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Corteza Amarilla Lodge

3.5 of 5 Lodge   |   4 km west from Forum | Blue Unicorn to the right, Santa Ana 6150-221 , Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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23 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service in this hotel was impeccable, our room comfortable and spacious. The decor was amazing and gives the hotel a special character and charm. The furniture individual and quirky, always something interesting to look at around the next corner. The garden was good to relax in on our last evening, knowing that we only had a short drive the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful hotel! Art and colors everywhere which made all of our pictures so beautiful. The room is very big and so unique. Two double beds even though we would have preferred a king. Bathroom is big and gorgeous. Ate dinner at the restaurant and the food was wonderful. Great service and English speaking, which is helpful. We took a taxi... More

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10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This hotel is really interesting - lots of art work and meandering paths through a beautiful garden. Our room was huge and very comfortable. The shower was amazing - almost a room! We had lunch and dinner at the hotel, and the food was outstanding. The location is not so great - nothing within walking distance.

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Porsgrunn, Norway
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16 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We stayed here the first night in Costa Rica before we were heading to Sarapiqui. The hotel is colourful and ceatively decorated, and the staff are friendly and helped us to arrange transport to Sarapiqui the next day. We knew the hotel was a bit isolated, so we had decided to have lunch and dinner at the hotel restaurant. When... More

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London, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This is a quirky art lodge decorated with masses of decoupage and mosaic work crafted by the owner which gives it a unique feel. Nothing was ordinary. There's an eclectic mix of artwork, sculpture, ironwork and chandeliers that are exotic and flamboyant. I stayed for two nights, one post and the other pre-flight home. Both rooms were spacious (I stayed... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Although the staff was friendly and helpful, our recent experience was rather unpleasant because of the remote location and shabby condition of the rooms. We found the bed and chairs to be rather uncomfortable and the close proximity to a busy road did not afford us a great deal of sleep. We did enjoy our breakfast and dinner.

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San Jose
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

There is no denying it, the place looks gorgeous. But it fails miserably when it comes to the rooms. The room was too hot. There was no way to control the thermostat. To make matters worse, the celing fans were attached to the lights, so there was no way run them without the lights staying on. Ultimately, I had to... More

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Southern California
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

We were misinformed by our naughty GPS, but when we finally found the place we were pleasantly surprised. The quirky, fun and beautiful grounds made me feel like I was in a magical far-away place. We arrived after dark and it was just gorgeous. The young woman who works at the front went above and beyond to make sure we... More

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We enjoyed our one night stay. Both dinner and breakfast were excellent. The beds were comfortable, the staff was very helpful and friendly and we had plenty of hot water. It is a very unique hotel. A great place to relax after a long flight. We didn't get to visit the surrounding area because we left for La Fortuna just... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Jorge's imaginative art and well-appointed grounds were the perfect base for our group as we prepared to walk the La Romeria pilgrimage from San Jose to Cartago. Our room was very relaxing and our beds were so comfortable it seemed almost like sleeping on a cloud. I didn't have any problems with a lack of hot water, although the others... More

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Additional Information about Corteza Amarilla Lodge

Also Known As:
Corteza Amarilla Hotel
Corteza Amarilla Hotel Santa Ana
Corteza Amarilla Lodge Costa Rica/Province Of San Jose - Santa Ana
Address: 4 km west from Forum | Blue Unicorn to the right, Santa Ana 6150-221 , Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > Santa Ana
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Specialty lodging in Santa Ana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Corteza Amarilla Lodge 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Warm and professional hotel personnel will greet you into your home away from home in San Jose. Originally built in 1993 as a residential home with pieces of demolished houses from San Jose; Corteza Amarilla is a true jewel with great arquitectural value. Located just a few minutes from commercial leisure, entertainment districts and corporate headquarters. Accomodations: The 11 junior suites and 2 master suites have a great decoration that surrounds the marvelous gardens found in the property. You will find that the oversized rooms offer comfort, elegance and a unique ambiance. All of them well equipped with free wireless internet, air conditioning, cable TV and mini bar. Restaurant Corteza Amarilla Fine Dining features fusion cuisine where international and local flavors will take you into a flavorful gastronomical journey. All together with eclectic decoration and a magical ambiance that will make of your meal a great and memorable experience. Also home to Unikornio Club where you can relax with great cocktails and delicious hors de oeuvres. ... more   less 
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