We were greeted with drinks and a pleasant atmosphere from the start. The front desk offered suggestions for where to go and what to do. The food at their restaurant, El Tigre is excellent and the grounds are beautiful.
My only concern was the random dogs that come from neighboring houses through the barbed wire. We encountered a very aggressive dog and I thought my husband was going to be attacked. Luckily, the dog backed down and we got away. We let the front desk know and they didn't appear to be phased by it. Seems like it's pretty typical for the area. It really shook me up and we didn't walk the grounds again!
Other than that, the rest of our experience was wonderful.
Everything was great from service to accommodation, gardens are beautiful, restaurant and reception are 5 star, no complaints except no a/c but night are quite fresh, and I was told they have plans to installed soon
This place is a little tricky to get but nothing a GPS can't resolve.... we get very late like 10pm for checkin so we expect really much less then normal, but no, we get a delicious dinner on their French Restauran let tell, we have a very nice welcome and advice of the breakfast options for next day and a beautiful offer to get it on our door for no charge .... we fill the breakfast options and after dinner just enjoy the amazing cold climate of the area ... Each house has two reservations, the one on bottom and the one on top, let tell you te one in the bottom is bigger but has little more nozes of your neighbor so next time i will choose the top one. I say next time because i really enjoy this place, was crazy quit and love the food, breakfast was so good to, they get it hot as get out the oven, and free toast was very good to. .We enjoy a delicious Costa rican Pinto,m eggs and fried cheese, juicer, delicious coffee and a plate of fruit.. Everything included on the reservation fee. I really recommend it and hope each one of you guys enjoy as we did this very nice old camp houses.
Traveller from Perez Zeledon
Hotel Tirol is a gorgeous small unique hotel in the mountains of Heredia- just 20 minutes outside of San Jose where …More
Was more relaxing and beautiful than expected. Extremely clean throughout. The entire facility is kept immaculate; from the rooms to the gardens, trees and pools. The views are amazing especially at night. The service from the staff was incredible and very much appreciated. Very good food, cold drinks, and prompt service with a smile. Being in a very remote area forced us to stay within the resort during our stay and relax while being pampered by the attentive staff. I know there are options to explore outside of the resort, but we chose to stay put during our stay. We enjoyed a very much needed romantic vacation with nothing to worry about. We really enjoyed the freedom and quietness as well as the opportunity to enjoy nature nude when we felt like it. Thank you to Laura, Angela, Luis, and the rest of the staff for making this vacation an unforgettable one.
Traveller from New Jersey
LaCatalina is a couples only adult hotel- 18 years and older. We have accommodations in both nude and prude (with clothes on) …More
Although this hotel is located close to the airport and all the city amenities it feels like being deeper in the rain forest, perhaps because is surrounded by nature everywhere you look. Very quiet location, room was clean as well as the rest of the facilities, striking views, relaxing pools and private Jacuzzis.
My two sisters and Myself stayed in this Hotel. Yes it looks more like a house than a high end hotel but are stay was more than 3 stars. The rooms are nice and comfortable. Its in the middle of a nice town but there's things to see and do around there (if you look for it). However, the best part of staying here wasn't the hotel its self but the employees that work there specially the owner. He definitely goes beyond 100% to make sure you find want you are looking for. Because it is a small hotel and it's in the middle of a small town, most tours don't pick you up from the hotel However, the owner and all the arrangements for you and he gives you the same cheap price than the broucher
(most of the time hotel rice the price). I was surprise to see how nice they treated us. It was more than what I expected. If I ever go again, I would stay here again.
PS- Breakfast is great and If you get a tour that day, the cooks makes you a small fruit bowl for you to take :-)
The place was beautiful. It was clean on arrival. We stayed 4 nights. The wifi only worked one day. We had clean up service 3 out of the 4 days. The security of the grounds were spot on. The complex was a little hard to find. But if you get a cab with a driver familure with the area it's ok. The price was really good and inexpensive. The bed was a tad hard. But all in all we would stay again.
after a week of business travel in Costa Rica wanted to take the weekend for visiting. The price fit the place. In the middle of Heredia by the Universidad National crazy traffic area, buses, taxis, "el centro" feet away from it, closed to the airport --even a bus to take you direct to the airport door for $1.20 vs $20.00 cab fare---perfect for commotion. The bus transportation is the most organized ever seen and all stops near by.This Apartments/Hotel are for students residency. Perfect for in-and-out situations and for 4 or more travelers: great space, the best customer service and no problems at all. the physical conditions are "home space like--- this is not a high scale hotel room: there was no AC but open wide windows and fans. no house keeping. its a complete apartment complex with everything: cooking, laundry etc. for the price---its a local bed&breakfast in a local town. I am a stress free person and I make the best of every situation. I would definitely go back "for $38.00/day"
Located 10 km (6 mi) north of San Jose, Heredia is the capital of the province of the same name, famous for its coffee plantations, tropical rainforests, and volcanic national parks. Home to the National University of Costa Rica, the city also hosts a number of high-tech multinationals. Microchip production is a leading industry, along with tourism and coffee roasting.
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