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Exotica Lodge

07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Reservamos una Habitación con Expedia. Recibimos correo de Expedia confirmando todo bien. Llegamos y el dueño/administrador nos dice que no ha tenido Internet y que no tiene nuestra habitación, que buscaramos otra con booking. Nunca reserven en Exòtica lodge pues probablemente llegues y no tengas habitación. Never book Exotica Lodge. We arrived and owner (italian guy) said I didnt Have...

Thank Felip A
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Had a great stay with the Exotica Lodge! The owners were lovely people and took very good care of my lady and I! Good pricing, clean and felt taken care of during our few days there! Knowledgable, spoke good English (Spanish is far from a second language for me) and felt safe! I would stay there again!

Thank Geordie T
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

We came to this hostel with a group and I was optimistic upon arrival, but after a few days was ready to leave. Some rooms had air conditioning, but ours did not. It did have a fan which I think was broken and did not improve air flow much. The shower did not have hot water and had barely any...

Thank Kelsey H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 28 February 2016

The owners are nice. It is a little out of the way so it is quieter but still walking distance. Each room has a private garden-level balcony with a hammock. The rooms are large, clean and well-designed but may be a little basic but definitely inline with the price.

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

Our stay at Exotica was average, but we had no major issues. We had a room with a/c (#8) and I don't think all the rooms have it. We also had a kitchen in the porch of our room which was great for cooking and reheating leftovers from the night before. After a couple of days our room got a...

Thank Lindsay L
Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

2 stays at the property. In general very good price, very afordable. We staid both times in the room with kitchenette, with a time difference of 3 years. It seems like nothing has changed in 3 years. The place is basic and could be great in general, the position is very comfortable, the staff is polite and ok, but... Even...

Thank Masha_Z82
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica
Reviewed 8 October 2015

I was treated very badly by the owner( from Spain) when I inquire why their page announces $30 dollar per room for one and I was been charge the high season price for 4 people,$60. He couldn't answer me and he said he did with his business as he pleased and he did not liked my attitude . I said,...

Thank Patriciainheclouds
Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

All I wanted was a warm shower. No bueno. This place is ok for a one night stay, close to the beach, lots of restaurants and activity. Just kind of droopy and sad. Needs major love. No hot water. The guy at the front was nice, but overall I would pick a different place next time. I ended up leaving...

Thank Kellie B
Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 April 2015 via mobile

Pictures online looked promising... sadly this place is tired and in need of some attention. Rooms are large and the outdoor kitchen area are great but: - bathroom towels were thin with holes and should have been relegated to cleaning rags a year ago, - bath mat was disintegrating and ragged - polyester satin sheets on beds slid off and...

1Thank MF_NZ
Clemson, South Carolina
Reviewed 8 January 2015

The lodge is located very close to downtown Puerto Viejo, which means you're just a few steps away from supermarkets, shopping centers, local arts and crafts vendors, amazing local and international restaurants and bars; and of course the beautiful beach. The service was pretty good. Nacho, who was in the front desk was very friendly and even included A/C in...

1Thank jsa84

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Exotica Lodge is located just steps away from the main centre and situated in a quiet tropical garden setting. There is plenty to see and do while staying at Exotica Lodge, discover the black sandy beach of Playa Negra then travel south to the golden sandy beaches of Playa Cocles, Chiquita and Punta Uva, all just a bike ride away. Aside from the some of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica, there’s plenty of other activities to do. We look forward to seeing you soon at Exotica Lodge! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Exotica Lodge

Address: Main Street 300 metres south of Salsa Brava | Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range: $50 - $82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Exotica Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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Also Known As:
Exotica Lodge Costa Rica/Limon
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“Don't do it. Stay elsewhere”
bethel_75, 3 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a/c because it can get really hot and kitchen :)”
  • The hammock was really comfortable :)
  • The kitchen it's outside the room
411pamelam, 7 Jul 2014 | Read review
“we liked room 7...air conditioning (not needed unless you're super hot all the time like me). Book a room that has the outdoor kitchenette. Ask if they have chairs with backs if you want to spend time sitting outside. They have wifi. Staff were very friendly and helpful.”
COCO1328999, 8 Mar 2014 | Read review
“All rooms are equal. But we were very happy with room number 1 - it is without kitchen.”
Sandra_travelling, 29 May 2013 | Read review
“All rooms are the same, but make sure you have a fridge if you want one.”
kaosfusion, 18 Jun 2012 | Read review
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