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El Manantial Mountain Lodge

Interamerican Road, San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica
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1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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3.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

This is a rustic-style family-owned hotel. The closest and most visited quetzal-watching spot is a 10-min ride from it. I will review the room with mountain view in the second level. The room has actually 2 different small "bedrooms" with the bath in between. San...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2017

San Gerardo de Dota is a wonderful, out-of-the way valley with so much to offer. We stayed at El Manantial Lodge for a 4-day retreat. Service was terrific, the spacious and well-lit meeting room had a beautiful view all around, the food was delicious and...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Rustic and clean mountain lodge style hotel as described by other reviews this is in a great location and much more 'real' than other SGdD hotels. The lady who runs/manages it did not speak English but was so warm and lovely and we managed okay....More

Thank emmaradio
Reviewed 17 March 2016

The lodge is well-located in a beautiful section of the valley, close to several excellent hiking trails, and with beautiful unspoiled views. There is a gorgeous garden and porch that you can have meals on, including breakfast, while you watch the sun rise or the...More

Thank JoeLikesBali
Reviewed 6 February 2016

The place is very special. Very beautiful. Everything in wood. They have different tours to offer. Service is good. Food is great. Possible hiking to some beautiful waterfalls. The Quetzal Tour was great. Our guide had so much to explain us about these birds... he...More

Thank pleisappletree
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