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Lizard King Hotel Resort
Oberlin, Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent Food!”
Reviewed December 12, 2013

We stopped in for lunch while walking through Puerto Viejo, and both the food and service were amazing! The owners source much of their menu from local, organic farms and it really shows in the quality of their food! I cannot speak to the accommodations, as we stayed elsewhere, but it was obvious from talking to the owner that they care deeply about their resort and obviously put a lot of love into the place!

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 9, 2013

Friendly staff, clean rooms in centre of Puerto viejo.
Pool didn't look as appealing as the photos but who cares its 2mins walk to the beach.
Good breakfast with a choice of pancakes gallo pinto or continental included in the room rate.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tilaran, Costa Rica
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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed December 9, 2013

Lizard king, was a really nice place to stay, despite the price isnt bad at all, the room i stayed in "room 12" was really nice, flat screen TV, Clean towels, Awesome mattress and sheets, all very clean and neat... I def recommend it! The breakfast was nice and fancy.

Room Tip: ROOM 12 (A/C, Great bed and sheets! Satelite TV)
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
Reviewed November 25, 2013

I live near Puerto Viejo. I love coffee and cake. Bethany at the Lizard King serves the best Mocha in the province. It is only surpassed by her organic lemon tart. I highly recommend you take the time to pay her a visit and enjoy her culinary delights.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

The location of this hotel is great just on the outskirts of the town so it is not too busy outside but still within walking distance of everything in the town and the beach is across the road. The hotel was nice clean and our room had air con which was a plus. The pool was small but clean. Breakfast was yummy. Thanks for a lovely stay.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Huntington Beach, California
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Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

After coming in from Panama and staying 1 night across the road in a hammock this place was like heaven. Nice rooms, great location, pool, complimentary breakfast was fabulous! The owner let us check in early which was awesome!!! (I really wanted a shower!! Lol) my husband and I really enjoyed our stay. The price is great for all the amenities. Looks like they are doing some upgrades and expansion! I look forward to coming back! In fact I would love to move in!!! Dear Lizard King, are you hiring?!?!
Lol :)

  • Stayed August 2013
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code333, Owner at Lizard King Hotel Resort, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Hi Christi Lynn,

Thank you for being awesome guests and for the wonderful review. We hope to see you soon on your next trip to Puerto Viejo. Thanks again we really appreciate it.
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New York
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179 reviews
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

This inn is located right on the strip in PV, close to everything and super convenient.

Breakfasts are awesome and huge. We tried every single item and all were excellent.

Room quality was OK, but that is to be expected in a remote beach town. I.e., room was somewhat dark, no place to keep toiletries in bathroom. Our door wouldn't close completely for most of our stay and our water did not work on one occasion and both issues were fixed or attempted to be fixed right away by the staff. The service is really excellent and I doubt we could have done better in terms of comfort without spending a ton more money.

Bonus points: they do have hot water and the tap water is drinkable. I did not use the pool but it looked very clean. They offer bike rentals for $5 a day.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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code333, Owner at Lizard King Hotel Resort, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Hi Misscrusty,

Thank you for your review. We apologize for the water not working on one occasion. There's a good chance we were upgrading our water system. We are currently working on a new design scheme for the dark room and shelving for the bathroom. We appreciate your "Bonus points" and we hope you'll be our guest at the Lizard King Hotel in the near future. Thanks again!
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Property: Lizard King Hotel Resort
Address: Calle Principal - 600 metros sur del Banco | Costa Rica (On the main road of Puerto Viejo), Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Lizard King Hotel Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lizard King Hotel & Resort for its great location, friendly service, fun amenities, beautiful wooden rooms and building structure.Free WiFi, BreakfastFree, ParkingFree Swimming Pool Access - 24 hours, 7 days a weekFree Bus-stop Shuttle to Hotel,Great Location - Next to Everything & across the Street from the Beach.LaundryService,Orthopedic Mattresses,Air Condition, or fan,Mini refrigerator,Mini Bar,Cable Television, Coffee, RestaurantBakery and PastriesTours and Attractions Appointment ManagementOnsite. Massage Service ... more   less 
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