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Hotel El Guarco

Pan America Highway | 1.5 km al sur del Parque Industrial, Cartago, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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suburb of Indianapolis
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

My husband was invited to give a day and a half seminar at TEC (university) - I came too, and we stayed here. Very nice staff and very efficient. Really enjoyed Sunday's buffet breakfast and the late lunch/snack we had on the Saturday we arrived (sweet plantains and rooster cheese!); other meals were great too. The bed was very comfortable,... More 

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

This hotel is very clean. Beds are generally smaller than choices in the US. The room we have has a nice kitchen area with a fridge and micro. Doesnt have any outside area to relax with a view. The patios either face the backside of a neighborhood or the busy main highway . This is a place you need to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

When I travel to Costa Rica and need to spend family time in near by Cartago I stay a few days in this lovely hotel located about 2 miles from where my family lives. I highly recommend this hotel for anybody that wants a great deal for the money. Having a hot tub at the hotel would be ideal as... More 

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Austria
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

a perfect step-stone for traveling beyond cartago we traveled from nicoya to san gerado de dota and were happy to have a clean room and good food right next to the highway (great value for money) - you can visit the volcan irazu in the moring and thus check out afterwards before traveling on.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Very nice for local hotel. Can see it caters to the businessman, so I think it's very hard to get a better rate then $85 per couple. What this place has that raises it above the average tico hotel: Face cloth Hot water : takes come time to get hot, but when it does, HOT! Soft mattress. Air conditioning :... More 

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Pleasant Hill. Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I was on a mission team and we stayed here again this year. The rooms are very nice, clean and well cared for. The front desk staff was very helpful an speak excellent English. May f the other staff also spoke English. I enjoy the nice beds and rally nice showers. I plan to stay here again.

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Auburn Hills, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I recently traveled to Cartago for a business trip.I stated at Hotel El Guarco for two nights. The room was small but well kept and clean. The included breakfast was good and the service was excellent. I really enjoyed the covered courtyard as it rained most of the time I was there, I was still able to sit outside and... More 

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Sacramento, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of this hotel. Really beautiful King rooms - sparkling clean and new. And the restaurant had excellent food - we ended up eating there most of the time. The staff was wonderful and I loved the fact that they had an ice machine! So helpful when it's hot. Just be aware that it... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Clean, safe, inexpensive and great service. We stopped by randomly and were very pleased· the hotel is well located, has a internal parking and the premises are well guarded. We paid 50$ a night including 2 breakfasts. Excellent experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Was at this hotel in Cartago Costa Rica over 2.5 weeks; was on business trip at Cartago Industrial Park. Hotel is super great --- super security and safe place, super clean, super great/ & polite staff (Evelyn, Hannia, Cinya, Eric, Joshua, Andres----reception/housekeeping/restaurant/driver/SecurityGuards--all really great)---very good room prices and very great restaurant food (the cook Cinya's plate of 'lomo a la... More 

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