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Forest Hills Suites
Ranked #4 of 28 Jaco B&B and Inns
Naples, Florida
2 reviews
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“Beyond AMAZING!”
Reviewed June 9, 2014

We stayed at the Forest Hills Suites for 4 nights & LOVED every second of it! It is an amazingly beautiful private home located in the middle of the jungle! The birds we saw were amazing, including tons of scarlet macaws! Sheyla and the entire staff were beyond helpful, pointing us in all the right directions for tours, taxis and amazing local restaurants! The beaches were very close by, and absolutely gorgeous. We would definitely stay here again, in fact, we are already planning our return!

Room Tip: All the rooms are amazing, with an old world charm to them! We stayed in a room that was unattached...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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ForestHillsSuites, Guest Relations Manager at Forest Hills Suites, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
What a review--thank you so much for taking the time to write it! We're glad that you enjoyed every second of your stay, that you found Sheyla to be so helpful, and that you enjoyed all of the local tropical birds that frequently visit our property.

It would be a great pleasure to host you again some time. Please let us know if you're ever in the area, and enjoy beautiful Naples in the meantime!
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed June 9, 2014

Super friendly staff really went overboard for us.

At my request they put an extra bed in the room for our son. And it was a real bed not just a fold away. So my son was able to sleep well. Also allowed us to check in early and check out late! And when my wife ask if the gardener could sweep our our car after a super sandy beach day he did it with a smile. (Yes we tipped him)

The rooms and grounds are amazing as noted in other reviews. Our room was crazy huge with a double shower.

Pool was perfect after a long day at the beach and even saw a toucan one afternoon.

Room Tip: Ask for the big room with the double shower. Awesome!!
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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ForestHillsSuites, Guest Relations Manager at Forest Hills Suites, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property and for giving us 5 stars!
We're so glad you enjoyed your room's double shower and its spaciousness. Please do let us know if you're ever in the Jaco area and in the mood to relax. It would be a pleasure to host you! Enjoy San Jose in the meantime.
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Tahoe City,CA
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Reviewed May 19, 2014

Unbelievable find just minutes from beautiful Herradura beach and wonderful harbor! Well off the beaten path in a Quiet neighborhood. Our suite had a brick dome over an amazingly comfortable king bed, a luxurious jet tub with shower, a walk in closet, and beautiful balcony! All this and the price was unbelievable! Don't think twice about booking Forest hills suites!

Room Tip: Presidential suite! Pura Vida!
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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ForestHillsSuites, Guest Relations Manager at Forest Hills Suites, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property and for giving us 5 stars! We're pleased that you enjoyed the Presidential Suite's balcony and "amazingly comfortable" king bed. Isn't it great? Please do let us know if you're ever in the area again. It would be a pleasure to host you! Enjoy Tahoe City in the meantime.
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Wilsonville, Oregon
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Reviewed April 30, 2014

Like the previous review from Chicago_Boz, we also booked Forest Hills as a stop to break up our journey from Arenal to the South of Costa Rica.
What a pleasant surprise. We loved the Spanish influence of the house, the grounds and the pool and the large kitchen for our use if we wanted to. Our suite was next to the main house and we had a restful sleep. We took several photos and were sad to have to leave after only one night stay.
I will definitely remember this place for if we come again in this direction, but then for a longer stay!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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ForestHillsSuites, Guest Relations Manager at Forest Hills Suites, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property and for giving us 5 stars! We're pleased that you enjoyed the Spanish influence and that you got some restful sleep for your active days in Costa Rica. Please do let us know if you're ever in the area again. It would be a pleasure to host you!
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

First of all, I have a confession...we booked Forest Hills as a stop off to break up our journey from Arenal to the South of Costa Rica. So we had relatively low expectations, more of just a place to lay our heads and have a break from driving. Little did we know, that it would become a highlight of our trip!

After getting lost when trying to find the hotel, we called Erica for help, and she came to meet us just off the main road. From that moment on, she made our stay fantastic. The property itself, is a wonderful, almost Spanish looking villa, with six well appointed rooms, and a shared living space where you can utilize the kitchen or living room. You basically make yourselves feel at home.

Due to the fact that it's a small boutique hotel, it's easy to get to know the other guests, either at breakfast, by the pool, or in the evenings over a cocktail. With Erica acting as the 'social glue', people are soon chatting and sharing stories. We enjoyed the conversation and company so much, we skipped on going out for dinner, and Erica drove us to get take out to bring home. If you get the chance, you should do the same, amazing local food which is quick to pick-up and very cheap.

The following morning we had the pool to ourselves, so we sat around drinking coffee, eating the delicious fruit that was provided and having a swim. In fact, we ended up leaving later than we planned as it was hard to let go!

We decided to stay at Forest HIlls for one extra night later in the vacation, once again, a fantastic experience. This time, the room we were given was even better - the 'Presidential Suite' - which is hard to justify in words. A private staircase, up to a large bedroom with a domed ceiling above the bed, and a little veranda over looking the swimming pool. In addition, a massive bathroom, with a small set of stairs leading up to a deep bath tub. Amazing.

Forest Hills Suites is certainly a great place to spend a few days, especially if you want to use it as a base camp to explore Manuel Antonio, or many of the excellent nearby excursions.

Pros:

- wonderful service and an excellent host who make the stay special.
- a simple breakfast, which is self serve, or the use of a very fine kitchen if you wish to cook.
- not too far from the main highway, but far enough away to feel remote.
- a beautiful building with great rooms and wonderful facilities.

Cons:

- none that I can think of.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Chicago_Boz
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ForestHillsSuites, Guest Relations Manager at Forest Hills Suites, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
Wow! What a review! thank you so much for taking the time to review our property in such detail. Our guests adore the Presidential suite, and we are so pleased that you loved the domed ceiling and private veranda too. Erika's passion is making sure that our guests are happy, so it;s great that you enjoyed her company so much. It would be a great pleasure to host you again if you ever return to Costa Rica. Enjoy Chicago in the meantime!
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Reviewed April 6, 2014

Forest Hills Suites was an unbelievable find in the midst of a neighborhood, just a short ride to the beach. There is a supermarket nearby so that you may cook your own meals if you so choose, but there are excellent restaurants in the area too. It is a beautiful property that feels like shear luxury and you will feel fully relaxed.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank lmsw55
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ForestHillsSuites, General Manager at Forest Hills Suites, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel and for giving us 5 stars. We are so pleased that you found the property to be relaxing and luxurious. It was such a pleasure to host you, and we hope to see you again! Enjoy Phoenix in the meantime!
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Door County
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5 reviews
Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Our family went with two other families for a week. All of us (12) had a wonderful time. Erika and the staff helped us with whatever we needed. The house is beautiful with plenty of room. We spent the first two days just relaxing in the pool and it was amazing! Can't wait to go back.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Dawn S
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ForestHillsSuites, Guest Relations Manager at Forest Hills Suites, responded to this review, March 25, 2014
Thank you for your kind review! We are so glad you took some time to relax in the serene beauty of the pool and gardens, and that you felt you had plenty of space. It would be a pleasure to host you again. Please do let us know if you're ever in the Jaco area!
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Property: Forest Hills Suites
Address: Herradura, Jaco, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Jaco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Forest Hills Suites 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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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