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“A place to sleep” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel La Amistad

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Hotel La Amistad
Ranked #34 of 85 Hotels in San Jose
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A place to sleep”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2006

The beds weren't comfy, but the room was reasonably clean. The breakfast was exactly the same every day, and the staff appeared to know very little about getting around Costa Rica to the touristy places like Arenal or Monteverde. They also appeared to know very little about places that were nearby like places to eat, dance or set-up tours. On the up hand, it was just a few blocks from the city center, and our room had air conditioning.

  • Liked — Air conditioning
  • Disliked — Uncomfortable beds
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Mkink, owner at Hotel La Amistad, responded to this review, January 31, 2009
This was prior to the management change in Oct. 2006 and renovations. Many of the photos are of the old Hotel prior to renovations.

Sorry for the confusion
Matt
Hotel La Amistad
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • German first
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2006

Stayed alone. Staff were all very helpful.
Arranged my Tram Tour which was Great!

Marlene is very attractive (did not ask her out :-)

Was my first trip to Costa Rica, enjoyed all of it.
Neighbor hood is quiet at night but noisy during the
day. Spent too much time a few blocks away at
Jonny's Sports Bar but was very convenient.

Unless I get a better offer from a new found friend,
I will definitely stay at the Amistad again.

  • Stayed February 2006
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2005

If you are young (or young at heart), or just sociable, you should stay here when in San Jose. The staff are legendary in their helpfulness, most especially Rudolfo. He is extra ordinarily friendly and helpful. [--]. We had two great stays here and I am sure you ll find the hotel fantastic too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2005

I have been staying at Hotel LA Amistad for the last 10 years and have seen it grow from 14 rooms to now 40 rooms. The German owner did an impressive job and lives up to the name "LA Amistad" The staff works there for so many years, I know then all by name and they no me. The Manager Marlene works there 13 years and is the true best asset. The place is clean, best breakfast buffet in town and included in the rates and top security systems all for no extra charge, key cards, electr safes, voice mail, internet cafe and wireless acess through out the Hotel and all that for $ 50.- plus Tax a night!

  • Stayed February 2005
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Hotel La Amistad
Address: Calle 15 Avenida 11, San Jose 1864-1002, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 85 Hotels in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
South Beach Miami meets Costa Rican Culture. Located in Barrio Otoya and Amon, upon entering the Hotel you see the beautiful Art Deco Tile and Marble, surrounded by rich, dark native wood beams and floors. 34 rooms include 6 Penthouse Suites with King beds, 24 jet Jacuzzi tubs and personal dry sauna as well as, another 26 Luxury Rooms with either King or Queen size beds. All rooms have 80 channels of Cable TV with HBO and Cinemax, flat screen TVs, hardwire and wireless internet access, refrigerator, digital safe and luxurious mattresses. You will find these quiet Barrio's are away from the noise and traffic of downtown but still only a short 5 minute walk to all of San Jose's main attractions - The National Theatre, Museums, Shops, Restaurants, Casino's, Nightlife and Exotic Parks. As always free wireless, long distance calls to USA and Canada and laundry. Breakfast included in price. Ask about our ALL INCLUSIVE options. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, All domestic Beer and Wine, Well Drinks, 50% off top shelf. ... more   less 
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La Amistad San Jose
Hotel La Amistad Costa Rica/San Jose

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