We stayed at Villa Lapas for the last 2 days of our trip. The first impression we got driving to the place from the top of the hill was "Wow, this place looks shabby." Our impression didn't change for the remainder of the stay. Frankly, I am suprised that this hotel was recommended to us by the travel agency.
The rooms and everything in them was very dated. Beds, furniture, ripped sheets, bathrooms, and wall all had signs of heavy wear. The walls are very thin and you can hear your neighbors television. The water in the shower was barely luke warm. There is no alarm clock in the room and the wake up call system is not consistent due to power loss so be prepared to wake up on your own. Suprisingly the food was also overpriced for Costa Rica ($22 per person for dinner buffet, $18 for lunch buffet) with no alcohol. There was no other option for meals at this restaurant and there is nothing else close in the area (walking distance).
On the positive side: This hotel is located in the rain forest and the staff is friendly. The skywalk tour is interesting, although it's more of the same if you had spend time in the forests up north. If you like to be in the middle of the forest and being exposed to beatles, iguanas, mosquitoes and frogs then this maybe the place you will like.
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- Also Known As:
- Lapas Hotel Jaco