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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 2013
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Serena D Santa Cruz, California
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Santa Cruz, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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42 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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Coral Springs, Florida
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7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

At night gets down to about low 60's. Since high in the mountain, not really that hot during the day. Owner's son's VERY accommodating (owner must have been on vaca). We spent two nights. Gorgeous sitting outside day or night overlooking Torrealba (town about 5 miles away). They offer dinner at night for under $20 if you don't want to... More

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California, USA
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352 reviews 352 reviews
80 hotel reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

40 miles drive from San Jose. Along winding roads and small villages. WALMART on route 2. Beautiful lodge with 26 rooms. We have Suite number 4. Try to stay 2 nights to enjoy the surroundings by horse back. Great 3 course dinner choices. Check the website for details. Afternoon tea or coffee compliments of the lodge. Breathtaking views from most... More

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Volcano, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

I have travelled a lot in Costa Rica in 2013 and the Guayabo Lodge is one of the best places I have stayed in the whole country. The rooms were modern, clean and spacious and were tastefully decorated with high quality furnishings and local art. The morning views from the hotel grounds were amazing and include one of the most... More

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10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We stayed here for one night to break up the drive between the airport and Puerto Viejo. But it would have been nice to have stayed longer. Guayabo Lodge's scenic location is absolutely stunning at sunrise and sunset. They have nice little walkways throughout their gardens where there are benches to relax throughout the afternoon. They have decent food on-site,... More

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Also Known As:
Hotel Guayabo Lodge Costa Rica/Turrialba
Address: 300 m sur del Cementerio de Sta Cruz | Santa Cruz de Turrialba, Turrialba 30504, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Cartago > Turrialba
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 11 hotels in Turrialba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Guayabo Lodge 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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