We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“True Paradise!”
Review of Peace Lodge

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Peace Lodge
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Heredia
Certificate of Excellence
Rogers, Arkansas
Level Contributor
39 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“True Paradise!”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

This small boutique property is amazing! The rooms are to die for, bathrooms are unbelievable, view and patio is so peaceful. The staff is excellent, and very accommodating. The grounds and interactive participation with the animals was a bucket list experience. I just can't say how much we loved our stay. Words can't describe the serenity and the lodge!

Room Tip: Rooms on the top level, enabled you to hear the rain, felt like we were in a tree house, unique expe...
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Jules72756
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PeaceLodge, Gerente at Peace Lodge, responded to this review, 5 July 2014
Dear. Jules7275,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at Peace Lodge. Staff and management are incredibly grateful for your kind review.

we look forward to your return!

Warm Regards!

Jorge Alvarado Herrera
Hotel Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

1,249 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    1,080
    117
    27
    16
    9
See reviews for
423
577
15
12
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (291)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
fort lauderdale
Level Contributor
23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2014

I love Costa Rica, but most of all the Peace Lodge. They just made the road so much better, so its so close to San Jose, its a place that cannot be missed. The rooms are so perfect. The attention to detail, the wild life, waterfalls. Its truly a dream come true. Where else can you have a jacuzzi on your patio overlooking the rain forest, a waterfall jacuzzi tub in your bathroom, fire place, canopy bed and a shower that feels like your in a cave. The food is amazing as well as the staff. Daniel, bartender makes the absolute best drinks and so friendly! The stay is absolutely unique. Best staff ever. So accommodating and go so far out of their way to make sure you are happy. You truly detach from the rest of the world. Its my own personal paradise!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank sunnyaroundtheworld
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PeaceLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Peace Lodge, responded to this review, 13 June 2014
The staff and management of Peace Lodge wish to thank you for your loyalty and wonderful review. It is more than gratifying for our staff to know you think so highly of them and are most pleased to welcome you anytime you wish to honor us with your visits to your "personal paradise" .Until next time "Pura Vida"
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Parkland, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2014

My family and I planned a vacation to The Springs Resort in La Fortuna, Costa Rica and we saw their sister property on the website and decided to stay here for 2 nights as well. What an incredible hotel!! We could not have imaged the setting before we had arrived, of this hotel in the middle of the Cloud Forest. We were a family of 5 of we stayed in the Monarch Villa which was amazing, with 2 fireplaces and a hot tub!! The staff and food were great. We hiked thru the fern forest and up to the waterfalls, which were spectacular. They have the most incredible Wildlife Preserve and we saw pumas and a jaguar, monkeys, toucans, butterflies, frogs and snakes. We took a trip to the Poas Volcano and watched the vapors rise in the early morning. It was pretty amazing. The Peace Lodge was a most memorable part of our Costa Rican family vacation.

Room Tip: We were a family of 5 and had the Monarch Villa. There are 17 rooms and this villa was private and...
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Lisa G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PeaceLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Peace Lodge, responded to this review, 9 August 2014
Dear Lisa G
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such kind comments about our resort. It is rewarding for us to hear you were pleased with our Monarch Villa, our staff and food and enjoyed our wildlife sanctuary and trails.
It was indeed our pleasure to have you stay with us and sincerely hope you may one day return and allow us to welcome you again.
Warm regards
Carole Comienzo
Guest Relations Manager
Peace Lodge, Costa Rica
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Staunton, Virginia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2014 via mobile

My husband and I checked in on my birthday. It is just a short ride from the airport. The weather was rainy and cloud covered,but the view from our room was still amazing. We did not have to touch our bags. Freddy checked us in and took us on a quick tour and to get a welcome beverage. Our room was then ready. It was spectacular and comfortable. We ate dinner,which was delicious and then went on the frog tour. John was so knowledgeable and let us hold the red eye tree frog.
The next day was ours to explore. The only pseudo-con were all of the stairs on the property. If you are not in shape when you get there, you will be when you leave.
I had a massage on the balcony with Carofina, which was one of the best I have ever had. We ate lunch at the trout pond which was above expectations. The aviary is the best I have ever visited. I am a parrot nut, so this says a lot. I was thrilled with the Amazon Parrots who said Hola! Very cute. The whild cat exhibit was great and the baby cougars are darling. The hike to the falls was long,but we'll worth the trip.
If you come to Costa Rica, you have to stay here. There are only 17 rooms and you won't get better service anywhere!
Thank you John for covering me in butterflies!

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
Helpful?
4 Thank Jenyfur1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PeaceLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Peace Lodge, responded to this review, 13 June 2014
It gives us great pleasure to hear your wonderful review of our property. Our staff desires only to make your experience with us exceptional and are extremely gratified that your expectations were met in all areas. Thank you for honoring us by choosing Peace Lodge for your birthday celebration . We are happy is proved to be a memorable one.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Grand Cayman
Level Contributor
77 reviews
70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2014

A massive thank you to the staff at Peace Lodge for making our stay (and wedding) fabulous.

The following were just outstanding:

a) The Accommodation (deluxe room) - large, wonderful fire place, excellent view, comfortable bed and a luxury bathroom;
b) The Staff - extremely professional and attentive - a special mention for Vanessa for her wonderful assistance during our stay;
c) The Location - interesting and original staying amongst gardens, animals, walks and amazing waterfalls;
d) The food/drink - wonderful restaurant - complete with amazing fireplaces;
e) The excursions available - lots, however as we were getting married we only did one (volcano and coffee plantation - which was great);
f) The pool area - very nice, great views and quite luxurious;
g) The in-room massage - fantastic. The hotel makes sure that local people are brought in to do this. The couple that gave us our massages were extremely friendly, professional and excellent at what they do.

Peace Lodge is amazing and I would 100% recommend that you stay here. Although in no way criticisms of the hotel, there are however some things you need to know, before booking. There are a lot of steps to climb around the park and the hotel (however, the staff are very kind and will help where necessary). It is expensive, particularly given that breakfast is not included. Also, in our luxury room, we could hear the neighbours quite clearly (particularly when they were watching their TV) and there is a road quite close to the hotel which you can hear when trucks go past (which you can also hear in the restaurant). Some might also find the waterfall in the bathrooms a bit 'Vegas' - but we loved them.

Many thanks to the Peace Lodge, and I would absolutely recommend that you stay here. 5 star all the way. Very well done.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Mark2211
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PeaceLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Peace Lodge, responded to this review, 31 July 2014
Dear Mark2211
The staff and management of Peace Lodge wish to thank you so very much for honoring us by choosing to be married at our property. We are most pleased that you enjoyed the rooms, gardens, food and rainforest. Just to let you know that we are diligently working on the sound issues you have mentioned. We look forward to welcoming you once again in the future (perhaps for an anniversary?) Muchas gracias for taking the time to write this review. Our guests comments are always most welcome
Warm regards
Carole Comienzo
Guest Relations Manager
Peace Lodge, Costa Rica
PURA VIDA
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
36 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2014

We booked our first two nights in Costa Rica here at The Peace Lodge. It's a nice 1-hour drive out of warm and humid San Jose into the cool mist of the cloud forest. We stayed in the Papilio Room (although to call it a "room" is to grossly understate it) located on the 2nd story of the house. The Lodge is built into the side of a steep slope that unfolds down into the La Paz Waterfall Garden & Park. The setting is gorgeous! The entrance is located right on the road and before we stepped inside the property we had no idea it would be as beautiful as it is once you step inside the property.

The service was as good as it gets from the moment we arrived until we left two days later. Check in was easy - got into our room 2 hours earlier than the official check-in time of 3pm - and we were thoroughly oriented to the resort and our room by Yesin (sp? I think he pronounced it "Jason").

The room is awesome. Not really enough words to describe the ambiance and furnishings of the place. Suffice it to say I would have been happy with just the bathroom!!! What other place can you stay in that has a bathroom with garden, a 12 foot high waterfall that you can turn on/off, a beautiful jacuzzi next to the waterfall, a "rain "shower AND a 2nd, separate shower, a skylight over half of the bathroom to let in light to the garden, a spacious sink area with 2 ceramic bowls sinks, a separate toilet area, and on and on and on....

In the main living room there is a very comfortable king-sized canopy bed facing a large stone fireplace that was gas-powered. There were big windows all around that you could pull the curtains closed for added privacy (though the lodging is laid out to maximize privacy). The balcony was huge, with two Costa Rican rocking chairs, a hammock and another jacuzzi. Seriously. Lap of luxury.

The restaurants are excellent - our reservation included a great buffet breakfast - the best meal we had during our stay in Costa Rica. Dinner was also great - great service, great food, a little pricey but worth it.

The place is spotless, the service impeccable, and the accommodations heavenly. We took a private tour arranged by the Peace Lodge of the La Paz Waterfall Garden, with it's incredible butterfly garden, hummingbird garden, Toucan sanctuary, frogs, waterfalls, etc. The tour guide's name was Jon and I would highly recommend you ask for him. The waterfalls are spectacular (not Niagara Falls spectacular - wilderness spectacular). There are a series of 4-5 of them that cascade down the mountainside of the Poas Volcano

We wish we had booked a longer stay - like a month or two... I'm pretty sure I would come away feeling reborn.

Thanks to all the staff at Peace Lodge who make it possible for tourists to enjoy the beauty that is Costa Rica while still feeling pampered. It's vacation!

Room Tip: The stairs to the rooms are steep (but well constructed). I think the best views are in the 2nd stor...
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Jimoonan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PeaceLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Peace Lodge, responded to this review, 31 July 2014
Dear Jimoonan
The staff and management of Peace lodge wish to express our gratitude for your glowing remarks of our property. It gives us much pleasure to know you appreciated the ambiance of our rooms and surrounding rainforest so much. Our goal is to provide a memorable experience for each of our valued guests and are humbled by your kind remarks Our staff is so pleased to hear you found the quality of their service "as good as it gets" Thank you so much and our hope is to be able to welcome you again sometime in the future.
Muchas gracias
Carole Comienzo
Guest Relations Manager
Peace Lodge, Costa Rica.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2014

I can't even begin. You cannot visit costa rica without staying here. The place is drop dead gorgeous. The wild life, the scenery, waterfalls, animal interaction and the rooms!!! Wow waterfall jacuzzi right on your balcony overlooking a rain forest and volcano. Staff was amazing, nicest people you will ever meet, attentive to every need 24 hours a day. Will definitely go again A+++++++

  • Stayed March 2014
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Reggiegonzalez
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PeaceLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Peace Lodge, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
Thank you for your glowing remarks about our property and staff. We are most pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us and look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit to Costa Rica.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Heredia
10.7 mi away
Xandari Resort & Spa
Xandari Resort & Spa
#1 of 27 in Alajuela
833 reviews
10.2 mi away
Hotel Chalet Tirol
Hotel Chalet Tirol
#2 of 7 in Heredia
237 reviews
9.8 mi away
El Silencio Lodge & Spa
El Silencio Lodge & Spa
#1 of 1 in Bajos del Toro
658 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
10.9 mi away
Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation & Inn
22.0 mi away
Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve
3.8 mi away
El Churrasco Hotel Restaurante
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Peace Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Peace Lodge

Property: Peace Lodge
Address: Poas | Vara Blanca, La Paz Waterfalls Gardens, Heredia 40101, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Heredia > Heredia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Heredia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Peace Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located less than one hour from the San Jose (Juan Santamaria) Airport, the Peace Lodge is the perfect place to begin or end your vacation. You don't need to spend your first or last day in a city hotel. Please come spend them in the rain and cloud forest with us and still be close to the airport. We are also only 20 minutes from the Poas Volcano, another "must see" attraction in Costa Rica. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Odigeo, TripOnline SA, Priceline and getaroom.com so you can book your Peace Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Peace Hotel Heredia
Peace Lodge Costa Rica/Heredia

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing