Recently I went to Costa Rica on a business trip with an associate. We had several seminars in Jaco. Our first night in Costa Rica we stayed at a hotel there in Jaco. The hotel was more like a motel and we were very turned off by the rooms and service. Since my associate and I rented a car we decided to look for someplace a bit more luxurious. After doing a little bit of research on the internet we decided to stay at Villas del Rey for the remainder of the trip.
The difference was night and day between the hotel/motel and Villas del Rey. The service was wonderful and villas were very comfortable and relaxing. We did not get to walk around the grounds as much as we would have liked, but they were amazing. The villas are spread out and there are walking paths everywhere. The villa even included a “wake-up call” from a group of howler monkeys located directly in front of our villa every morning.
Since we were going to be returning from the seminars late we asked the restaurant if we could pre-order our dinners and have them waiting for us when we arrived. The owner actually came out and said that would not be a problem, but she did not want our food to get cold if we were late for any reason. She gave me an extra cell phone and asked me to call her when we were leaving the seminar. I was amazed at the friendliness of the owner and her staff. Each night our HOT food was left in the villas and they even included a carafe of the happy hour sangria for us free of charge.
All in all we had a great time and we would highly recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villas del Rey resort is perfect for all types of travelers. What make Villas del Rey special is the focus on our guest’s privacy and enjoyment while still continuing to be environmentally conscious or green. The resort consists of 7 charming luxury villas, ranging from 1430 square feet to 2160 square feet, located on 20 acres of beautifully landscaped tropical fruit groves. Each villa is strategically placed on a 1/2 acre parcel of land. Guests can decide for themselves the interaction with others they would like to have during their stay. Honeymooners may prefer a little more seclusion while families might enjoy mingling with our other guests. Each villa location brings the natural beauty of the Costa Rican tropics as well as a wide variety of animals right to your doorstep. ... more less