I am very thankful that I chose Villa LeMas for my aftercare facility. My husband and I stayed 16 days. The care was excellent and the views were spectacular. We stayed in Villa Chanel. I had a face lift and I must tell you that I am the biggest chicken in the world. I think that the best part of my experience was having Petra, the manager, as my crutch. She has a medical background; has dealt with numerous patients and all types of surgeries; and the best part is she made me feel comfortable and confident at all time. Each day a darling
RN came and checked my vitals and wounds. Johanna is a doll and again gave me confidence that I was doing well.
The grounds and views at Le Mas are lovely. The rooms are clean and mine was charming. It is not the Fairmont or the Wynn, and if that is what you are looking for then stay in Beverly Hills and pay the price. We chose CR for a reason!
I have noticed several complaints about the food. I think as Americans we are used to eating very large portions. The portions are smaller, but very tasty. Always, for dinner, a large portion of fresh sautéed veggies and a serving of some yummy protein. I never had just a bowl of soup for lunch. If it were soup, it was accompanied with a nice salad.
Some of the salads are spectacular. Perhaps dental patients are served according to their needs. If you need something extra like crackers with your salad, you may ask for it. I like toast with my morning eggs and lovely fresh fruit bowls, but it is not typical to serve it with a Costa Rican breakfast. All you need to do is ask for toast, butter, and jam and Petra will honor your request. If you want a few extra munchies, have a cab driver stop at The Atlantis shopping center and go to the market, or ask Petra to pick you up your snacks. They have everything. You can provide your own snacks and Petra will help you with any request you have. Pretty simple.
It was our 40th wedding anniversary and Petra went out of her way to make a very special dinner. We even invited the guests at the Villa and my husband's new made friend and fishing guide. We had a lovely evening visiting and listening to others life's stories. Petra even made my husband a special dessert without sugar.
Petra helped us with renting a car. That was key for short outings. We went to the Central Valley and saw some beautiful landscapes. After you have had a cab driver take you to your clinic several times, it's pretty easy to find your way around. Escazu is great to cruz around. We found a lovely coffee shop, Spoons, and enjoyed going there each day. It's on the road to Santa Ana. I did indulge in some of their pastries, but only a few times. If you don't want to rent a car, Petra will arrange for you to go on tours.
While we were there, I wanted to check out a few of the other facilities. I drove by Paradise Inn and from the outside it looked very dry and unappealing. I know that the back side is where the view is, and that the inside is nice. I did not go in. It is in an area that I would not want to stay in. I also went to Las Cumbres and they were kind enough to take me on a tour. The grounds are lovely and the rooms are nice but small. The interior is also nice. It is very much like staying in a hotel. I preferred having my own 500 plus square feet with bathroom, kitchen and living space. I lived, ate, and slept in our lovely little space for sixteen days.
I am very happy with my results and with my experience at Villa Le Mas. Remember we went to Costa Rica for a reason. I saved thousands of dollars; was cared for by a wonderful staff; and I couldn't be happier. Thank you, Petra, for a great experience and for taking such good care of us. Thank you, Dr. Rosenstock, for a beautiful face lift.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Le Mas offers tranquil vacation apartments located in a park-like setting with views of Cerro Pico Blanco and the Central Valley. Our property is the last property before the Nature Reserve begins to the south and to the west there is a creek and then agricultural land. There are many different kinds of birds and wildlife. The property is two and a half acres of tropical gardens with the vacation rentals scattered about walkways through the gardens. Our location and property are very private, peaceful and tranquil. We are only 15 minutes to shopping and restaurants, yet it feels as if you are in the countryside. We have complimentary shared laundry facilities on the property and 24/7 guard service for the safety of our guests and their property. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Villa Le Mas Costa Rica/Escazu