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Punta Marenco Lodge

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Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica
Punta Marenco Lodge
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We came here because of the recommendations of a bird book. We expected to use the trails in the forrest next to the lodge but those have not been maintained so we were highly disappointed. I can also confirm that these people do not really know how to run a hotel, that it is too expensive for what it is,... More 

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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The location of this lodge is idyllic. It is on a hill overlooking the ocean and surrounded by jungle. The rooms are spartan but comfortable enough and some of them have sensational ocean views and also catch the breeze ( important in the humidity of Corcovado). The service, however, is perhaps the worst I have ever had. The dinner service... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I absolutely loved the location of this lodge. Set up on a hill overlooking the ocean (in plain sight of Isla de Cano) surrounded by lush jungle and wildlife. You are in nature - so expect everything that comes with that. You need to walk up a hill to get here (which can be slick in the wet season) and... More 

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Canberra, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We spent three nights at Punta Marenco in July. It is a beautiful location but unfortunately the place felt a bit run down and the staff seemed quite disinterested. The rooms are lovely with the mesh all around but they are not sealed so expect creepy crawlies to get in (we had a scorpian). The food was simple but nice.... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

This is a hotel with basic standard but with a great view over the ocean. The resort is a 10 minutes boat ride from Drake Bay over viewing the jungle and the see. In the horizont you can see Canoy Island. The resort has friendly staff which do their best to support you during your time at the resort. It's... More 

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Danville, Kentucky
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We traveled to Marenco with our student group. The cabins are very simple, screened in, wood floor cabins. Before you go you need to know that you can only use electricity for a few hours a day because they use a generator. The food is mediocre. The staff unfortunate remained drunk for a lot of the time while we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I traveled with an university class and we were highly satisfied with the service and helpfulness of the staff. our guide and staff were very helpful and friendly. overall a great experience. highly recommend

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

If you love nature and don't mind roughing it a bit, this is a great place, away from it all. In fact, it can be reached only by boat, and the closest village (a handful of houses really) is a ten-minute boat ride away. But don't expect any luxuries--rooms are very basic, electricity runs only from 5 to 10 p.m.... More 

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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

If you go there you are NOT going on a luxury vacation. Expect cold showers, limited electricity, bugs in your room, a long boat journey to get there and a steep and sometimes slippery slog uphill to reach the place. Believe me, Deet is your friend! (Other insect repellents are available, but don't work as well). However, the location is... More 

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Monterosso Al Mare
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

We have spent in this lodge 3 days and they have been the best of our tour! The place is fantastic, far from any human contamination. Rooms are very peculiar without walls but just nets you sleep cocooned by the sound of the ocean and the voice of the animals. The view is amazing. Electricity is on only from 5,30pm... More 

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