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Hotel Posada Canal Grande

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Piedades de Santa Ana | 500ms South From Santa Ana Bus Station, Santa Ana 6150, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

I recently stayed here for a week while attending a course at the UN University of Peace. The hotel was recommended by them - and I couldn't have been happier!! The hotel itself is just lovely - in a beautiful location (on a hill above San Jose) with a gorgeous, flower-filled courtyard that looks out over the pool, a garden... More 

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

My fiancé and I gave this hotel a try when our regular place was booked. We were delighted with what we found - a lovely little private hotel, with excellent service and clean rooms. It is a bit farther from everything than we prefer and it is a little chilly/stuffy depending on the weather since the only form of ventilation... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

We just got back form CR and stayed our last two night here while visiting our son who is living in Ciudad Colon, nearby. It was a little hard to find but what a surprise when we did. It reminded me of an Italian villa with no hint that it is so close to San Jose. The outdoor breakfast by... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013 via mobile

We staid there for few nights. Service was very nice and friendly. Rooms and general spaces were wide, clean and nicely decorated with good eye! (though, in our opinion, the upstair rooms were a bit nicer than the downstair ones). Relaxed atmosphere. Swimming pool and a good italian restaurant down the hill. If we ever go back to San Jose,... More 

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g00d2be, Director de Recepción at Hotel Posada Canal Grande, responded to this review

We are grateful that you were amazed with our overwhelm atmosphere, our staff will be always willing to make your stay comfortable and treat everyone as individual, we can´t be more rewarded when you come back, we hope that this encourage new travelers to come and have a bit of this tasty hotel. More 

NH
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Recently stayed three nights at Hotel Posada Canal Grande - the first two and the last nights of our trip to Costa Rica. We absolutely loved it. It felt very authentic and not at all like a typical American hotel. The rooms are nice and all a little different - I think the upstairs ones are nicer - but all... More 

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g00d2be, Director de Recepción at Hotel Posada Canal Grande, responded to this review

We are very happy to hear that you were only disappointed because you had to leave. Our food in served in the hotel and it is fresh and tropically choice. Like always our staff will get out of their way to make your stay comfortable. We hope that this encourages new travelers to come and afford themselves an unforgettable stay. More 

Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

This is an amazing find. A tranquil colonial style hotel with spacious rooms, big bathrooms and solid furniture. Great views, great staff and ambiance. Beautiful grounds, furniture, and setting on a hill-top. It is a bit tricky to find if you are driving, but a taxi to / from the airport will only take around 20-25 minutes. The Italian restaurant... More 

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g00d2be, Director de Recepción at Hotel Posada Canal Grande, responded to this review

We are more than glad that you had a great stay, we are gifted with a great location and an unbeatable mountain and city view, located not far from the airport and close to many convenient locations you can find our little oasis in Santa Ana town, though restaurant has a different management. Definitely accommodation is the best option by... More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

This quiet but elegant hotel is located in Piedades, which is next to Santa Ana, which is where the Costanera autopiste (freeway) turns off to head for the coast. Follow the signs to exit "Ciudad Colon/Piedades" and take the immediate left up the hill about 500 meters, right at the Italian restaurant, through the guarded gate and you're there. A... More 

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g00d2be, Director de Recepción at Hotel Posada Canal Grande, responded to this review

We are grateful with your detailed directions, these instructions can be used either you come from the airport or from San Jose down town, the highway is #27, when you follow the sign “Ciudad Colon/Piedades there will be a toll, after the toll you will get to an intersection and turn left, 500 meters and hotel entrance will be on... More 

Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

We when there the day before we've left Costa Rica. It's pretty near of the airport. If you a have a car, it's perfect it's only 20 minute for the airport. The hotel is very clean and really nice and it's a quiet place with a beautiful pool and garden. Everything is well maintained and the staff are very helpful.... More 

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g00d2be, Director de Recepción at Hotel Posada Canal Grande, responded to this review

We are very glad that you had a great stay and you found it convenient, we cannot be more grateful with your entire appreciation. Yes we are conveniently located from and to the airport about 20 minutes. Like always our staff is willing to make from your stay a comfortable and unforgettable memory. We hope that this encourages others travelers... More 

San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

Thankful for Elizabeth and the wonderfully accommodating staff. Chef specials are delicioso, rooms and grounds beautiful and tasteful. Peaceful and quiet stay. the staff take much pride in what they do to make Canal Grande a memorable place to stay. Will stay again!

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g00d2be, Director de Recepción at Hotel Posada Canal Grande, responded to this review

We are more than glad that you had a great stay; our staff will be willing to make from your stay a memorable experience, we are grateful that you were delightful with our cuisine, we hope that your good experience encourage this enormous community of travelers to come and enjoy like you did. More 

Tambor, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

We moved to Costa Rica 8/28/12 and booked our first week at Posada Canal Grande. We ended up staying almost 3 weeks until we found more permanent housing. We loved our stay. It became our home. The staff was fantastic and couldn't have worked harder to make us more comfortable. You will not find a better place for the price.... More 

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g00d2be, Director de Recepción at Hotel Posada Canal Grande, responded to this review

We are more than glad that you had a great stay and shared it to this immense community of travelers, we are willing for you to come back and encourage new travelers to come and experience a great stay like you did. More 

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