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Cariari Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 11 Heredia B&B and Inns
Reviewed February 22, 2013

Cariari B&B ideally located between the airport and downtown San Jose is the only place to begin or end any Costa Rican adventure. Proprietor Laurie is the consummate host and raconteur. She will guide you through the history and excitement of downtown San Jose. Her beautifully restored older hacienda is full of surprises in every nook and cranny. Ably assisted by her right-hand gal Erica -- comfort and service are yours. Check it out.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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LGB12, General Manager at Cariari Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2016

Glad you enjoyed your stay w/ us---C.R. is enchanting & the fresh fruits & veggies the best!!

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Reviewed February 22, 2013

After spending 2 lovely weeks in the beautiful country of Costa Rica a friend recommended we try Cariari B&B for our last few nights. It was near the San Jose Airport and we said ok. To share a very large exquisite hacienda style home with the hostess was a unique experience. Our hostess was very knowledgeable on things to do and see in the city of San Jose, including which bus to take, streets to walk down, current exhibits at museums, and where to eat. Her home had many beautiful artifacts on the walls, fresco paintings both outside and in the breakfast room. More importantly we found a new friend in Laurie. From Manhattan Beach, to Hollywood, to Boston and New York -- good wines, coffee, quiet elegance. I am still smiling as I recall the great conversations we had into the night. Cariari B&B is definitely on our list of places to recommend and return to.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

I stayed here one night before and one night following a kayaking trip in the Honeymoon room. The entire house is clean and all of the rooms are nice. The outdoor balcony is the best, with plenty of seating and a nice breeze. Laurie offered snacks and breakfast was plentiful, local and delicious. Airport transport to B&B is $18 and $15 from B&B to airport. They take either USD or Colones. The neighborhood is safe and I walked to the local Fresh Market and pharmacy without issue. Stay here - you'll love it.

Room Tip: All of the rooms are nice! Shower only in Honeymoon room.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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LGB12, General Manager at Cariari Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2016

Appreciate the time you took to write the review---Thank you--Glad you had a great Kayaking experience!

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Reviewed August 9, 2012

The owner is amazing a lot of fun, very helpful and friendly. We were well taken care of, and breakfast ist just delicious. Maybe a bit pricey, but we enjoyed our stay. The B&B is in a very quiet area, close to the airport, and it has facilities, like a grocery store and pharmacy 5 minutes away.

Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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LGB12, General Manager at Cariari Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2016

Glad you enjoyed our lovely home. And Thank You for taking a few min. to send in a review---Much appreciated---

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Reviewed July 29, 2012

We stayed here 2 nights, once on the way into CR and once on the way out of CR and it's a good alternative to San Jose.

Laurie is an excellent host, the rooms are spacious and the breakfast hearty. There are also dining options within walking distance and the neighbourhood is safe.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 15, 2012

We had a wonderful one night stay before heading to the Arenal area. Laurie is a wonderful host, and extremely helpful in making transportation arrangements, etc. She is such fun and a wonderful cook! We loved the breakfast before we headed out... She has my highest recommendation!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 11, 2012

I went to Costa Rica to have dental work done and spent several days at the Cariari. It was my best B&B stay ever. It was immaculate, the decor warm and attractive, and the friendly staff very attentive. An amazing breakfast was served every morning in the lovely patio. Eggs were prepared to my liking and on the table was a large selection of fresh fruits, meat, toast, muffins, preserves and endless coffee. I really never needed lunch. It was truly excellent value. Laurie took care of all my "where to go and what to do" requests. Even though every room was filled she seemed to have time for everyone. She's remarkable. I am recommending her to friends and family. I'll be back.

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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled solo
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Address: Ave de la Marina | Casa 12 Cariari, Heredia 40103, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Heredia > Heredia
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Heredia
Price Range: $98 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cariari Bed & Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a beautiful Sp. Col. house in the safe, quiet area of Cariari. Just 10 min from the SJO airport & 15 min to D.T. S.J. All rooms have private bath / ceiling fans / cable TV / wifi & some refrid. Welcome drink w/a boca upon arrival. All have nice shower w/ hot water & good towels. We are known for our delicious breakfasts, excellent staff & friendly warm hospitality. We offer Van service, to & from the airport at the going Taxi rates. Our van will also do pvt. tours -- We are available to assist you w/ all your travel needs, incl. auto rentals & other transport. Any questions, just ask! ... more   less 
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