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3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Cerro Plano, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful lodge in a beautiful setting. Our room had a huge picture window and balcony opening up to the forest around the property. There also is a back deck to the reception area with couches and chairs where you can sit. There's a short nature trail on the property and we saw lots of birds including hummingbirds and toucans and... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is so much more than a hotel. They provided everything I needed and then so many other things that I didn't even know I needed. I left feeling whole and happy and relaxed. The views and wildlife viewing opportunities were wonderful, and Racquel cooked us some lovely food. Francisco was beyond sweet, and always had his scope ready... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel's location is its strongest selling point. The grounds are peaceful and the view is just lovely. From our room and/or balcony, we could watch the clouds sweeping down from the crest across the valley. Cala Lodge is not in the center of town but is an easy ($3) taxi ride to Santa Elena for dinner. (You can also... More

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Houston, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect for us!!! My adventurous daughter and I don't spend a lot of time at hotels, but it is nice to come back to a very quite and clean hotel with a great staff. They were very helpful, the breakfast was delicious and the room was very nice. Loved the back porch at the hotel lobby, saw all kinds of... More

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Mississauga, Ontario
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent three nights here with my Family. Rooms where very comfortable and clean. Location was perfect with attention to creating a hotel that blended into its surroundings. Hotel Management and staff were extremely inviting making us feel "at home". Would definitely go back.

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Westlake, Ohio
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is beautiful. We were there in the off-season and there was construction going on so they upgraded us to a suite furthest away from the noise. It was so peaceful. We enjoyed walking the grounds and seeing toucans. The breakfast was included and was plenty to start the day with beautiful views overlooking the lush grounds and attached... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

A quiet small hotel with lovely grounds, consists of 3 buildings. Great gardens, I loved just sitting on the back porch behind the lobby/breakfast area drinking coffee & watching the humming birds & butterflies among the flowers. Breakfast was sit down with a simple menu, rather then buffet which made a nice change. It is about a 15 minute walk... More

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Ponte Vedra Beach
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

hotel is nice and quaint - very few rooms and no tv but great wifi signal. breakfast was simple but good - eggs either scrambled or fried with ham, cheese, tomato, or pancakes. also served with fruit, coffee, juice. nice little getaway seclusion versus staying in typical, normal congested hotels. this has more of a cabin feel, in the woods,... More

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Pleasant Hill, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We stayed in the main building, looking directly out at the spectacular view. Our room was spacious and the bathroom was as well. Breakfast came with the room and included a fruit place, juice, coffee and then a made-to-order eggs, pancakes or granola, with fresh bread. This is a very quiet (except for the wind) boutique property on a beautiful... More

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Sacramento, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

An absolutely perfect place for families. The suites are large enough to accommodate 5. The lodge is beautiful, and in the middle of a forrest with beautiful views. The desk is staffed by the couple who one the lodge, and could not be any friendlier or helpful. It is also only a 5-10 minute walk from the town center. Best... More

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Address: Cerro Plano, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Cala Lodge 3*
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Cala Hotel Monteverde
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