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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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Lookout at Playa Tortuga
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Ranked #3 of 5 Ojochal B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks 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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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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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 

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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 

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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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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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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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