There is one stretch of the old Posado Real in Liberia that has beautiful old colonial houses. Casa de Papel is on that stretch, though it's not really that old. It is a much more authentic alternative to the modern hotels in the area. There are very comfortable outdoor areas, beautiful gardens, and some great decorating in the public areas. But...several things to be aware of. Our room (#1) faced the street. It could be noisy at times, but that didn't really bother us, since windows were closed. What did bother us was the see-thru curtains that faced both the street and the lobby area. And the lock (which apparently was on all the rooms) which was a common bathroom lock which could be opened with any key. We kept valuables in the car, but if you don't have a car there's no way to really secure things. There was no wi-fi. They claimed there had been a lightning strike, but others told us they never had wi-fi. Just had a router to make it look like there was. The pool was very cloudy and unappealing - a small tub with a strong jet in the bottom seemed cleaner and was enjoyable. Breakfast was OK - but don't count on strong portions. Apparently prices are flexible - don't pay more than $65 and try to get it lower. Check out your room first, if you can. Some have private bath, some have AC, some don't. Ours had 2 sets of bunk beds plus a king size - great for a family or group! No credit cards accepted, so be ready with cash - exact change if possible, since I get got my change back. Some good restaurants on the same street, but not a whole lot to do in Liberia.
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- Casa De Papel Costa Rica/Liberia