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La Posada el Encuentro

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5 km East of Guadalupe Village, Rincon de La Vieja, Costa Rica
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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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Lake Tahoe (California), California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2010

I went with my father and my brother and his wife, and our car broke down right when we got to the hotel, the gentleman working there was super helpful and helped us get in contact with a mechanic. We had to hitchike our way to the Rincon de la Vieja park and and we were still able to hike... More

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12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2008

The front awning of La Posada reflects its problem: in tatters and getting worse. Perhaps it was okay 2 or 3 years ago when the previous owner (a German woman) ran it, but the current on-site owner is a retired engineer who has no background in hospitality. The place looks like it's going to seed, e.g., three dogs run loose,... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2008

Great Canyon views, nice pool and deck (that could have been cleaner) AND THAT'S IT. PERIOD. Not worth the money charged. What they offered and what they delivered is not the same at all. Not what we expected. The hard beds, no A/C, hotel services non-professional support staff, food not particularly good and greasy (not local nor international) and lots... More

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20 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2008

My guy and I wanted a place near the volcano that was peaceful. Little did we know how nice and quiet this place would be. In addition, the owners are lovely and very helpful. If you want to stay near the volcano and have a nice view, this place is for you. The food is great. Very tasty. Louis' wife... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2008

Just returned from Costa Rica where we started off our trip by staying at Posada El Encuentro. The owners, Luis and Sharon, are very warm hosts and make you feel at home in their inn. A very nice, homemade breakfast is included in the price (fresh fruit, homemade bread, egg, juice and coffee). Sharon cooks delicious dinners as well. The... More

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New York
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9 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2008

Found this little place right here on tripadvisor. I must say that I was slightly disappointed. I have stayed in developing countries and I am not a newbie at this nor do I need to be pampered. The place was just not worth the money that they charged. I honestly don't think I would be nearly as critical if the... More

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Costa Rica
11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2008

What a nice place to take tourist and locals. We were a mixed group of 12 and we all agreed that the Posada was a great place to have started our Costa Rica tour of the Guanacaste province. Luis and his wife were extremely accomodating and made us all feel comfortable and welcome even though because of the size of... More

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7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2007

My wife and I stayed at La Posada for the last lag of our Costa Rican honeymoon this summer. This place was by far the most comfortable inn we stayed at. Luis and his wife we were wonderful hosts and it really felt like you were staying with family (I know people say that a lot, but it's true). Peter,... More

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New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2007

We stayed (3 of us includes our 7 year old son) at the Posada El Encuentro 2 days Aug 27th & Aug 30th. Luis, Sharon and the children were a wonderful warm family. We felt like family very comfortable in their beautiful home. Luis had picked/dropped us off at the bus station when we left for Nicaragua. Their hospitality is... More

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Tampa, FL
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6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2007

Overall a nice place to stay, beware of the rocky road to get there. 5km of rocks, pot holes and mud during rainy season. Minimum size of car rental should be a 4WD Daihatsu Terio. But chances are, you're staying there because you will go to Rincon de la Vieja (10km further up the road) so you'd have to deal... More

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Address: 5 km East of Guadalupe Village, Rincon de La Vieja, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Rincon de La Vieja
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La Posada El Encuentro Hotel
La Posada El Encuentro Costa Rica/Rincon De La Vieja

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