We reseved a private bath and room for only 40 USD per night two weeks ahead of
arrival and were delighted to get a prompt and very nice answer. Communication
in advance with owner Almut was always friendly and we were really excited to
get there. At arrival they let us park our rental car inside the patio so it
would be safe. They also were very helpful and arranged an earlier pick-up for
the car with the alamo station in San José since they were fluent in spanish
and we were not. They had enough to handle on that one and we felt very much
taking care off. The place altough not beachfronted is very nice and clean. It
has an open patio an terrace with hammocks to rest in and a seperate smoking
area. The owners as well as the receptionist were always polite and directly
explained everything including the area of Viejo to us. We felt very safe even
in this sometimes not so safe described town. Also we cannot agree with some of
the reviews since there were guests from the US, South America and other
countries we must say that every guest even the ones that were declined a room
only due to the full occupancy of the hotel were treated equally and always
friendly. Of course every hotel has its rules, without them it would be anarchy
or better said if you like no rules you should go to other places but should be
warned that it might be noisy all night and you will definitely get mugged
then. We never had the feeling to be treated as kids, but to be taking care of
in a very friendly and outgoing way. The room was spotless, the bathroom
beautiful and all was renovated. It s probably the best and safest place to
stay in Viejo and you will enjoy a good nights sleep because of its location.
It never harms to walk 5 minutes in your life to get to town and walk them back
as long as you know you will get a quiet night for this in return. We recommend
this place to anyone who can stick up to some very usual not overly uptight
rules and who enjoys a very friendly atmosphere as well as a good night sleep.
We will definitely come back.
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