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Cariari Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 10 Heredia B&B and Inns
california
1 review
“Home Away from Home”
Reviewed November 12, 2008

Looking for the perfect place?? The Cariari B & B is the best choice. You'll feel right at home is this warm atmosphere with a Hostess and staff that are absolutely delightful. From the warm welcome, clean rooms, tastefully decorated house, beautiful gardens and best breakfast you'll ever enjoy.....you'll be on your way (or ending) to a relaxing time. We've stayed with Laurie numerous times and would recommend her B & B to everyone going to San Jose. You will feel safe here and able to walk to the nearby mall, shops,restaurants and will connect you with many of the tours. It is a rare gem that we found here and can't say enough about how wonderful it is! As Laurie says...Pura Vida!! We've even come across people in another country that were visitors at this "diamond" in a very busy city.

  • Liked — Staff
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
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San Diego, CA
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Reviewed September 26, 2008

We stay at the Cariari B&B whenever we are in San Jose. Laurie and her staff are wonderful, friendly and very helpful. Her breakfasts are huge and are the best we have ever had in Costa Rica especially the banana bread! It is convenient to the airport, has optional airport transportation and is in a beautiful, safe residential neighborhood. Laurie will recommend tours and activities designed to fit your desires. (Ask about a massage!) The beds are excellent, but not for persons with disabilities because the rooms are all on the 2nd floor. She also has high speed internet and 2 computers for guest use. It is an excellent value for the money, particularly considering the steep price increases in Costa Rican hotels recently. We highly recommend the Cariari B&B.

  • Liked — Excellent beds and breadfasts
  • Disliked — Can be noisy
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled on business
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Portland, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed January 13, 2007

For our first trip to Costa Rica, we were looking for a place in a safe part of San Jose where we felt comfortable. Cariari fit that bill and the owner was very nice and helpful. The B&B was lovely w/ a nice deck on which you could relax. We had a very large King room w/ a comfortable bed. The included breakfast was also very good.

However, despite it's location in what appeared to be a quiet neighborhood, the street was actually quite noise and there were multiple barking dogs at early hours. Also, the rooms are quite pricey for Costa Rica. As we were just using it as an airport stopover, we could not take much advantage of the place, ie, deck or large room. There were others there who were using it as a home base, and if you have the funds, that is a reasonable option.

Our only real gripe is that there was a mix up on the rooms that was the owner's fault, but she charged us for the higher rate and then was so bold as to ask if we had tipped her cook and house guy - who didn't even carry my heavy bags up the stairs.

PS. Costa Rica maps and town names are very confusing. It is not in the Heredia that you see on the map, it's right next to the airport.

  • Stayed January 2007
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Property: Cariari Bed & Breakfast
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Heredia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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