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Dantica Cloud Forest Lodge

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed one night in may 2017, great views, service and place to stay. The food was delicious and we took quite a hike in the hotel grounds to get to a hidden river. Stayed at the Quetzal Bungalow and it was a dream totally worth the long walk from the car to the room. I really recomend this place, it...

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Alajuela, Costa Rica
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the hotel this weekend and loved the views from the rooms and felt quite welcome. Food was also great, there are several options to choose from. I would recommend this if you enjoy the cold weather and the Forest. Excellent hideaway!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here a few nights for our honeymoon and had a wonderful experience! We ate all of our meals at the Lodge and every single one of them was amazing. We felt like we were eating at a 5 star restaurant. We also did a number of tours with Carlos Jr. who was an excellent guide. Loved just enjoying...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is really a magical place! I wanted to have a weekend off from everything, not doing anything, just a quite place to enjoy and this hotel gives you the peace you need! the room was awesome, it has a window where you can see all the mountains of Dota, the restaurant was good and the front desk have...

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yorkshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our last stop on 3 1/2 week trip. I hoped it would not be cold and wet as we had come from the pacific beaches. It was damp when we arrived but after that the sun came out and it was absolutely beautiful. Our bungalow was next to the children's playground and I think it might have been...

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Thank YorkshireCherry
Eustis, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dantica and it's grounds really are beautiful. It can be a bit of a walk to your room, but you are rewarded with privacy and a personal experience with the cloud forest. The trails at Dantica are incomparable. There are tons of trails through their enormous property. Dantica maintains the trails quite well, but they are trails not sidewalks, and...

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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

I arrived with my mother 4 hours in advance of check in time with hopes of leaving our luggage and exploring the grounds. The front desk manager was incredible, so friendly, and not only gave us early check in, but upgraded our room!! We were checked in promptly, and then went to the restaurant for lunch. The menu is as...

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Thank Robin C
Bedfordshire
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We spent 2 nights at Dantica Lodge, which is a fantastic location with amazing views of the surrounding cloud forest and valley. Turning off the Pan-American highway you descent almost 4kms on a dirt and partially asphalted highway which has many hairpin turns before reaching Dantica, which adds to the anticipation of how remote this place feels. The small village...

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This lodge is for those who want to experience the cloud forest and its wildlife - and particularly the Resplendent Quetzal. Our guide, Helmut, found us one within 30 minutes and we went on to walk through the valley and see several other great birds on our three walks with him. The grounds of the lodge offer opportunities for seeing...

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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Our second time here, never fails to impress. However i have noticed certain details they should take into consideration, bathroom needed some maintenence, some rust, the jacuzzi looked somewhat filthy. Room (superior bungalow) was wonderful, clean. It is still our #1 option for a mountain trip!

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Dantica Cloud Forest Lodge is an eco-boutique hotel, which was built between 2003 and 2008. Our hotel provides the following facilities; sleeping, restaurant, gallery, trails, tours and relaxing, combining quality and comfort in order to allow you to experience and enjoy the cloud forest in its purest form.The hotel is situated in the valley of San Gerardo de Dota. Inside the Los Santos Forest Reserve, on top of a hill with a breathtaking view and a private reserve that consists of 5 km of walking trails, Dantica is the closest hotel to the newly created Los Quetzales National Park. Nearby you can also find typical restaurants, trails, trout fishing, protected areas, National Parks and the Cerro de la Muerte, with its 3480 meters the second highest point in Costa Rica and with a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean and the volcanoes.The Dantica Cloud Forest Lodge consist of 8 Bungalows with a modern interior design and decorated with typical aspects of the Latin American culture, distributed in 7 Superior bungalows and one Suite, especially designed so you can enjoy contact with nature. All Bungalows have the following facilities: queen-sized beds with goose-feather duvets, Satellite television, ecological chimney working on ethanol, safe deposit box, minibar with fridge, coffee maker with coffee and tea as a courtesy of the hotel, table with chairs and a private terrace. In the bathroom you will find a Jacuzzi, towels, biodegradable soaps and shampoos, and a hair dryer.The 4-person Superior Bungalows have two bedrooms with private bathroom (one with Jacuzzi, one with shower), a terrace and a living room with a fully equipped open kitchen including stove and warm water.Our Deluxe Suite additionally has an additional fireplace working on wood and a private garden with trail in the forest. All our hot water is solar heated. The hotel distinguishes itself by its personalized attention, harmony with nature and respect for the environment. At the restaurant you can enjoy a breakfast, lunch or dinner a la carte. In our beautiful and large gallery you can buy art and handicrafts from Costa Rica and other Latin American countries.We have WIFI high speed internet service, and offer parking lots, playground for children, laundry service and tour packages with a certified bilingual guide. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dantica Cloud Forest Lodge

Address: 4 Km south of the entrance to San Gerardo de Dota, San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Gerardo de Dota
Price Range: $172 - $313 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Dantica Cloud Forest Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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Dantica Cloud Forest Lodge And Gallery Hotel San Gerardo De Dota
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“the master suit has heating floors in the bathroom”
mariana_felip, 10 May 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in Quetzal which was the last room on the property, so it was more private than the others.”
856christophert, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We were in Lodge 3, which had great views across the valley”
RedJock, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The lower the number, the less walking you'll have to do.”
MartinG80, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Accommodations are a series of cabins spreadout in the property so inquire which suits the size of your party”
AjayR602, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
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