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Peace Lodge - Vara Blanca - Bedroom
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9.7 Excellent (189 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Capture the Essence of Costa RicaWelcome to the Peace lodge, the ultimate awakening of your senses. Here every magical sight, wondrous smell and sensual touch create irreplaceable memories of a journey you wish to take again and again. We pride ourselves on offering our guests the most unique luxury mountain lodge experience in Costa Rica.Located on the grounds of La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park just one hour from the San Jos International Airport, the award winning Peace Lodge introduces its guests to a symphony of purely Costa Rican experiences celebrating the natural wonders of the rain forest and the splendid creatures that inhabit this magical environment. The ultra-upscale accommodations are uniquely themed to complement the inherent beauty of its rain and cloud forest setting and the detailed architecture exudes a natural elegance and sophistication with every room boasting a Jacuzzi tub and impressive river stone fireplace along with showers that transform into waterfalls with the turn of a knob. Picture perfect views of the La Paz River Valley and the towering Pos Volcano complete the experience.
9.2 Excellent
Cons: The food was overpriced on site
10.0 Excellent
Pros: EVERYTHING was amazing
Cons: I thing there is anything i didnt like
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful place!! Big rooms, Huge bathing area.. Location is 10!!! Food is good in the restaurants and everyone is so nice and helpful..
Cons: The rugs in the rooms are unnecessary..
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This place is amazing. The staff are fantastic I wish we were staying longer
Cons: N/A
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Best hotel we stayed at, up until today. Recommended from all aspects, the view is amazing, the service, the facilities, the park, the hot tub and the relaxing atmosphere. The even left us a sweet gift for our honeymoon!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location. Very nice and attentive staff. Wonderful park.
Cons: $24 is too expensive for breakfast - we do not eat so much in the morning. :-)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was amazing. Two days was barely enough time to see all Peace Lodge has to offer. Easily an 11 out of 10.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wow! What an amazing hotel! We came to Peace Lodge after a nigh in San Jose and some driving to the place. When we arrived we got a welcome drink, and the staff helped us with all we need. We arrived at around 12AM, before check in time, and the room was ready and clean. Everything was really clean and organized, the room was really big, the fire place is amazing, and the shower was the best one we had in Costa Rica! There is plenty of stuff to do around, but don't miss everything that the hotel gives you - the animals area, La Paz waterfalls and the amazing pool and hot tub. On one of the days we asked one of the staff members for a place to exchange money, and he did it for us in less then 5 min with the best rate that we found so far! We will definitely stary in Peace Lodge again!
Cons: That we had to leave :)
Finca Paraiso Mountain Retreat - El Roble - Building
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9.7 Excellent (170 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Finca Paraiso Mountain Retreat in Santo Domingo, you'll be 7.4 mi (11.9 km) from Hacienda Alsacia and 8.3 mi (13.3 km) from Doka Estate. Featured amenities include multilingual staff and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent! Fresh and organic! The orange juice was great!
Cons: We loved everything! It was the perfect place and we only wished we could have stayed longer!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The view is magnificent! Also, our hostess, Alejandra, was amazing! The breakfast is homemade, very healthy and really good. The best family hotel I've ever stayed.
Cons: The road from the airport. Very narrow and not well maintained, but this is the typical road for San Jose.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We fall I love with the property, ken is a wonderful host, coffee it’s amazing,great views and atmosphere we hope to be back soon!
Cons: We loved everything.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: view, people, bath, breakfast
Cons: No tv nor heater though they had heating mat on bed.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This place is a mountain paradise, with good proximity to the San Jose airport. I would say "easy" access, but nothing in Costa Rica is "easy" so far as the roads and traffic are concerned. There is a lot of driving through (rather interesting) neighborhoods to get to Finco Paraiso; still, on the day we departed, we were able to return our rental car at the airport in less than 40 minutes. Ken and his family live on the property, and they couldn't be nicer. Ken, in particular, is an exceptionally friendly, worldly, helpful and gracious host. He welcomed us by opening a bottle of very nice red wine in the dining room with its spectacular views. One other note: This property is quite remote. We had a car, so we were able to come and go freely. It could be a bit of a hassle without transportation. But, overall, this is a fantastic property. We loved our stay. Highly recommended.
Cons: No problems.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful place with excellent people. Food was very good!
Cons: Beds are hard in Costa Rica.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent bed and breakfast with stunning views and run by a very friendly family.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It felt very special with amazing views. The host was lovely and she was very helpful. The breakfast was absolutely delicious.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We stayed at this beautiful bed & breakfast and had a great time. The location is superb and the accommodation is really terrific. Everything is so clean, and the breakfast was the best we had in Costa Rica for sure. Everything fresh and homemade. The hostess was very friendly and did everything to make our stay a great one. I would return without a doubt if we would touch base here in the future.
Cons: Absolutely nothing !!
Hotel Bougainvillea - Santo Domingo - Building
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9.4 Excellent (619 reviews)
Overview Reviews
The 80 room hotel Bougainvillea is nestled within an award-winning 4 acre tropical garden that attracts many of the species Costa Rica is famous for. Only 10 minutes from both Heredia and San Jos downtown, we offerexcellent service, a full service restaurant, bar, swimming pool, tennis courts, and free wi-fi.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Love this little boutique hotel, the food is good, the staff are friendly & helpful, the rooms are clean and comfortable, The grounds are stunning, nice size pool, really absolutely nothing to complain about!
Cons: Having to Leave!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Gardens were fantastic, buzzing with butterflies, a mini arboretum. Very nice pool area as well. Interior of hotel beautiful.,very tasteful. Rooms extremely comfortable, particularly beds. Food excellent and reasonably prived.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Rooms were comfortable and clean. Gardens and grounds are beautiful, really enjoyed the trail through the garden. Breakfast was standard continental, would have been nice to have a little more local options.
Cons: Rooms could be a little more updated, carpet was a little dingy but not dirty.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful extensive gardens with large secluded swimming pool. Good sized, comfortable bedrooms with 2 large beds good facilities including a safe, nice bathroom . Attractive modern lounge. Friendly and helpful staff. Good breakfast.
Cons: Restaurant menu choice didn’t seem as good as we remember from previous visits. Mountain view rooms suffer from some road noise compared to garden view ones. Busy during the day with conferences and meetings.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: all the food was excellent and the staff was too. we had the best time and added an extra day
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I’m a birder and the birds on your grounds are incredible! What a variety! The flowers and plants are beautiful and so pretty! The food was great and the service was impeccable! Had so much fun! Thank you!
Cons: Nothing
9.2 Excellent
Pros: This is an oasis amongst the hustle and bustle of San Jose with nice facilities and beautiful gardens.
Terida Airport B&B - Alajuela - Building
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9.4 Excellent (371 reviews)
Overview Reviews
A stay at Terida Airport B&B places you in the heart of Rio Segundo, a 5-minute drive from City Mall and 5 minutes from Plaza Real Alajuela. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, express check-out, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Located very close to the Airport. Effortlessly clean, it's literally spotless. Comfortable beds, all mod cons in a spacious cabin with access to a nice garden. Property in a secure private neighbourhood. The ear plugs are a nice touch as proximity does cause noise from morning aircraft departures. Breakfast is of a good standard. The host Darren is very welcoming. I recommend this B&B
Cons: It's a tricky property to find when you land in a new county with after dark and right side driving etc factored it. The owners make a great effort to stress this prior to arrival and the following is not their fault. Costa Rica has no street names and we couldn't pick it up on our GPS either.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great place to stay! The only reason it wasn't "excellent" was because of the noise from the airport, but that's also why it's a great place -- because of its close proximity to the airport. Otherwise, the place itself was clean and comfortable -- and Araya's breakfast was tasty! Darren was very welcoming and had some good suggestions about where to go shopping and for dinner nearby.
Cons: Airport noise in the morning, but there's not much to be done about that (and it wasn't constant).
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Good breakfast
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We'd like everything about the place
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very safe gates location, American standards, English speaking owner, newly remodeled
Cons: A little difficult to find the address
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Best location , close to the airport . Very hostess stuff and greate breakfast
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location is great for people like me that don’t wanna Hassle whit traffic to cache a plane the owners are very accommodating thanks.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Adriana and Darren’s B&B is a great place to stay before a flight or right after. They were so friendly and welcoming and truly had thought of everything to make it a very comfortable stay. We didn’t have to worry about finding food or transportation as they organized it for us. Would stay here again without thinking twice!
8.0 Excellent
Pros: A nice B&B close to the airport. Very nice garden to relax in, and they have a small menu for dinner, which was perfect as I got in late and didn't want to go out looking for something to eat. Nice place to stay if arriving to or leaving from the San Jose airport.
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation and Inn in Santa Barbara de Heredia, you'll be in the historical district, within a 15-minute drive of Plaza Real Cariari and Ojo de Agua Spa Park. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a business center, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Splendid Hotel, which in fact is situated on a large property, which has been transformed into ecological Coffee plantation. The huge garden of the hotel is designed like a botanical garden. The hotel is exceptionally beautiful, hall, rooms, restaurant. Beautiful view on the central valley and over San José. The personal is extremely friendly and helpful.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: An incredibly special boutique hotel hidden away just outside San Jose. I adored the intimacy of the hotel and it’s uniqueness!
Cons: Nothing!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The grounds are extremely peaceful, the staff are friendly and helpful, the views are beautiful, and all the food I had was delicious. The property is beautiful and artistic with many murals and the coffee tour is amazing (though it was the full $40 pp not discounted for being a guest).
Cons: It’s expensive and is a bit difficult to find if you’re driving yourself. Beyond just the room price, the spa, restaurant, and tours are also expensive.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great staff, attention to detail, resort which fits in with nature in perfect harmony
8.3 Excellent
Pros: We arrived very late at the hotel and only made it to the restaurant at 21:40 which was 20 minutes before the restaurant was due to close. When the staff realised that we had just arrived, having been on the road all day, they allowed use to order a proper dinner and kept the restaurant open for another 30 minutes so that we could finish our meal. The food was excellent, and the staff were lovely.
Cons: We wish we could have stayed there longer.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Initially booked as a hotel close to the airport but this turned into so much more. There is a lot to do in and around the hotel. The design of the hotel is very individual and the coffee is fantastic. Food in the restaurant was good for all meal times and the staff are very friendly and helpful.
Cons: It would be good if the swimming pool could have been heated. It was very cold when we used it.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: They were not Made aware of my request via booking .com of an extra bed. When I pointed it out they immediately put one up and waved the charges
Cons: All was superb
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Loved the health-conscious aspect. The shampoo and conditioner was the best I’ve ever used in any places stayed, no chemicals and amazing scents, no chlorine in the pool, and amazing, healthy cocktails.
Cons: Humming sound on the patio, maybe from the hot tub? But couldn’t open the window from it.
Hotel Suites Merlyn Aeropuerto - San Joaquín - Pool
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9.3 Excellent (237 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Alajuela, Hotel Suites Merlyn Aeropuerto is within a 10-minute drive of Plaza Real Cariari and City Mall. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services and laundry facilities. A shuttle from the hotel to the airport is complimentary (available on request).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Communication ahead of time via WhatApps was awesome! We were able to set up everything including pick up at the airport. The property is lovely. The front staff helpful. We asked for quiet rooms and were put at the back of the property. Very nice.
Cons: We had trouble with the shuttle to/from the airport not being on time. So be prepared for it being a little late.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location was close to the airport and easily accessible. The staff was incredibly accommodating and the rooms were fantastic!
Cons: Nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: LOVED IT ALLLLLLLL, MAX WAS BEYOND AND WOULD LIKE TO TAKE HIM HOME WITH ME. SUCH A THOUGHTFUL STAFF AND THANKS FOR STILL HAVING THOSE PEOPLE AROUND THESE DAYS. YES, A PLUS 10 FOR EVERYTHING.
Cons: ABSOLUTELY NOTHING
10.0 Excellent
Pros: really nice clean rooms and not over priced. thank you for being available for travelers like us.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The room is beautiful and luxurious
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Max is so helpful with anything you need.
Studio Hotel Boutique - Santa Ana - Bedroom
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9.2 Excellent (2,488 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Studio Hotel Boutique in Santa Ana, you'll be 8.8 mi (14.2 km) from Museum of Costa Rican Art and 9.4 mi (15.1 km) from National Theater. Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and express check-in. Planning an event in Santa Ana? This hotel has facilities measuring 5931 square feet (551 square meters), including a conference center. For a surcharge, guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a cruise ship terminal shuttle.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everyone was very friendly and helpful,especially Roger. But also Rafael, Ronald at reception and Rodi at security entrance. The cold juice at checkin is a nice touch. The French fries at the attached restaurant are great. The breakfast buffet is generous. The taxi service that picked me up from hotel was also friendly.
Cons: Nothing
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The BREAKFAST is amazing, the staff great. I do wish the water was hotter and that there was a little more attention in the workout room. We stay here everytime. THE TAPAS place next door is GREAT. I LOVE that you don't have little wasteful shampoo and conditioner bottles.
Cons: water not hot enough in the shower.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful art everywhere. Super pleasant staff. Decent bed. The bed is definitely better than many other places we have stayed in Costa Rica. Great location for expats coming in to shop
Cons: The breakfast is not awful but closer to awful than it should be.
7.1 Good
Pros: Tasteful decorum, comfortable beds, good size room, nice pool and bar on the 3rd floor. The breakfast tasted really nice and the coffee is probably the best filter coffee I ever had, but at the breakfast I'd stay away from anything not cooked (I suspect the little cups of fruit and yogurt)
Cons: I got food poisoning at the breakfast at this hotel which basically made me miss an entire day of my vacation. This is the reason why I treated cleanliness very low. The room was very clean though, but the fact that I got food poisoning is unacceptable. Though the staff was attentive no real apology was offered. I had to ask for the room service chicken soup and Coke to be credited off my bill (which they immediately did).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff were lovely, close to loads of restaurants, great breakfast with a nice selection and traditional choices as well as continental. The room was big, clean and well equipped. Great hotel would definitely recommend for a sop-over.
9.7 Excellent
Pros: The art was very interesting and we would have enjoyed staying for two or three days The staff was very nice, the entire facility is very clean, and the breakfast was very good.
Cons: Shower has low water pressure
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Decor and art work is very upscale, great price, exceptional clean and modern. The bathroom has glassware not paper or plastic cups, blow dryer and nice towels. The coffee for a hotel was phenomenal. The bed was extremely comfortable. Was very quiet, and TV had great chanel options for English speaking and sports. The breakfast was outstanding.
Cons: No transferse available. I needed a transfer. No microwave or bath robe. But didn't need it anyway.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing service, greeted us with fruit juice and snacks. Front desk was so helpful and kind. Will definitely stay here again.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast was included and the bed was very comfortable.
8.5 Excellent
Pros: The whole hotel was very clean and staff were friendly. The restaurant was delicious for breakfast.
Xandari Resort And Spa - Alajuela - Bedroom
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9.2 Excellent (952 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Xandari Resort And Spa in San Isidro, you'll be near the airport, within a 15-minute drive of Ojo de Agua Spa Park and Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The environment the room and the experience
Cons: Everything was great!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff was professional, informative and friendly. It was a nice treat to have snacks, cold water, soft drinks and juices available free daily in room. We availed ourselves of spa services. The staff went out of their way to accommodate our needs.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Gorgeous. I had an amazing hike to see the river and waterfall. Then enjoyed the pool and hot tub. I did some work in the morning on my patio with the most incredible views!
Cons: The ceiling fan worked fine but I prefer air conditioning
9.2 Excellent
Pros: From being greeted on arrival with a fresh fruut juice, to our last morning, the staff were friendly and helpful. Our room had an amazing view over over the largest pool to the lights of San Jose below.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything about this resort was amazing!! The privacy, the colors and artwork throughout, the comfort of the beds... I loved that they thought about every little detail here. There were things to do on the property in case you got rained in (board games, a small library in your room, etc). The property has it own waterfalls (#5 is definitely worth seeing) and the hike was a great workout! The staff went above and beyond from the day we arrived to the day we left to make everything effect (they called cabs/Ubers for us, packaged breakfast when we let them know we were leaving extra early, etc). We loved the restaurant staff. They were always so happy to assist us. All of the food was amazing although pricey. The spa was AMAZING!!! Do spring for the herbal jacuzzi before a massage!
Cons: If you don’t like nature this may not be for you because it is in the midst of a small tropical forest. That means bugs are around. We did see ants on our bathroom vanity any time we sat lotion or anything up there but nothing else inside the room.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hike to the waterfalls was my favorite part.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Xandari ticks a lot of boxes, and excels on several levels. Stayed here for one night only, but wish it had been longer. The grounds and expanse of rainforest on your doorstep here are perhaps the most defining features of this relaxing resort and great care and attention has clearly been taken over the years to build up an impressive array of colourful plant life that will have you taking pictures in no time. The resort is spread out over a large area giving an amazing feeling of space and of being immersed in the rainforest. I really enjoyed walking the trails and exploring the numerous waterfalls, making this a great way to spend a few hours. The architecture is particular, and a point of interest in itself, but somehow it blends harmoniously with the surroundings. The rooms are very spacious and well equipped - I had a little kitchenette with a fridge containing complimentary soft drinks - and the views from all over the resort are stunning. Lots of options for cooling off in the hotels three pools (one of which is a cold water pool), but when I was there in the off season there was practically no one in any of them. The restaurant, with its spectacular view, is the perfect place to enjoy a few leisurely hours, as well as lunch or dinner. The food was of a high standard with a range of choice to keep everybody happy. I found everyone to be super friendly and helpful which creates a very welcoming atmosphere in the hotel. I would have no hesitation in staying at Xandari again, and given its proximity to the airport it makes the ideal stopping off hotel at either the beginning or end of a trip to Costa Rica.
Cons: Liked everything.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: We enjoyed several amenities at this property including the botanical gardens, hiking trails to waterfalls, and the pools and jacuzzis. The staff were welcoming and accommodated our need to check out early with breakfast boxes of fresh fruit, hard boiled eggs, and homemade baked goods. The room was spacious, had a porch overlooking the jungle and nearby city, and had a kitchenette stocked with useful kitchenware and complimentary snacks.
Cons: We did not partake in the spa services as originally planned because of the expense compared to other options in Costa Rica. While the restaurant food was delicious, it was also very expensive which could be challenging if staying at the property for several days.
Cariari Bed & Breakfast - Santa Bárbara de Heredia - Bedroom
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9.7 Excellent (40 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Ciudad Cariari, The Cariari Bed and Breakfast is in the business district, within a 10-minute drive of Museum of Costa Rican Art and Costa Rica National Stadium (Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica). Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Owner was so helpful and Very welcoming. Would recommend this place. Thanks, Kay
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The breakfasts were delicious, beautifully plated, with a variety of choices. The covered, but open air seating area for breakfast created the perfect ambience for our first few days in Costa Rica. We also had dinner one night which Laurie, the owner prepared. It was gourmet! She also went out of her way to make sure everything about our stay was perfect, y arranging a tour and also taxis when we needed them. Her housekeeper, Miriam, was also wonderful and always smiling.
Cons: We liked everything.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: So friendly People, you feels like at home with your family. And so beautiful House!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Laurie is a fantastic and caring hostess. She goes out of her way to be helpful... She even arranged a rental car for us at a better rate then we could find online. She arranged a ride for my son, who came in a few days after us, to meet us at Carara National Park. Oh, and her place is convenient to the airport and a very nice place to stay as well. You can't go wrong staying here if your plans require a place near the airport upon arrival or departure or if you're staying in the San Jose area.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Laurie goes out of his way to be helpful and is a pleasure to deal with! Would stay there again in a heartbeat!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very good location with excellent staff. Perfect for our stay night of arrival and night before departure from San Jose. Also great help in organizing driver and dinner for family.
Cons: Just perfect!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Laurie was an amazing hostess and the house was an architectural delight. Laurie and Miriam are great cooks and I am still savoring the incredible omelet filled with asparagus and other veggies melded with cheese that they prepared. One of the things I liked best were all of the wonderful guests and friends that dropped by. Laurie made us all feel like we were part of her extended family home for the holidays!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Laurie, Victor and Miriam literally welcomed us to Cariari B &B with open arms, so arriving there was like coming home. Cariari B &B is conveniently near the airport but with very little noise.p and all of the amenities. We'd had a tiring trip getting there so we requested Quesadillas for dinner, which were amazing and stacked with chicken, tomatoes and avocados. Miriam also fixed a number of extras along with dessert. We returned on the last night of our trip and had a wonderful Sea bass dinner with many side dishes and dessert. The breakfast was unbelievable...too many wonderful foods and fruits to mention and they even catered to our daughter's Celiac needs. All meals as well as wine or beer were at very reasonable prices and lovely when we were so tired and didn’t want to go out. We had six year old twin boys (picky eaters) and they were treated like kings. They loved Penny The dog and Chloe the cat. Laurie's house is lovely with wonderful sitting area plus an upper outside deck for drinks. Our rooms during both stays were terrific with great bathrooms. We were so sorry to have to leave too early for breakfast our last morning but Miriam kindly got up to serve us banana bread, gluten-free bagels and coffee to go. Laurie was wonderful in adavance of our visit as well as when we were there, arranging great drivers to and from the airport, as well as for our traveling all over Costa Rica. She's a gem and someone you have to meet...and experience! She's a former actress and a natural born hostess, as well as being my new “best friend”. Also a bonus of staying there is meeting other interesting guests. Staying at Cariari B & B is a true pleasure and we'd return in a minute.
Cons: We liked everything except having to leave too early for another of Miriam's fabulous breakfast!
Altura Hotel - Alajuela - Building
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9.2 Excellent (310 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Poasito, Altura Hotel is within a 15-minute drive of La Paz Waterfall Gardens and Poas Volcano National Park. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing place. The staff is very attentive and sweet. Our stay there was wonderful. We will definitely be back.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The location was great (if you are by car), it is remoted so it is very quiet. The rooms are spacious, clean and very light (windows everywhere). They have a beautiful garden with some animals. A great terrace with a awesome view. Breakfast is traditional and delicious.
Cons: Nothing.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: I am writing a review for the Superior Double Room although originally i booked the suite. The room was comfortable,big,had everything we needed. It was not a suite as we wanted but a great value for money,and wonderful staff! really the best :-) helped us a lot! Very close to Poas volcano,a must see!
Cons: The suite is literally a spider horror house...Above all it is so dangerous,to have so many spiders in the room everywhere! I really wanted the suite,but the many spiders+moldy smell wasn't for us. It was our luck the hotel wasn't full and they helped us a lot by changing the room, but it would be another story if we had nowhere to go... I hope that they took care of the spider problem and no one will get bitten there.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We arrived very late becouse of a delayed flight, and the guy waited for us and welcomed us very well! We were starving, after 23 hours of flights, and he got us some pizza and bread sticks to eat in the middle of the night. Overall a great hotel for the first night or two in costa rica, nice breakfast, clean, and the best people!
Cons: We have been 1 night only so there wasnt something we didnt like!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: What a find! We loved it here. An absolutely wonderful hotel with so many nooks and crannies. Great gardens and stunning view points. The staff were friendly and helpful. The rooms spacious and welcoming. A ten minute drive to the volcano with numerous eating places around. Quiet and peaceful.,.loved it.
Cons: We didn’t stay there long enough!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Despite the fact the volcano had recently erupted and due to cloudy weather we were unable to get close to the volcano. However, the view from the room was amazing and we spent a long time staring out across the valley with a cup of tea in hand. We experienced some torrential rain but the room was cosy - complete with a fire and lots of fluffy blankets. The garden is huge and our 3 year old enjoyed exploring the paths and seeing the chickens, donkeys, cows and many, many humming birds . We had an amazing home cooked Cost Rican breakfast from the 'dome' from which we could see for miles. The staff are welcoming and kind. We knew in advance that there was only breakfast provided so we brought plenty of our own supplies for lunch and dinner.
Cons: If there was somewhere to warm food in the room it would be perfect!
9.0 Excellent
Pros: I liked the whimsical art work and the architecture. I liked the country setting.
Poas Paradise - Poasito - Building
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9.2 Excellent (232 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Poas Paradise in Sabanilla, you'll be 12.5 mi (20.2 km) from Central Park and 13 mi (21 km) from City Mall. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful hotel, great location, very good service. Recommended overall.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The whole garden with the accommodation is amazing. Beautiful landscape, super nice and helpful staff and food was also delicious, everything home made. How the name says it’s a real Paradise!!! Can only recommend it!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The family running the accomodation were so friendly and helpful and had loads of tips on things to do. Really lovely place with lovely people.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great home made breakfast Close to Poás volcano Beautiful landscaping
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was great. Rooms were very spacious. Carol was very friendly and helpfunctie. We had bad luck with the weather and she lighted the fire and dried our wet cloths. The night views on San José are very nice
Cons: The plastic sheet on the matras was really awfull. It makes a terrible noise and we sweat on it. The bathroom misses a hair dryer.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Poas Paradise was an amazing experience. Our room was very big with a kingsize bed and a tropical bathroom. It was made like a small rainforest with flowers and plants. The hosts were very nice and friendly. They helped us book tickets for the Poás Vulcano. They offered homemade dinner and good breakfast whenever you like. We definitely recommend this place!
Cons: The road to the hotel is hard to find when it’s already dark outside. It took us a while to find it. The hotel is on the top of a hill. The view made up for the troubles.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A beautiful place with a touch of luxury and a crazy design in the bathroom. Ideal for visiting nearby Volcán Poas. The staff are friendly and very helpful. We would stay longer of we had more time!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The Family was very friendly and helped US to Book the Vulcano Tour
Casa Maria Airport B&b - Alajuela - Lobby
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9.1 Excellent (861 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Casa Maria Airport B&B in Rio Segundo (Cacique), you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Plaza Real Cariari and Ojo de Agua Spa Park. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. A shuttle from the hotel to the airport is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was great. My husband also managed to do some birding within the compound. Car hire was also organised for us. Thank you so much. Communication was also excellent.
Cons: Nothing
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The host who’s extremely friendly and helpful.
Cons: The low flow of water out of the shower
7.5 Good
Pros: Close to the airport
8.8 Excellent
Pros: My room was really spacious, clean and comfortable. The hotel is a pleasant place to hang out after a long flight. Very good Wi-Fi. There is a kitchen for making tea and food. Dora was extremely welcoming and helpful. She ordered in a pizza for me so that I didn’t have to go out for food. I would highly recommend staying here if you need to be close to the airport.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Place was nice, clean and staff helpful. Very nice breakfast. We arrived late and didn’t feel like going out and the staff helped us with ordering some food.
Cons: Taxi driver can have some difficulty in finding the place as from the road there is no sign. Staff was helpful in providing additional instructions by phone.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The staff were amazing and went out of there way to help us. No question I would recommend to anyone wanting to be near the airport
Pura Vida Hotel - Alajuela - Bedroom
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9.2 Excellent (167 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Pura Vida Hotel is located in Alajuela and is surrounded by extensive tropical gardens. All the accommodations here feature garden or volcano views, plus it has a restaurant on site serving gourmet dinners with previous request. The comfortable villas have furnished patios, seating and dining areas, plus private bathrooms. All rooms and villas come with a coffee maker, free Wi-Fi, room safes and a fridge. The extensive tropical gardens feature a large orchid collection as well as numerous plantings of coffee, herbs, heliconias, pineapple, citrus, exotic native trees. The restaurant at Pura Vida Hotel is specializes in Asian fusion and international cuisine. Special diets can be accommodated upon previous request. The Poas Volcano National Park is 30 km from Pura Vida Hotel, and Zoo Ave is 7 km away. La Paz waterfall gardens is located 1 hour's drive away. Juan Santamaría International Airport is a 12-minute drive away. Sarchi, famous for their artisan, wooden products and traditional wooden oxcarts, is located 15 km away.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast bread was delicious! Jose and Zinnia were kind and helpful...when we found out dinner was not being served, Jose offered to bring roasted chicken to our room...above and beyond...
Cons: The refrigerator could have been turned on prior to arrival ... and the rotting mangoes in the parking could have been pushed aside ...made it a bit difficult to roll bags...
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The grounds are beautiful with all the plant life.
Cons: Barking dogs kept us up a bit through the night but other than that it was great.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Loved Bernie, the dogs & the property in general
Cons: No one thing!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hospitality, food, and accommodations are exceptional. My only regret is we couldn't stay longer. The advice we were given was spot on and the dinner was fantastic. We were traveling with a teen and this is our 13th trip to Latin America. The balance between privacy and friendliness provided by the hosts was perfect. This is one of the few places I have ever bothered to leave written comments for, but it is a real gem and I want to spread the word.
De La Tierra Ecohouse Farm - Santa Ana - Outdoors view
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9.4 Excellent (64 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at De la Tierra - EcoHouse Farm in Santa Ana, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Multiplaza Mall Escazu and Ojo de Agua Spa Park. Featured amenities include luggage storage and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: it is a family project run by Amanda. It has a good location and close to couple of nice restaurants. We stayed theree only one night before our flight. Amanda helped us to check for a nice dinner around. The room was clean and cozy. Definitely recommend it.
Cons: We stayed in room 6 and it was facing the main road. Therefore early morning there was lots of traffic noise.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location near the airport for the night before or after a flight
Cons: All great! Super nice host, organised taxi to the airport for us and was very helpful overall
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A wonderful start to a Costa Rican odyssey, Amanda is an amazing, welcoming host and the finca is beautiful. Also her knowledge about the country is excellent, take time over coffee to make and re-make plans, it’ll be worth it! Plus Uber was an added bonus. Enjoy...
9.2 Excellent
Pros: We liked the owner welcoming attitude, the cleanliness, the neighborhood, the breakfast, room quality
Cons: Maybe the fact that rooms are not perfectly noise isolated ?
9.0 Excellent
Pros: This house is an unexpected pearl in the city: simple and charming, the lovely garden and the wide shared areas make you feel at ease. Not to mention the best part: Amanda's hospitality and smile!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Amanda helped arrange transportation for me so I could get things done in San Jose.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly host, nice rooms, good breakfast, great location and cute dogs!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Extremely friendly staff. It's like a home away from home. Spacious living room and kitchen. Includes breakfast. Nice pub style restaurant 3 minutes walk that serves great fish. As well as shops, pizza place etc. I got a pick up from SJO, which was great after a long flight. And next day Uber to continue my trip to La Fortuna. I would have loved to stay here longer.
Vista Canyon Inn - Santa Ana - Pool
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9.3 Excellent (70 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Vista Canyon Inn in Ciudad Colon, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Multiplaza Mall Escazu and Ojo de Agua Spa Park. Featured amenities include a computer station, dry cleaning/laundry services, and multilingual staff. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly and supportive staff. Stayed up to help us after a long flight. Wonderful breakfast overlooking canyon with a nice breeze. Great welcome to Costa Rica for the whole family.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely hotel with great views of a beautiful Canyon. The staff is very attentive and helpful. My daughter enjoyed highly the pool and popcorn in the salon.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This was our first trip to Costa Rica and had no idea what we should expect. We selected this hotel due to its location, being close to University for Peace. We were so pleased with our decision! The owners and staff took every step possible to make certain we were comfortable, listening to our comments and attending to our every want without us needing to even ask. Perhaps most noticeable was how CLEAN the property was. I have stayed in higher priced national chains that were not cared for so well! Every area that I visited was spotless: our rooms, the salon, patio, walkways, and pool area! Finally, their breakfast was incredible, highlighting local cuisine. Kudos to the owners for providing their guests such high level of comfort, cleanliness, and care!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Eleazar was so welcoming. The view is breathtaking with wonderful seating options. The breakfast tamales were delicious!
Cons: The room was small but well-equipped.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Subperb! Great staff, breathtaking views!
Cons: Nothing!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: the folks running it are friendly and helpful. It was a great place to stay if you're trying to get back to the airport for a flight. Breakfast is great!
Bamboo Aparthotel - Alajuela - Building
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9.1 Excellent (210 reviews)
Overview Reviews
ENJOY THE URBAN QUALITY Aparthotel Bamboo is located 4.5 kilometers from Juan Santamaría International Airport. (SJO) Buses and taxis leave constantly for Alajuela, its journey takes 5 to 10 minutes. At Bamboo Aparthotel we think of your comfort and security. Located in the center of the city of Alajuela, in a safe neighborhood, where you can easily access all the services of the city. We are very close to two shopping centers, Plaza Real Alajuela and City Mall, with cinemas and services, such as banks, ATMs, beauty salons, restaurants, with a variety of shops and stores. In the vicinity variety of small restaurants and varied trade. A few kilometers from centers of tourist interest, where you can spend a few hours of recreation, in an ecological environment. The people of the province of Alajuela distinguish themselves by being very welcoming and helpful. Our personalized service, taking care of all the details. We are waiting for you!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very clean, spacious and comfortable with a great balcony. Very close to the airport and a variety of restaurants. Perfect location when arriving or flying out of San Jose. Very good breakfast.
Cons: Nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wow this property is so clean and smells amazing! The ladies working here are so helpful and make sure you have a reservation before letting you inside. This property is gated and is located in a nice area that has lots of restaurants and is safe to walk.
Cons: Nothing! It’s a great price and I would love to stay here again.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location was great!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was really good. The room was very clean and the staff was kind and helpful. We had a great stay.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very clean, spacious, secure parking, interesting area/churches, handy location for airport and restaurants and ice cream stores
Cons: Loud street noise
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The bed was very comfortable and the room was a good size. We also liked the budget breakfast, with fresh fruit and hot dishes available, and good coffee! Alfonso speaks good English and made us feel very welcome.
Cons: The shower didn't have much power and the water was lukewarm.
Villa Margarita - Alajuela - Bedroom
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9.2 Excellent (101 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in La Garita, Villa Margarita is a 3-minute drive from Zoo Ave and 8 minutes from Central Market Alajuela. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The host is a very open genuinely friendly person who takes great care of her guests. We received a fresh juice at our arrival and there would have been dinner available as well which is a great option after a long day of travelling. It is perfectly quiet and clean and comfy, our apartment was huge so we had lots of room to re-pack our luggages :) Perfect stay for our last night in Costa Rica. A bonus for us were her dogs and cats. We didn't use the pool or tennis court but maybe next time! Thanks again.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly owner, colourful setting, nice dogs
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very good hoat! Quiet and authentic Good breakfast Nice place, i recommend all to come and enjoy with margarita.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Good location near the airport but secluded, nice room , Great hostess
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff went that extra mile.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Perfect location close to the airport.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: - beautiful property, very relaxing and welcoming - rooms are spacious and nicely decorated - cook to order breakfast was delicious - short drive from SJO airport - Margarita was a very gracious and friendly host. She helped us with hiring transportation from the airport, and also ordering food to be delivered. When our credit card had issues, she stayed on the phone and helped worked everything out with the restaurant. Margarita is not only super nice but went above and beyond to make our stay pleasant.
Cons: - nothing, everything was great
Hotel Alta Las Palomas - Santa Ana - Building
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9.0 Excellent (490 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Santa Ana, Hotel Alta Las Palomas is in the mountains, within a 15-minute drive of Business Center Forum 2 and Business Center Forum 1. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and multilingual staff. This hotel has 3 meeting rooms available for events. For a surcharge, guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a cruise ship terminal shuttle.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Good team!
6.0 Good
Pros: The hotel is beautiful and the views are amazing. The restaurant is really good as well.
Cons: We had items stolen from both our rooms and management told us we should have used the safe. We are still waiting for the footage evidence. I dont think that not using the safe means you can take stuff that isn't yours.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Cool architecture and beautiful views (especially given proximity to airport). Food was excellent. Bed very comfortable.
Cons: I thought the gym would have a treadmill
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was very helpful and courteous. The restaurant had excellent service and fresh foods. The room and view were spectacular both day and night. The pool area was beautiful. Santa Ana is a nice location and Alta Hotel is one of the best jewels in Santa Ana.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The view was breathtaking, and the welcome drinks were perfect. We had the mojitos.
1.0 Poor
Pros: It is a very nice hotel
Cons: They added charges that were not approved and tried to overcharge me
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Loved it! Everything about. Our new fav hotel in SJ (Santa Ana actually but close enough).
Cons: Just a slight issue, but it happens in every hotel. The cleaning product smells really affect me in a negative way. Wish they could just use plain soap, vinegar and baking soda. No fragrance. Just plain old ingredients.
Poas Lodge - Alajuela - Outdoors view
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9.0 Excellent (325 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Poas Lodge in Poasito, you'll be in a provincial park, within a 15-minute drive of La Paz Waterfall Gardens and Poas Volcano National Park. Featured amenities include multilingual staff and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The view was beautiful, the home cooked dinner and breakfast were really tasty, the bed was comfy and warm and the hosts were very friendly
Cons: Nothing
7.9 Good
Pros: The view is remarkable!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Absolutely breathtaking views. By far the best place to stay when visiting the volcano. The couple that runs the lodge is amazing. Super friendly, very welcoming (thank you guys so much!!!) and the food they make is delicious!
Cons: They place has improved even more since the new owners took over.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: We loved our stay at Mathew and Leah's Lodge. The view from the rooms is just stunning. Breakfast is included and you should also try dinner in the evening. Leah will prepare some delicious meals for you. You will love the authentic fire place, it's cosy and warm while you can enjoy the magnificent view over the valley. The lodge is a perfect place to stay if you're going to visit the La Paz Waterfall Gardens and visit the Póas volcano. Mathew informs you on the visibility on top of the Póas crater. He can also arrange entrance tickets to the Volcano park (you need to book online in advanc!). We sure recommanded a stay at the lodge!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Matthew and Leah were lovely hosts, very welcoming. Leah is a great cook as well. Dinner and breakfast were both excellent, try the Costa Rican dishes. Amazing views and really close to the volcano.
Cons: Nothing.
7.9 Good
Pros: Poas Lodge is a cozy place, practically furnished and clean. Very hospitable "GrazyGringos" Matthew & Leah, the Texan Hambuger diner we can only recommend. If you want to visit Vulcano Poas we can only recommend this lodge, with a great view of the San Jose plain. Matthew gave us some very useful tips for getting to Vulcano Poas, which we were able to enjoy with great weather. Gladly again
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was great. View is incredible. Matthew and Leah were great hosts. Very personable and made great conversation. Very accommodating with any requests we had. The location is great for visiting Poas Volcano.
Cons: Everything was great for our stay. Nothing was out of place or missing.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Amazing location, beautiful views, staff was incredibly helpful
Cons: The bed was squeaky, it played into the whole, "rustic" experience, but could be improved, and I believe the owners are aware of this.
7.5 Good
Pros: Fantastic view. Owners give you a warm welcome and holiday feeling. Nice food/menu. Close to NP
Cons: When arriving at the Poas the building looks a bit sad. Rooms are somewhat old-fashioned.
Hotel Rancha Azul - Alajuela - Building
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9.1 Excellent (118 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Featuring free WiFi, a restaurant and a sun terrace, Rancha Azul offers accommodation in Alajuela. Free private parking is available on site. A terrace or patio are featured in certain rooms. A flat-screen TV is provided. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. Tours to the surrounding areas can be arranged such as tours to Poas Volcano, Sarchi, Waterfalls and others. Free Airport Shuttle service. The bed and breakfast also offers car hire. Heredia is 16 km away. Juan Santamaría International Airport is 9 km from the property. Cataratas Los Chorros is 4km away. El zoo ave is 3km from RanchaAzul.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful place, very secure. Off the beaten road so don’t be discouraged on your taxi ride there. The property is backed up to a lush valley view. The room and staff exceeded expectations, the breakfast was huge! I’ll definitely bookmark this place and come back next trip.
Cons: Absolutely nothing. Very pleasant stay. Cozy.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Doris is the sweetest host, she was there to greet me and when I slept through breakfast the next day she brought it to my room at lunchtime. The room was so cozy and had a beautiful view it felt like home.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Doris was a delight. She was so accommodating and helpful.
Cons: It was a bit farther out in the country than we thought and we had a bit of trouble finding it. Great views of the valley, though.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Doris is the nicest person ever - very warm and accommodating. We had a lot of laughs. The place was spotless, set in beautiful and peaceful country. Would definitely stay there again, especially with the airport pickup.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Doris was lovely. She was so kind and the breakfast was amazing.
Cons: it was a little further away from the airport than I was expecting.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Really quiet and relax place. The owner is really nice
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Doris was a great host! Very friendly and accommodating. She cooked us a great dinner and had breakfast for us the next morning. Would definitely recommend to other travelers.
9.6 Excellent
Cons: Doris the best