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Talari Mountain Lodge

San Isidro, Costa Rica
Talari Mountain Lodge
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Airdrie
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Stayed for one night at Talari, and will not stay again. Our room was dirty - dead bugs in the bed and all over the floor. It was the off season, and unfortunately, the owners were away. The staff didn't bother to clean the room before we arrived (although they did put clean towels on the bed, so obviously someone... More 

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Boise, Idaho, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

If you're looking for a quiet, off the beaten path kind of place to rest, relax and enjoy the wildlife - then Talari Lodge is for you. The open-air restaurant is lovely. And while the accommodations are a little on the rustic side - we appreciated the chance to unplug and unwind for a couple of days while touring the... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Carlos was really friendly. Even though we only stayed one night he invited us to stay and use all the facilities and to forget about the check out time. I love the open air restaurant . We were the only guests for breakfast and there were a lot of birds flying about ,coming for the bananas that Carlos put out... More 

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Holland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We stayed here one night only and were the only visitors. I have the impression that it is not visited that often, and even with the small swimming pool on the grounds, it was not very high class. We did not used the restaurant. Our main purpose was birdwatching and the whole area was a bit disappointing. There are much... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We stayed here with friends and loved the area. We saw plenty of birds and the location was very piece full although only just outside San Isidro. The grounds are nice but everything could do with a bit of a spruce up. Pool cleanliness seemed a bit lacking. A bit overpriced compared to other places we stayed. The food was... More 

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Clermont, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Well, if you never have seen birders in their element, or if you are in for a new experience in ecotourism, then go to Talari Mountain Lodge. This bucolic hotel seems to cater mainly to groups of bird enthusiasts, and to observe them, for us was an experience in itself. While we succeeded in identifying about five species that day,... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

This place is not far from the town of San Isidro but it feels like it is worlds away. Rooms are basic, but there is little reason to be in them except to sleep and shower! Each morning there were brilliant forest birds right outside our front door. Each room has a small patio and a hammock. There are trails... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

A little off the beaten track (our driver needed to ask directions), this was a gem of a place. Nice basic rooms, great food, nice birding on the grounds, and connected with great local guides. The open-air restaurant had great views of the valley to go with the meals. Room was somewhat small, but who spends time in their room... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

the rooms were fairly basic - perfecty comfortable and clean, but without too much luxury. However as we explored, we found a 'hidden' pool (which we didn't try), and a lovely restaurant / bar, where very good food was served, and where you could sit and talk. The lodge covers a large area, with good birdwatching opportunities, and the owner... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The hotel Talari was nothing fancy, but the setting was great. The clean rooms were of cement construction divided into two blocks. Each block contained 8 rooms. Rooms were small, and a bit crowded, but the bright colors helped alleviate any potential depression. Air conditioning was not available, nor needed. Beds were variable; the single bed in our room very... More 

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