I found a great deal for this 4 Star hotel on priceline.com, and I couldn't resist. Overall, compound and rooms are great. However, they charge you for everything, so please make sure to ask if there are any surcharges prior to using anything. Also, PLEASE MAKE SURE TO KEEP YOUR CHECK OUT SHEET SHOWING YOU PAID EVERYTHING OFF. My credit card was overcharged $105 USD for "transportation." There is no 800 number to call and it took me SIX EXPENSIVE calls to the hotel, an email, a letter faxed and finally, a credit card charge dispute before I was credited.
From reading others reviews, I think the accidental overcharges aren't so accidental. Truth is, about 85% of the hotel's visitors were there on business not pleasure. So I'm thinking, they get away with these charges pretty often since people on business charge up a lot and aren't as detailed in reviewing it. A $100 charge can easily go unnoticed!
Also, another point mentioned by a reviewer, this hotel is out of the way. It's in the business district which is about 15 min outside of the San Jose capital. I would recommend TOURISTS to stay on the coast versus in the capital, which is inland. We had to take a CHARTER PLANE to the coast to get some beach time. We ended up wishing we just booked on the Coast.
I'd recommend Manuel Antonio or Tamarindo if you're looking to do Costa Rica! Right on the water, great hotels and great restaurants. Make sure to try the ziplining as well.
Also make sure to steer clear of GREEN season (May-November), because it rains a lot and the weather is quite tempermental.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Real InterContinental Costa Rica at Multiplaza Mall is ideal for business and leisure, we invite you to discover this urban retreat in the heart of Escazu, San Jose's most exclusive neighborhood. The hotel is located within the city's most prestigious shopping mall complex, where you will find upscale stores, bars and the finest restaurants. Escazu Corporate Center and Plaza Roble Corporate Center are just a short stroll away from the hotel. This San Jose, Costa Rica hotel features the hottest concepts in entertainment and dining, including four trendy and lively concept restaurants: The Market, Factory Steak and Lobster, NAU Sushi Lounge and Pimento. The hotel's full service spa blends with nature, it is perfect for guests that want to escape and relax in our outdoor massage rooms or enjoy our Finnish sauna, Vichy showers, steam baths or an array of other relaxing massage treatments. The hotel's updated fitness center overlooks serene tropical gardens, a Jacuzzi and three heated outdoor pools. For meetings and events, the hotel offers a new Corporate Center with thirteen modern event rooms and a ballroom that can accommodate up to 3,000 people. All guestrooms are designed to fulfill the needs of today's global traveler, with streaming speed Internet access, soundproof windows, total blackout curtains, bedding with 300 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, LCD TVs, alarm clock with mobile docking station, wireless telephone and more. On the second floor of our Club Tower guests will find the exclusive Club InterContinental lounge, where they can enjoy complimentary breakfast, afternoon cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Real InterContinental Costa Rica at Multiplaza Mall is just 9 miles away from Juan Santamaria International Airport. On your next visit to San Jose, stay at the place to be in Escazu, where work and play blend perfectly. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Real Intercontinental Hotel And Club Tower Costa Rica
- Intercontinental Hotel Escazu
- Real Costa Rica Intercontinental
- Real InterContinental Costa Rica At Multiplaza Mall Escazu