My husband and I stayed here a few years ago and had a rather frightening experience. Similar to other reviews, Debbie was all 'niceness' on the phone and even as she picked us up. Once we were on the property, the tone slowly shifted. It was nearing the end of the season perhaps, so we were the only guests (a fact that concerned us once we discovered this). She gave us a long list of do's and don'ts, spoke very rudely about the locals, and told us how she was out of everything because her previous guests cleaned out her kitchen. The place was not clean and seemed to have a layer of dirt/dust all over, and the property in general was not kept up. We probably could have chalked all of this up to just a poor accomodation selection and left it at that, however the conversation with Debbie that night is what really got to us.
She kept asking us if we wanted a drink in the evening, and neither of us are big drinkers so we declined. She then opened up a bottle for herself and started chatting for what lasted hours (we did not know how to excuse ourselves despite some not so subtle hints). She talked of her ex husband who she claimed was out to harm her, hence why she keeps her property locked up, she talked of her evil twin sister and the horrible things she did, she talked of the fame and fortune she had in the UK as an actress (some of this may be true as she has some pictures of herself with a few people up on her wall), she talked of the evil local people and how they are not to be trusted, and she went on and on about how all her guests love her and how they keep coming back. The more she drank, the more her personality changed and we felt progressively uncomfortable. I found it eerie that not one guest was there while we where there. When we finally went to bed that night, must husband said to me, 'i wonder if that sister even exists or is a figment of her imagination'! It freaked me out.
It was a creepy stay and I hope this will help others to avoid a similar experience.
- Also Known As:
- Country Inn Heredia
- Heredia Country Inn
- Debbie King's Country Inn Costa Rica/Heredia