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Lizard King Hotel Resort

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
mrbuilding Niagara Falls, New York
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    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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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Niagara Falls, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we were treated very well by the friendly owners, who also make spectacular breakfast. a great location, close to beach, bike rental and restaurants. the rooms are all you'll need, nothing more... the idea is to get out and explore the area! I have great memories of this trip.

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Lizard K, Front Office Manager at Lizard King Hotel Resort, responded to this review

Thank you! Glad you had a great trip. =D More

Sydney, Australia
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms are very sparse, but they are ok. Its not like you come here to stay in your room right? The sound also travels a bit between the rooms, so maybe not the ideal place for you're honeymoon ;) We requested a minifridge (as suggested on this site in reviews) and got it right away, at no extra charge!... More

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Lizard K, Owner at Lizard King Hotel Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind and helpful review with pictures. Hope to have you come visit again! More

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48 reviews 48 reviews
39 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this hotel for three nights and I would say it was okay. Breakfast is good, pool area is nice, everything is reachable within a frew minutes walk. Staff was friendly. What I didn't like so much is that the rooms are more or less open on the top (with mosquito net) so you can hear everything from outside... More

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Austin, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Had never been to Puerto Viejo & just booked this hotel randomly. I would say this property is a moderately priced hotel. It is not fancy, therefore if you are looking for luxury then keep looking. It was myself (woman 56) with two medical students (my daughter & her best friend). I did not know what to expect but was... More

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Lizard K, Owner at Lizard King Hotel Resort, responded to this review

Lori, Thank you so much for your review. We loved having you and the ladies stay with us and I am glad you had a great trip. You were the sunshine in Lilian's day. I am sorry we did not meet and invite you back Lizard King to enjoy our improvements such as orthopedic mattresses, extended spacious rooms and kitchenette.... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I liked the Lizard King Resort hotel and the Puerto Viejo so much that I stayed 10 nights! 5 star customer service in a 3 star hotel. I would stay here again, in fact I was sad to leave. It is a family run hotel and they go out of their way to make sure they leave a good impression.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We booked the queen bed room in the lizard queen resort. The room was very clean, it had AC, cable TV, free WiFi, and a fridge. Also the free breakfast was good and quick. The staff was very friendly and always helpful with anything we needed. We liked it so much that we stayed for an additional two nights.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This is very clean and elite place. I used their service and they are very professional. Stuff's nice behave satisfied me a lot, I will use this Hotel Resort again at future if I visit again Costa Rica.

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Grecia, Costa Rica
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We read the reviews and we're expecting friendly staff and great breakfasts. We were disappointed on both fronts. Although the breakfast was included in our room charge we chose not to eat there after the first mediocre day at breakfast. The pancakes were ordinary, nothing like the reviews and the Gallo Pinto was flavorless. The rooms were clean. When we... More

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Portland, Oregon
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

Based on previous TA reviews we expected a quaint little full service restaurant with attentive, warm staff. Apparently life has changed at the Lizard King. Despite menu out front indicating full service cafe and evening cocktails there is no food or beverage service other than a marginal free breakfast that in no way resembles the pictures on web site. Asking... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Bethany, Luis, his mother and the other guests at the hotel made our stay there very pleasant -- or as pleasant as it could be given the incessant daytime noise of construction. This will be quite a gem when it is all finished. Another reason for the 2 star rating for us was Puerto Viejo itself (because Lizard King is... More

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Address: Calle Principal - 600 metros sur del Banco | Costa Rica (On the main road of Puerto Viejo), Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Lizard King Hotel Resort 3*
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The Lizard King Hotel & Resort for its great location, friendly service, fun amenities, beautiful wooden rooms and building structure.Free WiFiFree BreakfastFree ParkingFree Swimming Pool Access - 24 hours, 7 days a weekFree Bus-stop Shuttle to HotelGreat Location - Next to Everything & across the Street from the BeachLaundry ServiceOrthopedic MattressesAir ConditionMini refrigeratorMini BarCable TelevisionCafe RestaurantBakery and PastriesTours and Attractions Appointment ManagementOnsite Massage Service ... more   less 
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