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Hotel Lookout at Playa Tortuga

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Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading all the reviews we were convinced this would be the perfect spot to rest and enjoy the pacific beaches. Unfortunately we were not able to sleep at all due to the terrible HOT temperature in our room with no A/C (we measured at over 91 fahrenheit) and no HOT WATER (!!) available at all. Skip this place if...

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

Saludos Jakecrom, As an Eco-friendly hotel, we enjoy offering Air Conditioning as an option. Normally the Ocean Breezes and the Ceiling Fans provide enough cooling for our two Standard Rooms; especially at night. For your next visit, try one of our Comfort Deluxe Guestrooms! I think you will find the Air Conditioning very comfortable. Secondly, we are an Eco-Friendly hotel...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came down for a family wedding and had the best experience of all our travels. The location is one of the bests you can get for the view. Watching the thunderstorm roll in from the ocean was exquisite. We had a great friendly atmosphere with other guests and staff. The staff was over and beyond what we have ever...

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

Greetings Adam and Amanda, It was such a pleasure to host your stay. We look forward to hosting your big event! Pura Vida.

Miami, Florida, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful hotel, fabulous breakfast. Staff very attentive and rooms very clean with air conditioner, and fan. Beautiful views of the ocean high on a hill. You were able to sit out on the lawn and enjoy the ocean views Would recommend greatly.

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

Greetings! For many of the reasons you listed, we love what we do. Whether our guests are relaxing in lounge chairs on the lawn or floating in the pool with a cocktail, the view is amazing. We hope you return soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at a villa near by. But had a wonderful dinner here. We had a large group of 9 family & friends. And they were happy to accommodate us. The food great, the staff friendly (thank you Orlando!) & the views fantastic!

1Thank Lindey L
OsaJohn, General Manager at Hotel Lookout at Playa Tortuga, responded to this review

Saludos, It is always a pleasure to welcome such a fun group. My staff and I appreciated your visit to our cafe. We hope to welcome you back soon! Pura Vida,

Skagway, Alaska
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I stayed at this hotel in room 6. The room was airy and full of light with a nice little patio out front. The beds were very comfortable. The bathroom was clean and inviting with a warm water shower (not suicide style!). The location couldn't be better, close to beaches and countless restaurants. The property itself is...

Thank sassy151
OsaJohn, General Manager at Hotel Lookout at Playa Tortuga, responded to this review

Saludos! Thank you so much for your review. We love what we do--creating memories and happy guests. We hope to host your next getaway soon. Pura Vida,

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...

Thank Richard H
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...

Ithaca, New York
Reviewed 20 March 2017

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...

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

Greetings! My staff and I are so happy you enjoyed your stay. It is always a pleasure to meet new friends and help create a memorable holiday experience. We hope you return soon. Pura Vida!

Duluth, Minnesota
Reviewed 13 March 2017 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...

Thank anne-jackjohn40
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.

Reviewed 10 March 2017

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 9 March 2017

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.

Thank Audrey clare H

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Concierge
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: $138 - $194 (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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“Careful with the room with no a/c and no hot water”
jakecrom, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for an ocean view room and if you can afford it, go for the suits.”
sassy151, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are nice”
vacation023, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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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Iheartsea, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
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