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Best Western Hotel Zima
Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 19 May 2012

Clean, simple, and secure compound; reasonably priced and the BEST BEDS (and therefore the best night's sleep) we had in more than 5 weeks (1,000 miles) in Costa Rica. The attendants were helpful with our requests and even for a rather unsual situation. We will be making reservations here for our next trip. nmd

Room Tip: We ask of all the rooms were equiped with the same beds and told that they were.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 19 February 2012

I stayed here for two weeks - a strange thing to do in a non-tourist town like San Isidro - but as I was ill I needed some down time. This hotel has very nice, clean, quiet rooms in a very secure compound off the highway across from the main part of town. The location makes it quiet as it is away from the main part of the city center (and the endlessly tolling church bells) but is also a very easy and safe walk to all the things you need, including mercados, bars, restaurants, and laundry.

The compound is set up very nice with all the rooms and their entrances facing inward from the outer perimeter of the compound. There is a small but very nice pool in the center and nice accompaniments such as foliage and lounge chairs. A small, but very excellent, restaurant is open for three meals a day, and coffee is available at all times. They have a pool table, two computers with internet (though they are a bit old), and very fast and reliable internet in all the rooms.

They have a variety of rooms with different prices, based on size and whether or not you have air conditioning or a fan. The beds and sheets are very nice and are changed each day. There is hot water through the typical Costa Rican electric heaters.

I paid 42,000 CR colones for a large room with double bed, TV, and A/C. There are cheaper rooms with fan-only.

The staff was excellent with a few speaking english. They all learned my name and were very friendly, and happy to see me when I came back three weeks later after climbing Chirripo. The let me use their phone to set up a shuttle, and helped with the spanish interpretation when the person on the line didn't understand me.

Most of the other people staying there seemed to be Ticos; either families or people on business travel. The atmosphere was always very chill and friendly.

If you get "stuck" in San Isidro (as it says in Lonely Planet) this is a good place to stay and relax. If you're in transit between San Jose and the coast, or moving off to climb Chirripo as I was, take a day to chill here and benefit from all the amenities in San Isidro (including the many supermarkets).

Room Tip: Call or email in advance. They seem surprisingly busy, with groups of Ticos taking up banks of room...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 29 December 2011

We were here only for a short night but the overall stay was good, altough a little expensive for just a simple 1-night stay.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Best Western Hotel Zima

Property: Best Western Hotel Zima
Address: Perez Zeledon | 200 Meters North And 100 East Of Mcdonalds, San Isidro de El General 11901, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel Zima)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Isidro de El General
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in San Isidro de El General
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Best Western Hotel Zima 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to San Isidro, the largest city in the southern zone of Costa Rica, also affectionately referred to by locals as Perez Zeledon, located in the province of San Jose. In the Valley of the General, surrounded by Talamanca Mountains, the Cordillera de Talamanca is a Mountain range that lies on the border between Costa Rica and Panama. The BEST WESTERN Hotel Zima is undoubtedly the quietest hotel of the area, with a convenient location nearby to supermarkets, drugstores, restaurants, stores and bars, as well a just meters from the Musoc bus station which provides transportation service between San Jose- San Isidro-San Jose. Many tourists utilize San Isidro del General as a stopping point when traveling between San Jose and other southern Costa Rica destinations such as Dominical, Uvita, Golfito, the Peninsula de Osa and Puerto Jimenez. Perez Zeledon is also great town to prepare for treks to Cerro de la Muerte and Cerro Chirripo, which is Costa Rican's highest peak and most challenging climb. In summer it is possible on clear days to see all across the country (from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea). It would be a pleasure to coordinate your tours to Nauyaca Water Falls (road to Dominical) as well outdoor activities such as bird watching, horseback riding in Las Quebradas Center Biological. ... more   less 
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