We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ilan-Ilan Caribbean Lodge

Tortuguero 1150, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel Ilan-Ilan)
Hotel website
Special Offer
Package Deal
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Ilan-Ilan Caribbean Lodge
Professional photos View all
Ilan-Ilan Caribbean Lodge
Ilan-Ilan Caribbean Lodge
Ilan-Ilan Caribbean Lodge
Write a Review

29 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    3
    8
    6
    3
    9
See reviews for
11
5
1
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room Tips
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (29)
  • Mar-May only
    (9)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (8)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (3)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (9)
All months
Brooklyn, New York
1 review
1 of 5 stars NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Grants Pass, Oregon
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Portland, Oregon
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
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
Senior Reviewer
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Reviewer
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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
Senior Reviewer
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Ilan-Ilan Caribbean Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Ilan-Ilan Caribbean Lodge

Address: Tortuguero 1150, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel Ilan-Ilan)
Phone Number:
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Tortuguero
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 24
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Odigeo, TripOnline SA and Despegar.com so you can book your Ilan-Ilan Caribbean Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Ilan Hotel Tortuguero
Ilan-Ilan Caribbean Lodge Costa Rica/Tortuguero

225 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (20)
Viewed
View from room (4)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Other (11)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (205)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (204)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay