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La Tropicale Beach Lodge

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200 mtrs Playa Carrillo | front zoo la selva, Playa Carrillo 5132, Costa Rica
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

AMAZING clean beds, i had 2 beds bathroom, kitchenette, The room was clean and comfy, the food was out of this world. Arno goes over and above... Will stay here every chance I get... oh and the SHOWER WAS AMAZING AS WELL LOVE THIS PLACE!!!

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Montreal, Canada
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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Wonderful`to see this quaint hotel & restaurant are what I remember. Rooms are clean & efficient & air conditioned. Arno is a great host who will ensure you have a wonderful stay. He provides breakfast with your reservation. If you would like to experience French cooking just let him know. He will provide you with the choices of the day... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

I must start this by saying my review is nothing personal against the proprietor as I see his responses to negative reviews are very harsh and taken personally. I am simply providing our first hand experience along with plenty of pictures so other travelers may see ahead of time if this is what they are or are not okay with.... More 

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3 Thank Brandi C
arnoPlayaCarrillo, Propriétaire at La Tropicale Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Well let's start by saying that shame on you for not doing your homework, obviously this was not the property for you and your lack of research is then shown in this poison you put on Tripavisor! Why is La Tropicale punished because you made a bad choice in the place you chose to stay at? You talk about "the... More 

Paris, France
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

First of all, the infrastructures: clean, charming, well-decorated rooms in a beautiful garden full of birds, squirrels, what gives a colourful, lively and restful atmosphere. The swimming pool allows to saty in the shade in the hottest hours of the day. The restaurant is very, very good. Arnaud Demoy is an excellent cook. The location is perfect: only 200 metres... More 

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Thank ChristianPortdeLanne
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

I couldn't find how to review this restaurant but we were SUPER impressed. We showed up and to be honest I wasn't expecting much. The restaurant looked old and no one else was there. We asked for the menu and the owner said "it is chicken or fish". So I ordered the fish and my husband ordered the chicken again... More 

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Thank Lenore G
New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

'This is a delightful French Bou"tico" hotel. I stayed there last year and was delighted to get to return. The staff is wonderful. Arnaud, the owner, is gracious and accommodating. The hotel itself is a series of darling bungalows encircling a New Orleans-esque main lodge. The landscape is breathtaking. Central to the hotel is a relaxing pool, surrounded by huge... More 

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Thank Rosalinde B
arnoPlayaCarrillo, Owner at La Tropicale Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much it s a pleasure to received you again It s so nice to gave a good comentary i feel happy Hope to see you again and again Love More 

Bayfield, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

This is our fourth year here. We live in Costa Rica and have been to many places, but we always return here. If you want the best this country has to offer stay here. Pure beauty, love and kisses. Make sure to have Arno cook for you. He is such a kind, loving host! Pura Vida

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Thank Dixie W
Brossard, Canada
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

I reserved this hôtel ahead of time by Internet. Pictures look great , what a hoax. First of all, there is no indication whatsoever on how tout get to the place once you arrive in Playa Carillo, contrary to all other hotels. We had to go to the police station to find the place. Finally, We arrived in front of... More 

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5 Thank kosto97
arnoPlayaCarrillo, Owner at La Tropicale Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Like i said to YOU we got a ouragan in the night and all WAS broke Is it my fault No All Carrillo WAS in storm. Some loose the roof of house So thank God YOU don t stay I think YOU re not the profil of la tropicale YOU know Your holidays is too short to be not... More 

Seattle
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7 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

We arrived late afternoon and were shown around by Arno. I asked him how long he'd been there and his reply was "10 yrs but I'm getting out of here, it’s become too American". He then showed us our bungalow (which was nothing like the pictures); I pushed on the mattress to get an idea of the firmness, he acted... More 

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3 Thank sunseekersSeattle
arnoPlayaCarrillo, Owner at La Tropicale Beach Lodge, responded to this review

What i have to say YOU take so much time to destruye i will give YOU my time I have to much to do with nice guests Good life More 

New England
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

La Tropicale Beach Lodge is adorable little gem that is well run, well appointed and moderately priced..The decor is colorful and fun. The cabina was comfortable and clean with very comfortable beds, quiet air conditioning, a television and a little kitchen area complete with seating for two and cooking facilities..Agneau and his staff are friendly, helpful and competent...The breakfast was... More 

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Thank Caroline885
arnoPlayaCarrillo, Owner at La Tropicale Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Thank YOU Caroline it s WAS a pleasure YOU WAS great host and hope to see YOU again Cheers Arno More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
200 mts from one of the most beautiful natural beaches of Costa Rica, Arno will organise your holidays in paradisaical garden. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Tropicale Beach Lodge

Address: 200 mtrs Playa Carrillo | front zoo la selva, Playa Carrillo 5132, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Carrillo
Price Range: $49 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — La Tropicale Beach Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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