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“A Very Pleasant Surprise” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Posada Canal Grande
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Piedades de Santa Ana | 500ms South From Santa Ana Bus Station, Santa Ana 6150, Costa Rica   |  
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30% off room rate
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Santa Ana
Huntington Beach, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A Very Pleasant Surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

This hotel ranks very high in my book for service, cleanliness and quality of staff. The room and bath were more than adequate and beautifully furnished as was the entire hotel. Breakfast was available every morning by a very pleasant staff and everyone is always working to improve the grounds and be available for anything you may need. Lunch and dinner can be had at a great Italian restaurant at the bottom of a short hill. While a bit farther from the center of town, the hotel offers peace and quiet with a great sense of security. You can walk or take a taxi to the central areas when needed. A great value for the money and will definitely stay here again as I pass through San Jose. Not convenient to the airport, 20 minutes or so, but worth staying an extra day here for the views and atmosphere.

Room Tip: There are only a few rooms that don't face the courtyard and pool which you will want.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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g00d2be, Manager at Hotel Posada Canal Grande, responded to this review, October 21, 2012
We are very grateful that you were surprised with your stay and your good experience went beyond expected, our nice atmosphere plus welcoming staff is a good blend to enjoy and have an unforgettable experience. We hope this clear review encourage this enormous community of travelers to come and have a pleasant stay too.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Alajuela, Costa Rica
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Took our friend to airport and stayed at this wonderful hotel, this was our second time and it was really nice. Elizabeth was very nice we met her the first time we stayed, she can really draw a good map for you when you go to the airport. She's very friendly and very helpful and she speaks english very well for those that need help from spanish. Nice place but very hard to find. Most taxi's know how to get there.

Room Tip: Top floor best views of the valley
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Situated in the hills outside of San Jose, this hotel has large clean rooms with teak floors and interesting details; a bidet in the bathroom. I found the hotel very welcoming and loved the main room filled with well-made furnishings and smooth jazz. The grounds were very pretty, and the views of San Jose at night were fantastic. I did find the walls rather thin, so noise was an issue, and breakfast was only mediocre.

Room Tip: Definitely take a room on the second floor, as breakfast is served right outside the ones on the fir...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Antonio, Texas
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

This hotel is perched on a hill overlooking the city below and has a beautiful view. The owner is extremely friendly and helpful with driving directions and restaurant suggestions. There is a great local restaurant just down the street about 600 meters with a great menu and very fair prices that the owner suggested. The Hotel was in our GPS which helped immensley but was still tricky to find. There is no sign for the hotel at street level but there is a sign for an Italian Restaurant with almost the same name visible at the street. You must turn here and go thru a guarded gate up the hill to the hotel. Each time you leave and come back the guard calls the hotel to see if it's ok to let you back in. Check in was fast and as so many reviewers have said, the lobby is furnished with really cool furniture. Also, there are several outdoor type day beds between the 12 rooms on the porches with I thought was a nice touch.

There are a few issues with this hotel that may not bother you but they did us. The mattresses are the "old style" Costa Rican... very thin and very hard. We rented 2 rooms and both had a King size and a singe bed with these sub-par mattresses. The owner is obviously successful and it's a pity that these are not upgraded to decent mattresses. Also, there is no air conditioning or fans which is really not an issue as the rooms stay semi-cool with a breeze that flows from the street side windows thru the bathroom porch windows. However, we were at this hotel on a Saturday night and were kept up by the crazy loud sounds from the bar and live band on the corner well into the night. The next morning we were awakened at the crack of dawn by other guests having breakfast on the porch just outside of the room. So, between the beds and the loud noises we didn't get much sleep.

The owner is so nice I am reluctant to leave this honest review but I believe this is what this website is all about and readers need to know the truth. We had a very nice breakfast that included three slices of fruit, a decent portion of scrambled eggs, gallo pinto, toast, and jellies. I was a bit taken back when I checked out to find out this was an extra $8.00 per person or $32 in our case. Like I said, it was a good breakfast but in my opinion extremely overpriced. There are many other options near the hotel for much less.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Really friendly and helpful staff.Clean and relaxing with wonderful bird song!Loved the typical breakfast.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Monterrey Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

Great hotel near the airport, great rooms, the furniture and decorations were lovely.

Room Tip: The Full Breakfast is very good
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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, Director de Recepción at Hotel Posada Canal Grande, responded to this review, July 3, 2012
We are more than glad that you had a great stay and let know to all this big community of travelers your good experience, we are looking forward for our customers to return and satisfy new travelers to come.
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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

Planned a trip to Costa Rica for our wedding and honeymoon. After spending a night decided to hold the ceremony on their beautiful grounds. Hotel is on a quiet hillside (old coffee plantation) and georgously landscaped with great views in most directions. Rooms are spacious and clean. A wonderful place to relax when in the San Jose area, fairly close to SJO airport. The staff are wonderful, very accomodating to our last minute wedding plans and even delivered a bottle of sparkling wine for our toasts! I personnaly loved the woodwork in the hacienda style decor. Everyone in our partly loved their stay here. Its easy to find from the tollway (500 meters from the bus stop); no so easy if coming the back way through the hills of Santa Ana.

Room Tip: we were on the second floor and have wonderful views of the central valley and hills behind us
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Piedades de Santa Ana | 500ms South From Santa Ana Bus Station, Santa Ana 6150, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > Santa Ana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Santa Ana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Posada Canal Grande 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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