We chose Zamora Estates for our last night of our Costa Rica vacation because it looked like a peaceful, convenient and comfortable place to spend the night before a long day of travel home. Unfortunately, it was anything but peaceful the night we were there because, unbeknownst to us, the estate had booked a wedding with 108 guests and a very loud band. Because of that we felt like we were in the way like uninvited guests. So we stayed confined to our rooms as much as we could. My children were unable to use the pool because it would have been in between the wedding ceremony and the reception. The band played very loudly until about midnight making it difficult to get any rest.
With all of that said, I can attest to the beautiful grounds, charming rooms and good food. Had it not been for the wedding, it would have been the perfect place for us to stay. I don't fault the owners for booking the wedding, I just wish that they had informed us ahead of time so that we could have chosen a quieter place under the circumstances. It was one of the more expensive places we stayed during our trip (we had two rooms for 4 adults and two children, and paid over $446 for the night plus ride to the airport). Because of the situation, I don't think we got what we paid for -- the tranquil sanctuary that their website promises. My advice to travelers would be to give this place a try but make it a condition of your booking that you be informed of any weddings that coincide with your visit and the option to cancel the reservation under those circumstances.
- Also Known As:
- Zamora Estate Hotel Costa Rica/Province Of San Jose - Santa Ana
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Zamora Estate is your unexpected and intriguing island of natural beauty hidden in the midst of Costa Rica’s capital city, San Jose. A captivating peace will whisk you away from the cares of this world as you relax in your winsome private villa. Recapture a tranquil innocence as the Egrets glide in over the vineyards and ponds to alight like angels for their nightly perch. Generations of the dutiful Zamora family have carefully guarded this secluded sanctuary, now made available to you for the first time in 110 years. ... more less