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Hotel Guayabo Lodge
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Turrialba
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 July 2013

I seem to gravitate back to Guayabo Lodge over and over again, for the past 10 years. Incredible views and wonderful hosts combine with comfort and character to create a very relaxing experience. I will take Guayabo over even the most luxurious but spiritless chain hotels any day

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a a view!
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 28 June 2013

We stayed at Guayabo Lodge last month. The views are spectacular. This is a well-run family hotel, simple but comfortable. The food is also simple but excellent in quality. Owners Pedro and Rossana are always attentive to detail and do the best to make your stay a memorable one. Great place to read a good book, walk around and feel invigorated by pure and crystalline mountain air. Great value for your money. Pura vida!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 June 2013

My girlfriend and I rented a car and drove from the sleepy capital of San Jose (it was New Year's Eve) to Turrialba. The road was long and twisty and worth it. We found the Guayabo Lodge and were greeted by the owner. He showed us to our room that faced the volcano and the green lush land below. It was such a perfect way to start our CR adventure. The staff was always helpful in getting us our day's activities and accommodated us for dinner in the evenings. We really enjoyed the breakfasts with the triangle cuts of Turrialba cheese. If you drive down, be prepared as the road to the lodge is very bumpy and pot-hole ridden. However, if you go to the Nicoya Peninsula and Arenal, you'll find this is par for the course.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 February 2013

This is a delightfully located, relatively small, hotel overlooked by the steaming Torrialba Volcano and overlooking the valley in which the town of Torrialba lies. It has lovely views from both the public rooms and most of the guest rooms, but four rooms - 1,2,5 and 6 - have no views at all and so are very disappointing. You want to avoid these rooms. There are no local restaurants, so you will need to eat at the hotel, but the food was pretty good. When we were there, there was a problem with the credit card machine, but presumably this is unusual.

Room Tip: Not 1,2, 5 or 6 - see above!
  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Trevor W
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Reviewed 14 January 2013

This hotel was absolutely perfect. First, the drive is very easy on paved roads up and down the mountainside. Once at the hotel we were greeted warmly and surprised with a room upgrade to one of the mountain suites with a fridge, microwave, etc... The view was extraordinary! We stayed on our balcony taking it all in. The epitome of relaxation. We had dinner at the hotel which was good and were also able to drive quickly to the store and surrounding towns. It was also close to the Guayabo National Monument which was really interesting to see. The next morning it was a decent drive to Irazu volcano though if you don't rent a car the hotel offers trips to the volcanoes and other places. We would come back here in a heart beat.

Room Tip: The mountain suites are worth the extra few bucks.
  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank NFentner
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Reviewed 15 October 2012

We chose the lodge based on fellow Trip Advisor member reports, and take their word to the bank; this was one of the top places I've ever stayed, and I travel internationally for work. Yes, it is high above Turrialba at about 5,000 feet elevation, but the drive is spectacular and well worth the extra 30 minutes. Ask Pedro for specific directions before you go. We arrived in a rainstorm in the middle of green season with low expectations for seeing anything but clouds, but in the morning the clouds had parted, and Turrialba volcana - an impressive steam pillar rising from the top - was bathed in bright sunlight directly out our second-floor window. Awesome, but then was the opposing view back into the valley. Pedro is absolutely delightful. He has a prodigous history, originating in Uruguay with stops in Idaho, Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica among others. The food is terrific and appropriately priced. We ate both breakfast and dinner, and were thrilled with the local trout, melons, fruit and particularly the Terrialba cheese. The garden is also delightful. The evening fire was perfect - there's a slight chill at this altitude - and one of Pedro's interns makes a mean margarhita. If you are traveling by bus, taxi fare is less than $20 US. All up, you should not pass up this place.

Room Tip: ask for an upper floor room facing the Turrialba volcano. Amazing to see it steaming and smoking at...
  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

I stayed for one night at Hotel Guayabo Lodge in June, a tranquil motel located on the side of volcan Turrialba. Stunning views of the mountains and the volcano. The facilities and food were excellent and the tour of Monumento National Guayabo extremely interesting and highly informative. I stayed just one night but it was the most relaxing portion of my one month stay in Costa Rica. Unfortunately time constraints did not allow me to visit the biological gardens at CATIE near Turrialba or the volcan Turrialba. I highly recommend this motel as a respect from the other busy tourist areas in Costa Rica. Although a bit off the major roads but accessible from Turrialba via taxi or by bus for those with more time. I highly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for a view of the volcan Turrialba.
  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled solo
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Address: Sur del Cementerio de Sta Cruz 300 m | Santa Cruz de Turrialba, Turrialba 30504, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Cartago > Turrialba
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Turrialba
Price Range: £51 - £86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Guayabo Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Guayabo Lodge is a 24 room cozy mountain eco-Lodge located in the outskirts of the Turrialba volcano, 2 hours from the airport. Excellent rooms and magnificent views. Enjoy nature, rafting, canopy or hiking, tour the smoking volcano, visit the Guayabo Archaeological Park or the CATIE botanical garden. Our restaurant offers a selected menu of Costa Rican and international dishes, taking advantage of tropical ingredients and creations from Guayabo Lodge Cooking School. Our bar is open every evening and offers a great selection of fruit juices, cocktails, beers and wines. ... more   less 
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