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“Fabulous Authentic Luxury Family Get-Away”

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The Lodge and Spa at Pico Bonito
Ranked #1 of 22 Hotels in La Ceiba
Certificate of Excellence
UK
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fabulous Authentic Luxury Family Get-Away”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

We have just completed a short but very sweet stay at Pico Bonito Lodge. Myself, my 4 year old daughter and her grandma. I work in travel and I loved the fact that this luxury lodge offers a wonderful, authentic experience without frills and foolishness that I often see in other luxury hotels. I know that is my personal preference but there it is! All the staff were gorgeous and made a fuss of my little girl - which of course she adored - and we felt looked after and cared for at all times without being fussed over. The accommodations, food and service were excellent. The trips and experiences offered from the lodge are.... real. I don't know how else to say it. If you want world class birding or adrenaline white water rafting or visiting communities or wildlife then it is all here for you.- what ever your level. I recoomend staying at least 3 or 4 nights if not more. Fabulous!

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Gabriel C, General Manager at The Lodge and Spa at Pico Bonito, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Dear Friends,
We appreciate your good comments. Our mission is to make your stay memorable by making the ordinary extraordinary. We are delighted to know that we have accomplished it.
We hope that you will make us a preferred destination in your travels, and return to our little piece of paradise.
Regards from the entire team at Pico Bonito.

Gabriel Cambon
General Manager
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Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

The hotel is really nice: big cabins, full of flowers, surrounded by trees.
I recommend not to book the activities in advance. They can be booked in the hotel and you avoid to pay for nothing. We paid a fortune and travel until here only for the Cayo Cochinos or Roatan tour, but the day started raining and they did not travel. The weather changes a lot during the day, it is dangerous to book and paid in advance for nothing.
Another important thing to know is you can not explore the Pico Bonito National Park on your own. Even when the lodge is close to it, you can not go alone to any place. The hotel is in the middle of nowhere, so you have to pay for the transportation from the hotel to any place you want to go or to buy an activity.
On january we could see some birds inside the lodge, but nothing else. Not monkeys or any other animal.
At the end, the hotel is nice but very bored at least you buy and can make a daily activity.

  • Stayed January 2013
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2 Thank anagbl
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Gabriel C, General Manager at The Lodge and Spa at Pico Bonito, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Dear Friends,
We appreciate your good comments. Our mission is to make your stay memorable by making the ordinary extraordinary. We are delighted to know that we have accomplished it.
We hope that you will make us a preferred destination in your travels, and return to our little piece of paradise.
Regards from the entire team at Pico Bonito.

Gabriel Cambon
General Manager
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Comeagua
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Reviewed December 5, 2012

My husband and I stayed here after being apart due to work for months, and it was fantastic! Privacy, clean, serene, and more than plenty to do. We decided to stay on the local trails by ourselves the first day to "take it easy" and returned 2 hours later with mud on our shoes, breath taking views, and an appreciation for the diversity of life abundant here in the wild. The trails take you all over and with the recent dept of state warnings that came out about Honduras, you are very safe with friendly security patrolling the grounds that are eager to practice their English and help you with your Spanish. No need to worry here it seems.
The restaurant was phenomenal. Food was excellent and attentiveness of the staff make you feel like royalty, no really. By the end of our trip they knew what we wanted before we did and greeted us like old friends.
The only con I have was the laundry. After a couple days of mud and sweat we needed to do laundry and it was very, very expensive.
We also took a white water rafting trip that was excellent, a tour to the refuge where we saw alligators, two kinds of monkeys, and all kinds of cool birds! We took two more hikes
that were guided to explain the local flora and help see the wildlife, one night walk complete with a kinkachu, and the hike to unbelievable falls where there were monkeys again! Went swimming even in December. So whether you are looking for a serene location or want stuff to do its not hard to accomplish either. None of the pictures do it justice.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Gabriel C, General Manager at The Lodge and Spa at Pico Bonito, responded to this review, December 7, 2012
Dear Friends,
We appreciate your good comments. Our mission is to make your stay memorable by making the ordinary extraordinary. We are delighted to know that we have accomplished it.
We hope that you will make us a preferred destination in your travels, and return to our little piece of paradise.
Regards from the entire team at Pico Bonito.

Gabriel Cambon
General Manager
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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2012

The convenience of being picked up at the La Ceiba airport was a plus. Drop off too, if we needed it. We arrived on a somewhat rainy day but still managed to enjoy the area with a nice lunch overlooking a myriad of birds and wawooties. (Little short eared, rabbit rodents, that scurry about like New England squirrels. The food was yummy and fresh. Juices like they should be, fresh squeezed. The servers with big smiles and warm welcomes.
The rooms were beautiful, offering crisp white robes and flip flops for us.
The rooms have comfy beds, great showers and complimentary water for drinking and brushing your teeth. The screened, louvered walls, allowed not only a fresh breeze but unfortunately, pesky mosquitos. I, being a person who seems to attract them the world around, was bitten up pretty bad. My husband wasn't effected as much. ( Don't arrive without mosquito spray when you travel to Honduras. Here or any where. Buy the good stuff. Avon won't cut it here. Close the louvers at night when you have the lights on, or when sleeping.) The ceiling fans were wonderful. But try to get a room with both fans and air-conditioning. "Mozies" don't like the cool AC so much. We didn't have it.
The property is a living canvas of beauty. There are a few good hikes to some pretty impressive water falls. One can be done by yourself, unguided and the other must be with a guide. Both gorgeous scenery and both are challenging. Steep in parts and slippery if raining. Still very well worth the effort.
Bed time was early after a nice meal and a few drinks at the bar. (Did I say the staff the was wonderful? They were.)
The last day the sun shined and we sat at the pool for a bit before we departed back to San Pedro Sula... Try the Bloody Marys, one of the best.
The resort arranged for a driver to bring us back to the big city of San Pedro Sula. Although he didn't speak english, I exercised my limited ability. He pointed out a number of things and we understood fine. Lima, our drivers name, brought us to Tela for a lunch on the beach along the way. Lots of beautiful sites and Honduran living to be seen between La Ceiba and SAP.
Pico Bonito was a great experience, although a little pricey, one that we were happy to splurg on. A great way to close our Honduran trip from "sea to rainforest". It will be a great memory.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Lizykurt
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Gabriel C, General Manager at The Lodge and Spa at Pico Bonito, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Dear Friends,
We appreciate your good comments. Our mission is to make your stay memorable by making the ordinary extraordinary. We are delighted to know that we have accomplished it.
We hope that you will make us a preferred destination in your travels, and return to our little piece of paradise.
Regards from the entire team at Pico Bonito.

Gabriel Cambon
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Grand Cayman
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed November 13, 2012

My husband and I booked this trip for a long weekend getaway at the recommendation of two of our neighbors. It was just perfect. Our cabin was very cute and private, the food was very good, oh and the COFFEE!!! I gave up coffee months ago but this stuff was delicious. The staff were super friendly and the guides were very knowlegeable. We ate sweet cacao beans right out of the pods (like that girl in the Kashi commercials), went hiking through the rainforrest, watched the hummingbirds, saw toucans and beautiful butterfiles, it was just beautiful. I sat at the main lodge one afternoon listening to the sounds of the river and just staring at the clouds form up in the cloud forrest and then dissapate and no one bothered me. For anyone that is overstressed and can't "tune out" this is a great place to escape and fall off the grid for a few days. We can't wait to go back. Breakfast is included daily and the prices for lunch and dinner are average. One trip and you won't soon forget it.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank alliexpat
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Gabriel C, General Manager at The Lodge and Spa at Pico Bonito, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Dear Friends,

We appreciate your good comments. Our mission is to make your stay memorable by making the ordinary extraordinary. We are delighted to know that we have accomplished it.
We hope that you will make us a preferred destination in your travels, and return to our little piece of paradise.
Regards from the entire team at Pico Bonito.

Gabriel Cambon
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Memphis, Tennessee
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204 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed November 12, 2012

My wife and I booked a three day two night package with a deluxe room. The accommodations were excellent as was the entire grounds. Nice trails to hike with great streams to swim and cool off in. The birds and butterflies were lovely, and relaxing around the lodge was too easy. We got to see a margay (endangered cat) and that was a real treat. The staff was nice and eager to help. As noted by another reviewer, the only area for improvement is in dining. If you are going to charge western prices for a meal, then it needs to be of better quality. But overall we really enjoyed the lodge and have already recommended it to friends. And for those folks who complained about bugs and dirt, you are in a cloud forest - get over it.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Randy P
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Gabriel C, General Manager at The Lodge and Spa at Pico Bonito, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Dear Friends,
We appreciate your good comments. Our mission is to make your stay memorable by making the ordinary extraordinary. We are delighted to know that we have accomplished it. I assure you that we will strive to improve in our Restaurant Food and Service for when you visit us again!
We hope that you will make us a preferred destination in your travels, and return to our little piece of paradise.
Regards from the entire team at Pico Bonito.

Gabriel Cambon
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Marcela, Danilo, Selmer, and Mario (and others!!) made this rainforest escape with our 2 1/2 year old boy an unforgettable experience. A well mannered and engaging staff helped us corral our little man and keep him from ruining everyone else's piece of paradise.
A giant THANK YOU to everyone there.
The property itself is fantastically presented and well maintained. You are deep in the rain forest, but actvities of all stripes are easily available and well priced. In fact...trips such as cayos Cochinos is $50/pp cheaper here, than out on the bay islands!

I can't say enough nice things about this place. Thank you.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Thank traveldoc2
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Gabriel C, General Manager at The Lodge and Spa at Pico Bonito, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Dear Friends,
We appreciate your good comments. Our mission is to make your stay memorable by making the ordinary extraordinary. We are delighted to know that we have accomplished it.
We hope that you will make us a preferred destination in your travels, and return to our little piece of paradise.
Regards from the entire team at Pico Bonito.

Gabriel Cambon
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Property: The Lodge and Spa at Pico Bonito
Address: AP 710, La Ceiba AT1100, Honduras
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Location: Honduras > Atlantida Department > La Ceiba
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 22 Hotels in La Ceiba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Lodge and Spa at Pico Bonito 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled at the foot of the Pico Bonito National Park, The Lodge at Pico Bonito seamlessly combines nature and luxurious comfort. The luxury eco-lodge located on the Caribbean coast of Honduras near La Ceiba is a member ofSmall Luxury Hotels of the World. The Lodge offers the adventure of the outdoors, the beauty of the rainforest, and the personal service and luxury of a boutique hotel. ... more   less 
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