The location is good if you wish to tour the area. I wouldn't choose this location if the idea is to spend much time at the hotel.
The city of San José can be visited by bus (although there are some issues crossing an extremely busy street to get to the bus stop...). Mostly we toured with the car. The traffic directions are very poorly marked in Costa Rica. After it had taken us once 2,5 hours to find the highway on the other side of the city, we started askind directions to get to the right road from the reception. And they were able to give very precise instructions how to find the road we want to go to. This was excellent.
The appartement had a downstairs living area and kitchen and three bedrooms upstairs. Everything was okay, there was plenty of room but the age of some of the things was very visible (you see the stained bed cover on one of my photos). For example, several lamps were not working but the light bulbs had not been replaced. But the apartment was clean.
There was some traffic noise from the highway.
There were some good restaurants within walking distance as well as a grocery store and post office in the same shopping center (although it took ages for the post cards to arrive to their destinations...).
Staff was friendly and helpful.
- Also Known As:
- Taranova-Villas Palmas Hotel San Jose
- Taranova-Villas Palmas Costa Rica/San Jose