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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
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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Erath, Louisiana
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9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Just stayed here one night, arriving at dusk and leaving early the next morning, so really didn't get to experience that much. Hotel is very clean, room was comfortable but basic. It was very humid while there (rain, clouds/fog) and room felt wet although temperature was comfortable. But that was expected. Had dinner and breakfast both of which were very... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

My wife and I stopped by for lunch, after visiting the Bijagua de Upala. It's only 5 km away. The meal was fantastic, and very affordable. One of the best we had in Costa Rica. It's such a beautiful location, away from the crowds. The hotel is beautiful - we really wish we were able to spend more time there.... More

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burlington vermont
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

What a pleasant time. Beautiful location, inventive food and private jungle trails. However, what really capped it off was the relaxed atmosphere and attentive staff. Joel, the owner, was an exceedingly charming and interesting host. We spend more than 100 days a year in hotels all over the world, and this was one of my favorite stays in many years.... More

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Chittenden, Vermont
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The Celeste Mountain Lodge was a surprise and a delight! A beautiful site and such nice people!! The location is remote, while also easily accessible from Bijagua. It was cloudy but not rainy while we were there -- cloud foresty, for sure. The accommodations are open, airy and environmentally friendly, exactly what we were looking for. And the food is,... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We spent two nights at the lodge at the end of our trip, staying with our 8 year old and older teenagers. The lodge is set in beautiful tropical gardens with uninterrupted views of the forests and volcanos. All of the bedrooms share these great views, with floor to ceiling windows. The rooms were fairly basic, but clean and tidy.... More

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New York City, New York
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5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

All hotels have unique qualities, but the Celeste Mountain Lodge is loaded with them. It is located right in the volcanic area in an unspoiled part of a beautiful country, away from the hordes of tourists at Manual Antonio and the Guanacaste beaches. Daytime and nighttime temperatures are very comfortable, so air conditioning is not necessary. What makes the Celeste... More

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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We truly enjoyed our stay at the Celeste Mountain Lodge, a relaxed and very friendly place with outstanding food, amazing views, fantastic birding and hiking. Joel is a wonderful host and made us feel very welcome. We liked the eco-friendly approach to tourism and the contemporary architecture. Hiking the 2km long private rainforest trail is a treat. The lodge is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Celeste Mountain Lodge is a great place to re-connect with nature (and dis-connect from your laptop and phone!). The hotel is in perfect symbiosis with the environment, the food absolutely amazing (viva the Chef!) and Joel a great host. We did several treks, all recommended by Joel who perfectly understands the need of his guests.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

It rained all three days we stayed here, but it was wonderful nonetheless. That is our room in the photo for the lodge. It was airy and the view was spectacular. The food and service were delightful and the hosts were considerate and solicitous. It was an old-world experience revved up for the new world. It's a rough road to... 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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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