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Tilajari Hotel Resort
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

We stayed in Tilijari in late August of this year (2017) during what is the rainy season in Costa Rica. The resort is located around 30 minutes outside of La Fortuna/Arenal and away from the tourist bustle of that area. There is an abundance of wildlife as other reviews remark, including a number of iguanas that lumber about the property. The butterfly garden is wonderful, and under visited. The pool and hot tub are both very nice, and the restaurant and bar are remarkable. Do not skip the fantastic breakfast with some of the most excellent jugos frescos you will find. It is a quiet setting, and you will enjoy walking the grounds with the numerous gardens to explore. Keep in mind, this resort is not necessarily within walking distance of any major tourist areas, but anything you need is a short drive away.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

We had a wonderful visit to the Tilajari Resort. The rooms are modest but clean and come with a patio or porch. The rooms are in six separate buildings with only 2 floors (I don't believe they have elevators.). The grounds are beautiful and a river runs along the back of the resort. Our room faced the river but you cannot see the river due to the lush foliage. There is a wonderful open air restaurant which serves a complimentary hot breakfast buffet (I think this is common throughout Costa Rica) and a very good dinner. During breakfast one morning the waitstaff put fruit out for the iguanas and they put on a good show. There is a variety of beautiful birds that feed just outside of the restaurant so you have a great view of the birds during breakfast. They have 3 pools, tennis courts, a gym and a sauna, although I'm not sure why you would need one. The humidity outside is pretty high. We loved our visit and would definitely visit again on next trip to Costa Rica. This is a quiet hotel, very different than the other pricey hotels in La Fortuna, just a few miles down the road. Please be aware, this hotel is east of La Fortuna, although the address is listed as Arenal.

Room Tip: Definitely ask for a room facing the river.
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

We stayed for a week in this wonderful resort and apart from the noisy air conditioning, I have nothing but praise for the staff, the rooms, the food and the bar service. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff and they were all so kind, polite and happy. The waiters cracked jokes with us at meals and managed to get us things that were not on the menu. The complimentary toiletries were amazing and it was spotlessly clean.

My tip is to take a walk to the Muelle de San Carlos crossroads, which is about 15 minutes on a busy road and check out how the locals live, the food at the supermarket (and the incredibly high prices) and wonder at the size of the pineapple lorries as they thunder past. The swimming pool is glorious; I would love to go back.

Room Tip: Try for an upper room with a balcony, more private.
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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

The staff are incredible at this hotel, they did everything they could do make our stay special. The food was beautiful and more than enough for all tastes, the drinks were all inclusive and there was a good choice.
Our room was large and clean, the water was always hot and the air con was just right.
There were Parrots, Toucans and Woodpeckers in the gardens Iguanas and a Sloth. We loved this hotel and pool.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 June 2017

Part of tour group, all members given upper rooms with balconies overlooking beautiful grounds and the river - lovely place to sit and watch the thunder/lightening and torrential rain - well it is equatorial. Staff all very friendly and helpful, food variable sometimes buffet, sometimes a la carte with menu of the day thrown in, some of the food not very warm but after complaint it soon improved. Nice pool area with separate jacuzzi with balcony. Gym could do with some update as equipment very dated. Grounds are full of wildlife in particular huge iguanas and lots of birds, bird feeders close to restaurant so you can have breakfast whilst trying to get a few photos.

Room Tip: Ask for upper floor
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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Tilajari Hotel Resort

Address: 28 Km East Of La Fortuna Po Box 81-440, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#18 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: $111 - $233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tilajari Hotel Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 76
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Standard rooms and junior suites spread over the San Carlos River Edge at Arenal Volcano Area. Exceptional Katira restaurant offering a selected international and typical menu and the best facilities in our 5 special events halls. Three swimming pools, sauna, jacuzzi, private forest, sport facilities and much more! ... more   less 
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Tilajari Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
Tilajari Hotel Resort Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos

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