This stay was the second leg of our 12 day trip to Costa Rica. We were looking forward to our stay at Tree House and to say the least we were very disappointed. We had reservations to stay at t he Beach house our first two nights and then the Beach Suite for our last two. Within 5 minutes of walking into the Beach House we were asking for an upgrade. It is a lot smaller than it appeared in the pictures and it had a very uncomfortable smell. Other concerns included a second floor that is completely open to outside elements and bugs. We completely understand it is an Eco minded facility but simple screens to control bugs would be nice. We walked back to the reception desk admiring the poorly maintained grounds with overgrown weeds and rotten fruit on the paths and asked to be upgraded to the Beach Suite if it was available. Of course, the Beach Suite was available but at our cost. We took the upgrade because we couldn’t see staying in the Beach House. Once in the Beach Suite, the best of the three houses, we were yet again disappointed. The second floor was like the Beach House and open to outside elements as well as the kitchen. Again, we don’t mind rustic but simple screens would be really nice. The bathroom, which is supposed to be the greatest thing in Costa Rica also let us down. The plant that was hanging over the shower was dead and needed some serious TLC. The hot tub was not filled and had about 6 inches of dirty brown water at the bottom, we had mold by the showers and the artistic sculptures had pieces missing from them which really took away from the look. There was a bedroom with a small air conditioning unit which sounded like a Mack truck and the beds were extremely uncomfortable. The beach was also a letdown. We knew that the beach was not great and was told to walk about ten minutes south to "better beaches". Not the case. The beaches were a little better but the best beach was north in Cocles. All in all, Tree House was an extremely expensive stay which was not worth a third of what we paid. The only good thing was that we were able to find MUCH better places to stay nearby with better beaches, closer to town and about $300 cheaper per night. We will definitely return to the area but will stay away from Tree House!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The only tree house right on the beach of the southern Caribbean of Costa Rica. This is your best nature hotel and romantic hideaway. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tree House Hotel Puerto Viejo
- Tree House Lodge Costa Rica/Limon