We just returned from a 3 night stay which was part of the 'Amigas in Costa Rica' package. El Silencio is not 'just another upscale hotel or lodge', it is truly unique. Immersing ourselves in this location, literally we could feel ourselves unwind and relax from the moment we stepped out of the car. From the first greeting by the friendly and accommodating staff, we were made to feel like this was our home. It was such a remote and peaceful location there were many times that we felt like we were the only two people there. There was a good balance of activites/tours and relaxation time. The food selections are healthy and delicious, the dining area spectacular and we appreciated having the organic gardens and trout pond accessible to walk to. The cultural experience was a highlight of our stay, the local people made us feel like family. Being here has by far been the best vacation experience we have had. We are rejuvenated from being surrounded by the beauty of the cloud forest, hik...
Everything about the hotel was just perfect. It was right down the street from airport and the shuttle takes you there every 30 minutes. I had family staying on another floor and the elevator only allows you to go to your floor. Good security but too good I guess
Close to airport. Great front desk staff.
Close to airport, affordable, queen-sized beds, big enoigh for 4 adults Some of the staff wasn't the friendliest, but no one was rude. They were all informative. No complaints!
Location near the airport is its main advantage. Inside is peaceful, clean, modern, and comfortable. Front desk staff gave some great advice including that we return our rental car the night before our early-morning flight, and that the rental car shuttle would bring us back to the hotel. This was the best idea and greatly simplified our morning of departure. The hotel shuttle to the airport was quick and efficient. The pool is tiny, and tucked away in a back corner. The cafe/restaurant in the lobby is modern and inviting with a great looking menu, however, our waitress was the slowest on the planet. Every step took about 5 times longer than it should have. Even when we finally caught her eye (the place was 90 percent empty at the time), and indicated that we wanted the bill, she took another 10 minutes to finish sorting cutlery before coming over and putting us out of our misery. The food was good, but the service was terrible.
The price for one night was amazing, and the location to the airport was really convenient. If I had a layover in San Jose - Alajuela I would definitely stay there again. Continental Breakfast was not included with the deal I got on Kayak.
Great time at the hotel. Modern, clean, easy to access from the airport. No complaints at all
Location, close to the airport and has restaurants available for those arriving in the evening
Very close to the airport and a free shuttle every 1/2 hour. A good first or last night stay. 6-7 restaurants right across the parking lot.
El hotel es.bonito El servicio es pesimo
Very friendly staff at desk who took time to check me in when they could not find my reservation. Maybe issue with online company I booked through but they still honored my rate. Some issues with the hot water at sink and shower. Was either scalding hot or cold. Hard to tune. Not a deal breaker at all though
La piscina y la zona de estar. Café en el vestíbulo, con manzanas Aviones sobrevolando la propiedad, es lo que tiene estar cerca del aeropuerto
Estaba limpio y era cómodo. Muy práctico para el aeropuerto con transporte. Restaurantes cerca.
Conveniente para volar y salir del aeropuerto. habitación cómoda y camas.
Un maravilloso lugar para alojarse! El personal era servicial, amable y profesional. El hotel estaba muy limpio, y la habitación cumplió todas nuestras expectativas. Servicio de transporte al aeropuerto fue fantástico. El conductor era muy amable y servicial con las maletas y tal. Un fantástico lugar para alojarse!
El hotel era práctico para el aeropuerto, con un personal estupendo y un buen desayuno. La habitación estaba limpia y ordenada. Sin embargo, la ducha necesitaba una actualización y la alcachofa de la ducha no funcionaba correctamente.
Bed was comfortable The room had a terrible smell. They said you could get wifi in the hotel, but it was really only in the lobby area. The traffic outside is very loud because of a crazy intersection and you can hear planes landing and taking off.
Came in on a late flight to San Jose and stopped off at the Holiday Inn Express for a night before jumping off into the Costa Rican countryside in the morning. For this purpose it did exactly what it needed to do. Shuttle bus that picked up at the airport was a plus. A little bit pricey for what you get but not acceptable for one night. The breakfast options were pretty basic but in their defense they were a typical Costa Rican style (gallo pinto, eggs, coffee, and some fresh fruits). Traffic at the intersection in front of the hotel can be horrific so keep that in mind if you will be driving. Also, keep an eye out for the shuttle bus that comes around outside of the arrivals area and stops close to the taxi stand. A "helpful" local showed me where to go then just happened to mention that he works on tips. I could have just waited on my own for it...
Overall, everything was great. Location is perfect for flying to the airport. Staff was very helpful and really wants to help you! Room was comfortable and clean. 24 hour shuttle was awesome! Great value for the money. For those who arrive at off hours there is a Denny's close by. Our only negative was the breakfast which was very processed (e.g. scrambled eggs were bland) and not enough variety for the cost of that hotel.
Everything was very good. Friendly staff, good breakfast, good parking. Five nights and all went well. The traffic at the entry to the hotel is nightmare.
Hotel Villa Dolce is in a convenient location. Rooms were clean and had everything I needed. Staff are all friendly and extremely helpful. The same can be said about the owner and his wife who live on the property. I loved my stay here and would recommend it. I definitely will be back!! Pura Vida Nothing
the shuttle service to airport worked great
Perfect hotel for the money. We had three rooms, all with two queen beds for only $92 per room. The staff was exceptionally friendly, the pool and gardens are nice, and the restaurant was one of the best meals throughout our trip. Airport shuttle was on time even with our 3:30am pickup. The shower has soap/shampoo and conditioner (I think) attached to the wall. I'll probably avoid the "conditioner" if I stay again.
We went during the rainy season, so it felt as if we had this hotel to ourselves. Actually one evening we did! The staff was amazing. They have a movie theater that they normally have scheduled movies, but they let us pick out a movie we wanted to watch. Free breakfast every morning. Since there were so few people there, we got to pick from the list of foods served during their buffets and they made it fresh. All the veggies are grown there at the hotel. They also have a dairy farm there so I had the best sour cream ever. We had a few tours scheduled away from the hotel, and even though we had to drive a bit, the hotel staff made sure we were comfortable. Also, they upgraded our room to a villa. It had a fireplace, huge bathtub, and beautiful view! I cannot say enough good things about this hotel!
You can have fine dining and a full service spa after a walk through the forest just steps from your room. Warm during the day, showers cool the afternoon for a lovely breeze at night, perfect for stargazing. Beautiful chapel as part of the property is converted for special events.
The rate is perfect for quick business stops like mine. Toilet paper...every single time I stay here. Either its to low quality or to "eco friendly" for me if thats why is the way it is. Please change it!
Had Netflix on their tv's Helpful at front desk, but not polite for Costa Rican standards
I've stayed here 3-4 times so far. It's my go-to when I arrive Costa Rica and depart. The staff is very helpful, the rooms are very clean, I wanted to take the bed with me - very comfortable! I have only tried the New York Strip and tiramisu - both amazing. A great quiet little hotel. Very very strict on their 11 am check-out time.
The beds,work comfortable Major sewage problem, breakfast issues and staff unwilling to help with excursions or seeming to have a problem ordering takeout for guest!! I requested to speak with the wonder, no success.