Wow what a find. This Spanish style villa is beautiful. The staff and locals were so welcoming. We ate several meal at the resort and all were very good. The grounds were kept immaculate. We really enjoyed the hot springs. Great to wake up Christmas morning and sit in a river by a waterfall.
Everything was great with the Pure Vida Spa and Yoga Retreat. The one big problem is that if a person goes on their website it says all meals are included. But, if you book through EXPEDIA the meals are not included and you will receive a whooping extra charge per meal eaten there. Be ready to pay more than expected.
The view is great and there is a very nice coffee field right across from the property which made for a very senic run and walk.
I had to layover at the San Jose airport for the afternoon and night and didnt want some airport hotel. I found this place. Its about 15 mins max away. What a great choice. SO much better to sit overlooking the green hills of Costa Rica and drink a smoothie by a garden pool. I got a massage at the spa. Excellent
Once you've marvelled at your surroundings, your accommodation and the facilities, thinking that you must be dreaming, the staff and management just embrace you and you are part of the family. I travelled on my own but it was the same for couples too. All the staff at El Silencio are professional to the nth degree and their customer service first class but in a relaxing way that makes one feel at home. A fellow guest on the day of departure said she felt as though she was saying goodbye to her family and I knew exactly how she felt.
The lushness and beauty of the scenery cannot adequately be captured and you can walk endlessly through the acres and marvel at just about everything.
The food is wonderfully fresh - much of it local, enhanced by the herbs and spices grown in the grounds.
To wake up in the morning to birdsong and the rush of water from the nearby fast flowing stream was awesome and then to sit out on the verandah in a beautifully crafted rocking chair with a cup of hot Costa Rican coffee - indescribable . Then after a day of rafting or zip- lining through the canopy what better than to have jacuzzi in the privacy of your own bungalow - just pure bliss!
Emilio was knowledgeable in the 2hr,four elements walk;a positive coach with the zip- lining and entertaining company in the rafting;Jennifer offered a brilliant massage and facial at the spa; Alonso patience,excellent customer service and humour , Chef Carlos - what a cook and all lead by Arnay the Wonderful GM.
"Great hotel in the mountains over looking the city"
First time at this hotel and was a great surprise. There are two swimming pools and one is clothing optional. We had a great room in front of the pool, the room also had a full kitchen,living area, comfortable bed, and the property is located in a quiet area with plenty of nature. Also the nightly concert performed by the frogs in the pools by the main building.
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We spent 2 weeks in this hotel. The location of the hotel is good: a lot of restaurants and shops around. The cleanliness of the hotel is perfect, staff was friendly and helpfull, the set up and variaty of breakfast is exellent. Tv can be a little bit bigger and wifi can be stronger. We enjoyed staying there and recomend this hotel not only for weekend but for a long period.
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