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“Great hotel for first night in Costa Rica” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Altura Hotel
Certificate of Excellence
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great hotel for first night in Costa Rica”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2013

My husband and I stayed at Altura our first night in Costa Rica. The room was very spacious and clean, beautifully designed. We were sad it was cloudy the only evening we were there and we couldn't see the lights in the valley below, but fortunately it was clear the next morning and the view was amazing. The traditional breakfast was very good and filling. The owner was helpful in answering all of our questions and his recommendations were great. Definitely visit the Poas volcano while in the area. Nice easy hike with more amazing views.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kristin S
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iledav, Public Relations Manager at Altura Hotel, responded to this review, 19 August 2013
Dear customer,

Altura Hotel thanks you for such a description of your experience with us,
we thrive to offer our customers the best service possible, remarks as yours 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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HaDarom, Israel
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013 via mobile

A great place to stay if you are going to volcan poas and the area or to spend your first or last night in CR (the hotel is 45 minutes from SJO).
The room we stayed in was great, breakfast was tasty and poas is 10 min. drive.
But most of all the service was great and the managers and staff are king and helpfull.
Thank you.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank shablul_yesha
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iledav, Public Relations Manager at Altura Hotel, responded to this review, 19 August 2013
Dear customer,

Altura Hotel truly thanks you for such a nice description of your experience with us,
we thrive to offer our customers with the best service possible.
And its great to have such a good feedback regarding everyones work.
I´ll make to let everyone know that their job we us is really appreciated by our clients.



Thank you again and we´re Looking forward to have you with us again,

Best regards
Alejandro Esquivel
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013 via mobile

After a long time driving we came to that very nice place. We asked for a room at an other hotel. They were fully booked but told us go to the Hotel Altura. We would have never drove there, because the street was unpaved. We were surprised about the nice and very stylish room. Also the surroundings (garden, terrasse) was very nice looking. The view is wonderful there. The breakfast was nice and the service very fast.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Mytipforyou
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iledav, Public Relations Manager at Altura Hotel, responded to this review, 19 August 2013
Dear customer,

Altura Hotel thanks you for the description of your experience with us, and feels encouraged by it to keep trying our best, blended this with a great place full of wonderfull natural riches certainly makes a worthy combination, and hopefully becoming a memorable vacation.

Looking forward to have you with us again,

Best regards
Alejandro Esquivel
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Dallas, TX
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

We stayed at this wonderful and tranquil property on the last night of our Cost Rican vacation. We decided to upgrade our accommodations and loved the villa. While it does get chilly at night (bring pants and a sweater), the villa had two fireplaces which kept the rooms comfortable. The room was very clean and offered plenty amenities. We also enjoyed a delicious traditional breakfast. The owner of the property was very pleasant and helpful. We will stay here again on our next visit to Costa Rica.

Room Tip: Spend the extra money and go for the villa. It's totally worth it.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank edtfire
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Fiji2076, Public Relations Manager at Altura Hotel, responded to this review, 7 August 2013
Dear customer,

Altura Hotel truly thanks you for your description of your experience with us,
We thrive to offer our customers the best service possible. Although we are certain
that our views give us a hand in that matter.

Non the less it is gratifying to read such a review.

Looking forward to have you with us again,

Best regards
Alejandro Esquivel
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Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2013

After spending our first 4 nights in Costa Rica at very budget hotels, Altura Hotel was a great place to find while the sun was beginning to set after a long drive from the Caribbean. My girlfriend and I were looking for something close to the top of Poas so we could get up their early, and found Altura about 4kilometers from the top. While this was definitely a bit more expensive than the $30/night we'd been spending previously, it was worth every penny and still a bargain compared to what you would find in the States. Being greeted by Antonietta (their sheep dog) was a great start to the visit (made us miss our dog both a little bit less and a little bit more at the same time), but it is all about the property and the views. The room was great, spacious and comfortable, and the entire property is beautiful. We had dinner just up the road at Poas Lodge (totally recommended!), and the complimentary brekfast at Altura was delicious. Couldn't really ask for more!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Justin P
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Fiji2076, Public Relations Manager at Altura Hotel, responded to this review, 17 July 2013
Dear costumer,

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

looking foward to have you with us again,

Best regards
Alejandro Esquivel
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Tainan, Taiwan
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26 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013 via mobile

Great personaizedl attention! The place was a bit tricky to find, but we drove at night, however once there you definitive want to stay! It has a great view, warm facilities and a marvelous host, besides the lovely English Shepperd and Donkey that you can get to play with if you are an animal lover as I am.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Manuel C
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Fiji2076, Public Relations Manager at Altura Hotel, responded to this review, 28 June 2013
Dear customer,

Altura Hotel thanks you for such a nice and heartfelt description of your experience with us,
we thrive to offer our customers with the best service possible.
And its great to have such a good feedback regarding Antonieta and Julieta, loved by our customers because of their natural charm.
You might want to follow us in Facebook and check out Julietas newborn in a couple of weeks when she is due.

Looking forward to have you with us again,

Best regards
Alejandro Esquivel
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Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2013

We stayed at Altura Hotel for two nights in late May 2013. Let me start by saying there are many positive things about the hotel. First, it is located very near the Poas volcano. It is very modern and nicely decorated. I am responding to the previous reviewer who complained that the property was cool. This is true, the hotel is on the cooler side at night and only has a portable fireplace so bring warm clothes for the mountains, In their defense, none of the hotels we visited in the area had heat. The Altura did have nice warm bedding and blankets, The beds were very comfortable. The grounds are just lovely and the view of the valley is spectacular. There is a working dairy farm next door and each morning they herd the cattle up the hill. I wished we had got a video of this cause hey...you don't see that everyday, not where we live anyway. I loved the donkey on the property. She was so sweet. When we first arrived, I called her and she started braying and ran to me as if we were long lost friends. It was so sweet, We were later told she is pregnant. The foliage and flowers on the property are just beautiful. The staff were nice and friendly to us. We didn't eat breakfast because we were trying to get an early start each day. The only negative thing I can say is regarding the television. The screen is extremely small, it's probably a 17 or 19 inch screen. All in all, though we were not dissapointed and we liked this hotel. We would stay here again. We thought it was clean, modern, spacious and uniquely Costa Rican.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank MelissaBlack_12
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Fiji2076, Public Relations Manager at Altura Hotel, responded to this review, 1 June 2013
Dear customer,

Altura Hotel thanks you for such a heartfelt description of your experience with us,
we thrive to offer our customers with the best service possible. Such remarks regarding our facilities and staff encourage us to keep trying our best to make you feel at home with us.
We would like you to follow us in Facebook, so you can meet Julieta's newborn in a couple of months when she is due.

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:4 star — Altura Hotel 4*
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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