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Hotel Alta Las Palomas

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Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Fantastic hotel, we stayed here twice in January. The first night we arrived the room was later out with several candles, champers and rose petals. The steak in the restaurant is simply amazing , we it both times we stayed. On our return visit 2 weeks later we ordered some cocktails and they then also give us complimentary tapas and...

Thank Kev H
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 January 2016

The hotel is in a nice area, and feels very safe and secure. The service didn't seem very experienced, but tried their best. The room was nice and very large, but with no entertainment services. Just seems more like a resort rather than a hotel.

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NatureVacations, General Manager at Hotel Alta Las Palomas, responded to this review

I was a little confused by this review, as the title doesn't seem to match up with the comments that follows or the mark of 3/5 . We always take suggestions into consideration so we can improve the experience for future guests. It is not clear where the shortcomings of our staff were. Each staff member is asked to professionally...

Farmington, New Mexico, United States
Reviewed 28 January 2016

This hotel is quite a hike to get into downtown Santa Ana, and it's a rather daunting hike at that. The roads here are quite narrow, and the little path on the side of the road meanders at times onto the road. Be sure you are paying attention. That being said, the hotel itself is lovely. The interior architecture reminds...

Thank Karen B
Jaco, Costa Rica
Reviewed 22 January 2016

We spent one night here when I had to be in San Jose early the next day. The grounds are beautiful and the staff is excellent. Breakfast was a real treat. We loved our experience there. We will definitely visit again.

Thank RetiredLinda1973
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

We arrived at the Alta hotel late at night after a long flight from the UK. The hotel was lovely and a warm welcome awaited us from the hotel staff. The staff were aware that it was our honeymoon and went out of there way to make some special touches to our bedroom including complimentary champagne, chocolate covered strawberries and...

Thank craighebberd
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Great location for Costa Rica , the hotel staff was very professional and friendly. Very relaxing could spend a month here. Breakfast was good. Restaurant was excellent . Rooms very clean and tv had a good selection of channels. Good family vacations

Thank Siw I
Reviewed 15 January 2016

Boutique hotel in the hills overlooking San Jose and around 30 minutes drive from the airport. We stayed one night before heading to the Rain Forest and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The restaurant was excellent although the night we arrived the choice was "Thanksgiving Dinner" or sandwiches. Thanksgiving Dinner it was and to be fair the meal was superb albeit...

Thank chief123
Evanston, Illinois
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

We had a lay over in San Jose area and our travel agent booked us here! We were delighted -- incredible views of the valley, stunningly nice architecture -- our room was a Colonial style with nice arched doorways. we ate at the Luxe which was nice -- very convenient. Great bathrooms, nice linens. Best: the porch right outside our...

Thank Tracy T
Newton, Massachusetts
Reviewed 14 January 2016

From the moment we arrived at Alta (after a long day of travel) we were welcomed by friendly and accommodating staff. They even allowed us to come to dinner before the restaurant officially opened for the evening. The hotel and the grounds are beautiful, the rooms are very spacious, clean and comfortable and all have amazing views with large decks....

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Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 12 January 2016

As many people agree that this is a very elegantly designed hotel. The designer did a great job. The room is very clean with simple yet stylish furniture. There is a large balcony, and the view from there is stunning. The staff are efficient, really friendly and nice. What we liked is that there is a small communal area where...

Thank suzupwoc

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • 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 traveler 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 José. *We are not pet-friendly ... 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: $172 - $325 (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 Business Hotel in Escazu
#1 Romantic Hotel in Escazu
#4 Family Hotel in Escazu
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“All rooms had great views so cant recommend any particular room”
Sedgtrav1, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have balconies with good views of the city.”
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 ”
DougGrout, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We enjoyed an upstairs room with outside balcony & stunning views.”
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.”
676haydeej, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
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