We stayed at Forest Hills Suites for four nights in March 2012. We were the only people staying there at the time, so it was like we had an entire mansion to ourselves. They even upgraded us to a larger room for free because we were the only guests booked at the time.
The grounds of the hotel are secluded, but it isn't too far out of the way from the main attractions in the Jaco area. Jaco beach is less than a five minute drive from the hotel. We had rented a car, but if you don't have one they can tell you how to get around.
Erika the concierge was very kind and welcoming, and she made sure to show us all the places to see in the area. She showed us some tours we could take and we chose to go to the Island of Tortuga on our last day staying with her. She made all of the arrangements and even paid the company for us. (The tour never happened because Jaco 360 failed to pick us up, but that was through no fault of Erika. You can read my review of Jaco 360 to see what happened there.) Each day when we returned she was always there to see how our day was and make sure we had everything we needed.
Aside from offering us tours, Erika also told us all about the area and the best places to go to see the sunset, the best and least expensive place to get authentic Costa Rican food in Jaco, the location of secluded beaches, how to see animals in the nature reserves without paying tour guides. She wasn't just interested in getting us to spend out money - she wanted to make sure that we had a good time and enjoyed our stay in her country. I really appreciated that.
Breakfast of fresh fruit, juice, coffee and toast was provided each morning - Erika even made sure breakfast was ready early the day we were supposed to go on the tour. At night when Erika was not on site, there was a security guard patrolling the property though it hardly seemed necessary. We were safe as could be in the home, but I appreciated that they went through the trouble to have someone there at all times.
The hotel is beautiful, the grounds are lush, Erika is a perfect hostess. I am so glad we stayed at Forest Hills Suites and I would enthusiastically recommend Forest Hills Suites to anyone. I want to go back myself.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Surrounded by lush green mountains and minutes from the beach, this private seven-acre estate has a pool, landscaped gardens, and a mansion with five luxury suites that include full-time concierge service and daily complimentary breakfast. We invite you to step into paradise and relax in luxury. Enjoy the hospitality of your own private concierge hosted adventures while hiding out in this opulent estate. You will find this five-suite, one-of-a kind boutique hotel equipped with all the first class amenities that will create delightful memories. Each suite has a large-screen TV and Wi-Fi access, so you can always be in touch with the world you left behind. After a day of adventure or doing nothing at all, perhaps you'd like to unwind with a soothing massage by the pool? Your private concierge is there to arrange your dream trip, and all you need to do is ask. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Forest Hills Suites Costa Rica/Jaco