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Hotel Rio Perlas Spa, Resort & Casino

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Valle de Orosi, Cartago 95-7100, Costa Rica
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Ranked #3 of 3 hotels in Cartago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

The setting of Hotel Rio Perlas is wonderful. If you are the kind of person who likes to sit in your hotel room and watch TV and answer email, then this is not the place for you. To get out and hike the trails through the seemingly virgin forest/jungle makes for an unforgettable experience. We enjoyed the comfort of the... More

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Nuestros clientes son nuestro complemente perfecto para que nuestro Hotel irradie esa magía natural que solo nuestra naturaleza nos pueda... More

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

When I first saw the resort it took my breath away, the website doesn't do it justice. The landscape, the spanish style suits, the pools, and trails--absolutely gorgeous. You can wake up in the morning and hear exotic birds singing while you drink your coffee, it is so tranquil and calming. We loved it. We stayed in the suites they... More

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Nos complace mucho saber que cumplimos con sus espectativas, comentarios como estos nos instan a seguir mejorando día a día.... More

London, United Kingdom
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186 reviews 186 reviews
28 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

This hotel consists of a lot of huts, some duplex, many individual, strung out on paths on a very long river valley. The valley is so steep that there is no path at the river itself. Cars are not allowed - they take you from the check in, by the entrance, and car park to your room, by golf buggy,... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

This was a one night romantic getaway for us; we did enjoy it a lot. We MUST say the service, the staff was remarkable, and workers are really friendly and willing to help very nice happy staff that made us feel welcome from the moment we entered. The Grounds are beautiful, gardens are very well kept, magic scenery, very green,... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We went on a romantic gateway to Hotel Río Perlas. We rented a junior suite wanting to get some privacy and quiet time. But the walls were so thin that we could hear our neighbors, who to our misfortune were way too noisy. We expected to hear nature’s sounds, not other people´s TV and family problems!!! It does not definitely... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Our family stayed here 2 nights/3 days. We had an incredible experience, very clean rooms, friendly staff, food was great for $15 on average. Very accessible from San Jose, we had lots of fun observing the nature, the trails, the fish, birds, swimming in the near-by river, and hanging around the pool. The warm pool was great because the weather... More

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Atlanta, GA
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13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights, and I would agree with the sentiment that this is not a 5-star property. That said, the price we paid was around $100 for a private cabin, so not a bad value. Pros: Very quiet & secluded, nice pools and an OK spa (again, not 5-star, but not pricey, either). Decent restaurant; no James... More

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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22 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

We were in Costa Rica for a vacation in February of 2013. We had decided to tour the country without an itinerary so after a day in Cartago this hotel was to be home for the night. We were pleasantly surprised upon check in at the grounds and the room. The main problem we ran into was that many of... More

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Alfred, Maine, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

First, I would like to say that I am not what you would consider "high maintenance". I rarely complain about anything, can't think of the last time I sent food back at a restaurant and generally don't complain about much in life. With that said, I felt compelled to write this review to hopefully prevent others from falling victim to... More

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Wiscasset, Maine, USA
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9 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

The layout is superb, with flowers and orchids everywhere. Well maintained grounds and very helpful staff. We parked, and were driven to the Captains Quarters for food and drink. Really special. The food was passable, not spectacular, clearly using what was on hand. Order local fish and beef (trout from the pool on site) are good. Prep time was long,... More

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Additional Information about Hotel Rio Perlas Spa, Resort & Casino

Also Known As:
Hotel Rio Perlas Cartago
Hotel Rio Perlas
Hotel Rio Perlas Spa, Resort & Casino Costa Rica/Cartago
Address: Valle de Orosi, Cartago 95-7100, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Cartago > Cartago
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 hotels in Cartago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Rio Perlas Spa, Resort & Casino 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This 65 rooms new property located in the beautiful and legendary Orosi Valley 39 Km./ 24 Mls. from San José represents the only Mountain & Spa destination in Costa Rica. Hotel Río Perlas Spa & Resort is surrounded by many natural attractions as: Tapantí National Park (15 Km./ 9 Mls.), the Irazú Volcano (57 Km./ 35 Mls.), the Turrialba Volcano (30 Km./ 19 Mls.), the Arqueological Reserve of Guayabo ( 30Km. / 19 Mls.), the Pacuare and Reventazón Rivers normally used for white water rafting, the Lankaster Gardens (9 Km./ 6 Mls.), the Ujarrás Valley and also the Cathedral of Nuestra Señora de los Angeles located in the center of the old Costa Rica metropoli: Cartago. ... more   less 
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