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Dantica Cloud Forest Lodge

3.5 of 5 Resort   |   4 km south of the entrance to San Gerardo de Dota, San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here as a group of four during our stay at Miriam's Quetzals nearby. The food was very good, with a variety of dishes to choose from. The service was friendly and attentive. We enjoyed our dinner here very much. My only quibble is that they were a bit strange about our reservation. We stopped by earlier in the... More

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Nyack, New York
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4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our room had a spectacular view even from the bathroom! Bird watching from the tub. Everything was bright and cheery. The food at the restaurant was the best eaten this trip to Costa Rica. The hike to our lovely cabin is only suited for fit travelers, but worth the climb.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family (myself, husband & kids 10 & 13) stayed at Dantica last week. While I knew there would be great birding, I was nervous about the cold - but it ended up being absolutely beautiful. Dantica is one of the first lodges on the road to San Gerardo de Dota. Some of the cabins are close the road and... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rooms will take your breath away. Like, seriously - you will never want to leave. Jacuzzis with real hot water and breathtaking views from the tub, private balcony, couch, comfy bed The scenery is stunning. The wildlife and birds are vivd. This is Costa Rica (off the beaten track) at its best. The managers were so friendly and welcoming... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Spent 3 nights in Feb. 2014. Great location and beautiful scenery. More rustic than other lodges we visited but that is part of the beauty of the place. Wonderful food, the best we had in Costa Rica. Great young chef. Staff all very friendly and helpful. Nice fully glazed restaurant which gave good viewing of the adjacent bird life. My... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

At the end of a (too short) visit to Costa Rica we spent two nights at the Dantica Lodge. The views from our rooms were breathtaking, and it was tempting to spend all of our time watching the clouds roll over the mountains. We were awake at sunrise to drive down into the valley and were lucky enough to see... More

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Broxbourne, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This hotel is located half-way down a steep track to the village of San Gerardo De Dota, providing fabulous views of the Cloud Forest on the way - we were lucky enough to see a swallow-tailed hawk soaring over the tree-tops as we left the main road. All the staff at Dantica take their lead from Nico & Mary and... More

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We travelled to Cost Rica for 2 weeks in mid-November - the whole trip was absolutely incredible and Dantica lodge/the time we spent in San Gerardo de Dota really helped to make this an incredible trip. We stayed for 4 nights and were surprised by the number of people who literally only go there for a night or two just... More

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Doha, Qatar
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320 reviews 320 reviews
84 hotel reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

This property is located down a very picturesque road that is well worth the effort to find. The signage and directions make it easy to find and when you do you will surely be amazed at its unique beauty. It’s a stunning property and the villas are unbelievable. The views are breath taking. They grow some of their own herbs... More

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Kent, England
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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We stayed here at the end of our honeymoon to Costa Rica. I had read that you reached the rooms via a winding path but I don't think I really took into account what that meant. It was a good ten minute walk from the restaurant / reception to our room and it was through the forest and even though... More

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Also Known As:
Dantica Cloud Forest Lodge And Gallery Hotel San Gerardo De Dota
Dantica Cloud Forest Lodge And Gallery Hotel
Dantica Cloud Forest Lodge Costa Rica/San Gerardo De Dota
Address: 4 km south of the entrance to San Gerardo de Dota, San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Gerardo de Dota
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 hotels in San Gerardo de Dota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Dantica Cloud Forest Lodge 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dantica Cloud Forest Lodge is an eco-boutique hotel, which was built between 2003 and 2008. Our hotel provides the following facilities; sleeping, restaurant, gallery, trails, tours and relaxing, combining quality and comfort in order to allow you to experience and enjoy the cloud forest in its purest form.The hotel is situated in the valley of San Gerardo de Dota. Inside the Los Santos Forest Reserve, on top of a hill with a breathtaking view and a private reserve that consists of 5 km of walking trails, Dantica is the closest hotel to the newly created Los Quetzales National Park. Nearby you can also find typical restaurants, trails, trout fishing, protected areas, National Parks and the Cerro de la Muerte, with its 3480 meters the second highest point in Costa Rica and with a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean and the volcanoes.The Dantica Cloud Forest Lodge consist of 8 Bungalows with a modern interior design and decorated with typical aspects of the Latin American culture, distributed in 7 Superior bungalows and one Suite, especially designed so you can enjoy contact with nature. All Bungalows have the following facilities: queen-sized beds with goose-feather duvets, Satellite television, ecological chimney working on ethanol, safe deposit box, minibar with fridge, coffee maker with coffee and tea as a courtesy of the hotel, table with chairs and a private terrace. In the bathroom you will find a Jacuzzi, towels, biodegradable soaps and shampoos, and a hair dryer.The 4-person Superior Bungalows have two bedrooms with private bathroom (one with Jacuzzi, one with shower), a terrace and a living room with a fully equipped open kitchen including stove and warm water.Our Deluxe Suite additionally has an additional fireplace working on wood and a private garden with trail in the forest. All our hot water is solar heated. The hotel distinguishes itself by its personalized attention, harmony with nature and respect for the environment. At the restaurant you can enjoy a breakfast, lunch or dinner a la carte. In our beautiful and large gallery you can buy art and handicrafts from Costa Rica and other Latin American countries.We have WIFI high speed internet service, and offer parking lots, playground for children, laundry service and tour packages with a certified bilingual guide. ... more   less 
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