I went to Costa Rica to spend the week in a dentist's chair. Not my idea of the best reason for vacation, but, the prices for dental care in Costa Rica are even more compelling than the view of an active volcano.
After leaving the dentist each day, I was pleased to return to my quiet room and the chef was willing to make a custom dinner (think soft food) for any meal when I asked. This was really appreciated since I wasn't supposed to chew too much and also not supposed to eat food with any dyes in it after my whitening.
I slept with my balcony doors wide open (yes they actually have screens without holes in them) and because it was the rainy season slept with the background noise of rain falling. The real thing is much better than the sound machine I sometimes use at home.
While the hotel gym is dated, there is a "World Gym" just down the street with a ridiculously low rate of $40 for the entire week that I enjoyed almost every day.
Staff was friendly and their English was way above most places I visited in Costa Rica. The hotel is owned and operated by an American that is friendly and readily available and willing to help his guests.
A quiet get away with a wonderful view of the Valley. The hotel shares a similar view with the country's new president, whos's home is located within view of the hotel.
PS I shocked at the the size of the new mall in Escazu', about 10 minutes away and with almost every american brand and store. The "Multiplaza"
- Also Known As:
- Alta Hotel Escazu
- Alta Hotel Costa Rica/Escazu
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- the alta hotel is a collection of 23 rooms with private balconies and expansive views of costa rica`s central valley. This means you'll often find an adventure-weary traveller dining at la luz restaurant+bar, kicking back and soaking up the views after an epic expedition, or regrouping to head out again. Their roomy balconies leading you to an exotic garden scene, or if staying in the master suite, the mountains and volcanoes beyond Valle de Santa Ana. Local organic farmers supply the ingredients for la luz restaurant+bar whose menus feature an eclectic mix of influences. let our chef indulge your senses with an exquisite culinary experience at la luz restaurant+bar, renowned as one of the best restaurants in san josè. ... more less
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