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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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Ranked #2 of 5 Ojochal B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After traveling up the coast from Playa Carate and staying at The Lookout Inn Lodge just outside the Corcovado National Park, which was insanely magical, we landed here at Hotel Lookout. After a 4 hour drive, we were "greeted" by the male owner who was not inviting in the least. He quickly asked us if we would be eating dinner... More 

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jed448, General Manager at Lookout at Playa Tortuga, responded to this review

Greetings! I appreciate your frank review of the Hotel Lookout. As of March 15, 2015, I am the new General Manager--Many improvements are currently underway. It is my hope that you will return to the Lookout in the future. I know your experience will be much improved. Again, thank you for your comments. More 

Ottawa, Ontario Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The hotel and grounds are very nice with its terracotta and its restaurant overlooking the Pacific with its amazing sunsets. The Heart of Palm salad was amazing! The bar is very nice, as are the rooms with a nice large shower. We stayed in #8 which I believe is the most private room of all. Lots of grounds for our... More 

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We got there by bus and it was a little adventure, first trying to find the right bus, then findind out we had to walk up a "little hill". Nothing so bad, but it's good to have in mind that to get there you will have to drag your suitcases up the hill. A wise decision when going to this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Having traveled from Canada by motorcycle and experiencing dozens of Hotels along the way, this one was fantastic. Nice signage to find your way, excellent flow from reception to your room. All the details seemed to be addressed. A quick tour and explanation before paying ensured you knew what to expect. To get a mountain view, you must first climb... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The lookout hotel offers breathtaking views on the ocean. Sunsets on the upperdeck are stunning. Rooms are clean and big. With airco witch you donot need because a little wind at night cools you down. Breakfast is worth the price. Dinner tastend very well. Host and hostess were very friendly and helpfull.

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Quito, Ecuador
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10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The hotel is very old and not that nice. The rooms are small and do not have anything special other than the view to the sea. The pool area is also very old and the service is average. Everything is very far so you need to have a car. Breakfast was good.

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Reisterstown, Maryland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
34 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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