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Hotel Desire Costa Rica

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Santa Barbara, San Jose 4013009, Costa Rica
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Hotel Desire Costa Rica
Ranked #49 of 85 Hotels in San Jose
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The resort is very pretty with beautiful views. The woodwork is very nice in the dining room. The pool area was nice. We only stayed one night. The food was ok. The hot tub was nice. There were only two other couples and they didn't speak english, so it would be more fun to go with a big group. I... More 

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Doral, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The perfect place to relax in Costa Rica. The rooms are clean, the staff is attentive. In the you morning walk through the grounds, take a swim in the pool or just take in the fresh mountain air. At night, a beautiful view of the Central Valley. I fully recommend it for anyone is looking for peace and serenity. Oh,... More 

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Florida, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

First of all, to address some of the negative comments in earlier reviews, let's say this first: THIS IS NOT A FIVE STAR RESORT. Right. Now that we've done that, let's talk about what it is. It is a charming place with great ambiance for those seeking relaxation in a laid-back location that is both secluded and close to the... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I were there with my couple for one week and we really had a great time. Very private hotel. Is a hotel for relaxing and forget about the daily stress day. The hotel personnel was just awesome people, friendly and considerate. About the food, very good! We definelly have plans to get back this year again. I hope soon!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

The hotel rooms are shoddy, shabbily furnished and fitted out. The towels were torn and threadbare, as were the drapes and bed coverlets. The tiny en suite had only a shower, no bath, the black porcelain was decades old and needed replacing together with new vanity unit. It was a very disappointing place. The gardens at this stunning location were... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

Remote location offering privacy for rest, relaxation, romance or indulgence in a hedonistic lifestyle. The hotel personnel were very friendly and considerate. The manager arranged for guides to escort me to various restaurants, nightclubs, live music and local bars in Heredia and San Jose which were open very late. The room(s) overlooking the pool was spacious enough with king sized... More 

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South Florida, Florida
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I was amazed to see the reviews of this hotel on this website. Of the nine reviews, only the first and the next to last describe the place as it really is. TA needs to send an undercover guest reviewer down there to see what the place is really like. Caveat Emptor: Reservations are prepaid in full and non-refundable. When... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We arrived in the afternoon and were only able to stay for one night but we really liked it! The staff was friendly and attentive, our room was beautiful and the grounds were gorgeous! We pretty much had the place to ourselves which was a bonus. It is high up in the hills so if you are coming here it... More 

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18 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

This was our first time in Costa Rica and it will not be our last. We were met at the San Jose airport by Geovanni, one of the drivers used by the hotel. He had looked us up on Facebook and recognized us right away. We were greeted warmly and taken right away to our hotel. Carmen welcomed us and... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Is a wonderful hotel with amazing views , the rooms are really nice and clean. The food was amazing with a large menu. The staff took care of all our tours and they help us with anything we need. We love to be nude so to find a clothing optional place for couples only in Costa Rica was great!!!! Is... More 

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Address: Santa Barbara, San Jose 4013009, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Hotel Desire Costa Rica San Jose
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in San Jose

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