Guayabo Lodge, also known as the “Smoky Volcano Lodge” is a comfortable eco-lodge located in the Turrialba Volcano region. If you are looking for a taste of true Costa Rica, in an elegant country setting, Hotel Guayabo is for you. The rooms are decorated with a simple elegance that highlights the breathtaking nature that surrounds the hotel. Hotel amenities include restaurant, bar, small animal farm, tropical cooking school, and internet. Since the hotel is located 1500 meters (4500 ft) above sea level, you will enjoy pleasantly cool temperatures, without the need of fans or air conditioning.
The Turrialba area is the place to discover all of the beauty of Costa Rica and the true “pura vida” lifestyle of the locals, because it is among the few greatest kept secrets of Costa Rica, with relatively low annual tourism. This natural paradise is full of mountains, hills, volcanoes, rivers, and canyons to explore.
While at Guayabo Lodge you can take part in any of the tropical cooking classes, for a day activity or as a part of a complete package, so you can take some of the charm and flavor of Costa Rica with you. You will savor in the exquisitely fresh dishes prepared in the restaurant and enjoy delicious cocktails in the bar. You can also visit the small animal farm located on the property. And if you want to keep in touch with your loved ones back home; free internet access is available.
There are 24 Standard Rooms and 4 Mountain Suites available, all of which are brightly decorated and include a lovely buffet breakfast.
Standard Rooms: feature natural ventilation, Twin, full or queen beds, private bath with solar-heated water, hair dryer, and bath amenities, table and chairs, and a balcony with panoramic views of the Turrialba Volcano or Valley.
Mountain Suites: feature natural ventilation, 2 full or 1 queen sized bed, hair dryer, table and chairs, TV, wireless internet, kitchenette with microwave, refrigerator, and coffeemaker, solar-heated hot water in the private bath, hair dryer, ecological soap and shampoo, and a balcony with panoramic views of the Turrialba Volcano or Valley.
This is the perfect hotel for those looking to relax in an elegant country setting, in the heart of Costa Rica´s “little Switzerland”. Ideal for couples and families alike.
Latitude: N 9° 57' 45.04"
Longitude: W 83° 44' 15.37"
Everything was excellent. But because it was weekend and the place seemed full, although we were on the top floor, there was a fair bit of noise from people walking around, talking, music and banging doors (they should put some dampers on the doors, which are really hard to close without making a noise).
Also, they really need to improve their access road.
Other than that, a very nice facility with great views, beautiful grounds and reasonably priced.