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Celeste Mountain Lodge

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Calle Los Arguellos | 4 km camino al Pilon, Bijagua de Upala 305-2250, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Warm and friendly staff. Delicious meals and very cool ambiance in the dining area. I loved that the hotel is completely sustainable using food from their own garden, composting, solar energy and a lot of the furniture is up-cycled. We loved it.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed there for 2 nights with our 2 kids, and it was really amazing ! The lodge is really beautiful, the rooms are clean and the staff is so nice and helpful. The food was incredibly good, we are vegetarian and had special menus for us, it was delicious. It was raining most of the time, but we... More 

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Paris, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

nice location and garden for this hotel, a pity that ecological doesn't mean comfort for them, sheets were humid for the 2 nights, food wasn't good, no real comfortable place to sit when raining heavy outside

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CelesteLodge, Propietario at Celeste Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

We thank this lady( from Paris) for her comments.To which we will not pay too much attention. Indeed the climate has been very humid, besides we are in a tropical country and we make up the beds just a few hours before guests arrival, nothing we can do about humidity level. The food was not good, oh well, we will... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I come back to Costa Rica, I will definitely stay here again (and definitely for more than a night!). The rooms are very comfortable, and the common area is a great place to mingle with the other travelers. The food is EXCELLENT and included. You get all three meals.....and the staff will let you stay after check out to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

--The lodge is very special with a beautiful view and great service --Its clean and here the nature has a special place..... --The price is fair and the food is amazing...... The people are very nice......

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Great niche hotel in the middle of mountain. Location: It's a few minutes drive to Tonorio National Park. If you plan to pay a visit to the park, this would be an ideal place to spend the night before. Facility: About 20 rooms on two floors in one building. The room is rather simple but clean. Sound isolation is not... More 

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Chilliwack, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We stayed 4 nights in late March of 2015 because my wife went looking for places "off the beaten track." The hotel is a gem in the jungle. We had the end room on the bottom floor, which meant we had two full walls of louvred windows. It was like sleeping outside without any bugs. We both loved it! Everything... More 

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Polcenigo, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is a family run, incredibly unique hotel where you will be greeted by the owners and see them throughout your stay to ensure you have the perfect vacation. You will love this place if you value: quiet walks through a private rainforest, local freshly-prepared food (often with a French influence for very unique "fusion" meals), friendly multi-national guests with... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Perfect location for visiting Tenorio. The owner is very friendly and the staff is always helpful. By the the best food of all hotels / lodges we have ever visited in Costa Rica! My wife got a special mixed hot vitamin fitness drink when she had a cold. :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The other reviews are nearly unanimous with either four or five star reviews and I have to echo their views. This is a location to visit in itself rather than simply a hotel to sleep at night. The rooms are minimalist, but are designed to emphasize the hotel's connection to nature. There's no turn-down service or chocolates on your pillows... More 

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