Tortuga Lodge & Gardens
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Tortuga Lodge & Gardens Tortuguero Reviews
Best service one could hope for Dec 08, 2012
I'm surprised no one else has reviewed this gem of a place yet that I feel I need to write this so everyone could know how great it is. My friend and I visited at the end of the 2011 turtle nesting season but the staff went out of their way to make our stay memorable. From cleaning the pool multiple times a day just in case we wanted to use it, to catering to my friend's diabetic restrictions during meals. And oh the meals...fresh seafood, snacks, and fresh-squeezed fruit smoothies. Our boat driver and tour guide, Norton, was the best at spotting baby turtles/baby crocs/monkeys/etc that none of the guides from other hotels saw until he pointed them out to us (& then they'd bring their group over to where we were). Our turtle nesting guide, Fernando, actually worked with Archie Carr when turtle conservation 1st begun in Costa Rica. How much better can you get than that?? Because of him we were the only group that got to see what turned out to be the last nesting turtle that season. The only downside is there's no A/C (Manatus Lodge is the only one in the area with it), but I wouldn't have traded our experience at Tortuga Lodge for anything!
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Tortuga Lodge & Gardens Overview
Located in Tortuguero, Tortuga Lodge and Gardens is near the airport and Refugio Nacional de Fauna Silvestre Barra del Colorado is a local attraction.
Tortuga Lodge and Gardens's restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A bar/lounge is open for drinks. The resort serves breakfast each morning in the restaurant (surcharges apply). Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool and a children's pool. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas and the resort has an Internet point. Additional property amenities include currency exchange.
26 guestrooms at Tortuga Lodge and Gardens feature laptop compatible safes and ceiling fans. Rooms are all accessible via exterior corridors. Furnished balconies offer river, pool, or garden views. Bathrooms feature showers and hair dryers. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. Guests may request a turndown service, irons/ironing boards, and hypo allergenic bedding. Housekeeping is available daily.
Guests must transfer via boat and shuttle to the property. Guests must contact the property at least 72 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking. All guests staying in hotel guestrooms must be registered with the hotel. No onsite parking is available.
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