We were looking forward to staying at this hotel. The photos looked great and some reviews gave us hope. Unfortunately it was just not up to snuff. The reception building is very well done. It is attractive and modern. The restaurant is wildly over-priced and the food is nothing special. Our greatest disappointment was with the rooms. We had two rooms and each one was a nice as a broom closet. They were clean, but they were very cramped with minimal amenities. I don't need amenities, but have come to expect them in a $200 per night room. The worst part was that one of the rooms had a leak in the roof! one of the beds had to have the mattress changed and they had to move the bed so that it would not get leaked on throughout the night. I understand things happen, but the responsiveness of the staff was slow and with a generally bad attitude. The pool was small and dark and the hot tub was colder than the pool. There was a "band" playing poolside that was way too loud and were just not very good (although I give them the band an "A" for effort). The wait staff during breakfast was more interested in doing anything but refilling coffee cups and keeping the buffet stocked.
All in all, our stay at poco a poco was unpleasant. it was a lot of intangibles that helped add up to a bad experience. It is nowhere near the class of hotel that it sells itself as.
The town is alot of fun to walk around, look for a better hotel so that you can really enjoy it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- As its name stands for, Poco a Poco is a hotel that has grown little by little, from five rooms in 2000; our restaurant and 6 more rooms in 02, 18 more rooms at the end of 2005, our heated pool and the last 3 rooms on 2006 and finally for march 2009, our new front desk building, with a new standard in architecture and construction materials: modern, versatile and clean.The hotel's analogy and emblem: The Turtle, relates to its mythological attributes of wisdom, spirituality and perseverance; values that are part of our business philosophy. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Poco a
- Poco a Monteverde
- Hotel & Spa Poco a Poco Costa Rica/Monteverde