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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful views from the lodge into the valley and across to the mountains.I would not recommend # 1 cabin. Small and cramped,next to the car park and lodge. No view into the valley. It was very,very cold.Gaps around the Windows and the planks in the wall plus there was a very strange overpowering smell like creosote.A very small heater in...

Thank Ann F
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 week ago

we DID NOT stay at this lodge, but rather visited for birding. For that purpose it was great. Lots of hummers are attracted to the feeders, and other birds show up as well. This is a very popular spot for this reason, so there always seems to be a crowd on the deck.We also enjoyed lunch here; good, basic food.

Thank Steve K
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The altitude is over 8000 ' and even in dry season the nights are really cold. The beds are comfortable and the views are amazing. Our cabin was a long walk from reception and quite a steep climb, I was much fitter by the time I left. The staff work really hard often offering two lunch sittings to medium sized...

Thank brilandhen
Reviewed 1 week ago

The reviews I have read do not seem to be for the lodge we stayed at; our cabin #4 was terrible. There is rustic and then there is rustic. The ceiling boards were warped and hanging down so we could see the wiring in the ceiling, the floor boards moved when you walked on them, the shower drained onto the...

Thank Robininsky
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Firstly, yes it does get cold at night when you get to bed, but nice daytime temperatures. Staff were very friendly, and the room had amazing views. I could have spent all my time filming the hummingbirds with so many different colors in different lighting. Saw the quetzals on both days with amazing views on day 2. The food was...

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Dartmouth, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are not birders. We did not go to Paraiso Quetzal Lodge on a pilgrimage to find the elusive quetzal. We simply wanted to experience the cloud forest. Yet those who were at Paraiso Quetzal, on their birding journeys with their massive cameras did fascinate us. However with the opportunity to experience the birding activity we took an early morning...

Thank NSMoosehead
Leidschendam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here 2 nights to watch birds and man we did! The high altitude makes the trails extra steep and my lungs less full but what a beautiful birds: hummingbirds, resplendent quetzal, tapaculo, thrushes etc etc. The excellent staff took us to the local farmers for resplendent quetzal, a bio-chain to remain, Our recommandable local guide Chris helped us...

Thank MarijnHoog
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Rooms are very small separate cabins. They are comfortable but the only heat source is a small portable heater. It is very cold here at night because of the high altitude and the heater is insufficient. The lodge has a nice restaurant. Dress warm there also. They offer a $60/ couple Quetzal tour. They work with local farmers who call...

1Thank Peter S
Ithaca, New York
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We stayed in a superior cabin with jacuzzi. View out of windows is stunning. Main lodge with eating and common areas is very quaint and you can watch the hummingbirds in the hummingbird garden for a long time. The quetzal tour at 5:30am is a must! The guide was great and they go to some farms where the farmers are...

2Thank snorkelerNan
Fareham, UK
Reviewed 21 January 2017

It is very beautiful here but I have one reservation. If I stayed again I would prefer a superior room. I found the standard room claustrophobic (probably says more about me than the room) and when it rained for the best part of a day the rain on the roof overnight did not add too the ambience. Staff are lovely,...

Thank trevorc28

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast Available

Additional Information about Paraiso Quetzal Lodge

Address: Cerro de la Muerte, Ruta 2 Sur km 70, San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Gerardo de Dota
Price Range: $147 - $216 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Paraiso Quetzal Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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“If you don't like walking ask for room near o reception.”
 of 5 bubbles brilandhen, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“do not get a standard room and certainly not cabin #4”
 of 5 bubbles Robininsky, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Our superior cabin was large and comfortable, with the jacuzzi being a nice feature.”
  • When clouds are not present the view down the valley is impressive.
  • Attractively wood paneled cabin with jacuzzi.
  • Superior cabin #2 surrounded by the cloud forest.
 of 5 bubbles NSMoosehead, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“ask for good views or cloeser to the reception/restaurant if you walk less easy”
 of 5 bubbles MarijnHoog, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“go for superior”
 of 5 bubbles trevorc28, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
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