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    Hotel Desire Costa Rica

    Santa Barbara, San Jose 10109, Costa Rica
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    Traveler (51)
    Room & Suite (24)
    Pool & Beach (5)
    • Excellent67%
    • Very good10%
    • Average10%
    • Poor3%
    • Terrible10%
    May 23, 2017
    Apr 15, 2017
    “Awesome place for our needs.”
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Non-Smoking Rooms
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    1 - 5 of 22 reviews

    Reviewed May 23, 2017

    Nice quiet get away above San Jose. We got room 105 like everybody recommends and got to the hotel after dark and the view of the lights of San Jose down below was breath taking! Our room was very clean everyday as were the hotel...More

    1  Thank ozark2017
    Reviewed April 15, 2017

    Enjoyed our stay. We were there during the off season and loved running around enjoying nature and meeting all the travellers. Felt like kids again. No it's not a 5 star luxury resort, but who wants that when you have a chance to meet people...More

    1  Thank DearDick
    Reviewed August 13, 2015

    How did this place get so many decent reviews? I could not believe by the shape of the road that my map program was taking me to the right address. There was no one in the office when we arrived. We had to go find...More

    9  Thank DanVGainesville_FL
    Response from john0123, Manager at Hotel Desire Costa RicaResponded December 24, 2015

    We are sorry that you did not enjoy your stay with us.We have no control over the roads of Costa Rica,this is a government issue.There is 3 roads leading to the hotel and all GPS's pick the shortest way to the hotel.That road is the...More

    Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

    We had the best view of San Jose Valley, after one week on the beach we decide to explore other part of this beautiful country. Hotel Desire Costa Rica is located close to many tours, we did white water rafting, volcanoes and waterfalls. Again the...More

    3  Thank cachobeach
    Reviewed February 16, 2015

    I was staying in this mountain hotel, taking advantage of the offer that they have, to stay four days in a hotel on the beach for adults and four days in a mountain hotel. I loved this experience, this hotel has wonderful views down the...More

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    • #6 Spa Hotel in San Jose
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    • 14
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    Room Tips
    "Get room 105 the honeymoon suite"
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    "Do not stay here!!!"
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    "if you can afford, book in a room with valley view."
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    "Room in the same building where is restaurant. All rooms are quiet"
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