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Reeuwijk, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We paid more than € 175,- for one night. I think you can expect something for that price. The place is completely wornout. With mold on the walls and in every corner. It was really cold and only a very small fireplace on ethanol. The jacuzzi had it's best time long ago. There was not enough warm water to wash...

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glasgow
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A long drive on winding roads 10.000 feet above sea level we arrived in the dark. It was cold a wet and then we had to walk 1/2 mile to our 'Superior " bungalow. It was disappointing and tired ~ especially the bathroom. Floor to ceiling Windows which didn't help the fact that the room was so cold. Hot water...

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Virginia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

So much to like about this resort: amazing views, lovely staff, yummy food, comfy beds. When we arrived, we were so impressed by the beautiful architecture: glass everywhere so that even while eating, we soaked in the gorgeous clifftop views. I was recovering from flu when we first arrived, so I had more exposure to the elements of the rooms...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for one night on our way from the SJ Airport to Dominical, and I'm so glad we did. The property is sited, and the cabins designed, to provide a stunning view of the mountains that seem to disappear into the clouds (hence the name). The temperature at this elevation is cool in the evening and we all...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Dantica for 4 nights, for a long weekend birding trip to Costa Rica. We splurged a bit and did the 3 day package and added an extra day, they also only had the master suite available for the days we wanted to be there so paid extra for the nicer room. Everything worked out well for the...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our experience in the Cloud Forest. The Dantica Lodge property is well located; the rooms are spacious and beautifully appointed and very clean; and we were within an easy drive of the areas we wanted to explore. Our problem was with the owner. On our arrival, he asked my opinion about our half-day tour to see the Resplendent...

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Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good rooms; good food; best to book Nos 1 to 4 - or you might be 300-400 mtrs away. It gets dark after 6pm so you would be walking back in the dark after dinner. We reserved a couple of trips which our agent assured were inclusive of transport and Park Entrance fees. When we got to pay, the hotel...

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the place is amazing, it couldn't be better. the views are incredible and the sheer amount of birds that come to your balcony is refreshing and grounded. problem is that for the money you pay you will expect just an on-par service, and unfortunate this was poor. I understand the place is run by locals, but if you class your...

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really beautiful spot, built on a hillside where every lodge is positioned with beautiful views of the valley. Hummingbird fluttered about all day. You might feel captive to the restaurant as any other choices are a short drive. We felt so well fed and cared for by the staff, we did not feel the need to eat anywhere else. The...

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights in order to see the Resplendent Quetzal. Fantastic unspoiled views and lots of birds. The restaurant was far better than expected for a fairly small hotel. Because of the altitude (over 2500m) it is very cool when the sun disappears and you need the Ethanol heaters in the rooms and restaurant. Our room also...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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: $176 - $410 (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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  • A lot of mold in the bathroom
  • Bad state of the room
  • Old, worn out furniture
  • A old damaged jacuzzi
  • Mold on every wall
 of 5 bubbles JoanBal, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Lower numbered bungalows are closest to the lobby, restaurant, etc.”
 of 5 bubbles gbfaber, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Cabins #1 and #2 are conveniently located.”
 of 5 bubbles ambulatrix, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms 1-4 are nearest breakfast/dinner”
 of 5 bubbles graemer2013, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All bungalows have good view but are cold and damp”
 of 5 bubbles susanvcustance, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
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