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Hotel Cerro Lodge

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Intermedios Tarcoles, Garabito, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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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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Waterbury, Vermont
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6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful place. Delbin is great and the woman at the desk who also cooked was great (I am sorry that I do not remember her name). Wonderful place. I was here birding with friends and we were very happy here.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have many years of experience in the hospitality business, which has made me look at hotel room design in a very different way than a casual traveler. Cerro Lodge *really* surprised me in a good way. I was searching for a midway point off of Route 34 (la Costanera) between Jaco and Puntarenas as I did not want to... More 

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Eagle, Colorado
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149 reviews 149 reviews
26 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I stayed two nights here while on a birding trip. The staff is very nice and helpful. The room is very spacious with air conditioning and fans. The bathroom is outside but private. Different but we had not problems. I love the dinning hall which is open air. The food is great and plenty of it. There is always a... More 

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Bowmanville, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Frederico is the owner of this fine property. If you get a chance to meet him you will see that he is a very affable host. He is happy to take time out to chat and listen to your queries. He knows the area well and can help you with your travels in the area. Thank you also to Olga... More 

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Bothell, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The hotel is perfect, the people were all very nice, they remembered Marianne's birthday, the birding was very good on the lower road. It is close enough to the beach and town that it is an easy drive. The room was very nice, the air conditioner worked very well, and the pool was wonderful. Also the food was good as... More 

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Minnetonka
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My three friends and I stayed at Cerro Lodge recently and would definitely recommend it, particularly to birders. The grounds are lovely and the many plants attract a lot of birds. It is possible to pick up a goodly number of species including macaws and mot-mots simply from walking the grounds and sitting in the open-air lounge and restaurant. Staff... More 

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Moscow, Idaho, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I stayed here one night and enjoyed the experience very much. I was traveling by myself without a car and Federico was very helpful in arranging for taxi pickups to and from the hotel. There is an option to walk from the bus stop using a shortcut but I chose to use a taxi. Federico also arranged for my tour... More 

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Hartland, VT
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22 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Cerro Lodge is a wonderful place for birders - close to Carara National Park, a boat trip on the Tarcoles River and good birding from the dining room - they have bird feeders. We saw 3 scarlet macaws very close after only being there a couple of hours and later there were 7 just off the dining room - its... More 

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muenchen
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

this lodge is a family lodge and a silent, relaxing, nice and safe place to start your day. From the wonderful open balcony you can observe the birds at dawn flying across while having your breakfast. The meals are simple and nice like at home and the staff takes care in a loving and natural way. Its like being at... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Most people will look at Cerro Lodge for birds and outdoor activities and in that regard it certainly doesn't disappoint. There's a ton of bird life in this area-at one point we had scarlet macaws in the trees directly above our rental car, as they munched on almonds. We actually saw a lot more birds here than we did at... More 

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Federico F, Propietario at Hotel Cerro Lodge, responded to this review

As anyother comment we apreciatte this one as well. We try to offer our guests as more ammenities as possible, though everything is related with the rate we charge. We don´t have a 100% bilingual staff, but in most of the time the relation with our clients works properlly. Also, I´m comming IN - OUT from the Lodge constantly and... More 

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