We are unsure of how to review the Hotel Posada Canal Grande. It was definitely the most beautiful and most tasteful of the five hotels we stayed at in Costa Rica, with interesting art of different periods. We are art lovers (and collectors) so this hotel had immense appeal to us. The price was fair and there was a wonderful lap pool with breakfast served nearby. The staff was friendly and helpful, though it seemed that they were amateurs filling in on the owner/manager's day off. We did have two problems: we timed our arrival so that we could eat our evening dinner at the hotel restaurant. We were not told that the restaurant is not open every day. It seemed to be closed both Sunday and Monday, and the only restaurant nearby stopped serving dinner minutes before we arrived. We finally had a pizza delivered to the hotel from the local Pizza Hut. Our second problem stemmed from the fact that we wanted to use the hotel as an "airport" hotel and had read in a guide book that the hotel provided airport transfers. In actuality, the hotel will simply arrange for a taxi. I reread the hotel's web site and noticed that nowhere do they claim to provide airport transfers, so the guide book was to blame for our confusion. In general, we were given the impression that no one really cared whether we stayed at the Canal Grande or somewhere else, but the hotel itself was so lovely that we are glad we stayed the one night. My wife asked, "Where is the management? Why would they put so much money into building such a beautiful hotel and then run it so haphazardly?" She was itching to take over the management herself. Would we go back? Probably not, but it would be a great choice for someone visiting the San Jose area for several days.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Great and very family hotel, come , enjoy the warm atmosphere at Posada Canal Grande. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Posada Canal Grande Costa Rica/Province Of San Jose - Santa Ana