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Cinco Hormigas Rojas

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Venice, Florida
Reviewed 12 August 2011

My first experince in Costa Rica with my wife and 7 year old daughter was shocking to encounter this so called hotel with a nut case of a proprieitor. Made a reservation and commumicated directly with her in advance concerning our late arrival being early morning around 2 am from Florida on Spirit Airlines. Which she exchanged through email to...

1Thank RasTim
Los Angeles
Reviewed 26 June 2011

If you are looking for luxury, this place is not for you, but if you are looking to stay at a place you will never find anywhere else, check it out! This little "rainforest amidst San Jose" is run by the owner, Mayra. It is a decorated by her in a very eclectic bizarre way, displaying a lot of her...

1Thank tandih21
Guadalajara, Mexico
Reviewed 3 May 2011

I found this hotel in Lonely Planet...and while it's artsy and fun, it may not be for everyone. It looks like a jungle from the front door, and it is full of interesting objects, whimsical decor, and art from the hotel's owner. Be prepared to hear the train going by the window from early morning to around 9 at night....

1Thank ckirch1
Reviewed 23 April 2011

My girlfriend and I have stayed at Cinco Hormogas Rojas twice, for a total of four days over the span of 2 years. We would happily stay at Mayra Guell's "small refuge" again. As busy professionals in a big busy city, we come to Costa Rica to make our world more vast. The dense green vistas, rich wildlife, and open...

1Thank hanacious
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 11 April 2011

My husband and I really liked this hotel. There was some confusion/trouble getting our shuttle to and from the airport (we ended up taking a taxi both ways, which was easy, cheap, and really wasn't a problem). We had no trouble booking our first choice of rooms (we had the Dancing Leaf Room) - and the room was fantastic! We...

1Thank Chrissy94
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 28 March 2011

The best thing about this hotel was the location - a quick 10 min walk to the downtown area. I can definitely appreciate the vision and the "uniqueness" of the place - an urban jungle/forest. However, I was highly disappointed with the disingenuous nature of the owner, Mayra Guell. My boyfriend and I stayed at Cinco Hormigas on 3 separate...

Thank Jasl17
Reviewed 25 March 2011

We stayed there for one night, this place is very unique and the Lady who owns the place is very sweet and fun to talk to. The main reason we stayed there was to see the Bats and boy did we ever. I took some of the most awesome pictures of these Bats, just that was worth staying there.

1Thank sunnydaysMontreal
Reviewed 24 March 2011

Very cramped spaces hunching over to walk around causes awareness of self in a non natural way. I appreciate myra's sense of expression for herself but it wasn't right for me. If you enjoy tight surroundings with a cocoon feeling this is a place for you. The doors, gates and bars, locking and unlocking at evey entrance along with the...

Thank Bonnup
New York City, New York
Reviewed 15 March 2011

A quirky little place within walking distance of the main market area. Quaint and funky (in a good way) Clean room, comfortable bed. Loved watching the birds out on the terrace. We really appreciated the owners help with various travel plans.

Thank HeyKer
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 8 December 2010

The taxi drops you off at what looks like a small wall of tree branches and you think "this can't be it...". But it is. Opening the door I didn't really know what to expect but I would never have expected this... an amazing blend of a tropical garden, a hobbit house and a spiritual experience. The rooms are full...

2Thank TrekTraveller

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Additional Information about Cinco Hormigas Rojas

Address: Calle 15 entre avenidas 9 y 11bis | Barrio Otoya, San Jose, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: £19 - £30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
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“Just ask for a bedroom on the street side if you don t want to giggle whent the trains will pass by at 5 o clock in the morning !!!! Que pidan un cuarto del lado de la calle para no temblar con las paredes mientras los trenes empiezan a pasar a partir de las 5 de la manana !!! O mejor no vayan alli !!!”
LichitaB, 29 Apr 2012 | Read review
“If two beds and extra pillows are important, say so.”
  • Stairs to our room
  • Street side door to Cinco Hormigas Rojas
Bardine, 23 Feb 2012 | Read review
“Bathrooms are shared, or in a hall, not in the bedrooms. This is fine, as long as you know this is what you are getting ahead of time.”
daynadoo, 28 Aug 2011 | Read review
“I stayed in the Rosa Room---by the train tracks.”
  • Inside our common sitting room
ckirch1, 3 May 2011 | Read review
“choose one and book early.”
Chrissy94, 10 Apr 2011 | Read review
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