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Poas Lodge and Restaurant

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4kms before the entrance to Poas Volcano National Park, Poas Volcano National Park 20801, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

What a amazing place. When you wake up in the mornings it looks like a picture out your window. This was my second time to visit Costa Rica and I've stayed at Poas Lodge both times. Great Host, Food and views to die for. Can't wait to go back. Heaven on earth

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Thank Steve C
barracudasa, Owner at Poas Lodge and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing to come back to our home. We enjoyed your time here and are happy you enjoyed it as well. Your photos are great. We will see you on your next visit. Pura Vida! Your brothers Stephan and Jimmie More 

California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Jimmy is a really nice guy.. my wife and I had a great time.. love the fire place they have there.. the view is breathtaking.. I wouldn't stay anywhere else if I was around Alajuela. Their food is Amazing! I will be back next year.. see you Jimmy! Im the Mexican guy and my wife is white..

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Thank Luis M
barracudasa, Owner at Poas Lodge and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you both for choosing to stay in our home. we enjoyed the visit. We will see you next time. Pura Vida! Jimmie and Stephan More 

Woking, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This little lodge is ideally located for an early morning visit to Poas volcano because you are only 4km form the entrance to the park. It is situated directly next to the road leading to the park so you can't miss it. The view from all rooms are spectacular, overlooking San Jose and on clear days you are supposedly able... More 

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Thank carmengerman
barracudasa, Owner at Poas Lodge and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write your review. We are happy you enjoyed your visit to our home. We hope you had a wonderful time in Costa Rica and have a great summer. Pura Vida! stephan and jimmie More 

Simi Valley, California
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27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Fantastic view of the city of San Jose. Stephan cooked great meals. Very close to the Poas Volcano Park. Friendly owners which helped us with ideas to do and even called for us to get reservations at the Toucan Rescue. Highly recommend this place.

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barracudasa, General Manager at Poas Lodge and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks guys for choosing our home as a place to stay while you were on vacation. We hope you had a great trip. We enjoyed your company and are very glad you enjoyed it also. Pura Vida! stephan More 

London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

We got in at 330pm and wanted to spend a night somewhere not too far from the airport as we didn't want to drive in the dark. Poas Lodge is perfectly located just 45 mins drive from the airport yet positioned in the hills 5 mins drive from Poas volcano with the most spectacular views of the valley below that... More 

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barracudasa, Owner at Poas Lodge and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you guys for staying with us your fist night in Costa Rica! We are glad you enjoyed the time here and the area. We hope you have a fantastic rest or your vacation. Pura Vida! Stephan and Jimmie More 

Burke, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

We stayed here the night before we flew home, and wished we could have spent more time here. The view is spectacular. Day or night, the San Jose / Alajuela valley is laid out beautifully below you. The lodge and restaurant feature huge windows to showcase the unobstructed view. The location is also great, just 4km from Poas Volcano National... More 

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barracudasa, Owner at Poas Lodge and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you both for selecting our little home as a place to stay. We enjoyed your visit and hope you had a great time in Costa Rica. Our doors are always open to guests that enjoy traveling and living the dream. Pura Vida! Stephan and Jimmie More 

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13 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

There are many great reviews for this place and there is certainly a reason for it. It is indeed fabulous. Location is great. View from the room is unbelievable. The room we stayed at is nice. Beds are comfy. We enjoyed the stay so much. I wish we could stay longer

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barracudasa, Owner at Poas Lodge and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you guys for choosing our home as a place to stay while on vacation. We enjoyed your visit and are very happy you enjoyed it also. We hope you had a wonderful time in Costa Rica And wish you a great spring and summer. Pura Vida ! Stephan And Jimmie More 

Huntington Beach, California
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38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

I had an early indication of the warmth and hospitality of this place even before making a reservation when I emailed the owners with some questions and Stephan was super prompt in responding to all my queries. Too bad we could spend only a single night at this wonderful place. Stephan and Jimmie are exceptional hosts, and their dogs Willie... More 

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barracudasa, Owner at Poas Lodge and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We enjoyed your visit to our home and hope Costa Rica was everything you wish for. Please feel free to add what it would take to get five eyes in your opinion for our little B&B. Have a wonderful summer and Pura vida! Stephan and Jimmie More 

Gatesville, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Close to the must see Poas Volcano. Located on the side of the mountain with a fantastic view of Central Valley. Stephan and Jimmie (Brothers) know how to make you feel welcome and the food is great. Very cool at night but the fire place takes away the chill and the bed is comfy and warm.

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barracudasa, Owner at Poas Lodge and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing to stay in our home while in Costa Rica. We enjoyed your visit and hope you had a wonderful vacation. Nice too have some friendly Texans visit. Pura Vida! Stephan and Jimmie More 

Hebron, New Hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Stayed here based on TA reviews and this B&B location. We were coming off two days on the Pacuare River (go there for rafting) on our way to Manuel Antonio. We were on the tail end of 29 days in Costa Rica and now that we know the country a bit, I wish we had stayed here first. It is... More 

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barracudasa, Owner at Poas Lodge and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks you two for staying with us while in Costa Rica. We hope your month vacation was a great one. Sorry you did not find the mattress up to your standards. We have not had any other complaints with room 3 mattress. It would have been nice for your to advise us of your dislike after the first night, we... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated near the summit of Poas Volcano, this is the ideal place to relax and enjoy the most spectacular views of the central valley of Costa Rica. We are just 5 minutes to Poas Volcano National Park, 10 miles to La Paz Waterfall Gardens and 45 minutes to the airport. Poas Lodge is more a B&B than your typical lodge. We offer clean, comfortable rooms at reasonable rates. We also offer free wi-fi, cable and coffee machines in rooms. Our restuarant is open for guest most nights with a fresh daily menu. Breakfast is included with the rooms. The atmosphere is just amazing at our lodge, just ask any of our happy guests. We invite you to visit our home. Children 8 years old or older can be accommodated at the property. Check-in is from 3pm to 8 pm local hotel time; Check-in after 8pm requires advance notice. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Poas Lodge and Restaurant

Address: 4kms before the entrance to Poas Volcano National Park, Poas Volcano National Park 20801, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Poas Volcano National Park
Price Range: $70 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Poas Lodge and Restaurant 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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