In a nutshell, this place may once have been nice, but in it's current condition, it is not worth the price - for $40/night, you can find better accommodations in Liberia.
I booked this place sight unseen having arrived late at night and fairly desperate to crash, and I didn't notice how dirty and run down this place was until the morning. I'm not sure the floor had been swept or mopped in a long, long time - large, sticky stains on the floor, which was audibly covered with a crunching layer of dirt that made bare feet not an option. Soap from bathroom wall dispenser was pooled (neon pink) on the floor beneath. Walls had stains from smeared bug remains. Sheets were clean, but in the daylight, it was clear that the comforters/duvets and the fuscia fabric runner at the foot of the bed were stained with yellow, some grease, and some grayish dirt and may not have actually been washed between guests (for a while). Curtains were also dirty - believe me, I was not trying to be scrupulous at all, the grime just kind of kept showing up despite my every effort to ignore it). Ceiling in the main hotel area (front desk) was stained, cracked, and looking like it might collapse at any moment; generally the ambience was dark and dowdy.
The A/C was either broken or functioning poorly in both rooms (they switched me to another room after the A/C wouldn't turn on in the first - I insisted i didn't need A/C, but instead of refunding me the couple of extra A/C cost, they insisted that I move down the hall). The unit in the new room looked kind of dirty and falling apart (by the noise it made, it was working really hard), but it seemed to work - that is, until morning when I realized the temperature inside the room was the same as the outside - so, I more or less paid for A/C in a room with no A/C after all. I turned off the unit to go out for a walk, and when I turned it on again, it began violently spewing water at me.
Finally, I inquired about having a 30 min grace period past the noon checkout just to stick around and use wifi before I had to leave for my bus (there were very few guests in the hotel, and I didn't arrive until 11pm the previous night) but they told me they would be forced to charge me $20 for the extra 30 minutes.
Advantages: There is wifi. The cleaning staff was friendly, and they clearly do try to make a nice presentation with folding towels into fans and placing flower petals on the beds, in the bathroom, in the shower curtain (they were dead and dried out but the effort was noticeable). The outdoor patio/restaurant area looks like it would be relaxing. Also, there is a pool. It is a cloudy, yellowish pool, and there was a faint sewage smell around it (could have been a coincidence), but it is a pool nonetheless, which can be refreshing in Liberia's searing heat. Finally, if you find yourself having to stay here, be comforted that the ceiling lights are small and dim enough that you could potentially ignore most of the uncleanliness.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Daysita Costa Rica/Liberia