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Lizard King Hotel Resort

Calle Principal - 600 metros sur del Banco | Costa Rica (On the main road of Puerto Viejo), Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Spearfish, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I stayed here for 2 weeks and had a wonderful experience. We paid about $60 a night and it included a free breakfast. The staff is so so so nice and are very people friendly! The breakfast and coffee in the morning is great and the owner is very nice. The location is also what sold us.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Lizard King is a perfect hotel to stay in pto viejo downtown, walking distance from restaurants, attractions, and the beach. Delicious and healthy breakfast and clean room every day. Not expensive at all, you can enjoy the caribbean style from here.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This hotel was amazing, the staff was always there to help. Anything you needed and they were there. What I enjoyed the most was their up beat attitude and the brilliant smiles on their faces. It truly made our vacation that special touch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Pro's - Nice hotel. well set out, and great feel. - only a few minutes walk from centre of town - could hire bikes (highly recommended) to ride down to the better beaches - beds and linen changed each day Con's - Whilst a great feel, the place was showing some signs of character. - our room didn't have aircon... More 

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Clemson, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

This hotel has an amazing location, with downtown Puerto Viejo just a couple minutes away by foot and access to all the southern Caribbean beaches in a less than 15 min drive. The accommodations have a rustic design and comfortable beds. We also had our own mini fridge, private bathroom with hot water and ceiling fan. The pool was nice... More 

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Province of Cordoba, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The hotel is really nice with good location and friendly people that provides all the needed information. The breakfast is great. It's close to the town but it's quiet. The beach in the town is not the best one, you will need to take the bus or bikes if you prefer to stay near shops and restaurants. We were in... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I was looking for a clean well maintained hotel; with good showers, comfortable beds, modern TV, wifi, good breakfast, decent pool and peace and quiet. The Lizard King had all those things. It is away from the noisy part of town, and the staff were delightful. 2 thumbs up! [I stayed for 5 nights in late February

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here 3 nights in Feb 2015 in room #6, lower floor. Room was decent, enough space to comfortably move around in. The bed was queen sized and quite comfortable, bathroom decent with plenty of hot water. Staff was very helpful and friendly. The included breakfasts were ample with fresh bread on the plate. Only downside was a dirty pool... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The staff are great, the included breakfast is delicious (as well as all other food they offer) and the pool is a rare find in Puerto Viejo. The only downside was the creaky floors but they didn't bother us much. We look forward to returning to this hotel!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

This is a basic option. We actually moved to an air con room half way through our stay because the standard room was a little too basic for us. The room was very clean, towels changed daily etc. The breakfast does need to be organised better though. It was very busy whilst we were there and the first 2 days... More 

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