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Ghent, Belgium
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98 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This Dutch owned hotel near the international airport of San Jose is idealy located when you arrive in or depart from Costa Rica and need a bed to stay for a night. I wouldn't spend any more time there and not only because there isn't much to see in the region. Though the owner is very friendly and cordially, the... More 

Thank Koen V
Z8477TLpeter, Eigenaar at Dos Palmas Country Inn La Garita, responded to this review

Hello Koen, i am glad to hear that you like our personal service! You have to know that we clean the covers from the swimming pool chairs on a regular base ,but you have to know also that ,because we are in the middle of nature, that the birds are every where and that if we have to clean the... More 

Utrecht, The Netherlands
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night with a group and had a good time. The rooms are clean and offer enough space. The pool and chairs around it offer nice refreshment although it's not big. The dinner (home made lasagna) and breakfast with bread and egg's were tasty and served in a pleasant common area with good wifi connection. Because... More 

Thank Marielle_van_B
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4 reviews
Reviewed 28 August 2016

A nice and peaceful place if you want to start and/or end your vacation. The rooms are clean and the mattresses are nice! Breakfast consists of bread, cereals, coffee/tea, fruits, orange juice and all types of toppings for the bread. There is a basketball court where children can play and the pool is located in the centre of this hotel.... More 

Thank Laura S
Eppstein, Germany
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21 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

I stayed at the Dos Palmas Country Inn La Garita for one night in August 2016 with my husband and two boys, ten and almost two years old. It was the final night of our tour of Costa Rica before our flight home. The owners, Flor and Peter were very friendly and helpful. Every request we had was met swiftly... More 

Thank Anja K
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 July 2016

I got in touch with Peter through a friend of mine and he has been a great help while planning my last two trips to Costa Rica (August 2015 and July 2016). Apart from having a great hotel where you can stay comfortably after arriving from your long flight, Peter can also help you with arranging a rental car and... More 

Thank Michelle M
Assen, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

In June and July we stayed here for 6 nights. We chose for this hotel because we’ve read good reviews online and we’ve met people that stayed here too. Because we rented a car for our holiday, Dos Palmas was a good start and ending point. The owner helped us by renting a car from a good company named Thrifty.... More 

Thank chiel1958
Z8477TLpeter, Eigenaar at Dos Palmas Country Inn La Garita, responded to this review

Hi Chiel, we are very happy with your good review and that you liked our both hotels!! It was our pleasure to have you as our guest and your positive mind made it a nice time for all of us. My regards to Mirah !! Peter,Flor and Esley More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

We stayed here on our last night in Costa Rica, because it was close to the airport. The hotel is nice, but nothing special. The rooms were ok, although we had a lot of mosquitos in the room because there was a big opening next to the door (which makes the screens on the windows pretty useless). Nevertheless we slept... More 

Thank Tom d
Z8477TLpeter, Eigenaar at Dos Palmas Country Inn La Garita, responded to this review

Hello Tom, thank you for your review! because the change of season,the wood start to work and then you get some spaces between the door and the door frame ,but this space is to narrow to let the mosquitos in the room.The day that you was our guest ,there was also a big group and when the people go many... More 

West Kelowna, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Peter, Floor, family and staff are very hospitable, helpfull and friendly. Peter helped us renting a car and he provided us with a GPS and coolbox; we were all set for our trip. Dos Palmas is a great location to start and finish a Costa Rica adventure. It has clean and spacious rooms. Breakfast is good with fresh fruit. Lots... More 

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Melsele, Belgium
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13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2015

After what seemed to be an endless flight from Brussels to San José (with a mini snowstorm in Newark causing extra hours of delay) it felt good to be welcomed by Peter and his staff in this secluded oasis where drinks by the pool were about the only activity our travel group could still embark upon... Only a 15 minutes'... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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98 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2015

After a long flight from Europe, we were met by the hotel's driver and brought to this delightful, quiet hotel where we "chilled out" for 36 hours. Our room was large and airy, there was a swimming pool right outside our door, set in a lovely garden. Breakfast was simple but tasty - fresh fruit etc. Peter, Floor and their... More 

Thank Margaret P

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are located 10 minutes from the Juan Santamaria airport. We offer also transfers to and from the airport. La Garita is very close by Atenas and this village is on number 3 of the best climate of the world on Narional Geographic. The location is very quiet and relaxing as our guests experience the way of living between the Costa Rican local people. We also offer fruit trees on our property, so every day you will taste our own fresh fruits and see our tropical plants, birds and butterflies. We have also the biggest pepper collection of Costa Rica. We have also a big playground / tennis field / basketball court and a big barbecue for you to use. All of this added to our in-depth knowledge of the country will help you discover this beautiful country. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dos Palmas Country Inn La Garita

Address: Lagos del Coyol, La Garita 20113, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > La Garita
Price Range: £56 - £68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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“The rooms near the common area can connect to the wifi.”
 of 5 bubbles Marielle_van_B, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The rooms that have a view over the pool are very comfortable and big!”
 of 5 bubbles laurasB131II, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Just ask the owner he will help you to find the best place to sleep.”
 of 5 bubbles chiel1958, 9 Jul 2016 | Read review
“If there was A/C in any of the rooms, I didn't see it. It cools off there at night, but it pays to open up the windows early in the evening. Wake up early and wander the gardens. Lots of variety inside the walls of this property.”
 of 5 bubbles Anotherflyer, 1 Jan 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms appeared to be good although, I didn't observe a TV (nor did I look for one!).”
 of 5 bubbles JohnRBuller, 26 Mar 2013 | Read review
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