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Altura Hotel
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

This place was a dream. Located high in the mountains with amazing view, strong winds and great people. The volcano is just a few minutes away. The room are very spacious and modern. There are not 2 of such places in Costa Rica. Dont miss it :-)

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Fiji2076, Public Relations Manager at Altura Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2013

Dear costumer,

Altura Hotel truly thanks you for your description of your experience with us,
We thrive to offer our customers the best service possible blended with the beutiful scenery the volcano and mountain have to offer, in order to make your vacation with us memorable.
Therefore it is gratifying to read such a review.

Looking forward to have you with us again,

Best regards
Alejandro Esquivel

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Reviewed February 1, 2013

I cannot say enough about this place and the proprietors! We got the suite and were astonished by the beautiful workmanship and views. It is pretty much a glass house! We sat at the Viewpoint and watched the sun set. Everyone was extremely helpful and gave us great tips on local places to eat.
Included in the (already low) rates was an authentic breakfast, served in the communal dining room. Best breakfast of the trip, with cheese made from the milk of their cows on site! That was so incredible!
If you want a quiet, low-key place to stay, I highly recommend it. We were here first night for one night, saw the volcano and then headed to other places. If I was with a significant other, I'd stay here longer, but there's no real town to speak of, for entertainment.

Room Tip: The suite is set back, a bit into the jungle and the views from all sides are amazing! Be prepared for cooler temps - we had on jeans and hoodies and were still a bit chilled.
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Fiji2076, Public Relations Manager at Altura Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2013

Dear customer,

Altura Hotel truly thanks you for your positive description of your experience with us,
we thrive to offer our custumers the best service possible.
Remarks like yours encourage us to keep trying our best to make you feel at home, there fore come back any time.

Looking forward to have you with us again,

Best regards
Alejandro Esquivel

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Reviewed January 16, 2013

Set on a mountainside near the Poas volcano, this is a place of spectacular views of the Central Valley of Costa Rica and the mountains. The rooms are modern and impeccable, the breakfasts deliciously traditional. There is a family atmosphere, as the owners, a doctor and his wife, a microbiologist, live just across the grass. They and their daughter were exceptionally generous. We didn't have a car and when we couldn't get a cab in this rural area, they insisted on driving us to see the volcano and to a nearby restaurant so that we could have dinner. (I suggest renting a car).

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Fiji2076, Public Relations Manager at Altura Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2013

Dear costumer,

Altura Hotel truly thanks you for your description of your experience with us,
we thrive to offer our customers the best service possible.
Therefore it is gratifying to read such a review. You can be certain will let our staff and owner know of this encouraging remark.

Looking forward to have you with us again,

Best regards
Alejandro Esquivel

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Reviewed January 10, 2013

We stayed at the Altura Hotel for our first 2 nights in Costa Rica. It was absolutely fantastic.
The room was gorgeous with its high ceilings and extra loft bed for the kids was perfect.
It is situated near the Poas Volcano and the Paz Waterfall Gardens - a great park. The area and grounds are stunning. Roberto and his family were so friendly and welcoming. The breakfast was delicious.
I would highly recommend this hotel - it's only a 40 min drive from San Jose Airport.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Fiji2076, Public Relations Manager at Altura Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2013

Dear costumer,

Altura Hotel thanks you for your great description of your experience with us,
we thrive to offer our customers the best service. Remarks as this, encourage the whole staff to keep trying our best to make you feel at home with us.

Looking forward to have you with us again,

Ps.I will make sure to tell my father you where pleased with our family's hospitality, it always makes him proud.

Best regards
Alejandro Esquivel

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Reviewed January 5, 2013

We just got back from our Costa Rican honeymoon, and the first place that we stayed was the Hotel Altura. Our journey started out with a bit of tumult, as our rental car was not available and we were also not able to obtain a GPS. Our car rental agent contacted Alejandro, who came and met us along the way to ensure that we made it to the hotel. Along the way, he also stopped with us and spoke with a local restaurant who made sure that we were able to eat since it was so late.

This outgoing and selfless nature easily warranted a five star review, and that is without saying how wonderful the property is. Nestled into the Costa Rican hillside, the hotel property is well maintained and offers fantastic panoramic views of the city below. We slept very well and were treated to a great breakfast featuring fresh homemade cheese in the morning.

We chose here due to the proximity to the Paos Volcano and La Paz Waterfall Gardens. It was easy to get to both. Definitely stay here if you have the opportunity. I'm confident you'll enjoy it as much as we did.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Fiji2076, Public Relations Manager at Altura Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2013

Dear Carltons,

Altura Hotel thanks you for such a nice description of your experience with us,
we thrive to offer our costumers the best service possible.Such remarks regarding our services in general encourage us to keep trying our best to make you feel at home with us.

Looking forward to have you with us again,

Best regards to the newlyweds
Alejandro Esquivel

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