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Hotel Cerro Lodge

Calle La Barca, 3 Km Antes del Puente Sobre el Rio Tarcoles, Tarcoles, Garabito Municipality 4023 Costa Rica
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#1 of 3 hotels in Tarcoles
2020 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Strongly recommended for Birdwatchers and Photographers.
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Free parking
Free internet
Outdoor pool
Free breakfast
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Breakfast buffet
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Paola Backens wrote a review Feb 2021
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Just a Horrible experience. Take into consideration that when we left there were other people at the reception complaining about their stay. We were traveling in family so we rented 2 superior rooms, they placed us at opposite ends of the facilities, some of us had parking spaces on site and others did not. We traveled with children who couldn't use the pool because it was GREEN when we arrived with mold floating around, all covered. They indicate they are pet friendly but when we arrived with the dog they charged us an extra fee + they retained $ 50 of the security deposit FOR DOG HAIR IN THE ROOM. We had roaches in the room, we ran out of water at night, and mattresses are exactly the same as sleeping on the floor. The road to get there is not paved, so there are kilometers of ballast that are not indicated, for the same reason you are basically forced to eat there and the food is not good and overpriced.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Room Tip: Just do not stay here
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Petra J wrote a review Feb 2021
Mexico City, Mexico1,003 contributions229 helpful votes
Nice place to stay if you want to visit Tarcoles NP. The price was great and the hotel garden is perhaps nicer than the national park itself! They feed birds so big red Macaws and other birds come while you re having breakfast, the pool was clean and there is a view tower great for sunsets! So why only 4 stars? Food was so-so and the rooms were fine but walls were so thin that the first night we could not sleep at all - all of our neighbors were so loud and even at 2am - I don t know if people go party to Jaco and then come back to the hotel, did not expect this at all. If you stay, perhaps get one of the cottages that don t share walls and have more privacy.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Brenda B wrote a review Jul 2020
Ogden, Utah290 contributions60 helpful votes
The Lodge arranged a private birding guide for me. I saw 18 species around the property (late afternoon) including the Turqoise-browed Motmot and Ferrigunous Pgymy-Owl! While eating in the open-air dining room you can watch the White-faced Capuchins at the feeders. I really liked the papas fritas (three types of fried potatoes). Otherwise, the food was healthy and perfectly adequate after hiking around in the heat. My cabin had comforting air-conditioning and a little red lizard visited in the garden bathroom. A fridge in the room might deserve a five-star review.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Andrew C wrote a review Apr 2020
7 contributions1 helpful vote
Despite me having to abandon my pre-paid visit to Hotel Cerro in April 2020 due to CV19 travel restrictions, the Hotel was kind enough to refund the cost of my booking in full, although not technically liable to do so. Much appreciated ! Andrew Crouch
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Date of stay: April 2020
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Robert D wrote a review Apr 2020
Heers, Belgium162 contributions71 helpful votes
Second time in CR and second time in this lodge. Since then they have built several new big rooms with AIRCO in a quiet area of their property. They have enlarged the deck and changed the feeder location for the birds. They have also an activity corner and a look-out tower to NP Carrara and … the ocean. Absolutely perfect place to stay. The rooms are beautiful, clean, spacious, with excellent and large bathrooms and very comfortable beds and AIRCO. The staff is ABSOLUTELY fantastic. Orelio and his wife were the chiefs of the kitchen: super breakfast with fresh fruit, yoghurt, Casado, and any kind of eggs. Lunch was à la carte and dinner most of the times in buffet with pork or chicken, fish, vegetables … and desert. Really SUPER. The ladie(s) at the reception desk. We were there when the Corona was messing up a bit. So, we ask if it would be possible to check-in online on the PC of the reception since I was keen on printing our tickets: of course, we could, no problem . This lodge is also famous for the macaws, and , they did not disappoint us: they were nearly every day there but also many other birds. Of course , there is also a pool. And the lodge is very close to the NP Carrara and Tarcoles, where the boat trips start. The view from the restaurant and the terrace could not be better. We did not want to leave. THANK YOU.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Cerro Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Cerro Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Carara National Park (3.1 km), Tarcoles Bridge (5.1 km), and Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls (7.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Cerro Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Cerro Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Cerro Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Cerro Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Adventure Dining, Restaurante Vista Mar, and Ti - Ko Restaurante Mirador Surf & Turf.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Cerro Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Hotel Cerro Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.