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Altura Hotel
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Gonzales, Louisiana, United States
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great find!”
Reviewed 20 March 2013

I can't say enough about what a terrific place this is. We stayed in the suite and it was wonderful. The hotel is actually on a small dairy farm. It is a very quiet place and the views are spectacular. It is a short drive from both Poas Volcano and La Paz Waterfalls. There isn't a restaurant but they do serve a delicious traditional Costa Rican breakfast every morning that includes fresh cheese made on site. My only complaint was that the hot water in the shower was a little quirky (hot one second and cold the next) but considering everything else it doesn't merit withholding a star. This place is a jewel, a family owned place that remembers that service matters!
Hint: Bring a jacket! Even though it was 87 degrees in San Jose it is MUCH cooler in Poas!

Room Tip: Spend the extra few bucks and get the suite. The views are nothing short of spectacular and its set...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Fiji2076, Public Relations Manager at Altura Hotel, responded to this review, 25 March 2013
Dear customer,,

Altura Hotel thanks you for your great description of your experience with us,
we thrive to offer our customers the best service. Remarks as this, encourage the whole staff to keep trying our best to make you feel at home with us.

Looking forward to have you with us again,

Ps.I will make sure to look into your observation regarding the hot water, thank you for letting us know, in which areas there is room for improvement..

Best regards
Alejandro Esquivel
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Zurich, Switzerland
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2013

The place is a little bit hard to find at first. You don't see the sign very well as you are driving on the way up to the Poas volcano. Just look for a white sign on the left side of the road. It is only a short drive off the main road.

The family run hotel is in a beautiful setting. The furnishings and design of the rooms were first class. The family was so friendly and hospitable. If i had known how nice it was, i would have stayed another night. The breakfast was also amazing and homemade. I could say enough good things about this place. Definitely worth it!!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Fiji2076, Public Relations Manager at Altura Hotel, responded to this review, 25 March 2013
Dear customer,

Altura Hotel truly thanks your description of your experience with us, we keep trying our best to make you feel at home with us, through personalized attention and therefore becoming a memorable vacation.

We Look forward to be able to serve you again,

Best regards
Alejandro Esquivel
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Sterling Heights, MI
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Reviewed 7 March 2013

My husband and I stayed there in late February and it was a great experience. Very convenient to Volcan Poas Park and La Paz Gardens. The hotel is next to a small dairy farm and there are also livestock on the hotel property. Unique artistic touches fill the property. The rooms are modern, large and well decorated. There were lots of air freshener dispensers in use in our 1st floor room. My guess is to hide the scent from the livestock. So beware if you get reactions to air fresheners or farm animals. We were fine with it. I do wish there was a blow dryer provided. But that said, we really enjoyed our 2 night stay and would stay there again if in the area. Breakfast was great, but is the only meal available on the property. If we were people who could spend a relaxed week in a pastural setting we would have tried to stay longer.
As a bonus, we happened to be present to see one of the neighbor's cows giving birth in the middle of the field. How many hotels can give you that that experience?

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Fiji2076, Public Relations Manager at Altura Hotel, responded to this review, 11 March 2013
Dear costumer,

Altura Hotel thanks you for such a nice description of your experience with us,
we thrive to offer our custumers with the best service. such remarks regarding our facilities and sorroundings encourage us to keep trying our best to make your trip memorable.

Looking forward to have you with us again,

Best regards
Alejandro Esquivel
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Newark, DE, USA
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

We had the pleasure of staying at Altura during our recent trip to Costa Rica. We have selected Altura based on rave reviews and proximity to Poas volcano and were not disappointed. The hotel seems lost from civilization, but convenient to many attractions, including the Poas park, waterfall gardens, and a coffee estate. Too bad the two night stay did not leave enough time to enjoy the hotel itself, with the beautiful overlook, garden, and the fire pit. The staff was super friendly and helpful with recommendations and advice. The room modern, spacious, comfy and clean. Although we stayed in the downstairs one bedroom suite, the huge windows allowed for great views. It was one of favorite places to stay during our two week trip.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank aga15951
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Fiji2076, Public Relations Manager at Altura Hotel, responded to this review, 4 March 2013
Dear costumer,

Altura Hotel truly thanks you for your great description of your time with us,
We thrive to offer our costumers the best expirience possible. None the less we are aware of our great surroundings which undoubtedly give us a hand in make it achivable.

looking foward to have you with us again,

Best regards
Alejandro Esquivel
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St.Louis
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2013

My partner and I stayed two days at the Altura Hotel and absolutely loved it. The staff was friendly and the room was perfect for two people. We had a beautiful view of the valley below. The hotel is close to the Poas Volcano. The Viewpoint was very peaceful and had a wonderful view.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Thank gdcall
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Fiji2076, Public Relations Manager at Altura Hotel, responded to this review, 28 February 2013
Dear costumer,

Altura Hotel truly thanks you for your description of your experience with us,
we thrive to offer our costumers the best service possible.
Remarks like yours encourage us to keep trying our best .

Looking forward to have you with us again,

Best regards
Alejandro Esquivel
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Ottawa, Ontario
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Reviewed 11 February 2013 via mobile

My husband and I had the opportunity to stay at this beautiful inn just a few short days ago. The minute we arrived, we wished we arranged to stay at least a day longer. The grounds were so incredible. The views are absolutely breathtaking. The owners were very nice and spoke excellent English. The breakfast was also very good and filling! I would recommend going early to the volcano (opens at 8am), to ensure you get great views without crowds. We did the entire park in about 1.5 hours, and were back in time for their delicious breakfast.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Thank cjtvs
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Fiji2076, Public Relations Manager at Altura Hotel, responded to this review, 28 February 2013
Dear costumer,

Altura Hotel truly thanks you for your description of your experience with us,
we thrive to offer our customers the best service possible.
Therefore it is gratifying to read such a review.

Looking forward to have you with us again,

Best regards
Alejandro Esquivel
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Metepec, Mexico
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 February 2013

This place was a dream. Located high in the mountains with amazing view, strong winds and great people. The volcano is just a few minutes away. The room are very spacious and modern. There are not 2 of such places in Costa Rica. Dont miss it :-)

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank PetraK74
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Fiji2076, Public Relations Manager at Altura Hotel, responded to this review, 28 February 2013
Dear costumer,

Altura Hotel truly thanks you for your description of your experience with us,
We thrive to offer our customers the best service possible blended with the beutiful scenery the volcano and mountain have to offer, in order to make your vacation with us memorable.
Therefore it is gratifying to read such a review.

Looking forward to have you with us again,

Best regards
Alejandro Esquivel
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Property: Altura Hotel
Address: Nr. Estacion de Servicio de Poasito, Poas Volcano National Park 20802, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Poas Volcano National Park
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Poas Volcano National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Altura Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Altura Hotel is a small resort that blends the essence of the rural lifestyle with the comfort that offers a great hotel room, altogether at a mystical place filled with fog, rain, wild animals and an incomparable view of the central plateau and the Nicoyan Gulf on the Pacific coast.The Hotel located 24 km away from the city of Alajuela, and International Airport and 5 min drive from the Poas Volcano ... more   less 
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