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“Arrive As a Visitor and Leave as a Friend” 5 of 5 stars
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Casa Lima B & B
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Del Colegio Humboldt 175 norte 50 oeste | 50 Oeste, Number 23, Rohrmoser, San Jose 00000, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #3 of 54 San Jose B&B and Inns
San Marcos, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Arrive As a Visitor and Leave as a Friend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

A friend and I found ourselves in San Jose needing a hotel last minute. I am so thankful that we happened to stumble upon this gem after a taxi driver recommended it due to its central location. From the moment we stepped foot through the front door, Nelson, the general manager, greeted us and treated us as friends. He allowed us to pay in cash no problem (no credit card or silly deposit required!) and even brought my change to my room to allow us more time to settle in. Anytime we had questions or weren't sure what to do, he was at the ready with some killer recommendations and had a taxi driver at the door in two minutes every time. We were having trouble figuring out bus tickets to our next stop on the bus company website and last second we decided that we wanted to rent a car instead. While we sat and enjoyed our wonderfully fresh complimentary breakfast, Nelson was on the phone calling every contact he had and came up with three different options for competitively priced rental cars. As if that weren't enough, he also called the bus station and found out when the buses were leaving to our next destination in case we would prefer that. All of this was done with a genuine smile and no expectations for anything in return. The rooms are perfectly clean, cool, and comfortable. The middle of the B&B has an atrium overflowing with lush tropical plants, animals, and a fountain where you are able to BYOB and relax. It feels like a small paradise in the middle of the city. We loved it so much that we decided we we wanted to stay once more the night before our flight home. Again, as soon as we called Nelson from the jungle in Sierpe and informed him he took the liberty of arranging us bus tickets to get us back to San Jose since we had no internet. Thank you to the Casa Lima staff for treating us as true friends!!

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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English first
Dallas, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

You will not find better service in all of Costa Rica. At Casa Lima, you are family. The food is amazing. The atmosphere is a small piece of paradise in San Jose. Located with-in walking distance of stores, restaurants, parks, and not far from the Sabana.

We would like to specially thank Nelson (From The BlueJacket's) for hosting us, and making us feel like family. It made our trip all the more while.

Traveler Tips: Order one of Nelson's specialty pizzas!
Located with-in walking distance to the U.S. Embassy if that is where your business is.
Get to know Kiko, the Casa Lima monkey.

Room Tip: Suites are just a little more. All the rooms are great.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

My husband and I just returned from Casa Lima BB. We came down from Chicago for some R & R as well as some dental work. Checked in April 28 at night. We were hungry, so we ordered the vegetable pizza. The pizza was VERY GOOD. Good crust, fresh veggies, just great and hit the spot. The next morning, our host Nelson, greeted us with coffee and fresh juice! They have a breakfast menu with delicious breads, fresh fruits, fresh eggs, breakfast meats. Great breakfast. We asked about tours and Nelson suggested a few he has been on. We also browsed thru a large binder of different tours, beach, island, zip lining, bungee jumping but one stood our for us: Arenal, volcano and hot springs. It was perfect. Thank you Nelson... My husband and I are coming back to Casa Lima in 2 months we loved it so much. Rooms were very clean and decorated with CR art. The atmosphere is private, quiet, and relaxing..... Thank you Nelson and staff for your hospitality.... Teresa and Flavio

Room Tip: Couples will be cozy in the double size beds....
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
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12 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We arrived very late at night at Casa Lima. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean and a great deal for the price. The morning breakfast is typical for a Costa Rician B&B- fresh tropical fruit, fruit juice and homemade biscuits. It's also a treat to meet their pet monkey and macaw.

Stayed April 2014
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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The staff is very kind and helpful. The building in nicely kept, in general. It provides a quaint atmosphere. The rooms are comfortable and reasonably priced. The neighborhood is nice and seems quite safe. It is just a couple block from the US Embassy & consulate, which was my main purpose for going to San Jose from where I was staying in the countryside. I enjoyed a very reasonably priced Hawaiian Pizza handmade in their kitchen and the breakfast served in the morning.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bellevue, Washington
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Enjoyed my stay at Casa Lima - service was excellent - staff especially Andrey was extremely helpful. My Spanish was non-existent so the fact that they spoke English was a great help.

Would highly recommend and would definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We stayed at Casa Lima our first and last nights in Costa Rica. The staff is extremely helpful and make you feel totally at home. The location is in a nice neighborhood and I loved the courtyard. We enjoyed the animals and waterfall in the courtyard. Don Kiko was great entertainment. Christian was a joy and extremely helpful. The breakfasts were fresh and very enjoyable. I would highly recommend staying here if you are in San Jose.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Additional Information about Casa Lima B & B

Address: Del Colegio Humboldt 175 norte 50 oeste | 50 Oeste, Number 23, Rohrmoser, San Jose 00000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 54 B&Bs / Inns in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa Lima B & B 3*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"A small-paradise." is what we often hear from our guests’. Casa Lima is a small exclusive bed and breakfast nestled in one of Costa Rica's unique and privileged neighborhood, Rohrmoser. Located only 15 minutes from San Jose city centre and the airport, Casa Lima offers the perfect strategic location for visiting the Central Valley and exploring Costa Rica. Only a short drive away from all the amenities of San Jose and Escazu, yet located in a tranquil and relaxed tropical setting. Casa Lima is only two blocks away from the American Embassy in Costa Rica. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Casa Lima Bed And Breakfast
Casa Lima Hotel San Jose
Casa Lima B & B Costa Rica/San Jose

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