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Hotel de Montana El Pelicano

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Ruta 242 San Gerardo 700 Mst Norte del Liceo Canaan San Gerardo de Rivas, San Gerardo, Chirripo National Park 11904 Costa Rica
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The Hotel de Montana el Pelicano is a place where you sense the pureness of nature, where the constant singing of birds and the sounds of Chirripo Pacifico River will be your daily company. Our enviable location in San Gerardo de Rivas has impressive views of the Talamanca Range where the most noteworthy peaks, Mount Uran (3660 meters) and Mount Ventisqueros (3812 meters) are the prelude to a pleasant stay. Come visit us and choose a tour according to your expectations and discover San Gerardo of Rivas, the place called "Lands of Eternal Waters".
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Business Centre with Internet Access
Hot spring bath
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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newsg26 wrote a review Feb 2022
Cologne, Germany16 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed at the hotel December 2021 for 2 nights in a room in the main building. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The restaurant very good offering local food and fish. Our room was very nice room and had a great view overlooking the valley. The entire place is great for bird lovers.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Jan_melis wrote a review Apr 2021
Heredia, Costa Rica102 contributions49 helpful votes
Hotel el Pelicano is a great place to stay in San Gerardo de Rivas (if not the best). The views of the mountains, both with sunset or sunrise are marvelous! The staff is very friendly and proactive in solving issues. They even helped us with a breakfast decorated pancake-cake for my daughter's birthday. The rooms (we were in one of the bungalows) are simple, but spacious. I do feel the rooms could use a few touches with which this hotel could easily own a few more stars (currently 2 stars). This is probably the only place in town with a pool. The short trail in the forest is nice, but could use some maintenance (especially signage). Let me add that the hotel grounds are also great for birders!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Room Tip: Choose one of the bungalows in the back
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cosmicmouse wrote a review Apr 2020
UK46 contributions68 helpful votes
Lovely staff, food was fine and hotel has beautiful views and area. It's walking distance to the cloud forest reserve. The room was cosy and clean with good bathroom. Only slight downside is sound proofing.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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IronLenny wrote a review Mar 2020
Charlotte, North Carolina174 contributions78 helpful votes
We only spent one night here but the birding around the area was excellent. Got our CR Brushfinch Lifer get outside the entrance to the hotel. Also recommend the Cloudbridge Reserve for birding. We had one of the rooms away from the main building. It was very quiet and had an in-room coffee maker which is always a welcome feature when you are getting up at 5:00 am to head out.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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f350guy wrote a review Oct 2019
Fernie, Canada159 contributions45 helpful votes
We ate here twice and both times were the food was excellent. The dining room is very nice and we sat in front of the fireplace both times. Service was attentive and prompt and the prices very reasonable. I would recommend this place for a local restaurant.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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aseini01@gmail.com wrote a review Mar 2019
Alajuela, Costa Rica32 contributions13 helpful votes
A nice hotel, surrounded by vegetation and beautiful views of the mountains. Rooms are nice, with a small fridge. It has a very nice swimming pool. The food at the restaurant or the hotel is really delicious.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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NYE2015 wrote a review Feb 2019
Atenas, Costa Rica413 contributions56 helpful votes
Our Birding group in CR planned this trip & this hotel & grounds were very nice. The main house has very thin walls so a bit noisy but that didn’t bother us or our group as we were there to sleep. Much quieter in the separate cabins. Its definitely not a luxury hotel, much more rustic as many of the places are in the forests & jungles of CR, sort of like camping, so be prepared. Think Eco & simple living. We live in CR & read that tourists get upset w/bugs, ants, cockroaches, spiders, scorpions, etc. That’s CR, bugs everywhere so bring your repellents. There are no screens on the windows or mosquito nets for the beds, it wasn’t a problem for us at night & mosquitoes love me. It got down to around 57*F at night, had plenty of blankets. Many places in CR don’t have hot water, this place had very, very hot water & plenty of it. I even brought my own washcloth, face towel, soap, & shampoo. The food at the hotel was pretty good & we brought snacks, wine & a cooler. No coffee or coffee maker in the room. The grounds here were very nice with plenty of birds to see. Highlight for me was seeing the Coquette Hummingbird. We hiked in Chirripo Reserve at Cloudbridge, but that’s another review. All in all, we recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Ifiyenia B wrote a review Feb 2019
18 contributions1 helpful vote
his lodge is in a lovely setting. We stayed in a room within the lodge and this review is about our experience. There are cabins here which are also for rent. Safer to rent a cabin because, as others have noted, you can hear everything through the walls and floor. Make sure and check with the property before you book in the lodge, to make sure they are not housing a group on the night of your stay, it can seriously derail your serenity.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mimimandm wrote a review Feb 2019
7 contributions2 helpful votes
My friend and I were staying elsewhere, met a very kind man, and he turned out to be the owner of this place. He was just so nice, we decided to book a night here later in our stay. Good service, clean and well-equip rooms, good food, and staff are generally from the same family. Only complaints are that is is on a very steep hill and the pool gets quite cold.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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deedee5938 wrote a review Jan 2019
Glasgow, United Kingdom18 contributions6 helpful votes
Stayed here as part of cycling tour on the lower slopes of a mountain area. The accommodation was in a wooden chalet type building with paper thin walls, no insect mesh, no hand towels and no hot water in the hand basin. The group dinner was delivered 45 minutes after the agreed time with no apology. It was very mediocre, one person’s chicken was raw - again no apology, no compensatory replacement, burnt lentil burger- very small portions after having been cycling all day! Watching the birds early next morning was the only bonus!
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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US$73 - US$83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of San JoseChirripo National ParkSan Gerardo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
13
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel de Montana El Pelicano
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel de Montana El Pelicano?
Nearby attractions include Cloudbridge Nature Reserve (3.1 km), Chirripo National Park (2.4 km), and Casa Alegría (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel de Montana El Pelicano?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel de Montana El Pelicano?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel de Montana El Pelicano?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel de Montana El Pelicano?
Conveniently located restaurants include Batsu Gastropub, Robino's Foodies restaurant, and Truchero Los Cocolisos.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel de Montana El Pelicano?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel de Montana El Pelicano?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel de Montana El Pelicano?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Hotel de Montana El Pelicano have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Hotel de Montana El Pelicano accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.