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Hotel Lookout at Playa Tortuga

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Dease Lake, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

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...

San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want a place that's close by to many beaches and great places to it while being peaceful this is it. Room #10 has the best view you can get of the ocean so make sure you get there to enjoy to sunset. Food variety and prices were not that good to me so go out, wander around and...

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

Greetings! My staff and I appreciate your review. Aside from the stunning view and sunsets, one of the major draws to Hotel Lookout in Ojochal is the number of talented Chefs in our area. Whether you crave Indonesian, Mediterranean, Italian, Latin American, Typical Tico, French, or other, there is a restaurant in Ojochal to accommodate your palate. To many, Ojochal...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is a kept secret in Bahía Ballena. Very quaint, quiet rooms that lead to an incredible ocean view!!! Near the Bahía Ballena National Park, friendly staff and delicious food. Everyone willing to help.

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

Hola! I appreciate your kind words. With our view of Corcovado/Drake bay to the left, Isla Cano, and Playa Tortuga to the right, Hotel Lookout is a great place to experience Sunny Mornings, Relaxing Afternoons and Stunning Sunsets. We hope to be of service again in the future. Pura Vida.

Chicago's North Shore, Illinois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed two nights, here are the highlights: 1. Great view 2. John the GM is excellent and fun to talk with. 3. Beautiful gardens and landscaping (January) 4. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. 5. Units are small and there are there is the typical ant problem you find in many of the smaller CR hotels. 6. Access road is...

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Barrie, Canada
Reviewed 14 December 2016

My wife and I travelled from Jaco to Drake's Bay for her 40th Birthday recently and happened to stop and stay at The LookOut on the night of her birthday. We were planning on going to a local restaurant to celebrate but changed our minds once we arrived. The view of the ocean from anywhere on the property (including our...

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Reviewed 24 November 2016

Most friendly and helpful General Manager John Dinsmore. Lovely, Scenic and great first impression of hotel. Couldn't have been more helpful as we were a walk in without a booking late afternoon. He ensured we had a sea facing room with 360 vistas. Everything about the hotel was exceptional, and I don't give praise lightly. It was clean, stylish and...

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

Saludos, Always a pleasure to be able to accommodate last minute requests. I appreciate your kind words about me and my staff. We work hard to create just the right combination of service, ambiance, and activities for a memorable holiday. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We had a really great stay in this beautiful hotel. The word "Lookout" describes the location very well. Awesome view to either the ocean or for example some monkey in the trees. The host was so gentle in every way. He helped us booking a great ATV tour and in the restaurant we got perfect tasty breakfast and dinner. I...

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Reviewed 15 November 2016

My wife and I stayed two nights at Hotel Lookout. The hotel sits at the top of a hill with a very steep, long and rock (not stones) road. We wondered where in the world this treacherous road was leading. We booked a deluxe room, but soon realized that the room didn't have air conditioning or a tv. The owner...

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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Although we were there for just one night, we would have gladly stayed longer had our plans permitted. The views are spectacular and the accommodation was first rate. The staff were attentive and very friendly. Our included breakfast was tasty and filling and a great start to the day. We WILL stay here again!

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

Hello and Thank you! We work hard to make our breakfasts filling and delicious. After all, you probably have an active day of birding, ziplining, snorkeling, surfing, ATVing, hiking, horseback riding, massages, and more. The first course is always a round of fruit and yogurt (we make our own yogurt!), followed by a hot meal (examples include Banana Pancakes, Huevos...

Gilbert, Arizona, United States
Reviewed 22 September 2016

This is a beautiful hotel, set up in the hills. From most of the rooms you have a clear view of the ocean. The grounds are lush, especially in rainy season, with flowers and trees everywhere and lots of birds around! The staff was excellent! Breakfast was good but simple. Dinner was excellent. Just two things that would make this...

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

I appreciate your comments! Our breakfasts (served 7am-9am) are 2 courses; first fruit and our homemade fruit yogurt, followed by a hot entree (typically huevos rancheros, veggie omelets, banana pancakes, or Gallo Pinto.) Hope to welcome you back soon. The coffee service for early risers is a great idea.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • 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
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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: €94 - €133 (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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“Rooms 9-10 are more secluded, quiet and have the best view.”
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 of 5 bubbles Iheartsea, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“You will not be disappointed”
 of 5 bubbles Pulfy, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Beach Facing”
 of 5 bubbles 595shawnf, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room higher than the standard deluxe room”
 of 5 bubbles F6748NBryans, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We generally settled into a quiet evening & crashed from exhaustion! Our room had limited ocean view but it was still perfect.”
 of 5 bubbles rondah80, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
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