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Hotel Cerro Lodge

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3.0 of 5
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Intermedios Tarcoles, Garabito, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Derry, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Within 10 minutes of arriving we'd seen the scarlet macaws, munching on almonds in the trees in the garden! We stayed 3 nights at this wonderful property, clean and comfortable if not luxurious room with it's quirky outdoor bathroom, we loved it! The staff and owner Federico were very attentive and we felt very well looked after. Federico organised a... More 

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Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This lodge is absolutely beautiful, surrounded by nature, with lots of birds around you. For birding trips, this would be the ideal place to stay. We, however, stayed here on a organised trip for parents with 12+ teenagers. Except for a river tour and birding walks, there is not much to do here. The swimming pool has a great view,... More 

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Dijon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved Cerro Lodge, watching those red macaws fly over as we bathed in the pool in the sunset. Howler monkeys in the mango forest. Iguanas in the magical little outside bathrooms! Lovely food, lovely people, lovely atmosphere. We spent every evening in the comfortable openair lounge watching geckos, Kiskedees.. Had brilliant crocodile trip and would definitely come again Thanks... More 

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Baltasound, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Cerro Lodge is to be commended as the only ecolodge in the area. The rooms are good if small and have aircon and the staff are very friendly. Food was okay but not a patch on other places we stayed. Our main problems were of our own making. We have very little Spanish and the best English speaker was away... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Our birding trip used this as a base for this area. Nice clean room with air conditioning! WiFi only at restaurant. Food at restaurant was fairly standard Costa Rican food but still good. Dining area had a nice view and excellent bird feeders. We didn't use the pool but it look nice and clean. Found good birds right at the... More 

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Cole Camp, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is a great spot for a getaway. This was a birdwatching trip, and the birds in the area are excellent--some right on the grounds. The rooms are well-appointed, the staff friendly and helpful, and the food is varied and excellent. The pool is also very nice.

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Waterbury, Vermont
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 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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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 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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