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La Colina Lodge

150 meters north of The Cheese Factory, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Province of Cartago, Costa Rica
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We picket La Colina because it was cheap and we only needed a place to sleep, nothing fancy. But the place was dirty, the bed was full of dead bugs, the shower was in terrible shape, we even had to shower wearing sandals!! At night the door that leads to the rooms remains unlocked, terrible terrible place!!

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Strong City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed with family - young kids and older adults and had a fantastic time. We received great advise on booking attractions in the area. Rooms were comfy, but not elaborate. The other building (not the lodge) has a wonderful reading room and adjoining yoga room with beautiful sunlight. We were hoping that the vegan restaurant would be open - but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Stayed for two nights while visiting the reserve, located between town and the park, it's a nice and quiet place. Great breakfast and a cool yoga studio to use as you like. Kimberly was lovely and helpful with area info. Simple and low key, would stay again.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

La Colina Lodge is a campy/rustic place with a lot of... artistic detail and eh, "kumbaya" sort of decor. I'd describe it as halfway between a bare-bones hostel and hotel. Photos elsewhere on the web don't match reality (anymore). They host daily (not free) yoga classes by outside instructors (we were not invited or told much about yoga there). It's... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The location was perfect for us, close to all the best places in Monteverde: Curi Cancha reserve, cheese factory, Casem, Café Monteverde, Stella Bakery... but this place seriously needs TLC. It was certainly a nice place at one point but it's falling apart. Beautiful yoga room and nice living room. The staff seems to change a lot. The guy who... More 

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Gort, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

La Colina Lodge was probably a charming place once, but has been seriously neglected since and is a depressing, ramshackle place to stay. The website looks good, reality does not. A real pity, with some serious renovations, cleaning and gardening it could be really nice. If you are on a budget, go to a hostel in Santa Elena.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This lodge was so perfect for my stay in Monte Verde. It is close to the famous Cloud Forests which made day trip there easy. There is also a bat museum and butterfly sanctuary down the road which were also interesting to visit. The rooms and bathrooms were very clean and well taken care of. One of the best parts... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Overall it's a decent place. It's one of the furthest away from the main town so walking to the Main Street isn't really an option. You'll need a car. It's basically a converted farm so the grounds are quite nice with roosters and chickens walking around. Rooms are very basic and moderately clean. Fairly old place but ok value for... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Rooms are dingy, as are towels and terrible pillows. No one is taking care of this place and the manager seems like he could care less. Could be really charming if it was cleaned and updated a bit. It's too bad, but I really can't recommend this place, even at $25 a night.

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Boise, Idaho
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Our tour guide has used this hotel for her clients for years but our experience was not very satisfactory. When we mentioned this to her, she said that the property had recently changed hands and she would no longer be working with them. At check in, they told us our reservation did not include breakfast although our tour guide had... More 

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