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“a good first stop”
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Orosi Lodge
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Orosi
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles, California, United States
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“a good first stop”
Reviewed May 3, 2013

After flying all night, a long drive anywhere when we arrived in CR sounded impossible. Thankfully the Orosi Lodge is only an hour outside San Jose and provided a nice place to rest and get acclimated to CR. Though, we stayed on the lower floor and you can definitely hear everything happening in the room above you. Try to get an upper level room that has a nice view of the volcano from the balcony and no worries of hearing footsteps over your bed. Also, the breakfast skillet is delicious.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bensheim, Hessen, Germany
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Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

Are you on the way from the central CR plateau to the Pacific, Caribbean Sea, the volcanos, or the central mountains this location offers you an excellent overnight stay. You need 30 minutes from Cartago and you are in the Orosi Valley. The lodge and the corresponding chalet is located at the end of the town right at the hillside. We had the chalet for 4 persons and were very satisfied with facility and cleanness of the house. Only the access is a challenging, esp. for parking. The management is very professional and pro-active. The bistro is a must and the breakfast meets the best European standard! The bistro also offers very nice and selected gifts from the region and the country.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

We stayed in a triple room downstairs for 2 nights. The German owner was very friendly and we were given a glass of lemonade upon arrival. He gave us an area map and showed to us enthusiastically what to see and where to go. Bring a jacket or a sweater as it gets cool here at night!

The middle room downstairs is nice and clean. The mattress is great and the best part is the comforter, so soft, warm and comfortable! There is not much of a view downstairs, but you can walk upstairs to enjoy the view of the mountains and valley, or you can sit at the cafe as well. There is a small kitchenette but you can't cook there as it only has a few glass, cups and spoons and nothing more. Coffee is provided for free. You can make your own coffee or hot drinks with the coffee maker. There is also a fridge. Breakfast is extra and we didn't try it. We bought some fresh fruits from the local market at a fraction of the cost.

One minor thing is the noise level from upstairs could be loud. You could hear walking as it has a wooden ceiling/floor. I think the owner can mention it to their upstairs customers upon check in not to make excessive noise at night to respect those staying downstairs. I brought ear plugs with me so I didn't hear anything. But my husband, without ear plugs, said he could hear noises occasionally in the middle of the night.

There are some restaurants within walking distance, as the town itself is quite small. There is also a supermarket in town. The "hot spring" pool is right next to the lodge. The owner said that the water was only luke warm.

This lodge is a great place as a base to head up to Irazu Volcano (1 hour drive) and Tapanti National Park (about 20-25 min on a gravel road). We did the loop as well and it really was beautiful! The valley was dotted with coffee plantations.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

Stayed at this small and friendly lodge on the basis of previous recommendations and were not disappointed. We were greeted by Andreas and a nice cold home made lemonade and mint and the service was excellent throughout. Unfussy but very clean rooms with all the necessary features. Good parking and nice breakfast all made for a nice stay.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Berlin, Germany
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed February 22, 2013

The rooms are really nicely furnished - in every detail. Cou can brew delicious coffee in the kitchen located in the room (and buy more coffee and other souvenirs in the shop of the lodge). The owners were really friendly and helpul. We only stayed there for a stop-over, but would have enjoyed to spend more time.
Don´t miss the great breakfast!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Eugene, Oregon
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

We made an unplanned stop in Orosi and stayed 1 night in the chalet at Orosi lodge. The Chalet was really spacious clean and comfortable. Breakfast in the morning was fantastic as was the coffee. Sebastian was very helpful in orienting us to the area

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Missoula, Montana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 2013

I recently spent 6 wks in CR, never staying more than 5 nights in one place. All things considered I put Orosi Lodge at the top of those I stayed in. I was on the 2nd floor, everything was as advertised. A very good breakfast WAS included, contrary to another review on this site. The owner couple, plus son were all wonderful and genuinely interested in being helpful and in running a class place. The pride they have in the small lodge was evident from the time I entered town and saw the first sign until I left 4 days later. If I return to this area they will have my business.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Orosi Lodge
Address: Valle de Orosi | 25 m east of the Thermal Pools Orosi, Orosi 1122 - 7050, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Cartago > Orosi
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Orosi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Orosi Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charming small Colonial Style Hotel in the most beautiful valley of Costa Rica - "Orosi Valley" near Cartago in the Central Highlands; located in the center of Orosi village right next to the Thermal Pools Orosi. American or continental breakfasts are on the menu with fresh organic coffee roasted especially for Orosi Lodge. Enjoy a Cappuccino, Espresso, or Cafe au Lait with a piece of our famous homemade cakes. ... more   less 
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