We were in Costa Rica for a vacation in February of 2013. We had decided to tour the country without an itinerary so after a day in Cartago this hotel was to be home for the night. We were pleasantly surprised upon check in at the grounds and the room. The main problem we ran into was that many of the lights in the room were not working. The room was so dark at night that there was no option to read, there seemed to be many maintenance issues that had been ignored. We did not have hot water in the morning and the grounds are very dark so bring a flashlight. The grounds are very nice, the property sits on the side of a mountain so it is quite a hike up to the top where the restaurant is. We did swim in the thermal spring pool, a unique addition. Also there are small bathtub like fixtures spread all over the property. I suppose the idea is to fill the bathtubs with thermal spring water and soak, but they are right out in the middle of the grounds...very odd. The restaurant was VERY good, and the service was excellent. We had breakfast and dinner in the onsite restaurant and had a great experience both times. All in all I would stay in this hotel again, but bring a flashlight!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This 65 rooms new property located in the beautiful and legendary Orosi Valley 39 Km./ 24 Mls. from San José represents the only Mountain & Spa destination in Costa Rica. Hotel Río Perlas Spa & Resort is surrounded by many natural attractions as: Tapantí National Park (15 Km./ 9 Mls.), the Irazú Volcano (57 Km./ 35 Mls.), the Turrialba Volcano (30 Km./ 19 Mls.), the Arqueological Reserve of Guayabo ( 30Km. / 19 Mls.), the Pacuare and Reventazón Rivers normally used for white water rafting, the Lankaster Gardens (9 Km./ 6 Mls.), the Ujarrás Valley and also the Cathedral of Nuestra Señora de los Angeles located in the center of the old Costa Rica metropoli: Cartago. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Rio Perlas Cartago
- Hotel Rio Perlas Spa, Resort & Casino Costa Rica/Cartago