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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Reviewed May 18, 2014

The hotel itself was ok, just ok, it is away from everything, not the cleanest place. Do not eat here, me an my wife both got salmonella/food poisoning. On the trip plan, it stated this place was a "gourmet breakfast", you kidding me. The size of one scrambled egg, rice and beans, a tiny roll and coffee. No juice, no... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed May 9, 2014

I went to Costa Rica two weeks ago and I wish I could go back tomorrow. When I got to CR I wanted to feel like I was in CR, I did not wanted to stay in a hotel chain, I just wanted to enjoy Costa Rica to the max. Corteza Amarilla is a great, quiet, peaceful place. Connected with... More 

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Phoenix, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed May 6, 2014

When we got to the gate everything was dark. We thought oh no we have been ripped off so we drove around thinking there must be another entrance. We couldn't find one. When we went back to the gate within a minute or two a gentleman opened the gate for us. We drove in and parked. The man didn't ask... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 28, 2014

Pros: The courtyard garden is peaceful and the hotel itself is like a work of art. The staff is so kind, the food is delicious and authentic Costa Rican. Our room was huge and the bed was super comfy. The bathrooms have incredible amounts of natural light and beautifully tiled counters. Ample parking for those with cars. Cons: The wifi... More 

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Decatur, Texas
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

My husband and stayed for 1 night after flying in to San Jose for our first time to Costa Rica. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the rooms were very big. The grounds were beautiful and the artwork was unique and unusual. Our package included breakfast the next morning which consisted of fresh fruit, juice, coffee, eggs, rice... More 

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london
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

The service in this hotel was impeccable, our room comfortable and spacious. The decor was amazing and gives the hotel a special character and charm. The furniture individual and quirky, always something interesting to look at around the next corner. The garden was good to relax in on our last evening, knowing that we only had a short drive the... More 

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Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful hotel! Art and colors everywhere which made all of our pictures so beautiful. The room is very big and so unique. Two double beds even though we would have preferred a king. Bathroom is big and gorgeous. Ate dinner at the restaurant and the food was wonderful. Great service and English speaking, which is helpful. We took a taxi... More 

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ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2014

This hotel is really interesting - lots of art work and meandering paths through a beautiful garden. Our room was huge and very comfortable. The shower was amazing - almost a room! We had lunch and dinner at the hotel, and the food was outstanding. The location is not so great - nothing within walking distance.

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Porsgrunn, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2014

We stayed here the first night in Costa Rica before we were heading to Sarapiqui. The hotel is colourful and ceatively decorated, and the staff are friendly and helped us to arrange transport to Sarapiqui the next day. We knew the hotel was a bit isolated, so we had decided to have lunch and dinner at the hotel restaurant. When... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2014

This is a quirky art lodge decorated with masses of decoupage and mosaic work crafted by the owner which gives it a unique feel. Nothing was ordinary. There's an eclectic mix of artwork, sculpture, ironwork and chandeliers that are exotic and flamboyant. I stayed for two nights, one post and the other pre-flight home. Both rooms were spacious (I stayed... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Warm and professional hotel personnel will greet you into your home away from home in San Jose. Originally built in 1993 as a residential home with pieces of demolished houses from San Jose; Corteza Amarilla is a true jewel with great arquitectural value. Located just a few minutes from commercial leisure, entertainment districts and corporate headquarters. Accomodations: The 11 junior suites and 2 master suites have a great decoration that surrounds the marvelous gardens found in the property. You will find that the oversized rooms offer comfort, elegance and a unique ambiance. All of them well equipped with free wireless internet, air conditioning, cable TV and mini bar. Restaurant Corteza Amarilla Fine Dining features fusion cuisine where international and local flavors will take you into a flavorful gastronomical journey. All together with eclectic decoration and a magical ambiance that will make of your meal a great and memorable experience. Also home to Unikornio Club where you can relax with great cocktails and delicious hors de oeuvres. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Corteza Amarilla Lodge

Address: 4 km west from Forum | Blue Unicorn to the right, Santa Ana 6150-221, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > Santa Ana
Price Range: $100 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Corteza Amarilla Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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Corteza Amarilla Hotel Santa Ana
Corteza Amarilla Lodge Costa Rica/Province Of San Jose - Santa Ana
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“We had a very end room up a walkway. It was HUGE! and very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles aatpct, May 6, 2014 | Read review
“We stayed in a bungalow room in the back. It has a floor to ceiling window with a view of nature and a cool slanted window in the bathroom. The bathroom was all tile and rock and really pretty.”
 of 5 bubbles ohapril, Dec 3, 2013 | Read review
“Our room was on the first floor .... both the room and bathroom were large. Plenty of countertop space!”
 of 5 bubbles loril398, Aug 19, 2013 | Read review
“Do not take room over the lobby if you can help it.”
 of 5 bubbles 624roberte, Apr 25, 2013 | Read review
“room number 4 had a nice big window looking out to forest. room number 6 had big enough shower to dance in!!”
 of 5 bubbles DeniseC307, Apr 19, 2013 | Read review
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