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Hotel Las Tortugas

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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2012

A typical day at Las Tortugas--Leave the funky cylindrical shaped apartment for breakfast in the open-air dining room on the nearby hotel grounds. Watch an iguana take up its position under the overhang. Look for the hummingbirds that visit the hibiscus bushes around the pool. Cross through the narrow band of shoreline trees that hide the hotel from the beach,... More 

4 Thank Charles H
Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2012

This is our favorite way to stay beachside --- we can show up and remain barefoot for the entire stay; we can walk to pick up some things for our own kitchen; we can decide to never prepare a meal because there is food always available; or we can prepare our own meals when we want; the ocean is right... More 

4 Thank ElizabethfromBrookly
Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2012

My husband and I booked this hotel even after read some negatively reviews from this site. We arrived very late on a Friday night and it was too dark to get to our apartment. The owner was away from the property but called the hotel to tell me that she would be happy to pick us up and take us... More 

1 Thank jwade13
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2012

Three nite stay in the main hotel in May. The accommodations, while modest, are a very good value for the money. Guests are situated right on the beach, and the facilities include a pleasant pool, three-meal restaurant and bar, and adjacent surf shop/rental/taco stand. Staff is generally helpful and pleasant. Occasionally, guests may feel they are being directed towards specific... More 

1 Thank sftraveler42
new york city
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2012

Hotel Las Tortugas is amazing! My husband and two children (ages 8 and 11) stayed there and we had the best vacation we’ve ever had. If you want a great vacation away from the crowds and the tourist spots this is the place to go! This is an authentic Costa Rican experience. The hotel staff was very friendly and accommodating... More 

2 Thank finickyfamily
Banff, Canada
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2012

First of all I would recommend asking yourself what you expect from your trip to CR. if you want to feel like you're still in North America then this is not the right hotel for you. If you Want to be RIGHT ON THE BEACH, directly in front of the main surf peak and staying at a hotel that feels... More 

2 Thank rbelderunltd
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2012

exactly what we were expecting and desired- prior trip advisor reviews were on the money and we just want to reaffirm what a laidback, beachside small, surf and nature oriented place this is-we had room # 3- actually a suite with 2 prettily tiled bathrooms and 2 bedrooms plus a patio we used mostly to dry the bathing suits we... More 

2 Thank z0ya
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2012

We love this hotel because the staff treat you like family. There are 11 rooms in the hotel, 10 cabins, and 11 apartments. The restaurant and bar can't be beat. They overlook the ocean and nature is everywhere. Lots of hammocks in the shade and the pool is great! The staff changes the water every day in the hot tub.... More 

1 Thank Lindaclanham
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24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2012

Beds are terrible, we both woke up w sore backs and immwdiately checked into the Rip Jack Inn down the street. Sheets were old and didnt fit the bed, kept alipping off the corners by morning the sheets were bunched up. Blankets were old but functional. A/C worked very well but was old and really noisy. Location ia great but... More 

2 Thank mrsrbg
Fort Collins, Colorado
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2012

This place was great. We stayed in Greek 4 and loved it. It was cheap, clean, and in a great location. When we arrived there was a group of howler monkeys sitting in the tree outside our window! We went to Playa Grande for a chance to see the sea turtles and Las Tortugas was situated just across the street... More 

1 Thank MirMid

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a small, ecotouristic hotel located directly on the beach in Playa Grande with our rooms, pool, jacuzzi, open-air restaurant/bar, and hammock area just steps from the sand and the main surf peak in Playa Grande. We offer every kind of accommodation and price range with small economy rooms on the beachfront property with AC and private hotwater bathrooms starting at $25/night and our honeymoon suite with oceanview between $70 and $130/night depending on the season. We also offer economical apartments with kitchenette facilities up the road from the hotel, just a five minute walk to the beach. All of our apartment guests enjoy full access to the beachfront hotel amenities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Las Tortugas

Address: Frente al mar, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Grande
Price Range: $36 - $193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 32
Also Known As:
Las Tortugas Hotel
Las Tortugas Playa Grande
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Playa Grande
#4 Romantic Hotel in Playa Grande
#5 Family Hotel in Playa Grande
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“Best view - Room #11. Best balcony for nature and wildlife - Room #10.”
 of 5 bubbles kar72_13, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
“not close to hot tub”
 of 5 bubbles trick50, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Get an upstairs room.”
 of 5 bubbles mikeparisee, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Room 11 looks newer, more lights, and a balcony to die for.”
  • Master bathroom.
  • Room 3 Second bedroom
  • Room 3 front door.
  • Room 3 Patio
 of 5 bubbles 719auriep, 16 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Room 3 is large enough for families.”
  • King bed in Room 3
 of 5 bubbles bbwoodsy, 4 Jul 2016 | Read review
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