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Tilajari Hotel Resort
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Reviewed 2 March 2013 via mobile

A nice hotel we are full board food not up to 4 star standard chicken is reconstituted no brest at all, its better if you have food off the menu we are on buffet most of the time.
The bird life is wounderful at the feeding stations, rooms o.k. no town near by so when we have a free day there is no where out side the resort to go to.

  • Stayed: April 2012
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Thank rogthehat
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Reviewed 2 March 2013

This was the third of three hotels we stayed in on our tour of Costa Rica and probably the best. The grounds are amazing, well maintained and host a great deal of wildlife. From our balcony we looked down towards the river and all around were trees and bushes housing fabulous birds, basking iguanas, squirrels, tree frogs and one or two spider monkeys. The rooms were spacious and well maintained with an ample sized bathroom housing a powerful shower. At first we couldn't work out how to turn it off, then realised we had to turn hot and cold together quickly.
The food was fine and although we were all inclusive, we were able to order from the a la carte menu which had plenty of choice. The dining room was windowless allowing easy photography of the birds that came to the feeders which were spiked with fruit throughout the day.
The grounds of the hotel are beautiful and extensive and so much wild life can be seen if you walk quietly as many do throughout the day. It's even possible to find the very shy agouti, which scampers away on sight.
The staff throughout the hotel were very friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble.
The reception area has wi fi and also free internet access.
The Tilajari Resort Hotel is lovely and well worth a stay.

Room Tip: Try for a room facing the river.
  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank shevlen
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

We stayed here for 7 nights during our 3 week visit to Costa Rica and it was the best if the four hotels.

We stayed on an all-inclusive basis and had nothing but praise for the food, drink and service. Even when the dining room was quite crowded, the quality of food and service were maintained.

The pool was clean and of a decent size although, due the activities we took part in, we could only enjoy it on a limited number of occasions.

The rooms were clean and comfortable.

Surplus fruit is put out for the birds during breakfast so take your camera.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank timrandall
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Reviewed 14 February 2013

We were unable to get back to NY due to a snow storm so added this hotel and a quick trip to Arenal at the last minute. Looked so corporate that we were first disappointed but the views of the river and the lovely pool and the jacuzzi were great for relaxing.

Our guided tour with Pedro (with Macho driving) was excellent -- so knowledgable and competent and gracious. Walked us, talked to us, took us to a great hot springs, ate a great lunch together (we chose to add that on ) - we felt very well cared for and very well informed.

Most amazing part of our stay involved the restaurant area. The staff places old fruit on stakes just outside the protected roofed outdoor area where folks eat. Birds are there, flying all around -- just an amazingly rich display of beauty. Then the second morning, a boa constrictor came off the roof and grabbed a bird - strangled and ate -- as a huge iguana watched from a tree close by. It was incredible - not scary just amazing!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 February 2013

Tilajari is a member's Club and Conference Centre, as well as operating as a hotel. At the weekend holiday time there were more members present than during the week, but the place never seemed crowded. The grounds are well maintained, although the "medicinal garden" and "butterfly house" areas seemed sadly neglected. The site is good for wild-life. Bird feeders outside the restaurant give close views of several species of tanager, together with some very large iguanas. Sloths inhabit many of the trees, and armadillos are said to frequent the football pitch (although I didn't see any). It was also very pleasant to sit by the pool, sipping one of their excellent cocktails, whlist watching vultures soar overhead. The rooms are comfortable and well serviced, and the large walk-in showers have plenty of room for two. Free WiFi is available (notionally only near reception but in reality over much of the central area) There is a large but unchanging menu at both lunch and dinner, and a well-stocked bar. Many local excursions can be arranged, but the area is also good just for walking locally by the river. The resort is a half hour walk (along a fairly busy road) from the settlement of Muelle, which hosts a Rodeo and Fair twice a year.

Room Tip: All rooms overlook the river - the only difference beteen them is that those on the upper story have...
  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 January 2013

Tilajari was a great place to stay. The rooms were great, the pool and hot tub were wonderful! We had rooms overlooking the river and that was very nice! Food was very good. Highly recommend! Saw large iguanas and armadillo and butterflies in the butterfly tent.

Room Tip: overlooking the river the best!
  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank joyda
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Reviewed 26 January 2013

Tilajari is a ten in jungle/river resort experiences. The rooms on the river are the best for having your night -cap on the patio. Or, take a cobblestone path to an indoor/outdoor dining experience. The food is great.. A short walk takes you to a jungle pool site. And, don't forget the river cruise and the rainforrest horseback ride a few hundred yards away. We've been to Tilajari three times ,and, yes, we will return.
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Bright plummage birds are sited everywhere on the propertl. It's a birders ' paradise.
Our room was very clean and everything functioned properly.

Room Tip: riverside with patio, near banyan and bamboo grove.
  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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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
Amenities:
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: £56 - £116 (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
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