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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Had a great stay with the Exotica Lodge! The owners were lovely people and took very good care of my lady and I! Good pricing, clean and felt taken care of during our few days there! Knowledgable, spoke good English (Spanish is far from a second language for me) and felt safe! I would stay there again!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

We came to this hostel with a group and I was optimistic upon arrival, but after a few days was ready to leave. Some rooms had air conditioning, but ours did not. It did have a fan which I think was broken and did not improve air flow much. The shower did not have hot water and had barely any... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

The owners are nice. It is a little out of the way so it is quieter but still walking distance. Each room has a private garden-level balcony with a hammock. The rooms are large, clean and well-designed but may be a little basic but definitely inline with the price.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016 via mobile

Our stay at Exotica was average, but we had no major issues. We had a room with a/c (#8) and I don't think all the rooms have it. We also had a kitchen in the porch of our room which was great for cooking and reheating leftovers from the night before. After a couple of days our room got a... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

2 stays at the property. In general very good price, very afordable. We staid both times in the room with kitchenette, with a time difference of 3 years. It seems like nothing has changed in 3 years. The place is basic and could be great in general, the position is very comfortable, the staff is polite and ok, but... Even... More 

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Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

I was treated very badly by the owner( from Spain) when I inquire why their page announces $30 dollar per room for one and I was been charge the high season price for 4 people,$60. He couldn't answer me and he said he did with his business as he pleased and he did not liked my attitude . I said,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

All I wanted was a warm shower. No bueno. This place is ok for a one night stay, close to the beach, lots of restaurants and activity. Just kind of droopy and sad. Needs major love. No hot water. The guy at the front was nice, but overall I would pick a different place next time. I ended up leaving... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Pictures online looked promising... sadly this place is tired and in need of some attention. Rooms are large and the outdoor kitchen area are great but: - bathroom towels were thin with holes and should have been relegated to cleaning rags a year ago, - bath mat was disintegrating and ragged - polyester satin sheets on beds slid off and... More 

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Clemson, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The lodge is located very close to downtown Puerto Viejo, which means you're just a few steps away from supermarkets, shopping centers, local arts and crafts vendors, amazing local and international restaurants and bars; and of course the beautiful beach. The service was pretty good. Nacho, who was in the front desk was very friendly and even included A/C in... More 

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Tortuguero, Costa Rica
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We booked at Exotica Lodge because we had to change plans at the last minute and we liked what we saw on the website. Boy were those photos misleading. The grounds are quite pretty, with plenty of plants and huge trees, and set up in a way to make the rooms very private. We arrived late, around 7:30 pm, and... More 

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Exotica Lodge is located just steps away from the main centre and situated in a quiet tropical garden setting. There is plenty to see and do while staying at Exotica Lodge, discover the black sandy beach of Playa Negra then travel south to the golden sandy beaches of Playa Cocles, Chiquita and Punta Uva, all just a bike ride away. Aside from the some of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica, there’s plenty of other activities to do. We look forward to seeing you soon at Exotica Lodge! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Exotica Lodge

Address: Main Street 300 metres south of Salsa Brava | Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range: $47 - $66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Exotica Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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