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Poas Lodge and Restaurant
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Detroit, Michigan
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Great experience”
Reviewed December 25, 2012

Alas, the volcano was clouded in over two days. But all the positive reviews below are entirely accurate. The rooms are cozy. The views are spectacular. Mark and Oliver are the perfect hosts. The dinner menu had something for everyone from my 12 year old son through my 77 year old dad. Breakfast is made to order. Highly, highly recommended. Just get there before Mark and Oliver move back to their native South Africa in four months!

Room Tip: Rooms on the ground floor are more rustic than those above but still quite adequate.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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barracudasa, Manager at Poas Lodge and Restaurant, responded to this review, February 3, 2013
Thank you for your review of Poas Lodge, we thrive on the encouragement and input. Although the lodge is for sale we have yet to find a buyer, we expect to be here for some time to come yet.
Thanks again and safe travels!
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

Mark and Oliver are to be highly commended for the entire package: beautiful, comfortable rooms; exquisite dining in a very romantic atmosphere; breath-taking Swiss chalet-like views of the valley; Mark and Oliver were very welcoming. We will definitely be staying there again!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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barracudasa, Manager at Poas Lodge and Restaurant, responded to this review, February 3, 2013
Thank you for reviewing Poas Lodge, we always welcome guests input to ensure we are on the right track.We thoroughly enjoy what we do here at Poas and we feel it shows in what we have created. Of course the views help! Thanks again and we hope to see you all back soon.
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Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed December 13, 2012

Decided to stay here based on other reviews and we weren't disappointed. The room we had was beautiful with and incredible view. Food was excellent, the best we had on our entire trip. The atmosphere was very welcoming, we got to meet other guests and even went our to explore the volcano with our new friends. As an added bonus, the small 4.5 earthquake added to the whole Costa Rica Adventure.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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barracudasa, Manager at Poas Lodge and Restaurant, responded to this review, February 3, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review Poas Lodge. It is always appreciated and all these reviews have helped our business tremendously! Visiting Costa Rica is always an adventure, and we are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Cedar Rapids
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Reviewed November 29, 2012

Although we were not able to see the crater because of the clouds my husband and I have a great stay Poas. The drive to this hotel was gorgeous! The countryside is gorgeous and coved with coffee and strawberry plantations. The rooms were great but the lodge area overlooking the valley is breath taking both night and day views. It gets cold here...bring a sweater....but the fireplace that is lit each night is nice and cozy. The best part of the lodge (other than the fab hosts) is Girl.....a very sweet puppy dog that makes you feel at home. This is a great place to spend a day or two to catch your breath.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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barracudasa, Manager at Poas Lodge and Restaurant, responded to this review, December 7, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We always enjoy hearing feedback from our guests and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay.
It is a pity you did not get to see the crater. When it is cloudy up at Poas we encourage guests to visit other attractions in the area like La Paz waterfall gardens or Doka Coffee Estate.
Once again thanks for the review and greetings from Girl!
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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed November 28, 2012

Great price, Great food, Great view. My wife and I stayed here last Sunday night. Mark and Oliver are great hosts and made us feel at home with a warm fire in the main lodge, blankets to stay cozy and the feel of home away from home. Poas lodge has a cool, chill vibe at a great price. 5-Star food, 3-Star room, 10-Star view. Dinner, Breakfast and one night stay for $85.00
you can't beat it !!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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barracudasa, Manager at Poas Lodge and Restaurant, responded to this review, December 7, 2012
Thank you for your positive review of Poas Lodge, we are very pleased to know you enjoyed your stay with us.
We know that many guests have late flights into SJO and so we ask guests to let us know of late arrivals in advance. When we are aware of late arrivals we can plan accordingly and be prepared to serve meals after the kitchen closes. We are always happy to provide a meal after hours to ensure our guests go to bed satisfied and well fed!
We are also happy you enjoyed our linens. We use only 100% cotton sheets to ensure our guests have an excellent nights sleep.
Greetings from Girl!
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

A very nice stay for our first night in Costa Rica... we booked the hotel online, and per instructions regarding late arrivals (after 2000L), I emailed the hotel a few days before to let them know, and in their response the owners offered to leave dinner out for us, which we gladly accepted. When we arrived, we were shown to our room, which had an amazing view overlooking San Jose and the surrounding areas. The room was nicely furnished and the bed and linens were the most comfortable out of our two week trip in CR. The small, clean private bath was adequate (no issues with hot water or water pressure).

We then went upstairs to the open lounging/great room, where we ordered dinner, which was delicious and cooked for us despite the late hour (arrived around 2100L). Ambience in the great room is very nice and relaxing, with clean furnishings, comfy couches and throws, as well as games and books. The entire room is lined with large windows, so you get a panoramic view of the valley below. The resident pup here is a very sweet little girl, named Girl. The coziness of this room, and the sweeping views over the mountain, are what we liked best (of course, the owners and other guests made it a very nice experience).

We parked our rental directly outside the lodge, there appeared to be 4-5 parking spots. No issues leaving it there overnight. The next morning, we had breakfast and then we were able to drive about five minutes to Poas Volcano, allowing us to beat the tourist rush and arrived exactly as it opened.

We felt very at home - thanks to the owners. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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St. Augustine, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 6, 2012

We throughly enjoyed our stay at the Poas Lodge for a couple of nights in October 2012. Our room was clean and comfortable with a beautiful view and a very active hummingbird feeder right outside our window. The sitting area in our room allowed us to sit and watch the hummingbirds flitter around and the mist roll in and out of the valley below. We were also just minutes from the Poas Volcano. In inn keepers were friendly and accommodating, making us feel at home; right down to the delicious home cooked meals in the restaurant. I would highly recommend the Poas Lodge and Restaurant.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Poas Lodge and Restaurant
Address: 4kms before the entrance to Poas Volcano National Park, Poas Volcano National Park 20801, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Poas Volcano National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Poas Volcano National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Poas Lodge and Restaurant 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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 
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