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Hotel Alta Las Palomas

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Cloverdale, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Very nice hotel that is beautifully decorated. The lobby and common areas are stunning. Right out of a Restoration Hardware catalogue. Staff were outstanding and very attentive. The complimentary juice served to us as we were checking in impressed my teenage boys. We stayed here on our first night in Costa Rica after 14 hours of travel and it was...

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NatureVacations, General Manager at Hotel Alta Las Palomas, responded to this review

Hello Tamsin R, Thanks for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review. I am glad that you liked your stay with us and enjoyed our Saturday nigh live music at la Luz restaurant. As you pointed out , there were no shower doors in the deluxe rooms. We did take action and all our Deluxe rooms are getting...

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Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

We decided to stay at this property on our last night, after traveling to three locations across Costa Rica. The staff were very helpful, the room spacious and clean, and the amenities were perfect. There is not much around the hotel so we decided to rest and have dinner at the hotel. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of...

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NatureVacations, General Manager at Hotel Alta Las Palomas, responded to this review

Hello and thanks for your nice review about the hotel and our restaurant. Our food comes direct from the farm and we are starting to organise tours there in the mountains in front of the hotel. Our coffee comes from our farm too. we also offer day tours from the hotel to San Jose and the volcanos through our in-house...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 9 September 2015

My wife and I stayed here one night after flying into San Jose before departing for another part of the country. Our stay was fabulous. Of all the places we stayed during our 11-day trip, Hotel Alta made us feel the most special. It's a boutique-style hotel. Clean rooms with a nice, spacious bathroom. Beautiful view of the city with...

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NatureVacations, General Manager at Hotel Alta Las Palomas, responded to this review

Hello Conrad, Thank you so much for staying with us. I am glad we succeeded in making you feel special, that is our goal really. We are not about one-size-fits-all type of experience as we understand that every guest is unique. Lots of hotels call themselves boutique, we do understand that it is beyond a word and more of a...

Traverse City, Michigan
Reviewed 2 September 2015

We stayed at the Alta twice in August, at the beginning and end of our trip. This small hotel is gorgeous; modern and classic all at the same time. The staff is very professional and bilingual. Both stays, we were welcomed with a glass of fresh juice. Rooms are very nicely appointed, beds and pillows are comfy, extra toiletries in...

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NatureVacations, General Manager at Hotel Alta Las Palomas, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you very much for your very nice comments about hotel alta las palomas. The first room we have was a Grand Suite, the second was a Deluxe. I am glad you could appreciate are unpaired views. You are right about the pool, we are looking onto buying a heater soon. Thanks for pointing out the beauty of...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 August 2015

We arrived after a 14 hour journey and were greeted by friendly staff and a glass of delicious juice. The kids perked up and we were shown to our wonderful room. Views over San Jose are gorgeous from up here and my son suggested we throw a party in the shower it was so huge! We slept really well as...

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NatureVacations, General Manager at Hotel Alta Las Palomas, responded to this review

Dear Lorenza, Thank you for choosing to stay at hotel alta las Palomas. Our two room Grand Suites do have oversized showers to the surprise of many guests. Our views from the upper floors and the restaurant are probably the best in San Jose, that makes for very happy customers!!! Thank you for mentioning the friendliness of our staff ;...

Newmarket, Ontario
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Very nice place with staff that aim to please. We had to leave before breakfast was served so they gave us a boxed breakfast, but it was ham, cheese, tomato and lettuce on a croissant and there was no fresh coffee available. Both times we are at the restaurant there were things on the menu that they didn't have. Ravioli...

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NatureVacations, General Manager at Hotel Alta Las Palomas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for staying with us. I appreciate your comments about the hotel and the staff. I am glad you liked what you had at the restaurant and I am sorry that some items were not available at the time of your visit. I have made a note of it. we are serving fresh from the farm products. We...

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 21 August 2015

This beautiful property is on top of a mountain with a spectacular view. The staff is very friendly and helpful and they make a great effort in trying to know each guest by name. Breakfast was included with my rate and it was a delicious full breakfast with tons of fresh fruit. I certainly hope I have the opportunity to...

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NatureVacations, General Manager at Hotel Alta Las Palomas, responded to this review

Dear Miriam, We are glad that you like alta and its views. We are really making a point of knowing our guests. We do offer a pre-arrival for our direct guests to get to know them before they arrive. You get to chose all your preferences in terms of food, mini bar, pillows... We also organise for transport, flights and...

Paris, France
Reviewed 18 August 2015

We stayed twice in the hotel in August. Wonderful service, nice rooms and excellent restaurant. If you are a Nature Air client you get a discount. The hotel is a convenient location to get to the airport as well. You need a car.

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NatureVacations, General Manager at Hotel Alta Las Palomas, responded to this review

Hello Mark, We are glad you liked our hotel and restaurant so much. We are Nature Air preferred hotel so as you mentioned, we offer discounts by showing just by your boarding card. We can also plan your whole holiday in costa Rica through our in-house travel agency, Nature Vacations, located here at the hotel with offices at the airport....

Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

The view is gorgeous! The staff is incredible. My room was phenomenal. I had views of Costa Rica, open balcony with a place to sit, insanely gorgeous bathrooms with impeccable lighting and a spa like ambiance. I was greeted with a tasty pineapple juice cocktail when I arrived. La Luz is a beautiful restaurant and bar that is located inside...

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NatureVacations, General Manager at Hotel Alta Las Palomas, responded to this review

Hola! Such a raving review!!! Thank you so much. Being so well rated on TripAdvisor raises the bar for us but somehow we get to exceed our guests expectations day after day. One way to do it is by providing a pre-arrival survey to our direct guests where we get to know more about them and their expectations right before...

Providence, Rhode Island
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Alta Hotel is quite beautiful. Wonderfully helpful and gracious staff. The decor is well thought out and overall done with taste and style. Had the food been better, I would have had no reservations to give this hotel a higher review. The following should be considerations: Pros: • Beautiful rooms and grounds • Helpful and welcoming staff • Quietly elegant...

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Thanks for taking the time to review us. We are indeed really proud of our property and our staff! We also serve food direct from our farm with a very energetic young chef taking part in international competitions and he is eager to learn more every day. So I am always very curious to see how we can improve, in...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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: $212 - $311 (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
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Escazu
#1 Business Hotel in Escazu
#4 Family Hotel in Escazu
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“Our room was the closest to the pool and the restaurant, it was very convenient as we just walk outside the room from the balcony to go to the pool. However, there wasn't 100% privacy as we could see people passing by going to the pool right from our bed. Next time I would choose an upper level room where I can have the curtains wide open and enjoy a more private view. Also you have to be careful and just be sure to lock the doors/windows that lead to the balcony, because of the traffic area.”
 of 5 bubbles 676haydeej, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“While I was on business, my wife came along and enjoyed her 2-day stay at Hotel Alta with its unique architectural style and wonderful staff. ”
 of 5 bubbles pablo493, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Wi-fi is sketchy in the rooms with a good view, I would avoid all together”
 of 5 bubbles KimM825, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Higher floors are great cause you can see the San Jose city from the balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles k_vmchm, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the upper floors have great views.”
 of 5 bubbles paulasB3146GY, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
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