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Hotel Guayabo Lodge

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   300 m sur del Cementerio de Sta Cruz | Santa Cruz de Turrialba, Turrialba 30504, Costa Rica
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Ranked #3 of 11 hotels in Turrialba
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Jose, Costa Rica
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a gringo but a Costa Rican resident for nearly 5 years. Travel and stay all over the country. Picked this hotel to visit the Guayabo National Monument. I have to say this was one of the worst experiences I've had in Costa Rica. We were issued room number 14. Bathroom floor was filthy. Shower looked equally as horrible -... More

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En la misma noche en que estuvo este cliente tuvimos más de 40 visitantes. Los comentarios fueron todos positivos. El... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This lodge is easily one of the most beautiful places I've ever been. We stayed there while visiting a rural town called Tres Equis that was about 45 minutes away. The food is delicious and the property gorgeous. There are fireflies which we loved. There is not much to do so if you are planning to stay in the lodge... More

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Vail, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My wife and I arrived in the dark last May. Not knowing the area we thought we were too far away from Turrialba. The next day we woke up to a wonderful location. Situated on an active volcano...we love it. Pedro and his staff were so accommodating to help us enjoy their part of paradise. The food, fabulous. Pedro's wife... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The place is a family own hotel, in the rural mountain of Costa RIca is the peace you look for with a great location between the Volcano the Guayabo Park, and Turrialba. Well manage food is very good and the service is great, the price is just right

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Santa Cruz, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

If you want to be in this neighborhood to visit Volcan Irazu (go to Volcan Poas instead) or the Archaeological Monument (highly recommended) then this is very convenient. Definitely a mixed bag of good and mediocre. Room was large though bathroom was tiny (could barely get on and off the toilet without knocking TP holder off the wall and we're... More

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We loved our time at Guayabo Lodge. Quiet and restful with great food. Very clean and comfortable. Pedro and his staff provided a clean comfortable setting. The girls enjoyed horseback riding through a coffee plantation to a waterfall while the botanist enjoyed a trip to CATIE gardens. Together we were guided by Cesar and Chico to Irazu volcano and Guayabo... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I was not expecting the hotel to be this amazing... Yes, it does look pretty in the pictures but once you're there you can truly see the level of detail and love they put into everything. The views are amazing, as you can see on the pictures, the gardens are very well taken care of. I highly recommend the food,... More

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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

what a beautiful respite this place is! the air is fresh and cool, the rooms are nicely decorated. we enjoyed our mountain view room with a mini kitchen. You can just rest or enjoy the many things to do here. we went to Guayabo National Monument with the hotel 's wonderful guide Cesar. His pride and knowledge of the indigenous... More

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Friendswood, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I have stayed here many times and each time things seem to get better. Pedro, who was the manager of Central America's most important horticultural educational facility, and his wife run a very tight ship with hands on management. They are gentle lovable people deeply connected to Nature. Their property shows their love of Nature. The lodge has wonderful views... More

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London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
44 hotel reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I am not sure why Trip Advisor only has average or very good. This place is not average, is not very good, it is good. Good service, good location, good rooms, a decent restaurant working at night and some rooms/apartments with amazing views of the marvellous mountains of Turrialba. Turrialba is a special place, not much to do there, but... More

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Address: 300 m sur del Cementerio de Sta Cruz | Santa Cruz de Turrialba, Turrialba 30504, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Cartago > Turrialba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Guayabo Lodge 3*
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The Guayabo Lodge is a 24 room cozy mountain eco-Lodge located in the outskirts of the Turrialba volcano, 2 hours from the airport. Excellent rooms and magnificent views. Enjoy nature, rafting, canopy or hiking, tour the smoking volcano, visit the Guayabo Archaeological Park or the CATIE botanical garden. Our restaurant offers a selected menu of Costa Rican and international dishes, taking advantage of tropical ingredients and creations from Guayabo Lodge Cooking School. Our bar is open every evening and offers a great selection of fruit juices, cocktails, beers and wines. ... more   less 
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