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Hotel Posada Canal Grande
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Santa Ana
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 July 2012

This hotel is perched on a hill overlooking the city below and has a beautiful view. The owner is extremely friendly and helpful with driving directions and restaurant suggestions. There is a great local restaurant just down the street about 600 meters with a great menu and very fair prices that the owner suggested. The Hotel was in our GPS which helped immensley but was still tricky to find. There is no sign for the hotel at street level but there is a sign for an Italian Restaurant with almost the same name visible at the street. You must turn here and go thru a guarded gate up the hill to the hotel. Each time you leave and come back the guard calls the hotel to see if it's ok to let you back in. Check in was fast and as so many reviewers have said, the lobby is furnished with really cool furniture. Also, there are several outdoor type day beds between the 12 rooms on the porches with I thought was a nice touch.

There are a few issues with this hotel that may not bother you but they did us. The mattresses are the "old style" Costa Rican... very thin and very hard. We rented 2 rooms and both had a King size and a singe bed with these sub-par mattresses. The owner is obviously successful and it's a pity that these are not upgraded to decent mattresses. Also, there is no air conditioning or fans which is really not an issue as the rooms stay semi-cool with a breeze that flows from the street side windows thru the bathroom porch windows. However, we were at this hotel on a Saturday night and were kept up by the crazy loud sounds from the bar and live band on the corner well into the night. The next morning we were awakened at the crack of dawn by other guests having breakfast on the porch just outside of the room. So, between the beds and the loud noises we didn't get much sleep.

The owner is so nice I am reluctant to leave this honest review but I believe this is what this website is all about and readers need to know the truth. We had a very nice breakfast that included three slices of fruit, a decent portion of scrambled eggs, gallo pinto, toast, and jellies. I was a bit taken back when I checked out to find out this was an extra $8.00 per person or $32 in our case. Like I said, it was a good breakfast but in my opinion extremely overpriced. There are many other options near the hotel for much less.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 June 2012

Really friendly and helpful staff.Clean and relaxing with wonderful bird song!Loved the typical breakfast.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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8  Thank Jim G
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Reviewed 29 April 2012

Great hotel near the airport, great rooms, the furniture and decorations were lovely.

Room Tip: The Full Breakfast is very good
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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10  Thank jocelinmorales
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Management response:Responded 3 July 2012

We are more than glad that you had a great stay and let know to all this big community of travelers your good experience, we are looking forward for our customers to return and satisfy new travelers to come.

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Reviewed 25 April 2012

Planned a trip to Costa Rica for our wedding and honeymoon. After spending a night decided to hold the ceremony on their beautiful grounds. Hotel is on a quiet hillside (old coffee plantation) and georgously landscaped with great views in most directions. Rooms are spacious and clean. A wonderful place to relax when in the San Jose area, fairly close to SJO airport. The staff are wonderful, very accomodating to our last minute wedding plans and even delivered a bottle of sparkling wine for our toasts! I personnaly loved the woodwork in the hacienda style decor. Everyone in our partly loved their stay here. Its easy to find from the tollway (500 meters from the bus stop); no so easy if coming the back way through the hills of Santa Ana.

Room Tip: we were on the second floor and have wonderful views of the central valley and hills behind us
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank chris t
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

Second time at this beautiful property. Local flavor poors out of this warm hotel. Lovely breakfast, accodating if not doting staff, ample parking, and spacious rooms-- all at a fair price. We will be back!

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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9  Thank CanCookWillTravel
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Reviewed 8 April 2012

Although we stayed here the night before flying home, the hotel is nice enough for a more extended stay. The grounds are nicely landscaped, the pool inviting, and the view of San Jose at nighttime was beautiful. The posada has an Old Mexico feel with leather furniture, a fireplace, and old artifacts in the reception area. Our room was spacious and airy, which is NOT the norm for similarly priced accomdations here. The staff was more than friendly and the complementary breakfast was most satsifactory. I would definitely return.

Room Tip: Avoid Alajuela: way too congested, especially if you're driving
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7  Thank possum1167
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Reviewed 25 March 2012

From the first day we arrived we loved this hotel. The service was excellent and Elizabeth was great with helping me organise tours etc. The pool area is lovely and the kids really enjoyed sitting in the hanging chairs to read and laying by the pool. They could go off and explore as there was room for them to play (within sight). Breakfast was very nice and I slept like a rock. The views are gorgeous. My older daughter said when she's older she wants to live here! Much better than the big chain hotels!!!

Room Tip: Ask for room #8, brilliant views!
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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9  Thank emmske
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Address: Piedades de Santa Ana | 500ms South From Santa Ana Bus Station, Santa Ana 6150, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > Santa Ana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Santa Ana
Price Range: £18 - £46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Posada Canal Grande 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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