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Lizard King Hotel Resort
Reviewed 25 November 2013

I live near Puerto Viejo. I love coffee and cake. Bethany at the Lizard King serves the best Mocha in the province. It is only surpassed by her organic lemon tart. I highly recommend you take the time to pay her a visit and enjoy her culinary delights.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 16 November 2013 via mobile

The location of this hotel is great just on the outskirts of the town so it is not too busy outside but still within walking distance of everything in the town and the beach is across the road. The hotel was nice clean and our room had air con which was a plus. The pool was small but clean. Breakfast was yummy. Thanks for a lovely stay.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Thank Meelee123
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Reviewed 4 September 2013 via mobile

After coming in from Panama and staying 1 night across the road in a hammock this place was like heaven. Nice rooms, great location, pool, complimentary breakfast was fabulous! The owner let us check in early which was awesome!!! (I really wanted a shower!! Lol) my husband and I really enjoyed our stay. The price is great for all the amenities. Looks like they are doing some upgrades and expansion! I look forward to coming back! In fact I would love to move in!!! Dear Lizard King, are you hiring?!?!
Lol :)

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank Christilynn C
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code333, Owner at Lizard King Hotel Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2013

Hi Christi Lynn,

Thank you for being awesome guests and for the wonderful review. We hope to see you soon on your next trip to Puerto Viejo. Thanks again we really appreciate it.

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Reviewed 3 September 2013

This inn is located right on the strip in PV, close to everything and super convenient.

Breakfasts are awesome and huge. We tried every single item and all were excellent.

Room quality was OK, but that is to be expected in a remote beach town. I.e., room was somewhat dark, no place to keep toiletries in bathroom. Our door wouldn't close completely for most of our stay and our water did not work on one occasion and both issues were fixed or attempted to be fixed right away by the staff. The service is really excellent and I doubt we could have done better in terms of comfort without spending a ton more money.

Bonus points: they do have hot water and the tap water is drinkable. I did not use the pool but it looked very clean. They offer bike rentals for $5 a day.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank misscrusty
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code333, Owner at Lizard King Hotel Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2013

Hi Misscrusty,

Thank you for your review. We apologize for the water not working on one occasion. There's a good chance we were upgrading our water system. We are currently working on a new design scheme for the dark room and shelving for the bathroom. We appreciate your "Bonus points" and we hope you'll be our guest at the Lizard King Hotel in the near future. Thanks again!

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Reviewed 31 August 2013

My sister and I stayed here as we were traveling through Costa Rica to Panama and absolutely loved Puerto Viejo. We had a great experience at Lizzard King. It wasn't in our guide book and we just stumbled upon it, but found it the perfect balance of cute and comfortable, friendly and yet affordable. The owners were very helpful, warm, easy going and non intrusive. They were there when we needed them and yet not overbearing in anyway. The open space which can be used as a breakfast/coffee/wine area also doubles as an inviting area to just hang out when the weather is icky. The rooms were comfortable and pool was pretty. We had a great experience here and highly recommend it to couples, families, whomever traveling through.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Holly R
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code333, Owner at Lizard King Hotel Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2013

Hi Holly,

Thank you for writing a review. It's reviews like yours that fuels the moral of the team and helps provide a better guest experience. Thank you very much for your input and we look forward to your future stay at the Lizard King Hotel.

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Reviewed 29 August 2013

We just came back from a wonderful vacation in Puerto Viejo. We stayed at the Lizard King for 10 days and we loved every minute of it.
The location is amazing (on Puerto Viejo's main road, 2 minutes walk to the beach, forest, many restaurants and bars), the room was very clean and comfortable, the pool was a hit with our two little girls and above all the attentive care Bethany, Luis and their staff provide to their guests is making you feel at home!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Shlomit2013
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code333, Owner at Lizard King Hotel Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2013

Hi Shlomit and Family! Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. I hope everyone in the family is doing great. We hope to have you back soon and many thanks for being wonderful guests.

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Reviewed 11 August 2013

The customer service here was fantastic. When we first arrived, during a rain storm, there was a small leak in our room. They immediately moved our items to a bigger room and carried in a fridge when we asked for one. They then proceeded to fix the leak within 20 minutes of us reporting it.
The workers are really sweet and made conversation with us everyday, providing us with travelling advice including maps, great sights, cheap places to eat and even advice on where to go and how to travel around the rest of Costa Rica.
The food is amazing and all homemade fresh in the morning. The pancakes are the best I've ever tasted.
Conveniently located about 2 mintues from the beach and 4 minutes from the hub. There is a bakery next door and a soda just opposite.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Remi S
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code333, Owner at Lizard King Hotel Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2013

Hi Remi,

Thank you very much for you review. Bethany and I have missed having you and Tiggy as guests. We hope to see you during your next visit to Puerto Viejo. We hope you have had a safe and sound trip back. Thanks again and pura vida!

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Address: Calle Principal - 600 metros sur del Banco Costa Rica, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range: £50 - £85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lizard King Hotel Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lizard King Hotel & Suites is in a great location, friendly service, fun amenities, beautiful wooden rooms and building structure. Free WiFi, Free Coffee and Snacks, Parking, Free Swimming Pool Access - Bus-stop Shuttle to Hotel,Great Location - Next to Everything & across the Street from the Beach.LaundryService, Orthopedic Mattresses, Air Condition, or fan, Mini refrigerator, Mini Bar, Cable Television, Coffee, and Tours and Attractions Appointment Management Onsite. Massage Service ... more   less 
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