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El Tucano Resort & Thermal Spa

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Overview
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good38%
  • Average22%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible8%
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“el tucano”(40 reviews)
“hot springs”(22 reviews)
“frank tours”(12 reviews)
Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Room Service
3 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 7 June 2010

Never ever in my hole live a hotel charged me "EXTRA" when I checked out - because the changed the rules over night! Muy, muy mala nota!!!!

2  Thank MichaelHelmut
Reviewed 24 May 2010

Booked the El Tucano for one Sunday night in order to be a little closer to the airport. The hotel looked like it was very full on Sat night and most of the rooms were still being cleaned when we checked in. The desk clerk...More

1  Thank Bellestravels
Reviewed 25 April 2010

The El Tucano was exactly what we expected after reading the reviews and their website. It was clean, friendly, and excellent staff and restaurant service, especially Jerry M. If you are looking for a beach resort with several restaurants and nightly entertainment, then stay somewhere...More

1  Thank SheddenGarv
Reviewed 1 February 2010

Frankly, this is our favorite hotel in Costa Rica no matter how many stars. We love the location, we love the rooms (down by the river), we love the dining room view although the food can by iffy at times. The service is fantastic for...More

2  Thank happyincr
Reviewed 10 January 2010

This hotel was the only bad experience we had in Costa Rica!!! It gets a 0 in every single aspect of what a hotel could offer, and for the price you could find way better hotels for same or less value.

3  Thank skyred
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Top amenities
Pool
Free Parking
Restaurant
Free Internet
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Spa
Room Service
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Shuttle Bus Service
Room Service
Meeting Rooms
Concierge
Breakfast Available
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Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Outdoor pool
Hot Tub
Tennis Court
Heated pool
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US$76 - US$181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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US$76 - US$181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Sharon S
24 November 2017|
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Response from INFORMANTE1Tucano | Property representative |
Yes you can
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knightes
16 October 2017|
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Response from Mariela Quesada M | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry but I do not know Franks tours.
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travelingfourFlorida
5 July 2017|
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Response from tmatthews755 | Reviewed this property |
Yes the river has geotermal vents and the water is delicious. Actually ther are 4 pools. 2 are not visable in the photos. 1 behide the 5 star spa and one beside the restuarant. Wonderful tropical jungles surround the entire... More
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"Stay at another hotel"
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"There is no elevator. If you want to be close to pools and restaurant/bar, ask for closeby rooms."
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"Use Frank as a guide or transport to and from the airport. The airport is only 40 miles but it can take up to..."
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"Request rooms nears the pool."
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