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“Fantastic few days in Zamora Estate”

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Zamora Estate Hotel
Ranked #4 of 5 Santa Ana B&B and Inns
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
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“Fantastic few days in Zamora Estate”
Reviewed 14 June 2012

We loved our few days at Zamora - really good 5 star accommodation at reasonable prices and Roman and Ana could not have been more helpful. Roman arranged car rental from the Hotel and saved us a lot of hassle (for a more reasonable price than we had been quoted online). They could not have been more helpful and it is a good spot to start or end your trip to Costa Rica, and is easier to get to the airport than from San Jose. It is also close to the main highway that takes you to the west of the country. We were only sorry we didn't have another few nights there to have a good look around the beautiful gardens or enjoy the pool a bit more.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Madison, WI
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

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.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 March 2012

Arrived in San Jose on a late flight. Our travel agency recommended this place. It is lovely. everything in the reviews is true. We ended up spending 1 & 1/2 nights. Roman and Ana have a great place. We went into the city the next day to site see and wished we would have just hung out at Zamora Estates. Ana is a fabulous cook. She prepared a delicious breakfast both mornings and dinner as well. We saw many species of birds on the property. Next stop was La Fortuna. So far we haven't come across a better meal. We will stay there again if we return to Costa Rica.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed 9 February 2012

I cannot say enough about our great stay at Zamora! Roman & Ana were such warm and welcoming hosts - offering us wine, allowing us to explore the grounds, spending time to chat with us about the rest of our trip. Roman even offered to plan our next trip to Costa Rica - yes, please! Ana is a FABULOUS cook and so nice! The breakfasts were super tasty & we even got to experience one of her dinners as well. YUM! The bungalows were very cozy, clean and we enjoyed also hanging out at the pool. We were even fortunate enough to be there on massage day & get a couple of massages scheduled. SO RELAXING! And the birds, flowers and wildlife just on their estate alone were beautiful. (I'll post pictures). DEFINITELY RECOMMENDED!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank teampickles
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Asheville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 2 January 2012

The estate itself is gorgeous and the environment is so comfortable and intimate with only four rooms! The owners were so welcoming and hospitable--made us feel right at home! The food was amazing as well!

  • Stayed January 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Reviewed 11 December 2011

The last stop on our honeymoon before flying out of San Jose was supposed to be nothing more than a night of lodging. But the Zamora Estate Hotel turned out to be so much more. An experience of warmth, hospitality and familial tranquility awaits you on the private estate of Ramon and Anna Zamora, the latter an inspired chef and the former an indomitable host. They truly opened their home to us. Indeed, we sat by a lake watching schools of heron sleep while sipping wine with Ramon well into the evening hours. Our final night in Costa Rica was as memorable and cherished an experience as we had in this beautiful country. The serene private cabins and the network of winding nature trails feel a world away from the bustling streets of nearby San Jose. Between a night here or one in the city, you would do yourself a tremendous service to visit the Zamoras.

Thanks Ramon and Anna,
September Honeymooners.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Dave T
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 7 September 2011

We had out Granda's 95 year aniversary lunch at Zamora Estate.
It was such a nice experience because the place it is like a paradise, nice terrace, pond, bird signing and wonderful gourmet lunch were part of this experience. Needless to say having all the family gathered in one unique place celebrating our Dear Granda. Roman, muchas gracias for helping us with this such a memorable day.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Thank Marianela A
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Property: Zamora Estate Hotel
Address: 250 meters north of Bacchus, Santa Ana 347, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > Santa Ana
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Ana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Zamora Estate Hotel and Cafe Lago Restaurant & Bar are a unique concept of a boutique hotel, restaurant, bar, event center and organic vineyard all in harmony with the environment located in the midst of a wildlife sanctuary in the middle of the city. ... more   less 
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Zamora Estate Hotel Costa Rica/Province Of San Jose - Santa Ana

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