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Hotel Alta Las Palomas

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Hwy 121 | Alto de las Palomas, Escazu, Costa Rica
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1 room 1 adult
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san diego
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135 reviews
108 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we tried staying at the Hotel Alta this time, after having stayed at several other places near the airport in San Jose. it was very quiet but that was ok, there are not many chairs by the pool, so if crowded could see this as a small issue. the dining room, bar area very nice and staff very friendly and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When we first entered the hotel after exiting our shuttle, they greeted us with a refreshing drink and cool cloth. Even though this hotel is only approx. 20 years old based upon what staff told us, it feels as though you are stepping back in time. The lobby is small, yet interesting and steps down in tiers to the dining... More 

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zoetermeer
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107 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An extraordinary hotel because of design and decoration. Location outside of San Jose (20 minutes from international airport). Direct surroundings not inspiring. Good atmosphere, rooms and service. Excellent wifi both in room and central areas. We had excellent diner in the restaurant

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic hotel, we stayed here twice in January. The first night we arrived the room was later out with several candles, champers and rose petals. The steak in the restaurant is simply amazing , we it both times we stayed. On our return visit 2 weeks later we ordered some cocktails and they then also give us complimentary tapas and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is in a nice area, and feels very safe and secure. The service didn't seem very experienced, but tried their best. The room was nice and very large, but with no entertainment services. Just seems more like a resort rather than a hotel.

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NatureVacations, General Manager at Hotel Alta Las Palomas, responded to this review

I was a little confused by this review, as the title doesn't seem to match up with the comments that follows or the mark of 3/5 . We always take suggestions into consideration so we can improve the experience for future guests. It is not clear where the shortcomings of our staff were. Each staff member is asked to professionally... More 

Farmington, New Mexico, United States
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32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is quite a hike to get into downtown Santa Ana, and it's a rather daunting hike at that. The roads here are quite narrow, and the little path on the side of the road meanders at times onto the road. Be sure you are paying attention. That being said, the hotel itself is lovely. The interior architecture reminds... More 

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Jaco, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent one night here when I had to be in San Jose early the next day. The grounds are beautiful and the staff is excellent. Breakfast was a real treat. We loved our experience there. We will definitely visit again.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at the Alta hotel late at night after a long flight from the UK. The hotel was lovely and a warm welcome awaited us from the hotel staff. The staff were aware that it was our honeymoon and went out of there way to make some special touches to our bedroom including complimentary champagne, chocolate covered strawberries and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location for Costa Rica , the hotel staff was very professional and friendly. Very relaxing could spend a month here. Breakfast was good. Restaurant was excellent . Rooms very clean and tv had a good selection of channels. Good family vacations

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Scotland
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Boutique hotel in the hills overlooking San Jose and around 30 minutes drive from the airport. We stayed one night before heading to the Rain Forest and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The restaurant was excellent although the night we arrived the choice was "Thanksgiving Dinner" or sandwiches. Thanksgiving Dinner it was and to be fair the meal was superb albeit... More 

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