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Hotel Lookout at Playa Tortuga

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First off- I switched to this hotel after another TA rated hotel at the same rating level failed to meet expectation. Add to that my wife had an ATV accident on our first day and broke 6 bones in her foot and ankle. So our vacation did not start as planned- bad hotel and then broken foot. The lookout- truly...

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

Saludos! We appreciate your review of Hotel Lookout. My staff and I enjoyed getting to know you and your family. You will simply have to plan another trip back to paradise to allow your wife to have the same active experiences. As most of our fruit is grown on premises, Banana Pancakes are always on our rotating Breakfast Menu. We...

Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't say enough good things about Hotel Lookout. The hotel manager, John, was incredibly helpful from the first phone call to book the reservation in the USA, to the moment we left. The wait staff, cook, maid service...all were so helpful and anticipated all our needs. This was the most beautiful, peaceful location of our whole trip. The food...

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Duluth, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Discovered while spending a month in Ojochal . We were exploring for a place with a view of the pacific and a cold beverage. Awesome view, wonderful inviting staff and owners. Great birding ! Ended up returning for a 5:30am birding outing with local guide Giovanni and Jeffers from the staff . Saw several 1st time sightings for my life...

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

We appreciate your review so much! With over 50 different species photographed on the grounds of Hotel Lookout, our birding tour is one of our most popular activities. We hope to welcome you back soon. Pura vida.

Montana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just stopped in to check out the place and have cocktails at sunset. Very nice pool near the open air dining room. Everything pleasantly appointed with a very friendly front desk/host/waiter to greet us. Below the accommodations which are below the pool and dining room, there is a very nice large viewing area with lounge chairs, seats and benches...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A well maintained, clean and quiet hotel perched up on the hillside overlooking Playa Tortuga. The staff were extremely pleasant and helpful. The cabins had all we needed. There was no ac but they were cool enough for a good nights sleep. We ate in their restaurant for both breakfast and supper and found the food well prepared and tasty.

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Portland, Maine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small hotel has cabins that are scattered throughout the beautiful well maintained grounds. There is a pool and restaurant. Great place to watch the sun set. The staff is friendly and helpful. Breakfast at the restaurant was great but most of the other food was tex-mex which surprised us.

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

Saludos, Thank you for your review. My staff and I work hard to make sure the Cafe Salsa menu includes something for everyone--From Seasoned Chicken Flautas to Classic Bacon Cheeseburgers. We hope to welcome you back to Hotel Lookout soon. Pura Vida!

Toronto
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a two night stay at Hotel Lookout. People were excellent and facilities top notch. Would have enjoyed A/C but it is not available on all rooms. Cabins are excellent -the views superb. Good bird watching area. The restaurant is excellent although the food choices limited it was very tasty and abundent.

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

Saludos Lansie, My staff and I are very pleased you enjoyed your stay. With so many different species of birds, Hotel Lookout is a great place to add to your birding list. Cafe Salsa is constantly adding options and specials to our daily menu--but we like only offering delicious items that we do really well. For your next visit, try...

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Superb views, really nice pool, comfortable rooms and great staff. John also helped us out with stuff to do around the area and especially with getting set up with the boat ride over to Drake Bay. Thank you, JOHN!, for the hookup with La Perla del Sur!

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

Greetings Kevin, We appreciate you including Hotel Lookout at Playa Tortuga in your vacation itinerary. We hope you return to Costa Rica again soon. For an adventure, nothing beats the Sierpe River! Pura Vida.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got in a little late, but made the beautiful sunset. Had an excellent dinner. Wonderful room and pool. Our bed was extremely comfortable. It's only got about ten rooms. They have a second floor that gives you even a better view. Very nice morning coffee.

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

Saludos Peter, Reading your review was delightful. My staff and I appreciate your comments. The Lookout on the second floor is the perfect place for sunset cocktails, conversation with friends, or, if you have time before activities of the day, a Pilates Class with Sue. Our Coffee comes from a plantation in the mountains; ordered on Monday, the beans are...

Dease Lake, Canada
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We really enjoyed our stay. Great staff, great food, nice room, beautiful grounds. Driveway a little steep, but it brings you up to an excellent view. Manager provided information of local attractions which we took advantage of and were happy we did.

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

Hola Amigos, We appreciate reading your comments. My staff and I (Orlando, Allan, and Ronald at the front desk, Jeffer and Agustin on the gardens and Cristina helping to keep the jungle out of your comfortable room) work hard to make sure your holiday is more than you expect. I am glad you were able to appreciate the Ocean View...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Breakfast is included in your Guestroom Rate. Our hotel has twelve cozy bungalows with Queen beds (Junior Suite Rooms have one King Bed and one Queen Bed), Air Conditioners (Standard Deluxe Rooms have Ceiling fans), Tiled Floors, large hot water showers, and individual Patios. Hotel Lookout features magnificent views of both the Pacific Ocean and Jungle Wildlife. In the evening, from our 2nd Floor Lookout, open-air cafe, cozy lounge or outdoor 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 really good massage, hiking to a waterfall or ziplining through the trees, Hotel Lookout, the Gateway to Osa, 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
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Ojochal
Price Range: RM443 - RM624 (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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“All the rooms are nice”
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“Number 9 was closet to the view.”
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“Rooms 9-10 are more secluded, quiet and have the best view.”
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