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Hotel Tioga

Paseo de los Turistas, Puntarenas 5400 Costa Rica
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#11 of 21 hotels in Puntarenas

Hotel Tioga is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Puntarenas, offering a family-friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Hotel Tioga offers guests an array of room amenities including air conditioning, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available.

The hotel offers 24 hour front desk, room service, and beach chairs, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features a pool and an on-site restaurant. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the Chinese restaurants, including Chung San Bistro and Restaurante Chung San, all of which are a short distance from Hotel Tioga.

Looking for something to do in Puntarenas? Catedral de Puntarenas (0.4 mi) is a popular attraction that is within walking distance of Hotel Tioga.

Enjoy your stay in Puntarenas!

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Property amenities
Free private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Secured parking
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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Grade: 57 out of 100
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Diego Solis wrote a review 2 Jan
Costa Rica1 contribution
The hotel is simply terrible, specially for the price. You can find way better options on the same or lower budget. The rooms are old, the breakfast was bad and the coffee absolutely terrible. Very bad
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Omar Berroterán Silva wrote a review Oct 2019
10 contributions1 helpful vote
I stayed 4 nights for business, friendly treatment and good cleaning. My stay would have been better if I had access to Wi-Fi, they told me that the router on the second floor had broken down, so I couldn't work. Nor do they have laundry service.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Trip type: Travelled on business
roadadvisor wrote a review Nov 2018
San Jose, Costa Rica63,635 contributions45 helpful votes
If you are looking for ahotel In Puntarenas at Paseo de los Turistas just 5 minutes walk to main port of Puntarenas...Hotel Tioga is what you are looking for Also about 4 long blocks to Ferry Terminal to Paquera and Playa Naranjo. If you need a nice clean place to take the first ferry to Paquera of Playa Naranjo...this can be the place you need. Also 5 minutes from the SODAS by the sidewalk...to get a good Casado or one of the fmous CHURCHILLS...( Ice cones)
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Date of stay: November 2018
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Most of the rooms are nice located
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mroseg11 wrote a review Aug 2018
14 contributions1 helpful vote
My friend and I were recently supposed to stay at Hotel Tioga for 3 nights, and would recommend anyone considering staying here run the other way. Upon our shuttle dropping us off our driver told us not to walk around at night; from that point on we were a little bit worried, but figured we would try and give it a chance. Our reservation had specifically stated that we would have a room with a view of the pool, and free wifi, which we ended up with neither; this was also the most expensive hotel we would be staying at, yet the least attractive that we had seen by far. Our room was down a dark dingy hallway on the 3rd floor, with no wifi. We decided to try and see if we could find the meeting place for our cruise the next day, and when trying to follow the street directions we had, we were unable to because of the lack of street signs. We decided we didn't want to get lost without any cellular data in the area, and headed back to the hotel. After a lot of contemplation we decided to head back to Monteverde and not stay in Puntarenas or with Hotel Tioga. The shorter man with dark hair was very helpful even though there was a major language barrier; we did our best to communicate so he would understand since the native language is Spanish and we were the visitors. He saw our efforts and helped as much as he could. Upon arrival back to Monteverde we had at least 5 locals that have grown up in Costa Rica tell us that the city of Puntarenas is not a place for tourists, and they wouldn't even want to stay there. We spent 3 days trying to contact the manager of the hotel to ask about the possibility of a refund, and were ignored, and evaded the entire time. It wasn't until yesterday that I received an email back of him disputing me, and telling me we had no reason to feel uncomfortable, and basically denying my personal feelings, and what we had heard from locals throughout the country. This is not a hotel that understands the customer service industry, my friend and I just wanted to speak with someone about the possibility of a refund, we knew there was a chance we would not get our money back, and that is fine; it is the fact that they will evade any problems you have, and will that your worries or complaints are unreasonable. If you are looking to travel to costa rica I highly recommend visiting Arenal, Monteverde, Manual Antonio, Jaco, or Tamarind, but STAY AWAY FROM PUNTARENAS AND HOTEL TIOGA.
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Date of stay: July 2018
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: don't stay here
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Renan M. wrote a review Mar 2018
173 contributions11 helpful votes
We visited this hotel 2 years ago and returned again, this time was much better and the attention was outstanding, we know that it is not a 5 stars hotel but the hospitality received was great, I recommend this hotel if you want to visit Puntarenas beach and you don't have to pay a lot of money per person as other hotels in the area. There are many restaurants at walking distance as well you can enjoy visiting this place alone or with your family. We enjoyed the pool as well the beach just crossing the street. We will be back soon. The internet was slow but honestly, who cares? We went to enjoy the beach and not wasting time surfing on the web, it is more healthy walking on the beach and enjoy an Ice Cream or a Soda looking the sunset.
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Date of stay: March 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: 2nd floor is quieter than 1st floor
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Tioga
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Tioga?
Nearby attractions include Catedral de Puntarenas (0.6 km) and Aguamarina (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Tioga?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Tioga?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Tioga?
Yes, free private parking nearby and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Tioga?
Conveniently located restaurants include El Shrimp Shack, Matobes, and Isla Coco's Bar & Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Tioga?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Tioga?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.