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“Great view of San Jose” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Paradise
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2 KM S Iglesia San Antonio de Escazu, Escazu 23556, Costa Rica (Formerly BEST WESTERN Paradise Inn & Spa)   |  
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Ranked #10 of 17 Hotels in Escazu
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great view of San Jose”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Great view of San Jose and surrounding mountains/volcanos. Staff is very attentive and supportive. Rates are very reasonable. We have brought mission teams from our church in Texas the last three years to work with the CCA church in Alajuelita and we will be back again next year.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

If your staying any more than one night you'd have to be crazy. If your staying for a few days following cosmetic surgery change your plans. Bad area of town, small rooms, dirty, smells terrible, didn't speak English. I had nine days scheduled for an after surgery retreat. I got in at 10 p.m. and I was so shocked I almost cried. By the next morning I was gone.Went on line and found a fantastic place for 10 dollars more a night. To say this place is bad is an understatement. I am not a negative person but have to be honest and say this is worst than a ''MOTEL SIX''

Room Tip: There are none. The place is a dump.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bluffton, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

This was a great place to stay. The staff was very helpful, our room was cleaned everyday, The breakfasts and the coffee were very good with a good variety . You cannot get a better view it is truly amazing. I will stay there again.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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new york
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

Honestly we cannot believe the value you get at this top of the mountain lodging. The view alone is with more plus the rooms are clean and top notch. Great strong wi fi. Fernando went above and beyond in answering our questions and making us comfortable. He is a great resource for any needs you may have. Cannot overstate the fantastic views and how much we enjoyed staying above the hustle and bustle of San Jose which is just a short cab or bus ride away.

Stayed February 2014
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

The hotel was clean, the staff very helpful and friendly. There was a free continental breakfast in the morning. No complaints about the place. Now the real seller: The view from this hotel is absolutely AMAZING. Its a 5 star view with 4 star service at a 2 star price. You get the view of the whole valley that encases San Jose. The back faces the beautiful mountains and tropical hills. BREATHTAKING. It is hard to get there though so make sure you get VERY good directions.

Room Tip: The rooms that face San Jose are a little more expensive but worth it.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This is a nice hotel overlooking San Jose, located in the mountains of Escazu. The price was good, the bed was comfortable, and breakfast was good. The hotel has a TV with cable. It was very good value, and not very far from the airport.

It is a very difficult drive to the hotel, and there is no address. It simply says 2km south of San Antonio. You are required to drive up a bunch of VERY steep hills on VERY narrow roads.

Room Tip: A lot of people come here for their honeymoon, so if you see a heart on the door next to you, ask to...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

I will be short as my stay here was not so pleasant. I was booked for a queen room they knew my wife and I have service dogs. At arrival was told they could not provide us with the queen room and then tried to charge additional fee for the dogs. After pulling out all nessessary paperwork they gave us a 2x double bed room but charged us the price of the queen. Beds were like sleeping on a rock. Nice view is all I found positive.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2 KM S Iglesia San Antonio de Escazu, Escazu 23556, Costa Rica (Formerly BEST WESTERN Paradise Inn & Spa)
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > Escazu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 17 Hotels in Escazu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Paradise 2.5*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in San Jose, Costa Rica, the Paradise Cosmetic Inn Surgical Recovery Center is just a few minutes away from all major hospitals and plastic surgeons clinics, airport. Our unique surgical recovery center inn was built especially for patients looking for the best surgical retreat and aftercare. Costa Rica plastic surgery, plastic surgeons and surgeons in general are world renowned for their skill expertise and professionalism. That is why Costa Rica excels in the field of medical tourism. Enjoy the best views of Central Valley on top of a breathtaking mountain. We offer a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere in our beautiful new accommodations. Our English speaking nurses and professional staff are waiting to pamper and indulge your every need! Come and recover in the serene ambience of Costa Rica's natural beauty! Come and enjoy Costa Rica the country that offers the best medical tourism in the world! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Paradise Inn And Spa
Best Western Paradise Hotel San Jose
Hotel Paradise Costa Rica/Escazu

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