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Casa Bella Rita Boutique Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 5 Santa Ana B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 December 2009

This was a suprise trip and a milestone birthday for my wife-I gave her virtually no notice. After a whirlwind evening with friends in Los Angeles we took a midnight, first class, flight direct to San Jose. I relied on Rita and Steve for flawless coordination, he was waiting for us and the Mariposa Room was great. It was like visiting your overseas friends. We took a short rest, then participated in an informal happy hour at CBR. Our hosts brought us to a quaint local pizzeria ( Rest 76) A honeymooner couple came along and we all dined family style spreading out our BYOB and sharing food at a large table. What a great way to end a non-stop day. We are still too young for hand-holding guided tours but the next day they hooked us up with "Luis" to take where we wanted to go in the metro area. Rita also arranged for our rental car to be delivered to CBR when we set out to see the country on our own after two days. We dropped it off at our San Jose Hotel ( Grano de Oro) on our last night in CR. Steve is a great chef, he introduced me to my new favorite beer (Pilsner) and we even named our new kitten 'Chilero" after his homemade hot salsa

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Reviewed 6 December 2009

Absolutely beautiful property hidden away in San Jose. Stunning views and wonderful decor. Owners Steve & Rita couldnt have been more welcoming and were so helpful with tips & recommendations. The room are perfectly outfitted and the place has a classy yet homely feel. Steve cooked amazing breakfasts to order and it was real personal service. The two little dogs and parrot added more charm. Steve also collected us from airport when we arrived late evening and Rita arranged our rental car to be ready for us the next morning from the front door. Can't recommend the place highly enough and furthermore it's very reasonable for the quality you receive!!

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 December 2009

This was our first trip to Costa Rica and we are so glad we started and ended our trip at Casa Bella Rita. Steve & Rita along with their staff take amazing care of their guests. We will definitely be back each time we fly into San Jose. The B&B is beautiful, the view will take your breath away and the hospitality is above and beyond what you could imagine. Absolutely wonderful!

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 December 2009

We walked into the Garden area of Steve and Rita's and knew we were going to love our stay there. We were made to feel right at home. Rita asked us what we were interested in doing while we were there and after some discussion she disappeared to the computer and phone. When she came back she had everything set up with the days to do the events. Rita set it up for a driver to pick us up, take us to our destination and deliver us back to Casa Bella Rita when we were finished. One of our day trips was to LaPaz Waterfalls and Gardens. We would reccomend this, very beautiful. We loved the Butterflies and Tocans, the Toucans would eat right out of your hand. Our driver was also our tour guide and was very imformative while we were there. He gave us some Costa Rican history on our drive to and from.
If you like adventure Turu Ba Ri has the Canopy Tours and a Nature Park. Very interesting and reccomended.
We also went to Poas Volcano and Doka Coffee Plantation. This also was very interesting. It was a learning experience watching how they process the coffee bean and tasting all the different coffees! If you like coffee, this is a must do.
After each day trip we came back to Casa Bella Rita for relaxation and Steve cooked us wonderful meals. They were as good as any top resturant would be, as well as the presentation!
Every morning Steve would fix us a delicious breakfast along with fresh fruit as we would sit on the veranda over-looking the canyon enjoying the sights and sounds of Costa Rica.
Overall, Steve and Rita are great hosts going above and beyond to make your stay the best possible. There is plenty of room even if there are other guests and everyone we met was just wonderful!
We can't wait to go back again!!

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Thank Buttercup3tam
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Reviewed 4 December 2009

So much to say... We loved It ! The place was wonderful. Rita & Steve were much more than just the hosts ...we met friends. The house is awesome, the view is breathtaking and the food is to die for. But it was still about the people. Helpful, hospitable, friendly... you name it! We planned to go out and explore the area but ended up enjoying the company and great food. They helped us to arrange everything we needed from the tour to the waterfalls to private driver to take us to the Caribbean coast. It felt like a good friend's home! All we wish for is another vacation so that we can go back and enjoy this piece of paradise! We'll be back!

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank kukubla
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Additional Information about Casa Bella Rita Boutique Bed & Breakfast

Address: Brasil de Santa Ana, Santa Ana 6100, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > Santa Ana
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Ana
Price Range: RM294 - RM923 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Central Valley's finest Bed & Breakfast. Casa Bella Rita is private and luxurious and within minutes of the airport, San Jose, Poas Volcano, coffee plantations, botanical gardens and other popular sites. Complimentary airport pick-up and gourmet breakfasts are included. Each room has a cable TV, AC, honor bar, safe, custom furniture, high quality mattresses and bedding and private bathroom. Perfect for your home base while touring Costa Rica, honeymoons, business travel or your first and last night's stay. Breathtaking views of the canyon, WIFI, computer station and friendly dogs on site. ... more   less 
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