you will not want to stay here. The location next to the park is great, and the views are beautiful. There is a hummingbird garden that is nice to watch. However, I can't say that this makes up for the overall condition of the lodge. Our room was literally covered with mold. On the walls, on the desks, on the lamps, whatever you touched. We inquired to the owners if we could change rooms, but being a small lodge, no other rooms where available. No effort was made on the part of the management. I asked if perhaps they could wipe down the walls and ceiling while we were out. The reply was "well, you're in the tropics and it's the rainy season". We had to dope ourselves up with Benadryl before we climbed into the (damp) covers.
There were also a few other issues with our stay. The new owners, well, they fell in love with the country and decided to operate this business. However, I don't think they fully have the grasp of what true customer service entails. Hopefully they will grow with their business, and if upgrades are made to the building structure itself to keep out the rain and dampness, it can be a lovely place.
The drive back and forth up the mountain is not too bad and interesting as well. Stay at a nice hotel in town and visit Poas as a day trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located near the summit of Poas Volcano, Poas Lodge is the ideal place to relax and enjoy the most spectacular views of Costa Rica's Central Valley! The lodge is the closest accommodation to the popular Poas Volcano National Park (a short 5 minute, 4km drive up the mountain), convenient to Doka Coffee Estates, 10 miles from the spectacular La Paz Waterfall Gardens and just 45 minutes to Juan Santamaría International Airport. More like a B&B than a typical hotel, Poas Lodge offers clean, comfortable rooms at reasonable rates and includes free wi-fi, cable TV and complimentary coffee machines in each room. The restaurant is open to guests with a fresh and delicious nightly menu and breakfast is always complimentary. Words and photographs cannot describe the experience of staying at Poas Lodge. Come see for yourself! Children 8 years and older welcome. Check-in from 3pm to 8 pm local Costa Rican time; Check-in after 8pm requires advance notice but can be accommodated. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Poas Lodge And Restaurant Hotel Poas Volcano National Park