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Casa de Papel

Calle Real, Liberia, Costa Rica
Casa de Papel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I had booked by phone but when we arrived on the 22nd December there was a for sale sign up and eventually the owner turned up to confirm it is no longer open. Shame, it looks lovely from the outside. We had to find somewhere else having just got off the plane with all our kids and bags.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I'm glad we decided to "splurge" and pay a little extra than cheapest rooms in town. The private bathroom was nice, air conditioning was very functional and welcome, tasty breakfast, a hammock and seating on the (giant) back patio area, and a pool which was in surprisingly decent swimming condition (ok, so there were a few bugs and leaves, but... More 

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brooklyn, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

There is one stretch of the old Posado Real in Liberia that has beautiful old colonial houses. Casa de Papel is on that stretch, though it's not really that old. It is a much more authentic alternative to the modern hotels in the area. There are very comfortable outdoor areas, beautiful gardens, and some great decorating in the public areas.... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We spent 2 nights here and had an excellent time. Adrian can organize ANYTHING. Friendly staff, Adrian speaks perfect english. The best part of the is the big porch with the pool. There is nothing better than waking up, go for a swim, relax in the hammock and then have your first coffee of the day. There are also lots... More 

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Chassahowitzka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We decided to tack one extra day onto a group tour so we could explore Liberia and get some gifts before leaving. This charming colonial was such a surprise. The 130 year old original tiles, the antique stirrups and wooden period furniture, and most of all, the patio and pool with lovely garden. Our first room (#4) was beautiful with... More 

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Wilmington, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Like gebgdc said -- an absolute oasis. More of a b&b than a hotel, this was a fabulous find. Very, very centrally located -- about two blocks from the main park in Liberia and within a block of two of the very small number of Rough Guide restaurant recommendations. Most of the hotel folks didn't really speak much English, which... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Liberia is a safe, very clean little city and Casa De Papel is situated very close to restaurants and the central square, so it's nice to stroll about and look at the shops. The hotel is small with a beautiful covered seating area/eating area in the courtyard. Very pretty and well kept garden and pool. Very clean. The staff is... More 

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Merced, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

My favorite part about this hotel is the outside - the entire building is covered in old Costa Rican newspaper articles. It's really beautiful and fun to look at! As for the hotel, the prices are good and the service is great. The staff is friendly and able to speak English if needed. The rooms are a little small, but... More 

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colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Nice historic home with easy to find location,but disappointing in most other ways. Room was stuffy even with the A/C. Futon mattress on a platform. Pool was a bit cloudy and uninviting, but the setting was beautiful with lots of greenery and a large covered living space nearby. Breakfast was flavorless, dry scrambled eggs with dry toast, no butter or... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

My friend and I needed a budget place where to spend the night in Liberia before our departure to Europe. This place is a piece of art, beautifully decorated in a retro style. I loved the patio where guests could relax by the pool. The location is ideal: just a short walk the centre, and bus stop to the airport,... More 

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