My family (husband and 2 kids ages 15 and 17) stayed at Si Como No based on a recommendation from friends. Two issues - A few days before our stay I tried to change our reservation from 5 nights to 4 as we decided to make a stop in Montezuma first. At first the hotel was giving us a hard time and was going to charge us for that extra night, although we did have a special rate of stay 4 get a 5th. Since it wasn't going to cost us anything because that 5th night was free I let it go until she told me that the special was also stay 3 get a 4th night which would have meant getting a credit for a night. That would have a big savings as their nightly rates are high. To make a long story short, when we checked in I spoke with the manager Dennis. He was very gracious, looked into the matter and told us that rate would be honored for us and gave us credit for the extra night.
The next issue was the location of our room, right below the restaurant. At night we heard all the voices and music from the restaurant which kind of takes away from the peaceful environment. We tend to be early birds and were in the room pretty early at night. If you go out late it probably wont be an issue as the restaurant gets quiet by 11 pm or earlier. I spoke to Dennis about this and he upgraded us to a honeymoon suite, no extra charge. I feel Dennis made such a huge effort to keep us happy and we really appreciated all he did for us.
The hotel is very well kept with workers constantly cleaning and maintaining the grounds. The hotel is built into a cliff so there were many ,many steps getting to lobby, pool, rooms etc. . Both rooms we had were oversized, had huge, pretty bathrooms and great views. The rooms were very clean.We did not have a bug problem, although ants did come out on the balcony but only at night. They were gone by morning. Although my husband saw a monkey at breakfast one day, we did not see any others but could hear the howler monkeys!! The pools were lovely, my kids definitley enjoyed the swim up bar that served both food and beverages. We had a full breakfast (complimentary) every morning with a mix of American and Tico food. Eggs, potatos, french toast (my favorite!), yougurt, pancakes, plaintains, rice and beans, fresh fruit to name some of the food. You wont leave hungry. My husband and son had lunch (pizza) in the Rico Tico Restaurant one day that they thought was mediocre, actually terrible was the word they used. But the breakfast was really good with beautful views. We did not have dinner in the hotel at all, too many choices of restaurants nearby in walking distance. (check out Cafe Milagro and Victoria's ). The concierge was very helpful in suggesting tours and booking them for us. My husband did a bike trip and as a family we went white water rafting (a must!!) Now the spa is something I must write about. They were having a great special, $50 for an hour of back, neck , shoulder massage. The spa was so pretty and calming. As a side note- I have been suffering from back pain for almost 4 years, had other massages at home, acupuncture, pain killers, yoga, nothing was helping. I dont remember his name (only one male working there) but I told him (masseuser) about this muscle pain and he focused on that area. The massage was so AMAZING. He worked that area for me and I felt like a new person after, no pain. And the best part about it, it's been 2 months already and I am still PAIN FREE!! He cured me!!! That alone was worth staying at Si Como No!!!
Overall, I thought it was a beautiful hotel, great location, helpful staff, great breakfast and relaxing. I was sorry we didnt see any monkeys around. The hotel expensive but all the hotels in the area that I looked into were overpriced as it is a touristy area. We did however enjoy ourselves there and would recommend the hotel.
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