With a stay at La Catalina Hotel and Suites in Santa Barbara de Heredia (Birri), you'll be within the vicinity of Cafe Britt Coffee Farm and Palace of Sports. This romantic hotel is within the vicinity of ARA Project and Global Park Free Zone and Business Park.
Make yourself at home in one of the 24 guestrooms featuring refrigerators and minibars. Rooms have private balconies. LED televisions are provided for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 2 outdoor swimming pools, an outdoor tennis court, and a fitness center. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, an arcade/game room, and a hair salon.
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar and a garden view. You can also stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a business center, and a computer station. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a conference center and a meeting room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
The complete Hotel is very poorly maintained , for example we paid extra for a room with a Jacuzzi, the Jacuzzi was not functional due to the tub not being able to hold water, many of the fixtures in the bathroom literally fell off the wall, the shower was inoperable, only the hand shower worked, all window blinds were broken falling off the wall, upon arrival the bottles of beer, coolers, etc. in the mini bar fridge were all frozen cracked as a result and leaking into the fridge. The staff replaced the fridge and new bottles for the mini bar however they turned the fridge to the max cold setting and if not for our intervention the same scenerio as above would have occured. The mattress cover sheet had a blood stain on it. On our second night the toilets in the Hotel were plugged, the wifi was intermittent. The Hotel decription warns that the one pool is clothing optional but what it fails to tell you is that a number of people will be walking from the pool through the hotel grounds in the nude. If I wanted that I would have booked into a nudist camp. On top of all that the clothing optional pool is the one directly beside the Hotel instead of being the one secluded away from the Hotel. I could go on but I am sure that everyone will get the jist of this review. The only positive comments that I can make regarding this Hotel is that the food and staff were excellent!! Also this Hotel is a number of miles from San Jose so if you use a Taxi or a driver then expect to pay aprox. 60 USD for the round trip.
We are a couple who were first time guests at La Catalina Hotel. The hotel is set on 5 acres of gardens with scattered buildings housing 3-6 apartments each. Some rooms are newly remodeled, but we found the older rooms had more charm. The main building has a cafe and bar with a long porch overlooking the lights of San Jose in the valley below. We sat on the porch at night drinking frozen marguaritas and enjoying the view. In the morning we strolled the grounds before taking a day trip. The hotel has the feel of a 5-star resort that hasn't quite been maintained to 5-star standards. We rented a car and had difficulty finding the hotel from the airport until we realized we could enter the hotel name into our iPhone map app and it took us right there. The car rental company was out of GPS devices. Without a GPS map device we would have been lost during our trip. Hotel staff was outstanding--very friendly and accommodating. We love this hotel. It has tons of character.
La Catalina is a hidden gem that allows you to get rid of any stress. The 6 acres of rolling grounds with 2 pools and hot tub give you a place to find what ever you are looking for. There are coffee plantations and plantation groves in the area. The staff are great, and the meals were good. This is a place I would go again.
La Catalina Hotel and Suites Costa Rica is situated in the mountain area, on 6 acres of lush, green, tropical land, with coffee and banana plantations on either side. There are many outbuildings for your privacy and seclusion, two pools, a hot tub, tennis court, spa and much more. From the veranda of the stately main building you look out over the San Jose Valley with miles of lush green vegetation and breathtaking vista. Inside you will find ornately hand carved pillars, book cases and handrails all done by local artisans of the time. This would be a great setting for weddings, private parties, or corporate retreats. La Catalina Hotel and Suites offers lots of activities too, canopy tours, horse back riding, ATV’s, zip lining, and so much more. The food was great; the party we attended was fun, and the people so warm and friendly. Both management and staff of La Catalina Hotel and Suites deserve acknowledgement and thanks for the courteous, helpful and warm reception we received from them. We can’t wait to go back to Costa Rica; and stay at La Catalina Hotel and Suites.We have already talked to friends about joining us on our next trip. Woo-hoo let the fun begin!
We were given a cabana with a fantastic view for the price of a regular room. The service was wonderful and always with a smile. Admittedly, the buildings are a bit older than when the pics on their web site were taken, but they are in good condition. The only exception would be the gym facilities, which were in poor shape but we weren't there to workout anyway.
This hotel is perfect, nice rooms, amazing views, great food, Friendly staff, close to many tours, we went to the Poas Volcano and La Paz waterfalls and front desk help us booking our tours and also the car rental. i will be back for sure.
what a find! 20 minute cab ride from the airport(which they arranged for us, $* us. for three). An hour after getting off the plane ,we were through immigration, in a haven above San Jose on wonderfully landscaped,quiet and friendly oasis. Just what we needed after the getting ready to travel, 3am wake-up time for departure,hustle of the airports and flights...we were able to spend the afternoon and evening relaxing, soaking in the warmth, hanging out by the pool, having a nice dinner and being ready to take off well rested the next morning for our adventures! Our 'room' was a two story apartment, king bed on the upper floor with bath and balcony, lower level was a living area (sleep sofa) and a mini kitchen. both levels with fabulous views of San Jose/central valley,the view was most impressive at night. Very clean and very comfortable. The front desk staff was wonderful, bilingual ( unfortunately I am not), they spent lots of time on the phone helping me coordinate some of the arrangements I had made for our trip. Can I say anything else about how wonderful this place was? I thought of one thing, even if you want to explore San Jose as part of your vacation, stay here, come home to this at night, makes the city that much more interesting. I love costa rica.
Felt very welcome and at home. Extremely clean and very friendly staff. Fantastic views of San Jose. Out of the hustle of bustle of the big city but close enough to be anywhere quickly. Great place to unwind and relax. Would go there again and again.
Its a nice hotel wth a wonderful view of the central valley of the city.If you wanna escape from the noise of the city ,this the place to stay.We had a nice stay with helpful staff. I enjoyed a lot in birds watching,the sunsets.I just wanted to let you what a amazing vacation cur family had.La catalina was a great place to stay.Ill love it....
My husband and I stayed at the Hotel La Catalina for the first few days of our honeymoon, left and went to a couple of other cities, and then came back for our last night in Costa Rica. Upon arrival at the La Catalina, we were greeted with smiling faces, kind words, and open arms. We were immediately taken to our top floor room with an incredible view of the whole city. Entering the room, an overwhelming sense of calm came over the both of us. The warmth of the ambiance was undeniable. The following day, the staff arranged for a driver and we took a private tour of the city, being sure to stop at the open markets, old train station, and of course a casino! The driver knew so much about the Costa Rican culture and was eager to answer any questions we had. He dropped us off at the Hotel in time for us to experience the cuisine the hotel has to offer. The beef carpaccio quickly became our ?usual? appetizer and the service in the Restaurant was as impeccable as the food tasted. After moving on to two other seemingly comparable hotels within Costa Rica, my husband and I quickly found ourselves discussing the little details other establishments failed to recognize that the Hotel La Catalina had nailed. We absolutely fell in love with the staff at the Catalina and the accommodations. We felt like we were in our own secret hideaway and it was the perfect place to start, and then end, our honeymoon.
Heredia, Costa Rica the Catalina Hotel is a great place to visit, I was there last August and I came with my family and we spend a great time the kids were very entertaining with all the activities available at the place, we enjoy so much the visit to the Poas volcano that is very close from the hotel, also we spend most of the time in the hotel due to there were activities to do at the hotel as well, we play tennis, table tennis and for the smaller kids theres a playground and swimming pool, I think that is very good for the bird watching lovers, we waked up very early to walk around the gardens and there were many species of birds feeding themselves of the blooming plants, we stayed one week and it was great we eat very good, in the nights you can enjoy the heated swimming pool or just take a cocktail next to the fireplace we really appreciated to the whole Catalinas staff for their attention, they were outstanding.