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Ilan-Ilan Caribbean Lodge

Tortuguero 1150, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel Ilan-Ilan)
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Ranked #5 of 8 hotels in Tortuguero
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

Staying in this hotel was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. The rooms were simple but satisfactory. The location, view, and service more than made up for any minor discomforts. The setting provides an incomparable view of nature and the staff cares for the tenets like family.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This was a great location out of town with monkeys and a great potoo on the grounds. Room was basic but clean and comfortable. Enjoyed sitting outside on the patio relaxing and reading. Water wasn't hot, but we only had hot water at one place in CR, so that was not unusual -- and not a big deal in a... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We stayed here for two nights and it was horrible. The room was disgusting. There was cockroach poop everywhere. The shower was cold en dirty. The beds were so bad that we couldn't sleep at all. The people tried to be nice but didn't say anything. The sidewalk was very slippery and we both fell a couple of times. Too... More

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Boise, Idaho
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Although the rooms were tiny, hot, and the bathroom had no toilet paper, the overall experience was pretty good. The people were great, and the food, especially the fruit cocktails, was some of the best we had on my trip. Their were two very well behaved and sweet dogs on the grounds, and the view of the canal was amazing.... More

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Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2010

Ilan Ilan is a no-frills, rustic resort with warmth, charm and great hospitality. If you're looking for an upscale pampered vacation, don't stay here. But if you enjoy peaceful, rustic surroundings and the beauty of nature, you're going to love this place! Yes, you might find cockroach feces, but guess what? I found them in an ultra clean, upscale villa... More

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Marco Vinicio M, Gerente at Ilan-Ilan Caribbean Lodge, responded to this review

Dear customer, Thank you for your time and your advice. We are the new administration of the hotel and we would like to know you in your next trip to Costa Rica. Please,contact us. Best regards, More

Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2010

Ilan Ilan may not offer all the amenities everyone is looking for, but does offer a truly unique experience. Accessible only by boat and located in the middle of the Costa Rican forest made Ilan Ilan one of my favorite places to visit while in Costa Rica. Sure the rooms are plain and simple and could be improved slightly, but... More

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Marco Vinicio M, Gerente at Ilan-Ilan Caribbean Lodge, responded to this review

Dear customer, Thank you for your time and your advice. We are the new administration of the hotel and we would like to know you in your next trip to Costa Rica. Please,contact us. Best regards, More

Saskatchewan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2010

If you are a person that is out for a unique experince go to Ilan Ilan. The scenery, vegetation,and wildlife (animals, birds, butterflies, insects, etc.) are abundant and amazing! The grounds of Ilan Ilan are beautiful! The people there were very nice and kind. The accomodations are very basic and in need of some repair. The negatives include; some toilets... More

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Marco Vinicio M, Gerente at Ilan-Ilan Caribbean Lodge, responded to this review

Dear customer, Thank you for your time and your advice. We are the new administration of the hotel and we made the necessary changes to offer you a better service. We would like to know you in your next trip to Costa Rica. Please,contact us. Best regards, More

Saskatchewan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2010

I read bad reviews before staying at this place, so I didn't know what to expect, but our experience was really good. 21 of our family members stayed here over Christmas and we all loved the people, the location and the rooms. It is simple, yes, and for those who are used to the finer things, they may not want... More

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Marco Vinicio M, Gerente at Ilan-Ilan Caribbean Lodge, responded to this review

Dear customer, Thank you for your time and your advice. We are the new administration of the hotel and we would like to know you in your next trip to Costa Rica. Please,contact us. Best regards, More

NL
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2009

Ilan Ilan was by far the worst hotel experience I ever had. It included: - rat dung in the bathroom - a fan so dirty that stuff would fly off when you switched it on - dirty light switches that stuck to your skin - scorched sockets - dirty sheets with vague stains and pubic hair, even the clean set... More

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Marco Vinicio M, Gerente at Ilan-Ilan Caribbean Lodge, responded to this review

Dear customer, Thank you for your time and your advice. We are the new administration of the hotel and we made the best effort to remodel the hotel taking care of the nature. We would like to know you in your next trip to Costa Rica. Please,contact us. Best regards, More

Gengenbach
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2008

I spent one week-end in this little paradise in the middle of the rainforest, and I returned to the capital totally relaxed. The hotel rooms are simple, but clean, and the restaurant serves tasty Costa Rican food. Transport is only possible by boat to reach the village of Tortuguero and other places, but this jungle atmosphere makes the stay so... More

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Marco Vinicio M, Gerente at Ilan-Ilan Caribbean Lodge, responded to this review

Dear customer, Thank you for your time and your advice. We are the new administration of the hotel and we would like to know you in your next trip to Costa Rica. Please,contact us. Best regards, More

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Address: Tortuguero 1150, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel Ilan-Ilan)
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Tortuguero
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Also Known As:
Ilan Hotel Tortuguero
Ilan-Ilan Caribbean Lodge Costa Rica/Tortuguero

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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We hope you will enjoy it with us. We start our adventure from San Jose at the National Theater, built in 1897 and considered to be one of the most beautiful theaters in Latin America. On our way out from the Central Valley, we pass through the Braulio Carrillo National Park. Its landscape is entirely made of high mountains covered by thick forest and deep, fast flowing rivers forming deep canyons.After a technical stop at the cafeteria and a visit to the banana plantation, we'll start the best part of the trip: we will depart to TORTUGUERO aboard small tourist boats specifically designed to travel through the canals. During 70 km of rivers, canals rivers and and lagoons traveling by boat you will enjoy the diversity in flora & fauna in its natural environment. Tortuguero National Park is located on the Northern Caribbean slope of the country. A navigable network of lakes and canals running parallel to the coast crosses Tortuguero from southeast to northwest. This allows the great variety of flora & fauna of the region to be close at hand. Tortuguero is the most important nesting area for the green turtles Chelonia mydas which come every year to lay their eggs along this coast.Tortuguero has one of the heaviest rainfalls in the country (between 5000 to 6000 mm a year) and it is one of the wilderness areas with the greatest biological diversity. Today, 11 habitats have been identified in the Park, alone. The fauna is also rich and abundant, and easy to find: monkeys, sloths, crocodiles, iguanas, turtles (rivers and sea turtlessss), parrots, toucans,Blue-jeans Frog or Strawberry Poison-dart Frog (Dendrobates pumilio) Spanish name: Ranita roja, Gaspar Fish a living fosil, manaties and much more. ... more   less 
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