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“Small, clean, hot water, inexpensive & close to everything in town” 4 of 5 stars
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| Tortuguero Village, Tortuguero, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #7 of 9 Hotels in Tortuguero
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“Small, clean, hot water, inexpensive & close to everything in town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2009

We looked at this clean little place on our way up the coast as the boat to Nicaragua left from there. It appeared to be fairly new and well kept. It is right on the canal, across from the Sunrise Cafe (great eats), half way to the park entrance from the public dock. They have 10 rooms.
The Princessa group consists of 3 Tortuguero hotels, of which we stayed at two, but not this one. The other two are the Princessa del Mar which is on the beach a little north of the soccer field and the Cabinas Pricessa which is a little further south and about 4 houses off the ocean. The 30 year old classic Caribbean style 2 story del Mar was great, with large private grounds and its own restarant and is run by "Wanna" an english speaking, capable and pleasant lady. The other Princessa, was "not so good" although it appears newer and has air conditioning. It appears poorly constructed, not well managed, had ants in the bed (they can be expected on the walls & floors) and is in a noisy location. Prices at all three places were in the $30 US per night range for two people.

  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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  • Spanish first
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2009

I was looking up otions for a budget accomodation in Tortuguero Village, but found none.

So when I arrived I just looked a bit around and found this excellent little "Hotel" with about 10 clean rooms, which are basic, but above avarage, with a double and a single bed, a desk(!!!) and an en suit bathroom with hot water (!!!).

The little compound is on the river, with its own "jetty". Turn right from where the boat drops you and it is about the 5th-6th place with a big gate.

The owner lady is very friendly, though does not speak a word of English. The price is 5000 Col (9USD) per person...

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: | Tortuguero Village, Tortuguero, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Tortuguero
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 9 Hotels in Tortuguero
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Princess On The River Costa Rica/Tortuguero

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