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“Great low budget spot” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Amalia - La Cruz, Costa Rica

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Hotel Amalia - La Cruz, Costa Rica
Ranked #3 of 6 La Cruz B&B and Inns
Baltimore, Maryland
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34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Great low budget spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2012

We showed up at Amalia's Inn after a drive from the Liberia airport to La Cruz. We had no reservation, but thought we would try it. They showed us a couple of rooms, and we chose one that had 4 beds and a decent bathroom. Nothing fancy, but all you need for the night. All four of us stayed there for $40 (hard to beat that). We watched a spectacular sunset over the coast from the upstairs balcony and then had a nice meal down the street at Goal Restaurant. The next morning we made coffee in the communal kitchen, sat out on the terrace overlooking that amazing view of the coast, watched the agouties on the hillside below and did some birding. We were glad we landed at Amalia's.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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baltimore
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2012

We pulled into La Cruz at 4pm needing a place to stay and found Amalia's. It is an older Inn that was probably quite grand 20 or 30 years ago when the American artist and his wife Amalia ran it. It is a bit rundown now but still quite pleasant and very inexpensive. There is a decent restaurant down the street and an interesting cemetery with a great view up the road. The view from the second floor balcony is outstanding and we watched one of the most fantastic sunsets I have ever seen with some German travelers. Also nice for birdwatching with your coffee in the morning.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank senortourista
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2011

I can't give my opinion about this hotel because our reservation was canceled for them few hours after they confirmed it by phone. Be careful and make sure that your reservation is totally right.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2011

In 2010, more by accident than as planned, I looked for a nice and affordable place to stay a few days in La Cruz. AMALIA INN is family owned and operated small place. clean and comfortable rooms with simple furniture - no fancy luxury, but usefull all that is needed.
The most impressive feature was the incredible view over Bahia Salinas, especially the sunsets when a golden sun was sinking into the Pacific Ocean - while guests can sit on the balcony overlooking the bay and ocean. Unforgettable moments :-)
See it yourself here: http://centroamerica.tv/2r8

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Hotel Amalia - La Cruz, Costa Rica

Property: Hotel Amalia - La Cruz, Costa Rica
Address: Meters Before the Super Unico 76, La Cruz 51001, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > La Cruz
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in La Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a small artistic hotel on the cliff overlooking the Bahia Salinas. We offer hot water in all rooms, air conditioner in 2 of the 8 rooms, and all rooms have ceiling fans and a television with local cable channels. Additionally we offer a public kitchenette for all guests that includes microwave, coffee maker, waffle maker, and refrigerator. We also offer plates, cups, and cutlery for public use. Finally, our pool and terraces (from both levels) offer a stunning panoramic view of the beaches and mountains of Guanacaste. We are located in the center of La Cruz with supermarkets, bars, and restaurants all within easy walking distance. ... more   less 
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Hotel Amalia - La Cruz, Costa Rica Guanacaste

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