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Villa San Ignacio

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent the night in Villa San Ignacio when arriving in San José Costa Rica. Not so easy to find without GPS....The hotel has good and clean rooms, a beautiful garden and a refreshing swimming pool. Nice to stay for one night when arriving or leaving in San José.

Thank Isolde2101
Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent three nights here, and this was too long. Nice rooms, good foodand great and friendly bar staff. Has a pool but this was very cold. I would recommend max two night stop. Easy to get to from airport and on the main road to Poas Volcano. Big trucks pass close by from 4am so be prepered for some noise...

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed on there on the first night of our trip and we were generously offered a DOUBLE upgrade! Our room was huge with an incredible view from the balcony. We woke up to a lovely sunrise. We ate at the restaurant for dinner and breakfast, where they serve typical local food such as gallo pinto. The food is good......

Thank Thomas B
JosePablo, Guest Relations Manager at Villa San Ignacio, responded to this review

Happy to hear your enjoyed our Master Suite King! We are glad you got to see our biggest room with the great view, our food, and drinks. Thanks for the recommendation!

Reviewed 11 April 2017

After one night in San Jose we drove to Alajuela and stayed at Villa San Ignacio. The road was terrible (3 hours due to workd on the motorway), the hotel was not easy to find in the evening but ...once settled-in, it was great. The rooms were nice and clean and the breakfast terrace in the pool-area fabulous. From the...

Thank Katrien D
JosePablo, Guest Relations Manager at Villa San Ignacio, responded to this review

Greetings! Thanks for such a positive review and labeling our place as great! We really appreciate your comment. It is better to fly directly to Alajuela airport (SJO) and head this way instead of driving through traffic to go to San José. That is precisely why we have a good location to visit Poás, La Paz, and other tour areas...

Reviewed 14 March 2017

The hotel has two separate house on a rather large estate. The main building has a nice pool and an inviting bar where we also had our dinner. We had our room in the annex, it was a large room with sparse decoration and good beds. Right outside there is a lovely garden with an enormous ficus tree. Breakfast is...

Thank Ugurd
JosePablo, Guest Relations Manager at Villa San Ignacio, responded to this review

We have been working on our gardens a lot more lately, and have been renovating plants and trees. We invite other to also walk on our trails to enjoy more of the garden and green areas! Pleased to hear your enjoyed our rooms with great beds! What we call Continental is a custom made plate where you can choose from...

Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We landed in San Jose late in the afternoon and decided it would be best to pick up rental car and stay somewhere close before hitting the road. We choose this hotel as it meant we could avoid San Jose as well it looks so charming and peaceful, in fact the word peaceful is used several times on their website....

Thank Jennifer M
JosePablo, Guest Relations Manager at Villa San Ignacio, responded to this review

Flying into SJO airport and staying nearby is a great choice. Hearing you had an overall positive stay motivates us to keep working harder! We like how you described our charm, a great restaurant/bar experience and our friendly staff. We were pleased to give you a great experience!

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The grounds are very large. I had a room up on top with a balcony looking towards the pool area. This afforded a nice view as well as a nice breeze. My room was large and clean but basic. The bathrooms lack hair dryers and a selection of toiletries but ar clean and modern. The air conditioner was great to...

1Thank flameforever
JosePablo, Guest Relations Manager at Villa San Ignacio, responded to this review

Thanks for the overall positive outlook on the hotel! We are glad you liked the rooms, the gardens, and the food & bar. We do have hairdryers at the front desk for people who ask for them. Since we are small hotel, we strive to get to our guests what they need to be more comfortable - so please let...

Montepulciano, Italy
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Stayed here on final night of trip and would very highly recommend as an alternative to going in to San Jose ( even when the major roadworks are finished). The hotel organised pick up and return to the airport, which worked well. The room was lovely and the bed extremely comfortable, plus restaurant was good. Staff friendly and very helpful,...

Thank Peter J
JosePablo, Public Relations Manager at Villa San Ignacio, responded to this review

You are very accurate in your description! It's better to stay close to the airport in Alajuela instead of driving thru traffic to go to San José. We are glad to hear the pick up was on time, the bed was comfortable and you had a great time with our staff at the bar & restaurant. Looking forward to having...

Frenchburg, Kentucky
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We stayed here one night. Checking in was a bit confusing. There are two buildings here, each with their own check in and parking. Our friend was booked in the lower building next to the restaurant and pool while we were in the upper building with a great view and a tree full of birds. Our room was big and...

1Thank Tyme4relaxing
JosePablo, Guest Relations Manager at Villa San Ignacio, responded to this review

Thanks for the thorough review! We do have different categories of rooms, so you can choose from a smaller standard room to a Deluxe Room and Master Suites in the upper area - so you can adjust accordingly to your budget. I'm very pleased you are able to use the trails, which is one of our newest projects in development....

Reviewed 3 February 2017

This hotel was perfect for our group of 18 people. People came into SJO at different times and Xenia and Carla arranged for them to be picked up perfectly. Rooms were great, service was beyond impeccable, and the restaurant was excellent. The grounds and views were great for bird spotting and the hotel is a great and unique place to...

Thank linda h
JosePablo, Guest Relations Manager at Villa San Ignacio, responded to this review

Reviews like these makes us happy and proud! We love catering to small groups and creating great experiences for them. Glad to hear our customer service agents provided you what you need and the rest of the staff gave you an impeccable service! As you could tell, we have been working on many improvements and we'll keep in improving as...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Villa San Ignacio has been renovated to recall its original rustic charm. The vintage décor is polished but simple, and our custom furniture designed from antiques provides cozy comfort for guests while evoking the simple grace of the country. Clean, natural light makes it feel like you're visiting a cheery hacienda. Pandora Restaurant, specializing in home made dishes with fresh, local ingredients, is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. With seven acres of verdant grounds and a variety meeting areas, Villa San Ignacio is the ideal location for corporate and special events. We have an outdoor pool, pool table, gaming and reading areas,fire pit, BBQ area, and nature trails in the property. The spirit of Villa San Ignacio is a visit to the past with the all of the modern comforts. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Villa San Ignacio

Address: Route 107 | Cruce de Grecia y Poas, Cruce de Poas/Cacao, 5 km (3 mi) west of cemetery, Alajuela 20102, Costa Rica (Formerly Orquideas Inn)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Price Range: $109 - $187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Villa San Ignacio 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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Also Known As:
Orquideas Hotel Alajuela
Villa San Ignacio Costa Rica/Alajuela
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Alajuela
#10 Family Hotel in Alajuela
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“choose rooms on top by reception”
flameforever, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room up on the hill. It further away from the pool and restaurant but quieter and the view from an upstairs room is marvelous.”
  • lower building room
  • view from our balcony in second floor upper building
  • view from the upper building second floor
  • room in the upper building
  • lower building
Tyme4relaxing, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Do not be afraid to call. Staff is bilingual and speak perfect english. Call if you have any questions or concerns.”
Johnny0110, 22 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Far from the entrance.”
JoseCavalli, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Deluxe King Suite is huge & has a great view!”
litagd2014, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
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