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La Posada el Encuentro
Reviewed 28 April 2016

I have stayed in the La Posada seven years ago. The former German owners had handed it over to a Tico person that was kind, but unexpereienced in running a hotel business. The Posada was beautifully located with a great view of the Rincón de la Vieja. This year I have come back here and I could see that the Posada is closed. I was told that they have tried to sell it for about five or six years. So... do not try the Posada right now, but wait, until there is a new owner.

Stayed: April 2016
1  Thank Petra P
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Reviewed 1 June 2010

I went with my father and my brother and his wife, and our car broke down right when we got to the hotel, the gentleman working there was super helpful and helped us get in contact with a mechanic. We had to hitchike our way to the Rincon de la Vieja park and and we were still able to hike for a few hours and see the beauty spots at the park. We had dinner at the lodge and it was the one of the best meals that i had eaten in Costa Rica, somehow we all fitted in a room with bunk beds and a queen size bed, it was tiny but we all shared some good laughs hanging in such close quarters together. :-) I had a lot of fun, the hotel is beautiful and the other guest were really nice. I will return to this hotel for sure

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 July 2008

The front awning of La Posada reflects its problem: in tatters and getting worse. Perhaps it was okay 2 or 3 years ago when the previous owner (a German woman) ran it, but the current on-site owner is a retired engineer who has no background in hospitality. The place looks like it's going to seed, e.g., three dogs run loose, the owner leaves their poop out on the deck that surrounds a swimming pool that doesn't look like it would pass any type of health inspection, and those same dogs are allowed to group right outside your window barking all night long at any and all things that get them going. Also, look out for the wily and disingenious owner in terms of his representations, e.g., you may be lead to believe that meals in addition to breakfast are available on-site but once you arrive you find out they aren't (there's more, but you can probably get my drift by now). In summary, we started looking for alternatives right after we arrived at La Posada and were so happy to be able to escape after two nights there.

  • Stayed: July 2008
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Reviewed 30 April 2008

Great Canyon views, nice pool and deck (that could have been cleaner) AND THAT'S IT. PERIOD.

Not worth the money charged. What they offered and what they delivered is not the same at all. Not what we expected.

The hard beds, no A/C, hotel services non-professional support staff, food not particularly good and greasy (not local nor international) and lots of dogs wandering around, gave us the feeling of being in a slum and diminishes the place completely.

  • Stayed: February 2008, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 April 2008

My guy and I wanted a place near the volcano that was peaceful. Little did we know how nice and quiet this place would be. In addition, the owners are lovely and very helpful. If you want to stay near the volcano and have a nice view, this place is for you.

The food is great. Very tasty. Louis' wife is an awesome cook. Great homemade bread and breakfast too.

The rooms are large and very clean. Bathrooms are also very large.

If you are going to the volcano, skip the other hotels and stay at this B and B for a true Costa Rican experience. The owners really are great. They make you feel right at home.

  • Stayed: April 2008, travelled as a couple
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Address: 5 km East of Guadalupe Village, Rincon de La Vieja, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Rincon de La Vieja
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Ranked #7 of 7 Hotels in Rincon de La Vieja
Number of rooms: 7
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La Posada El Encuentro Hotel

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