Ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.5 Room cleanliness
3.0 Service & staff
3.5 Room comfort
3.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
Recommendedby dave from england
Posted Mar 13, 2013 on Hotels.com
date feb 2013 sun night - friu morning. if you want a get away from it all for a couple of days this could be it. very quiet location and peaceful but be aware it is remote and you will nee transport otherwise. nice friendly staff. dinner is available and is edible but not adventurous. we did a 20 minute walkdown the dirt road to the el tigre restaurant one night - pleasant surroundings, better food but a lot more expensive. we stayed for five nights inc arrival late sunday and despite its well worn chalet rooms it was clean and quiet but i had hired a car for the days. beware state of roads (except a few toll roads) - typical average speeds i estimate at 15-20mph over a distance of say 60 miles to fortuna town thats 4 hrs !!!!!!!!!!! each way. back to hotel i had no complaints but it is not european standard even b&b but very nice grounds. hotel arrange taxi airport to hotel late sun night fo $25 dollars paid to driver. we are couple late fifties and easy going. we also stayed at the hotel europa after and then hotel luisiana
for Couplesby Pablo from San Jose, Costa Rica
Great hotel for couplesPosted Feb 16, 2013
Great for couples, privacy and no restrictions. Really clean, nice staff. Good location with amazing views of Central Valley
for Couplesby Dan and Lois from Northern Canada
a quiet romantic getawayPosted Jan 19, 2013
Pros: the open space and privacy
Cons: cool shower. some housekeeping issues.
Location: great view but hard to get to. they do provide shuttle if requested.
Great view of San Jose. Lots of open space and gardens/flowers. A little off the beaten path and you need good directions and a gps to get there on your own but we did it with little problems and it was dark. A taxi might be better. Good food, included breakfast and basic kitchenettes available. Great for relaxed clothing optional vacation.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Posted Jan 17, 2013 on Hotels.com
for Couplesby A verified traveler from Costa Rica
Not as in the picturesPosted Oct 18, 2012
I saw the pictures online and some of others reviews, and I was specting something totally diferent, the thing is the room the gave us was totally diferent from pictures they put on expedia. The bed had roller, not a good thing for an hotel that advertise themselves as an adult only hotel. Overall I think I would have gave them a better rating if they were honest on the pictures of that specific room, cuz I thing they just they pics of the expensive and nice rooms on all of the other lower price rooms.
Jan 12, 2013 by John
We are a boutique hotel and the rooms do very alittle for each classification.We give the number of pictures we are allowed to put on line.The hotel booking sites like Expedia have over the years allowed hotels to put on more pictures for each room classification.We have always had pictures of each room classification on line and as we are allowed we are adding more. We are still trying to find that bed with a roller. If guests are concerned they can always email us with the picture to the room that they want. We thank you for staying with us. We hope you come back to stay with us and to see our new improvements.
for Personal Eventby Mr. Gale
Perfect Secluded GetawayPosted Oct 2, 2012 on Hotels.com
I loved my time away for a personal getaway at La Catalina; so quiet and peaceful. I was able to take a look into many of the rooms, and they were all meticulously kept and quaint. There aren't too many rooms that enjoy a view of the Central Valley, but I got to enjoy two of them - room 105 was the best! They treated me wonderfully! The only down side of my stay was that the music in the common/shared area was always blasting away. Yes, they did turn it down when I asked, and I thanked them for that; but in my opinion, I shouldn't have to ask.
for Everyoneby Tee from Canada
Enjoyable Experience and I Would Go BackPosted Aug 24, 2012
Pros: The Charming Ambiance and Kind Staff
Cons: Had a great time and nothing negative to say
Location: Not far outside the capital city in a secluded private safe location
This is a really nice boutique hotel - it's like old world charm with a mix of latin culture! It's located on the side of the valley looking into the city of San Jose, peaceful and yet close enough to enjoy the culture and sights of the metropolis. Onsite there's a beautifully ornate restaurant set in what I found out was once the mansion of a private estate, with a wide selection of food and drink and an intimate ambiance setting within a library. Amenities were good including two pools, tennis court, fitness centre ... but what I enjoyed most were the diverse range of flowers that literally enveloped the property and its walks. The staff were kind and helpful, and made me feel welcome as at a private inn. It's a good place to stay that's close to San Jose and it's airport, and as well centrally located to some great Costa Rica tours including the volcanoes.
for Everyoneby Pauly from Florida, USA
I will never chose this hotel again, NO phone, WiPosted Jul 5, 2012
Cons: No phones. no Wi fi, no hot water, mold
GPS will take you by unfinish roads, un safe, dangerous. no Phones. no Internet as they promise, no hot water. No recommended
Comment from General Manager
Jan 26, 2012 by Hotel Management, General Manager
We are deeply sorry that this guest did not enjoy their stay with us. If the guest had asked to change rooms, we would have been more than happy to do so. We were unaware that there was a problem with the phone in their room. We have since fixed the problem. Each room has its own hot water heater, and we were aware that the guest had complained about their hot water not working. We went to the room and found that the circuit breaker was tripped, so we reset it. When checking again on Monday, we found the breaker had again been tripped so we replaced it that day. There is no mold; however the room they stayed in does have carpet. There are two rooms in the hotel that have carpeting, the rest are either tile or hardwood floors. Had we been informed of this issue with the carpet we would have gladly moved them to another room without carpet. Again we are sorry that this guest did not enjoy their stay with us, and we wish they would please accept our most sincere apologies for not living up to their expectations
good stayPosted May 11, 2012 on Hotels.com
nice hotel for having fun up in the mountains will recommend renting a car
Posted May 2, 2012 on Hotels.com
This is an hotel that is quite removed from the center of San Jose, and difficult to get to. My GPS directed us to an almost impassible road although we found another better road later. Our room was sadly in need of updating, as was the rest of the hotel. We were virtually the only guests there. In the dining room there were hand carved wood railings, etc. attesting to another time when this was a fine hotel. It seemed strangely without a manager.