It is all about expectations. A guide had told us before we arrived at Villa Laos that the place is very run down. It is true that the rooms are run down but we were prepared that it is not a five star hotel.
The Cristal filtered water jug at the walkway looked like it had been refilled with tap water. Water on he toilet was brown. Hot water was a slow dribble. The lunch and dinner buffets were mediocre at best and were overpriced. Breakfast is so so and doesn't have much healthy varieties. If you stay here, be sure not to take the full board option.
However, the hotel ground is very beautiful. My husband is a bird photographer and it was very convenient that we can go for a bird walk before breakfast. It is close to the Parque Nacional Carara and it is very convenient to go back to the hotel to take a rest during the hot hours. The hotel staff is very friendly and helpful. There is no WiFi in the room, but it is quite strong at the restaurant and swimming pool areas. The hotel has a river and there are many birds playing around the trees by the river, which is just a joy to watch.
All things considered, if we were to come back to this area, we would still stay at this hotel.
- Also Known As:
- Lapas Hotel Jaco
- Hotel Villa Lapas Costa Rica/Jaco
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