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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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  • 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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Voorthuizen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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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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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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Sabanilla
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Spent two nights at the Lookout at Playa Tortuga and was very pleased with every aspect of my stay! Great food and service - friendly staff and breath taking views and property! New management has definitely stepped up all aspects of this charming property - awesome choice!!!!

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

Hello, I appreciate your kind words regarding Lookout Hotel and our service. My staff and I look forward to welcoming you back later this month! Warm Regards, More 

Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

First time I spent a night at the Lookout, nice place but need refreshing. The room I got with my roommate was very small, one small fan over the main bed but nothing for the single bed. Bathroom was more fit for a kid than an adult. Almost need a 4/4 to get to the motel. Could find better for... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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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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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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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