Reading the review in Lonely Planet, we booked three nights at what was promised to be a 'lovely" place. Unfortunately it was very far from that. Though the owners were reasonably nice people, their place has fallen into disrepair and the consequences for us were sickening (literally).
The room we stayed in had severe water damage and the place was permeated with a horrible mildew smell. We figured it wasn't so bad and not wanting to be whiners we thought we would tough it out. We thought wrong. By the second day we both had headaches and I began to develop a sinus infection which, two weeks later, I'm just getting over. We were ready to leave then but, as we had prepaid for the three nights, we stayed the last night. After arriving at our next destination we realized the extent of the contamination when, unpacking our bags, we were greeted by the same mouldy stench which had permeated all of our belongings. Even after washing every piece of clothing, our luggage still reeked. Our bad for putting up with it and not just leaving and treating the three nights as a loss.
To add insult to injury, the promised "breakfast" was a joke. The first morning we were greeted by cold coffee and stale pound cake. The next morning we were ceremoniously delivered with a straight face (and I kid you not) a package of saltine crackers with our luke warm coffee. The third morning did not even include the pretense of even a faux breakfast.
All in all, one of the worst hotel experiences either of us had ever experienced. Add to that the high price they asked for the room, I would say avoid this place like the (mould) plague.
- Also Known As:
- Pension Alajuela Costa Rica