First off, just so readers know, my ratings are based on hotels in the area and their qualities are compared to other hotels in the area, obviously I can rate a W hotel 4 stars and a hotel inLiberia with four stars and this men's something completely different. So, according to Costa Rican standards and found in the small town of Liberia, you find the Casa de Papel. Centrally located and within a walking distance to other hotels,restaurants and a beautiful museum and church, as well as various stores. Although there is traffic on two sides of the building, in the evenings it's remarkably quiet as compared to the day time and there are rooms that are more quiet, such as #3 and #4. There is an amazing cafe, reviewed here, that I lived in during my short stay. The other place I frequented was the pool at casa de papel. This, in my opinion, sets it apart from the other hotels I visited in this area (hotel casa real and hotel liberia). If you are traveling in the warmer month, April is warm, the pool is a great way to cool off for a great night of sleep. Keep in mind that many hotels here do not have a/c. Some of the rooms at casa de papel do but I found that I did not need it. The house is an old colonial house, nicely renovated and clean and organized. The patio/garden area is also very comfortable and relaxing with the rustic charm common in s. American hotels. To call papel a hotel, well, would be based on your experience. In my experience, I would call it more of a B&B. There are no refreshments sold on site and no options to order food and there is no servicing of the rooms typical of "hotels" American/European style. Hotel in central or South America has a much broader definition and can mean hostel, motel, b&b, etc.. luckily it is within walking distance to anything you may need to stock. The ambiance at casa de papel is relaxing and comfortable. It was clean enough and the staff was very kind. The rooms I viewed all had modern type bathrooms that were huge. The bed in my own room was very comfortable and the sheets were clean. Another reviewer mentioned the furniture was"worn" which is true as is typical here. My room had a window in the bathroom which was on the street so I closed the door at night which cut the street noise and gave me a dark cave to sleep in. A number of people mention the overpricing and I tend to agree. Mine was $75 which I felt was high for what it is but they have other rooms just as comfortable for $35. And as far as the staff being snotty, I could not disagree more. Shy might be a better word, but not cold. Mostly because of language barriers but the owners speak perfect English. Something I would have liked to read in the reviews of the area was about safety. Walking around Liberia is as safe as any other place. Petty theft, as in any place can be present but I did not here or see anything. I never felt uncomfortable being alone (female) walking during day or night was always sharing the sidewalks with tourists enjoying the area. It's a great hotel for families as most of the rooms have two or more beds and the pool is a good pastime in a small town. Definitely would stay again if in the area.
3 or 4 are biggest and quietest but are next to the kitchen. the staff takes care to be quiet. Did...
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