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“Great place for couples!” 5 of 5 stars
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Otro Lado Lodge and Restaurant
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Santa Teresa, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #9 of 25 Hotels in Santa Teresa
Hamden, Connecticut
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“Great place for couples!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We only spent one night at the hotel but it was amazing. Room was clean and very nicely decorated and with a king size bed. We loved hanging out in the hotel just as much as hanging out on the beach (has an amazing cozy vibe to it :) We spent most of the day on the hammock and at night swimming in their amazing pool! Breakfast was included which made the stay even better! highly recommended for couples who are looking for a romantic place to spend time with each other.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

The Otro Lado Lodge is the perfect place to stay in Santa Teresa. The Villas is very stylish. The contemporary style works well and it feels very exclusive. The Villas is in two floors, the upper level has a queen size bed, nice bathroom and a huge balcony. On the groundfloor you have a small but very well equipped kitchen, two sofas/beds and another big bathroom which is especially nice, as it's open air and has a large stone shower.
The Otro Lado Lodge has the best location, close to the road/beach but still quiet and like an oasis with its nice green surroundings and the beautiful pool and lounge area.
It’s owned by Nico and Baggio and they are the most warm and coolest persons I’ve met. They helped us organize fishing trips, taxi service and more. They also have the coolest pets (dog and cats) which are very charming and friendly. They offer both breakfast and lunch and it is absolutely great food. Especially the homemade pasta! They also offer yoga and massage treatments etc.
I can’t wait to come back to Santa Teresa and Otro Lado again soon!

Room Tip: The open space villas are supernice!
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  • Stayed December 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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Gatineau, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

We stayed 2 nights at Otro Lado Santa Teresa and after visiting 8 differents places and hotels in Costa Rica, we voted this hotel number 1! Its a little oasis! not too far from the beach. There was only a couple things that could of made our stay better: a mini fridge, included breakfast, good curtains for late morning sleepers and a softer mattress (therapeutic was way to hard for us). Over all I would highly recommend this paradise.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

At first, we booked for 2 days, but after spending our first night we decided to extend to 4 days to take full advantage of the great hotel and awesome location.

First off, Otro Lado is warm and inviting, and really quite tranquil. The bar/restaurant area is lush and well decorated, with enough seating and space for a crowd without being confining,

The room is very cute. Simple, but well aligned with the overall feel of a retreat/lodge style. The in-room safe is a nice feature, and so is the open tiled shower.

The pool is great too, nice loungers on the sides for relaxing post-beach or surfing. Overall, very comforting and relaxing.

Great location too, maybe a 5 minute walk to the beach and near all of the restaurants and supermarkets you'll ever need.

I'd recommend it as a great place to stay. Great management!

  • Stayed November 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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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

We had this place recommended to us and it lived up to expectations. A beautiful airy courtyard surrounded by stylish rooms, huge beds, lovely bathrooms, spotlessly clean and great food served at lunch and breakfast - breakfast included in price. We didn't want to leave! Made a great upgrade from the super budget travelling we'd been doing on the rest of our trip.

Room Tip: No ocean views from this hotel but you don't really need them
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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 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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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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Address: Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Santa Teresa
#8 Family Hotel in Santa Teresa
#9 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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