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Hotel San Rafael Ecolodge

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900 Meters Northwest of the Church La Tigra, La Tigra 21008 Costa Rica
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Hotel San Rafael Ecolodge are a paradise, hotel esta abierto las 24 horas del dia, private bathroom, wi-fi, flat screen cable TV, hot water, bathroom spacious and overlooking a small lake and forest, located 800 meters northwest of the church La Tigra de San Carlos, La Fortuna de San Carlos,Parque Nacional Volcan Arenal,Costa Rica.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Restaurant
Bicycle rental
Horseback riding
Babysitting
Car hire
Wifi
Hot bath
Breakfast available
Walking tours
Video game console
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Concierge
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Room features
Additional bathroom
Desk
Seating area
Sofa
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Clothes rack
Iron
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French
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Link D wrote a review Mar 2020
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This was the perfect place to stay for our first night in Costa Rica. Owner Giovanni and manager Luis were extremely welcoming and hospitable. They gave us excellent information and made delicious food for us, even providing an excellent complimentary breakfast free of charge. During the rest of our stay in Costa Rica we didn't encounter such amazing customer service. I'll definitely come back to this spot and send family/friends here. As for the facilities, we loved that our bungalow was perched on a hill directly above e a rainforest valley. It was remarkable to be able to open our window curtains and observe the rainforest canopy, with monkeys and exotic birds. The bird calls changed every couple of hours, reflecting the rich biodiversity of the area. We were also impressed by the beautiful gardens that Giovanni maintains within his mini resort. The facility also has a nice pool and outdoor living spaces that have a roof but no walls so you can observe the nature.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Ellen E wrote a review Jan 2020
San Antonio, Texas39 contributions3 helpful votes
What a delightful experience and stay at Villas San Rafael. The love of being a host exudes from Giovanni. Both he and Luis are so hospitable and are on site 24/7 to make sure you have the most pleasant experience possible. Giovanni loves cooking and his meals are prepared with joy. No need to worry about eating, they can do it all here. Our family loved staying there and enjoying the pool, nature & warm showers....yes, they have hot showers! This place is perfect for families and groups, and designed so well that you can stay outdoors & still enjoy nature while it’s raining. Villas San Rafael is also close enough to enjoy all the activities around Arenal. Luis can book excursions for you. My nine year-old gives them 5 Stars!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Room Tip: In order for the heater on the shower head to keep up with the water, don't turn on the...
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Response from Giovanni671967, Propietario at Hotel San Rafael Ecolodge
Responded 11 Jan 2020
Thank you very much for coming to our hotel. It was a pleasure. You are a great family. We hope you return once again. Best Regards. Luis and Giovanni.
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CRX wrote a review Dec 2019
Jaco, Costa Rica4 contributions1 helpful vote
We had such a lovely stay. The host and staff went out of their way to make our stay perfect. They made us feel like family. Make sure you stay and have dinner and dessert on the property! Giovanni is the perfect host. He is the property owner and is always on site to help. He asked us what we wanted for dinner and made our whole family a multiple course meal that blew us away! The warmth and kindness from this man is genuine and he made our stay perfect. We felt loved and safe and cared for. I can’t tell you enough this is more than worth it. The right people make all the difference in the world when traveling. Thankful for our visit and this experience!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Giovanni671967, Propietario at Hotel San Rafael Ecolodge
Responded 11 Jan 2020
Thank you for your words. you are a special family We hope you return once again. Best Regards. Giovanni and Luis.
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Brian C wrote a review Dec 2019
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Giovanni was an amazing host! He was very accommodating to our family. He’s also a very kind and sweet man to talk to. I would highly recommend you have dinner at the villa for your stay. The staff cooked as a delicious dinner far beyond expectations. I will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 11 Jan 2020
Thanks for your words We hope you return again. This is your home. Best Regards. Giovanni and Luis
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Johanna+Alain wrote a review Dec 2019
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Giovanni and his team are so welcoming and kind-hearted. We have visited them twice, and will return again. And we will recommend it to anyone who wants to visit the Arenal Volcano in La fortuna. La Tigra is nearby, but less touristy and not as pricey. When we visit La Tigra now, it's like coming to our second home. The food is great (delicious breakasts!) but you can also cook easy meals in the room. The scenery is breathtaking and the hotel is a short walk to all conveniences in town. Bonus: they are big animal lovers here. Definitely worth a detour!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Room Tip: All the rooms provide soothing jungle sounds to fall asleep to.
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Responded 11 Jan 2020
Thank you for coming to our hotel. We hope you return again. Best Regards. Giovanni and Luis.
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PRICE RANGE
US$74 - US$156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaLa Tigra
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel San Rafael Ecolodge
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel San Rafael Ecolodge?
Nearby attractions include Proyecto Asis (6.5 km), Finca Luna Nueva (5.1 km), and Souvenir Herrera (3.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel San Rafael Ecolodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel San Rafael Ecolodge?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and an additional bathroom.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel San Rafael Ecolodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel San Rafael Ecolodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel San Rafael Ecolodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Resturante El Picadero, Tica Thai, and D'Point Restaurante.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel San Rafael Ecolodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Hotel San Rafael Ecolodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of La Tigra.
Does Hotel San Rafael Ecolodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel San Rafael Ecolodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Is Hotel San Rafael Ecolodge accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.