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Newark, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 August 2013

I am from India and its rather rare to find an Indian in Costa Rica. The country is fascinating with natural sceneries all around. I stayed at La Catalina for a month and a half. I should admit the stay was indeed pleasant and satisfying especially because of the staff. They were very friendly and were more like a family....

Thank ellji2013
Reviewed 8 February 2013

after travilling for a day to get to costa rica i like to stay at la catalina because it,s close to the airport. this time they put me in one of thier new rooms.the jacuzzie and king size bed were a nice treat.from the front porch the san jose valley was laid out like a carpet of lights below me,it...

Thank snowman4
Fort Pierce, Florida, United States
Reviewed 6 February 2013

i stayed at la catalina in late 2012. the hotel was beautiful and very well kept.because the main house was empty that week they let us stay in it for the same price as the smaller house. the view from where we stayed was amazing,every morning clouds would literally roll across the front yard it was really cool being that...

Thank Bryan S
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 5 January 2013

I was there in rainy season in September but it was one of my best vacations ever. Not to many tourists but with the people vacationing there we felt like we are a part of a big family including the hotel staff. Don't expect 5 star hotel atmosphere they didn't advertise something like that and I personally wasn't looking for...

Thank A S
Reviewed 17 December 2012

After arriving from a long flight from Europe, my wife and I were happy to find that after being picked up at the airport the hotel was no more than a 20 minute drive away. What a wonderful place, definitely boutique. It felt more like a country mansion than a hotel. The huge well kept gardens were a pleasure to...

1Thank FreeSpirit4ever16
San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 9 December 2012

Do not get me wrong, it is not a bad hotel. However, it is totally overpriced. The wifi did not work in my room, even though it did at the reception. Nobody could do something about it. I was told to pay 100% of the total amount for my stay, even though I had already paid 50% when I made...

1Thank AL P
Marilyn K, Guest Relations Manager at La Catalina Hotel & Suites, responded to this review

We are sorry to read from your review that you had encountered few difficulties during your stay with us and please accept our sincere apologies for the inconveniences caused. It is never our intention to disappoint our guests .. We are thankful that after checking the internet, this guest could see we were not attempting to charge him twice.... glad...

Reviewed 22 November 2012 via mobile

Perfect location in SJO! The food was delicious and the staff was amazing with us! We will go back in January with more friends! Executive king suites with jacuzzi are clean and well decorated with Costa Rica charm Thank you for made us feel at home!

Thank TravisUT
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Reviewed 18 March 2012

I stayed for one amazing week in this gorgeous hotel. The staff was friendly and helpful; I booked all my tours with them. I will like to highly recommend the Poas Volcano tour that is about 40 minutes from the hotel. On February 14th we had a romantic Dinner with live music for valentine’s day, they decorated all the hotel...

2Thank Martin Alonso E
Reviewed 15 February 2012

Stay here if you want to relax and decompress. This is a mountain resort. There isn't allot of rooms or guests at La Catalina. However you will be tended to very well, a stay here is like a private getaway with a personal staff just for you. Good food. Small town near by also if you want to meet locals.

1Thank calfun
Mainz, Germany
Reviewed 10 January 2012

very high prices (169-199$ per night), average quality, not very clean, everything looks a little untended, location very outside, personal very friendly

1Thank jx7
john0123, Manager at La Catalina Hotel & Suites, responded to this review

The reviewer was not honest and lied. Tthey never stayed with us as alleged.The reviewer made a reservation at our agreed price,showed up to checkin and found out they did not have their passports with them,so they left to get their passports.No money changed hands and the reviewer never saw all the hotel property.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
La Catalina Hotel & Suites is an adult couples only, majestic private, gated resort, located a few miles just outside the City of Heredia which is just outside the Capital City of San Jose, on 6 lush acres inhabited by tropical flowers, trees, ponds and other gracious amenities like tennis court,gym,billiards,jacuzzi and 2 swimming pools.One swimming pool is nude and the other up to topless. Fully furnished hotel rooms, suites and villas are offered - studios, one or two bedrooms, and even romantic private villa enclaves ready for your enjoyment.Some weeks in the year are totally clothing optional.La Catalina has the best food in the area from North American to South American to Asian to Seafood.La Catalina has a great weekly entertainment program. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Catalina Hotel & Suites

Address: beside Cetal LaCatalina, Birri, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Heredia > Birri
Price Range: €97 - €114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — La Catalina Hotel & Suites 3.5*
Number of rooms: 29
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La Catalina Hotel Birri
Hotel La Catalina
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“We enjoyed our two-story balcony suite (room 112) very much. The views were awesome. There is a wide range of choices, look carefully for what suits you.”
  • Third floor balcony view of San Jose at night
  • Third floor balcony view of San Jose Valley
  • Third floor balcony view of grounds
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