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Hotel Cerro Lodge

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Intermedios Tarcoles, Garabito 4023, Costa Rica
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Seattle, Washington
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went here primarily to see scarlet macaws. At first we were told that they might not be around during the rainy season, but on the advice of the concierge we drove 3 km down a nearby road. On the way scarlet macaws dropped nuts and twigs on our car, and then perched in a nearby tree for breakfast, where... More 

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england
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44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

The room was clean and spacious but the air conditioning hadn't been turned on, the windows were closed and it was like an oven. My wife took one look at the outdoor toilet and decided the place was a dump. She revised her opinion slightly later but was still unhappy about a cold shower (if there was meant to be... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Cerro Lodge is perched on a hill, giving nice territorial and sunset views. Scarlet Macaws often fly in for breakfast in some of the tall trees. Since our last visit, AC has been added to the cabins, which helps a lot, as it can be very hot. We enjoyed the outdoor bathroom. Meals were good, with lots of fresh vegetables.... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

This was our second stay and well worth it. They added air conditioning which was necessary given the high 30s temperatures. The open-air bathroom/shower (screened) is wonderful. The pool is also nice. The food was good. While we were there most meals were off of a small menu, only one or two buffets. Full meals with soup, salad, entree, vegetables,... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

1) The room: was beautiful. Found the bed very very hard. One of our worst to sleep on. 2) The food: we only stayed 2 nights but had breakfasts there, which were fine, and 2 suppers which were delicious! And lots of it! 3) The area: we were unable to walk around and "bird" so I was a bit disappointed... More 

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london
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

The Cabana was more or less what I expected, although nylon sheets in Costa Rica was a bit of a surprise, I did feel there was a lack of privacy, as our screened outdoor toilet was on the join of main walkways. I was quite happy to share the loo with the green glassfrog that joined us there in the... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

We were attracted to Cerro Lodge by the very positive Trip Advisor comments and the claims made on their web-site with specific regard to the proximity of Carara National Park and the abundant birdlife in the grounds. This was the last lodge on a three week stay in Costa Rica and we had decided not to hire a vehicle for... More 

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Orlando
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

We were searching for a place to stay for one night near Carara National Park. We found Hotel Cerro Lodge on TripAdvisor and luckily were able to book one of the last open rooms. The hotel was a little tricky to find--the turnoff from the main highway was not clearly marked and it was ~3km off the road, but so... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

I chose this lodge because I wanted to take photographs of birds, and whilst I am not a dedicated bird watcher, I was keen I was no match for the other guests, equipment often blocks the viewing area in the restaurant, and the unsupressed enthusiastic cries of the audience seemed to defeat the object. The service in the restaurant was... More 

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Lethbridge, Canada
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9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

Hotel Cerro Cerro is a small Hotel/Ecolodge in a quiet wooded area away from the noise of the highway. The combination reception and restaurant building offers great views of the forest as well as the ocean and Nicoya Peninsula in the distance. There are numerous bird feeders adjacent to the restaurant which are regularly replenished with fruit. The many colourful... More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about Hotel Cerro Lodge

Address: Intermedios Tarcoles, Garabito 4023, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Garabito
Price Range: $48 - $104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Cerro Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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Also Known As:
Cerro Hotel Tarcoles
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