We booked the hotel through booking.com and for no explainable reason the hotel owner only expected us 2days later so when we arrived at the hotel in the evening, the hotel was closed as no other guest were staying there.
Thanks to a helpful taxi driver we managed to call the owner who after first suggesting we should go to another place, what we after 20h of travelling and w/o Internet and local phone were not capable to arrange, came back to the hotel. The owner and the staff are very friendly but we never lost the feeling they were not fully prepared for us. We missed a proper explanation to the hotel, e.g. about the fact that coffee is for free the whole day etc.
Having said that the hotel and the premisses are nice, especially the restaurant and the pool area. The breakfast is ok, nothing special though.The room is rather basic, lacking a balkony and any personnel touch and compared to other hotels in CR quite pricy. If you stay there ask for the old name of the hotel as Taxidriver don't know the new name yet.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa San Ignacio is located where previously Hotel Orquideas Inn operated for more than 20 years. Both Pandora, our Restaurant and Bar, and our standard rooms have been restored to their original, turn of the century decor. The hotel will open to visitors January 2014, and Pandora, February 2014. The spirit of Villa San Ignacio is a visit to the past with the all of the modern comforts. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Orquideas Hotel Alajuela
- Villa San Ignacio Costa Rica/Alajuela