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Grandpas Hotel

Cot | Carretera al Volcán Irazú, Cartago 543 7050, Costa Rica
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Grandpas Hotel
Ranked #1 of 7 Cartago B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Greencastle, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed for one night here so that we could visit Irazu Volcano before going back home. While the area is beautiful and the volcano is amazing, the cleanliness of the cottage we had was less than desirable. At first glance, it seemed fine. But it wasn't long before the giant roaches came out. They were on our things in no... More

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Vancouver Island, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is clean, cabins are not fancy or large but nice view. Close to the road however and the neighbor is a kind of grains transformation company. Easy place to find and very close to Irazu. Breakfast are included. Ok not more. Staff is friendly.

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Greenville, South Carolina, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Things went very well at Grandpa's Hotel. The cottage was first rate and the hospitality was beyond measure. Edgar has to be the best host for breakfast in the world. He was always ready to start our day with some great food at breakfast. We ate dinner at the hotel one night and it was top rate as well. The... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

It was a nice experience to get to Grandpas hotel! after our wedding. The lodge had flowers everywhere and a heart made with petals in the bed. The place is very quiet and romantic. I will choose grandpa's once again to rest for a weekend . The service is professional, they left us a bottle of cold white wine. We... More

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Berkeley, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We chose this hotel based on the good reviews and proximity to Vulcan Irazu. As far as a place to stay that is close to the volcano, I'm not sure you could ask for better. The hotel is also very easy to find - it's just one turn off the main road leading to Irazu. We stayed in a cabin,... More

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Bowmanville, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

First off, I had a great sleep in one of the very clean cabins (cabin 9). The views alone as you sit outside are worth staying here, but I think if you are rated the number one hotel in Cartago, you need to hold your hotel to a higher standard. My wife and I were told breakfast was included, but... More

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Lees Summit, Missouri, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Love this hotel. The staff are so gracious and helpful. They are very observant and watch you so if you order hot chocolate one day, they automatically bring it to you the next day. Always ready to help with whatever you need to make your stay awesome. It's not Hyatt Place or the Marriott - it is a place where... More

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Berlin, Germany
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We chose the hotel because of the many good reviews here on tripadvisor, but it ended up being the worst disappointment of our vacation so far. First disappointment came when the person who let us in was unable to smile or speak a single word of english (that's not a metaphor - he really didn't speak a single english word).... More

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New York City, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Stayed a night at one of the private cabins prior to visiting irazu volcano the next morning. Private cabin is amazing. Big and clean, a heater in cabin for the cold nights, nice comfortable beds. Complementary breakfast and most of all.... 30 min drive to irazu volcano. Wifi, lots of outlets, and amazing service. Also, when searching for beer during... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I couldn't say enough good things about Grandpas. I've stayed with them for four consecutive years on group travel service trips I lead. Gustavo and the staff could not be more accommodating. You truly feel as comfortable as you would at home. The energy around the hotel is one of love and service. Nevermind the view you wake up to... More

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Address: Cot | Carretera al Volcán Irazú, Cartago 543 7050, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Cartago > Cartago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Grandpas Hotel Costa Rica/Cartago

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Grandpas' Hotel is located a few miles away from Irazu Volcano. A mountain hotel with wood cabins on the mountain top. Because it's so small we offer great one-on-one service. ... more   less 
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