Ratings based on 62 Verified Reviews

4.7 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.7 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Beautiful Place

Posted Oct 3, 2017
Location: Whale watching tours, Playa Ventanas, Parque Nacional Marino Ballena
Me and my girlfriend stayed two nights and it was a great experience. I definitely look forward to staying here again!
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 14, 2017 by Janet, Hotel Management
Thank you so much for your kind words, we look forward to host you again in the future!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Costa Rica

Our new favorite hotel in Costa Rica

Posted Oct 3, 2017
Pros: hospitality, food, music, pool, location
Cons: the driveway was difficult to negotiate in our 2 wheel drive car but it is currently being improved.
Location: It is near the entrance to the Marino Ballena Whale Watching park. Whale watching, fishing, and hiking excursions are available nearby.
My wife and I live in Playa Flamingo on the northern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The last time we ventured south of Dominical on the southern Pacific coast (4 years ago) the road was terrible and we turned back. I'm happy to report the road is now greatly improved - and there is a great new hotel to serve as our destination. It is an intimate setting on the mountainside overlooking the ocean with only five rooms in total. They offer great hospitality, great food, live music every night (also great), and beautiful views of the beaches and surrounding mountains. We spent the morning whale watching and the afternoon at the pool. We definitely intend to go back.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 14, 2017 by Janet, Hotel Management
Thank you so much for sharing your experience and your kind words!
4 out of 5
by richard

Posted Aug 2, 2017 on Hotels
Outstanding location with great view of ocean. Rooms a little tired but owner plans to gut remodel this year - restaurant and bar fun place - entertainment nightly -
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice Mountain/Close-to-the-beach Hotel

Posted May 1, 2017
Great staff. Love the restaurant food and Jon's live music (very talented). We really enjoy our short stay. I hope to come back.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Canada

Great Jungle escape close to beaches and fun!

Posted Apr 21, 2017
This hotel is absolutely stunning, beautiful views, good food and extremely helpful staff. Live music every night at the restaurant. Cannot stress how beautiful the property is and how helpful the staff are. We didn't want to leave.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 26, 2017 by Janet, Hotel Management
Thank you so much for your kind words. We appreciate you taking the time to review....it means a lot to us as owners and to the staff knowing we are on the right track!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Michigan

Good food, good people, good music, good life!

Posted Mar 18, 2017
Pros: The area the people the food and the music.
Location: Beaches waterfalls fishing, and tours etc.....
So when we arrived after a long day of travel, we were greeted with a cold beer from the owners Janet and John. We felt an immediate connection with Janet, John, and the entire staff of the resort. The live entertainment, and food were excellent. We stayed for 10 days and met people from all over the world. We had a blast with all the locals. Yes it is possible to get to it with a two wheel drive trust me. There is a lot to do and see in the area. Very much enjoyed our stay. We will be back in the future but maybe as a local. Good food, good people, good music, good life. Thanks Bob and Teresa M.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 27, 2017 by Janet, Hotel Management
Thanks so much guys! Good people find good people!! Hope to see you back soon!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Gorgeous ocean view!

Posted Mar 6, 2017
It's a little slice of heaven. Great nightly entertainment, lovely room, gorgeous sunsets. Paradise.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 26, 2017 by Janet, Hotel Management
Thanks so much! We truly do have a little piece of heaven here and are happy you felt the same. Come back soon!
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Romantic Boutique Hotel

Posted Feb 27, 2017 on Hotels
The hotel was absolutely beautiful. The owners were Canadian and were so warm and welcoming. They were extremely helpful and made sure we had everything we needed.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Knoxville, TN

Lovely scenic small niche hotel perched on the hil

Posted Feb 5, 2017
This was my best hotel in Costa Rica this far. John and his wife are from Canada and are living the dream. Perched on a ridge on a hill, with only five rooms, but a lovely pool and restaurant and bar overlooking the ocean and daily sunsets, this was perfect. I especially loved the daily live entertainment in the restaurant-bar.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Tonopah, Arizona

Nice ocean view.

Posted Dec 20, 2016
The Alma was a great hotel. The breakfast tasted great every morning, the view was awesome being a mile from the Pacific Ocean, but up on a hill so we could see every sunset. The staff was very friendly at the restaurant, and the nightly music was nice to listen to. I would definitely come here again. The Ojochal area is filled with great Tico's, American, Canadian, & European retirees that all get along great. A lot of people speak both English and Spanish in this area which is very helpful to us on vacation. Most menus in this area are in both languages.