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Posada Rio Celeste Hotel & Spa

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We had the best time of our trip in costa rica at this family hotel posada rio celest, great host (thank you elias for everything), excellent food ! Clean room, nice dogs, parrots ! We had a great experience almost feeled local! Will comeback in our next trip in costa rica Aone

Thank oplafter
Reviewed 26 December 2016

This was by far the most expensive hotel I have stayed in 200$ for 2 nights on my trip to Costa Rica. 45$ for a taxi because it is way up on the mountain that no one would want to go and no busses. Nothing to do besides go to waterfall, so my recommendation would be to make a day...

1Thank Ravi P
New York City, New York
Reviewed 17 December 2016

We had a very good stay in this family place, the food was great and the rooms are simple but very clean and private, the internet is very good and free, we really enjoyed, Unfortunately we didn't not have any more time to add one more night.

Thank jasonrq98
Kentville, Canada
Reviewed 15 April 2016

Close to the National Park which was a beautiful hike including a waterfall and two rivers which meet and the water changes colour. The room was very clean and comfortable but no air conditioning. Meals were good.

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Lier, Belgium
Reviewed 7 February 2016

The cabin we stayed in was very nice, clean and spacious. The hotel is far away from everything and when you're driving up the rocky and bumpy road it seems as if you're leaving civilization behind. This makes that the hotel is really calm, quiet and peaceful. The owners are very nice people. They have a restaurant at the hotel...

Thank petalouda84
Forked River, New Jersey
Reviewed 5 December 2015

Sorry I did not write this sooner, I stayed hear in the Spring, it is very close to the Parque Tenorio, I am a senior citizen who likes STRESS FREE ! This family run little hotel made me feel at home, treated me like family, showed me around, help be get excellent birding guides. Besides Birding, I enjoy other wildlife,...

Thank pmoon1946
Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 9 September 2015

I review this stay based as a solo traveler and most would stay down the mountain if traveling with family. This was one of my first stops while exploring all of CR in a 4x4. It was very impressive from the beginning as I drove up the tall winding dirt road stopping to film Howler Monkeys along the way. You...

Thank Sandquads
San Diego, California, United States
Reviewed 2 April 2015

I recently stayed at Posada Rio Celeste for 2 nights with my husband and 3 friends. This is a very special place. After reading other reviews, we knew going in that the rooms would be "rustic," so that didn't bother us. Yes, the walls are extremely thin and there are a lot of bugs (but there's mosquito netting around the...

1Thank Erin M
Reviewed 20 March 2015 via mobile

This is my first trip to Costa Rica, and I have spent almost 2 weeks traveling the north, west, and now southern zone. By far my favorite place that I've stayed was La Amistad / Rio Celeste. My room was clean (and had a television), the food was good (and plentiful), the people warm, and I felt safe here (as...

Thank Sonya B
Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 13 March 2015

Yep it is a rustic place and that was what I was looking for. If you expect luxury accomodations, this is not the place. Yep, I was eaten alive by the mosquitos, but if you are prone, just wear long sleeves and pants at dusk, the rest of the day is ok. I loved the feeling of being in a...

Thank JessWong

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  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Spa
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are located one kilometer from Tenorio's National Park Entrance (Rio Celeste). We are a friendly Hotel Family of 6 members and we have 7 rooms and one rustic Restaurant where the same family prepare the local food with firewood. We also offer tours, Tenorio National Park and Rio Celeste Hike, Horse Back Riding, and others. Come and enjoy with us this Natural paradise. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Posada Rio Celeste Hotel & Spa

Address: Kilometer from Tenorio's National Park 1, Bijagua de Upala 21304, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Bijagua de Upala
Price Range: ₹ 3,452 - ₹ 5,928 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Posada Rio Celeste Hotel & Spa 2*
Number of rooms: 8
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