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Cabinas El Icaco Tortuguero

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is in a lovely beachside location, really easy to walk to from the riverside of Tortuguero. We enjoyed many walks along the beach in search of baby turtles during our stay. The room was really clean and tidy. There were some ants but the hotel is by the sea so not the hotel's fault at all. I would... More 

Thank Calli S
London, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am currently here with my mother, chilling out on a hammock, listening to the waves in front of us with some chilled out music from the restaurant area behind. Heaven!This morning we saw a turtle hatching and making its trek to the sea, from right outside the hotel. The rooms are cosy and comfy with a good sized bathroom.... More 

Thank Michelle A
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Clean and friendly place, right on the beach, good value for money. Good breakfast. The tours proposed by Roberto were very interesting. (Canoe tour in the morning and night walk to see the turtles).A good place to stay a couple of nights. Good value for money. Would recommend.

Thank helenem194
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24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

The rooms are nice and extremely close to the beach and some walking trails. I am giving them 4 stars instead of 3 because of the staff. The rooms are basic which is perfect for what we wanted. The area is kept very clean but the staff goes above and beyond. The receptionist made us transportation arrangements and even walked... More 

Thank Jennifer S
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Great location, on the beach, very nice people, great breakfast even tho It wasnt included I recommend the pancakes:) we had a private twin room with a private bathroom: very clean, small shower and we had a leak from the toilets but the people repaired it immediately

Thank titinnou90
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31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

There's two parts to this review; the lodgings and the tours that are affiliated with it. 1st of all, the room was great. We had the front room opening on to beach views. It had a double bed and 3 singles with a large bathroom and plenty of space to store luggage. The two big fans kept us cool at... More 

Thank Gordon H
San Francisco, California, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

I had a love/hate relationship with this place. The location is pretty great because it's right on the beach close to the border of the national park. There are some nice hammocks to chill in and the staff was friendly and overall very helpful. But I had a very difficult time with my room. I didn't see the interior of... More 

Thank Alexis L
Zaandam, The Netherlands
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71 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Ask yourself before booking this place what do I expect for $30? The answer should be 'not too much'. And in this case not more than a bed in a non air conditioned room with a shower. Don't be bothered by noise as there are no windows but screens. The night turtle tour comes back around midnight and you'll hear... More 

1 Thank joycecd
Escazu, Costa Rica
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Tortuguero is a small village, and one of the most remote places in Costa Rica -- it can only be reached by boat or plane. Cabinas El Icaco is right on the beach... nice to hear the surf pounding, friendly and helpful staff. Tortuguero is a very safe place and you can sign up for a tour to see the... More 

1 Thank Sue H
The Hague, The Netherlands
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47 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

After our trip with the boat we were welcomed by a friendly host. The hotel is a bit out of the centre of town, but in short walking distance. Thats how we like it. The swimming pool is very small and is at another hotel. In my opinion the swimming pool is not an asset.

Thank SandraAtje66

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  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located right on the beach with: Free WIFI, hot water, fans, room with satellite TV, hammock ranch, laundry services, telephone & fax services, restaurant services, tour information, secure, and most importantly very clean. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cabinas El Icaco Tortuguero

Address: 200 mtr south from the soccer field | Tortuguero Village, Tortuguero 10001, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Tortuguero
Price Range: RM133 - RM164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Cabinas El Icaco Tortuguero 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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“pick the room upstairs”
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“Located steps away from the sea.”
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“All the rooms were pretty much the same from what I could tell.. Very rustic but comfortable.”
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