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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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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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Vancouver, Canada
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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 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

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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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

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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