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La Tropicale Beach Lodge

200 mtrs Playa Carrillo | front zoo la selva, Playa Carrillo 5132, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a Wonderful treat! This boutique hotel offers you a taste of Costa Rica without the Americanization of so many hotels. The pools are delightful. The rooms & cabinas (cabins for us English folk) are quaint & well appointed. And the best: Arno, the owner, is delightful & nothing is too much for him to ensure his guests get 5... More

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Laprairie, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed at La Tropicale last week, what an experience. So it not a 5 stars resort but 5 stars experience for friendlyness and oh my god the food is to die for. Thanks a million to Gustavo and Arno for a wonderful vacation and to great us in your Beach Lodge. I have been in Bahamas, St. Marteen, Florida... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I loved reading all the comments about this place before going but took it upon myself to go see the true meaning of La Tropical!!!! Here it is...... So to be honest if you are the "5 Star resort type" This isn't the place for you! We landed in Liberia and had a transport waiting, its about a 2 hour... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

If you need the Ritz, La Tropicale Beach Lodge is not for you. It is wonderfully kitsch with twinkle lights around the pools and towel swans on the beds. You are a guest in the home of a delicious flamboyant owner who dotes on his guests (not inapproprietly and not too much) and cares so much about his tropical seaside... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Ok- Let's be real people! This place is neither a 5 star, nor a 5 O (tripadvisor O) place to stay. The place is pretty run down and ramshackle in a lot of aspects. A lot of things need some updating, repair, or replacing. Neither is this place a zero-star or zero O place. It has its own unique charms... More

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

Thank you for your comment that caught my attention and I personally find severe and I want to clear up a few things for members of Tripadvisor . The 1st star rating or O tripadvisor as you say, is not a level of elegance or class comfort but a feeling sensation, Home feeling that customers are kind enough to share... More

Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We only spend one night, and wish we could have stayed longer. Arnaud, the owner, is greatly devoted, creative, and determined to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. The room is inventively decorated. We had a private balcony, kitchenette, very comfortable baldaquin beds, all set in a lovely decor. There is even a light show by the pool in... More

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Bayfield, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We spent 17 days at this funky,fun and very cool place we are two gringos in our 60's and absolutely loved it. The staff and Owner, Arno made us feel like family and were so accommodating . Arno is a great chef and cook us dinner a couple of times at our request. Fresh fish right down the road. The... More

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

Hello thank you Your are family now and can t wait to see you again Bigs kisses and hugs Arno More

Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We are not there yet we will be myself and Husband and my parents,,,,,I already am in love with the place and the fantastic reply and email and help from the owners. I have to laugh at people when they complain about nothing.....I read the "bad" reviews and laughed then felt pity for their miserable lives they lead if they... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

My husband and I had the good fortune of staying here for two weeks over Christmas and New Years, and we were enamoured with the surroundings, accommodation and staff. Our cabin was small but we had everything we needed; open kitchen, bedroom (the bed was very comfortable), and bathroom with shower. The garden was full of vegetation with quaint gravel... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

First of all, let me say that my husband and I have travelled extensively. We've done everything from All-Inclusives to Africa. When reviewing a hotel, you have to compare apples with apples. La Tropicale is not your typical bed and breakfast. If you are looking for non-traditional hotel lodging and you really want to live how the locals live in... More

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Address: 200 mtrs Playa Carrillo | front zoo la selva, Playa Carrillo 5132, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Carrillo
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Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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200 mts from one of the most beautiful natural beaches of Costa Rica, Arno will organise your holidays in paradisaical garden. ... more   less 
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