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Reviewed 13 August 2017

This former mental asylum turned into a hotel has all the interesting history and folklore of Costa Rica, no professional hotel staff, everything has the Costa Rican "Ticos" style a mix of good hearted and naive souls. The decoration is ethnic, artisanal and minimalistic. There is no elevator so prepare to carry your luggage to the second floor if you are located there. The food is served in a buffet, standard Costa Rican Menu, nothing elaborated, the pool, cultural decorations and the gardens are pretty, but the place needs a big repair and better cleanliness standards. The rooms are like little apartments with a kitchen, dining room and 2 bedrooms. The ambience has a sadness of times gone and an old melancholy. Outside the walls and gate of the hotel the strangers look suspicious, don't step outside of Casa Conde Hotel.

Room Tip: Rooms at building number 1 that view to the central plaza of the hotel and on the first floor.
  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled on business
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Thank MARIA LORRAINE R
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CondeMgmnt, Gerente at Casa Conde Hotel & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Dear Maria,
As you experienced, we are a colonial hotel with all the modern comforts: Spacious suites equipped with a kitchen, living and dining room areas, one restaurant, bar among others.

Our outdoor pool and patios have amazing gardens where you can view Costa Rica's beautiful flora.
Our hotel is just outside the city center, in a local quaint neighborhood, just steps away from La Paz Park.

Best regards,

Randall Lara
General Manager

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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Great hotel with amazing food. Let me just say the buffet breakfast is by far the most amazing thing. Such variety of fresh hearty food. They have a garden that grows real fruits. The pool area is amazing although the water was wayyyy to cold. We stayed in a 2 bedroom villa with full kitchen, dinning area, and living room. No tvs in the bedrooms. Just one in thw livingroom which was fine. Villa was very clean although thwy didnt seem to know what a wash rag was., kinda weird. The front desj attendant was extremely hwlpful and friendly. He even helped me work on my spanish by holf conversations with me in spanish and correcting and mistakes i made. Loved tgis place will definately stay here again.

Stayed: April 2017, travelled with friends
Thank sademcfadden
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CondeMgmnt, Gerente at Casa Conde Hotel & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017


We are so pleased you had a great experience in Costa Rica and in our beautiful hotel.
It was great that you took advantage of our many facilities and got to experience the "real Costa Rica". We hope you visit us again soon.

Best regards,
Randall Lara
General Manager

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Reviewed 31 July 2017

Looks beautiful from the outside and in pictures. Pool and Jacuzzi were nice. The room is very worn and outdated. Not attractive, although clean. Beds were comfortable. Full kitchen is nice - but absolutely no cookware/dishes/silverware provided. Worst was an overwhelming smell of insecticide. The only reason to stay here is if you have some reason to be in the immediate area.

Stayed: July 2017
Thank aspen89
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CondeMgmnt, Gerente at Casa Conde Hotel & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Dear Aspen89,
Thank you for staying with us. Our hotel is an oasis in the middle of a city with colonial decor and all the facilities of an apartment. Our rooms are being renovated, we hope you can return to experience our fresh renewal. You can request all the kitchen utensils needed to housekeeping and they will be glad to bring them to your room.

We hope you visit again soon.

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Randall Lara
General Manager

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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

People here know English and Spanish, and are very friendly. It rains a lot but every problem that arises they solve within seconds. Service is amazing and the bar inside is even more awesome with all kinds of fresh fruit drinks! Awesome pool and definitely the best place around!

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
Thank Randall538950
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CondeMgmnt, Gerente at Casa Conde Hotel & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Dear Randall,
We are so pleased you had a great experience in Costa Rica and in our beautiful hotel.
It was great that you took advantage of our many facilities and got to experience our amazing drinks and food options. We hope you visit us again soon.
PS. We have the same name!

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Randall Lara
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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Stayed here with my dad for what we thought would be a 4-5 day vacation. We actually cancelled our reservation after 1 night and flew back to the US. Far away from the airport and not much to do around the hotel. They do have day trips that you can schedule at the concierge desk, but they all leave early in the morning (8am or earlier).

The room was spacious but in some dire need of an upgrade. It had a full kitchen but no cooking or eating utensils. So you can't really make any food unless you buy your own utensils. Our room had 2 separate bedrooms with our own closet and dresser. The mattress was pretty firm and I slept decently enough on it.

They have a big pool right next to where people can eat, but with kids running around and splashing, it's not the best spot to sit down and enjoy a meal. The hot tub was not hot at all. It was lukewarm at best. The jets worked, which was nice. But I wouldn't call it a "hot tub" at all.

They have a bar on site that says it opens at 5:00pm, although the bartender showed up at 5:10pm and started setting up for the evening. I ordered a mojito, which wasn't the greatest one I've ever had, but passable.

They do have breakfast, lunch, and dinner on site, but only the breakfast is complimentary. They have a good spread of options although there was no hot meat, like bacon or anything of that nature, there was only cold cuts of ham.

All in all, I probably wouldn't stay here again if I had the choice. Too far away from everything and if you want to do something in a day you have to get up at the crack of dawn to do it.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
Thank Nick B
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CondeMgmnt, Gerente at Casa Conde Hotel & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Dear Nick,
We are so sorry you missed out on enjoying our beautiful country. Costa Rica has world known amazing sites and tourist attractions. You can find many of these tours from our hotel. Yes, most of the tours in Costa Rica leave at around 8am or earlier so you can enjoy a half day or full day at the attraction. We have river rafting, rain forest adventures, zip lining , white water rafting, volcano tours and more available. Our hotel is 30 min from the international airport which is in the outskirts of San Jose and we are centrally located 5 minutes from downtown San Jose in a neighborhood that feels like an oasis from the big city.
Because we are a certified "green hotel” the hot tub is not on all the time. As stated in the hotel information, you can ask the front desk to turn it on to hot when you want to use it. It usually takes less than 10 minutes for it to be hot tub hot.
We also have many kitchen utensils for our guests to use, you can call housekeeping any time and ask for whatever you need.
We do hope you come back to Costa Rica and enjoy al this beautiful country has to offer.

Best regards,

Randall Lara
General Manager

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