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Hotel de Montana El Pelicano

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 February 2014

I had an amazing stay at El Pelicano. This hotel is located in wonderful gardens that have been perfectly landscaped and designed. The pools, the path in the forest, and a small but charming wood arts expo make this place a "must stay". My room was basic but very clean and comfortable. Food was excellent: I had my best "casado"... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 31 December 2013 via mobile

Food was not what I expected, there is no relationship between price and quality. I had an orange chicken it was bad. I asked for dessert and they only had 1 option. At least the waitress has a good attitude and provides a good service. The coffee and dessert was really bad.

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Swifterbant
2 reviews
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Reviewed 25 August 2013

After leaving a different Hotel, for charzing us tripple than the price on the phone, we ended up at El Pelicano. The owner Omar let us in at 21.30! After a local woman called him for us. He was our hero, and we ended up in a great place. If there is anything like paradise, this is it for me!... More 

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1 review
Reviewed 15 March 2013

A pleasant, beautiful, but unfortunately not very well-known place in San Gerardo. I would recommend El Pelicano to anyone wanting to spend time in this town, and especially to those wanting a reliable, comfortable, and serviceable place to stay in before going to Cerro Chirripó. The hotel staff is absolutely amazing, and the food and hotel stay itself are delicious... More 

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Reviewed 15 March 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for 2 nights: one to get the permit to enter the park to hike Chirripó and another before actually starting the hike. I loved every second of it! The food was delicious! And the staff were always nice and very helpful. They have sleeping bags and camping stoves that they rent out for a reasonable price. When... More 

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Memmingen, Germany
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Reviewed 5 March 2012

If anybody is plannig to get up mount Chirripo, I would defenetly recommend planning 4 nights, the second and the third in the base camp on the mountain, and the first and the last night in this charming little hotel! The rooms are clean, theres hot water in the showers, the hotel area is beautyful with a gorgous pool and... More 

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Boon
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Reviewed 9 January 2012

We can not recommend to stay there: At the check-in the head of business wanted us to pay the fees he had to pay to his bank when we pay with our VISA-card instead of cash. The head of business wanted us to get up early in the morning for Chirripo. He told us he would prepare breakfast for us... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 August 2010

Stayed here with a school group, the owners were very helpful and suited our extensive needs, even making us an impromptu birthday cake! Rooms are basic but clean, however ours had no window! Rooms seemed like a 5* hotel after Chirripo base camp... Went to the Cloudbridge Reserve whilst we were there, led my Omar's 2 brothers and as far... More 

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Toronto
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 12 February 2009

The hotel is located quietly on the edge of town, however Omar and his brother David do an excellent job accomodating all of your needs. Both are very friendly, speak English and are quite humorous. The hotel is very cozy situated on the side of a mountain. The rooms are clean and the bed was comfortable. Omar helped us with... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 12 July 2008

El Pelicano is a fabulous lodge operated by a wonderful Family. Son Omar is the general manager and speaks very good English. Younger brother David has a fantastic personality and assists his older brother. Sister Stephanie does much of the cooking, which is wonderful, the best we had during our two week stay in Costa Rica and very inexpensive too.... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
GreenLeadersPlatinum level
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hotel de Montana el Pelicano is a place where you sense the pureness of nature, where the constant singing of birds and the sounds of Chirripo Pacifico River will be your daily company. Our enviable location in San Gerardo de Rivas has impressive views of the Talamanca Range where the most noteworthy peaks, Mount Uran (3660 meters) and Mount Ventisqueros (3812 meters) are the prelude to a pleasant stay. Come visit us and choose a tour according to your expectations and discover San Gerardo of Rivas, the place called "Lands of Eternal Waters". ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel de Montana El Pelicano

Address: San Gerardo Rivas, Perez Zeledon San Jose Costa Rica | 700mts Norte Del Liceo Canaan San Gerardo de Rivas, San Gerardo, Chirripo National Park 33-8000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > Chirripo National Park > San Gerardo
Price Range: RM295 - RM402 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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“All of them are good, west side has valley view”
 of 5 bubbles Marco_Montero, 20 Jun 2016 | Read review
“the little bungalows offer much more privacy than the rooms above the dining room, in case you are a group of 6-8 people.”
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 of 5 bubbles corina0210, 10 Apr 2016 | Read review
“maybe try the separate cabinas so as not to have night noises from other rooms”
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