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La Casona
Costado norte de la plaza de deportes | Tortuguero Centro, Tortuguero, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #5 of 7 Tortuguero B&B and Inns
Vaduz, Liechtenstein
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“Not the best stay but...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

The room we had was very basic, but large, with a bathroom and hot shower... as if you really need it it Tortuguero! They cleaned the room daily, even if with a little encouragement. And there is a communal space that people can use when the restaurant is closed (herratic hours!).
The best thing about this place is the turtle tour, we really enjoyed it and saw a lot!
What we didn't like was that it could be very noisy at times, in the evening, due to the restaurant. And that's not ideal when you have a tour at 6.00 a.m.!!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

The hotel is very central and the rooms are basic and quiet. There were nice hammocks outside. However, there wasn't air conditioning which didn't help with mosquitoes. At the same time, the room was not spot cleanned.
Regarding the service, we felt it would depend on the person at the front desk. There was a nice blond lady who would be very caring and professional, however, there was another brunette lady who would be sharp and not very friendly.

The best thing of this hotel: the turtle tour.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Mexico City, Mexico
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

Great locations, the staff very nice, the rooms are also quite rustic but they are very decent for such a small island, the food was good and fast. We shared a triple so it was very comfortable to stay in separate beds with the idea of being at the Caribbean.

Room Tip: Get the triple if you can, you would have a terrace with a nice view.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reno, Nevada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

Cabinas La Casona is an excellent place to stay in the village of Tortuguero. Rooms are basic but very clean, the showers provide nice hot water (not always possible in parts of Costa Rica) and the beds are comfortable. The location is great: it actually sits on the soccer field sideline!! and it's just a few yards from the beach or from the main street in town. David and Raquel were fantastic hosts and the restaurant had excellent food (the coconut chicken and the fruit brochettes with chocolate sauce are to die for!). They're very friendly and run some of their own tours. The canoe tour through some of the canals that David gave us was excellent and we even had a break for hot tea and cookies!!! How many times have you had tea in a canoe?
Best luck to them. Great place, great people.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Turrialba, Cartago, Costa Rica
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

Good location (1 minute from the main dock, 3 minutes from the Park entrance, 30 seconds from the beach). Rooms are clean, quiet, nice and charming. Food tasty and plenty.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bunbury, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2011

This hotel is the best place to stay in Tortuguguero. The price is good and the service is great! Highly recommended. Just off the beach, hammocks and plenty of tours to chose from.

  • Stayed November 2011, 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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Brussels, Belgium
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5 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2010

The hotel is very well located, 1 minute from the beach. The staff is nice and the restaurant is OK. The rooms are simple and there is a mosquito net. I recommend this place in Tortuguero.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about La Casona

Address: Costado norte de la plaza de deportes | Tortuguero Centro, Tortuguero, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Tortuguero
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Tortuguero
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
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La Casona Hotel Tortuguero
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