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Hotel La Amistad

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Calle 15 Avenida 11, San Jose 1864-1002, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a well run property and the owners are truly hospitality people. Being a converted old mansion, every room is distinct and unique. The room they assigned me 306, has zero counter space and nowhere to even out a toiletry bag. When i mentioned it to the staff, they moved me to another room that was bigger and more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I stayed 5 nights in this hotel for my vacation. I believe this is a great hotel in San Jose Costa Rica.All the staff are very helpful, professional and knowledgeable. The all inclusive package is a great deal. The chef's cooking is excellent. The location is convenient to anywhere. There is no need for me to do any hotel hunting... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Up until now we have reviewed so called mainstream or “normal” hotels. Usually we stay at hotels where we might bring a parent or children, for example. Then we stay at the Hotel La Amistad. How to review this property? Some reviewers have described the Hotel La Amistad as a “gentlemen’s club” or a fraternity. Our first hint that the... More 

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Jupiter, Florida, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We were staying at another hotel in San Jose and was going to Jaco for 3 days and then coming back to San Jose for one night before leaving Costa Rica. In Jaco, we met someone who told us about the Amistad, so we cancelled our reservations at the hotel we were staying at and booked the Amistad. This hotel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The Hotel is being renovated as we speak. The off-season rate for the penthouse at $139 per day including all your meals as well as all the house drinks you want is a fabulous deal.A regular room which is much smaller with the same food and liquor package is about $99. Very centrally located and avery friendly,conscientious staff. Probably not... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Let me begin by saying Thank You to Rudy,Henry, Michael, Hazel and the entire staff at La Amistad for making my first trip to Costa Rica very warm and welcoming. The hotel reminds me of a gentleman's country club that is very well established. Its very comfortable and easy being there. The food is absolutely the best and plentiful. The... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Stayed for three nights during a biz trip based on previous TA reviews, which were accurate. Went for the fully inclusive rate, which I highly recommend, as you can eat and drink as much as you like for breakfast, lunch and dinner of a pretty good menu, with food cooked to order. It takes the hassle out of trying to... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a frat house for older guys. But with very good service. Meals are good, room service very good, rooms are clean. The train is noisy during the day(but I want to ride that thing) The location is good to walk around downtown after a 20-30 minute walk(I'm slow). The front desk is very helpful at arranging things and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Hotel is a great place to stay, it's close to everything in the city of San Jose. The service is great, and you can't beat the all inclusive for food and drinks. They have different size rooms for you to choose from with prices that are very reasonable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

their all inclusive makes a nice place even better. The food and drink are plentiful and of a high quality. The staff is great, and the location, just on the quiet edge near everything in Bario Amon, cannot be beat. Lots of friendly travelers in the lobby, restaurant and bar areas, make this a perfect place to start your CR... More 

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