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Hotel Alta Las Palomas

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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I come to San Jose at least once a month for business. Of all the hotels we stay at, the Alta is our favorite. The pool area, rooms and lobby are beautiful. Each room has a private balcony with beautiful views of the city. Staff is helpful and kind. The place to stay when in San Jose!

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Sofía V, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Alta Las Palomas, responded to this review

We are really glad that Alta is your favorite option to stay in San Jose, we truly appreciate that you like our amenities and staff. We will be more than happy to keep the good service and always receive you in the best way!

San Diego, CA
Reviewed 27 September 2016

It is a very nice hotel, from the excellent welcoming, with fresh towels and refreshing drinks at check in, up to the detail oriented customer service. We were welcomed with complementary champagne and strawberries in our room, and also received a free drink at its restaurant. The rooms are simple but in good shape, everything working ok. The best thing...

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Sofía V, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Alta Las Palomas, responded to this review

Hello Rick, Thank you for your amazing review! It means a lot to us that you had a good customer service experience, our staff always keep an eye in every detail. We are also truly happy that you could try our "Hidden Jewel" which is La Luz Restaurant, we have an amazing chef that combines perfectly the Costa Rican flavors...

Elmhurst, Illinois
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We've stayed at the Hotel Alta for years and always enjoyed it very much. The location, up in the hills surrounding the city is very nice and the staff can't be beat. They are unceasingly pleasant and helpful. Having morning coffee on the veranda is wonderful. The restaurant is also so pleasant (Jorge is such a great waiter.) with a...

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Sofía V, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Alta Las Palomas, responded to this review

Dear sir, We are very pleased that you always enjoy your stay in our hotel! From our nice staff to having a morning coffee on the veranda served by Jorge, we always try to give you the best experience with every detail. We hope to see you back soon!

Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The staff was great. Always courteous, professional. The room was very nice, clean and comfortable, the bathroom was very clean The restaurant was good, the staff very nice. The food needed a little more taste But it was good We had a gre

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Sofía V, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Alta Las Palomas, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your great review! We are happy that you had a nice stay. Our staff always try to make you feel welcome and comfortable, we also try to keep everything clean in the rooms. We changed the menu in the restaurant and we can assure you that it tastes amazing now. Hope to see you back soon!

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful old hotel, recommed if you like seclusion away from city, like a compound walled resort. No coffee machine in room complimentry in check in area. Must take expensive taxi everywhere. Very nice resturant in building

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Sofía V, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Alta Las Palomas, responded to this review

Hello Carolina, Thank you for you review! We hope you had enjoyed your stay. Next time we will recommend you to use Uber for transportation, it is cheaper and their service is really good. We hope to see you back soon!

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Great place, the round about at the main entrance is one of a kind. The lobby is so nice and the flow of the hotel is so unique. I love this place and will keep staying here when ever I come. don't forget to try the breakfast buffet, so fresh and there were so many options.

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Sofía V, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Alta Las Palomas, responded to this review

Hello Eric, Thank you for such an amazing review! We are glad that you liked our amenities and also our breakfast. We hope to see you back soon!

Stamford, Connecticut
Reviewed 1 September 2016

This hotel Hotel was everything I was hoping for. on the moment I walked in the door til the time I checked. It was the perfect combination of modern flair with Costa Rican style. I was upgraded to a grand suite which was spacious, clean, and with beautiful views. It was as private as you want it to be and...

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Sofía V, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Alta Las Palomas, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review! We are glad that you could admire the charming views in the hotel, our beautiful architecture and our comfy beds. We will be expecting you!

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2016

The hotel is very beautiful and in a lovely location high up on the hills above San Jose. The views at sunset are particularly stunning. The pool area is very nice and quiet - we were the only people there - with the most comfortable sun loungers I've ever sat on! Be warned however the pool is not heated and...

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Minneapolis
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Lovely hotel in San Jose. The room was spacious, clean with beautiful views of the valley below. Service was good. Food was good (for San Jose, which overall doesn't do food that well except for their local cuisine - gallo pinto, plantains etc...). Would definitely stay here again.

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Reviewed 30 August 2016

We were in CR for a week and had an amazing time so we wanted to spend our evening in San Jose (prior to our flight) at a boutique hotel to allow for one more night of pampering. The hotel itself is lovely, a classic, elegant design with a lot of character. Pros: staff was attentive and polite. The views...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Alta Las Palomas is a collection of 23 rooms with private balconies and expansive views of costa rica's central valley. This means you'll often find an adventure-weary traveller dining at la luz restaurant+bar, kicking back and soaking up the views after an epic expedition, or regrouping to head out again. Their roomy balconies leading you to an exotic garden scene, or if staying in the master suite, the mountains and volcanoes beyond Valle de Santa Ana. Local organic farmers supply the ingredients for la luz restaurant+bar whose menus feature an eclectic mix of influences. Let our chef indulge your senses with an exquisite culinary experience at la luz restaurant+bar, renowned as one of the best restaurants in san jose. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Alta Las Palomas

Address: Hwy 121 | Alto de las Palomas, Escazu 10201, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > Escazu
Price Range: RM621 - RM1,020 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Alta Las Palomas 3.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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Also Known As:
Alta Hotel Escazu
Hotel Alta Las Palomas Costa Rica/Escazu
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Escazu
#1 Business Hotel in Escazu
#4 Family Hotel in Escazu
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“Ask for a room with a balcony and city lights view.”
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“Each room is different, ask for the first floor, there is no elevator.”
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“The swimming pool should be heated”
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