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Tilajari Hotel Resort

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   800 oeste Estacion Servicio Muelle | Muelle de San Carlos, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
BabyBlueJeff San Francisco, California
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed at Tilajari a couple weeks ago and chose this hotel because of the great reviews and the fact that the scenery around the resort was "in the wild" and that it wasn't busy/noisy around that area. (Keep in mind that this resort is NOT in La Fortuna, but actually San Carlos. I found out the hard way.) The... More

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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is quite nice. The rooms were large and decorated with regional pieces. Quiet, clean rooms and spectacular grounds. Plus, the biggest bonus for us was our balcony overlooking the beautiful grounds and the San Carlos River. On one walk around the property, we spotted a crocodile sunning himself on a rock. There is an open air restaurant on... More

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's nice to be outside the main tourist area, especially with the volcano no longer glowing, just be aware it will take 1/2hr or so to drive to the Arenal Volcano National Park. The road there is mostly paved now, whoohoo. Lovely property, huge iguanas walking around and climbing in the trees. Great variety of birds - very nice touch... More

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Swaffham, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having read a number of reviews of the hotel they seem to say it all. The location is wonderful with a huge number of birds and wildlife at close quarters (although not intrusive). Service is good as is the food. Rooms are spacious and well cleaned and the staff are friendly and helpful.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We spent two nights at this hotel and were very pleasantly surprised. The rooms themselves were clean and comfortable, but the real star is the property itself. The hotel sits along the bank of the San Carlos River, which was beautiful in its own right, and we saw tons of iguanas lounging along the riverbank and throughout the hotel grounds.... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We had a week here on our Costa Rican holiday. The birds here are amazing especially the variety visiting the various feeding stations around the dining room. The Iguanas never ceased to fascinate and they even have a butterfly house. The setting on the Tarcoles river is lovely and we had an upstairs room with balcony which was great -... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I had a lovely, well-appointed room with a balcony overlooking some of the extensive gardens and the San Carlos River. Every time I stepped out of my room, I met some of the local wildlife - iguanas, squirrels, a sloth in a tree, beautiful birds and even a crocodile on the river bank! Every morning the staff put out bananas... More

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We stayed here for 7 nights during our 3 week stay in Costa Rica. It is well located for travel to the many surrounding attractions particularly in the Aranal volcano area. The grounds are very extensive with the substatial Tarcoles river running along one side. Much wildlife including sloths, iguanas, lizards and crocodiles (on the far river bank) can be... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

expected better; rooms antiquated, pool ratty with many missing tiles, bathroom shower at pool had no hot water many paths uneven, lots of leaves and debris on the grounds beds uncomfortable doors to room and outside did not close easily and scraped floor antiquated safe in room requiring key attached to room key., food average and basic, place needs makeover.... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

It was a 10 days meeting done on this hotel and it was quite nice to spend there among the nature and the closeness to animals, sloths, iguanas and birds all over the place. Is really a way of getting contact with nature and serenity. Food is really good, especially breakfasts. Two bad things was that we ran off of... More

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Address: 800 oeste Estacion Servicio Muelle | Muelle de San Carlos, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tilajari Hotel Resort 3.5*
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Tilajari Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
Tilajari Hotel Resort Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park

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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#31 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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Standard rooms and junior suites spread over the San Carlos River Edge at Arenal Volcano Area. Exceptional Katira restaurant offering a selected international and typical menu and the best facilities in our 5 special events halls. Three swimming pools, sauna, jacuzzi, private forest, sport facilities and much more! ... more   less 
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