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Grandpas Hotel

Cot de Oreamuno, Cartago Carretera al Volcán Irazú, Cartago 543 7050 Costa Rica
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#1 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Cartago
Grandpas' Hotel is located a few miles away from Irazu Volcano. A mountain hotel with wood cabins on the mountain top. Because it's so small we offer great one-on-one service.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Room features
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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mlmdaisy wrote a review Mar 2020
Tampa, Florida10395 contributions15 helpful votes
Like others, we chose Grandpas Hotel to be close to Irazu Volcano. We were very comfortable in the cottage. Yes, it gets cool at night and the cute little space heater doesn't produce much heat but, really, it's not THAT cold. We had everything we needed and we had both dinner and breakfast at the onsite restaurant. The food was fine and everyone working there was very nice. The views are lovely, the location was good, and I would stay here again.
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Date of stay: March 2020
madelynemjay wrote a review Feb 2020
Hollywood, Florida100 contributions13 helpful votes
I wanted to love this place but there are definitely some issues. We needed to find a nice hotel for our trip to the Irazu Volcano and didn’t want a long drive from San Juan so this place got the best reviews and it was very reasonable. Indeed it looks pretty from the outside and the people who welcomed us were very nice and only wanted to please. Unfortunately we don’t speak much Spanish and they don’t speak any English but we managed. It was pretty cold out and the rooms only have a small 10” x 12” space heater. They told me it would be enough to heat the room but it didn’t heat more than 12” away. There is no insulation so it was pretty cold all night but the blankets were sufficient. Just made it hard to get out of the shower. They don’t have shampoo or any toiletries and the towels are rather small. Just had the very basics. On the positive side, the room was spacious and clean and had a rustic homey feel. The people who run it are very nice and want to do everything to make you happy. Thanks to Google Translate I had a good vegetarian breakfast. There were enough choices and I had the Grandpas breakfast without the meat - I wanted to try their rice and beans and friend banana. Everything was cooked well and fresh. They even gave us sliced tomatoes, which weren’t on the menu. Coffee was pretty good too. I don’t think I would come here again when it’s cold but for the price and overall stay, it was good. Just remember it is very basic but the people are very nice.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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John V wrote a review Aug 2019
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To be honest: if you don't care about a very (!!) outdated hotel, if you don't mind mold and stains on the old blankets: appreciate dated, sticky and old furniture: prefer a heavily outdated bathroom: don't mind an oil and gas plant on one side and a busy road on the other side: and also want to pay more money for this than for a 5 * hotel... then you should definitely book here. If not then I would go elsewhere or pay no more than $ 35
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Matthew F wrote a review Apr 2019
Boston, Massachusetts279 contributions153 helpful votes
My wife and I arrived at Grandpa's Hotel after a long drive. The property offers bungalows that we found rustic, spacious, and comfortable. They are drafty, and it was chilly the night we stayed, but they provide space heaters for each room to take the edge off. We opted to eat at a nearby restaurant rather than the onsite restaurant for dinner our first night. We had breakfast onsite the following morning and it was very unremarkable. It's a beautiful property though and a great base if you plan to visit Irazu and/or Turrialba volcano.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Sicipi wrote a review Jan 2019
London89 contributions92 helpful votes
We stayed here for one night before driving to Irazu volcano the next morning. The hotel is really easy to find, it’s just off the main road to Irazu (219). We stayed in a cabin, which had two double beds and a bathroom. It was spacious, comfortable, really clean and private. The was a front porch with lovely views over their garden and the valley. Good WiFi throughout. A really nice breakfast was included with a choice of cooked food (typical Costa Rican, omelette, pancakes and cereal), plus fruit and coffee. We highly recommend the pancakes. Window tables have superb views over the valley. Dinner available. The staff were wonderful, really friendly and helpful. We’d definitely recommend staying here. It takes 30 minutes by car to drive to Irazu volcano.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$82 - US$143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Grandpas Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Grandpas Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Santuario Nacional Nuestra Señora de Los Ángeles (4.7 km), Jardin Botanico Lankester (5.7 km), and Ruins of the Church of Carthage (5.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Grandpas Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Grandpas Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Grandpas Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Grandpas Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Posada de la Luna, Mi Tierra, and El Novillo Alegre - Cartago.
Are there any historical sites close to Grandpas Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ruins of the Church of Carthage (5.4 km).
Does Grandpas Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.