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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very disappointing - cold, damp and impersonal. Not good accessibility for the less able traveller. Had booked for two nights but only stayed one night. Did not make use of bathroom/jacuzzi bath etc. as it was so cold. Be wary of slippery floors.

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Woodstock, Vermont
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for just one night and you couldn't get a better location for the view. The place has an individual charm and some of the furnishing are a little mix and match. If you want 5 star luxury then this is not the place for you. That said the folks who manage it and look after clients are wonderfully... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having previously stayed in the Monteverde Cloud Forest we were looking around for an alternative area to visit where we would stand a good chance of seeing a Resplendent Quetzal. This Dantica Lodge did not disappoint and is quite exceptional. The helpful staff , delicious food and totally amazing views looking down at the Cloud Forest were sensational. If we... More 

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4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I stayed at Dantica Cloud Forest Lodge in 2014 for a weekend - it was a welcome break from the heat and humidity at lower altitudes. We loved our stay here so much. The rooms were so comfortable, with beautiful views of the surrounding forest, and the ethanol fireplace was amazing. The staff was always friendly and... More 

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spend a weekend there. From the main road to the hotel there is a descent of 300 meters in 4 kilometers, road is ok but drive safely. Once you get to the hotel at the front desk you will be received by Jorge Madriz, excellent person, he will help you in everything, he also is at the restaurant and will... More 

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Whakatane, New Zealand
2 reviews
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

We loved Dantica Lodge. Wonderful staff, delicious food, cool ethanol fireplaces in the bedrooms and a beautiful location. Also, got to see lots of Quetzals with a tour guide. Very special. Muchas Gracias from the Kiwis.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Funky hotel with nice restaurant. Good rooms, decent restaurant and great place to base yourself to experience San Gerardo de Dota. Arranged a great bird watching and quetzal seeing tour for us, interesting even for a 12 year old. Ethanol fires to keep you warm in the evenings.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

The perfect getaway for my husband and I on our honeymoon trip! Although we rented a standard room we were upgraded when they discovered it was our honeymoon! The staff were exceptionally friendly, kind, and accommodating. Our room was beautifully set up and the view is exceptional. The walk to your room can be a long way if you aren't... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

We are just home after a couple of nights at Dantica at the end of our trip to Costa Rica. We really enjoyed our stay there. We had booked the junior suite and we're delighted to be upgraded to the master suite. It is pretty close to the restaurant and reception. I think the junior suite is a slightly longer... More 

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Seattle, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 7 August 2016

The location and the quaintness of lodge are not to be missed. We loved everything about this place. The gorgeous views from the rooms, the beautiful and reasonable gallery, the convenient on-site restaurant (not the most impressive food, but satisfied the hunger). Our group took a nice yet challenging hike and then in the morning went on a tour to... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
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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: £115 - £243 (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
Dantica Cloud Forest Lodge Costa Rica/San Gerardo De Dota
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“All bungalows have good view but are cold and damp”
 of 5 bubbles susanvcustance, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All wonderful”
 of 5 bubbles 93sarahd, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The master suite is great and pretty close to the reception and restaurant.”
 of 5 bubbles Drumfarmgirl, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Need maintenance... ”
 of 5 bubbles Q9866BCoscarc, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Superior rooms have the best views Breakfast might be somewhat small”
 of 5 bubbles ChrisMirandaLamey, 23 May 2016 | Read review
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