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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Do you want to stay in a hotel where you are greeted with smiles and treated like family? Grandpas Hotel is the place. It is operated by Gustavo Fernandez. The main building was the home of his grandparents. The hacienda now houses the hotel lobby, dining area, porch and 2 large suites. Farmland surrounds the hotel. His father still cultivates... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

This hotel was a fabulous home base for day trips for our families. It has a great location on the side of the Irazu Volcano outside of Cartago. We stayed in 2 cabins and were very comfortable. The staff was exceptional. We had a real feel for Costa Rican hospitality and loved our morning breakfasts from the hacienda. The hotel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

If you are looking for a quiet, out of the way place, surrounded by nature, Grandpa's is the place for you. Set on a hill off the main road within a short ride to the center of Cartago, you will be amazed at the beauty of the gardens. We had a large suite that was clean, had a lovely fireplace,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

Cute, clean & cozy little log cabins to stay in. The waitstaff was so accommodating and willing to help you plan out things to do on your trip. Great breakfast and delicious coffee in the morning. Great experience, would recommend to anyone!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

It was clean. Parking tight. Bars on the windows. Better than most. They seem to try hard to please. Most will find the accommodations good. Breakfast was pretty good too. Price was fair. Had car alarms going off several times during the night which made one worry.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here early January and was pleasantly surprised with the cleanliness of the cabin and the grounds overall. Comfortable bed, good amenities, and overall friendly service. We did notice some hesitance and uncertainty as we were a gay couple sharing a room; however, it didn't seem to interfere too much with the service. Would definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

We spent one night here, as it is on the way for on early morning trek to Irazu National Park. The cabinas and comfy and cozy! Very clean spaces that stayed nice and toasty throughout the night. The grounds are lovely and you get a fabulous view of the sunset above the clouds. They serve a great breakfast in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We stayed here as we wanted to be close to Irazu NP. We had a cabin, which was alright, but with two drawbacks: at night, it became rather cold, and you hear a lot of noise from the street nearby as well as raindrops on the roof. Breakfast (we had cold only included, warm would have been an extra we... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I will definitely stay at Grandpa's Hotel anytime!!! The view is spectacular, the grounds beautifully manicured, the cabins are very comfortable, the staff are attentive and welcoming, and the food was delicious and plenty of it. A friend had a birthday while we were there so they provided cake for all of us the night before and pie the night... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Its clean and its on the road to the volcan irazu. There isn't any better option in the area. We had a good night sleep. I had a medical condition and a got an excellent recommendation for a doctor in Cartago along with careful directions. Most of the windows in the villa do not open and there is no air... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Grandpas' Hotel is located a few miles away from Irazu Volcano. A mountain hotel with wood cabins on the mountain top. Because it's so small we offer great one-on-one service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grandpas Hotel

Address: Cot de Oreamuno, Cartago | Carretera al Volcán Irazú, Cartago 543 7050, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Cartago > Cartago
Price Range: $73 - $99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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