The Ringle Resort was recommended to me by one of the managers of the Hermosa bungalows. I have to say WOW... that was completely unexpected! We stayed for most of one night.. arriving around 1pm and checking out at 330am for an early morning flight home again.
As we were departing in the wee hours of the night we returned our rental car early and took a cab up to the resort. It's a little off the beaten path and about a 20 minute cab ride to the airport. Marco greeted us as the cab pulled up and helped us get our luggage into the library area while I checked us in. We booked into the family suite as I was travelling with my son and his girlfriend. While waiting we met one of the owners of the resort...he was so very kind to us and really went out of his way during our stay there (more in a bit).
Our room was immediately ready and they both escorted us to the room with the luggage in hand then took us on a tour of the resort. Because we were checking out in the wee hours and would miss breakfast, we were shown the kitchen area where there would be coffee and breakfast boxes ready to go at 3am. Our tour ended at the restaurant where we were given a welcome cocktail.. a tasty fruity blended drink...we were hungry so we decided to eat lunch too while we were there. We had pasta and had a very good grilled chicken dish between us ... all was excellent.
After lunch we decided to hang out at the resort rather than go exploring in town and promptly got into our swim suits. The pool was so beautiful and inviting.. but Oh soooo chilly. Take your breath away chilly. I didn't last long in the pool, the kids managed to stay in for a few minutes more than me. The view from the pool deck looks out to see all of San Jose.
There is a spa onsite but we didn't make use of it.
Back to the room. It was huge. We booked the family room which had a king size bed, living room, beautiful deck...connecting the main room to the second bedroom with two double beds was a huge bathroom. The room was tastefully decorated with 2 big flat screen TV's although we didn't watch TV preferring to relax and read our books. There is an in room fridge if you need it. The second room beds were comfortable..my only complaint was that the king bed was too hard for my liking.
We really enjoyed our dinner at the resort restaurant. Steak with Argentinian chimmi-churri, passion fruit mousse, crème Brule, daiquiri's and an amazing view of the city lights.
We called it a night around 9pm and the alarm went off at 230am for me.. at 3am the owner checked in with me to make sure we were up for our cab and to wish us well. Katia had arranged for our cab to the airport a few days earlier via my email request. We had brewed some coffee in the kitchen and picked up our breakfast boxes (with smiley faces drawn on them) which were filled with fruit and a yogurt. Considering the hour we were leaving I was surprised to get out to the entrance to meet the cab and find the owner out there giving us a hand on our way out.
I can't say enough about the service and attention we received during our brief stay here. One of the things the owner talked about while we were there was to start the day very early in San Jose and drive out to Limon for a sunrise breakfast on the Caribbean Coast...then drive across to the pacific ocean side to watch the sunset on the same day.. next visit to Costa Rica I'll be staying at the Ringle resort and maybe watching the sun rise and set on opposite coasts.
Thank you again to all the folks at the Ringle Resort.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our property is perfectly located in the Beverly Hills of Costa Rica-the Escazu-Santa Ana hillside offering the best in views and convenience to shopping, dining and local attractions. We have 10 luxury rooms with the finest design and furnishings. Our restaurant and spa along with our gigantic pool make for an accommodating oasis for those who wish to stay on site. We make for a great event venue and have been host to weddings, yoga retreats and more. We are the perfect destination for the business, medical or leisure traveler. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ringle Resort Hotel & Spa Costa Rica/Province Of San Jose - Santa Ana