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Grand Tara Hotel Spa and Casino Escazu

4.0 of 5 300 mts west 800 mts south from San Antonio de Escazu church, Escazu 1000, Costa Rica
#15 of 17 hotels in Escazu
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

The hotel has a truly spectacular panoramic view of San Jose. The rooms are in good condition with a comfortable bed - warning - no elevator. If the hotel supplied a box of tissues and a hair dryer in the room I would have added a star. the restaurant opens at 7:00 AM and the excursions we had planned were... More

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Front D, Director de Recepción at Grand Tara Hotel Spa and Casino Escazu, responded to this review

Hello LongBeachFern Thanks for your comments, this will help us to improve our customer service. Best Regards Grand Tara-Team More

San Jose, Costa Rica
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

I stayed with my boyfriend for one night and they offer us to dinner at the hotel. The waiter said they didnt't have menu just one option. The total price was $200 ! The worst was that the dinner didnt't worth it at all! They also had mosquitos all over the table! Any other place near the hotel would be... More

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Front D, Director de Recepción at Grand Tara Hotel Spa and Casino Escazu, responded to this review

Hello YourEcofriend Thanks for your comments, this will help us to improve our customer service Best Regards Grand Tara-Team More

Meriden, Connecticut
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

It must be said first and foremost: This hotel is nothing like what it is advertised to be. There is NO casino. There is NO spa. The restaurant is only open part of the day and the menu is limited. You must ask for ice. The wifi may or may not work depending on where you are. Our wooden floors... More

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Front D, Director de Recepción at Grand Tara Hotel Spa and Casino Escazu, responded to this review

Hello Patricia K Thanks for your comments, this will help us to improve our customer service, I would like let you know, we open our Restaurant & Spa already for everybody, from 7:00 until 23:00 Sincerely Your Grand Tara-Team More

San Diego
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

It was probably a beautiful property eight years ago. We upgraded to the penthouse which had beautiful views, but that's it. The beautiful wood floors hadn't been mopped in months. The toilet area is open to the entire guest room so it is very uncomfortable to say the least. We were woken up every night by echos of other guests... More

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Front D, Director de Recepción at Grand Tara Hotel Spa and Casino Escazu, responded to this review

Hello dear marcie87 Thank you for your review, I really apologize about your inconvenients in our Hotel, I just would like let you know that we open our restaurant already, from 7:00 until 23:00 for everybody, we also offer room service without extra charge, Best regards Your Grand Tara-Team More

Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Let's see.... The spa, restaurant, casino, and bar were closed. The hotel is on a mountain away from everything. We seriously had to take a $20 cab ride to get food. I mean NOTHING but a room. That's not even the worst part. The hotel was taken over by a wedding band that had 8 bass drummers pounding, while 8... More

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Front D, Director de Recepción at Grand Tara Hotel Spa and Casino Escazu, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, this will help us to improve our customer service. I really apologize about your inconvenient in our Hotel, Let me tell you that we open our restaurant already, from 7:00 until 23:00 for everybody, we also offer room service without extra charge, Sincerely Your Grand Tara-Team More

Granada, Nicaragua
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

You are in San Jose yet at the same time you are away from the city and way above with a fantastic view of the city, the climate is perfect. Built after the house in the Tara plantation style from the movie Gone with Wind (Clark Gable?) keeping the same huge proportions you do feel you are in a plantation... More

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Front D, Director de Recepción at Grand Tara Hotel Spa and Casino Escazu, responded to this review

Hello dear Alessandr... Thank you so much for your great feedback!, and yes we are in a good location in Escazu, our restaurant & clinic Spa is available for people who wants enjoy our service. We hope to have you soon again. Your Grand Tara team More

Sarasota, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Had reservations for 2 months prior to my honeymoon trip, when I got to the hotel, the gate was closed and security told me the hotel was closed. Nobody ever contacted me at all, had to go to some friends house and borrow their computer to find another hotel. Never in a lifetime would think that something like that will... More

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

This will be my first time in Costa Rica and our first stop is San Jose - for a night. I decided why not spend it in a what appears to be a nice and peaceful hotel in order to prepare for our 2 week trek. I tried to arrange a shuttle pick up from the airport which I assumed... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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59 reviews 59 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

I didn't stay here, but HIGHLY encourage you to eat at their restaurant. I went only for dinner on a clear night, and the views of San Jose were incredible. You could see every light in the city, and I could only imagine that on a clear morning you could see for miles across the mountain tops. The property has... More

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Alexandra R, Revenue Manager at Grand Tara Hotel Spa and Casino Escazu, responded to this review

Hi MDC-BIZ! Thank you so much for your great feedback! We will be more than happy to welcome you again in our restaurant and would love to help you also with a room reservation when you decide to visit us again. Thus, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the great view over the central valley from your room as... More

Cocoa Beach
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

I had to find a hotel, last-minute & none w/in the San Jose city limits appealed to me. I was birding in the highlands whereupon other travelers recommended Gran Tara. I must say, it was one of the best hotels I've ever stayed (worldwide). The grounds are well-manicured w native vegetation, and the overlooks of San Jose are splendid regardless... More

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Address: 300 mts west 800 mts south from San Antonio de Escazu church, Escazu 1000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > Escazu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Tara Hotel Spa and Casino Escazu 4*
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The three-story, 23-room hotel is adorned with ornate white pillars, a spacious balcony and floor-to-ceiling windows. Inside, hardwood floors, natural wood accents and a winding staircase give the hotel an elegant appeal. The Grand Tara offers plenty of places to unwind from a day of business negotiations or sightseeing. Guests can lounge by the pool or Jacuzzi, enjoy a cocktail on the veranda or take in the view on the terrace. The on-site spa offers a variety of treatments, including massages, facials, manicures and pedicures. Cosmetic surgery can also be scheduled after a personal consultation with the on-site doctor. The aptly named Grand View Restaurant, headed by an executive chef, whips up inventive international fare and is open to the public for breakfast, lunch and dinner, although reservations are recommended. The spacious, stylishly appointed guest rooms feature king or queen-size beds and old-fashioned charm, but with modern amenities such as mini fridges, flat-screen televisions and wireless Internet. Rooms differ in size, but all have views of either the Central Valley or the mountains. A few rooms contain immense walk-in closets. For families or groups, the hotel has nine suites that each contain a large living area, fully equipped kitchen and a varying number of bedrooms. ... more   less 
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