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“Perfect San Jose area base” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Posada El Quijote

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Posada El Quijote
Bello Horizonte | Escazu, Escazu, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in Escazu
San Francisco, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Perfect San Jose area base”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

Thank you, Bjorne and family, for a relaxing and warm welcome to Costa Rica. My kids felt right at home in your sprawling compound. They liked your trampoline and swings, too!

You went out of your way to accommodate our needs. We enjoyed a picnic style dinner and home cooked breakfast with cool breezes. Thanks for welcoming us to Costa Rica!

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Bjorn H, Owner at Posada El Quijote, responded to this review, August 12, 2014
Hi - Thank you very much for reviewing us!
It was very nice having you here and meeting you and your family, and we hope you all had a great journey through Costa Rica.
Hope to see you in Costa Rica again soon!
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

My partner and I stayed here for one night, and we sorely regretted leaving so soon! When we arrived, we were greeted at the door by Alcides, who went above and beyond to help us get to the hotel and make us feel welcome. After a wonderful night's sleep in a beautifully decorated room, we woke up to the most delicious breakfast of our whole stay (out of the many options, we chose omelets, gallo pinto--made specially for me as a vegetarian--toast with a delicious jam, fresh squeezed orange juice, fruit, and the best bacon my partner has ever had). While we ate, the owner arranged for a taxi to pick us up and take us to the airport at a reduced rate. We then took a pot of coffee from breakfast back to our private terrace and enjoyed our final glimpse of SJ. We highly recommend Posada El Quijote as a wonderful place to either start or end your trip; we hope to go back!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bjorn H, Owner at Posada El Quijote, responded to this review, July 27, 2014
Dear Sara,
Thank you for reviewing us! We're very glad you enjoyed your stay, and the breakfast!
I made sure to tell Nubia, our main breakfast chef and housekeeper, the compliment. She has been with the hotel for over ten years and has perfected the gallo pinto recipe. Credit for the bacon goes to Uncle Earl, a local Escazu butcher we use - fully natural, organic and properly smoked bacon.

Hope you had a great trip back to New York! and hope you get to stay with us again in the future!
best regards,
the entire staff at Posada el Quijote
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This hotel offers hospitality, charm, comfortable beds, a great breakfast, and great views overlooking nearby San Jose central - definitely one of the best hotels in metro SJ! Posada is gated and secure with ample parking and the building/rooms have an open airy Andulusian feel, lots of wood accents, and neatly furnished. It has beautiful grounds in a very nice neighborhood within a short walk to Escazu, with a number of restaurants, a bakery, and a Fresh Mkt. Rooms have cable TV and small outer porches with tables. We were told it also has several studio apts with kitchen facilities that are particularly popular. Bjorn, his family, and staff couldn't have been more upbeat and welcoming. Made us feel right at home providing local information, offering coffee in the evening, setting up a tour, printing boarding passes, even preparing something to eat prior to the normal breakfast time due to our early tour pickup. Look forward to staying here again on my next visit and would highly recommend this hotel/BB to anyone staying in the San Jose area.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bjorn H, Owner at Posada El Quijote, responded to this review, July 25, 2014
Thank you for the positive review and the very nice pictures!
And thanks for staying with us at Posada el Quijote - it was really nice meeting you and having you here, and we are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
Hope you will be able to come back and visit us again!

best regards from everyone here at Posada el Quijote
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Osaka, Japan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A really cool place to stay. The atmosphere of the place is perfect. Don't stay in the city, stay here. Easy access to San Jose and the airport. As I was traveling without a car they arranged seamless airport pickup. I had a completely self contained and private apartment. At the same time, there was always hotel staff onsite to provide advice & assistance. Bjorn and his staff were all super friendly. They even helped me a week after I checked out.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bjorn H, Owner at Posada El Quijote, responded to this review, July 25, 2014
Thank you reviewing us!
we are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and also hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Costa Rica despite the extra unplanned adventure you had towards the end of your journey :)

Hope you both had a good safe flight back to Japan!
best regards,
all of us here at Posada el Quijote
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Dominical, Costa Rica
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Easier to find than other places in the area, El Quijote surprised us with it's charm, homeyness & lovely Costa Rican feel. The open set-up and classic style of architecture emphasized the Costa Rica culture that surrounded us. At our arrival, we were greeted by the owner, Bjorn, who was very friendly, welcoming, warmhearted and helpful. We loved our room, especially with the direct access to the gardens where the sweet smells excited our senses. The location, over looking the city, was perfect for our quick visit. Although we only stayed one night, we saw how easy it would be to stay a week or two & tour directly out of there. This option would be especially suited for families where traveling can be difficult. We had a great stay and look forward to the next time!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bjorn H, Owner at Posada El Quijote, responded to this review, July 25, 2014
Thank you for the review, JC!
-and thank you for chosing to stay with us here in Escazu!

It was very nice to meet you guys!
Hope to see you again in Escazu, or Dominical, in the not too distant future.

best regards,
Bjorn
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We really enjoyed staying here, it was very comfortable. Bjorn and his family were very helpful and we felt like we were with friends. They adjusted the morning schedule to suit us and went out of their way to help us.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Winnipeg, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Just back from 12 days in Costa Rica traveling with my daughter. We were very graciously hosted by Bjorn and his wife at Posada El Quijote. He was extremely helpful in helping arrange our airport arrival and departure, rental car, restaurant recommendations and EVEN staying up late one night to help work out documentation issues getting my daughter out of Ecuador so she could meet me in San Jose. I highly recommend using this really homey and classy place as a base for your travels on Costa Rica. We stayed here before, during and at the end. Simple rooms but very clean. We felt very safe and comfortable. The common areas and balconies are very nice. The view overlooking San Jose at night was also cool. Breakfast was excellent. Alcides the manager was very helpful too. Thank you for a great stay!

Stayed June 2014
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Address: Bello Horizonte | Escazu, Escazu, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > Escazu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Escazu
#2 Family Hotel in Escazu
#3 Romantic Hotel in Escazu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Posada El Quijote is a Spanish colonial inn set against a backdrop of spectacular views of Costa Rica's central valley and the city of San Jose.Situated atop the first hill 3.5 miles from the city center, Posada El Quijote is far enough to be in a comfortable country setting, free from the congestion and noise of the capitol, but close enough to enjoy easy access to the city and its facilities. The recently refurbished hotel, with a history dating back to 1994, offers an alternative to the large hotel chains that have recently established themselves in the area; Large enough to accomodate groups, but small enough to offer a very homely, relaxed and personal atmosphere. The staff (and onsite owners) are always prepared to provide their best to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Posada El Quijote Escazu
Posada El Quijote Hotel Escazu
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