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“A Hidden Jewel!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Luisiana
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   100 mts west and 400 mts. south to the Red Cross,, Santa Ana 20100, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Santa Ana
Barrie, Ontario
1 review
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“A Hidden Jewel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2009

We were in a bad mood when we arrived as the plane from Toronto was very late and we couldn't find the Luisiana for quite some time, so we were not the best of guests initially! However the owners put us at ease and the quality of the accomodation won us over. The bed was one of the most comfortable we have ever slept on anywhere and the quality of the furnishings, the art and the linens was first class The bathroom was very fashionable and the quality of construction faultless.

The Owner and his wife were very friendly. Our only criticisms were the instructions on how to get to the hotel which is not easy to find, despite some signage and confusing instructions on the website. The instructions make sense when you get there but I would suggest some improvement be made. As anyone who has driven in Costa Rica knows, there is a national obsession of not having accurate maps, street signs, numbers or directions, as well as no street addresses, all of which tax the non-Ticos patience! The other is that the hotel, being very new, lacked a few amenities which it probably should have. These issues should be resolved some time in the future when phase 2 is constructed. The breakfast was very good and satisfying.

The situation is very quiet, being located up a quiet residential street not far from Old Santa Ana Centro. It is recommended as a quiet very well appointed boutique hotel which is also very good value. I would suggest booking on their website as you can choose your room and get a better price than booking on expedia.

Despite our initial bad temper we had no hesitation in deciding to stay there for the last night of our holiday for a guaranteed good night's sleep and relaxation.

  • Liked — The Rooms
  • Disliked — Restricted Amenities, difficult to find
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 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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Philadelphia, PA
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2008

We stayed at this hotel for our honeymoon. It was a pleasant experience very nice and clean stay. We were greeted by the owner's wife who is very friendly! The room we stayed in was clean the bathroom had a jacuzzi and a shower. The property is very peacful, there is a veranda right outside the bedroom we had our meals there. The owner Ivan rented us his personal car when we could not find a rental due to the busy Christmas season. Overall the experience was a very relaxing!

  • Liked — Jacuzzi
  • Disliked — No trash bin in the room.
  • Stayed December 2008
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2008

This is a brand new hotel, off the beaten track in Santa Ana. A short walk to the main street.
Ivan is a wonderful host and the crossiants are fabulous. The room was gorgeous , the bed comfortable and the bathroom was to die for..
The wireless is free. It is very safe and secure. I am staying there again in December on my next trip to Costa Rica,
Once the pool is in, this will be a wonderful hotel.

  • Liked — the bathroom
  • Disliked — no pool
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 100 mts west and 400 mts. south to the Red Cross,, Santa Ana 20100, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > Santa Ana
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Santa Ana
#2 Business Hotel in Santa Ana
#3 Family Hotel in Santa Ana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Luisiana 3.5*
Number of rooms: 27
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

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