Miss Junies Lodge2.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We had a great stay and Miss Junie's Lodge! The staff and food, and the sloths, were wonderful. They have some very kind, helpful and HONEST people there. (one young gentleman found a 20 dollar bill and returned it us since it was found under our table after our lunch there. Incredible! We all decided that he should keep it for his honesty!) Of course, people enjoyed Cloied's genuine personality and his historical garden tour. Joseph was patient and helpful always. The lady in the kitchen was sweet and made magic at each meal. I My highlights other than the food, would be seeing the small sweet sloth in the tree outside my room each morning. I am pretty sure it waved to me, hah. Oh, and the hammocks were ideal in the hot part of the day. Loved the short walk to town and the silence at night. I hope they NEVER close and will be there to enjoy for our next visit . Truly, Chris Vancouver, Canada
Staying at Miss Junie's is like staying with family. I went with a group; when our boat got in, we were greeted with cold glasses of delicious juice. Our tour guide was Cloied, and he quickly felt like a brother to me. Such a warm and kind man - pura vida at its best. My room was on the lodge's second floor. The room was small, with dark wood and a large fan, and a pristine clean white bed with creative towel animals and flowers (like many places in Costa Rica -- completely charming). The place is not fancy - don't expect air conditioning - but I didn't mind. I woke up early the days I was there, and walked to the black sandy beach nearby. Watching the sunrise over the crashing Caribbean waves was quite a sight. You won't want to miss going on the guided raft tour at the sanctuary the other side of town (non-motorized is the only way to go) or walking through the jungle (again - on a guided tour - you probably shouldn't do this on your own due to all the poisonous snakes and spiders and hey.. watch out for the howler monkeys too!) to learn all about all the fascinating residents of Tortuguero and the surrounding area. This was one of the high points of my trip to Costa Rica. Definitely check out this small town's one dance club on the weekend. Everyone shows up and dances, and it's very entertaining. Also, the food at Hotel Miss Junie's is very good too. I really love this place and I hope to go back someday.
Miss Julie's is a wonderfully atmospheric hotel. The rooms are of polished wood, the setting is such that you are 30 metres from the lagoon on one side and 50 metres from the ocean on the other. If the sound of the waves keeps you awake, then this is not the place for you. I find the sound incredibly soothing. We got what we regarded an excellent deal. 235 USD each for two nights, breakfast and evening meal, also including transport from San Jose. Given that the latter cost at least 100 USD at any travel agent and that a three hour canoe trip to see the wildlife (we spotted over 20 types of bird) was thrown in, you can see why we were pleased. The staff were excellent and the hotel reeks of history.
Tucked at the end of the main (only?!) street in pretty gardens with a tame bunny hoping around that seemed to get on well with the hotels laid back dogs. Nice to be able to have windows open at night as they have bug screens on them. Maybe ask for room on the first floor so you can feel the breeze more Would stay again and recommend you go
This hotel has a great piece of property at the end of the main street of the village and stretching between the ocean and the river. It, however, left a lot to be desired. I recommend confirming your reservation a few days before check-in. They allowed us to check-in very early which was appreciated. However, our room was booked incorrectly for less nights and for the previous day and we were told we'd have to pay for the day we didn't arrive. Fortunately, their welcome email sent the week prior had different incorrect dates on it and I had responded to verify the days we were coming, I am not sure how their booking system works but they got it wrong twice despite this. The rooms are basic which I found sufficient, but they are very small. The bottom floor rooms have no glass on the windows and you can hear everything. We were by the stairs so could hear the 5 am briefings of the many tour groups that stay here. The beds are comfortable and the rooms have ceiling fans which was great for drying out our clothes, there is no hot water. When we were in Tortuguero it poured pretty much the entire time. One suggestion I have for the hotel is a covered place that guests could sit in the rain and play cards or socialize. We had to sit on the bed all the time we were in our room escaping the rain. The wifi is very poor, it only works right outside the reception area, where there is nowhere to sit. The reception service was also poor. We went multiple times to try and talk to reception staff about booking tours or other requests and with the exception of check-in, there was never anyone there. Breakfast was very greasy and salty and as a result we did not try the restaurant for dinner. The service at breakfast was great. There are so many little things that could be done to make staying at this unique hotel a really great experience.
Basic hotel...no air con, pool etc, but nice building and a good location. The beach looks great but too dangerous to swim (riptides). Nice hammock ouside room. Water hot. Free wifi ok. Breakfast basic but quite adequate. Shame the outside is more dirt than grass. Would have looked much better with a grass surround. I didn't like the dirty envelope with scribbled handwriting asking for a tip in the room on arrival day for 2 nights. They didn't get one. I might have considered it if they hadn't asked.
Stayed here as part of an organised tour. Location is good, away from the main part of town but I'm easy reach of all the main facilities. Nice touches included the origami with the Turks each day. Rooms have a ceiling fan to help with the heat. WiFi is available, but poor strength in the rooms!
The property was very nice and relaxing, with lots of hammocks, beautiful gardens and some friendly dogs. It is just off the main town and also right next to the beach so you get to hear the ocean all night. The room was nice but very very hot, and the fan didn't do much to cool it down. Breakfast was traditional and very nice. Service was very friendly for the most part and the staff were all smiley and welcoming, though check in was a bit odd. We did a turtle tour through the lodge and while we're glad we did it it wasn't the best and we'd probably go with someone else if we were to do a tour again.
Simple rooms, quite hot but straightforward and quite clean. Lovely ocean view and beautiful gardens. The receptionist organized a canoe tour at very short notice, and we really enjoyed that (guide was Abel). The turtle tour we booked through the hotel was also incredible. Rating goes down because of the service. We were given a ground-floor corner room, closest to the reception, which didn't feel very private. At 5 in the morning the hotel staff started shouting to one another, from one corner of the garden to the other, waking us up (they were probably just organizing some activity). At 5.25am they came and knocked really loudly at our door, shouting "Are you going to the 6am tour?" When we said no, they just left without even apologizing. Waking up with shouts and banging at 5am was not really what I wanted from my holiday stay!! In the morning we wanted to point this out to a member of staff, but by 9.30am the reception was still closed, so we just left. Overall we didn't feel very welcome.
We enjoyed our 3 nights at Miss Junie's - it's very closely linked to the history of Tortuguero and it was fascinating to find out more. We had a room on the first floor on the ocean side - it was pretty hot on the first night but we were provided with a fan when we arrived which gave much needed relief! We enjoyed relaxing in the communal hammocks, the breakfasts and the one dinner we ate in the restaurant. We took a couple of trips with Cloyd - a walk through the national park and a couple of hours kayaking. His passion and love of nature were absolutely infectious and he went out of his way to make it as enjoyable as possible for us. We'd mentioned that we hadn't yet seen a sloth and he took it as a personal challenge, extending the walk until we eventually found one.
- Free continental breakfast
- Free WiFi in public areas
- Onsite dining
- Concierge services
Within a short distance of Miss Junies Lodge are Tortuguero National Park Office and Sea Turtle Conservancy. This 22-room lodge welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a restaurant, and concierge services. Also near this Tortuguero lodge are Cuatro Esquinas Island and Canadian Organization for Tropical Education & Rainforest Conservation.
Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7 AM to 9 AM. Enjoy a bite to eat at Miss Junies, the lodge's onsite restaurant.
Miss Junies Lodge's 22 rooms provide balconies or patios, ceiling fans, and safes.
Guests staying at Miss Junies Lodge enjoy free WiFi in public areas, laundry facilities, and a garden. For transportation, you can make use of an airport shuttle for USD 24.00 per person roundtrip, as well as an area shuttle for a fee. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with concierge services and securing valuables. This smoke-free lodge also has a picnic area.
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73.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 232 reviews