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“Hotel Tioga” 3 of 5 stars
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Paseo de los Turistas, Puntarenas 5400, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #12 of 19 Hotels in Puntarenas
Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Hotel Tioga”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Not fancy, but clean and reasonably priced. The decore is pretty old - probably built in the late 1950s or early 1960s. (The flowered bedspreads match the drapes, and I think I had the same set in 1967.) This is not a luxury hotel, but the staff is friendly, and the rooms are clean. There is good water pressure for your shower, and the wifi works to check your email. The room was $79, including free parking and a cooked-to-order typical Costa Rican breakfast.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Montevideo, Uruguay
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73 reviews 73 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

We stayed only one night.The room was in excellent condition, with a perfect view to the sea. The hotel is located on the seafront, and although the beach is very bad kept with trash on the sand, it is a plus this location. breakfast is included on an average price and is basic. Personal is very friendly

Room Tip: the beach front, 4th floor
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Gatineau, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

When we have stay at this hotel, around 2010, Puntarenas wasn’t a well visited sea side town by foreigners. We arrived at the hotel Toga during the “La virgin de la mar” festival. I think we where the only foreigners among this packed crowd of Costa Ricans vacationers and locals. The Hotel Toga was the only one where a room was available. We stay there three night and we had a wonderful time at the hotel as in town. The hotel alike the town was a bit round down but the hosts where very kind and as the clients, were very happy that we spend time with them. It was the same on the beach and in the karioke bars nears the hotel. We don`t have any complaints, just congratulation regarding the services and meals. I recommend this hotel, as well this area if you want see the real Costa Rica.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Southport, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Stayed 1 night in Puntarenas when forced to stay due to traffic accident halting our road trip down to the pacific coast.
Managed to negiotiate a 20% discount on the original price offered by reception- was still pretty expensive at 90 dollars for the night including breakfast (which was average at best).
Room was large but basic, with good views to the sea.
Wouldnt recommend Puntarenas as a place to stay in CR- was very busy when we were there with many locals, but reminded me of Blackpool!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 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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Berlin, Germany
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

We booked this hotel since it was recommended in "Lonely Planet". When were taken to our room, we decided to leave straight away.

- There was poor security, the safety box didn't work, the balcony door didn't lock.
- The air conditioning didn't work well (or perhaps the batteries of the remote control were old), to we could only switch it on (18 C) or off.
- The room wasn't in a very good state.
- We didn't feel neither well not safe there.

We felt very sorry for the friendly staff, who had given us a free upgrade. They were friendly and let us go without paying a cent.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Miami Beach, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

I reserved Two rooms 90 dollars a night for two nights...One for me and my tica girlfriend..The second for her Special daughter.Upon Our arrival at our room number 53 We discovered that tray was full of live worms...When we complaint to the front desk clerk he said that he will have manager contact us immediately.2 seconds later he said that manager wasn't available even that we see him behind the curtain.
He told us to return to our room and my girlfriend was so upset that she brought back the live worm in the tray...the front desk persons advice Us that we better NOT complaint because we were privileged that we got the expensive rooms for the price of the economics,,,
Suggesting that we should apologize for complaint about the live worm..
Suddenly started to rain and we discovered that our rest room got a leaking in the roof and water was pouring inside with the rain...We went back to the front desk and the front desk guy with an smile said we got nothing to worry about it because rain should stops soon even that he knows that in that season rains every afternoon.
The y offered us finally another room on the 3rd floor which was even worse...Upon our entry was so bad smelling that we had to get out..
To put things worse on may 12 a drunk guest from bellow room 43 got off in the wrong floor and opened our room 53 with his own key.When I complaint about this awful situation to the the concierge,He told me that happens all the time because the locksmith made mistakes and sometimes he made same key for two different rooms..
Unbelievable.....He even suggest that My girlfriend,me and my stepdaughter could sleep together in same bed......NEVER STAY WITH THIS PEOPLE AGAIN......

Room Tip: Pool water is dirty and blurry...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Houghton, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Open for 60 years! On the beach in Puntarenas, to be honest it was the nicest looking place on the strip and we needed a place to stay for the night before traveling inland the next day. The Hotel Tioga was just what we were looking for. Quiet and easy going, and the pool was clean and relaxing. We also had a good seafood dinner around the corner.

Beach was not very clean.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Paseo de los Turistas, Puntarenas 5400, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Puntarenas
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #12 of 19 Hotels in Puntarenas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 52

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