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“Beautiful grounds, but read below before you book”

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La Catalina Hotel & Suites
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“Beautiful grounds, but read below before you book”
Reviewed September 24, 2006

Went here on a honeymoon. The grounds are truly beautiful, and the location is remote feeling, yet still 10-15 minutes from some main San Jose suburbs.

It would have been perfect, but the staff is so-so and they might try to sell you a time-share type program. Seemed pretty rude, especially since we were on our honeymoon. Also, the area is fenced and gated (the norm in Costa Rica), but you have to honk your horn to get in and TWICE we had to figure out a way to let ourselves in at night because the security guard was not present.

Also, make sure you ask for an A/C'd room if you must have it, and make sure you receive regular maid service (doesn't seem to be the norm).

Stayed September 2006
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Reviewed June 6, 2006

The place is amazing, in the top of a mountain with a great view. Everyone is so helpful and friendly, it helped to make our vacation wonderful and the food is really delicious with a variety of options to choose. We will come back next year

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Property: La Catalina Hotel & Suites
Address: beside Cetal LaCatalina, Birri, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Heredia > Birri
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Birri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — La Catalina Hotel & Suites 3.5*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Catalina Hotel & Suites is an adult couples only, majestic private, gated resort, located a few miles just outside the City of Heredia which is just outside the Capital City of San Jose, on 6 lush acres inhabited by tropical flowers, trees, ponds and other gracious amenities like tennis court,gym,billiards,jacuzzi and 2 swimming pools.One swimming pool is nude and the other up to topless. Fully furnished hotel rooms, suites and villas are offered - studios, one or two bedrooms, and even romantic private villa enclaves ready for your enjoyment.Some weeks in the year are totally clothing optional.La Catalina has the best food in the area from North American to South American to Asian to Seafood.La Catalina has a great weekly entertainment program. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
La Catalina Hotel And Suites
La Catalina Hotel Birri
Hotel La Catalina
La Catalina Hotel & Suites Costa Rica/Province Of Heredia

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