Ratings based on 117 Verified Reviews

4.4 out of 5
94% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from california

Peaceful, beautiful lodge

Posted Sep 3, 2017
We stayed only o e night. The lodge was peaceful and had beautiful view from our bedroom. The owners were awesome, accommodating, friendly, inviting, and the the breakfast was great. I would have liked to stay one more night. I plan to return to CR and will definitely stay at the Poas Lodge again.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 9, 2017 by Poas Lodge, Hotel Management
Thank you so much for your fantastic review. It was our pleasure to have you in our home! We are looking forward to seeing you on your next trip to Costa Rica!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Christmas F.L.

Best view from the mountains

Posted Jul 5, 2017
Stephan an Jammie treated us like family you won't find a better place to stay on this mountain warm fireplace in the setting area beautiful view. Highly recommend if you wanna relax.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 13, 2017 by Poas , Hotel Management
Thank you both. We enjoyed having you in our home at the end of your trip. We hope you have a great summer and looking forward to seeing you again. Pura Vida! Stephan and Jimmie
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Very good

Posted May 31, 2017 on Hotels
Enjoyed our stay with the 2 Texan brothers. A fantastic view when we could see the clouds move! Unfortunately the volcano park was closed but it didn't spoil our stay. The food was lovely and freshly prepared. We would stay there again.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 14, 2017 by Stephan, Hotel Management
Thank you for tanino time to write your review. We aré Sorry for the volcano being closed but are happy you guys enjoyed your time in our home. We hope you had a great time in Costa Rica and wish you a wonderful summer. Pura Vida! Stephan and Jimmie
3 out of 5
by Anthony

Posted Mar 30, 2017 on Hotels
Good enough but needs an update... Breakfast was delicious... Would be nice to have an open lodge 24/7... Closes at night...
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 1, 2017 by Stephan, Hotel Management
Thanks for your opinion and review. We are happy with our home and it's environment. If you were searching for a 24 hour bed and breakfast / lodge I would suggest try the city not on top of a volcano on a dead end road leading to the national park. This is the country and I am not sure what one would need after 10:00 p.m. Unless you were expecting a party or dancing, But we are always on site. One tip that may help you in the future is check with the establishment and ask if they are 24 hours. You saw our check-in is from 3-8 so that should also be a little clue that we do not stay open 24 hours. No place in this area is a "24 hour place". We also closed some days so we too can enjoy and live life. So I guess we would have disappointed even more by not being 24/7. But yes that would be nice for some I am sure. We hope you had a great time in Costa Rica. Pura Vida!
5 out of 5
by CARLA

Friendly gateway to Costa Rican driving tour

Posted Mar 26, 2017 on Hotels
Texas brothers own this rustic lodge about 10 minutes from the Poas Volcano Park, which made it really easy to see the crater first thing in the morning before the clouds rolled in. We received a warm welcome when we arrived and enjoyed a fabulous meal made with all fresh local ingredients. Their lobby is very inviting with a roaring fire to sit by while looking out at the incredible view! This first stop was a great start to our Costa Rican adventure:)
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 29, 2017 by Stephan, Hotel Management
thanks guys for your review. We enjoyed your visit to our home and are happy you enjoyed it as well. We hope you had a wonderful time in Costa Rica. Pura Vida! stephan and jimmie
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Ottawa

Posted Mar 17, 2017
We were received as friends by total strangers. Thank you
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 26, 2017 by Stephan, Hotel Management
Thank you guys for choosing to stay in our home. We enjoyed your visit and hope you had a great time in Costa Rica! Pura Vida! Stephan and jimmie.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Fantastic vista from rooms

Posted Nov 10, 2016 on Hotels
Excellent value, good food, very comfortable bed.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 12, 2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for your review. Wish wish you many exciting adventures while you are in Costa Rica! Pura Vida! Stephan and Jimmie
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Chicago, IL

Amazing view with great staff!

Posted Aug 21, 2016
The view is spectacular day or night. It is convenient to get to La Paz and obviously the Poas volcano. Staff is amazing and the owners are good people. The breakfast was great and the hospitality like home. The beds are a little old but the room functions exactly at is meant to. The location is small and quaint and very easy to find. If you like pancakes I would suggest getting them and 1 is enough, it is huge. Excellent value! Would recommend to all.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 21, 2016 by Stephan, Hotel Management
Thank you guys for choosing our home as one of your stops in Costa Rica. We hope your trip was amazing. Come back anytime. Stephan y jimmie. Pura Vida!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Tuleta, TX

Breathtaking Views & Location, Location, Location!

Posted Jul 23, 2016
This lodge has outstanding picturesque views from every angle it's as if you are on top of the world looking out. Breathtakingly beautiful day or night you will be in awe. As if the views aren't enough, the hospitality given by the two brothers was above and beyond as well. We dined at the lodge for breakfast and dinner and the ambiance coupled with the cuisine was absolutely impeccable. The family suite was perfect for us traveling with our 14 year old son. The king size bed with luxurious linens provided us a very cozy night's rest, and our son bedded down in his own comfy bunk bed. The views from our room were just as spectacular. Location is everything and this lodge was a short 5 minute drive to the Poas Volcano and 20 minutes to the La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Stephan and Jimmie were gracious hosts and provided us with all the details for our points of interest. They even kept tabs with the visibility of the volcano crater and provided us with information syncing our visit to Poas during clear conditions! We highly recommend this lodge for anyone seeking a peaceful and relaxing stay, and we most certainly plan to return again someday if we visit the region again. Pura Vida!
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 27, 2016 by SG, Hotel Management
Thank you guys for staying in our home. We enjoyed your visit and are happy you enjoyed it as well. We hope your time in Costa Rica was great. Hopefully you got to see some whales and caught some fish. Our door is open anytime. Pura Vida! Stephan y Jimmie
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Jun 24, 2016
It's an unassuming lodge from the outside, but the inside was charming with phenomenal views overlooking the lushest green pasture with cows, as well as an expansive view of much of CR. Jimmie and Stephan are wonderful hosts. The food was excellent and the ambiance in the evening by the fireplace really set a relaxing tone. The bed was exceptionally comfy. The downside was that it was freezing!! The heater didn't really generate much heat and there was no hot water in the sink, so we had to wash our hands in icy cold water. We had to wear long pants to bed and dreaded freezing after showers. Be sure to bring your own toiletries as none are provided. It's a very unique experience and feels more like a B&B than a hotel. Enjoy!
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 28, 2016 by stephan, Hotel Management
thank you for visiting our home. We are a B&B this is correct. sorry the sink water was freezing for your hands. we are at a high elevation so it will be cooler than most of Costa Rica! We provide plenty of bedding to keep you warm at night. Pura Vida! stephan and jimmie