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Hotel Alta Las Palomas

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Upon arrival at this hotel, I realized I had stayed here before back in 2001. I remember enjoying my stay the first time, but it was only for one night. This time, it seems the hotel has been renovated in decor, especially in the main lobby area. It is really a stunning building. The staff are extremely warm and helpful...

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Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 18 August 2016

My husband and I stayed here our last night in Costa Rica. The first thing I noticed was a smell, like fuel, permeated the hallways. The hotel was pretty, but I couldn’t get past the smell. Our room was nice. The private balcony was wonderful and provided a stunning view. The shower was designed poorly as water sprayed out of...

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Chesterfield
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Everything about this hotel was of the highest standard. Staff were helpful and friendly. The room was well equipped and very comfortable and had a great view looking down on to the city. Live music in the restaurant was a bonus. The hotel oozes with charm and character and is a very pleasant place to stay.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 14 August 2016

My wife and I took advantage of the Romantic Night package and had a great stay. The hotel is beautiful and the staff very attentive and helpful. The only reason I gave the hotel a 4 out of 5 is that four of our requests at dinner were not available. We were told that the hotel had a business event...

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Reviewed 9 August 2016

I brought my family of four to Costa Rica. My kids are teenagers and we started our vacation at Alta hotel and had two rooms on the 4th floor. My kids had their own room and my wife and I had our own room. We had a relaxing day at the pool on the first day and a wonderful dinner...

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Hitchin
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Just stayed one night at hotel Alta after flying into San Jose. We were welcomed with dredging towels and a fruit punch which was much apprecIated after our long journey. I Loved this hotel and wished we had another night there. Very friendly and helpful staff, lovely rooms and pool area.

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 6 August 2016

María José was wonderful. There was also a competent woman at the front desk who patiently tried to help me despite the computer not working. The kids complained that the pool was too cold and so didn't want to use it, which was a bummer because there is nothing else to do for them and the road is not a...

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Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed 4 August 2016

The shower needs a lip by the glass door so the water does not get out of the shower, someone can slip and get hurt. Great view from the balcony, the yard had to many spider webs and big spiders. Great breakfast , I did see some mold in the bathroom ceiling.

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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Service was exceptional. From the front desk to the room attendants....these people are the stars of this hotel. Lovely view from our balcony. Mini bar was impossible to open, which was frustrating but not enough to spoil our stay.

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

We debated at length whether to stopover in San Jose, at all, on our way to our Costa Rican adventure. Looking back, I’m glad we decided to stay a couple of days. I stumbled across Hotel Alta Las Palomas online, after some research. It looked very stylish and I was particularly taken by its mountain views. It was also very...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
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: $200 - $330 (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 Province Of San Jose, Costa Rica - Escazu
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Escazu
#1 Romantic Hotel in Escazu
#4 Family Hotel in Escazu
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“Ask for a room with a balcony and city lights view.”
 of 5 bubbles GaryP272, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Our room was quiet and overlooked the luscious gardens.”
 of 5 bubbles 201sandrac, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Each room is different, ask for the first floor, there is no elevator.”
 of 5 bubbles Rick_Lpz, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The swimming pool should be heated”
 of 5 bubbles Mhalfin, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Beautiful views on upper level. ”
 of 5 bubbles LAPMJT, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
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