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“Beautiful garden and hosts”
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Casa de las Tias
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Reviewed 21 March 2014

I returned to Casa de las Tias last week with my family (wife and twin 11 year old boys) after having stayed here 15 years ago. Pilar and Xavier were just as lovely as I remembered. The garden is an oasis from the city filled with beautiful flowers and fruit trees. The trees bounty becomes part of the yummy breakfast served up in the garden. Their coffee is the best I've ever had. The location is ideal as either a jumping off point from the airport or for commuting into San Jose.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 March 2014

Make this place your home base and you will be delighted and surprised. It is close to everything in San Jose without the hustle bustle. Two blocks walk to great restaurants and shopping and yet the birds are louder than the traffic. It is safe and secure and the home is lovely and full of eccentric and homey touches. The gardens are heaven and the breakfast will leave you full and satisfied with tropical fruits, homemade croissants and eggs and bacon for the hearty eaters; Xavier says that their motto is "If you want lunch, we have failed". We live 3 hours drive away and come for major shopping and doctors appointments. Why anyone would want to arrive in Costa Rica and stay in a hermetically-sealed high-rise is beyond me. You rock Pilar and Xavier!

Room Tip: there are only four and depends on how many you want to sleep to a bed/room. I like my special one w...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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pilarxavier, Owner at Casa de las Tias, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2014

Thank you for your kind words and for staying with us. Just one little correction: we have five guest rooms. The one you like, our Colombia room with the balcony, has a full bed; the Guatemala Jr. Suite, with a King bed, can include an additional single bed. Then we have the Panama room with two single beds, the Andean room with a Queen bed, and our Chile room, the only one on the first floor, has a King bed and can also include an additional single bed. Each room has its own character and all enjoy a view of the gardens. We look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed 4 March 2014

We spent a lovely week at Casa de las Tias, enjoying the gorgeous grounds, the delicious breakfasts, the conversations with interesting guests, and the thoughtfulness of the hosts, Xavier and Pilar. The location is handy to San Jose, the Doka Coffee Plantation, La Paz Waterfall Gardens, the beaches on the Pacific, and the shops, eateries, the MultiSpa, and the MultiPlaza. We enjoyed the services of a wonderful guide, Ana Lucia, a 20-year veteran. Highly recommended!

Room Tip: The Jr. Suite is spacious, but we really enjoyed the front room with the huge balcony.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

We found that this was a very attractive place with beautiful grounds, wonderful breakfast, homey rooms. We met really interesting people at breakfast, then had a nice early morning sitting out on the porch. The owners, Xavier and Pilar,could not have been nicer. We recommend this B& B to all.

Room Tip: There is not a fitness center or swimming pool, but there is a beautiful garden.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

This beautiful B & B is located perfectly for those wanting to visit San Jose or as a stop-over for those wanting to continue their travels elsewhere after getting off the plane in San Jose. The property is beautifully maintained and Xavier and Pilar are wonderful hosts as well as avid birders who can give you ideas about where to go birding. Our car had been broken into and much stolen, and Xavier was kind enough to let me use his computer to try and get our trip back on track and Pilar was so helpful giving us ideas where to shop to replace our stolen items. They even loaned us binoculars (ours were stolen) so that we could continue birding, which was a big reason we came to Costa Rica. We could not recommend this place highly enough.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

Stayed two nights and and found this B&B very enjoyable. Beautiful setting with nearby shops and restaurants. Xavier was extremely personable and made arrangements for a great day trip and a ride to the airport. We highly recommend staying here while in Costa Rica.

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Reviewed 19 February 2014

Thank you Pilar and Xavier for taking us in and making us feel like family. You were helpful, in the extreme (arranging pick-up at airport, making marvellous breakfasts, suggesting places to purchase our patio furniture - we likely saved the cost of our stay with the low price we paid!; great discussions on the front porch; introducing us to your friends/contacts, and more...). If you want to feel like you're with your own family, try out "The Aunt's House" - it's appropriately named.
Bob & Pam,
Toronto, Canada

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Casa de las Tias

Address: Apdo 295-1200, San Rafael de Escazu 33102, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Rafael de Escazu
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in San Rafael de Escazu
Price Range: £62 - £64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa de las Tias 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa de las Tias is a sprawling Victorian-style house set on a 2,300m.Estate in the charming town of San Rafael de Escaza, just 10 minutes from San Jose. The airy cedar house is unique; each room decorated with original art from various Latin American countries, and featuring private bath and ceiling fan. Within a block, visitors can enjoy a wide choice of fine restaurants and shops. ... more   less 
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Casa De Las Tias Province Of San Jose, Costa Rica

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