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Savegre Hotel, Natural Reserve & Spa

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2km South from La Lidia School, San Gerardo de Dota 482-7050, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mountain View, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Most of the guests, including me, appear to come for the hiking and the bird watching. The ride down is a bit rough, but you do not need a four-wheel drive. You do need a four-wheel drive to drive up to the trailhead of some of the trailheads, like that of Los Robles, but the country-side roads are also very... More

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Melbourne, FL
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14 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Savegre experience is amazing. While the narrow, bumpy road that is the only way in (or out!) complete with blind switchbacks give one pause (and finger-crossing to not encounter any large trucks coming the other way), the destination is worth it. If you are lucky, you will see the eye-catching Resplendent Quetzal on your approach to the lodge. We... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This valley is paradise on earth! Went for an overnight stay with my friend...stayed for three, and again returned for final last two nights before returning to the UK...IT REALLY IS THAT GOOD. The accommodation is true five star even with sunken baths, lodges nicely scattered amongst flowers and trees well landscaped to bring in/ encourage the wild life and... More

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San José, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is right in the middle of a mountain, it is hard to get to a more secluded and peaceful place. The road is not that bad but some small cars may have issues getting there, once you arrive you will see a very beautiful place, birds are all over the place, even the gorgeous Quetzal. It is common... More

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Kingston, Rhode Island
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I spent three days at Savegre lodge in July and loved it. The purpose of our trip was to hike on Cerro del la Muerte. We rented a car from Poas in Alejuela (a good experience). The ride was uneventful except for getting lost for a while in San Jose and gets "interesting" as you descend the... More

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Boise, Idaho
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

After 3 days in the jungle, the stop at Savegre was a welcome relieve for out group. After a long drive through the beautiful country side of Costa Rica, we arrived at this beautiful mountain oasis. This stop was a thrill as we were looking for a sighting of the Resplendent Quetzal and we were in luck. There was a... More

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Toronto, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This wonderful Eco friendly lodge is in the middle of the Cloud Forest in Costa Rica. Getting there from San Hose Airport was an adventure in itself. It was 3.5 hours of driving up (11,500 feet above sea level). Literally into the clouds. We were not sure what to expect. It was magnificent. The rooms are basic but clean and... More

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Alajuela, Costa Rica
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We got a promo from Yuplón (sort of Groupon in the US), two nights for two half price. Which is a great way to attract local tourists who don't mind traveling during rainiy season. We checked in on Friday, just in time for dinner and checked out on Sunday. The staff is really nice, the food was great and with... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

we stayed 2 nights for a romantic getaway and had a blast. Room was spacious, squeaky clean and with large comfy bathroom. They even decorated it for us with rose petals. It does get a little chilly at night so we had to use the portable heater. Food was ok, bar was great but a little pricey. We had amazing... More

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Oxford, Pennsylvania
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

My goals for the entire trip to Costa Rica were to enjoy a trip with friends and to see the Resplendent Quetzal. I achieved both of these goals and part of that had to do with our stay at Savegre Hotel. We were able to see the nesting spot for the bird and get some very incredible photos. The setting... More

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Address: 2km South from La Lidia School, San Gerardo de Dota 482-7050, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Gerardo de Dota
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Savegre Hotel, Natural Reserve & Spa 3.5*
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Savegre Hotel, Natural Reserve Hotel San Gerardo De Dota
Savegre Hotel, Natural Reserve And Spa
Savegre Mountain Cartago
Savegre Hotel, Natural Reserve & Spa Costa Rica/San Gerardo De Dota

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Eighty-nine kilometers (55.3 miles) south of San Jose in a private natural reserve of 400 hectares and just 9 km. (5.5 miles) from Los Quetzales National Park, Hotel Savegre is the ideal starting point for exploring Costa Rica’s magnificent tropical cloud forest in all its beauty. Hotel Savegre’s services are the perfect complement for every nature lover seeking a memorable experience. We offer 41 rooms, bar and restaurant, day spa, conference room, laundry service, shuttle service, tours and related activities, as well as our beautiful gardens and impressive private reserve with its extensive network of trails. Our helpful and genuinely friendly staff are the hotel’s signature feature.The Chacon family, pioneers in the San Gerardo de Dota region have been operating the hotel since its inception and it has always been our utmost aim to provide top-quality service that goes hand in hand with the environment. ... more   less 
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