On a recent trip to Costa Rica for dental work, I had the opportunity to stay at Luisianna for 10 days. I have mixed feelings from this experience. We found the staff to be very friendly and helpful and thoroughly enjoyed them. The room itself was very nice and the extra amenities of free long distance, computer access in the room and the interactive TV, etc. were much appreciated and not found at very many hotels. A huge bonus, especially considering the very reasonable rates.
The reason we picked this facility was because of the swimming pool, so my wife would have something to do while I was at the dentist. This area was the first disappointment. The pool is not heated so is a bit on the fresh side, but even worse was the total lack of lounge chairs to sit beside the pool and enjoy the nice sunny days. In my opinion the pool was also put in the wrong location. It is where the parking lot should be and the parking lot is where the pool should be.
The big disappointment was the restaurant. The quality of food was very mediocre and the prices were quite high for the area. I realize there are some problems because of the lack of diners in any great quantity, but maybe if the prices were more realistic for the type of facility, more people would stay and solve your inventory problems. We ate out at many near by restaurants and had a much higher quality of meal and at a much lower price. Having to buy a whole bottle of wine when you only want a glass is also an ill advised policy. Everyone sells wine by the glass.
Overall, the hotel was quite acceptable and if they could fix their dining facility problems I would have no problem raising my rating.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Friendly Hotel in Santa Ana (San Jose) with a Italian restaurant Airport nearby. Close to the airport (5 miles), this Hotel is also near Multiplaza megaMall. 2 km from business district area (forum) and 1 km from the new highway S. Jose-Jaco beach, 6 miles from San Jose. Hotel Luisiana provides a Italian and Japanese restaurant, complimentary wireless Internet access 10 mega, Free international and national call, free parking and 24-hour room service, 24H Free coffee and Thea. Guestrooms open to balconies with city, mountain or courtyard views and feature beds with pillowtop mattresses and led televisions with premium cable channels (100 channel). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Luisiana Hotel Santa Ana
- Hotel Luisiana Costa Rica/Province Of San Jose - Santa Ana