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Hotel Posada Nena

Between Calle 2 Y 4 Avenida 7 Del Pali De Santa Ana, 100 Norte Y 150 Oeste, Santa Ana 10901 Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 16/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Hotel Posada Nena
Updated 16/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 8 hotels in Santa Ana
Travellers' Choice
Posada Nena is a charming Boutique Hotel located in a strategic place: the beautiful and quiet city of Santa Ana in the province of San Jose and only 20 minutes away from the Juan Santa Maria International Airport. We offer first class accommodation at a very reasonable price with a rustic and natural style. Our 11 comfortable rooms have spacious private bathrooms and are fully equipped with air conditioning and ceiling fans, TV, hot showers and WiFi service. Every morning from 7 am. at 10:30 a.m. a tasty and healthy breakfast awaits you. We also offer dinner service at affordable prices, and in our cozy little bar we serve fresh tropical cocktails and cold beer. Do not hesitate and come to relax in the hammocks of our tropical gardens! Remember to consult us for our excellent tours leaving directly from the hotel as well as our magnificent massage services.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Horseback riding
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Board games / puzzles
Car hire
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, German


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46Car recommended
Grade: 46 out of 100
68Restaurantswithin 1 km
2Attractionswithin 1 km
249Reviews6Q+A15Room tips
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Susi wrote a review Apr 2020
1 contribution
After a marvellous month at the Pacific coast we had a wonderful stay at the Hotel Posada Nena in San Jose (Costa Rica). The boss and staff are very friendly and helpful and we felt very comfortable, almost like at home, also with our pretty room, each designed differently... Breakfast is always prepared with love. A wonderful dinner is prepared on request... Thank you Posada Nena for everything, we will come again!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
bllklly wrote a review Mar 2020
Zurigo37 contributions11 helpful votes
Santa Ana is close to the airport - good for the start of end of your trip. There are lots of restaurants close by in any price category with some really delicious food - see Volker's restaurant list. The owners are authors of travel guides - we used one extensively in Panama - so they're very knowledgeable. They can also book day trips or long tours. We took the 1/2 day tour to the Irazu volcano and enjoyed it very much. The early start at 6 a.m. is necessary to see the crater before the clouds move in. Seeing the changing landscape and all the farms on the way up to 3432 m above sea level was interesting. The cathedral on the way back is a place Costa Ricans make pilgrimages to. The people at the hotel were very patient in speaking Spanish with us. German is the primary language here, but I'm pretty sure they're competent in English. We were in the special situation of having our flight home canceled in the middle of the coronavirus crisis, so we appreciated the bar/dining area where people gather for a beer and a chat. We got a lot of the best information from other travelers, not from governments or airlines. Many thanks to all the great staff who even gave us masks and disinfectant for the flight back home. Great people!
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: We enjoyed having a garden room - you can sit on your terrace or balcony and watch hummingbirds...
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Response from GerenciaPosadaNena, Inhaber at Hotel Posada Nena
Responded 3 Apr 2020
Hi Bill, thank you so much for visiting us and for and thanks a lot for sharing your experiences in Posada Nena and Santa Ana with other users. We are very happy that you had so a good time in Costa Rica and despite the problem with the Virus had a safe return home. I really hope we’ll see again. Have a good time, See you soon, Saludos Volker & Team
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Lisa wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
Hotel Posada Nena was my favorite place to stay. I loved the cozy local feel and the staff was great. Now they have crowded it with as many beds and guests as they can. The wonderful staff appears tired and overworked (they are still very kind). If you are not German the new person who makes reservations probably won’t have a room for you unless it is the off season and a slow period. It is unfortunate that Posada Nena lost some of its wonder personal service and character with their “upgrades”. One useful upgrade would have been to fix the air conditioner. Sometimes it can be loud. If you prefer to spend your time in Costa Rica with people from Germany this is a great choice.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from GerenciaPosadaNena, Manager at Hotel Posada Nena
Responded 1 Apr 2020
Hello Trelalot, Thanks for your opinion. We're very glad, that you always preferred our place and although there may come some German- speaking people, our clients are very international and mixed from all over the world. We host Ticos, who come for pleasure or work, as well as tourists from anywhere. May be, the day you came here there has been a German group- usually very nice guests and open minded to talk to anybody. And we are open for anybody, so I don’t see it very logical to presume, you won’t get a room for your nationality. You got your room, so I don’t understand this allegation. Hope you’ll stay again in our cozy place on your next trip and you will see, you’ll be welcome as every time before. Thanks again, Saludos Your Posada Nena Team
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Ethel on travel wrote a review Jun 2019
2 contributions
We started our trip to Costa Rica and Panama at Posada Nena and it was a perfect first night for us. The room was very comfortable and spacious, staff was really nice and helpful and we had a very good and tasty breakfast the next morning. There is a Sunday market nearby, so we enjoyed the very nice atmosphere of the neighborhood. The owner Volker has a travel agency and we booked most accommodations and our car with him. The car waited for us at Posada Nena, so we had an easy start in our trip. Everything was very well organized and we had a great time and went to awesome places. He is eager to find out what you like and makes very good suggestions accordingly. We highly recommend Posada Nena and Volkers alautentico tours.
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Date of stay: March 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from GerenciaPosadaNena, Leiter Front Office at Hotel Posada Nena
Responded 1 Aug 2019
Hi Morphosandtucans, thanks you so much for your comment and your high recommendations at this site. We really hope you will be back soon, because Costa Rica offers still a lot more to explore. See you soon, Melanie
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Andre B wrote a review May 2019
Berlin, Germany34 contributions1 helpful vote
We spend 2 nights after our arrival in Costa Rica and have to say it was a little cozy hotel with friendly staff. Although the hotel felt much smaller then shown and it’s a bit noisy (dogs barking all night) plus we could not lock our door which felt unsafe.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from GerenciaPosadaNena, Leiter Front Office at Hotel Posada Nena
Responded 1 Aug 2019
Hi 368 and reb, Thanks for your comment at this place. and right, the Hotel is very small and for this reason personal and cozy. You should have informed us about the problem with the door, so we could fix it. Anyway it's nothing nsafe around here and we are sleeping inside the same compound anyway, so you were safe any time of your stay. Hope to receive you again really soon. Saludos Melanie
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Posada Nena
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Posada Nena?
Nearby attractions include Santa Ana Town Center (0.5 km) and Diseños En Madera (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Posada Nena?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Posada Nena?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a desk, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Posada Nena?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Posada Nena?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Posada Nena?
Conveniently located restaurants include alTAPAS, Doris Metropolitan, and Bacchus.
Does Hotel Posada Nena have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Posada Nena offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hotel Posada Nena located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Santa Ana.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Posada Nena?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Posada Nena?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Posada Nena?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Teatro Nacional Costa Rica (11.4 km), Ruinas de Ujarras (12.5 km), and Chepeteando/ San José a pie (11.3 km).