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“A good port in a storm” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Villa Florencia
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   800 metros noreste de la Ciudadela La Susanita, Turrialba, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Turrialba
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“A good port in a storm”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

This hotel is a few kilometers from where we live in Costa Rica. I would not normally use it because home is only thirty minutes away. But during a bad storm recently all the roads were blocked and Villa Florencia was the first hotel that came to mind.

They were very helpful and friendly and I would not hesitate to recommend them to others. They are about 4 kilomters out of Turrialba. They have a pool, a restaurant and a very quiet atmosphere. The only drawback for me was that they have no air conditioning which for bronchial problems in a very humid storm made it difficult. But you can't have everything, and this would not bother most people.

Room Tip: They do have junior suites with a jacuzzi. Nice for a young couple
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012 via mobile

We stayed there for 4 nights, with our two kids. It was very nice. Host are just so nice and welcoming. Pool is good surrounded by huge trees with many birds. Wonderful jacuzzi and very good food, which is important as the hotel is about 5 miles from Turrialba center, ir is better to have dinner in site with kids. I recommend this hotel. From there you can visit coffee plants easily

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

We arrived weary after 12 hours of travel, including multiple wrong turns which ended up being the long route to Turrialba. The host and staff were so kind and accommodating, I could not get over how they went out of their way to make us feel comfortable. The following day, as we left for a rafting trip, they followed us to the van with pool towels. They let us keep our room and come back and shower in the late afternoon after the excellent rafting trip with Green Frog Adventures (also highly recommended). The open-air common rooms, beautiful grounds surrounded by sugar cane, and friendly staff who seem to enjoy sharing information about the region make this the place to stay in Turrialba.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

BEAUTIFUL! We had no reservation, and arrived there late in the evening. We were very nicely welcomed, and received a great room, with the view of the volcano as we saw it the next morning. Room was big and clean, so was the bathroom. The Villa's surroundings is beautiful, wonderful view, nice vegetation and beautiful birds. Loved the Jacuzzi and pool! Breakfast was the typical- but although it was only our 3rd destination (of 7), looking back I can still say they make best rice and beans. The coffee was great too! The owners are a lovely couple; they shared some pictures and information of the area. If we could, we would have probably stayed more than two nights. only one little thing they need to take care of: insects in the room- no nets and insects managed to somehow enter the room.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

EXELENT!!!!!!!!! GREAT STUFF! CLEAN! Food was delitious! Loved the colony of Oropendola birds living in the middle of the villa! Recomend! Thanks

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012 via mobile

Gustavo gave us a personal tour of the gardens while we munched on sugar cane! We picked some fresh vegetables and that evening, he gave us a cooking demonstration on how to cook like a Costa Rican! It was absolutely perfect!!! I highly reommend this beautiful hotel! We were treated like family and can't wait to go back again!!!

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

This beautiful hotel was the perefct place to take my group of students to at the end of our eco active trip to Costa Rica. Our tour leader Holly of Big Blue Sky Adventures (holly@bigblueskyadventures.com) arranged a customized garden tour and Costa Rican cooking class. Owner and chef, Tavo did a fantastic job showing the students the different food s grown in their organic garden, allowing the kids to "harvest" the ingredients for the dinner! The kids then played soccer with Tavo on their field, swam in the beautiful pool, relaxed in the big hammocks and played a little bit of chess. The evening was a special surprise as they learned how to cook like a "Tico"!! Tavo had all the kids chopping and grating as they prepared the nights meal....it was delicious!
Hats off to the chef and the fabulous staff at Villa Florencia! We will be back with more groups soon:))

Room Tip: Ask for he room # 3...stunning with huge bathroom and jacuzzi tub!
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Additional Information about Hotel Villa Florencia

Address: 800 metros noreste de la Ciudadela La Susanita, Turrialba, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Cartago > Turrialba
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Turrialba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Villa Florencia 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Florencia is the ideal place to relax and enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Turrialba Valley.Settled in the middle of Sugar Cane plantations and surrounded by mountains and tropical gardens, this hotel offers its guest a family oriented atmosphere and all the comfort of a boutique hotel. Villa Florencia Hotel offers an open air concept, surrounded by gardens, an open air gym, trails to walk on your own, a wonderful Jacuzzi and a beautiful swimming pool.The hotel has 11 guest rooms that allowed for a personalized service and a warm setting. All the rooms have private bath with hot water, satellite TV, coffee maker, hair dryer, safety deposit box and unique décor. Villa Florencia has a gourmet restaurant “Veroliz” named after the flower of the sugar cane, and offers a variety of menus including special diets upon request. The restaurant offer fresh ingredients and creative cooking, full of flavors, they even have a special menu for kids design by the owner’s daughters and a special menu for honeymooners on private garden. The area offers a enormous diversity of activities, that the staff of the hotel will be happy to organize for you, rafting the Pacuare and Reventazon River, visits to Guayabo Arqueological site, exploring the CATIE Botanical Garden or the very active Turrialba Volcano are just some of the activities located a few minutes away from Villa Florencia. Turrialba is also known as one of the best areas in Costa Rica to observe wildlife, specially birds. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Florencia Hotel Turrialba
Hotel Villa Florencia Costa Rica/Turrialba

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