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Alta Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Alto de las Palomas, Escazu, Costa Rica
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Ranked #8 of 17 hotels in Escazu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Brian B Saint Augustine, Florida
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 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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Saint Augustine, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We only had one night in this hotel at the end of our trip, but we would definitely return. The hotel, restaurant, and grounds are beautiful. We had an excellent meal at the restaurant, both the beef and salmon were expertly prepared and arranged. The pool also looked very nice but we did not have time to swim.

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Eugenia F, General Manager at Alta Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Brian, It is great to read about your experience at The Alta Hotel. We will use your feedback to continue improving our service the best possible everyday. We are looking forward to have you visiting us in the future and to be able to enjoy more of our facilities. Thank you very much, Eugenia General Manager More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Alta yesterday and we were blown away by the service and the Spaniard/Colonial influence of this hotel. Carlos at reception was particularly very helpful and went way out of his way allowing me to take pictures of the premises, turning the outdoor lights on for a better photo composition and chatting at the upper function room area.... More

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Eugenia F, General Manager at Alta Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Dante, Thank you very much for your opinion. It delights us to share with our dear guests the culture and history of our country. It´s good to know that you have enjoyed our essence and that this has been a perfect initial stay for this important trip. We are looking forward to have you visiting us again in the... More

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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed first night in San Jose after late flight. Hip and chic feel to hotel. Farther from airport than we thought ($40 each way by cab, about 25 min drive). Not so fun fact: Costa Rican cab drivers are scarier than any in NYC, Paris, London, etc. Truly terrifying. Fast and filled with rage while driving but very sweet when... More

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel was recommended to me for our stay in CR, yet we had no idea just how special this little Boutique Hotel was! We arrived @ the Alta Hotel mid afternoon, just in time to see the beautiful daytime view from our top floor balcony. By the time we were ready for cocktails, the sun was starting to set... More

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Hampton, Georgia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

I had to make a quick trip to Costa Rica and had NO time to plan. I first picked a well known chain hotel and my daughter and I hated it. Alta was recommended to me and I will forever be grateful for that move. I was recovering from surgery and the hotel staff was AMAZING. They cooked special for... More

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Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The hotel was beautiful (especially the view). The service was fantastic. The beds were amazing! The food was great as well (but a very small continental breakfast). The only down side is that it is out of the way (but that's how you get a great view!).

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Woking, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We received a very warm welcome from this hotel the minute we walked through the doors into reception. The interior décor was extremely stylish with quirky furnishings at every turn. We loved the pool area bursting with colour and the views from our room, both at sunrise and sunset, were gorgeous. You could see San Jose spread out before you... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for just 2 nights and loved the staff who were very friendly and helpful and the rooms had great views. There is a great little restaurant down the road la cebolla verde which had equally nice staff and good food.

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Nosara, Costa Rica
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I spend a night or two in San Jose every month and have come to depend on the Alta to meet all my needs. While many reviews focus on the architecture of a hotel, my main interest is on staffing. The Alta has the most professional staff of any hotel I know in this part of the world. Yes, the... More

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We stayed on our last night in Costa Rica before flying home. When we arrived we were upgraded to a suite which was massive - lounge area, bedroom, washroom, shower room, toilet and bidet room, walk in wardrobe and two lovely balconies with stunning views over the city. The menus for lunch and dinner were very good and the food... More

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Address: Alto de las Palomas, Escazu, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > Escazu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Alta Hotel 3.5*
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Alta Hotel Escazu
Alta Hotel Costa Rica/Escazu

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#6 Romantic Hotel in Escazu #6 Business Hotel in Escazu
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the alta hotel is a collection of 23 rooms with private balconies and expansive views of costa rica`s central valley. This means you'll often find an adventure-weary traveller dining at la luz restaurant+bar, kicking back and soaking up the views after an epic expedition, or regrouping to head out again. Their roomy balconies leading you to an exotic garden scene, or if staying in the master suite, the mountains and volcanoes beyond Valle de Santa Ana. Local organic farmers supply the ingredients for la luz restaurant+bar whose menus feature an eclectic mix of influences. let our chef indulge your senses with an exquisite culinary experience at la luz restaurant+bar, renowned as one of the best restaurants in san josè. ... more   less 
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