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“Saved me during the storms of Tomas!”

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Hotel y Restaurante El Guarco
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Cartago
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“Saved me during the storms of Tomas!”
Reviewed 24 November 2010

Thank you Hotel El Guarco for taking good care of me when the route to San Isidro de General was disrupted by the rains in November. I was lucky that there were still a few rooms available when I gave up on trying to get through. This modern hotel has comfortable rooms, some with kitchens, a restaurant (free breakfast included), and good security. I would not hesitate to stay here again, and this would be a good alternative for tourists arriving into San Jose in the evening and wanting to get a head start on the way over Interamericana Sur via Cerro del Muerte the following day. It is right on the main route and easy to find. It also wouldn't be a bad place to base for day trips to Lankaster Gardnes, Orosi, etc. The cost for one person was around $80 or $85 per night. It has a free guest computer and there are lots of places to eat in and around the hotel.

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I found this hotel as I was driving by in search of a place near Cartago, (where there's not much of a selection in lodging.) This place was clean and bug free with lots of secured parking and a guard. I liked that I could park right outside of the room door. I felt safe and enjoyed my stay. They were having problems with internet so that wasn't working very well. Food in the restaurant was good. Rate included breakfast. Front desk was very personable and friendly. Nice shower, cable TV and comfy bed. I also looked at one of their larger rooms with a kitchenette and seperate bedroom which would be very nice for a longer stay and/or family/group. Convenient location on the Pan America Hwy. Big grocery store a couple of blocks away. I loved Cartago and would stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2009, travelled solo
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Property: Hotel y Restaurante El Guarco
Address: Carretera Interamericana Sur | 1.5 km south of the Industrial Park of Cartago, Cartago 30801, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Cartago > Cartago
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Cartago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel y Restaurante El Guarco 3*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our surroundings:El Guarco Hotel & Restaurant is located in Cartago, Costa Rica. It is the only hotel in the province that is adressing mainly towards a corporative public. We are located very close to a lot of important commercial spots, such as Mega Super (supermarket, 500m. away), Paseo Metropoli Mall (2 km. away), Cartago Downtown (which is only 5 km. away) and, finally, only 47 km. separate us from the Juan Santamaría Airport.We offer the services of accommodation, food, transportation, catering service, national & international tours and assembly rooms, that provide the latest technology, which is ideal for meetings, trainings, weddings, baby showers and birthday celebrations, among others. We also offer laundry service, daily room cleaning, Wifi, parking w/roof, 24 hour security and national and international phone calls. ... more   less 
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