We booked at this hotel because friends with whom we were travelling had already booked a room there. The hotel is not easy to find, but did provide a map with directions. A nice touch was the confirmation e-mail we received a few days before departure for San José, which offered airport pickup (we did not choose that option because we were both picking up vehicles at the airport). The hotel is a secure facility with a guard at the gate, and the grounds are very pleasant. We had dinner in the restaurant, which was good, and breakfast the next morning by the pool was excellent, with a choice of continental or "desayuno típico" (delicious gallo pinto, eggs, and tortillas). The grounds are not large but are very pleasant, with some active bird life (we're birders) including Rufous-naped Wren, Rufous-capped Warbler, Crimson-fronted Parakeet, Great Kiskadee, Clay-colored Thrush, and so forth. Our room was not fancy or luxurious but perfectly adequate and comfortable.
- 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