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From School la Lidia 1 Km North 87 Km From San Jose, Costa Rica, By the Inter-American Highway South Km 80 Right Hand, San Gerardo de Dota Costa Rica
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#7 of 10 Speciality lodging in San Gerardo de Dota
Cabinas El Quetzal is a Costa Rican family business of Lodging and food with over 25 years of service and proudly served by Chacon Monge family provide you of personalized service. We are situated beside the river more clean of central America, the Savegre River and surrounded by the clouds forests of the National Park Los Quetzales, located at 2,200 meters above sea level (7,200 ft).
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From School la Lidia 1 Km North 87 Km From San Jose, Costa Rica, By the Inter-American Highway South Km 80 Right Hand, San Gerardo de Dota Costa Rica
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ritateunissen wrote a review Nov 2019
Veenendaal, The Netherlands35 contributions7 helpful votes
We did pay for 3 nights but only stayed 2. Very cold and no heating. They don’t serve dinner any more and the restaurant on the other side of the road was closed. You do not want to drive that road in the dark. The shower is cold most of the times. Nice birds in the area. Go to Miriam’s place to have a good chance to see the quetal.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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VaraPrasad G wrote a review Feb 2019
Hyderabad District, India12 contributions5 helpful votes
Excellent location, very nice and warm hosts and good food. The cabins themselves are cozy and comfortable. The location to the Quetzal viewing area is very near and I even saw a Quetzal right in the property behind the cabin I was in. Great place.
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Date of stay: November 2018
France P wrote a review Apr 2017
San José, San Jose, Costa Rica9 contributions4 helpful votes
Nice place, nice garden and view over the river. We enjoyed our stay watching at the birds and trees. However we thought the cabin was really overpriced for what it was. Mattresses need to be replaced, the terrace is not tiled, and it was difficult to get hot water in the shower which was very slippery by the way. I slipped very badly!, The breakfast was good, dinner OK! Friendly staff.
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Date of stay: April 2017
Willi M wrote a review Mar 2016
Mainburg, Germany57 contributions6 helpful votes
The staff is very friendly, the food is very good. The location is great, however the room is very cold at night. They offer nice and interesting excursions and there a very good guides available (2xCarlos). The cabin itself needs to be renovated, especially the bath room. Fortunately we could spend most of the time outside. We saw many birds also quetzals two times.
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Date of stay: February 2016
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for the cabins on the lower level (right side from the entrance)
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woodnut57 wrote a review Mar 2016
Altona, Canada45 contributions8 helpful votes
My wife and I traveled with friends and this was our last stop . The road into the valley is narrow and steep, with some patches gravel and some paved . It's a slow but scenic drive . Located next to a river , it is scenic and quiet . We had the 2 bedroom cabin rented . It was not new but adequate for our one night stay , breakfast and dinner were included . They also arranged for us the Quetzal bird watching tour which we took the next morning at 5:30 am. We were not disappointed as we were able to see several Quetzals and our guide allowed us to see them close up on his scope . Highly recommend these cabinas and the Quetzal watching tour.
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Date of stay: February 2016
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Carlos C, Asistente at Cabinas El Quetzal
Responded 14 Mar 2016
Thanks for your comment, we appreciate your point of view at the same time we are glad that you enjoyed your visit in our place.
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Costa RicaProvince of San JoseSan Gerardo de Dota
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cabinas El Quetzal
Which popular attractions are close to Cabinas El Quetzal?
Nearby attractions include Batsu (2.9 km), Rio savegre Waterfall (4.5 km), and Parque National Los Quetzales (4.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cabinas El Quetzal?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Cabinas El Quetzal?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Cabinas El Quetzal?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Cabinas El Quetzal?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cabinas El Quetzal?
Conveniently located restaurants include Alma de Árbol, Pizzería los Colibríes, and Cafe Kahawa.
Does Cabinas El Quetzal have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Cabinas El Quetzal offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cabinas El Quetzal?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Is Cabinas El Quetzal accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.