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“Everything was delightful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Altura Hotel

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Altura Hotel
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Sterling Heights, MI
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Everything was delightful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013

My husband and I stayed there in late February and it was a great experience. Very convenient to Volcan Poas Park and La Paz Gardens. The hotel is next to a small dairy farm and there are also livestock on the hotel property. Unique artistic touches fill the property. The rooms are modern, large and well decorated. There were lots of air freshener dispensers in use in our 1st floor room. My guess is to hide the scent from the livestock. So beware if you get reactions to air fresheners or farm animals. We were fine with it. I do wish there was a blow dryer provided. But that said, we really enjoyed our 2 night stay and would stay there again if in the area. Breakfast was great, but is the only meal available on the property. If we were people who could spend a relaxed week in a pastural setting we would have tried to stay longer.
As a bonus, we happened to be present to see one of the neighbor's cows giving birth in the middle of the field. How many hotels can give you that that experience?

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Fiji2076, Public Relations Manager at Altura Hotel, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
Dear costumer,

Altura Hotel thanks you for such a nice description of your experience with us,
we thrive to offer our custumers with the best service. such remarks regarding our facilities and sorroundings encourage us to keep trying our best to make your trip memorable.

Looking forward to have you with us again,

Best regards
Alejandro Esquivel
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Newark, DE, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

We had the pleasure of staying at Altura during our recent trip to Costa Rica. We have selected Altura based on rave reviews and proximity to Poas volcano and were not disappointed. The hotel seems lost from civilization, but convenient to many attractions, including the Poas park, waterfall gardens, and a coffee estate. Too bad the two night stay did not leave enough time to enjoy the hotel itself, with the beautiful overlook, garden, and the fire pit. The staff was super friendly and helpful with recommendations and advice. The room modern, spacious, comfy and clean. Although we stayed in the downstairs one bedroom suite, the huge windows allowed for great views. It was one of favorite places to stay during our two week trip.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Fiji2076, Public Relations Manager at Altura Hotel, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Dear costumer,

Altura Hotel truly thanks you for your great description of your time with us,
We thrive to offer our costumers the best expirience possible. None the less we are aware of our great surroundings which undoubtedly give us a hand in make it achivable.

looking foward to have you with us again,

Best regards
Alejandro Esquivel
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St.Louis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

My partner and I stayed two days at the Altura Hotel and absolutely loved it. The staff was friendly and the room was perfect for two people. We had a beautiful view of the valley below. The hotel is close to the Poas Volcano. The Viewpoint was very peaceful and had a wonderful view.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Thank gdcall
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Fiji2076, Public Relations Manager at Altura Hotel, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Dear costumer,

Altura Hotel truly thanks you for your description of your experience with us,
we thrive to offer our costumers the best service possible.
Remarks like yours encourage us to keep trying our best .

Looking forward to have you with us again,

Best regards
Alejandro Esquivel
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Ottawa, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I had the opportunity to stay at this beautiful inn just a few short days ago. The minute we arrived, we wished we arranged to stay at least a day longer. The grounds were so incredible. The views are absolutely breathtaking. The owners were very nice and spoke excellent English. The breakfast was also very good and filling! I would recommend going early to the volcano (opens at 8am), to ensure you get great views without crowds. We did the entire park in about 1.5 hours, and were back in time for their delicious breakfast.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Fiji2076, Public Relations Manager at Altura Hotel, responded to this review, 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.
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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Metepec, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank PetraK74
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Fiji2076, Public Relations Manager at Altura Hotel, responded to this review, 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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Parker Dam, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank LML_213
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Fiji2076, Public Relations Manager at Altura Hotel, responded to this review, 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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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1 Thank Dinitia S S
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Fiji2076, Public Relations Manager at Altura Hotel, responded to this review, 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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Property: Altura Hotel
Address: Nr. Estacion de Servicio de Poasito, Poas Volcano National Park 20802, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Poas Volcano National Park
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Poas Volcano National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Altura Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Altura Hotel is a small resort that blends the essence of the rural lifestyle with the comfort that offers a great hotel room, altogether at a mystical place filled with fog, rain, wild animals and an incomparable view of the central plateau and the Nicoyan Gulf on the Pacific coast.The Hotel located 24 km away from the city of Alajuela, and International Airport and 5 min drive from the Poas Volcano ... more   less 
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