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Alta Hotel

Address: Carretera Vieja Santa Ana

Neighborhood: Alto de las Palomas, Escazú/Santa Ana

City: San José

Phone: 011-506-282-4160

Website: www.thealtahotel.com

Expert Review

In one of the San José area’s better heeled districts, this American-owned property is built into a landscaped hill and endowed with a wonderfully stylish boutique feel, not to mention fascinating layers of passageways, arches, ramps, catwalks, spiral staircases and balustrades that make the hotel seem much larger than just 23 rooms. For recreation there’s a beautiful, glass-tiled oval pool, an adjacent whirlpool, a small spa, and well-equipped fitness room, all with views over the valley. Even if you end up staying elsewhere, you’ll want to dine at the in-house restaurant, La Luz, which serves great local dishes. The 23 rooms, like the rest of the premises, are appointed in attractive, rustic ochres and earth tones and each comes with either a private balcony or patio with great valley views, terracotta tile floors, and picturesque details such as tiled bathroom vanities and arched alcoves and windows.

Tags: moderate

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