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“Character and Excellent Service” 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 #4 of 52 San Jose B&B and Inns
Chicago, IL
1 review
“Character and Excellent Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2009

I found this bed and breakfast to be beyond my expectations - the service was wonderful. Though it was a bit tricky to find coming from the airport - I believe the overall lack of street signs in Costa Rica was more responsible for our trouble than the location itself - once we found the American Embassy we were set. The courtyard at this B&B was absolutely beautiful and the sound of running water set a peaceful tone to fall asleep to at night. That said, our room was located near the entrance and the walls were fairly thin so we did hear a bit of foot traffic and conversations throughout our stay. The decoration though was very thoughtful and the access to downtown San Jose with our rental car very simple.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2009

Stayed here for springbreak adventure tours with my son. Was a disappointment despite good reviews. Location is good, we can actually walk to store w/out fear of being mugged. Room was good size, and linens smell clean. Shower area not clean, grime around but middle area was clean, no hot water. The hotwater canister cannot even sustain 1 shower, and they give you second hand(used) soap. Yes!! believe it or not, we arrived at night and when we discovered it was dried up used soap, the owner was already asleep. No phones or intercom in room. Tour picked us up early the next day so I thought they would realize their oversight and give us toiletries, but no, they made the beds and tidied up but no toiletries. Again the owner was asleep. I had to totally scrub those soaps (raking them small) to use them. Finally, foundcleaning lady on the 3rd day, who could not find small shampoo bottle, but found a new bar of soap. Communication is English is almost impossible here. Was overcharged on my credit card but that was luckily refunded and resolved, since I complained about the soap incident. There are other competitive places to stay in Costa Rica.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2008

I stayed this summer at Casa Lima. How quaint and adorable it was and the price totally unbeatable. The staff was very friendly and attentive to my needs. You have to try the restaurant!! Specially the “ropa vieja”. It was AMAZING! The Court yard was very romantic and made me feel like if I was in the rain forest. A must see!

  • Liked — Courtyard
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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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 #4 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa Lima B & B 3*
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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