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Sur del Cementerio de Sta Cruz 300 m, Turrialba 30504 Costa Rica
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#2 of 15 hotels in Turrialba
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4.4
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4.5
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4.3
The Guayabo Lodge is a 26 room cozy mountain Eco-Lodge located at 1500 mt on the active Turrialba Volcano, 2 hours from the airport. Excellent rooms and magnificent views. Enjoy nature, rafting, canopy or hiking, tour the smoking volcano, visit the Guayabo Archaeological Park or the CATIE botanical garden. Our restaurant offers a daily changing menu of Costa Rican and international dishes, taking advantage of tropical ingredients and creations from Guayabo Lodge Cooking School. Our bar is open every evening and offers a selection of fruit juices, cocktails, beers and wines.
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Free parking
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Wifi
Free breakfast
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Non-smoking rooms
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Green
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Jonathan M wrote a review Aug 2022
Hook Norton, United Kingdom2 contributions
Stayed as a family of four in two rooms, and loved our stay. The lodge and rooms were peaceful, full of character and with great views, either of the volcano or the valley below. The service was welcoming and friendly and the food homely and tasty. The gardens are beautiful and full of birdlife. We tool the river trek down into the valley beside the hotel and had a very refreshing swim in the river surrounding by stunning forest.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: All the rooms we saw were large and had a terrace with view of either the volcano or the valley.
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heathertravels2016 wrote a review Jul 2022
Singapore, Singapore28 contributions39 helpful votes
We loved our stay at Guayabo Lodge mostly for the view. The view is beautiful. The room was plenty of space for our family of 5 with an extra bed added. We stayed 2 nights. We visited Aquiares Coffee Plantation all day. The Guayabo dinner is a bit expensive but it was good. Breakfast is basic but also good.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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MarcusAurelius88 wrote a review Jun 2022
Oude Meer, The Netherlands58 contributions12 helpful votes
A little piece of paradise. Beautiful place with a stunning view. Because of the altitude it has a nice temperature so no need for an airco. Very nice and friendly staff. You can spot many birds during your meal. The garden is also very beautiful and well kept. Highly recommended
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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chaletaria wrote a review May 2022
London, United Kingdom522 contributions136 helpful votes
A peaceful lodge with beautiful gardens. We took their river walk (part of their extensive grounds) down to Aquiares River. The owners / staff are very helpful and friendly and helped organise our trips out. The food is delicious, mainly home cooked and mostly with home grown produce. The garden is especially beautiful, with a variety of birds. The views from the window are spectacular; a good tip is to get up early to take advantage of them before the mist rolls in. The lodge is close to Guayabo archaeological site, which is well worth a visit itself. The rooms were very nice, with an excellent shower (much appreciated after several solar powered hotel showers).
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Susan M wrote a review Apr 2022
San Francisco, California48 contributions50 helpful votes
Beautiful place - food is O.K. Bedrooms spotless. Just bring your own beverages- drinks are ridiculously weak and then they tack 23% tax on it when you leave. I always like to give my money to the place I stay at but in this situation- forget it.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Poodlemom wrote a review Nov 2021
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina35 contributions10 helpful votes
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My husband and I stayed a total of 6 nights at this beautiful lodge. Rosanna and Pedro are welcoming and wonderful hosts. The property is a birders' paradise and the surrounding views are stunning. Much of the food comes from ingredients grown or cultivated on the property and it was all very delicious. The rooms are comfortable and have windows and a small balcony to enjoy the views. Very highly recommended staying here to anyone who is able to.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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billbuffny wrote a review Nov 2021
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina108 contributions73 helpful votes
Pedro and Rosana were excellent. We started with a couple days as couples after flying and returned after with our tour group of 8. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The food was awesome. The grounds are great for birding. They have their own coffee farm which does honey process and is excellent. We always felt welcome and enjoyed the coooking class with Rosana. We would live to return. They are a class A operation.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Enjoy, relax, bird watch, have dinner.
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Response from Rossana Lok, Dueño at Guayabo Lodge
Responded Nov 9, 2021
Hi Bill, thank you so much for coming and staying with us. You are a fantastic and enthusiastic couple. Always welcome! Keep well.
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Jason Quebec Canada wrote a review Feb 2021
19 contributions1 helpful vote
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A charming and unique Family operated Lodge! Simply put: this was the nicest, most hospitable, cleanest and scenic hotel/AirB&B/rental that we stayed with during our 17 day trip in CR!! Even the CATIE Botanical Gardens barely have 10% of the incredible amount of plants, flowers and such a variety of birds on its grounds!! We extended our stay there, since we truly felt in a Paradise. The Holland decoration, the details in room decoration and amenities, the delicious breakfast and warm, talkative staff made this my favorite part of my trip. Somewhat of a museum-type exhibit at the entry about volcanology & the region. Be sure to take the path down to the in-depth canyon from the property and ask first about the rich history their land holds from the previous 3000 year old civilization that inhabited this specific area of the Turrialba Volcano. Hasta Pronto!!!
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from Rossana Lok, Dueño at Guayabo Lodge
Responded Feb 16, 2021
Thank you so much Jason for your great review! We will be waiting for you here any time you want to come down. Hasta Pronto!
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sherric0558 wrote a review Sep 2020
San Pedro, Costa Rica9 contributions1 helpful vote
Writing a review from our two trips in this time of Covid. We live in the capital of San Jose and wanted to get out of the city and support the economy in any way we could. Guayabo Lodge was a wonderful get-a-way. It is great to be up in the mountains and to explore the beautiful grounds or hike down to the river. Although the restaurant and common areas are not open, you can arrange for meals delivered from a local cook who makes all the great local classic dishes. Simple and satisfying. We stayed in one of the Mountain Suites so we also had a mini-fridge, microwave, and 2-burner stove. Rossana and Pedro are great english-speaking hosts. We are planning to return for a third visit soon.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Pedro Ferreira, Propietario at Guayabo Lodge
Responded Sep 14, 2020
Hi Sherri and Bill, thank you for your review! Hope to see you soon, you are always welcome!
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kpowtravels wrote a review Jun 2020
Nicoya, Costa Rica9 contributions
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As some COVID restrictions are lifted in Costa Rica, where we currently live and work as teachers, my husband and I decided to get out of our city of Liberia and explore the beauty of nature and various wonders in the Turrialba area. We reached out to Guayabo Lodge as a possible place to stay that was located near both Guayabo National Monument and Irazu Volcano, and also that would be more secluded so we could enjoy nature and not add to COVID risks for ourselves or others. From the first contact, owner Rosanna gave a prompt response, a discount on the room (since they had just reopened and there is no restaurant or other services), and lots of great tips on what to see and do in the area. We stayed in one of the Mountain Suites, which had an amazing view of the Turrialba valley, as well as a small kitchenette, comfortable bed, nice sitting area and large bathroom. The whole place is quite lovely with incredible gardens that attract birds and butterflies, and they have some goats and cows as well (with fresh milk and cheese for sale!). Rosanna and her husband, Pedro, were very accommodating in many ways, including bringing us special bananas and some of their homemade specialty honey coffee. The location of the lodge was excellent for exploring the area and just enjoying the amazing views in the lush mountains. In our 4 days we were able to visit Guayabo National Monument, Turrialba Volcano (from La Central, which is about as close as you can get with the park closed), Irazu Volcano (a must see - amazing!), Lankester Botanical Gardens in Cartago (definitely worth a visit), and Aquiares Coffee & Community plantation (oldest coffee plantation in Costa Rica). We even had time to do a little hiking at the lodge, down to a lovely river and a small banana plantation, and we sat and enjoyed nature and the farm animals, with rare opportunity to see a goat kid that was only one hour old. I should also mention that to support one of their former restaurant employees, the lodge owners arranged for her to do meal catering to guests at the lodge, so we had several meals delivered to our room that were very good and a reasonable cost. The only down-side to our trip was that we expected from our email conversation to have reliable high-speed internet service. Normally we prefer to be "unplugged," but we had committed to still teach 3 of our English classes while we were away. The internet service was not high-speed or reliable. After Pedro's many attempts to help us with this, the conclusion was made that the wireless router was fine, but the service from the provider was terrible and there was no way we could teach. We truly believe the owners didn't realize this - the last time internet was an issue for them they had 50 people staying at the lodge and assumed the volume was the problem. All worked out OK as other teachers were able to cover for us and we were able to enjoy our time away without teaching at all - probably for the best. But I want to include this note so that others don't have the expectation of good internet service. Regardless of what anyone says, it's just tough to get good internet service in a remote area of Costa Rica - period. Definitely go to Guayabo Lodge, but go to "unplug" and enjoy the time with nature and the beauty that permeates the area. You will be SO glad you did.
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Date of stay: June 2020
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$89 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of CartagoTurrialba
NUMBER OF ROOMS
26
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Frequently Asked Questions about Guayabo Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Guayabo Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Aquiares Coffee & Community Experience (1.9 miles), Guayabo National Monument (3.2 miles), and Finca Blanco Y Negro (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Guayabo Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Guayabo Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Guayabo Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Guayabo Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurante Rancho del Sapito, Don Porfi, and Rancho de Jose.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Guayabo Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Guayabo Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Guayabo Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.