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Poas Vara Blanca, La Paz Waterfalls Gardens, Heredia 40101 Costa Rica
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#1 of 7 hotels in Heredia
2020 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
Located less than one hour from the San Jose (Juan Santamaria) Airport, the Peace Lodge is the perfect place to begin or end your vacation. You don't need to spend your first or last day in a city hotel. Please come spend them in the rain and cloud forest with us and still be close to the airport. We are also only 20 minutes from the Poas Volcano, another "must see" attraction in Costa Rica.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Business Center with Internet Access
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Full body massage
Gift shop
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Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
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Javier B wrote a review Oct 10
Escazu, Costa Rica39 contributions13 helpful votes
This place is gorgeous. The road there is as scenic as you can get, incredibly picturesque. It’s close to San Jose and the road is in perfect condition. We knew this since we came to the animal sanctuary on site a few years back, but the hotel is just as amazing. Rooms (we stayed in a double deluxe) are beautiful, ample and comfortable with a fireplace (fully working), balcony with jacuzzi and a bathroom filled with vegetation, a jacuzzi and 2 different showers. Free WiFi and cable tv are included. The balcony overlooks the cloud forest and the bird sanctuary making for an amazing view. You can go walk the trails to the waterfalls, but before you can visit the butterfly garden, the bird sanctuary, the monkeys, serpentarium and jaguar exhibition, amongst other things. All animals held here were rescued from captivity and cannot be put back in the wild so no worries about that. The waterfall trails are beautiful, right through dense cloud forest, all perfectly maintained. It’s about 1.3 kms of trails, which we covered in 2.5 hours, this is with out 3 year old son. Beware, there’s lots and lots of steps everywhere. There’s a shuttle bus which brings you back to the hotel once you finish the trails. There’s a trout fishing lake but sadly due to Covid regulations it’s closed right now, so is the pool. The food is pretty good, portions are decently sized and quality on par with everything else. There’s lots of small restaurants around in case you want to venture out. A wonderful place to come with the family or a romantic getaway. Will come back and definitely recommend!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Stew S wrote a review Mar 2020
Upper Arlington, Ohio10 contributions6 helpful votes
We were only here a day and a half. I’d highly recommend 3 or 4 days. This is an amazing facility in an amazing setting. Every activity was so fun and run by nice and knowledgeable guides. We hiked the falls and they are all so beautiful in their own way. The food is wonderful and excellent professional servers. The high rating for the Peace Lodge is well deserved.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Response from Peace Lodge, Sales at Peace Lodge
Responded Mar 26, 2020
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property! We are so humbles that you chose our hotel during your Costa Rica vacation. We hope to be able to have the honor to host you again in the future - pura vida!! Cheers, Jessica Luecke Resident Manager
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Betso1228 wrote a review Mar 2020
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This was an amazing place. Wildlife all around. The waterfalls are breathtaking. The drive there is one we will always cherish with a waterfall view as you drive up to the hotel. We loved the hummingbirds eating off our balcony in the mornings. We loved the hot tub with view of the volcano. The grounds are well kept and maintained. We went in low season and felt like we had the place to ourselves. We were greeted with a bottle of champagne and chocolate strawberries because it was our honeymoon. We loved this place. We wish we would’ve stayed there forever. Just keep in mind there’s a lot and I mean a lot of steps to climb up and down.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Peace Lodge, Sales at Peace Lodge
Responded Mar 16, 2020
Greetings Betso! From all of us here at The Peace Lodge and Waterfall Gardens, we would like to thank you for taking the time to review our property! We are honored that you chose our property as one of your Costa Rica accommodations and especially as a honeymoon location. We would like to congratulate you again on your marriage!! The hummingbirds tend to be the highlight of many of our guests' stay - we are glad you were able to experience them. We hope that we might have the honor of hosting you again in the future - perhaps for an anniversary! We wish you many years of happiness and laughter as a married couple! Pura Vida, Jessica Luecke Resident Manager Peace Lodge & Waterfall Gardens
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Florian254 wrote a review Mar 2020
Norddeutschland1,318 contributions647 helpful votes
Location: Smack in the middle of nowhere but right next to a road that is used by a lot of trucks so they can be heard in the rooms. No too much but noticeable. getting there and away will taks some driving over windy but generally good roads. Rooms: A very nice balcony overlooking the valley with a colibri feeding station (meaning regular sweet guests) and a jacuzzi, a generous sleeping room with a nice fireplace an (even by Costa Rican standards overpriced) minibar, a large and comfy bed and a very nice bathroom with your own waterfall and another jacuzzi. The waterfall is a nice gimmick but the layout with the plants mean that they have the roof covered in a sort of plastic meaning rain can be pretty noisy. No A/c as it is cool enough but enough heating possibilities. All clean and spacious with al needed amenities. The best part really the jacuzzi on the balcony with the view and colibris visiting.Oh and one thing: The balcony is slippery even when dry! Take care!! Communal areas: As the La Paz is part of this (see separate review) absolutely stunning. Be aware of a lot of stairs and steep hills. Only a small reception area otherwise. Oh, and the map they gave you is not quite correct be careful of the length of the ways. The best thing of the stay is that you can see the La Paz before and after the main visitors come in. If you want to make the best of the visit come so early that you can still get to the tukans (before 5 pm) and afterwards visit the colibris. The last morning you should leave after 11 to make sure you get the early feedings. Food: Did not take any breakfast, the dinner was fully ok (big portions, well prepared, nice beers) the burger at the trout bar was just ok (if you are not getting asked how you want your burger you know there is no highlight coming). Staff: All very nice and friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, did their best. All in all: Come early, leave late, enjoy the animals, bring your own food snacks and rinks for the evening and enjoy.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Peace Lodge, Sales at Peace Lodge
Responded Mar 11, 2020
Hello Florian! Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property! Your feedback and honest review is not only valued by our staff so we can take measures to improve, but is also appreciated by our future guests that are planning their Costa Rica adventure! We are so glad to hear that you loved your room, the cloud forest views and that you were greeted by several hummingbirds!The feeding times of the animals that you were able to experience is exclusive to hotel guests, so we are glad that you were able to experience that! We have taken note that you thought that the balcony was slippery. We have carpets there so that our guests don't slip, however, we are currently reviewing that each balcony has fresh and perfectly placed carpets! We hope to be able to host you again in the future! Pura Vida, Jessica Luecke Resident Manager
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brian m wrote a review Mar 2020
Santa Monica, California48 contributions46 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our two-night stay here with our 2 year-old. As every other review mentions, the rooms are very unique...it's hard to get excited by them from the pictures so we were pleasantly surprised when we experienced them first-hand. The grounds were amazing...our first night we enjoyed happy hour in the outside hot tub near the trout bar and the beautiful view. We dedicated the next day to checking out the many animals, hiking to the water falls, fishing (I caught two trout in no-time...it really is fishing in a barrel #catchandrelease) and ended the day with the night-time frog tour which I would highly recommend. I had initially wanted to stay for 3 nights but there were only 2 nights available for the dates we wanted to stay. In the end two nights ended up being perfect, especially considering the cost of the room ($$$$). You can really do everything in 1-2 days and the dinner restaurant, while it is decent, it felt slightly stuff and I could see that getting boring for a third night. So overall great experience and shout-out to the staff who were all super nice and accommodating. Lastly, this was conveniently located to San Jose for our 8:30am...we just had to leave @ 5:30am which wasn't as bad as it sounds.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from Guest Services Manager, Atención al cliente/recepción at Peace Lodge
Responded Mar 8, 2020
Dear Lattribri: First at all we would like to thank your for such a wonderful review, We are so glad you were able to to enjoy our grounds and tour we have to offer, Your five star review is really appreciated, and we look forward to welcoming in the future. Greivin Vasquez Duarte Reservations Agent
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Frequently Asked Questions about Peace Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Peace Lodge?
Nearby attractions include La Paz Waterfall and Peace Lodge Gardens (0.07 miles), Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz (0.03 miles), and Reserva Privada El Quetzal (2.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Peace Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Peace Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Peace Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Peace Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Peace Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Freddo Fresas Restaurant, El Churrasco Hotel Restaurante, and Restaurante Colbert.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Peace Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Peace Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Peace Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Peace Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Peace Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.