This is a great hotel: full of amenities such as a pool and hottub, delightfully clean rooms, and quiet sitting areas. But Hotel Santo Tomas's greatest strength is its personnel. We felt truly at home because Anthony, Mauricio, everyone manning the front desk, all of the housekeeping staff, and even Tomas himself, answered our questions, offered suggestions and made us feel that they had our best interests at heart. We adored Carlos, the bartender, who is totally charming in the best Tico tradition, and we ate two lovely dinners in Restaurante el Oasis. Don't miss the cerviche!