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Alta Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Alto de las Palomas, Escazu, Costa Rica
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Ranked #5 of 17 hotels in Escazu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Grand, elegant and stylish. Started our honeymoon in Costa Rica here - just wish we'd booked it for longer. Served the tastiest food we ate in the 4 regions we visited and the view from our private balcony provided a lovely introduction to the Costa Rican landscape. Worth every penny!

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

Dear Ottocle, Thank you very much for your opinion about your stay. We are pleased that you have had a pleasant experience at our hotel on this special trip. Our goal is always to provide excellent service to our customers along with the beautiful nature around us and the wonderful views. We would love to have you visiting us again.... More

Lansing, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the delicious welcome drink upon arrival at the hotel, to the pool, air conditioned rooms, and gorgeous balcony views, you can't go wrong staying here. We originally booked two nights but then stayed a third because we loved the hotel and its surroundings so much. The hotel is built into a hill, affording every room a terrific view. Plus,... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your opinion. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the Alta hotel. Our team has the mission to offer the best service and that you enjoy the warmth of our people and the amazing nature and views that our country offers. We hope you visit us again soon. Best Regards, Eugenia... More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here as the very welcome end to 24 hours of travelling, but wish we could have extended our stay. About 20 mins from the airport, this is a boutique hotel which would have been perfect for exploring the city. Great staff, from check in to breakfast (which was traditionally Costa Rican and delicious), to housekeeping. There's a fabulous... More

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

Dear Perpetuallyjetlagged, Thank you very much for your opinion. We are pleased that you have enjoyed your stay, our purpose is always to provide the best service and that you enjoy your experience at a hotel in the city surrounded by nature and beautiful views. We hope you visit us again soon. Best Regards, Eugenia Fonseca General Manager More

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night and wished that we had more time. It was a small hotel but new and clean. The staff was very helpful and really nice. We ate in the restaurant. A bit expensive but the ambiance was beautiful and the staff very courteous . Next time we Will stay for a few more days. Deborah... More

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

Dear Debsam, We appreciate your feedback about your recent stay in Alta Hotel. We are pleased that the experience has been satisfactory enjoying a hotel full of history and surrounded by spectacular nature. Providing excellent service is our priority every day. We hope you visit us again. Eugenia Fonseca Generla Manager More

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only stayed for one night, but it was excellent. It's very eclectic. The restaurant had great food. Great view of the city. The rooms are a good size and it's perfectly priced. Great for couples. It's in between 2 small cities, so there's plenty to do. The giant mall is just 1.5 miles away.

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

Dear Njoyourlife, Thank you for your review of your recent visit. For us it is very important to know that our customers enjoy excellent service and the charm of our hotel, with its history and surrounded by nature that characterizes our country but within the capital. We hope to visit again soon. Eugenia Fonseca General Manager More

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
21 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is difficult to describe the beauty of this hotel, the building itself is quite extraordinary with the reception entrance on the third floor, rooms above and below in part linked by a staggered stone stairway leading down the the restaurant and outdoor area with pool. The rooms we had as we went back again on our return journey had... More

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

Dear Milton, Thank you very much for sharing your review of your recent stay. We expect our customers to enjoy our beautiful hotel infrastructure enclosing the wonderful history of our country. In our restaurant the use of products of the highest quality is a must and preparing them with the best elaboration techniques allow us to create cutting-edge dishes to... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were blown away by the elegant beauty of this hotel!! Just walking throughout the interior and the gardens was a delight! But even better yet was the restaurant - it had hands down the best food I think I have ever had in my life - delicious and presented with such artistic flair!! Their three flavor creme brulee was... More

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

Dear LynD55, Thank you very much for sharing your experience at the Alta Hotel. Our commitment to our customers is to seek a stay filled with excellent service combined with the charm of the story inside our hotel and the surrounding nature that characterizes this tropical country. In our restaurant we use products of the highest quality prepared with the... More

Saint Augustine, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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 July 17, 2014

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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29 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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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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
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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style
#3 Family Hotel in Escazu #5 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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