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“Fantastic people and place!” 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
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“Fantastic people and place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

We just returned from a week in Santa Teresa and want to go back! And we'd definitely stay at Otro Lado again! The rooms are great - we stayed in a villa, which was clean and spacious. Cooked some fresh caught red snapper there for dinner using our kitchen one night. The pool was perfect, and the greenery and flowers surrounding the pool and rooms is very well designed - it made us feel like we were in our own little tropical world. The staff were so helpful and friendly, from Selvaggia and Nicoletta to the ladies that kept our rooms clean and given fresh towels daily. It was great to see them all work happily together like a family and treat each other like so - made us feel even better to be there. We've stayed in several hotels during many trips to Costa Rica, and this one is at the top of our list!

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Every person we interacted with at Otro Lado was extremely kind, fun, and helpful. The food was very yummy and the breakfast options (lots to choose from!) we're always fresh and tasty.
The rooms are spacious and clean. Right by beach access

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

we stayed 5 nights at Otro Lado and we were very happy with our choice. in the first room first day water started to leak through the bathroom light, but we were moved quickly to a top floor room (which we preferred as it had a nice balcony & the door was much easier to open - the first room the patio doors were fiddly to open & close). the rooms are very nice & comfortable. good shower in the bathrooms. nice swimming pool and great food in the restaurant. good breakfasts included in the rate.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I read all these tripadvisor reviews before we arrived and this place definitely lived up to the descriptions. We stayed an entire week and didn't want to leave. The beaches, surf and natural landscape of Santa Teresa were stunning and this place was the perfect complement--I wouldn't be surprised if it was designed by some kind of feng shui master. There is a different kind of light and mood depending on the time of day and I would recommend lounging around the pool when you can. The sounds of tropical bird calls, cicadas and howler monkeys along with the gorgeous landscaping were out of this world. It is owned and run by the kindest, coolest, stylish group of Italians you can imagine and they have nailed the sweet spot of professionalism and laidback mellowness. The standards for cleanliness in our lodge were above and beyond the highest standards we could expect, and we will definitely be coming back :-)

Room Tip: Dont' know about the other rooms but our lodge was phenomenal. Private, clean, perfect.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 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 May 17, 2014

Our experience of our stay was best summed up by proprietor Nico when he said, "We tried to build the kind of place we'd want to stay at." It's a perfect little oasis among a stretch of backpacker hostels--which are fine if you're 22 but maybe not ideal if you're a grownup. The villas are a perfect blend of modern design using tropical elements like bamboo and indigenous foliage. It's nice to have a pool as well as the nearby beach. The breakfasts were lovingly prepared. The staff was amazingly friendly and remembered our names. And best of all it was wildly affordable. We're already recommending it to our friends.

  • Stayed May 2014, 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 May 14, 2014 via mobile

We have just stayed at Orto Lado for 10 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Nico and staff are extremely accommodating and able to assist you with anything you may need. Our villa was clean, comfortable and the outdoor area is a place of serenity. Wether lying by the pool, in your hammock or sitting in the lounge you always feel relaxed and at ease. The beach is just across the road and there are plenty of options to eat nearby or rent a bike/ATV. Breakfast options are fantastic and tasty. We would highly recommend staying at Orto Lado.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Otro Lado was the most spectacular place that we had stayed over our three weeks in Costa Rica. I cannot criticise anything about this place. It is superb and I recommend anyone to stay here! Perfect for singles, couples or families.
It has a beautiful pool with sunbeds to relax when you don't fancy a stroll to the beach, wonderfully kept tranquil gardens, fantastic lodges with such attention to detail - down to flowers and complimentary toiletries and a overhead rain shower with hot water in the bathroom and beach towels given specifically for the beach. The bed linen and towels were clean and fresh and rooms are cleaned every day and they have a safe. Each lodge had a good amount of privacy and street noise was not a problem here as it had been in other places we stayed in Santa Teresa. I liked that you left the keys at the desk as we didn't have to worry about them when we went to the beach or local restaurants.
The breakfast was included and there is a great variety of things to choose from on the menu. The food at the restaurant was absolutely amazing and service was great.
The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and kind, we felt really comfortable asking for directions and opinions for places to eat out and activities around the area. Baggi and Nico made us feel really at home and I wish I had booked all of our three weeks stay here!
The location is perfect, close to beach, supermarket, shops, surfboard hire and atvs.
I cannot fault it here it is just perfect. Don't bother looking anywhere else, you will regret it if you do not stay here!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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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
#6 Romantic Hotel in Santa Teresa
#9 Family 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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Otro Lado Lodge And Restaurant Hotel Santa Teresa
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