This is an RCI timeshare facility. One trades your points or weeks to stay. It has almost no amenities. They say so. But what it means is no place to eat or but groceries within a 15 to 20 min walk. There is an armed guard after dark and the gate is always locked. We stayed there this Aug 2013. The place was clean, no AC ( but I didn't need it). It is not near anything. A trio to downtown is a bus ride(may not be safe after dark) or a taxi ride. There is a casino in The Best Western (15 min walk).
The hotel seems to be managed by Mark, from Sol Tropical Tours. But he dosn't say so. The idea is to get you to sign up for his tours, which run exclusively from the hotel. He good tours and good packages.
In short, I would give the facility a 2 star rating. I stayed here because I booked very late (in June) and that was the only thing avaliable. Now I see why.
I had a great time, but not from the Hotel. I would gladly pay for a better location (San Jose is not a clean, uncontested city) and a few more amenities.
- Also Known As:
- Taranova-Villas Palmas Hotel San Jose