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200 Meters North And 100 East Of McDonalds, San Isidro del General, San Isidro del General District 11901 Costa Rica
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#1 of 8 hotels in San Isidro del General
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Welcome to San Isidro, the largest city in the southern zone of Costa Rica, also affectionately referred to by locals as Perez Zeledon, located in the province of San Jose. In the Valley of the General, surrounded by Talamanca Mountains, the Cordillera de Talamanca is a Mountain range that lies on the border between Costa Rica and Panama. The Hotel Zima is undoubtedly the quietest hotel of the area, with a convenient location nearby to supermarkets, drugstores, restaurants, stores and bars, as well a just meters from the Musoc bus station which provides transportation service between San Jose- San Isidro-San Jose. Many tourists utilize San Isidro del General as a stopping point when traveling between San Jose and other southern Costa Rica destinations such as Dominical, Uvita, Golfito, the Peninsula de Osa and Puerto Jimenez. Perez Zeledon is also great town to prepare for treks to Cerro de la Muerte and Cerro Chirripo, which is Costa Rican's highest peak and most challenging climb. In summer it is possible on clear days to see all across the country (from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea). It would be a pleasure to coordinate your tours to Nauyaca Water Falls (road to Dominical) as well outdoor activities such as bird watching, horseback riding in Las Quebradas Center Biological.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Children's television networks
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Secured parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Car hire
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
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Safe
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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39Car recommended
Grade: 39 out of 100
23Restaurantswithin 1 km
3Attractionswithin 1 km
95Reviews1Q+A12Room tips

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Diverdan28 wrote a review Mar 2022
Ingleside, Canada558 contributions266 helpful votes
My buddy and I had a one-night stopover in San Isidro and chose the Zima. The hotel is located off a quiet street well away from the main highway so it was very quiet. The reception staff were pleasant and efficient. The grounds and the pool are attractive and kept tidy and clean. The breakfast service was somewhat limited but the meal itself was very well prepared and very tasty. Service was excellent. Our room was average for the price. It was very clean and the two beds were comfortable. The A/C functioned well. The shower uses an electric heater which some find scary but i just found a tad slow to heat. We were short a couple of towels but when we asked, they were quickly provided. TV had multiple spanish language channels and CNN. But that seems to be the norm throughout Costa Rica. We had room 21 and my main complaint is that it was very dark. The one window provides very little light into the L-shaped room. This was Ok for one night but would be an issue for a multi-night stay. There are not a lot of spots in San Isidro but the Zima is probably one of the better choices for a short stay.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded 22 Jul 2022
Thank you very much for your review. It is very valuable for us to know your experience in our hotel. We are here to serve you
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carol c wrote a review Jan 2022
Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica18 contributions3 helpful votes
Make sure you ask for a room away from main road as otherwise you won't sleep and you can't open the window as there's a running drain outside that smells, so you wont want to open the curtains either as the view of a tatty yard is not nice. Had to use air con all night to drown out the sound of huge trucks and their hissing , whining brakes. Consequently I developed loss of voice and lung problem from the bacteria. Bed was comfy, big bathroom that smelt of drains. All in all an unpleasant experience , as I explained at reception when we left. Nice staff and restaurant good enough. Sweet pool. We just had the worst room I think.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lynn L wrote a review Jan 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
This hotel is located within walking distance of everything in downtown San Isidro but it is quiet. The parking is adequate & the room updated. The breakfast was excellent & we will look forward to trying dinner next time we stay there. There is wifi in the room but it is not very good. The staff was very nice.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Margaret P wrote a review Apr 2020
The Hague, The Netherlands166 contributions49 helpful votes
We had 2 beautifully appointed rooms, next to one another, in a lovely garden setting - with a double "swing seat" right outside. A very welcome swim in the small but very clean pool, and an excellent dinner and breakfast. Staff were very pleasant and helpful. Perfect for an overnight stay en route to the south
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: Our 2 rooms were very good, I assume all the others were too. Easy access, no steps
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Response from Santiago E, Manager at Hotel Zima
Responded 23 Apr 2020
Dear Margareth. We want to thank you for your comments. It will always be a pleasure to serve you. We hope you return!
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Connie L wrote a review Feb 2020
Calgary, Canada11 contributions22 helpful votes
Bed was small (queen maybe) and hard. Room was small, no mini fridge. View from room was bad. Free breakfast was great. For the price, we expected better compared to other places we had stayed at, on our trip through Costa Rica.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Santiago E, Manager at Hotel Zima
Responded 23 Apr 2020
Dear, Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property. On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for not exceeding your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you gave us to implement improvements to ensure we offer a better experience for guests in the future. I hope that you will consider staying with us again so that we can have another chance to provide you with a superior experience. If I can provide any assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me directly at . Sincerely,
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jshook7 wrote a review Jan 2020
Pittsburgh 2 contributions
Hotel is in a good location near but not in the town center. There was no gym despite ad saying so. Booked queen bed and for a double bed. Hard as concrete mattress. Electric in bathroom didn’t work. Light and outlet pool and restaurant was very nice. Grounds were nice also
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Santiago E, Manager at Hotel Zima
Responded 23 Apr 2020
Dear, Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property. On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for not exceeding your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you gave us to implement improvements to ensure we offer a better experience for guests in the future. I hope that you will consider staying with us again so that we can have another chance to provide you with a superior experience. If I can provide any assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me directly at . Sincerely,
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kattullus wrote a review Jan 2020
Stockholm, Sweden1111 contributions336 helpful votes
Very helpful staff. The restaurant is very good, especially the Italian dishes. Clean, large, comfortable rooms. Good breakfast alternatives. There is a small pool to enjoy. Quiet location which needs some navigation to find.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Santiago E, Manager at Hotel Zima
Responded 11 Jan 2020
Le agradecemos su comentario. Fue un placer servirle. Esperamos nuevamente su visita.
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Jim M wrote a review Apr 2019
Dallas, Texas205 contributions103 helpful votes
This is a good, modern hotel in a fairly large and busy commercial center of Costa Rica. It is set off the main street a bit but it is convenient to shopping and restaurants. The staff was very helpful and the food and service at the restaurant was good.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kelly S wrote a review Jan 2019
Arlington, Wisconsin9 contributions14 helpful votes
Stayed at this hotel for 10 days during end of Dec to early January. Location of hotel is just off the main hwy in San Isidro down a small side street which makes for a quiet stay. Stayed in the junior suit on the second floor......large and spacious room with very comfortable bed - loved it! Breakfast is included in the price of the room and enjoyed the fresh fruit and coffee each morning. The hotel staff is great and they showed a real interest in our Costa Rican experience. My wife is from Costa Rica but hadn't been back in 19 years. I can not say enough about how much we loved this hotel!! We even met the owner and we complimented him on running such a nice place. As a business owner myself, we appreciate when others see how hard we work to make others (customers) happy!!
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Junior suit on second floor.
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KathyS wrote a review Jan 2019
McKeesport, Pennsylvania67 contributions13 helpful votes
My husband and i stayed at the Best Western Zima for 3 nights while exploring some of the birding hotspots of San Vito. The hotel is centrally located in the heart of the city, but only a short drive from Las Quebradas Nature Reserve and about 30 minutes from the wonderful Los Cusingos, an excellent private reserve with reliable sightings of the brilliant Turquoise Cotinga, one of Costa Rica's most sought-after bird species. Guides can be hired at Los Cusingos to locate this incredible bird. Immaculately clean and modern, the Best Western is an inviting respite from days of birding in the surrounding countryside. We booked the junior suite on the 2nd floor which was a huge room with excellent air conditioning, large bathroom, two comfortable queen beds and ample space to put all of our stuff. We paid a AAA rate of $260 for 3 nights. Breakfast is included in the room rate, and though not a buffet, there is a choice of four menu combos that were adequately filling. The best part of breakfast, though, is watching the birds come to the fruit feeders for their breakfast! We saw Golden-hooded, Scarlet-rumped, Blue-gray and Summer Tanagers, Red-legged Honeycreepers and other colorful beauties. The staff at the Best Western was top-notch -- especially the friendly man at check-in and the overnight front-desk receptionist who addressed and quelled a situation we had with noisy neighbors. The restaurant staff was always polite and attentive, clearing away our dishes and refilling our coffee cups when needed. This was our 6th trip to Costa Rica -- the Best Western Zima is definitely a spot we'll return to on a future trip!
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The rooms on the first floor or near the lobby or restaurant seem quieter.
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PRICE RANGE
US$90 - US$108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of San JosePerez ZeledonSan Isidro del General DistrictSan Isidro del General
NUMBER OF ROOMS
37
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Zima
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Zima?
Nearby attractions include Frutas Y Verduras Bonilla (0.6 km), Mercado Municipal De Pérez Zeledón (0.6 km), and Catedral San Isidro Labrador (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Zima?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Zima?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Zima?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Zima?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Zima?
Conveniently located restaurants include Urban Farm Cafe, El Cafetín, and Cafe Delicias.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Zima?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Hotel Zima have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Zima offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hotel Zima located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of San Isidro del General.
Does Hotel Zima offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Zima?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.