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Tortuga Lodge & Gardens

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Across from the airstrip | 1 mile north of the Town of Tortuguero, Tortuguero 6941, Costa Rica
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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68 reviews 68 reviews
25 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The staff shows up at the docks to greet you with a cold drink -- very nice. Viviana gave us the introduction and took us to our rooms. She is really sweet and has a great big beautiful smile! We immediately hit the really very nice pool. Later on we did the turtle nesting tour with Willis. We loved him... More

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Mechelen, Antwerpen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed @ Tortuga Lodge & Gardens on the 10th of september 2014. We arrived ( like everyone ) by river. The staff immediately went to the docks to welcome us. We felt really welcome. Two strongs men carried our luggage. We were lead to the reception. There we got a good introduction with a nicely tasting juice. We were... More

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Natalia J, Guest Satisfaction at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear ChrisVC76, What a great review you wrote and it’s wonderful that you appreciated our lodge so much. I am glad you noticed that for breakfast we try to keep things interesting by allowing our guests to decide what they would like to have. We always start them off with a plate of fruit, bread with butter and a bowl... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I booked tortuga lodge as the last place we stayed on our three week holiday and took advantage of the 4 for 3 night offer. We were not disappointed. The service was impeccable and there were a couple of members of staff who were very friendly indeed. Unfortunately we don't have names but the receptionist, one of... More

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Natalia J, Guest Satisfaction at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Kathb1985, It’s great to hear that you made use of our “book three nights and get the fourth one for free” offer we have available from September 1st to November 15th. You can get it by booking through the online engine at our official site or by email. Tortuguero is one of those places where it’s great to just... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel/ lodge is a nice place to stay for peace and quiet- the pool is nice and the rooms are average. Seeing as there are no windows, there is a lot of noise! The hotel should offer more shuttles as it feels like you are stuck there and the hours of the shuttles force you to eat the meals... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed in five different hotels all over Costa Rica for our honeymoon. This was by far our favorite hotel! It was secluded and extremely unique. The staff here were incredibly helpful and friendly from the moment we arrived until the moment we left and we were sad to leave this spot. It was nice to have... More

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Natalia J, Guest Satisfaction at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear 1happygurl, You can use the word “amazing” as much as you like! We are thrilled that you found our lodge to be so great that you can’t wait to come back and visit us again. I am glad that you enjoyed both ways of getting to our lodge. Though the plane ride is definitely much faster way of reaching... More

Sibenik, Croatia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's our First visit to Costa Rica. We ere travelling around for 3 weeks and were spending our last days at Tortuga Lodgae and Gardens. The Location of the hotel is nice and also the surrounding is quite nice. However the room - we had the River View Upstairs Balcony Room is too small. The beds are even smaller -... More

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Natalia J, Guest Satisfaction at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear GB-Croata Thank you for taking the time to tell us how you felt about our lodge. I am sorry that you did not find your stay at the Tortuga Lodge & Gardens to be an enjoyable one. I spoke to the lodge and they told me you stayed at room #8. It’s one of our River View Upstairs Balcony... More

Munich, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pros: Lovely landscaping, perfect temperature eternity pool, friendly staff, nice view of the river from the pool and restaurant. Perfect for couples, families or groups, tasty food and wonderful, well marked paths behind the lodge. I especially liked that they provided rubber boots and rain jackets for the paths. We saw several red frogs, monkeys and an iguana. They start... More

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Natalia J, Guest Satisfaction at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear kimmerCalifornia, It’s great to be remembered as being “perfect for couples, families or groups, tasty food and wonderful, well-marked paths behind the lodge”. I want to apologize for the lack of attention to detail that we had when it came to your first impression with us upon your arrival. We had a lot of problems in August due and... More

Ann Arbor, MI
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband picked this from among the several area hotels for our first trip to this area in Costa Rica. Getting here was an adventure in itself - the canals were swollen from all the rain and our boat zipped down among stunning vegetation. (And downpours, since it was rainy season.) The people at Tortuga could NOT be nicer and... More

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Natalia J, Guest Satisfaction at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear JCSmillie, Thank you for writing such wonderful comments about our staff not being able to be nicer and more helpful. They will be very happy to hear that. I am sorry that you had to deal with some noise due to the location of the room you stayed in. We have been doing some maintenance work around the hotel... More

London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely a great place to stay, the boat tour is not to be missed, make sure you bring your camera! The room can get pretty hot but they have fans set up. We recommend taking the plane on at least one way

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Natalia J, Guest Satisfaction at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Seb_and_Tamar, Thank you for spending a part of your honeymoon with us. I hope you were able to appreciate the tranquility that the Tortuguero canals bring with its passing waters and cool breeze. We have set up plenty of hammocks so that our guests take a load off and just get some rest and relaxation. Have a great day... More

Battle Creek, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first trip to Costa Rica, and the bar has been set high. We were picked up at our hotel in San Jose by Priscilla and a driver who then transported us to the small air field for our flight to the lodge. Priscilla was very knowledgeable and talked about the area and pointed out the sights on... More

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Natalia J, Guest Satisfaction at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Monica S, Thank you for writing such a wonderful detailed review of your stay at our lodge. It made me feel like I was there every step of the way. I am so glad you enjoyed the whole logistics of getting to our lodge. Reading what you wrote I see you arrived and left by air. We also offer... More

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Address: Across from the airstrip | 1 mile north of the Town of Tortuguero, Tortuguero 6941, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Tortuguero
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tortuga Lodge & Gardens 3.5*
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