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Cerro de la Muerte, Ruta 2 Sur km 70, San Gerardo de Dota Costa Rica
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#3 of 10 Speciality lodging in San Gerardo de Dota
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Cerro de la Muerte, Ruta 2 Sur km 70, San Gerardo de Dota Costa Rica
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Palmur Sur Airport88 kmSee all flights
Juan Santamaria Intl Airport55 kmSee all flights
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Cesar Q wrote a review Jun 2021
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The service was great. The food was delicious. The bungalows really looked amazing and comfortable. The jacuzzi sometimes didn't work as well. The view was stunning. We liked that they asked us what menu we like priority. We always had a special space in the restaurant.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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K T wrote a review Mar 2021
Denver, Colorado148 contributions59 helpful votes
I stayed there to take a tour to see the Respondent Quetzal Mission accomplished. The hotel is a group of cabins that share common walkways, main lodge and so on. The main lodge is just lovely. Great for hummingbirds out back and got some great shots. There was a small path that ran around the main lodge which was a very enjoyable hike. Saw some birds, but no other wildlife. The cabin is definitely cold at night, so be prepared. I bought the dinner for myself and my guide and it was a wonderful three course meal. I was in cabin 5 which had (barely) some wifi connection as it was close to the main lodge. The next morning, their guide took us to a local farm where we saw a male and female quetzal and got some great pictures. Very happy with that. Here are my two concerns. 1. I had originally booked their best room, but realized it only had one bed and needed a separate bed for my guide. So I asked them via WhatsApp and they said they would downgrade me. But they charged me for the higher priced room. In total monies, it was not that large, but in percentage it was almost a 50% upcharge. 2. When leaving, I tried to pay myself and my guide was busy. When I paid, I was asked how much and they said I pay way too much. The front desk person took advantage of my currency challenge and managed to pocket quite a large amount of money. My guide commented that he seemed uncomfortable when they came by, thinking that I had shared it, but did not share it till later. As much as I liked the rest, the overcharge and the rip off when checking out means I will not be coming back with the family. Nor would I recommend this to anyone.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Swissshamoo wrote a review Nov 2020
Bern, Switzerland181 contributions69 helpful votes
We didn't stay at the bungalows of the lodge, but we have a fantastic lunch at its restaurant. The food was great and the service was optimal. We enjoy taking hundreds of pictures of at least 12 species of hummingbirds during our lunch. The souvenir shop is also good and with nice t-shirts at an affordable price.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Room Tip: Have a great restaurant to observe and photograph hummingbirds
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Tyler W wrote a review Sep 2020
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica54 contributions11 helpful votes
We stayed in one of the superior cabins. I loved the view and the place was comfortable. The jacuzzi tub was very nice, especially to watch the sunset. The hummingbird garden was great. I only took one of the hiking trails and it was nice. Especially important right now is how seriously hotels take their pandemic precautions, and they take them very seriously. The staff was very attentive via Whatsapp. Also, the hotel is easy to get to from the main road and doesn't require a 4x4. One thing to note, there is no wi-fi in the room and cell service is limited. It is only available in the lodge. Also, the furniture in the room was a bit lacking with only a sofa and no chairs like in the photos. Other than that we were happy with the experience.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Marples wrote a review Mar 2020
Wivenhoe37 contributions27 helpful votes
It took us a couple of hours to drive up through the mountains because there were quite a few slow trucks on the road and it used up much more petrol than we expected. Panic! Jorge, the hotel owner, drove to fetch petrol, located us on a mountain road and brought us a large container of fuel. That was before we even checked in! Unfortunately the hotel was closing the next morning because of Coronavirus shutdown in Costa Rica. That evening the food was fabulous, the service excellent, and yes, it was cold in the lodge but I think most people come prepared. The views were spectacular,and the atmosphere was like I imagine being in Bhutan! The bird tour was cancelled but to crown it all a couple of young wildlife photographers took us to a quetzal nest in the morning just before we had to leave. I highly recommend this very special place. Thank you again, Jorge.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Paraiso Quetzal Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Paraiso Quetzal Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Parque National Los Quetzales (4.7 km) and Savegre Reserve (4.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Paraiso Quetzal Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and free internet access.
What food & drink options are available at Paraiso Quetzal Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Paraiso Quetzal Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Paraiso Quetzal Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurante Mirador Valle del General, Cafeteria Los Chespiritos, and Mirador de Quetzales.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Paraiso Quetzal Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Paraiso Quetzal Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.