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“Good stopover location” 4 of 5 stars
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Cariari Bed & Breakfast
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Ave de la Marina 12, Ciudad de Cariari, Heredia 4006, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #1 of 9 Heredia B&B and Inns
Sydney
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Good stopover location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

We stayed here 2 nights, once on the way into CR and once on the way out of CR and it's a good alternative to San Jose.

Laurie is an excellent host, the rooms are spacious and the breakfast hearty. There are also dining options within walking distance and the neighbourhood is safe.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

We had a wonderful one night stay before heading to the Arenal area. Laurie is a wonderful host, and extremely helpful in making transportation arrangements, etc. She is such fun and a wonderful cook! We loved the breakfast before we headed out... She has my highest recommendation!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Arlington Heights, Massachusetts, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

I went to Costa Rica to have dental work done and spent several days at the Cariari. It was my best B&B stay ever. It was immaculate, the decor warm and attractive, and the friendly staff very attentive. An amazing breakfast was served every morning in the lovely patio. Eggs were prepared to my liking and on the table was a large selection of fresh fruits, meat, toast, muffins, preserves and endless coffee. I really never needed lunch. It was truly excellent value. Laurie took care of all my "where to go and what to do" requests. Even though every room was filled she seemed to have time for everyone. She's remarkable. I am recommending her to friends and family. I'll be back.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brampton, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

My Husband and I stayed at Cariari Bed and Breakfast while we honeymooned in Costa Rica, and I must say what a great way to start off our vacation! The place was kept extremely clean and the service was great!!! Lori was extremely hospitable. Cariari was booked the night when we came back from the south to go to the San Jose Airport, but Lori still went out of her way to make sure that we were taken care of and helped to find another B&B quite close by also in our budget but that also provided superior service. This is a beautiful upscale neighbourhood with a great food joint quite closeby. Right down the street is a horse ranch where we saw the most remarkable show horses! We could just walk right in and pet the horses and the owners were quite welcoming.

The breakfast that was provided was just as great. Lori went out of her way to make sure that my husbands request of a variety of cheeses including fried cheese were met. The rooms are kept in great condition, and there is a beautiful terrace upstairs where one can sit and just relax. I would recommend that anyone coming into San Jose DEFINITELY stay at this Bed and Breakfast. Lori is one of the most amazing people we met on our trip, and it really helped that she started off our vacation on such a great note. We felt right at home with the amazing service and cleanliness provided resembling a 5 star hotel at a fraction of the value.

anyone looking for a upscale beautiful neighbourhood, a great breakfast, great service and hospitality must book with Lori!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jacó, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

My husband and I have stayed with Laurie and her great staff many times. It is our safe haven in San Jose, while we are taking care of business or in between travel to and from the states. It is a warm and wonderful B&B where all of our needs are well taken care of. The home and gardens are beautiful and the rooms are spacious and comfy. From the moment we walk in we are greeted warmly and made to feel at home by Laurie and her staff. We especially love the wonderful outdoor patio and have spent many evenings sitting out there chatting with Laurie and her guests. The breakfast is wonderful, with fresh fruits, cheeses, juices and anything else you would desire. I am always recommending the B&B to my friends, we never stay anywhere else when we are in San Jose.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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kiwithebird
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

We have stay at this B+B and love it. We own a tour company in Costa Rica and always recommend the Cariari B+B to our guests and many stay there before or after our tours. Laurie is a warm and friendly host, the breakfast is unbelievably delicious and the accommodations are clean, comfortable and quiet. We never stay anywhere else if we need an overnight near San Jose. Good job Laurie and we'll see you soon.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Redding, California
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

You will love this elegant home, the convenience of its location, the large rooms, the comfortable beds, the hot showers, the lovely outdoor sitting area, and the delicious breakfasts. But you will be amazed by the service and hospitality of Laurie and her staff. Every detail was taken care of for us, Laurie made us feel so comfortable and at ease and took all the stress out of traveling to a foreign country. I highly recommend the Cariari Bed and Breakfast and will be back as soon as possible!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Ave de la Marina 12, Ciudad de Cariari, Heredia 4006, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Heredia > Heredia
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Heredia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Cariari Bed & Breakfast 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a beautiful Sp. Col. house in the safe, quiet area of Cariari. Just 10 min from the SJO airport & 15 min to D.T. S.J. All rooms have private bath / ceiling fans / cable TV / wifi & some refrid. Welcome drink w/a boca upon arrival. All have nice shower w/ hot water & good towels. We are known for our delicious breakfasts, excellent staff & friendly warm hospitality. We offer Van service, to & from the airport at the going Taxi rates. Our van will also do pvt. tours -- We are available to assist you w/ all your travel needs, incl. auto rentals & other transport. Any questions, just ask! ... more   less 
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