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All 8 Cartago B&Bs / inns

Grandpas Hotel

Cot | Carretera al Volcán Irazú, Cartago 543 7050, Costa Rica
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Grandpas Hotel
Ranked #1 of 8 Cartago B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • 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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Cartago
1 review
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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8 reviews 8 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
2 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
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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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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Atlanta
2 reviews
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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Ithaca, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

If you are looking for someplace close to Irazu this place fits the bill. We stayed in a little cabin - very cute, basic. Great views. Only spent one night. We were amazed how cool it is up that high. Nice breakfast. Great place to be to get up to Irazu first thing in the morning. We drove from the... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here 1 night at one of the private cabins prior to visiting irazu volcano the next morning. Pros: - private cabin is really private, big and clean - heater in cabin for the cold nights - nice comfortable bed - breakfast was good - 30 min drive to irazu volcano, so you can be there in time before the... More

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Costa Rica
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

I visit this hotel with my 2 kids and my parents. The place is clean, well maintained and the staff is friendly and helpful. The breakfast is awesome, the portions big and balanced. If you get the inside room (number 5) can get a bit noisy around breakfast time. But that was just a tiny thing.... The rest was great....

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Additional Information about Grandpas Hotel

Also Known As:
Grandpas Hotel Costa Rica/Cartago
Address: Cot | Carretera al Volcán Irazú, Cartago 543 7050, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Cartago > Cartago
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Cartago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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