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Hotel Quelitales

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Cachi, 3 kilometros este de plaza de deportes | Cachi Dam, 2 Kilometers South and 3 Kilometers East on Penas Blancas, Cartago 30204, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This place is amazing! We stayed here for a night on the way from the Pacific to the Caribbean side of Costa Rica. Our room was spacious and had a view of a spectacular waterfall. There was a veranda and indoor and outdoor showers. The bed was super comfy. The truly wonderful part of our stay was the personal attention... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Just recently stayed here for 2 nights. We were the only guests at the time so we had the place to ourselves. Having Jose, the extremely pleasant and helpful owner and master chef, prepare meals only for us was quite a treat! When he told us about one of his favorite meals over dinner, we had said wow, that sounds... More 

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José A, Propietario at Hotel Quelitales, responded to this review

Thanks friends for your comment so cute, next time you come Costa Rica I will like to cook together and share recipes. a big hug José. More 

Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

this is the most amazing accomodation. Jose, the owner and master chef is so unbelievably kind and funny if I might add. I didn't let him see it but I teared up when we left as it seemed we had become family. The casita was so peaceful and decorated very beautifully. All of the staff was the best of the... More 

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José A, Propietario at Hotel Quelitales, responded to this review

Thanks friends for your comment , let me the next visit Us to have many other good foods Im enjoy eating and cooking for beautiful people enjoy to much, thas was a goodbye and we'll see. Best Regards José More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My wife and I absolutely loved our stay at Hotel Quelitales. It was incredibly beautiful staying in the rainforest, the rooms are very nice and comfortable, and the food in the restaurant was amazing. We ate one of the best steaks I had ever had. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking to get away to the beautiful... More 

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José A, Propietario at Hotel Quelitales, responded to this review

Grand thanks for your time for this comment, here at Hotel Quelitales keep a great affection for Mercedes and after meeting you has a special place in our hearts and I think girls will be the same. Best regards José More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Six of us stayed in two cabanas for 3 nights. I never anticipated such beautiful accommodations so deep and high in the beautiful mountains of the Costa Rica rain forest. As the owner and a true master chef, José Alvarez Mejías exceeded all of our expectations for lodging, service and dining. In addition to enjoying the beautiful surroundings (hiking and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Situated on a steep hillside in stunning gardens packed with exotic plants,hens,fish ,geese birds and butterflies this is a Hotel perfect for writers or artists and people wanting a night or two of complete peace.The Bungalows are modern,spotless and well furnished with very comfortable beds.No TV,Bar or Swimming pool and miles from anywhere dinner is cooked by the Chef/Owner and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is a very, very special place. Host, Jose, is an absolute gem, as were all the staff. His cooking is superb, and his hospitality just perfect. There were so many delightful, thoughtful touches, we cannot speak highly enough of this hotel. Delightful cabins, set in the forest, with stunning views. Great hike in the forest to a waterfall. Beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

A beautiful spot in the mountains and one of my best diner experiences in Costa Rica! José Alvarez is pura vida, slow cooking and a wonderful host. Rooms are very good, we had a wonderful night and slept like baby's near the waterfall!

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

If you love the mountain views, this is the place for you. Not only is it located at the top of a beautiful mountain, they have an amazing waterfall (which I could here the water from my room) with various kinds of plants and trees. The rooms are very well decorated and the bathroom has an outside shower! The owner... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

We felt like home from the first minute, taken care of by José and his staff in the best possible way. Fantastic breakfasts and dinners. Our bungalow, embedded in the jungle with a waterfall view, was purely outstanding. Starting up the day in the designed outdoor shower (indoor also, thank you for that), accompanied by hummingbirds, was a new, refreshing... More 

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