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Rincon de la Vieja Lodge

Rincon de La Vieja, Costa Rica
Rincon de la Vieja Lodge
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Scruffy rooms, indifferent service and abysmal food. Take it or leave it approach to a buffet that offered some of the worst food I'd seen anywhere in Costa Rica. Our buffet consisted of some badly cooked mains with very little choice - and they had the nerve to ask $20. The following evening we went to Hotel Hacienda Guachipelín, a... More 

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Noosa Heads
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84 hotel reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Yes there are bugs (galore!) but the setting is lovely and we enjoyed our night there. The rooms are basic for the.price but the setting made up for that. Can't understand the comments about the food which we thought was pretty good. Not a bad choice.

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brussels
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69 reviews 69 reviews
30 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This lodge has an amazingly serene location. The cabins are located around a small lake and each has a balcony with a hammock for relaxing, most facing towards the sunset. There are numerous adventure activities which can be undertaken. The zip line through the forest canopy is a must. The walks to various waterfalls and swimming holes were also fantastic... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Rustic rooms. Very quiet, beautiful surroundings with the horses roaming free on the property. The cabanas are nice with their hammocks. We loved the horse-riding. Our guide Jose was very knowledgable of Nature and has been collecting butterflies and contributed to the research of a very famous american biologist (Dr. Janzen), and he is great with children during the horse-riding.... More 

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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This place has a excellent one day adventure pass for $85 which is worth it because it includes horseback riding, tubing down fairly mild rapids, zip line, hot springs and a fantastic lunch. The owners have a mint here with the adventure pass. The hotel is nice but seems to be secondary venture. The rooms are clean but the staff... More 

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Calgary, Alberta.
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4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This property is gorgeous and the fact that you are on the edge of the National Park is a huge plus BUT the food is horrendous, the lodgings (because of the holes between boards) let a myriad of bugs in on a constant basis, and electricity is only on for a few hours per day. None through the night to... More 

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whitewater colorado
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

if YOU (the reader) wants a more in-depth and over-all assessment (beating my drum here) --> check a recent (as of April 2014) post @ http://www.betunada.wordpress.com with notes on Volcan Rincon and (quite) nearby Rio Negro Hot Springs. we just were driving by and pulled in and were easily and effortlessly checked in. breakfast (and it was good) included --... More 

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Tappen, Canada
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This is exactly what it states, it is a mountain lodge, rustic but comfortable. The rooms are basic but its not pricey. Its clean and in a very nice surrounding, the staff are super friendly and hospitable, and we really enjoyed our meals which were very tasty and good value. It is quiet and very close to the park headquarters... More 

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Harrow
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12 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

The spacious cabins were basic...but who cares....the location was wonderful. Ponies wander over the site and you wake up to hear them outside your window. The bathrooms only seem to have cold water...but this is refreshing on a hot day. The lake has resident frogs which hop over the walkways at night. The stars are plentiful and the pool clean... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

The lodge is located on beautiful peaceful grounds and is conveniently located close to the park. The park also is a hidden gem in Costa Rica as it is much less crowded but just as beautiful as other parks. The staff is amazing and go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. The manager lived in the states... More 

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