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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 January 2014

This was on of the 7 hotels we stayed at on our 15 night self drive tour of Costa Rica. Cerro was the cheapest of all the properties we stayed at and in reviewing all the hotels, I have taken price/ value into account. I hovered towards a 3 dot rating but at the price we paid,I think they offer...

2Thank Chocolate74
Barnsley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2014

this was our second visit and looking forward to the next one. There had been a change of staff between our visits which made this delightful place a 5 star visit. Frederico had given a young chef a chance and he was a great success as he varied the meals from the previous nightly casarda. A.C. had been added to...

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Erlangen, Germany
Reviewed 2 January 2014

We spent 2 weeks in November 2013 in Cerro Lodge. This was our fifth (and hopefully not last) stay there. We enjoyed it very much. You can come again and again - in Cerro Lodge you feel never bored. Every day we could see the Scarlet macaws - they came early in the morning, sometimes even in the day time...

2Thank kolja55
Lobith, The Netherlands
Reviewed 22 November 2013

We stayed for 2 nights and van reccomend THE hotel to everyone. Clean rooms, Some with outside shower! Good service and good food. Many birds and other animals. Vieuws from THE restaurant are stunning.

Thank Riky010
Reviewed 11 November 2013

Stayed for 2 mights late October. Frederico speaks a little English but the others do not although this was not a problem. Rooms comfortable and have good air conditioning which helped during the day although we spent little time in them. 2 double beds and an outside bathroom with interesting electrics on the shower. The only problem with this was...

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Germantown, Maryland
Reviewed 16 August 2013

The biggest appeal of the Cerro Lodge and the reason we chose to stay there was for the close proximity to Carara and the Scarlet Macaws. Within 20 mins of being there, I think we had counted nearly 30 macaws flying overhead! It was awesome! The room was spacious and easily could have slept 5 (we were only 4) and...

5Thank HokieInGermantown
Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
Reviewed 12 August 2013

We just returned from 3 nights at Cerro Lodge which we thoroughly enjoyed. Our overall impression of the facilities was very good, and we enjoyed our stay. The birding on the property was good and the location is very accessible to wonderful birding areas in the Tarcoles River and Carara National Park both of which we visited. The walk down...

3Thank Tim and Anne H
Reviewed 24 July 2013

Yes, the rooms can get hot, but it's the tropics, folks. And the fans do cool off the rooms nicely in the evenings. The furnishings are clean and simple, with comfortable beds and the cabinas have those excellent semi-outdoor bathrooms! Federico and his entire staff were wonderful, They were able to arrange drivers and reservations at practically a moment's notice....

3Thank Andy E
Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 29 June 2013

My wife and I stayed here for one night so that we would be close to the ferry port in Puntarenas. Had been visiting some of the other beautiful locations in Costa Rica. I was focussing on birds, but my wife on photography. As we drove along the road approaching Cerro Lodge, it was very clear that this would be...

1Thank David S
Reviewed 26 June 2013

We enjoyed our time at Cerro Lodge although it was fairly basic. The cabin was sparten and very hot. The food was average. The grounds, although small, were great for scarlet macaws, motmots, aracaris and a black and white owl. There is a very scenic walk down the quiet road beyond the lodge and through the farm gate on the...

4Thank Des Langford

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Airport Transportation
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Strongly recommended for Birdwatchers and Photographers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Cerro Lodge

Address: Intermedios Tarcoles, Garabito 4023, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Garabito
Price Range: RM275 - RM493 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Cerro Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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“We had bungalow 4 which was furthest from reception. It was quiet and well shaded.”
 of 5 bubbles JillS3, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The best rooms are lower down. Washing the sheets at dawn can be noisy in the rooms up near the road.”
 of 5 bubbles Gymnotus, 12 Aug 2016 | Read review
“try not to have no 5!”
 of 5 bubbles brillandhen, 29 Mar 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in room 21 and loved it. Close to parking and the restaurant. Huge bathroom, ice cold a/c”
 of 5 bubbles zookeeperOrlando, 23 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Go for cabana that's on the higher level”
 of 5 bubbles brilandhen, 13 Mar 2016 | Read review
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