Hotel was New, Modern and mostly Clean. Due to the fact that it seemed to be a night life center with a Casino and Rooftop bar some nights it was a little dirty and noisy late at night but it was usually not a problem by the next morning.
Traveller from Miamk
Located in the trendy, upscale suburb of Escazú, the Sheraton San Jose Hotel, Costa Rica is close to the attractions and …More
Picked up @ the Airport by Anthony - a dignified - well dressed well spoken - chauffer looking gent - with excellent English - on time
20 minutes to what is actually called the Villas del Rio Suites - promptly checked in to the 800 s/f ( I measured)
living room/well equipped kitchen - another large room set up for reading with convertible couch - large bed room - queen size bed - large flat screen TV (parquet floor) with ensuite bath - another 3 fixture bath room w/shower - Huge built-in desk in kitchen - This is the largest Hotel Suite that we have ever used
Pool - exercise room - 3 separate laundries - Elevator to all upper stories including breakfast room & well stocked bar
Free breakfast with many items - fruit - various breads - toaster oven - coffee - tea - milk - cereals - cheeses - sliced meats - honey - butter - cream cheese - juices etc
Extra charge for "hot" items pan cakes - eggs - waffles etc
Hotel Alta is a really gorgeous hotel. It's a unique mix of sleek contemporary with charming traditional (think almost a European castle feel). The staff are all friendly and helpful when approached and the views from the rooms are spectacular. The restaurant boasts good food too (even if the menu is a little light on variety). It's almost a 5-star hotel, but a couple of things held it back. Firstly, I found the bed to be a bit stiff/hard. Secondly, the air conditioner in my room barely functioned. If you turned it all the way down and the blower all the way up, it sort of cooled things off. Luckily I wasn't there on really hot days or it would have been stifling considering there was no ceiling fan in the room either to get the air moving. Lastly, and most importantly, I didn't have hot water the 1st time I took a shower. I told the front desk and they supposedly "fixed" it (my wife was able to shower with hot water later). However, the next day, the hot water was out again... this time when you turned on the hot water literally nothing came out of the spigots. They did fix this problem fairly quickly which is a credit to them, but all of these maintenance issues kept the hotel from being truly spectacular.
On a hillside overlooking San Jose, the affluent suburb of Escazu is 9 km (6 mi) west of the nation’s capital. Several embassies are stationed here and, over the past decade, a growing number of expatriates from North America and Europe have come to call Escazu home. English is commonly spoken in the area’s many upscale bars and restaurants.
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