I stayed at Hotel La Rosa de America in March, and everything about my visit was excellent. I made my reservation online, and Robert, the owner of La Rosa, emailed me personally to confirm the booking, which was much appreciated. When I arrived, everyone at the hotel was pleasant, friendly and helpful. The grounds were beautiful, the pool was immaculate, and my room was cozy and comfortable - hot water was great! Breakfast was lovely, and the rates are totally reasonable.
Staff at the front desk were most helpful with airport shuttle arrangements, Robert was more than accommodating, and the groundskeeper (Julio, I believe) was most pleasant and polite :) I was travelling alone, so it was particularly nice to feel so welcome and 'at home.' It made for an all-around perfect experience.
I stayed for one night before travelling to Carate. I had originally booked myself into a fancy hotel in downtown San Jose on the night that I returned from Carate, but after my initial experience at La Rosa, I cancelled my downtown reservation and opted to spend my last night in Costa Rica here, and I'm glad I did. I look forward to visiting again someday soon. Thanks for a great experience!
- Rebecca (Toronto, Canada)