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La Catalina Hotel & Suites

3.5 of 5 Specialty Hotel   |   beside Cetal LaCatalina, Birri, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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31 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We wanted to get away for a few days and although this hotel was far out of the way from San Jose we decided to try it because it looked so nice on-line. it was not easy to find and included driving 2 or 3 kilometers on a very bad road with many potholes. In fact in some parts you... More

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Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

First of all, to address some of the negative comments in earlier reviews, let's say this first: THIS IS NOT A FIVE STAR RESORT. Right. Now that we've done that, let's talk about what it is. It is a charming place with great ambiance for those seeking relaxation in a laid-back location that is both secluded and close to the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Very little customer service here. Almost every single time I wanted something, I had to walk inside the main restaurant area and hunt someone down to place an order. For the days when people are out by the pools, there is no reason not to send someone out every 20 or 30 minutes to take orders. Also, there was one... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

Everytime we go to heredia we love to go to la CAtalina! Staf is super nice and the ambience is great and romantic! We love the idea that is an adults only hotel! The views are fantastic! Restaurant temptations inside the hotel is really good and with good music!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

I am from India and its rather rare to find an Indian in Costa Rica. The country is fascinating with natural sceneries all around. I stayed at La Catalina for a month and a half. I should admit the stay was indeed pleasant and satisfying especially because of the staff. They were very friendly and were more like a family.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

after travilling for a day to get to costa rica i like to stay at la catalina because it,s close to the airport. this time they put me in one of thier new rooms.the jacuzzie and king size bed were a nice treat.from the front porch the san jose valley was laid out like a carpet of lights below me,it... More

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Fort Pierce, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

i stayed at la catalina in late 2012. the hotel was beautiful and very well kept.because the main house was empty that week they let us stay in it for the same price as the smaller house. the view from where we stayed was amazing,every morning clouds would literally roll across the front yard it was really cool being that... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

I was there in rainy season in September but it was one of my best vacations ever. Not to many tourists but with the people vacationing there we felt like we are a part of a big family including the hotel staff. Don't expect 5 star hotel atmosphere they didn't advertise something like that and I personally wasn't looking for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

After arriving from a long flight from Europe, my wife and I were happy to find that after being picked up at the airport the hotel was no more than a 20 minute drive away. What a wonderful place, definitely boutique. It felt more like a country mansion than a hotel. The huge well kept gardens were a pleasure to... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Do not get me wrong, it is not a bad hotel. However, it is totally overpriced. The wifi did not work in my room, even though it did at the reception. Nobody could do something about it. I was told to pay 100% of the total amount for my stay, even though I had already paid 50% when I made... More

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Marilyn K, Guest Relations Manager at La Catalina Hotel & Suites, responded to this review

We are sorry to read from your review that you had encountered few difficulties during your stay with us and please accept our sincere apologies for the inconveniences caused. It is never our intention to disappoint our guests .. We are thankful that after checking the internet, this guest could see we were not attempting to charge him twice.... glad... More

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Address: beside Cetal LaCatalina, Birri, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Heredia > Birri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — La Catalina Hotel & Suites 3.5*
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La Catalina Hotel And Suites
La Catalina Hotel Birri
Hotel La Catalina
La Catalina Hotel & Suites Costa Rica/Province Of Heredia

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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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La Catalina Hotel & Suites is an adult couples only, majestic private, gated resort, located a few miles just outside the City of Heredia which is just outside the Capital City of San Jose, on 6 lush acres inhabited by tropical flowers, trees, ponds and other gracious amenities like tennis court,gym,billiards,jacuzzi and 2 swimming pools.One swimming pool is nude and the other up to topless. Fully furnished hotel rooms, suites and villas are offered - studios, one or two bedrooms, and even romantic private villa enclaves ready for your enjoyment.Some weeks in the year are totally clothing optional.La Catalina has the best food in the area from North American to South American to Asian to Seafood.La Catalina has a great weekly entertainment program. ... more   less 
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