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Costa Verde Inn
Ranked #1 of 14 Escazu B&B and Inns
Winnipeg, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A Great Place-Excellent Value but not for everyone..”
Reviewed January 4, 2008

This was another of the Escazu hotels I stayed at during the time my husband was in the hospital. I guess I will start with saying that everything is relative.
I really liked the place. The grounds are beautiful and lush. My room was very spacious, super clean and bright with good lighting. The room, though simple was very tasteful. The breakfast/common area had lots of nice wood It was open and airy. The included breakfast was wonderful - freshly cooked for you. You could choose between pancakes or a Costa Rican breakfast. In all cases fresh fruit, toast, coffee and cereal if you wanted it were available with the main hot meal.

When I first arrived, I wasn't sure about the front desk staff. But once I settled in, everyone - especially Alan proved to be friendly and helpful.

After the previous place I stayed at, which was charging $5.00 to wash a T shirt, I was happy to find that I could have my laundry done at a reasonable price - 50 cents or less per item.

There are some drawbacks to the hotel which might be a problem for some people. There are no phones in the rooms. Since I wasn't promised one here - it was OK.

Also the location can present problems. Although it is relatively close to the centre of Escazu, it is sort of up a hill and out of the way. Not all cab drivers seem to know where it is and even if you explain it, some seem to wander around before they find it. That can be frustrating especially if you are coming back at night.

To me the place was very pleasant and had a lot of character and charm. There was everything I needed - wireless internet, cable TV, a small pool and a jacuzzi (neither of which I had a chance to use)

In my review I am taking into account the low price and the fact that Costa Verde does not promise things that it can't or doesn't deliver. Costa Verde Inn to me was a great value. Its a nice cozy B and B,, not a full service hotel. So if that is the kind of place you are looking for and if you want to stay close to San Jose but away from the noise and the traffic and congestion of the city, Costa Verde Inn might be a good option.

  • Liked — General ambiance - ground - breakfast
  • Disliked — Fact that some cab drivers couldn't find it...
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled solo
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crossville tn
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2007

Our month-long experience staying at the Inn was wonderful in all respects. Our large studio-type apartment was surrounded by trees which abounded with tropical birds. Maid service provided by Adela and Rosibel was excellent. The maids and all the staff especially Alan, Mario, and Leo were very helpful and facilitating. The breakfast to order including wonderful pancakes made from scratch prepared by Adela and Rosibel was always delicious and nutritious highlighted by a variety of fresh fruit each morning. When we again visit Costa Rica, we will certainly return to the Costa Verde Inn. The Inn is located 10-12 minutes from town just the right distance for a refreshing walk in the cool of the morning. Taxi service was terrific with the drivers called being extremely punctual in every case. Many tours can be booked at the Inn with office staff who are sure to have the tour participants picked up at the Inn in most cases. Internet service is available at a reasonable fee. The town of Escazu is a safe and interesting village with several good restaurants, a convenient post office, ATMs, banks (slow but fairly efficient service)(Visa cards are best to use, not American Express cards at all), ice cream parlours, and very inexpensive internet location at the edge of the downtown area. We ventured forth on eight wonderful tours to the Caribbean to the east, the Pacific on the west, to Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south. From coast to coast takes fewer than 6 hours (from the northern border to the southern border takes a lot longer. Stay at the Costa Verde Inn -- you'll love it !!

Stayed February 2007
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Wyoming USA
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed November 13, 2006

I have stayed here twice and would definitely stay here again, great English speaking staff, tico breakfast in the morning, nice pool always adding new upgrades to the hotel, short walk to many restaurants near by. best part the owner has a mega resort at Manuel Antonio and will give a very good rate if you stay at both, also if you pay in cash too! Cons: walls are very thin can here TV in room next door. Very intimate surroundings with other guests great helpful staff. Can arrange tours for you if you like. reasonable rates $40-$50 per night some have kitchenettes.

  • Liked — Sercretary very pretty
  • Disliked — Charged me for use of the one and only phone for Quests
  • Tips/Secrets — The staff is really easy going...but watch out for the extras that they will charge you
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled solo
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2 Thank HairTrigger
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San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2006

The place has everything you need, wireless internet, cable tv, nice, clean and friendly staff,beatiful Gardens

Very cheap compare to other hotels in the area..

  • Stayed June 2006, traveled on business
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beverly hills and albuquerque
1 review
Reviewed August 21, 2006

This place is almost half the price for escazu, but dont expect any service at all which is uncommon for the area. Room 13 is very nice but if you ask the staff for anything they will give you a look to insure you dont ask ever again. No AC and you need a car to stay here. Marriott courtyard has a nice hotel in the area directly across from the mall. A much better choice if you plan on any service. John Halloran Certified Gold Exchange, Inc

Stayed August 2006
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2006

This hotel is beautiful and is an easy trip from San Jose. Don't count on getting good sleep here without ear plugs! The walls are paper thin, and you can hear everyone's converstaions at 5am or 10pm!
During our 3 day stay, one man worked the front desk the whole time. He was clearly overworked and was nto able to help us much without expressing distress and impatience with us. It was not a good first impression of "Tico" hospitality.

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1 Thank mollyandchuck
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Property: Costa Verde Inn
Address: San Jose | Escazu, Barrio La Rosa Linda, Escazu 10201, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > Escazu
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Escazu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Peace and comfort, at the edge of San Jose - but high above all the traffic and crowds...In fine Costa Rican tradition, we can honestly say: My House Is Your House . . . ... more   less 
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