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Hotel Las Tortugas

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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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Oceanside, CA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2006

My family of four stayed here over the Thanksgiving 2006 holiday - we had an amazing time. Las Tortugas isn't for the snooty - but it's a perfect place for families and singletons looking for a relaxing, quiet place to enjoy the surf, flora and fauna, see the turtles lay their eggs and meet interesting people from around the world.... More 

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Washington, DC
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2006

We stayed in Hotel Las Tortugas during a trip to see the leatherback sea turtles nesting in January, 2006. Our room was clean, neat and much nicer than we expected for a simple beach hotel. The staff were friendly and helpful, and practically adopted our 6 month old while we were there. The restaurant was good, if a little overpriced,... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2006

This place is very nice. If you are a surfer it has to be the best place to stay in Costa Rica. But I'm not! Anyway, the restaurant is fantastic, the service is very friendly and the rooms are clean. It is WAY off the beaten path, but if you want isolation and relaxation it is the place to go.... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2006

We stayed 2 nights in a Las Tortugas Apartment. The Lighthouse Apartments are about a 5-10 minute walk from the actual hotel. My husband I were on our honeymoon, and the upper lighthouse (Faro Up, I think the staff called it) apartment was the perfect place for us. It's 2 stories, with kitchenette, bathroom and 2 futon-like bed/couches downstairs and... More 

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Houston
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2006

I went to Costa Rica in January of 2006 and stayed at Hotel Las Tortugas for two weeks. This place has all of the modern amenities you could ask for and some of the friendliest work staff I have encountered in my travels. The atmosphere and mood set by it's location and native foliage make you feel like you are... More 

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2006

First let me say this was the best trip I've been on yet, and I WILL be going back soon. Normaly on trips you can rest assure something will go wrong. This was the first one where everything went completely as planned. Contact with the hotel was very easy and the response was extremely quick. The directions were easy to... More 

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Greensburg, PA
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2006

My wife and I were in Costa Rica for a business trip. As is our custom, we usually grab a map, rent a car and take off exploring in search of different or unique destinations or restaurants. Our destination was the National Marine Park. We arrived as the sun was setting and observed a terrific sunset. While there we decided... More 

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minneapolis mn
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2006

You know, I almost didn't stay at this hotel based on some negative reviews I read here. Well, I'm sure glad that I followed my own intuition and booked it because I loved it, and after finally viewing other options in the area, it really is the absolute best choice. Why? Location, location, location. And a super great community of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2006

We've been going to Costa Rica for the past 8 years and have stayed in a number of places from simple to 5 star (Playa Conchal). By far our favorite place is the Hotel Las Tortugas. Great wholesome food, friendly staff and guests, and really clean rooms. We're going back in July and we're staying at the Las Tortugas. We're... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2006

I wasn't sure what to expect as this was my first time in Costa Rica. I was thrilled with my stay at the Las Tortugas. Everybody there was extremely friendly and helpful. We stayed for a week and tried a handful of other restaurants in the Playa Grande area as well as Tamarindo but the food at the hotel was... More 

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