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Otro Lado Lodge and Restaurant
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   200 Mt North of Soccer Field Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #9 of 26 Hotels in Santa Teresa
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“Best Choice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

In Santa Teresa. Good location, close to the surf. Lovely ital. hosts, a familiar setting, excellent beds, very solid concrete buildings in a modern, tropical style. Good coffee and homemade cake and pasta. Had a Great time, mille grazie...
Titus & Kady

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

I stayed for a week in Otro Lado in November 2012 and I couldn't have been happier with my choice. The lodge is beautiful - as you will see, the owners (Baggia & Niko - great guys and extremely helpful, who are ably assisted by Isabella) have spent considerable time and effort in creating a comfortable and relaxing environment for guests. Indeed, they've spent 8 years working on the lodge! I would compare the lodge to boutique hotels that I've stayed in around the world. The guys organised a taxi to pick me up from Tambor which took approx. 45mins. I had thought about driving from San Jose, but was thankful I took the easy option, particularly when the flight on a 12 seater gave you an excellent glimpse of the beautiful scenery.

My bedroom was spacious with a nice balcony and thankfully, with good A/C. There's a really nice pool with a deck onsite that's great for chilling and cooling down. The food (breakfast and lunch) was always very good and the open dining area is pleasant; it's also a nice spot to chat and socialise with other guests. They also run regular yoga and other classes onsite. It's also possible to arrange a massage onsite (Nathan is excellent) and there's even a good chiropractor (Neil) down the alleyway. The beach is less than 5 minutes and for those cyclists, they have bikes onsite that you can use for free. I spent the week on and off the bikes getting around Santa Teresa. Plenty of surf shops within a stone's throw should you wish to hire boards or arrange lessons.

I really do hope I will be able to make it back at some stage in the near future! Recommended 100%.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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 November 20, 2012

Simply amazing. Every positive word about this hotel is true.
Clean, quiet and perfectly located about a 3 min walk to the beach.
All of the staff are friendly and helpful and the owners, Baggi and Nico show a care and warmth that's infectious.

Wouldn't stay or recommend anywhere else.
Simply perfect.

Don't miss out on the restaurant either! Amazing, fresh homemade pasta!

Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

We stayed for one week in Otro Lado, and found it to be a very relaxing lodge. The owners are very friendly & helpful, the rooms are clean and pleasant and the Italian food served during lunch was excellent, one would wish that they also served dinner there. They also created some wonderful lounge areas near the pool, where you can relax after a long day surfing. All in all a great place, we didn't regret our choice for a second.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

This is an excellent choice, or probably the best option in Santa Teresa. Everything, every single detail is perfect. The room is clean and spacious, really good beds, fans, A/C, nice smell, it’s like being home but better because you are near one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica.

The pool is very clean, the beach is crossing the road and the owners Baggie and Nico are very kind and helpful.

Words can’t describe how beautiful this place is, you would need to visit this hotel and see it for yourself, you won’t regret it, totally worth it, highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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 August 26, 2012

This place is by far the most comfortable and luxurious hotel we have stayed at during our road trip through Costa Rica. We booked it, because it looked great in the pictures and had very positive reviews. However, the hotel even exceeded our expectations. The rooms are designed nicely and laid-back, the property is very spacious and has a great atmosphere. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We even extended our stay for one night because we liked it so much. Great for those who are looking for a little bit of comfort for a great price in this lovely hippie-town.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

This hotel is better than all of the pictures and perfect reviews. I have never stayed at a place that exceeded any of my expectations. That being said, I have worked in the hospitality industry for over 15 years.

The owners of Otro Lado have created a peaceful oasis in the middle of Santa Teresa. Their kind energy can be felt from every corner of their beautiful property. From the immaculate gardens to the cozy open air lobby - Otro Lado is the best choice in Santa Teresa. My boyfriend and I stayed here for a week and are already planning to return as soon as possible. Thank you for an incredible experience Baggi and Nico!!!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 200 Mt North of Soccer Field Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Santa Teresa
#5 Family Hotel in Santa Teresa
#7 Romantic Hotel in Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Otro Lado Lodge and Restaurant 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Otro Lado Lodge is a small resort just a few steps from one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. Situated in a quiet tropical garden with a swimming pool, the lodge is comprised of four separate residences, each with two levels and can accommodate four people comfortably. The restaurant is open air concept with complimentary satellite television plus wireless internet. ... more   less 
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