Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San Jose
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... circle to point where you dug. Put special sand in as a liquid is there where the mother dug the hole. Played Cards and then had lunch and dinner (rice and beans and veg). Played cards also after. Had a turtle shift 10-12 in the evening. We then found a mother laying eggs in the sand sober collected the eggs and dug a hole in the hatchery to put them in. Got to bed mosquito bites ...
... hostel and after dinner, we went to see a movie, the new Fast and Furious. Despite the movie being incredibly cheesy and super unrealistic, the experience of going to a theatre in Costa Rica was very fun-I tried to force myself to read all of the Spanish subtitles! Unlike in America, when you go to a movie in Costa Rica, you can't sit wherever. You have to pick your seats ahead of time. So that was something new! This morning we went to church at the Cru house ...
... meat; sausage, lamb, different cuts of beef, chicken, and prawns. They will continue coming until the disk is turned back to the red side.
Each server has their meat on what essentially looks like a sword. They hold a metal plate at the tip of the sword to catch any drippings. Each server is also equipped with a large knife. The knife is used to push meat, like sausage, off of the sword onto one's plate. For beef, like sirloin, they ...
... waiting for us. We exchanged some currency at the border so I tried to use the pay phone and call our host family but surprise surprise! Both payphones were not in service. GREAT!
- After standing around holding up literature for an hour, hoping that our contact would show up and see us, I finally explained the situation to a random local in my awful Spanish, and asked if I could use her cell phone.
-Sore, tired and in need of a shower, ...
... and fish vendors, spices, fruit and sodas. Sodas are little restaurants with limited menus for cheap. I ordered a casado with beef. I got a soup which was a little salty and with cilantro and onions and I loved it. My plate was filled with rice, a corn dish, a spaghetti portion, a cold pasta salad, and some roast beef in some sauce. I didn't really like it much. Nick ordered a pork chop (chuleta) gallo pinto. Gallo pinto ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San Jose San Antonio De Belen
Definitely 5 Stars!
This is hands down the BEST Marriott we have stayed at worldwide. The hotel grounds are incredibly beautiful. The staff is excellent. The rooms are very attractive, of moderate size and very clean. We loved the negative egde pool, Spanish style architecture of the hotel, open courtyard and 4 restaurants to choose from. We cannot say enough about this hotel that has its own dedicated travel agency who will plan tours and day trips for you with great, and more importantly, reputable companies (we had a bad experience at another hotel). We absolutely will return to Costa Rica only next time we will spend all our time at this hotel rather than split it at two like on this visit.
Marriott is simply the best
We stayed at the Marriott in San Jose for a week, and it was spectacular. The grounds are beautiful, the staff is friendly, and the restaurants were terrific. The rooms were spacious and the beds very comfortable. The on-site travel service made it easy for us to get around the country with English-speaking guides, and it was very inexpensive to take half or full day tours. I have nothing but praise for the Marriott, as they made the stay extraordinary!
An absolute jewel
We've visited this Marriott 3 times. We would NOT miss it when we return to Costa Rica.
Despite being very close to the airport and in an industrial area of the city, once you get to this San Jose Marriott, you totally forget where you are. It is secluded, quiet, beautifully landscaped ... and the decor & ambience of the hotel makes you feel like you just landed in an exclusive, wealthy Spanish mansion.
The service is BEYOND impecable! They treat you like queens and kings at this hotel.
And, don't miss their open-air lounge. My husband & I have lolled away hour after hour just soaking in the cool breezes from the surrounding mountains at this lounge.
San Jose retreat
Excellent hotel, dining in the courtyard was wonderful. Great views of the coffee plantation. Don't miss the hidden outdoor whirlpool behind the spa. Only complaint is that tile floors causes sounds travel through the hallways and into the room a bit.
Not your average Marriot
5 star luxury - 5 star service -beautiful grounds and buildings- nice rooms -great food . I could easily compare this place to a Four Seasons or a Ritz Carlton in the states - not your average costa rician experience but an awfully nice place to stay when in San Jose. A bargain for the money
Live is Good
The Marriott San Jose is fantastic. Located 10 minutes from the Airport .This hotel is built like a Giant Hacienda. Extremely clean , Great staff, and relatively reasonably priced. Great hotel to start and end your trip to Costa Rica.
The 'way' in San Jose
My wife and I used the San Jose Marriott as our base to explore the central valley of San Jose. Our six day visit was was eventful thanks to the travel planner TAM on site and always wonderful to come back each evening to the Marriott. The hotel offers guests, thanks to the staff and accomadations, a truly 5 star experience in Costa Rica.
Like a Spanish Hacienda
A gorgeous hotel in a lovely setting
Top choice for San Jose
Whether it's just an overnight on arrival in Costa Rica, or a base for exploring San Jose and surrounding area's, this is always my first choice. The location is excellent, and the view is mostly of nearby coffee plantations. The staff are very friendly, and the buffet breakfast is to die for! This is not your typical Marriott, it is a colonial building with real Costa Rica flavor, and is of world class standard.
This was an amazing hotel. I have stayed is in some beautiful spots and this ranks right up there. Service is terrific. Very nice breakfast buffet. Some wonderful amenities include a gorgeous dining area, beautiful pool and hot tub area, very helpful concierge service that is available extended hours. I really recommend this highly. One note, we traveled during a high traffic time, Christmas break and it was impossible to get a room reservation for the beach or a car to rent. So book well ahead of time for those things.