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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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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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65 reviews 65 reviews
11 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such beautiful surroundings! Unfortunately the hotel itself can really improve! Beds are squeaking and pretty uncomfortable, power in the bathroom is inconsistent and at times non existent (the toilet wouldn't flush and it then flushed by itself after half an hour!!), the breakfast food is pretty greasy and bland.... Such a pity because it has the potential of being a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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234 reviews 234 reviews
86 hotel reviews
156 helpful votes 156 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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30 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
8 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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