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Hotel Las Tortugas

Certificate of Excellence
Frente al mar, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
Hotel Las Tortugas
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As their website clearly states, this is no luxury hotel, and you really don't need it to be. You're here for the beach. This is the only hotel actually on Playa Grande. My boyfriend and I stayed here for two nights in the middle of the week during the off season, and it was perfect. The beach was deserted, with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's no real choice of accommodation if you want to stay in Playa Grande. We stayed here so we could go on the night visit of the leatherback turtles. Hotel Las Tortugas has a nice pool area but was left unimpressed by everything else. We had to move rooms due to the noise of a laundry room outside. We were... More 

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Colorado
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Las Tortugas is beach front on Playa Grande. All of the rest of the town (residential or commercial) has a setback behind dunes. The beach is right out the back gate. The hotel has great charm, very friendly staff, and a good restaurant--breakfasts are excellent. There is (semi-)attended parking with a gate (typically not closed at night). It's a great... More 

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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

From arrival to departure we were treated like welcomed family and friends. Rooms are clean, water gets HOT, AC is great, beds are FIRM. We stayed in two rooms # 11(the Princess room) & #5(the Hidaway room). Both rooms can sleep 6, #11 is very spacious with a patio in the 4th floor. #5 is the compact version with a... More 

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Jackson Hole
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

So refreshing in our busy and overhyped world to find authentic service delivered by gracious people in a charming atmosphere. The food is very good. The rooms are clean, comfortable, and COOL! And Playa Grande is out the back gate. All you need and nothing you don't.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This place was built a while ago and still holds so much charm. It's tucked away from the touristy stuff, and has everything you need. Clean rooms, AC, hot water, and the rooms are roomy, lots of space. A great pool, hottub, and hammocks just steps from the ocean. It's a great surf spot, but also just a great spot... More 

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29 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This place is a special treat, right on the beach. The only hotel that's on Playa Grande that has been built before it was decided to preserve the rest of the beach. Most of the staff is super friendly and after a couple of days, they are referring you by name. They make you feel like you are part of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We had a large group and stayed for 5 nights. Although we are not surfers, we really enjoyed this place. The beach was amazing and the staff was friendly and helpful. In all we stayed in four rooms, each of which had their own charm. We did get one rancho room which was a great value. I like the descriptions... More 

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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78 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I traveled here with two friends that are currently serving in the US Peace Corps in Costa Rica after reading about the sea turtle conservation efforts of the owner. Overall, we found the location of this hotel to be ideal: It is right on the beach towards the center of Playa Grande. We booked the economy rancho rooms which were... More 

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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We stayed here for a week on three different occasions. We go for the waves which are top notch. It gets kind of crowded some times but there is a lot of beach and there are many other locations a short drive away with great breaks.The hotel is Quaint. Its right on the beach, with a pool, hot tub, hammocks,... More 

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