vida! More 

Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Please note that this is a review of the restaurant at the hotel, not the hotel itself. Food was great - well presented and tasty. The service was good. Views were quite nice. Best part of the dinner tho was the old dog that ate with us (absolutely fell in love with him). We're both avid dog lovers and they're... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

My husband and I, along with another couple, just returned from an amazing first trip to Costa Rica, and much of our great experience is because of the Lookout. We can't thank John and his team enough for making our stay more than enjoyable. The rooms were generously sized (I loved the all-white with dark wood...so spa-like!) with large windows... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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14 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

If you're looking for a modern, American-style hotel, this is not for you. However, if you're looking for a place to stay that gives a nice flavor of the area, AND and excellent view of the Pacific, then I can recommend the Lookout. The staff and managers are extremely friendly and helpful. They let you know that they're pleased you're... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

We stay here for 3 nights and had a very good time in this hotel. We got room 11 which has a amazing nice view over the ocean. For bird lovers its a eldorado . Walk into the back garden and you see more then 30 spieces in 2 hours . Incl toucans and parrots. Breakfirst is good. Room are... More 

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Ojochal, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Simply a gorgeous spot. Nicely laid out rooms, many with incredible views and comfortable rooms. A fabulous breakfast over looking a large pool, which overlooks everything else! Super nice staff including your own personal greeter, the owners dog! The views are stunning, but climb to the top of the "lookout" and it even gets better!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

The night we checked in, we were very excited! The place looked great, nice ambiance. We put our stuff up and decided to have a few drinks and some dinner at the restaurant. Bartender/server/owner was very nice and accommodating. After dinner we were informed we needed to make reservations in order to eat breakfast, so that the cook knew how... More 

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Thank DannyBeatz
OsaJohn, General Manager at Lookout at Playa Tortuga, responded to this review

Greetings! I appreciate your comments. After your stay for the Envision festival, as of March 15, 2015, we are a new management team in place at Hotel Lookout. Many improvements and general freshening are currently underway. We will reopen in a few weeks and it is my hope that you will return to the Lookout in the future. I know... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

A friend and I spent a week here in April 2015, after new management was in place. John was very friendly and accommodating; he offered suggestions on local restaurants and activities, and could not be more helpful. The Lookout Hotel is a very relaxing, wonderful place. The view is awesome, the pool clean and inviting, and the new, very talented... More 

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Newmarket, Canada
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70 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We checked in with ease, our room was ready even though we arrived early. John the manager was very knowledged about the area and gave us some recommendations on restaurants of where to have dinner that evening. He also let us know that they did have a full menu available for dinner. We hung out at the pool for the... More 

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