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Hotel de Montana El Pelicano

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great place for my wife and me to relax, read, and enjoy beautiful walks in the Talamanca mountains. The Pelican hotel is family run, very friendly and helpful. The views are spectacular at this quiet retreat and the meals are very good. We loved the simplicity of this place and enjoyed getting to know the owner and... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We went last week to this place, pacefull, ahead from the city, quite and keeped carefully, you can watch and listen to the birds just in the yards. Rooms are confortable and the saving plan for water and electricity is outstanding. You will have a lot of places to go, even the highest pick in Costa Rica, to go to... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

The place is really nice and well prepared for people who plan on hiking Chirripo like we did. They provide snacks to go at crazy hours like 3 am in the morning and also give a ride towards the entrance of the Chirripo Park where the hiking starts. The service is OK-ish, We did have a few problems on our... More 

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Thank corina0210
San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

This was a pretty basic hotel, but had all the amenities: very clean, comfortable beds, really hot water, a decent restaurant, and really wonderful service. We forgot and left our credit cards in a hidey-hole in the room when we checked out, and the staff couldn't have been more helpful and nice in retrieving our cards. The only drawback we... More 

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Thank charlsie k
Hilliard, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We enjoyed the cabin. The food was excellent. It was close to the hiking trail and not too far from the city of San Isidro. The staff was helpful and friendly, There are some hot springs worth checking out not too far away though the trail is a bit of a small hike.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

My husband and I hiked Chirripo and decided to stay at Pelicano. This hotel has all the amenities you need with a great hot shower which was highly needed. The grounds are nice, rooms are ok but what really makes this hotel special is the trio effect (Father -Freddy plus his two sons David & Omar)... These fellas went above... More 

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Thank jennaTexas
Escazu, Costa Rica
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I hiked Chirripo and stayed at this hotel. In fact, the Hotel arranged the whole trip. The hotel has a swimming pool and other facilities which I did not use because it was poring with rain on my arrival. The hotel leans towards rustic in its construction and style. My room had 2 beds, one double and the other single.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

Great hotel to serve as a base for hiking in the area. Lovely gardens, friendly, accomodating staff. Close to a few local restaurants, and several interesting community NGOS to visit. Meals were okay, no complaints.

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Thank Rach20Canada
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37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

Everything about this hotel is beautiful: the super clean wood cabin-style rooms, the restaurant, the gardens.  In addition, the staff was very friendly and was constantly providing useful information about the area.  The food at the restaurant was not always good: undercooked rice, very dry meat, apparently stale beans.  The part that annoyed me was that they kept changing their... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I had an amazing stay at El Pelicano. This hotel is located in wonderful gardens that have been perfectly landscaped and designed. The pools, the path in the forest, and a small but charming wood arts expo make this place a "must stay". My room was basic but very clean and comfortable. Food was excellent: I had my best "casado"... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Spa
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  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hotel de Montana el Pelicano is a place where you sense the pureness of nature, where the constant singing of birds and the sounds of Chirripo Pacifico River will be your daily company. Our enviable location in San Gerardo de Rivas has impressive views of the Talamanca Range where the most noteworthy peaks, Mount Uran (3660 meters) and Mount Ventisqueros (3812 meters) are the prelude to a pleasant stay. Come visit us and choose a tour according to your expectations and discover San Gerardo of Rivas, the place called "Lands of Eternal Waters". ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel de Montana El Pelicano

Address: San Gerardo Rivas, Perez Zeledon San Jose Costa Rica | 700mts Norte Del Liceo Canaan San Gerardo de Rivas, San Gerardo, Chirripo National Park 33-8000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > Chirripo National Park > San Gerardo
Price Range: $65 - $67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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