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Makati, Philippines
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Every morning the macaws, mostly scarlet & yellow, fly overhead on their way to the coast, and each evening they return, occasionally stopping to perch in the trees around the property where many other birds with sweet songs can be seen & heard. No tv here, just clean, comfortable & quiet rooms. The pool is cleaned every day, and the... More 

1 Thank Creyton M
Dijon, France
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24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

We saw macaws fly over this lodge last year. This year we watched a whole resplendent family having their breakfast. We watched families of howler monkeys dancing through the trees round the pool, humming birds supping nectar, blue tanagers, red-winged blackbirds on the feeders. We loved again the bathrooms open to the sky, the mango forest, the fabulous gardens. The... More 

1 Thank Gymnotus
Gatineau, Canada
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Room was comfortable, open bathroom allowed some small creatures to enjoy your company while showering :-) We only ate there for breakfast (that was included). The food is good but basic: scrambled eggs, pancakes, rice with beans, cereals. Being a birdwatcher, I was a bit disappointed, the number of birds were not as great as I expected. We can sure... More 

Thank Fred B
Seattle, Washington
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33 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We went here primarily to see scarlet macaws. At first we were told that they might not be around during the rainy season, but on the advice of the concierge we drove 3 km down a nearby road. On the way scarlet macaws dropped nuts and twigs on our car, and then perched in a nearby tree for breakfast, where... More 

Thank Goodwin D
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126 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

The room was clean and spacious but the air conditioning hadn't been turned on, the windows were closed and it was like an oven. My wife took one look at the outdoor toilet and decided the place was a dump. She revised her opinion slightly later but was still unhappy about a cold shower (if there was meant to be... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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107 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Cerro Lodge is perched on a hill, giving nice territorial and sunset views. Scarlet Macaws often fly in for breakfast in some of the tall trees. Since our last visit, AC has been added to the cabins, which helps a lot, as it can be very hot. We enjoyed the outdoor bathroom. Meals were good, with lots of fresh vegetables.... More 

Thank Pat M
Olympia, Washington
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337 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

This was our second stay and well worth it. They added air conditioning which was necessary given the high 30s temperatures. The open-air bathroom/shower (screened) is wonderful. The pool is also nice. The food was good. While we were there most meals were off of a small menu, only one or two buffets. Full meals with soup, salad, entree, vegetables,... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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102 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016

1) The room: was beautiful. Found the bed very very hard. One of our worst to sleep on. 2) The food: we only stayed 2 nights but had breakfasts there, which were fine, and 2 suppers which were delicious! And lots of it! 3) The area: we were unable to walk around and "bird" so I was a bit disappointed... More 

2 Thank suzieqGRENADA
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94 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016

The Cabana was more or less what I expected, although nylon sheets in Costa Rica was a bit of a surprise, I did feel there was a lack of privacy, as our screened outdoor toilet was on the join of main walkways. I was quite happy to share the loo with the green glassfrog that joined us there in the... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

We were attracted to Cerro Lodge by the very positive Trip Advisor comments and the claims made on their web-site with specific regard to the proximity of Carara National Park and the abundant birdlife in the grounds. This was the last lodge on a three week stay in Costa Rica and we had decided not to hire a vehicle for... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about Hotel Cerro Lodge

Address: Intermedios Tarcoles, Garabito 4023, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Garabito
Price Range: $89 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Cerro Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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“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
“Ask for bungalow with outdoor shower. The views from the dining area are stunning”
 of 5 bubbles flamingo832, 19 Feb 2016 | Read review
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