The hotel rooms are shoddy, shabbily furnished and fitted out. The towels were torn and threadbare, as were the drapes and bed coverlets. The tiny en suite had only a shower, no bath, the black porcelain was decades old and needed replacing together with new vanity unit. It was a very disappointing place. The gardens at this stunning location were potentially lovely but as with everything else, lacked maintenance and upkeep. The two poolside umbrellas were broken so no shade. Management and service was non-existent. The food was simple home style cooking, certainly not the advertised gourmet fare. The staff of young women, whilst pleasant, spoke little if any English and understood even less. Attention needs to be paid to the details to get it right. We would never go back and not recommend it to others.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Desire Costa Rica is an All Inclusive, Lifestyle,Clothing optional ADULT/COUPLES ONLY Resort in Santa Barbara, overlooking the valley of San Jose and 20 minutes from the airport.It is for couples that do not have to be nude and that are not offended by nudity. ... more less