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Ilan-Ilan Caribbean Lodge

, Tortuguero 1150, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel Ilan-Ilan)
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Vale do Lobo, Portugal
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the room was like nothing I had ever experienced there were so many cockroaches we were in shock the bathroom was dirty and discusting it was so bad and we were so traumatised, that we nearly went home

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Kansas City, Missouri
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This was the worst facility we stayed in on our 10 day stay in Costa Rica. Luckily, it was our first stop so the accomodations got better from there. The staff & the food there were great!!! This was the only positive aspect of the resort. The rooms were very basic with 2 beds and a nightstand. Cement walls and... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

To being: The customer service at this hotel is amazing.The staff were welcoming and very kind.However the rooms were worse than dirt outside of the "hotel".The "hotel" has the potential to be a great after much needed and extensive renovation and replacement of every piece of furniture.I would not recommend staying here no matter the circumstance.

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I just finished the longest Tortugero nature trail with fantastic guides from Ilan Ilan Caribbean Lodge. The students study the flora, fauna, amphibians, trees and can answer any question. Bring your camera and the hotel furnishes rubber boots. The hotel has a pool and jacuzzi plus delicious meals served family style. The hotel manager is very helpful plus speaks english,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

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
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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
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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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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 

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