The hotel itself was fine, although it's in a sketchy neighborhood. The owners are super nice and the rooms have lots of beds. But do not try to pet the dog! I went towards him and put my hand out and he bit me and tried to bite my brother as well. They said he's normally super friendly however he seemed aggressive towards other guests. Currently sitting in the hospital getting rabies shots, don't go near him! Also, make sure not to park under the mango tree or mangoes fall on your car.
We stayed in hotel Javy for one night, and we were very pleased with the stay. We were greeted by a place of delicious tropical fruits, and the staff carried our heavy suitcase upstairs. The room was very clean and comfortable. The breakfast was outstanding! The staff was very friendly and polite. We highly recommended it.
I saw the good reviews and booked. It is in a bad area of the city, all gated up at night. Cramped parking, we actually declined our reservation and left when we saw where it was. It's not what we were expecting.
Hotel Javy is small hotel with a tico feel and style (typical Costa Rican). Comfortable, air conditioned rooms were very clean and neat. This is a great location near the airport and for exploring Guanacaste in several directions (to the costal/Playa areas one day and to the Volcanos another or other day trips). The staff is courteous and helpful. The hotel is gated and I think had someone on duty at all times and we felt safe at all times on the property.
This hotel is hidden in a residential neighborhood that was easy to find using Waze. Javier, the owner, was very friendly and interested that we were comfortable and enjoyed our stay. He was able to provide recommendations as well. The hotel is older but very clean. It was a little noisy but we were there on a holiday weekend so the town was busy celebrating. The included breakfast was typical Tico, eggs, beans and rice, plantains, fresh fruit and an interesting fried hot dog. It was very satisfying. It was very reasonably priced and we would stay again.