The Texan brothers who bought this place about a year ago certainly were wise in seeing its extraordinary potential, and have done a great job so far in trying to attain that. The view is nothing short of spectacular, and the reception/dining area is a casual and inviting place to enjoy it, complete with cozy fire roaring on the cool mountain evenings. Stephan is a phenomenal cook who has a real knack for the farm-to-table concept: he uses all fresh, local ingredients to create the most delicious meals - even the burgers were some of the best we've every had - at very reasonable prices. We fed our family of 5 (including 3 hungry teens) dinner for about $80 USD, including a few beers for mom & dad.
The rooms are still works in progress, and while they are clean and comfortable they are about like your average motel room. This is the only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5. The stunning view from each window is well worth the price of admission, though!
The guys offer rides to & from the Volcano Park (about a 5-10 minute drive), as well as to the San Jose Airport, for a minimal charge. It was great to be so close to the park, although on the morning we went we unfortunately weren't able to see much due to the cloud cover. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Poas Lodge and found it a perfect way to end our 2-wk visit to Costa Rica. Jimmy and Stephan are great hosts -- Thanks, guys!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated near the summit of Poas Volcano, this is the ideal place to relax and enjoy the most spectacular views of the central valley of Costa Rica. We are just 5 minutes to Poas Volcano National Park, 10 miles to La Paz Waterfall Gardens and 45 minutes to the airport. Poas Lodge is more a B&B than your typical lodge. We offer clean, comfortable rooms at reasonable rates. We also offer free wi-fi, cable and coffee machines in rooms. Our restuarant is open for guest most nights with a fresh daily menu. Breakfast is included with the rooms. The atmosphere is just amazing at our lodge, just ask any of our happy guests. We invite you to visit our home. Children 8 years old or older can be accommodated at the property. Check-in is from 3pm to 8 pm local hotel time; Check-in after 8pm requires advance notice. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Poas Lodge And Restaurant Hotel Poas Volcano National Park