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Hotel Lookout at Playa Tortuga

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Denver, Colorado
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't say enough about this place. It has stunning views and the staff is very accommodating. John was a great host. The room was very clean and the beds were comfortable. The pathway is lit at night to all of the cabinas and there are motion lights at each cabina.

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OsaJohn, General Manager at Hotel Lookout at Playa Tortuga, responded to this review

Hello and Thank you for your kind remarks. In our efforts to reduce our energy consumption, the solar sidewalk lighting is a big help. Come back and see us soon! More 

2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is very pretty, pets are welcomed so I travelled with my dog (a bonus) The views are beautiful and the rooms were very clean. The food is good although they don't have many options. Excellent price and very nice pool. I would stay again and recommend it to others

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Thank Dani S
OsaJohn, General Manager at Hotel Lookout at Playa Tortuga, responded to this review

Hi Dani, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and I appreciate your kind words. As we often foster pets until forever homes are found, we welcome guests with their own fur babies. :) More 

Houston, Texas
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28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Experience the feeling of "ahhh..." when you are greeted by John (manager) or one of his accommodating staff. We could not take our eyes off of the amazing views from the moment we arrived. On the property we discovered so much wild life; two kinds of monkeys, parrots, toucans, beautiful butterflies, just to name a few. Plan to indulge in... More 

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OsaJohn, General Manager at Hotel Lookout at Playa Tortuga, responded to this review

So many things I love about Hotel Lookout! The abundance of wildlife is amazing--from the squawking Scarlet Macaws (Lapas) to the gossipy little green Lora parrots, the calls of the howler monkeys (Mono Congos) to the sounds of the waves below on Tortuga Beach. We look forward to welcoming you again! More 

Heredia, Costa Rica
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

The manager(John) was very accomodating and friendly to us. The rooms were nice, with great ocean views. The food was excellent. It's worth it to go eat at the restaraunt, even if you don't stay overnight. The pool was perfect for my son, who is still learning to swim, yet big enough for adults to swim in too. We felt... More 

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OsaJohn, General Manager at Hotel Lookout at Playa Tortuga, responded to this review

Hello and Thank you for your comments. It was a pleasure to host you and your family. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! More 

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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

We accidently came upon this jem of place as we made a spontenious decision to leave Manuel Antonio and head south without any reservation. We ran a quick search as we got near Uvita and it seemed to answers our needs as a family - and it most certainly did!!! The staff was extremely nice, kid-friendly and very knowlegable of... More 

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OsaJohn, General Manager at Hotel Lookout at Playa Tortuga, responded to this review

Greetings, I appreciate your comments and hope to welcome you back soon. Pura Vida! More 

New York City, New York
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165 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

We turned up at 2:30 for a very late lunch and enjoyed a warm welcome and delicious food. All overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean. We had the ceviche and fish tacos - all fresh and very tasty. It was lovely and quiet and just what we needed after touring the area. It's not far off the main road - it's... More 

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MA
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

Incredible views from high up Came for drinks in very sexy bar, light dinner so cheap we stayed! Real find on south coast Returned twice Excellent bar menu and drinks for terrific price Pull up drive to gorgeous setting, sit in bar and have simple GOOD supper. Can't be beat for sunset

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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

Even though the menu was limited, the restaurant was very good. Included breakfast is well presented, very tasty and will sustain you until diner. Watch the sunset from the pool, the restaurant, the observation deck, and some rooms. This is a small hotel so it's quiet. The managers give you great advice for visiting surrounding attractions (we saved US$ 120... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

Very nice owners and staff. But the rooms need a redo. We stayed two nights and very much enjoyed our stay, Orlando the front desk staff/Bartender/ Waiter/Do it all man made the stay great. The rooms and buildings are older and worn down, cracked floors, worn sinks, so so water pressure some ripped screens, no sitting area in the rooms,... More 

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Thank Robert Z
OsaJohn, General Manager at Hotel Lookout at Playa Tortuga, responded to this review

Hi Robert, I appreciate your review. You are completely right in that we are a work in process--I think that is always the case when you live in the jungle! I hope you will return in the future to evaluate our progress. Pura Vida. More 

Costa Rica
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

The Lookout staff was extremely accommodating, setting up all the activities and making sure we had transportation, the food was fresh and delicious. The Lookout view of the ocean is excellent from our room and the veranda. We had a wonderful vacation and look forward to visiting again.

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Thank Loraine L
OsaJohn, General Manager at Hotel Lookout at Playa Tortuga, responded to this review

Hi Loraine, It was such a pleasure to host your stay. I'm so happy you enjoyed the activities we suggested for your adventure vacation. Hotel Lookout is definitely a place where you can be as "chill" or as "adventurous" as you like. Pura Vida. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Breakfast is included in your Guestroom Rate. Our hotel has twelve cozy bungalows with Queen beds, Ceiling Fans or Air Conditioners, Tiled Floors, large hot water showers, and individual Patios. The property also features an expansive open-air restaurant, bar, sparkling pool, and sunset cocktail lounge all with magnificent views of both the Pacific Ocean and the jungle. In the evening, from our restaurant, lounge or pool, sit back, enjoy a glass of wine and watch the sun set over the ocean. What could be better after a day at the beach or a day full of fun activities? Ready for fun? Whether you wish to spend the day relaxing at the beach, enjoying a massage, hiking to a waterfall or ziplining through the trees, Lookout is your activity coordinator. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Lookout at Playa Tortuga

Address: Calle Paraiso (300 Meters Este de Ferreteria Ventanas) | Playa Tortuga, Ojochal 60501, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Ojochal
Price Range: $70 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Lookout at Playa Tortuga 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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Lookout At Playa Tortuga Hotel Ojochal
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