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Escazú, San Jose, Costa Rica
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We spent a long week-end at Las Catalinas, we rented flat 20 avenida la Antigua 1 and the 5 of us could sleep in the one-bedroom apartment perfectly (two adults and 3 children). The flat is beautifully designed and decorated and comes with a small yet cosy pool on the terrace. We enjoyed very much the area by the beach... More 

Thank Emilie R
new york
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22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2015 via mobile

Only 30 minutes from downtown san jose and overlooking the valley this mansion house converted in to a hotel is a must see. Well maintened house and gardens with a beautiful view of the city from the top, is a place to enjoy and relax.. Staff very helpful and friendly also offers good home cooking. Beware that this is adults... More 

Thank baronwillie
1 review
Reviewed 3 February 2015

Pool ambience was great , we met many couples. Our room had the best view of the valley. The food at this place was excellent, All inclusive but NO BUFFETT with a large menu. Great Parties on Saturday night and Sunday Funday!! We did the Poas Volcano tour and was close to this location!! Very pleasant staff!!

Thank samantha w
Los Angeles, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 September 2014

It was a great experience staying at your hotel, was better than we expected. My wife and i were really happy because thats what we were looking for, a calm place sorrounded by nature, great view, delicious food, and staff were really kind and helpful.

1 Thank jack s
Alajuela, Costa Rica
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2014

When we get there, Because it was hard to get there, they request the payment prior anything, then they told us that the hotel was a partial nudist hotel, then we get to our room that all over was really bad cleaning, and had no A/C, when we complains they try to upgrade us to the honey moon suit the... More 

1 Thank Gitme08
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112 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2014

We wanted to get away for a few days and although this hotel was far out of the way from San Jose we decided to try it because it looked so nice on-line. it was not easy to find and included driving 2 or 3 kilometers on a very bad road with many potholes. In fact in some parts you... More 

3 Thank drushton
Florida, United States
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2014

First of all, to address some of the negative comments in earlier reviews, let's say this first: THIS IS NOT A FIVE STAR RESORT. Right. Now that we've done that, let's talk about what it is. It is a charming place with great ambiance for those seeking relaxation in a laid-back location that is both secluded and close to the... More 

2 Thank Mark B
United States
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2014

Very little customer service here. Almost every single time I wanted something, I had to walk inside the main restaurant area and hunt someone down to place an order. For the days when people are out by the pools, there is no reason not to send someone out every 20 or 30 minutes to take orders. Also, there was one... More 

Thank sergeantsandbag
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2013 via mobile

Everytime we go to heredia we love to go to la CAtalina! Staf is super nice and the ambience is great and romantic! We love the idea that is an adults only hotel! The views are fantastic! Restaurant temptations inside the hotel is really good and with good music!

Thank TravisUT
Newark, New Jersey
1 review
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.... More 

Thank ellji2013

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • 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 Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • 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: ₹ 7,228 - ₹ 9,000 (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
La Catalina Hotel And Suites
Hotel La Catalina
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“president suite recommended”
 of 5 bubbles samanthaw931, 2 Feb 2015 | Read review
“president room was awsome”
 of 5 bubbles jacksE5935IZ, 24 Sep 2014 | Read review
“I doubt seriously if there is a good room. If there was, surely they would have shown it to us.”
 of 5 bubbles drushton, 25 Apr 2014 | Read review
“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
 of 5 bubbles markbF7454MZ, 10 Mar 2014 | Read review
“I like the rooms by the lower pool. Much more private, shady and a short walk to the restaurant/bar.”
 of 5 bubbles sergeantsandbag, 15 Feb 2014 | Read review
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