We spent 3 nights at The Jungle Lodge in Tortuguero during January 2006. We knew the lodge was rustic and we aren't 5 star resort people but we were not prepared for how horrible this hotel was.
We did not have water in our room for all three days of our stay. I don't mean just hot water, I mean no water. When we would turn on the tap it would barely trickle out enough to brush our teeth and we were never able to have a shower. The lack of shower was bad but having the toilet take on hour to fill before flushing was possible was horrific. We weren't the only people at the hotel with this problem. The people at the front desk just shrugged their shoulders at the complaints and said there was nothing they could do to help us.
The staff at the hotel were not happy and that was apparent in everything they did. They had closed the normal bar area and were using the recreation area that included a pool table. This room was too small and there was nowhere for guests to sit and relax other than in the rooms.
The rooms were dirty and clearly showing their age. Our room had holes in the walls along with smudges and finger prints that could have easily been cleaned off. The fixtures in the bathroom were old and filthy.
The hotel is in such a beautiful location but it couldn't make up for the lack of neglect to the property. Tortuguero is a must but we strongly suggest not staying at this hotel.
- Also Known As:
- Tortuguero Jungle Hotel Tortuguero
- Tortuguero Jungle Hotel
- Jungle Lodge Tortuguero
- Tortuguero Jungle Lodge Costa Rica