This hotel is in a beautiful setting, and you can walk to part of the stunning, azure, Rio Celeste, and take a dip in the waterfall pools. It is quite remote.
Rooms are beautiful and tastefully decorated with private patios-ours looked into the forest, and a perfect outdoor shower.
The gardens are gorgeous and full of birds, including a green parrot that comes for banana at breakfast every day and a white rabbit that is apparently a hotel pet (I don’t know how long he will avoid the numerous hawks and vultures!) and a pool of enormous Koi. There is a nice swimming pool with hot tubs. The pool bar was closed while we were there.
Another reviewer mentioned the damp, and yes, rooms and the main hotel get damp over night-to the extent that there was a frog lurking in the computer in the main lodge when my husband opened it! However it is in a rain forest! The clue is in the name. Most places we stayed in Costa Rica which were in or abutting the rain forest were damp, more or less so depending on humidity levels.
Staff were very helpful and friendly.
The only problem here was the food which was expensive and so bad that we went without dinner the second night rather than experience it again.
Even pasta in tomato sauce was a disaster!
The included breakfast, was to be fair, fine.
I would recommend this hotel, but suggest that if you have transport, you go elsewhere for dinner.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rio Celeste Hideaway is a boutique, gourmet and ecologically orientated hotel. It provides a world of comfort and style surrounded by an untouched natural paradise. This hidden hotel is located in the middle of the Rainforest adjacent to the Tenorio Volcano National Park where the amazing Rio Celeste lies. Surrounded by lush tropical rainforest, each one of its 26 spacious casitas (bungalows) provides an exclusive retreat in which guests can relax amidst the breathtaking rainforest. ... more less
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