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“Relax, friendly, beautiful place and great food” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Quelitales
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Cachi, 3 kilometros este de plaza de deportes | Cachi Dam, 2 Kilometers South and 3 Kilometers East on Penas Blancas, Cartago 30204, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Cartago
San Jose, Costa Rica
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Relax, friendly, beautiful place and great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

We has a great weekend, relaxed a lot, enjoyed the food and returned with no stress the restaurant has great food the rooms are spacious there is a beautiful waterfall
We recommend it it is run by the owner

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

If you're looking for a unique Costa Rican experience, away from the hustle and bustle of coast, this is THE place for you. Jose and his team provide the prefect relaxing environment for you to unwind and just absorb the beauty surrounding you. Tucked into the mountain side, you'll wake up to the sounds of birds and the stunning beauty of the lush landscape (hummingbirds just outside you door.) Our cabana had a wonderfully comfortable bed, floor to ceiling windows overlooking the valley and a wrap around porch to sit and savor the amazing coffee provided in your room (plus a small fridge!). You'll truly unwind as Jose pampers you with fresh fruit, organic eggs and rich, delicious coffee for your morning breakfast. Dinners are equally delicious. More than the all the amenities, our trip was made more complete by just spending time with Jose, who was born in raised in this amazing countryside. He's an amazing host. I know we will be back.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Groton, Connecticut
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Words cannot describe this amazing spot! Hotel Quelitales and the on-site restaurant, Casa Jose, were the highlight of our entire trip. The owner, Jose, is delightful to talk to and is an incredible, unbelievable, marvelous, astounding, extraordinary chef. Waking up to the sounds and views outside of our bungalow was relaxing and breathtaking. Don't miss this treasure! I know that whenever we are in Costa Rica again, we will go out of our way to go visit Jose.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

This hotel is a gem. The setting is delightful nestling up in the hills above Cartago with a beautiful waterfall backdrop.

The proprietor, Jose, really made our stay. Nothing was too much trouble. He drove down to meet us when we were lost (yes, it's tricky to find!), he prepared some of the best food we ate in all of Costa Rica and he organised wonderful tours of the rainforest, white water rafting and hot spring visits nearby. He really did make us feel very welcome.

Hope to return soon!
Frank and Martina

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

During our trip through Costa Rica, we discovered this absolutely beautiful spot, which we can strongly recommend to everybody who is looking for a hideaway, perfect food and service.
We didn't booked this hotel in advance and only stepped in to ask for a room (low season in CR). From this point, Jose the owner, gave us an extremely warm welcome and showed an extraordinary sense of hospitality. The bangalows are spread all over the place right beside the jungle and are very clean and nice furnished with a picturesque view over the orosi valley.
As we arrived later in the afternoon and very much liked the place from the beginning on, we didn't want to go out for dinner. The resort has his own restaurant with a warm nice atmosphere. Although there's a huge menu card, we decided us for a menu surprise from Jose. Beside his charme and hospitality cooking is his passion. The quality of the food was the best we had all over Costa Rica and we'll never forget this evening. Unfortunately our trip plans forced us to leave the next morning (breakfast was also incredible) otherwise, we would have loved to stay many more nights and would have tried out the outdoor-massage next to the waterfall :-)
To make it clear: this place is amazing, absolutely worthwhile to stay there for people who are seeking for silence and best service away from the mass of tourist routes.
We will come back some day, thank you so much Jose! Marcel and Nathalie from Switzerland

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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roquefort les pins france
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
37 hotel reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We had a good time at Quelitales, in the rainforest with a fantastic waterfall. Bungalows are simple but big and comfortable.
The restaurant is just excellent, ask the chef to surprise you, and trust me, you will not be disappointed by his Tico fusion style cuisine, the food is also very well presented.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Heredia, Costa Rica
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

This little hotel is located in Cachi, one of my favorites places in Costa Rica. The hotel has a nice view of the Cachi's mountains and also, has a little waterfall inside the installations. The food is delicious and the service is excellent. Don Jose prepared us some special food because of our low carb diet. Don Jose and his family are taking care of this small family business, so you can feel the love and passion for this business and their clients. You have to come and prove by yourself. Enjoy it!!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Cachi, 3 kilometros este de plaza de deportes | Cachi Dam, 2 Kilometers South and 3 Kilometers East on Penas Blancas, Cartago 30204, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Cartago > Cartago
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Cartago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Quelitales 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
There are three bungalows and three suites that have been built and are operated with low environmental impact. All Bungalows and suites have space between them (PRIVACY) and spectacular views of the surroundings, including Dona Ana Waterfall. ... more   less 
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