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Hotel Tioga

Paseo de los Turistas, Puntarenas 5400, Costa Rica
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26 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Got stuck in this grimy port town by accident and Fodors recommended this grande old dame of a hotel. Grand it is not. It's very 50s and pink. The guy at the desk was a hoot - he was like Manuel in Fawlty Towers, answering a million phones and talking to numerous guests all at the same time. He wanted... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

If you have the chance to stay in Puntarenas, stay away from this place. Creepy rooms, walls have holes and looks like you are in 1930. AC is really old sounds like a turbine No hot water. You can hear your neighbor showering. The pool waterpump is always making noises as well as the ice machine

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

When we have stay at this hotel, around 2010, Puntarenas wasn’t a well visited sea side town by foreigners. We arrived at the hotel Toga during the “La virgin de la mar” festival. I think we where the only foreigners among this packed crowd of Costa Ricans vacationers and locals. The Hotel Toga was the only one where a room... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Stayed 1 night in Puntarenas when forced to stay due to traffic accident halting our road trip down to the pacific coast. Managed to negiotiate a 20% discount on the original price offered by reception- was still pretty expensive at 90 dollars for the night including breakfast (which was average at best). Room was large but basic, with good views... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

We booked this hotel since it was recommended in "Lonely Planet". When were taken to our room, we decided to leave straight away. - There was poor security, the safety box didn't work, the balcony door didn't lock. - The air conditioning didn't work well (or perhaps the batteries of the remote control were old), to we could only switch... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

I reserved Two rooms 90 dollars a night for two nights...One for me and my tica girlfriend..The second for her Special daughter.Upon Our arrival at our room number 53 We discovered that tray was full of live worms...When we complaint to the front desk clerk he said that he will have manager contact us immediately.2 seconds later he said that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Open for 60 years! On the beach in Puntarenas, to be honest it was the nicest looking place on the strip and we needed a place to stay for the night before traveling inland the next day. The Hotel Tioga was just what we were looking for. Quiet and easy going, and the pool was clean and relaxing. We also... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

My husband reserved the "executive suite" for several days on our vacation. We were given a 4th floor room with a mediocre bed, an old TV, two plastic lawn chairs, and an old dresser. The balcony had dried bird excrement on it and there were no other amenities. The noise from the dirty parking lot/ beach across the street went... More 

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