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Villa San Ignacio

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel has two separate house on a rather large estate. The main building has a nice pool and an inviting bar where we also had our dinner. We had our room in the annex, it was a large room with sparse decoration and good beds. Right outside there is a lovely garden with an enormous ficus tree. Breakfast is...

Thank Ugurd
Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We landed in San Jose late in the afternoon and decided it would be best to pick up rental car and stay somewhere close before hitting the road. We choose this hotel as it meant we could avoid San Jose as well it looks so charming and peaceful, in fact the word peaceful is used several times on their website....

Thank Jennifer M
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The grounds are very large. I had a room up on top with a balcony looking towards the pool area. This afforded a nice view as well as a nice breeze. My room was large and clean but basic. The bathrooms lack hair dryers and a selection of toiletries but ar clean and modern. The air conditioner was great to...

1Thank flameforever
JosePablo, Guest Relations Manager at Villa San Ignacio, responded to this review

Thanks for the overall positive outlook on the hotel! We are glad you liked the rooms, the gardens, and the food & bar. We do have hairdryers at the front desk for people who ask for them. Since we are small hotel, we strive to get to our guests what they need to be more comfortable - so please let...

Montepulciano, Italy
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed here on final night of trip and would very highly recommend as an alternative to going in to San Jose ( even when the major roadworks are finished). The hotel organised pick up and return to the airport, which worked well. The room was lovely and the bed extremely comfortable, plus restaurant was good. Staff friendly and very helpful,...

Thank Peter J
JosePablo, Public Relations Manager at Villa San Ignacio, responded to this review

You are very accurate in your description! It's better to stay close to the airport in Alajuela instead of driving thru traffic to go to San José. We are glad to hear the pick up was on time, the bed was comfortable and you had a great time with our staff at the bar & restaurant. Looking forward to having...

Frenchburg, Kentucky
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We stayed here one night. Checking in was a bit confusing. There are two buildings here, each with their own check in and parking. Our friend was booked in the lower building next to the restaurant and pool while we were in the upper building with a great view and a tree full of birds. Our room was big and...

1Thank Tyme4relaxing
JosePablo, Guest Relations Manager at Villa San Ignacio, responded to this review

Thanks for the thorough review! We do have different categories of rooms, so you can choose from a smaller standard room to a Deluxe Room and Master Suites in the upper area - so you can adjust accordingly to your budget. I'm very pleased you are able to use the trails, which is one of our newest projects in development....

Reviewed 2 February 2017

This hotel was perfect for our group of 18 people. People came into SJO at different times and Xenia and Carla arranged for them to be picked up perfectly. Rooms were great, service was beyond impeccable, and the restaurant was excellent. The grounds and views were great for bird spotting and the hotel is a great and unique place to...

Thank linda h
JosePablo, Guest Relations Manager at Villa San Ignacio, responded to this review

Reviews like these makes us happy and proud! We love catering to small groups and creating great experiences for them. Glad to hear our customer service agents provided you what you need and the rest of the staff gave you an impeccable service! As you could tell, we have been working on many improvements and we'll keep in improving as...

Kansas City, MO
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

This was a very well maintained and clean hotel. The owner, manager, and staff take great pride in keeping the grounds and buildings in great shape. The grounds were beautiful, rooms large, clean, and comfortable beds. They even have added hiking trails in the back of their hotel for guests to use and now have a fire pit. Restaurant food...

1Thank MBT10
Ukiah, California
Reviewed 23 December 2016

I had a wonderful time at this hotel. Villa San Ignacio was excellent in all areas. The staff was courteous and a delight to deal with. It has much to offer from a light stroll on a beautiful three hectare property to its gorgeous views from the hotel room. Property is gated and safe. There is an excellent restaurant on...

1Thank Johnny0110
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We picked this hotel based on other reviews. We travelled with our two children (11 and 14). Check-in was simple.. Staff were always more than friendly. Our boys enjoyed the pool area and games room, especially the pool table. The breakfast was quite good, with two choices of meal, the typical (Costa Rican style breakfast) and the Continental. The rooms...

2Thank Polaris_Pilot
JosePablo, Public Relations Manager at Villa San Ignacio, responded to this review

Your punch line really describes what we are trying to develop at Villa San Ignacio! Adding character and personalized service in an unique way to your traveling experience is what sets us apart. Very glad to hear you liked the game/reading rooms and the pool table. We will keep adding items to keep the young ones entertained! Thanks for sharing...

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We had a great stay. The service is outstanding. The man at the bar (unfortunately we don't remember his name) did everything for us to make us feel at home, even organized to get our laundry washed. Thank you so much!!! Breakfast was delicious and the pool very nice. There is even a billard table. Loved it!!

Thank PrisCal5g68d
JosePablo, Public Relations Manager at Villa San Ignacio, responded to this review

Glad to hear you had such a great experience at Villa San Ignacio! We will keep up our staff's dedication and motivation towards excellent service. Thomas, the bartender, is a clear example of that positive attitude! Thanks for the motivation and great review!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Villa San Ignacio has been renovated to recall its original rustic charm. The vintage décor is polished but simple, and our custom furniture designed from antiques provides cozy comfort for guests while evoking the simple grace of the country. Clean, natural light makes it feel like you're visiting a cheery hacienda. Pandora Restaurant, specializing in home made dishes with fresh, local ingredients, is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. With seven acres of verdant grounds and a variety meeting areas, Villa San Ignacio is the ideal location for corporate and special events. We have an outdoor pool, pool table, gaming and reading areas,fire pit, BBQ area, and nature trails in the property. The spirit of Villa San Ignacio is a visit to the past with the all of the modern comforts. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Villa San Ignacio

Address: Route 107 | Cruce de Grecia y Poas, Cruce de Poas/Cacao, 5 km (3 mi) west of cemetery, Alajuela 20102, Costa Rica (Formerly Orquideas Inn)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Price Range: ₹ 5,886 - ₹ 10,398 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Villa San Ignacio 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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Also Known As:
Orquideas Hotel Alajuela
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Alajuela
#10 Family Hotel in Alajuela
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“choose rooms on top by reception”
 of 5 bubbles flameforever, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room up on the hill. It further away from the pool and restaurant but quieter and the view from an upstairs room is marvelous.”
  • lower building room
  • view from our balcony in second floor upper building
  • view from the upper building second floor
  • room in the upper building
  • lower building
 of 5 bubbles Tyme4relaxing, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Do not be afraid to call. Staff is bilingual and speak perfect english. Call if you have any questions or concerns.”
 of 5 bubbles Johnny0110, 22 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Far from the entrance.”
 of 5 bubbles JoseCavalli, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Deluxe King Suite is huge & has a great view!”
 of 5 bubbles litagd2014, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
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