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Celeste Mountain Lodge

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle Los Arguellos | 4 km camino al Pilon, Bijagua de Upala 305-2250, Costa Rica
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Marling, Italy
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We spent one perfect weekend at the Celeste Mountain Lodge. We enjoyed our stay in this wonderful lodge very much! Everyone was charming and helpful, especially the lodge manager! We loved the open, modern architecture of the lodge and its rooms. The view over the close wooded mountains is outstanding! We experienced a guided walk to the breathtaking Rio Celeste... More

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Galluis, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

you almost feel like in a family. Owner and GM welcome you, come and talk to you, recommand things to do, help, food is simply excellent with every day a new dish rooms are perfect view fantastic we had planned staying 3 nights we ended up with 5 excellent spot if you want to do walkings, tubing, and othet river... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not do our research before hand and just picked this on a whim, and I am so grateful that we did! The road to get up to the lodge is not the best, but once you get to the lodge it is incredible! The room we stayed in was on the corner and had windows on both sides... More

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Friendswood, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Celeste Mountain Lodge was included on a birding trip I took and I was very impressed with the facilities. The dining area was impressive with beautiful views and an open design that was comfortable in all weather. The food was wonderful creative and attractively served. We walked the well designed and maintained trails in the forest across the street... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a surprise to me and didn't know where I was ending up until I walked it...and how enchanting was it! First, Joel Welcomes you right as you park and makes you really feel comfortable - just as if you were visiting and old friend! You set your eyes on the building and that's it...your eyes are in love!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is wonderful, eco friendly with sustainable architecture and very nice decoration. Its location is amazing near the Tenorio Volcano National Park and the Celeste River. The staff and owner are very kind and friendly always being aware of our stay (they speak English, Spanish and French too). Food was very good prepared with local vegetables, cooked as bistro-gourmet... More

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I had a wonderful experience during our stay at Celeste Mountain Lodge! We were pleasantly greeted by the staff when we arrived. They quickly prepared us a delicious hot lunch before we set out to go hiking. We were also quickly greeted by the owner who gave us wonderful tips on things to do and places to... More

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Napa Valley, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at the Celeste Mountain Lodge a couple weeks ago, and although it rained every day during my stay, I was not at all disappointed. The property it truly one of a kind with an amazing view and great location just down the road from the national park. The ambience is tastefully modern, but maintains a sense of place,... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Extremely comfortable, friendly place of easy community with visitors from Europe and North America. The dining area consists of long tables that make it easy to meet others (always interesting) from many parts. The food was excellent, although conventional. We like a healthy food diet with many vegetables, and this was not that, with an emphasis on meats and carbs,... More

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Thank you very much for your comments David. It was great to host you and your family. Good luck with your project you described to me. All the best! More

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Organic. Elegant but affordable. Authentic just right. This eco friendly place should be taken as exemple by every other hotel. -4 Wheel highly recommended -Gets really humid at night -Owner is French, super cool guy -Super quiet place, peaceful and relaxing -Alcohol available upon request (wine and beer only) Preset menu courses included in the price. The chef is awesome,... More

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Address: Calle Los Arguellos | 4 km camino al Pilon, Bijagua de Upala 305-2250, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Bijagua de Upala
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Hotel Class:3 star — Celeste Mountain Lodge 3*
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Celeste Mountain Hotel Bijagua De Upala
Celeste Mountain Lodge Costa Rica/Bijagua De Upala

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Celeste Mountain Lodge is a Responsible Tourism establishment, located in Bijagua de Upala, the door to the Volcano Tenorio National Park and its amazing Rio Celeste (Blue River). An authentic rural area, of great natural beauty, with lots of forest and lots to do, yet so accessible! Celeste Mountain Lodge is unique for its concept and profound sustainable philosophy, its innovations, its details and original decoration, ... ... more   less 
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