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Cerro Chato Eco Lodge

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Road to Rio Fortuna' waterfall | 3 kms southwest from La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 4417-75, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4 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 of 5 stars
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Barcelona, Spain
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is excellent. First of all the space, simple and quiet with nice rooms. Maria prepares the best breakfast, alot of fruit, gallo pinto, toast all you need to start your day. We travel with no car and it´s 20 minutes walking from the bus station, 10 minutes from the best super market and 40 minutes walking to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights and absolutely adored this place. First off, the owner/guy who works the front desk, Miguel, is the best person ever. He was so great with helping us plan our stay in La Fortuna. He even personally drove us to a few of our destinations! It's away from the slight bustle of Fortuna Town but... More 

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Aurora, CO
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23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We stayed a couple nights as we started our Costa Rica vacation. This was my third time to Costa Rica, and my second to the La Fortuna area. The property / lodge is nice, especially because it is a little bit outside of town, but still easily accessible. There is a supermarket down the road about a km (turn off... More 

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Paisley, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Spent 2 nights with my 16 year old son. Read the reviews about the owner and was curious more than anything. The man was immediatley helpful, knowledgeable and willing to help. The cabin was great,comfortable and quiet. Ground were very well kept and were beautifull. Breakfast, served by the owners wife and at poolside was delicious. Owner was nice enough(and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The lodge was perfect for our need. We traveled to La Fortuna to see the Arenal volcano and the rainforest. We were not disappointed with the perfect location of the lodges. Miguel the owner was extremely friendly and advised us on key places to see during our stay. We climbed the Cerro Chato which took a little longer than expected... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This place states it has everything you need but it is a far fetched statement. If you are a young backpacker on a budget it might be ok but the facilities are poor and not very clean. The towels are threadbare and I am not large but it would not wrap around me. The sink has no plug and neither... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We spent two nights a Cerro Chato. Miguel (the owner) was very helpful with information and organized a taxi at a reasonable price to take us to a hike around the volcano and then pick us up to go to the public hotsprings. The accommodation was clean, spacious and comfortable and we enjoyed sitting on our patio watching the birds... More 

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Enid, Oklahoma
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We stayed at Cerro Chato Ecolodge for 4 nights in Feb 2015. We were very happy with our accommodations. Miguel and his family operate the property very efficiently. It is economical, clean and conveniently located. Miguel is friendly, knowledgeable, and very helpful. He looks out for his guests in every way. Maria, his wife, cooks a wonderful and inexpensive typico... More 

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Evergreen, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We had planned to stay 4 days but after the 2nd day of rain with no end in site our host let us out of the reservation and sent us off to the beaches. 5 plus stars! Rooms and grounds nicely kept we would return any time to this lovely spot.

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Delft, The Netherlands
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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We stayed at Cerro Chato Ecolodge for 2 nights in December and were very happy to be in such a peaceful place, fat away from big cities, close to the nature and wildlife. It is nice to wake up because of birds' signing. It is cool to hear monkeys' voices somewhere in the vicinity or see squirrels and iguanas running... More 

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