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Villa San Ignacio

Cruce de Grecia y Poas, Cruce de Poas/Cacao, 5 km (3 mi) west of cemetery, Alajuela 394, Costa Rica (Formerly Orquideas Inn)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here for 6 nights and had a great experience. The staff was very friendly and helpful, the food of high standard, good swimmingpool and free pools table and other games available. We loved wandering through the gardens which was rich in birdlife, butterflies and intersting trees and shrubs. The room was sober but the bed very comfortable. As... More 

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Noosa Heads
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77 hotel reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to base part of your reviews on value for money and Costa Rica (in my opinion) does not have a lot of great places for less than $100 a night. This hotel is clean, comfortable and has style. We spent three nights here and loved it. Great pool area and restaurant as well as very comfy rooms. The... More 

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JosePablo, Guest Relations Manager at Villa San Ignacio, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing details about your stay. We are happy to hear your stay was positive and you appreciate the staff and our facility. We hope to continue to offer excellent services as well as promote Costa Rica as an affordable travel destination. More 

Montreal
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73 reviews 73 reviews
23 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We booked at this hotel because friends with whom we were travelling had already booked a room there. The hotel is not easy to find, but did provide a map with directions. A nice touch was the confirmation e-mail we received a few days before departure for San José, which offered airport pickup (we did not choose that option because... More 

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JosePablo, Guest Relations Manager at Villa San Ignacio, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and the list of birds you saw at the hotel! If you do get to return someday, we may be ready to open up the gate to the lower property where there are trails, lots of fruit trees that also attract birds. We are happy that you choose to stay... More 

Annapolis, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This hotel had one of the best values for the price of all the places we stayed on our trip. Lovely common areas and pool area with views of the city below. Room was spare, but comfortable with good mattress and bedding, bathroom was small but clean and up-to-date. Nothing was shabby or worn. The staff was attentive and accommodating.... More 

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JosePablo, Guest Relations Manager at Villa San Ignacio, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and noted the comfortable bed - this was the focus of the upgrade in our rooms this year. More 

Breckenridge, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We stayed here after flying from the US, before heading to La Fortuna. We didn't want to stay in a chain hotel in San Jose. We had a little trouble finding the hotel, even though they sent us a map (we had an old crappy GPS - maybe newer ones have this hotel in it). This hotel is unique, historic,... More 

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JosePablo, Guest Relations Manager at Villa San Ignacio, responded to this review

We appreciate your notes about your stay with us. As we continue, we believe there will always be opportunities to improve. You are correct, in the first remodel phase the only upgrades in the bathrooms are the new Agua Selva toilets that use less than 3 liters of water. Thank you for staying at Villa San Ignacio and we hope... More 

Stuttgart, Deutschland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We stayed 2 nights in this hotel because we wanted to visit the volcano. The villa is really really nice with great furniture and a good sense of style. There are just a few rooms and therefore the atmosphere is quiet and familiar. The rooms are big enough and have air conditioning. The pool is nice and clean. In the... More 

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JosePablo, Guest Relations Manager at Villa San Ignacio, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your recommendation of Villa San Ignacio. We will share you notes about the team at our next staff meeting! More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews 75 reviews
60 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

On the Plus side: One can tell a lot of thought has been put into the very recent renovation of this 80 year-old hotel. The result is a very pleasant and restful stay in a hotel with a hard-to-describe feel of serenity. Nice room with stylish bed and cupboard. Wifi is individual to the room (when is the last time... More 

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JosePablo, Guest Relations Manager at Villa San Ignacio, responded to this review

Thank you for you review and taking the time to include such detail. We really appreciate your feedback and agree that we need add some options to our breakfast and take care in the kitchen prep. If you can stay with us again, please request the refrigerator when you reserve with us. We hope to see you again soon! More 

FFM
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We booked the hotel through booking.com and for no explainable reason the hotel owner only expected us 2days later so when we arrived at the hotel in the evening, the hotel was closed as no other guest were staying there. Thanks to a helpful taxi driver we managed to call the owner who after first suggesting we should go to... More 

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JosePablo, Guest Relations Manager at Villa San Ignacio, responded to this review

I am glad that you were willing to wait for me and am sorry that you misunderstood my suggestion to stay nearby in order to not leave you waiting 30 minutes for me to arrive! I did check and we are both correct - your reservation was made for an Oct 30 arrival and you modified the arrival to Oct... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

This hotel has been recently remodeled, yet looks traditional and amazing. I recommend this hotel to anyone trying to get away from the corporate experiences of the Crowne Plaza or Hilton. It is close to San Jose, but far enough to get away from Air plane traffic and a the noise of downtown. The Villa is clean and the staff... More 

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JosePablo, Guest Relations Manager at Villa San Ignacio, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at Villa San Ignacio and Pandora. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the setting, the food, the cocktails and most importantly the staff and Marilyn! We hope to see you again soon More 

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Address: Cruce de Grecia y Poas, Cruce de Poas/Cacao, 5 km (3 mi) west of cemetery, Alajuela 394, Costa Rica (Formerly Orquideas Inn)
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 27
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Also Known As:
Orquideas Hotel Alajuela
Villa San Ignacio Costa Rica/Alajuela
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Alajuela

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