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La Tropicale Beach Lodge

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200 mtrs Playa Carrillo | front zoo la selva, Playa Carrillo 5132, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here for one night and enjoyed our stay very much, despite some quirks. The kitchy decorations and ambiance (monkey theme, led lights around pool, etc) feel like they don't take themselves too seriously make this place feel like a laid-back, welcoming hotel. Our kids LOVED the swimming pool and spent hours playing around it. It's about 500m from... More 

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arnoPlayaCarrillo, Owner at La Tropicale Beach Lodge, responded to this review

thank you so much for your commentary about the gaz to cook it s was just to turn the security rob but next time it s true i ll try to see and do that for you i am happy that your kids enjoye the pool for exemple one of guest put bad commentary about kids make noise and and... More 

Tilaran, Costa Rica
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed 3 nights at La Tropicale. It is a chilled out place, great location for relaxing, visiting the near by beaches and restaurants. The bungalow is good size, clean and comfortable. It is handy to have the kitchen also in case not wanting to eat all meals out. Carillo beach is less than 5 min walk - i very... More 

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arnoPlayaCarrillo, Owner at La Tropicale Beach Lodge, responded to this review

hi Johanna thank you so much and rendez vous week of 20 august for extravagansa party kisses arno More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Charming cluster of bungalows (kitchen, bedrooms, livingroom, TV) beautifully landscaped around a main house. Continental breakfasts on the main porch which looks out over a dreamy pool featuring a sun bed, waterfall, palm trees galore. The greenery at this hotel is divine. Lending library and a shelf of board games adds to the homeyness. Dogs and cats abound-- a wonderful,... More 

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arnoPlayaCarrillo, Owner at La Tropicale Beach Lodge, responded to this review

hello thank you so much for your wonderfull commentary it s was so much pleasure to have you like host listen music and tooking we hope to see you again and again i sent you some sun from costa rica kisses arno More 

Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I hate to review any place badly but I think the tripadvisor reviews for this place are way too high. It is a strange place. The owner overbooked so we could only stay one night but this ended up being fortunate. The owner is kind but chaotic, he put our bags in the wrong room, overbooked us and then offered... More 

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arnoPlayaCarrillo, Owner at La Tropicale Beach Lodge, responded to this review

dear guest i remember you very well you arrive very early the ckeck in is at 2 pm second you did not make deposit so i am sorry but people who make deposit are first we are in full season and we have a lot of people reserve and not appear and i was nice to give you solution i... More 

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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We very much enjoyed our stay at La Tropicale. Our host, Arnold, made us feel very much at home and he was always willing to entertain us with a story or two. The location was great, close to the beach and a short drive to some great restaurants in Samara. The bungalow we stayed in was comfortable.

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arnoPlayaCarrillo, Owner at La Tropicale Beach Lodge, responded to this review

hello thank you for your time to support la tropicale it was a pleasure we will try to make better next time to have 5 star when you will coming back again thank and see you soon cheers a More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were very happy with our stay. It is in a great location very close to the most beautiful beach in area. Restaurants in area walking distance and convince store. The staff were very nice always smiling. We are going back next year. Great food too,they have a continental breakfast every morning,but they will cook lunch and dinner also. Highly... More 

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arnoPlayaCarrillo, Owner at La Tropicale Beach Lodge, responded to this review

thank you so much to take your time to support la tropicale like what i say 10 guests happy one commentary 1 NOT happy the poison arrive next day hihihihii it s was a pleasure to have you at la tropicale and hope to see you soon and cooking for you again so thank again for your nice review kisses... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This our second stay here. We will be back again and again. We spend our winters in CR and travel extensively. We have never found a place so totally cool and laid back. This is not for partiers! Also just by Playa Carrillo which is also the most beautiful bech we have ever seen. The 4ates are great and Arnaud,... More 

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arnoPlayaCarrillo, Owner at La Tropicale Beach Lodge, responded to this review

thank you so much it was a pleasure to see you agin this yaer and hope to see you next time you re family now thank for you time and kindless see you kisses a More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My wife and I spent two nights at this beautiful place. We would have spent many more if vacation hadn't ended 😢 any way, Arnaud, the French owner, is a very friendly and 'caring' person who has just one thing in his mind: How can my guest(s) spend their time in the best possible way? The lodge is just a... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

La Tropicale is a most relaxing place to spend some time while in Costa Rica. The Cabinas are clean and the wonderful gardens afford some privacy. We spent 4 nights here and enjoyed hanging out at the pool or just lounging on our porch. Its a short walk down to the Playa Carrillo beach which is postcard perfect for swimming,... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

This hotel is a wonderful place in Costa Rica, it is a peaceful place to relax. Arnaud, the owner, takes care of his guests in a fantastic way. You may reserve dinner or lunch... It is delicious. Prices are perfect for the standard, bungalows have a kitchen with all what you may need. We felt like Home The beach which... More 

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