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Hotel Lookout at Playa Tortuga

200 Meters East from La Ferreteria de La Costa Grupo Materiales, Ojochal 60501 Costa Rica
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#4 of 7 hotels in Ojochal
A full hot breakfast is included in your Guestroom Rate. Our B&B has 3 Junior Suites (1 King and 1 Queen bed) and 9 Deluxe Rooms (1 Queen & 1 Single bed). Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fans, Tiled Floors, Large Hot Water Showers, and individual Patios with outdoor furniture. The Lookout features magnificent views of both the Pacific Ocean and Jungle Wildlife. In the evening, from our 2nd Floor Lookout, open-air 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 choose to spend the day bird-watching, relaxing at the beach, exploring the nature trails, enjoying a really good massage, hiking to a waterfall or ziplining through the trees, the Lookout at Playa Tortuga is the perfect place to explore the wonders of the Osa Penninsula. And, be prepared to dine at some of the best restaurants in Costa Rica located in our culinary village of Ojochal.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Non-smoking hotel
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Outdoor pool
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cathmcg56 wrote a review May 2018
Buffalo, New York5 contributions
Got to meet Steve and Carol. Great people. Very friendly and accommodating. Rooms are nice and clean. Great breakfast. Orlando was awesome. Very attentive to our needs. Went out of his way to help us. Abdul was a great server. He was friendly and also went out of his way to help us with whatever we needed. I would recommend this place to everyone.
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
Laura W wrote a review Apr 2018
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Our two week stay here was made wonderfully comfortable by the staff at the The Lookout. The rooms were clean, airconditioned and spacious. We were fortunate enough to have spent a few days with the owners on the premises. I delightful couple from the states. I would definitely return again. Hopefully next year! See you there…
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
michelle h wrote a review Apr 2018
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We found this hotel that clearly stated dog friendly. I called the main office to verify dog friendly 3 times I also told them I had two dogs a small one and a medium size dog. After first night confronted by owner who clearly did not want dogs in hotel. He was very rude about it my dogs where with us the whole day never left in room by themselves. They never even barked and absolutely on leach and I cleaned up after thier business. Please do not take dogs there he followed us around after that we left earlier than planned due to owner. Thumbs down will never go back to that facility Sincerely Michelle
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from CJLHouston, Owner at Hotel Lookout at Playa Tortuga
Responded 16 Apr 2018
Michelle, I'm very sorry about the way this was handled and we did apologize when you were here. When you spoke to our manager before booking and asked if you could bring a dog, he said yes as long as it was friendly. He then asked you the size of your dog and you replied that it was not very big. When you checked in, you did not tell us you had also brought a large dog along with your small dog. We only allow one dog under 30 lbs per room. If we had known you had two dogs, we would not have accepted the reservation or if we had chosen to bypass our policy, you would have been charged for two dogs. In addition, your friend decided to book a room as well, and never told us she was bringing a dog even though she knew there was a charge for dogs. I know she is not your responsibility, but the combination of you bringing an extra dog without telling us and your friend bringing one without telling us was not acceptable and we felt we needed to address the situation with you. Again, I believe we could have handled it better. Because we realize our pet policy is open to misinterpretation, we are no longer accepting pets.
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PJ-tw11 wrote a review Mar 2018
Limone sul Garda, Italy20 contributions16 helpful votes
I would like to give this otherwise great little hotel a higher rating, but sadly can't because of their policy to allow guests to park their cars in front of the rooms. We were in room 5 and most of the time shiny cars were obscuring our view of the ocean. This was particularly disappointing as the hotel focuses so much on the view. To allow guests to drop off their bags is fair enough, but cars BELONG in the car park. It is probably only 50-100 metres. The staff were great, friendly and helpful. The room was nice, but could have done with a little fridge to keep water cold. There is an ice bucket in the restaurant, which we used a few times. The pool was nice, but only had 6 sun loungers so late afternoon we had to wait for someone to leave before we could get one. Happy Hour was 2-4, which seemed a little early compared to other places. Insect repellent was available to use in the lobby, which was a NICE TOUCH. Breakfast was good and suited us very well, but there didn't seem to be any choice. People at the table next to us did not like it, and left it. Overall our stay was OK, but I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw several cars parked at the "LOOKOUT". Had I known, I would not have booked it.
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Date of stay: March 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
PGerace wrote a review Mar 2018
Costa Rica124 contributions45 helpful votes
My friend and I spent 10 days during 2 separate stays last month. The rooms were very clean and comfortable with nice touches such as fresh flowers and coolers. The staff were very helpful and attentive. The gardens are beautiful as are the views of the Pacific. Great place for watching the sunsets. We saw toucans, howler monkeys, a trogon, and a few hummingbirds. Breakfast is included and we also did enjoy a few lunches and dinners there as well.
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Deluxe rooms in front, #'s 9,10,11, & 12 have the best views and most privacy.
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Response from OsaJohn, General Manager at Hotel Lookout at Playa Tortuga
Responded 03 Mar 2018
Greetings, It was a pleasure to host your holidays here at Hotel Lookout. We look forward to your return! Pura Vida.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Lookout at Playa Tortuga
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Lookout at Playa Tortuga?
Nearby attractions include Playa Ventanas (2.1 km) and Stam Café (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Lookout at Playa Tortuga?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Lookout at Playa Tortuga?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Lookout at Playa Tortuga?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Lookout at Playa Tortuga?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ballena Bistro, The Bamboo Room, and Restaurant Exotica.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Lookout at Playa Tortuga?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Hotel Lookout at Playa Tortuga have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Hotel Lookout at Playa Tortuga accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.