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Hotel De Montana El Pelicano

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San Gerardo Rivas, Perez Zeledon | 700mts Norte Del Liceo Canaan San Gerardo de Rivas, San Gerardo, Chirripo National Park 33-8000, 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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

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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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

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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Swifterbant
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for 2 nights: one to get the permit to enter the park to hike Chirripó and another before actually starting the hike. I loved every second of it! The food was delicious! And the staff were always nice and very helpful. They have sleeping bags and camping stoves that they rent out for a reasonable price. When... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

If anybody is plannig to get up mount Chirripo, I would defenetly recommend planning 4 nights, the second and the third in the base camp on the mountain, and the first and the last night in this charming little hotel! The rooms are clean, theres hot water in the showers, the hotel area is beautyful with a gorgous pool and... More 

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Boon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

We can not recommend to stay there: At the check-in the head of business wanted us to pay the fees he had to pay to his bank when we pay with our VISA-card instead of cash. The head of business wanted us to get up early in the morning for Chirripo. He told us he would prepare breakfast for us... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2010

Stayed here with a school group, the owners were very helpful and suited our extensive needs, even making us an impromptu birthday cake! Rooms are basic but clean, however ours had no window! Rooms seemed like a 5* hotel after Chirripo base camp... Went to the Cloudbridge Reserve whilst we were there, led my Omar's 2 brothers and as far... More 

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