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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our experience in the hotel was very good because the attention is of the highest level , Gustavo and Allan are super friendly , the breakfast is rich and varied , the pool is nice and the place is just a few meters from Playa Carrillo . But should improve the bungalows , ours had no locks on the doors... More 

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Edam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really good place to stay especially for this price. Owner is great! It is just outside Samara beach and a far better option to stay then Samara beacht itself. Also has a great pool and is just 200 meters from a really nice beach. They serve a great breakfast but the Best thing is that the owner cooks a brilliant... More 

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Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The place is well situated, at 100 meter of an unbelievable beach, without many tourists yet in comparison with Samara beach. You can surf there because unlikely as it is written on some guide there is no shark, and no crocodile according to the ticos. Arno is absolutely fantastic, has made a lot of things in his life and is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Living in Costa Rica as a volunteer, it was very easy to be pleased with all the amenities offered at La Tropicale Beach Lodge: hot water, air conditioning, a pool, a furnished kitchen with a gas stove, spring mattresses (yes, those are hard to come by here), and a continental breakfast. Only 300 meters from the beach, the location is... More 

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La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We came across that fascinating hotel a few days ago. We spent a lovely night there. Arnaud (the owner) was very friendly. We felt very comfortable from the beginning to the end of our stay and we could easily enjoy a chat with him about lot's of different things. The garden that surrounds the place is dense, beautiful. Our bungalow... More 

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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We had a fantastic time here, beautiful grounds and clean rooms. The pool is a must as it gets very hot on the pacific...We have been living in CR for a few years and carillo is one of our new favorite beaches...very small and private. Arno is very welcoming and always available if you need anything. The breakfast is much... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Came here with His Nibs March 2015 for three nights. What a lovely lodge, especially for the price. Lucked out and had the large house all to ourselves (2 of us). What a treat to have your own private pool. Kept to ourselves mostly but did sample Arno's amazing culinary skills. His Nibs loved it too, even the fish! This... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

My girlfriend and I spent four nights at La Tropicale in February 2015 and fell in love with this place. A big premises full of palm trees, three pools and nice and very well maintained bungalows are the perfect surrounding to relax and get in touch with other guests. The owner Arnaud and his friend are always around to offer... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

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 

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