DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari
The DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari is a pleasant low-rise hotel set in leafy gardens on the outskirts of San Jose.
Not only is this agreeable hotel handy for visits to the centre of the capital but it is also just 8 km from the international airport, making it a good choice for arrival to and departure from Costa Rica by air.
The two storey building circles a huge heated freeform pool, fringed by tropical plants. Guest rooms, lining long corridors over the two floors are large and comfortable: décor is not cutting edge but clean and bright with air-conditioning, iron and ironing board, hair-dryer, coffee-maker and TV. There's a semi al-fresco bar and restaurant also with views over the pool. The English=speaking staff are friendly and accommodating. The hotel welcomes business and leisure guests, including families, so, as well as the pool and its sun-loungers, there is an impressive range of facilities including a gym, beauty salon, gift shop, car rental agency, tour desk, laundry, luggage storage, ATM and convenience store.
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