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The Lotus Garden
2.5 of 5 Guest house   |   25 Mts South of Stanfords, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica (Formerly The Lotus Garden (Jordan's Jacuzzi Suites))   |  
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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014


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Mi padre y yo estuvimos un total de tres noches en Lotus Garden. Como hotel esta fenomenal; tiene piscina, restaurante, y esta en un sitio inmejorable (a escasos10 metros de la playa, y cerca del centro de puerto viejo). Nos alojamos primero en una habitación y luego en otra. La primera costaba 90 dólares. Una gran habitación decorada con buen gusto. Con gran espacio, salón, altos techos, cama enorme, y un jacuzzi, tv y aire acondicionado- a mi padre le encanto, y esta a un gran precio! Nos tuvimos que cambiar por que estaba reservada las siguientes dos noches por otras personas. La segunda habitación (de 70 dólares), era mas pequeña, aunque tenia las mismas cosas que la grande. En general estuvimos perfectamente y recomiendo ambas dependiendo del presupuesto de cada persona. Mi única objeción y recomendación es que pongan lamparas destinadas a la lectura. Como hotel y habitación pongo una gran nota y se lo recomendaría a mis amigos y familiares.

Pero para mi, lo mas importante de Lotus Garden, son sus propietarios españoles. Raul y marta son un matrimonio encantador. Lo vuelo a repetir, encantador. Nos recomendaron muchísimas cosas ha hacer. Cosa que nos vino al dedo ya que no teníamos ni idea de donde hacer submarinismo, comer, viajar etc.. No puedo expresar con suficiente detalle lo bien que nos vino sus consejos. Gracias de nuevo por ellos.

Ps odio escribir comentarios largos, y nunca los hago. Pero me pareció que este se lo debía a raul y Marta que se portaron fenomenal con mi padre y yo. Suerte con vuestro sueño

English:
My father and I stayed a total of three nights at Lotus Garden. This is a great hotel, with pool, restaurant, and is in a superb site (10 meters away from the beach and near the center of the puerto viejo). We first stayed in one room and then another. The first was $ 90. A large room decorated tastefully. With large space, a living room, high ceilings, huge bed, and a Jacuzzi, TV and air-conditioning - this room was highly liked by my father, and at a great price for what you get. We had to change room as it was reserved for the next two nights by others. The second room ($ 70), was smaller, but had the same things than the other room. Overall we were perfect and we recommend both depending on the budget of each person. My only objection and recommendation is intended to put reading lamps. As a hotel room i certainly give it a great note and recommend it to my friends and family.

But for me, the most important of Lotus Garden are its Spanish owners. Raul and Marta are a lovely marriage. The will repeat, lovely. They recommended us many things to do. Things such as where to dive, eat, travel etc. .. I can not stress enough how well they advice us. Thanks again for being so useful.

Ps I hate writing long comments, and never do. But I thought this the least raul and Marta deserve after behaving exceptionally well with my father and me. Good luck with your dream

Guillermo

Stayed January 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

This hotel is well located close to the beach and a short walk to the centre of town. It has a nice pool and an interesting garden-style layout. We stayed in one of the lower priced private double rooms ($40 for fan only). The room was spacious and quite clean although the fittings were basic and there were no mosquito nets. Perfectly adequate, but just didn't really impress.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Bruxelles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

I was not sleeping in that hotel but I happened to enter the restaurant and met the Spanish Owners. They were really nice and we even spent time have beers together that night and the next night. If you are lucky, you can see a sloth in the tree of the garden, looks like the animal lives there or just likes that particular tree.
The cooks are local girls but they were trained by the previous asian owner and I have to say I had a delicious green thai curry that reminded me my trip in Thailand.
The decoration and the design of the restaurant and garden are also nice.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

For a couple of weeks me and my husband look for a hotel where to stay in Puerto Viejo for our anniversary and have the Lotus Garden in our minds.

After waiting for an email with some pics that were promise to us by a friendly lady, over the phone, which by the way we never get, we decide to stay for one night, which for us, was enough.

We must say that the hotel is quite a disappointment, although is a very unique structure, that for us with a little TLC it will become the gem that is hidden now.

In general some walls looks dirty, there were cockroaches, which i scare to death. Some mice makes us acknowledge their presence with noises during the night, the bed was incredible hard and uncomfortable. The bathroom has this huge bathtub that didn't work, and the halls floors are dirty as well.

We must say that our stay was worth because at our arrive we met the owner Raul, who is a very, incredible friendly person, making our stay lovely and warm. He gave us tips and information about the area, and also about some hidden places around the area as well.

In general this hotel is worth to stay for a night or two if you get a great room. Unfortunately not our case

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

I was traveling through Puerto Viejo after a nearby yoga retreat experience, looking to stay in town for a few nights when the Lotus Garden was recommended to me. After a quick look I stayed in their two story Samurai room for three nights. The room reminded me of a luxurious tree house equipped with a room to entertain, powerful AC and of course the Jacuzzi, which I didn't use, but was certainly there. I gleamed in other rooms and it looked like they had many different types for all kinds of travelers. My room had a circular staircase! Jordan the Manager is an ex-pat who has lived there running the place for almost a decade and was very knowledgeable about the surroundings. The food was excellent and inexpensive, I ate most of my meals there. They accommodated my dietary preferences within each meal. I also took one of the tours that they had listed. The Chocolate or Cocoa tour. That was an experience that I recommend. Also there is a great surf break right across the street and up about 100 yards from The Lotus Garden. The best break on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica from what I understand. I read that in a Costa Rica for Dummies book. It was a clean consistent leftie, about 4-6 feet when I was there.

Room Tip: Samurai room would be great for a solo like me or a couple. It's in the back and quiet. There...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

I really enjoyed my stay here mainly because the service was great. The manager Jordan was so helpful with directions, recommendations, and everything you need when traveling. For the price, which was $30 for our room split between the three of us with a private bathroom, it was great. The room was spacious and clean with a fan. The bathroom was dimly lit but that was the only downside. In the garden, there were three sloths which was cool to see everyday! There is also a pool and the restaurant is fairly priced with tasty food. Everyone was friendly so I would stay here again if ever I am backpacking through again.

Room Tip: Ask to see a few before you commit. Some may be nicer than others for the same price.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

It is true that the Lotus Garden is outdated. The first room we got was poorly ventilated and there was one fan which hardly worked. However, the second night we switched rooms for the same price, and it was much better. We had a ceiling fan and two floor fans, and the room was a lot nicer. The staff is extremely nice and accommodating. They are knowledgeable and helpful. The gardens and grounds are very beautiful. For the price, I think its a good deal, as long as you request a room with a ceiling fan or A/C. We peaked into the luxury rooms and those looked beautiful.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Lotus Garden

Address: 25 Mts South of Stanfords, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica (Formerly The Lotus Garden (Jordan's Jacuzzi Suites))
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 45 B&Bs / Inns in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Lotus Garden 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"Relax and enjoy on Costa Rica's Caribbean coast in our Japanese style suites and gardens. A friendly and attentive staff, a pleasant garden with swimming pool and the beautiful ambiance of The Lotus Garden restaurant will make your stay with us unforgettable." ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Lotus Garden (Jordan`s Jacuzzi Suites) Hotel Puerto Viejo
The Lotus Garden Costa Rica/Limon

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