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“Characterful, but shabby”

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La Posada del Tope Hotel
Ranked #10 of 14 Liberia B&B and Inns
northwest england
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Characterful, but shabby”
Reviewed June 3, 2008

Stayed here for two nights prior to returning to the airport in Liberia. It certainly has character, located on the 'historic' street in Liberia. The staff were friendly, although only limited English spoken, but it is Costa Rica! Room needed a good lick of paint, the walls were very thin indeed (we didn't have too many noise problems but it was low season) - we had to ask for extra sheets as the ones already on the bed, didn't really pass a clean test! Small courtyard outside, which potentially could get noisy, especially as some of the rooms don't have closing windows, just mesh. Fan and tv in room. Shared bathrooms, also a little grubby, only cold showers.
But for the price (9000 colones/night ~$18, £9)...

  • Liked — character
  • Disliked — cleanliness
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank Sara K
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British Columbia
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Reviewed March 9, 2008

We stayed at the Posada del Tope on 2 occasions, both times in a dirty, ugly room. Why? Because the location is good and the price $16 for 2.
When you arrive at the hotel you see the historic facade, attractive lobby and think the rooms behind must be nice. Not so, the rooms are dingy with cockroaches and tempermental bathrooms down the hall.
I suggest you ask to stay in Casa Real, their property across the street. We didn't stay there but had a look. It has an attractive courtyard and some real character.

  • Stayed February 2008
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Thank ivanrabano
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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed January 18, 2008

At Posada del Tope, you get what you pay for! $8 per person per night, clean shared bathrooms, run-down rooms, but clean beds, and a happy courtyard full of Lonely-Planet-toting backpackers.

The staff is extremely friendly, though, and it was very easy to arrange a 4x4 shuttle ($7-$10 RT) to Parque Nacional Rincón de la Vieja, which was our reason for visiting Liberia.

Liberia is quite charming in itself, and we spent two pleasant evenings sitting in the family-friendly Parque Central, three blocks away from Posada del Tope. A heladeria near the Southwest corner of the parque sells the excellent flavors of Monteverde brand ice cream. On the day we arrived, we had a large and late lunch at the surprisingly good Paso Real (near the Southeast corner of the parque) followed by ice cream dessert-for-dinner.

  • Stayed January 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank DrSchnitzel
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palo alto, ca
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2005

The evening my boyfriend and I spent at Posado Del Tope was short (thankfully) since we arrived from Arenal at 10 PM and were leaving the next morning to the airport at 5 AM. The beds had sheets on them that were threadbare (no blankets provided) and there were bugs in the room. The room is extremely simple with boarded over windows. In the morning we found a rather large cockroach. The upside to Posado Del Tope is that it only cost 5$ a person to stay there, and the staff were extremely friendly.

  • Stayed August 2005
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Property: La Posada del Tope Hotel
Address: Calle Real, Liberia 50101, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Liberia
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Liberia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Posada del Tope Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 19
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