Hotel y Restaurante Wilson Tulipan

Hotel y Restaurante Wilson Tulipan

Frente a las oficinas de Migracion 100 mts sur del Muelle de Los Chiles, Los Chiles 21401 Costa Rica
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
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Frente a las oficinas de Migracion 100 mts sur del Muelle de Los Chiles, Los Chiles 21401 Costa Rica
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Juan Santamaria Intl Airport
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mtrinko wrote a review Oct 2008
Northglenn, Colorado
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I asked a local shopkeeper where the RANCHO TULIPAN HOTEL was and he pointed me toward the river on the other side of the centro plaza. I walked the 500 meters and found it easily. The temperature was very hot, more than 30 degrees I presume.

The Rancho Tulipan is one block behind the Cruz Roja which is in the centro. I think I was the only guest. Fortunately, I had written the owner beforehand to negotiate the corporate rate of 10.000 colones per person, so that the bartender didn’t charge me the $50 USD that extranjeros pay. The hotel DID have air conditioning, hot water with good pressure, television, restaurant, bar, etc. It is clearly the best hotel in town.

managers email to me:

Hello Mr. Mark Trinko

For the Hotel it is pleasure to have you here, yes we can have and found a bout with great captain than he can take you from Los Chiles to the Caribbean or to El Castillo Nicaragua.

The Corporate rate change these years know it is ¢10.000,00, it is the same rate table government, but we can talk about your price.

Place let me know how many persons we are talking about for see the boat, see what we can offer you.

Best Regards

Carlos Sequeira
Manager
Hotel Rancho Tulipán
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Date of stay: October 2008
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesCheck in / front desk
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Montecristo L wrote a review Feb 2013
El Castillo, Nicaragua
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Very convenient if you are crossing the border to Nicaragua is right in from of immigration. We use the hotel when we travel from San Carlos, Nicaragua to Costa Rica. We stay at hotel Wilson Tulipan when we know we will be late crossing the border.

The price is fare, they have hot water on the shower but the towel are really thing, the TV did not have a control remote, but we actually were more interested using our laptops with their Wi-Fi, the food I like is the chicken quesadilla, but they did not have then, so I ordered a chicken sandwich and the bread was all wet and floppy, I could not eat it.

The staff tends to take care of their local friends first and they don’t look out much for the tourist, I guest most of the people that go there, they stop to kill time while waiting for immigration or the boat to San Carlos. If you seat at the bar and drink lots of beer like my friend did, they are pretty friendly with you. They just don’t like people to have a cup of coffee and sit for a few hours just waiting and using the Wi-Fi.
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Date of stay: February 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled on business
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Rita R wrote a review Jul 2014
Elizabethtown, Kentucky
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very nice room with plenty of space. Air conditioning was good and the hot water was okay. Modern and clean. No light for reading but there is television. Beds were also good. Parking if you need it.
Room rate includes breakfast but I left too early to eat. Good place to stay if you are waiting for a bus or boat.
The only negative is that reception is in the noisy bar/restaurant. The noise does not carry over to the rooms however. Wi fi in the bar area but it is not great.
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Date of stay: July 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled solo
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VictoriaLZM wrote a review Apr 2014
Grecia, Costa Rica
4.0 of 5 bubbles
With the immigration office across the street and the boat dock one block away, this is a perfect place to stay when you need you do a visa run. After a 3-4 hour drive from the central valley, the boat ride to and from San Carlos Nicaragua 1 1/2 hours each way, this beats driving back home. Clean comfortable room with AC and TV. There was no hot water but it wasn't so cold that I couldn't shower and wash my hair. The bed was comfortable but the bed sheet was thin and would not stay in place so I wound up sleeping on the bare mattress. There is no office you check in at the bar up the street. The staff was really nice. Breakfast was included and was typical Tico food. If I have to do another visa run I would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: April 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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bretveld wrote a review Jul 2012
Chicago, Illinois
5.0 of 5 bubbles
There were 22 of us that stayed at the hotel wilson on a missions trip. The staff did everything they could to make our stay pleasant. They recently renovated some rooms that were really nice, so ask to stay in those when you make reservations. They had great food and great people working there. They also have wi-fi access in the lobby area.
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Date of stay: June 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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robertK3425YO wrote a review Sep 2015
Palmares, Costa Rica
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We've been staying at this hotel every time we make a visa run to Nicaragua. The rooms are very clean and comfortable, breakfast is free, the staff is friendly and courteous (which seems to be true through out Costa Rica) and it's conveniently located. The price is extremely reasonable and they have free secure parking. Give it a try on your next Los Chiles visa run.
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Date of stay: September 2015Trip type: Traveled on business
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1Katiedid wrote a review Jul 2015
San Jose, Costa Rica
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We've stayed at this property 5 times now, beginning in May 2014. The rooms are generally clean and fairly well appointed. Our most recent stay, however, was disappointing at best. Our room (#28) was equipped with a box spring, rather than a mattress, precluding the possibility of a good night's sleep. Naturally we discovered this after we had used all other aspects of the room. Additionally, there seems to be some sort of breach, in that during a middle of the night visit to "el baño", I was greeted by a small vampire bat flapping about my feet! Our dinner was somewhat less than edible, having ordered the (previously good) filet mignon cooked "raro" only to receive something more like a churrasco, cooked to the taste and texture of, well, ......

Upon reporting these issues to management, politely and quietly, we were offered lunch "on the house", which we, of course, declined. I worked MANY years in the hospitality industry and find it hard to believe that these issues were taken so lightly.

We will probably stay there again, but will a) check the bed b) check the bathroom and assure that the ventanillas are closed and no other "guests" have taken up residence and c) will eat dinner somewhere else.
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Date of stay: July 2015
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Check to make sure you have a mattress, rather than a box spring, have dinner somewhere else!
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CorvanGelder wrote a review Sep 2014
Atenas, Costa Rica
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I checked in at the Tulipan last week not having a reservation. I was given a delightful room in the new wing. The AC worked perfectly, the Cable TV was excellent, the small refrigerator functioned properly, the water in the shower was hot and plentiful. There were two very comfortable queen size beds, and the ceiling included a violet reflective light as well as the perfectly adequate normal illumination. Not a sound could be heard from outside during the night. . Substantial breakfast included. Other restaurant meals were typically Costa Rican. Value received totally satisfactory.
I would gladly return..
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Date of stay: September 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Ask for the new wing.
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Laurie S wrote a review Sep 2014
Cartago, Costa Rica
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here a coupe of nights for business. It is a pretty cool place and has a pretty great restaurant . It is only about a 30 second walk to the river so if you were going to cross into Nicaragua this is the place to stay. Easy walk into town.
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Date of stay: August 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled on business
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Ken M wrote a review Apr 2014
Grecia, Costa Rica
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Driving from Grecia Costa Rica, catching the boat from Los Chilies CR to San Carlos Nicaragua and back makes for a very long day. Hotel Wilson in Los Chilies is the perfect answer. It is a clean hotel with semi-comfortable beds, not at all bad for a lower star hotel, and a typical breakfast is included in the rate. It looks like they are in the middle of an upgrade to the entire hotel so things were a little confusing. The place to check in is not marked so after much searching we found it in the bar four business down the road. I slept with one eye open since the main wall was covered with cracks from what looked like a previous earthquake. One more good shake and I think that wall might come down. All in all I would return, only ask not to be put into room 24.
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Date of stay: April 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Room 24 looks like one wall was crumbling from a previous earthquake
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misshannahgayle asked a question May 2016
Dothan, Alabama16 contributions
Is there a laundry service ?
Answer from Rita R
Elizabethtown, Kentucky82 contributions28 helpful votes
It is for the room as far as I know and cost $35
tampafl813 wrote a tip Jun 2016
Greensboro, North Carolina21 contributions7 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Free Wifi only worked in Bar area, get room away from the road."
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1Katiedid wrote a tip Jul 2015
San Jose, Costa Rica72 contributions10 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check to make sure you have a mattress, rather than a box spring, have dinner somewhere else!"
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CorvanGelder wrote a tip Sep 2014
Atenas, Costa Rica16 contributions31 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for the new wing."
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Ken M wrote a tip Apr 2014
Grecia, Costa Rica146 contributions16 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 24 looks like one wall was crumbling from a previous earthquake"
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$53 - $59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaLos Chiles
NUMBER OF ROOMS
32
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel y Restaurante Wilson Tulipan
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel y Restaurante Wilson Tulipan?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel y Restaurante Wilson Tulipan?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel y Restaurante Wilson Tulipan?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Is Hotel y Restaurante Wilson Tulipan located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Los Chiles.
Is Hotel y Restaurante Wilson Tulipan accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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