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Kentville, Canada
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2016

Close to the National Park which was a beautiful hike including a waterfall and two rivers which meet and the water changes colour. The room was very clean and comfortable but no air conditioning. Meals were good.

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Lier, Belgium
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30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2016

The cabin we stayed in was very nice, clean and spacious. The hotel is far away from everything and when you're driving up the rocky and bumpy road it seems as if you're leaving civilization behind. This makes that the hotel is really calm, quiet and peaceful. The owners are very nice people. They have a restaurant at the hotel... More 

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Forked River, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2015

Sorry I did not write this sooner, I stayed hear in the Spring, it is very close to the Parque Tenorio, I am a senior citizen who likes STRESS FREE ! This family run little hotel made me feel at home, treated me like family, showed me around, help be get excellent birding guides. Besides Birding, I enjoy other wildlife,... More 

Thank pmoon1946
Phoenix, Arizona
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

I review this stay based as a solo traveler and most would stay down the mountain if traveling with family. This was one of my first stops while exploring all of CR in a 4x4. It was very impressive from the beginning as I drove up the tall winding dirt road stopping to film Howler Monkeys along the way. You... More 

Thank Sandquads
San Diego, California, United States
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2015

I recently stayed at Posada Rio Celeste for 2 nights with my husband and 3 friends. This is a very special place. After reading other reviews, we knew going in that the rooms would be "rustic," so that didn't bother us. Yes, the walls are extremely thin and there are a lot of bugs (but there's mosquito netting around the... More 

1 Thank Erin M
1 review
Reviewed 20 March 2015 via mobile

This is my first trip to Costa Rica, and I have spent almost 2 weeks traveling the north, west, and now southern zone. By far my favorite place that I've stayed was La Amistad / Rio Celeste. My room was clean (and had a television), the food was good (and plentiful), the people warm, and I felt safe here (as... More 

Thank Sonya B
Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2015

Yep it is a rustic place and that was what I was looking for. If you expect luxury accomodations, this is not the place. Yep, I was eaten alive by the mosquitos, but if you are prone, just wear long sleeves and pants at dusk, the rest of the day is ok. I loved the feeling of being in a... More 

Thank JessWong
1 review
Reviewed 21 February 2015 via mobile

We had a fantastic two night stay here. It's very rustic and rural but this just adds to the charm. The mornings were great... Get up early, ask for an extra cup of coffee and watch the birds that flock to the bananas that are hung around the garden. We saw countless hummingbirds, parrots and toucans, among plenty others. The... More 

Thank Davina C
Hartland, VT
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55 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2015

The facilities are very basic - room with very thin walls - with lots of spaces for mosquitoes (they do provide mosquito nets) - we were very glad we had quiet neighbors - you can hear everything through the walls. A Costa Rican electric shower that provided lukewarm water. The room was not cleaned while we were out - not... More 

Thank Susan G
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2015

Our first stop after escaping the all-inclusive. Rough road from Bijagua but by the time we arrived, felt we were finally in the Costa Rica we came to see. David and Elias and their family provide good value in their B&B rooms and typical Costa Rican casado and pico de gallo at meals. With little Spanish, smiles and laughter and... More 

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Smoking rooms available
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are located one kilometer from Tenorio's National Park Entrance (Rio Celeste). We are a friendly Hotel Family of 6 members and we have 7 rooms and one rustic Restaurant where the same family prepare the local food with firewood. We also offer tours, Tenorio National Park and Rio Celeste Hike, Horse Back Riding, and others. Come and enjoy with us this Natural paradise. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Posada Rio Celeste Hotel & Spa

Address: Kilometer from Tenorio's National Park 1, Bijagua de Upala 21304, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Bijagua de Upala
Price Range: €59 - €86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Posada Rio Celeste Hotel & Spa 2*
Number of rooms: 8
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“They let me choose.”
 of 5 bubbles pmoon1946, 4 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Bring an Umbrella and expect high moisture (it's a rain forest), Engage with owners, Visit the Catarat (waterfall), walk the local roads.”
 of 5 bubbles Sandquads, 9 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Between the restaurant area and rooms, the owners kindly put some bananas to attract the birds of the area, nice variety”
 of 5 bubbles JessWong, 12 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Bring ear plugs and insects repellent!”
 of 5 bubbles anca_puiu, 5 Dec 2014 | Read review
“We didn't stay in a room, just ate lunch and toured the farm”
 of 5 bubbles Joro7886, 17 Dec 2011 | Read review
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