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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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We (2 adults, 2 teenagers) booked this hotel on our journey in february. Nice, clean, spacious rooms, lovely bar. We felt welcome and would recommend this small hotel for everyone, who likes to be near the airport and near to volcano poas.

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

We appreciate your recommendation! Thank you very much for staying with us, and also for taking the time to share your view. More 

Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Clean, older boutique hotel. We had standard room. Basic, but clean with a good working A/C, ceiling fan, & safe. Very nice/large pool area. Good drinks at the bar with reasonable prices. Good breakfast which was was included in the price. Only complaint- the showers needs some work as it was very hard to control the temperature.

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

We appreciate that you have shared this information about the water controls; we are looking the shower controls. Thank you very much for staying with us and also sharing your positive opinion of both Villa San Ignacio and Pandora. More 

Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Very quiet and spacious place, very sunny, with a nice pool and beautiful gardens. The quality of the cuisine is unique in the country. We went to the kitchen to tell the cooking girl ( very charming young person) that we loved all her plates.The waiter Thomas is a first class person, very attentive, fast, efficient and with a good... More 

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JosePablo, General Manager at Villa San Ignacio, responded to this review

Thank you so much for considering us the best location near the airport! We are fortunate to have both the sun and the large pool and very lucky to have Tomas on our team. We have shared your praise for Lizbeth and Tomas with each of them. Thank you again for your comments More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Room was very basic yet comfortable. The pool area is great, you are able to sit by the pool and have dinner. Good food, very attentive staff. Ground are well kept and constantly groomed. A downside is that this palce is very hard to find.

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

Thank you for sharing your opinion...and we are happy that you found us! With a little more time we hope that the taxi drivers all know who we are. Open only 7 months and are looking into ways we can be more easily located. Mid April there will be a mural size sign at the nearest intersection, a landmark created... More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This wonderful boutique hotel is located on the slopes of the Poas Volcano, a short drive from the airport ( Not an airport hotel though as such ). It is unbelievably well decorated, both elegant and casual at the same time. Luxury but not tacky or over the top, plain but not minimalistic. The staff is very friendly, and the... More 

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

We shared your review with the staff and we all want to thank you very much for taking the time to write about your experience. We are happy that your stay was enjoyable! More 

Basel, Switzerland
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8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We stayed with my partner for one stay upon arrival in Costa Rica. We arrived late and the welcome was really good. The room was nice, clean. The bed really comfortable. Good breakfast and extremely nice swimming pool. Really nice staff. I would strongly recommend the place.

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

Dear Caro, Thank you very much for your recommendation! We are happy that you enjoyed the comfortable bed and you stay with us!! More 

connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We stayed at Villa San Ignacio a few years back when it was Orquiedas Inn and were impressed with the changes made to this property. The food in the restaurant Pandora was great....I was pleasantly surprised how good my last meal and breakfast were. I spent extra money on the wavos ranchero for breakfast and all the food awesome! Andres... More 

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

Dear Fairysundreamer, We are thrilled that you approve of the changes! Please do stay with us again. We appreciate that you continue to stay with us. More 

Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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

Dear Andrea D, We enjoyed your visit very much and appreciated what we learned from you! The staff says Thank You! and we hope that you can visit us again. More 

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84 hotel reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

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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91 reviews 91 reviews
26 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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 

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