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Tilajari Hotel Resort
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San Jose, Costa rica
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8 reviews
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“Extremely natural”
Reviewed 14 March 2013

Great hotel, great food, awesome natural experience, I went there and was full of iguanas, squirrels, and birds, everything was nice, the bathroom is just normal nothing fancy but it has everything very clean. They have everythin, pool, soccer and tennis fields, gardens with lots of flowers and great personel. 100%recommended

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Utica, New York
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

Tilajari is located in the countryside between San Carlos (Ciudad Quesada) and La Fortuna in Muelle, so it is rather out of the way. But it is a wonderful resort owned by a former Peace Corps member who fell in love with Costa RIca. His love shows. It's a beautiful resort with great amenities, good food, and a wonderful pool and whirlpool. There is a nice butterfly garden and they will arrange tours for you. Definitely a quiet place to spend a few days in paradise. It was neat to see all the beautiful birds who gather around the outside o the dining room. And of course an iguana or two.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Omaha
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2013

Gorgeous place. . . .great food. . . .rooms are spacious and clean! The bed was comfortable and everything worked. . . .well, it worked when I left, at least. When I took a very welcome and wonderful hot shower at the end of a very long day, I thought "This is heaven!" Then I turned the water off, and it kept running. I called Reception and was horrified to find that there was no English-speaking person on board at night. I was a bit surprised since every guest I met while there was English-speaking! I was put on indefinite hold. . .and finally drew on my minimal plumbing experience and got it shut off. Then, I discovered to my horror, the stool didn't flush either. After that was fixed, I finally got to enjoy the very comfortable bed.
There are two reasons I didn't give Tilajari an "Excellent":
*No assistance with the plumbing problems - due to no English-speaking personnel on duty at night despite most of the guests being English-speaking.
*The resort is very spread out, and the lighting was not very good when walking to the rooms after dark

Room Tip: Ask for one close to the restaurant, unless you like long, dark walks after dinner.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
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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Warwickshire UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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County Durham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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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Brooklyn, NY
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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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Property: 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
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 (Based on Average Rates): £
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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