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Hotel La Amistad

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Calle 15 Avenida 11, San Jose 1864-1002, Costa Rica
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San Antonio, Texas
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45 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at this hotel for one night and it definitely exceeded expectations. It's located downtown in a great location. The staff was courteous and kind and were multilingual. The bed in my room was very very comfortable and the room was very clean

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Lewes, Delaware
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

I didn't have very high expectations when I reserved 5 rooms for me and my friends. I have stayed in quite a few hotels in San Jose that look nice and end up a dump. Example in March we stayed at Mona Lisa. Pictures on line looked great but the actual rooms were no bueno . Hotel La Amistad has... More 

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Beecher, Illinois, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This is a very well run property with a great staff. I stayed there from Sept 30th- Oct 8th 2015. It is a converted mansion with many rooms some being penthouses down to comfortable queen accommodations. Anything I needed was provided without question including laundry, ironing, taxi service. The chef cooking is excellent and they have a extensive menu for... More 

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1 Thank Tim S
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This is a well run property and the owners are truly hospitality people. Being a converted old mansion, every room is distinct and unique. The room they assigned me 306, has zero counter space and nowhere to even out a toiletry bag. When i mentioned it to the staff, they moved me to another room that was bigger and more... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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57 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I stayed 5 nights in this hotel for my vacation. I believe this is a great hotel in San Jose Costa Rica.All the staff are very helpful, professional and knowledgeable. The all inclusive package is a great deal. The chef's cooking is excellent. The location is convenient to anywhere. There is no need for me to do any hotel hunting... More 

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Thank Grant Z
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22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Up until now we have reviewed so called mainstream or “normal” hotels. Usually we stay at hotels where we might bring a parent or children, for example. Then we stay at the Hotel La Amistad. How to review this property? Some reviewers have described the Hotel La Amistad as a “gentlemen’s club” or a fraternity. Our first hint that the... More 

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Jupiter, Florida, United States
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We were staying at another hotel in San Jose and was going to Jaco for 3 days and then coming back to San Jose for one night before leaving Costa Rica. In Jaco, we met someone who told us about the Amistad, so we cancelled our reservations at the hotel we were staying at and booked the Amistad. This hotel... More 

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130 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

The Hotel is being renovated as we speak. The off-season rate for the penthouse at $139 per day including all your meals as well as all the house drinks you want is a fabulous deal.A regular room which is much smaller with the same food and liquor package is about $99. Very centrally located and avery friendly,conscientious staff. Probably not... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Let me begin by saying Thank You to Rudy,Henry, Michael, Hazel and the entire staff at La Amistad for making my first trip to Costa Rica very warm and welcoming. The hotel reminds me of a gentleman's country club that is very well established. Its very comfortable and easy being there. The food is absolutely the best and plentiful. The... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Stayed for three nights during a biz trip based on previous TA reviews, which were accurate. Went for the fully inclusive rate, which I highly recommend, as you can eat and drink as much as you like for breakfast, lunch and dinner of a pretty good menu, with food cooked to order. It takes the hassle out of trying to... More 

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