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Hotel Alta Las Palomas

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Newbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great hotel with a splendid view over the city. We had a good room, with a balcony overlooking the city from the hillside location. Balcony was an excellent place to have a drink. Also free coffee provided. Architecturally inspired inside. We had good meals there and thought it was a perfect place to be for our two nights in...

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had two wonderful stays at Hotel Alta las Palomas in February. It's a nice boutique hotel, tucked away from all the traffic and with a nice view of the valley. Easy access to the autopista. I would highly recommend this hotel if you are looking for a place to stay on the western side of San Jose.

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Kinderhook, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Beautiful small boutique hotel, friendly staff, good food. Location is a bit out-of-the-way, but well worth it. Great pool. Rooms are well-appointed with attention to detail. Small gym but enough to get the job done.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had our wedding at this beautiful hotel... all the personal was very kind and everything happened as planned. The rooms have a gorgeous view and the wedding reception was amazing. Food is incredible. Perfect place to have an intimate wedding.

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Hello Lariza, We are very glad that you were able to have your wedding just like you planned. We specialized in intimate events and really take care of every detail to offer you a great experience. Thank you again for your nice review Hope to see you back soon!

Epsom, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at the hotel after some 18 hours of travelling from UK to find there was no running water available for a shower, or even to wash your hands. This was eventually rectified some 5 hours later, around 10 in the evening, by which time we were already in bed! Not the best of starts ... Given the hotel...

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Dear Sir. Thank you for your comments regarding your stay at Hotel Alta. We are sorry the first impression upon your arrival was not a positive one. A few hours before your arrival a leak sprang in our main water pipe in the fourth floor. In order to repair it we very unfortunately had to shut off the water completely...

Amesbury, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here on our last night in Costa Rica. This very clean, nicely situated hotel has nicely appointed rooms, a lovely in house restaurant and beautiful view of the city below. Many of the rooms have nice balconies that look out over the city of San Jose. At night it was a nice looking out at the city lights...

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Hello Brian, Thank you very much for your great review! We are really happy that you had a good stay. Hope to see you back soon!

Glasgow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were not disappointed to have chosen The Alta for 2 nights at each end of our month long trip to Costa Rica. The hotel was an oasis of calm after travelling, beautiful situation, rooms & helpful staff. Highly recommend & would stay here again.

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Hello Gillian, Thank you very much for your review! We are glad you enjoyed calmness, beautiful rooms and helpful staff in our hotel. Hope to see you back soon!

Sedona, AZ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Other than a hangup when we checked in, this property, the service, and the food was all wonderful! I had booked using Trip Advisor, which translated my selection of four people into two beds--this became a problem since the hotel charges per person. However, the problem lay with Trip Advisor, not me, and the night staff man was extremely resistant...

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Hello, Thank you very much for letting us know the problem with Tripadvisor, we will get in touch with them so avoid further situations like this. Apart from that we are glad you enjoyed your stay We hope to see you back soon!

Lewes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived around 9pm and the staff really could not have been more charming and welcoming. We were shown to our room, and invited to sit on our balcony where we were given a delicious non-alcoholic cocktail. Perfect. The following evening, again late back from a trip, we ordered a drink at the bar and were asked if we wanted...

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Hello, Just the title of this review makes us feel super happy. We are really glad you had a good stay in our hotel. We really care about offering a good service. We would love to see you back soon! Regards

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Alta for two nights after a 4 week tour of Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Our requirement of a quiet room and pool, good restaurant and easy access to the city centre/airport were met perfectly. Most of the time we were the only pool/ steam room users. When we did go into the city the Reception staff were...

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Hello, We are really happy you had a good stay! Our hotel is characterized by calmess and great service. We are glad you found in us what you were looking for. Hope to see you back soon!

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Alta Las Palomas is a collection of 23 rooms with private balconies and expansive views of costa rica's central valley. This means you'll often find an adventure-weary traveller dining at la luz restaurant+bar, kicking back and soaking up the views after an epic expedition, or regrouping to head out again. Their roomy balconies leading you to an exotic garden scene, or if staying in the master suite, the mountains and volcanoes beyond Valle de Santa Ana. Local organic farmers supply the ingredients for la luz restaurant+bar whose menus feature an eclectic mix of influences. Let our chef indulge your senses with an exquisite culinary experience at la luz restaurant+bar, renowned as one of the best restaurants in san jose. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Alta Las Palomas

Address: Hwy 121 | Alto de las Palomas, Escazu 10201, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > Escazu
Price Range: €142 - €252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Alta Las Palomas 3.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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Also Known As:
Alta Hotel Escazu
Hotel Alta Las Palomas Costa Rica/Escazu
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Escazu
#1 Business Hotel in Escazu
#4 Family Hotel in Escazu
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“All rooms have balconies with good views of the city.”
 of 5 bubbles JohnS431, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The bottom floor rooms don't have views, but they have great terraces out to the pool... great place for breakfast ”
 of 5 bubbles DougGrout, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We enjoyed an upstairs room with outside balcony & stunning views.”
 of 5 bubbles gillianb727, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Our room was the closest to the pool and the restaurant, it was very convenient as we just walk outside the room from the balcony to go to the pool. However, there wasn't 100% privacy as we could see people passing by going to the pool right from our bed. Next time I would choose an upper level room where I can have the curtains wide open and enjoy a more private view. Also you have to be careful and just be sure to lock the doors/windows that lead to the balcony, because of the traffic area.”
 of 5 bubbles 676haydeej, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“While I was on business, my wife came along and enjoyed her 2-day stay at Hotel Alta with its unique architectural style and wonderful staff. ”
 of 5 bubbles pablo493, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
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