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Phidjie Lodge
200 M north school, Ojochal 8153, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Ojochal B&B and Inns
Cocoa, Florida
1 review
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

A wonderful find! Olivier and Isabelle are great hosts, they shared their knowledge of the region to make our trip more enjoyable and run their lodge very efficiently. I really liked the self catering option of the cottage, it's kitchen is well equipped. The pool and gardens are amazing, the peace and quiet makes for an intimate stay here. All in all excellent value, for those who want to get away from the crowds in the idyllic location of ojochal...this is it.
Thank you both for making our stay a pleasure

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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San Mateo, California
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We loved it here! This was our favorite part of our trip. Upon arrival, our senses were stunned by all of the beautiful landscaping, cozy bungalows and restful space by the pool. My fiance proposed to me here, I couldn’t have asked for a better more romantic, positive place to do so. Olivier and Isabelle happily helped him coordinate the evening, it was perfect!

Isabelle and Olivier know the area at large very well, and were able to recommend excellent tours and great beach locations for us to visit. It is not more than roughly a 30 minute drive to Sierpe, where you can catch a large variety of tours from mangroves (where we found the best place to catch great views of so many birds, considering our many other international vacations and tours), or snorkeling on an unpopulated island off the coast. If you want a beach, it is no more than a 5 minute drive to a beautiful spot where you can relax on some sand, take a stroll, or play in the waves.

Phidjie Lodge is remote enough you are not pestered by tourists and heavy traffic, but populated enough to have great classy restaurants and a bakery to enjoy as well. If you would rather cook, the bungalows are properly equipped with dishes and cookware so that you can make your own meal, or enjoy your beverage cooled in the fridge. There is also a good sized variety market to buy your food near by.

We originally planned to stay 3 nights, but really benefited by staying a fourth night. Isabelle and Olivier are excellent hosts and were always readily available to help us with suggestions and book a tour or restaurant.

We highly recommend Phidjie Lodge, for I couldn't imagine Costa Rica without this experience!

Thank you Isabelle & Olivier!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

We had an amazing 4 nights at Phidjie Lodge. We enjoyed every day our breakfast next to the pool watching and listening to the birds and being surrounded by lots of flowers. Oliver and Isabelle took time to explain us all the different plants and advising us when there were other animals in the garden. Like the big iguana that was eating away on bush, we got some amazing photo's and videos of it. We couldn't wait every evening to get back to our bungalow and prepare some sun-downers that we had next to the pool while it got slowly dark. Isabelle and Oliver recommended us very good restaurant in the area for dinner. It was a great place to take my parents too and we all decided it could have stayed longer.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

We travel to Ojochal, with nice references of the town, but, what a good surprise, the people, the food, the feeling...

This little lodge is well equiped, more than a description could tell. An the attention of the owners is amazing.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

You wake up with the birds in this paradise !

We spent a week in this eden. what a beautiful place, full of colors and scents. Olivier and Isabelle are two adorable creatures, very helpful and always available. It was a pain to leave this place and to come back to Quebec during winter...

I strongly suggest this place for those seeking a peaceful and beautiful place. More than a bed and Breakfast, Phidjie Lodge is a home in nature.

Thomas and Charlene.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

We spend a perfect night in a beautiful, confortable and peaceful bungalow. Surrounded of nature and every little place where full of amazing handmade details. You feel like you are part of the place. The bungalow was equipped with everything that you need we find everything clean and confortable to cook and to spend time in side. The pool was great at every time of the day hidden by nice gardens that make it very private. Near you can have good restaurants , beach, waterfalls, whales watching, bird watching, walking trips very accesible. Whe definitively feel the love that this couple put into this place and how they enjoy to make you have the best time in this piece of Paradise they make.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

We have just finished a 3 night stay in a bungalow at the Phidjie Lodge and it truely was amazing. If you are a gardner, you will appreciate the time and effort that Olivier and Isabelle have put into developing the property. You feel like you are living in a conservatory and every corner has something interesting to admire. The swimming pool is a must have in this part of the country,as the temperatures are so hot. Their pool is clean and relaxing and it is so private.
The tours that Isablee and Olivier suggested - snorkelling and horseback riding were fabulous, and we would also recommend them to anyone staying in this area.If you are looking to get off the beaten track and to venture into a true Costa Rican village, then this is the experience for you! Grant and Claire from Winnipeg, Canada

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Phidjie Lodge

Address: 200 M north school, Ojochal 8153, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Ojochal
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Ojochal
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