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Accross the bridge from El Gavilán, and 500 metres north, Parcela 34 Provincia de Alajuela, El Gavilan 21306, Costa Rica
Accross the bridge from El Gavilán, and 500 metres north, Parcela 34CREl Gavilan21306
+506 2206 5000blueriverresort.com
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Daniel Jimenez
4 months ago
Pros: beautiful property, pools were nice, room was large and clean. It is a good place to go for a relaxing getaway. Cons: very remote, the road to the hotel can take up to 2 hours from the airport depending on the driver. Food is bland and on the expensive side. Transportation provided by the resort was expensive. During certain seasons not all tours are available so plan accordingly.
Response from the owner - 4 months ago
Hi Daniel - thanks for taking the time to review us. We are thrilled to learn you enjoyed your time here. Please permit me to respond to the "cons". Mother Nature and our guests' safety always dictate whether an outdoor tour can go forward. Regarding restaurant prices, compared to elsewhere in CR our are reasonable and the best we can do. Same for transportation (for which there are alternatives). Again, with great appreciation. We hope to see you return soon. Yours Truly, Kevin
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chris scaife
6 months ago
My wife and I had a great time there. The reservations were easy, they scheduled a pick up for us at Liberia airport and the staff is really friendly with good English. The cabin rooms are very nice with good a/c. Maid service is good. The mud bath was fun and the pools with volcanic waters were hot. There is a cold pool for cooling off. We rode horses to the falls and then hiked up. The horses are not national park concession type horses, they are really fun to ride. The food and service in the restaurant was very good. The pepper steak filet is exceptional. There is internet only in the restaurant. There is no english tv. The nature trails were very nice. There is a dino park there now but we did not tour it. From the outside it looked like full size dinos. The locals we met at a souvenir stand and tienda were very nice. The price was good and this was a very nice place to unwind. There are lots of places you can go hike in the area. The mountain allows you to really see the stars. The other American guests were really nice people.
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Response from the owner - 6 months ago
Hola and thank you for your kind comments which are shared with the entire staff. I'd just like to correct that the satellite TV offers several English channels and programs - but hey, that isn't why we come here. Also, the Dino Park is now full of life-size dinosaurs moving inside the rain forest, a great family experience. Again, greatly appreciated and we sincerely hope you return soon.
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Ali Baigy
a month ago
Beautiful location, the hummingbirds fly all around you, however the hot springs are warm at best and the mud bath is disappointing.
Response from the owner - a month ago
Hola! Thanks for taking the time to post your review. This is the first time I've received feedback like that about the pools and mud bath. We are investigating this and sharing your review with the entire staff. The water is pumped from sink holes containing 60 degrees centigrade mineral hot springs which is filtered and then mixed with fresh water to control the temperature throughout the day. Again, I'm sorry. Yours truly, Kevin
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Kerry Richardson
4 months ago
Fabulous time but the place could do with a bit of a clean up. The pools all need a bit of tlc.
Response from the owner - 4 months ago
Hi Kerry - from the management and ownership we are thrilled to receive your comments. As for feedback about the pools, - for you and readers - they are being refreshed and the manager is personally supervising maintenance daily. We hope you return soon. Again, with appreciation. Yours truly, Kevin
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Cole Humeny
4 months ago
My partner and I rented a car and travelled everywhere northwest of San Jose and we stopped here for two nights. Very beautiful property! Staff were very friendly. The food was alright. If you find yourself northeast of Liberia this is a nice place to checkout. We booked an outing to check out a waterfall nearby and had a great time.
Response from the owner - 4 months ago
Hola Cole - greatly appreciate hearing from you. All of us -staff and ownership - are all pleased to learn you enjoyed our awe-inspiring natural wonders.
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Barb Cousins
7 months ago
Pros: beautiful area, unique experience in the rain forest, arrived early and a room was ready for us, allowed us to leave a day early as little to do with the bad weather, loved the fact that there were a few horses roaming the grounds, easy to get an appt. at the spa, refrigerator & coffee maker in room Cons: the route includes about an hour drive on a remote dirt road, only one restaurant, wifi does not work anywhere which adds to the feeling of being in the middle of nowhere, rainy & cold (in January) which meant a black mold and slippery on everything, basically in a very remote area, when it rains as it did when we were there - the tin on the window awnings is extremely loud especially at 4:30 am, there is no lobby, bed squeeked loudly when you rolled over and was pulled from the wall on purpose, extra buffet breakfast extremely expensive, the volcano is about an hour and a half away- not sure why it is advertised as part of the Blue River Resort, have no idea where the dinosaur park is, hammock on our cabana porch was broken, probably plenty of other places for similar experience than here
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Jason Sahm
2 months ago
Went on a excursion with a tour guide here and was an amazing expierience, very secluded and felt like we were by ourselves
Response from the owner - 2 months ago
Hola from Blue River Resort & Hot Springs! So glad your experience in paradise was so positive and we thank you for taking the time to review us. We are wondering what we could have done better?
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Matthew Richardson
7 months ago
Good, but not great. Beautiful, but marred by day-trippers. Food is average at best, but pizzas are huge
Response from the owner - 7 months ago
Hi Matthew - Although we appreciate taking the time to review, we are listening and take your comments seriously. Again, thanks.