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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 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oslo, Norway
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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21 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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North Carolina
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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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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We stumbled upon this wonderful oasis when another hotel fell through. What a find! Rooms were bright and cheery....nothing fancy, but comfortable and a step up from many of the hotels where we stayed. The setting is simply lovely; a wonderful large pool with a view of the jungle and the sea...open-air restaurant...nicely manicured grounds. Breakfast was served buffet style... More

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Waterloo, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

The Accomodations were nice and clean, the pool refreshing and the view was great. But the best part was the food! We stayed 3 nights, and ate every breakfast and dinner there because the food was fantastic. There was four of us, each ordering different things every day and each meal was delicious! The hosts cooked, served meals and drinks... More

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Also Known As:
Lookout At Playa Tortuga Hotel Ojochal
Lookout At Playa Tortuga Hotel
Lookout At Playa Tortuga Costa Rica/Ojochal
Address: Calle Paraiso | Playa Tortuga, Ojochal 60501, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Ojochal
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Ojochal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Lookout at Playa Tortuga 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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