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Hotel De Montana El Pelicano

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San Gerardo Rivas, Perez Zeledon San Jose Costa Rica | 700mts Norte Del Liceo Canaan San Gerardo de Rivas, San Gerardo, Chirripo National Park 33-8000, Costa Rica
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a pretty basic hotel, but had all the amenities: very clean, comfortable beds, really hot water, a decent restaurant, and really wonderful service. We forgot and left our credit cards in a hidey-hole in the room when we checked out, and the staff couldn't have been more helpful and nice in retrieving our cards. The only drawback we... More 

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Hilliard, Ohio
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We enjoyed the cabin. The food was excellent. It was close to the hiking trail and not too far from the city of San Isidro. The staff was helpful and friendly, There are some hot springs worth checking out not too far away though the trail is a bit of a small hike.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

My husband and I hiked Chirripo and decided to stay at Pelicano. This hotel has all the amenities you need with a great hot shower which was highly needed. The grounds are nice, rooms are ok but what really makes this hotel special is the trio effect (Father -Freddy plus his two sons David & Omar)... These fellas went above... More 

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Escazu, Costa Rica
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34 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I hiked Chirripo and stayed at this hotel. In fact, the Hotel arranged the whole trip. The hotel has a swimming pool and other facilities which I did not use because it was poring with rain on my arrival. The hotel leans towards rustic in its construction and style. My room had 2 beds, one double and the other single.... More 

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Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

Great hotel to serve as a base for hiking in the area. Lovely gardens, friendly, accomodating staff. Close to a few local restaurants, and several interesting community NGOS to visit. Meals were okay, no complaints.

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37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

Everything about this hotel is beautiful: the super clean wood cabin-style rooms, the restaurant, the gardens.  In addition, the staff was very friendly and was constantly providing useful information about the area.  The food at the restaurant was not always good: undercooked rice, very dry meat, apparently stale beans.  The part that annoyed me was that they kept changing their... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I had an amazing stay at El Pelicano. This hotel is located in wonderful gardens that have been perfectly landscaped and designed. The pools, the path in the forest, and a small but charming wood arts expo make this place a "must stay". My room was basic but very clean and comfortable. Food was excellent: I had my best "casado"... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

Food was not what I expected, there is no relationship between price and quality. I had an orange chicken it was bad. I asked for dessert and they only had 1 option. At least the waitress has a good attitude and provides a good service. The coffee and dessert was really bad.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

After leaving a different Hotel, for charzing us tripple than the price on the phone, we ended up at El Pelicano. The owner Omar let us in at 21.30! After a local woman called him for us. He was our hero, and we ended up in a great place. If there is anything like paradise, this is it for me!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

A pleasant, beautiful, but unfortunately not very well-known place in San Gerardo. I would recommend El Pelicano to anyone wanting to spend time in this town, and especially to those wanting a reliable, comfortable, and serviceable place to stay in before going to Cerro Chirripó. The hotel staff is absolutely amazing, and the food and hotel stay itself are delicious... More 

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