The artwork alone makes this hotel a worthwhile place to stay. Florencia Urbina, one of Costa Rica's foremost artists, has a permanent exhibition here and there are many works by other notable painters for guests to spend time admiring. The rooms are very comfortable and spacious with the biggest beds I have ever slept in. As San Jose has a wonderful cool climate, having the window open made sleeping without air conditioning an absolute pleasure (athough fans are provided). The communal areas are really homely and cosy and there's a lovely balcony where you can sit and read or admire the surrounding mountain views. All the staff are friendly, helpful and courteous and give excellent information about the local area of San Pedro, with its many restaurants, and things to do in San Jose. There is a bus stop 2 minutes walk from the hotel where buses stop every few minutes and it costs around 40pence/60cents for the 10 minute ride into the centre of town. A taxi costs around $5, but take the hotel address and phone number with you as not all of the drivers are familiar with this area. If you are the sort of person who likes something different and are not into the uniform sterile style of big hotels then this is a really lovely place to stay. It took us 25 minutes to and from the airport.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Milvia Costa Rica/San Jose