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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

In Sept 2015, My wife and I drove up the dark, narrow, and pot holed road of over crowded And hugely overrated Escazu with the intention of eating dinner at thw white house, only to discover that the place is closed down and posted with for sale signs. An end to a minor but interesting little tradition in Escazu.....

4 Thank John W
Silver Spring, MD
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37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2015

My wife and I traveled to Costa Rica a few years back on a whim. We were trying to think of somewhere to go that we hadn't been and decided on Costa Rica. We would go back, but next time we want to stay at a hotel on the beach instead of in downtown San Jose. From our hotel we... More 

Thank AndreMC
Aldergrove, Canada
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27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2014

This property is absolutely gorgeous. It featured very comfortable guest rooms, beautiful views, and excellent, friendly staff. My husband and I took a delightful stroll through the neighbourhood and felt completely safe. We dined in the on site restaurant and everything was fresh, delicious and satisfying... not a single complaint from me. I highly recommend and can't wait to return.

1 Thank TravelAgentRobin
Boynton Beach, Florida
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2014 via mobile

The hotel has a truly spectacular panoramic view of San Jose. The rooms are in good condition with a comfortable bed - warning - no elevator. If the hotel supplied a box of tissues and a hair dryer in the room I would have added a star. the restaurant opens at 7:00 AM and the excursions we had planned were... More 

3 Thank LongBeachFern
Front D, Director de Recepción at Grand Tara Hotel, responded to this review

Hello LongBeachFern Thanks for your comments, this will help us to improve our customer service. Best Regards Grand Tara-Team More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2014 via mobile

I stayed with my boyfriend for one night and they offer us to dinner at the hotel. The waiter said they didnt't have menu just one option. The total price was $200 ! The worst was that the dinner didnt't worth it at all! They also had mosquitos all over the table! Any other place near the hotel would be... More 

5 Thank YourEcofriend
Front D, Director de Recepción at Grand Tara Hotel, responded to this review

Hello YourEcofriend Thanks for your comments, this will help us to improve our customer service Best Regards Grand Tara-Team More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2014

The Grand Tara hotel is located in the area of Excauzu just outside Costa Rica's capital of San Jose. Situated on a hill, the hotel offers panoramic views of the entire city. Enjoy a wonderful meal while taking in one of the most amazing views you can imagine. Once a majestic plantation home, the estate is now home to one... More 

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Meriden, Connecticut
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49 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2014

It must be said first and foremost: This hotel is nothing like what it is advertised to be. There is NO casino. There is NO spa. The restaurant is only open part of the day and the menu is limited. You must ask for ice. The wifi may or may not work depending on where you are. Our wooden floors... More 

Thank Patricia K
Front D, Director de Recepción at Grand Tara Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Patricia K Thanks for your comments, this will help us to improve our customer service, I would like let you know, we open our Restaurant & Spa already for everybody, from 7:00 until 23:00 Sincerely Your Grand Tara-Team More 

Los Angeles, California
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1 review
Reviewed 10 January 2014

The good: Beautiful place, inside and out. Warm, friendly, helpful, fluent in English staff. Good wi-fi. Good coffee. Provide taxi rides to town for tour pickup. Quiet. Clean. The meh: It's far away from anything meaning taxis...or rent a car. The tours won't pick you up from the hotel. Restaurant didn't open for us to sample. Details: Soon after finding... More 

Thank EJM91206
San Diego
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2013

It was probably a beautiful property eight years ago. We upgraded to the penthouse which had beautiful views, but that's it. The beautiful wood floors hadn't been mopped in months. The toilet area is open to the entire guest room so it is very uncomfortable to say the least. We were woken up every night by echos of other guests... More 

Thank marcie87
Front D, Director de Recepción at Grand Tara Hotel, responded to this review

Hello dear marcie87 Thank you for your review, I really apologize about your inconvenients in our Hotel, I just would like let you know that we open our restaurant already, from 7:00 until 23:00 for everybody, we also offer room service without extra charge, Best regards Your Grand Tara-Team More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The three-story, 23-room hotel is adorned with ornate white pillars, a spacious balcony and floor-to-ceiling windows. Inside, hardwood floors, natural wood accents and a winding staircase give the hotel an elegant appeal. The Grand Tara offers plenty of places to unwind from a day of business negotiations or sightseeing. Guests can lounge by the pool or Jacuzzi, enjoy a cocktail on the veranda or take in the view on the terrace. The on-site spa offers a variety of treatments, including massages, facials, manicures and pedicures. Cosmetic surgery can also be scheduled after a personal consultation with the on-site doctor. The aptly named Grand View Restaurant, headed by an executive chef, whips up inventive international fare and is open to the public for breakfast, lunch and dinner, although reservations are recommended. The spacious, stylishly appointed guest rooms feature king or queen-size beds and old-fashioned charm, but with modern amenities such as mini fridges, flat-screen televisions and wireless Internet. Rooms differ in size, but all have views of either the Central Valley or the mountains. A few rooms contain immense walk-in closets. For families or groups, the hotel has nine suites that each contain a large living area, fully equipped kitchen and a varying number of bedrooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grand Tara Hotel

Address: Mts West 800 Mts South From San Antonio de Escazu Church 300, Escazu 10201, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > Escazu
Price Range: ₹ 6,771 - ₹ 37,549 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Tara Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 23
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“Call ahead and speaking with the hotel receptionist and ask about specials and room selection”
 of 5 bubbles Jbishop001, 5 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Get at least a junior suite and make sure you get the room you reserved.”
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“Don't stay here lol”
 of 5 bubbles shanchicago, 3 Sep 2013 | Read review
“Each room is named after a US President. All are stunning!”
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“Go to a ifferent hotel”
 of 5 bubbles Jose_R34618, 22 Feb 2013 | Read review
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