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Tortuga Lodge & Gardens

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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Despite the Caribbean rain! this was an amazing place to start our first experience in Costa Rica. The initial guided boat trip to the Lodge with Willis was an eye opener as to what was to come! His knowledge and expertise kept us excited throughout. Went on two more guided visits with him seeing such an array of wildlife. Pricilla...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed at the Tortuguero Lodge and Gardens from 4/12 thru 4/15. We both were very impressed with the customer service provided by everyone of the staff. Special thanks to Andres, Manuel, and Maria. We stayed on the "Romantic Package" and Andres did a wonderful job making sure we had everything we needed to make our visit...

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Lugano, Switzerland
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful hotel, quiet except for the screaming monkeys in the morning, excellent service but beware: I paid upon reservation and when I arrived they denied having received it. When I got home I found out they had cashed in twice. Not only, but the prepayment was 200 dollars more than the actual cost! I will try to recover it, but...

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear FiorellaVD, It’s too bad that you didn’t ask us about your charges while you were still here, we would have gladly cleared up any confusion. This is what our records show. Feb 19th: You reserved two River View Downstairs Room, arriving on March 29th and departing on March 30th. We charged you the full amount for both rooms that...

Milton Keynes, UK
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After looking into trying to book everything independently I decided there wasn't much in it cost wise and booked the complete two night package with Kevyn at Costa Rica Expeditions. Kevyn always responded to our email enquiries promptly and took care of all our needs. We were advised of our pick up time the day before by both email and...

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Dromomaniacs, It sounds like the lodge was a great fit for you. Since you enjoyed Tortuga Lodge so much, you would probably also like our lodge in the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, also featured here on Trip Advisor. We hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you to Tortuga Lodge again. Vacation Time is...

Levittown, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

we loved it here. its hard to believe, but the lodge is more beautiful in person than it is in the pics online. there were birds and iguanas everywhere and the staff was amazing. the food was absolutely delicious and would definitely go back.

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear ceconnor112, When you do come back, we'll kick it up a few notches! Be sure to let us know your favorite room, guides, waiters. We'll do our best to customize your stay so that you get to relive the things that made it wonderful for you the first time and then some. Vacation Time is Precious! Natalie Ewing Director...

Herndon, Virginia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We returned from Costa Rica a few short weeks ago and had the most amazing experience! Everything about our stay at Tortuga was phenomenal. From the booking through to our departure, everyone was able to contribute to our wonderful family vacation. We were very nervous about heading to Costa Rica without having much time to do planning ourselves, so we...

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear VAT19_Traveler, I can't help but ask myself what your son thought when he saw the first of our resident iguanas. I'll bet he was really excited! I really appreciated hearing your about your first night sleeping in your room with no windows, only screens. Being surrounded by the sounds of the wildlife, birds and insects is a lot different...

Radford, Virginia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tortuga Lodge is usually known for observing turtles coming on shore to lay their eggs. But, it is a great place to visit any time of year. The Lodge is located in Tortuguero National Park. Sightseeing is by boat. The Lodge can be reached by small plane or, our preferance, which was by boat. Our guide, Willis, found many birds,...

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Debby106, We often talk to people that are considering us for a stay but decide that they don't want to visit Tortuguero because they are not traveling during turtle nesting season. What I say to them is that the turtles while turtle nesting is a five star added bonus, Tortuguero is worth visiting any time of year. Most people...

Taunton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is right across from the airstrip and you get a warm welcome from the staff, rooms are really good. surrounded by rivers and rain forest, the guides are very knowledgeable and will try to find the wildlife you are looking for. The food is good although the menu is limited. Overall a great place

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear robert g, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the lodge, especially our wonderful staff, rooms, guides and access to wildlife. You mentioned that you felt the menu was somewhat limited. For readers, we currently serve a la carte for breakfast and dinner but we have a fixed menu for lunch. We also offer snack...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying at Tortuga Lodge was the highlight of our holiday in Costa Rica. Being right by Tortuguero National Park, we thoroughly enjoyed spending time in the park, walking along the beach and especially enjoyed the nature walks we took in the gardens on the Lodge (offered free or charge). From moment we arrived, all members of staff were very kind,...

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Rishi R, Your generous feedback had made all of us smile. The staff at the lodge loved meeting you both and were honored to be asked to conspire with you to make your wedding proposal an unforgettable memory. Time is the most precious thing any of us have. Vacation Time is especially precious and your honeymoon will be among...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I wanted to get away for a short trip for our 2-year anniversary. This was our first visit to Costa Rica but not our first trip to the Caribbean. Our goals were to spend some time relaxing and to see some wildlife. Our criteria was an all-inclusive resort but without the spring break crowd since this was...

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear dreamyr227, We really appreciate your detailed review. We are delighted to see how much you enjoyed your stay. We are getting more and more guests that are staying for extended periods and/or making Tortuga Lodge their only stop in Costa Rica. While we do everything possible to ensure that everyone has an exceptional experience, we go the extra mile...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
11 River View Downstairs Terrace Rooms. 12 Upstairs River View Balcony Rooms. (A little more expensive, but worth it. See what reviewers have said by clicking on "room tips") 2 River View Downstairs Junior Suites, with connecting door. 1 River View Upstairs Penthouse Suite with 2 baths. 1 of the Downstairs Rooms is Wheelchair Accessible with 2 baths • Beds: 4 Downstairs Rooms and 5 Upstairs Rooms have 1 King Bed. 6 Downstairs Rooms and 3 Upstairs Rooms have 2 Double Beds. 1 Downstairs Room and 2 Upstairs Rooms have 1 Queen and 1 Double Bed. 1 Downstairs Room has 1 King and 1Double Bed. 2 Upstairs Rooms have 1 Queen and 1 Double Bed. The 2 Junior suites have 1 King and 1 Double Bed • All rooms have: In-room safe, hot water, ceiling fans, reading lamps, hair dryer, free wireless internet and large screened windows so you experience the sounds of the rain forest. • All rooms don't have: TV, AC, or mini-bar. • Service Style: Personalized, informal, caring. • Restaurant: Cuisine: What a Costa Rican Grandmother would cook if she was also a creative and contemporary professional chef. Caribbean themed cocktails, and no we don't mean pina coladas, although we'll make you one of those too. •Atmosphere: Quiet, laid back and with an emphasis on the natural surroundings - most buildings are open air. • No background music. • Suggested activities at hotel: Palm and Orchid Gardens. Plan on 1 or 2 hours. Award winning Riverside Pool. Plan on at least 1 hour per morning or afternoon per day. Hammocks everywhere. Plan on losing track of time in one. 2 computers with internet for guest use at no charge. Spend as little time as possible. You're on vacation. • Tortuguero can only be accessed by boat or by domestic or charter plane. • Tortuga Lodge offers complete packages including round trip transportation, lodging, meals and excursions. • Suggested stay: 3-5 nights. • Owned and Operated by Costa Rica Expeditions. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tortuga Lodge & Gardens

Address: Across from the airstrip | 1 mile north of the Town of Tortuguero, Tortuguero 6941, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Tortuguero
Price Range: ₹ 9,006 - ₹ 16,210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tortuga Lodge & Gardens 3.5*
Number of rooms: 27
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“try to get a room on 2nd floor.. the view is better.”
ceconnor112, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All of the rooms seemed great.”
VAT19_Traveler, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Choose a river view balcony room”
Debby106, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“choose a junior suite”
506robertg, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The best rooms are the corner/side rooms on the 2nd floor.”
dreamyr227, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
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