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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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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Breckenridge, CO
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
1 review
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
1 review
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Montreal
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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Montreal, Canada
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We stayed at La Tropicale in for 3 nights in December and it was the worst accommodation by far in our 3 weeks stay in Costa Rica. There are some positives about this place, the garden is lovely and the 2 parrots were great fun. Despite this, I would never recommend this place to anybody. When we arrived in the... More

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

Hello Thank you these joyful comments, they amuse me so much . Comments like this , I expect another tomorrow or the next day but the difference is that I asked these people to leave, what I should have done when I saw you coming with your 4 little blonde brats throwing pebbles at everything dogs, parrots, in the pool,... More

New York City, New York
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

La Tropicale was not a great place to stay. The room was filled with old furniture and the structure was so poorly built that the entire thing was tilted. It was a simple room with a lofted area for a bed. The downstairs was dark and didn't have any windows that opened. The shower didn't drain. The upstairs was hot... More

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

Envoyé de mon iPhone Firstly thank you for your comment that was fast. You left yesterday and it is already online, it is true that happy people of the tropical do not always put comments but the poison that goes fast . I will not attempt to answer you in English a friend will do it for me to measure... More

Mississauga, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I met up with a friend who was staying at La Tropicale and we had a truly unique experience. As it was my first time in Costa Rica I believe I had an exdrodinary experience because of this awesome beach lodge. For such an inexpensive price you really get a feel for the lush surrondings and I cannot even tell... More

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

Merci Thank you so much it was a pleasure to receive you and again thank for your nice comments Rainning season stop and horrible cheap guest too Place now to people like you who appreciate our hospitality and la tropicale in general See you soon we do hope Pura vida More

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Additional Information about La Tropicale Beach Lodge

Also Known As:
La Tropicale Beach Lodge Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Address: 200 mtrs Playa Carrillo | front zoo la selva, Playa Carrillo 5132, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Carrillo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Specialty lodging in Playa Carrillo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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