Bizarrely I was going through old photos of my trip to Costa Rica back in 1998 and remembered the terrible experience we had staying here. Debbie King Inn....hardly a name you can forget. Actually such a terrible experience, we couldn't forget.
Our Loney Planet guide gave this a positive review of Debbie King's inn so we booked up our first two nights in Costa Rica here.
Back in 1998, internet wasn't a big thing as it is today so I didn't really report this place. I did however, wrote several times to Loney Planet and complain they got it so so wrong!!
Like all the bad reviews, it's all true!!! It rings home to me all the points made.
She is nice to you at the start, picks you up from the airport with dollar signs in her eyes trying to book up your whole holiday with her, then you get to know the real Debbie. She got drunk every night and the experience is not pleasant.
My partner lost his bank cards whilst we were on a trip and she wouldn't allow us to use her telephone just to cancel the cards, EVEN if we paid her!!!
She was so unpleasant I demanded to leave, even though we had paid for our stay. As I packed, she grabbed my passport and pushed me aside, telling us we couldn't leave. It's true she locks up her pound which is frightening with all her barking dogs running around the place. I grabbed my phone and started to call the police. Eventually she let us go. I remember looking back, pitch dark as it was 10 o clock at night, we had no where to go, in a foreign land BUT we had our freedom, as they say. Just so glad to be out of there!
The lady is crazy. An experience that stayed with us till this day. Please do not stay here. Save yourself the bad experience. I can not see how the good reviews are reflective of this place unless she set them up herself. Which I wouldn't put pass her.
So glad to see after all these years, people have taken the time to review this atrocious place and am surprised she is still around.
- Also Known As:
- Country Inn Heredia
- Heredia Country Inn
- Debbie King's Country Inn Costa Rica/Heredia