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Santarena Hotel at Las Catalinas

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Camino Las Catalinas, Las Catalinas 50304 Costa Rica
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#2 of 2 hotels in Las Catalinas
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Here at Santarena, we appreciate luxury, but prefer places that feel traveled. In a formal sense, Santarena is an homage to the old mansions of the great coastal cities of Havana and Cartagena, a traditional gem where sun-kissed days revolve around blossoming courtyards and lounging on timeless terraces with marveling picturesque archways surrounded by lush greenery and constant views of the sky. Views from our rooftop are incomparable, especially when it is paired with our 35-square-meter pool. Stylish accommodations and inviting public spaces are seamlessly woven with gracious hospitality to make this the ideal home base, captivating guests with an authentic laid-back warmth throughout.
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vivan thi tang wrote a review Jan 2021
Los Angeles, California34 contributions36 helpful votes
Las Catalinas feels like a non-resort resort town and Santarena Hotel is a lovely place to stay whilst there. The town and hotel mention a lot of wellness offerings but found that these aren't as available. The local spa in town was closed and the hotel doesn't offer any yoga or wellness otherwise even though it's marketed. Highly recommend yoga with Zoe (@zoevidaom on Instagram) and massage with a local Socorro (contact details can be provided by Zoe).
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Your Heynis wrote a review Dec 2020
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My wife and I really enjoyed our stay at Santarena Hotel at Las Catalinas. When we checked in (Dec 6, 2020) we were the first/only guests in the past 8 months. We basically had the hotel to ourselves for the first night until a few other guests started trickling in. The service was excellent! The GM, Diego, was very attentive and helpful making sure we had everything we needed. Andrea at the front desk set us up with daily adventures and was very helpful with advice on what to do! (Congo Trail zipline and ATV tour, hikes, kayaks, snorkeling, ect.) The food at the hotel was outstanding! The complimentary breakfast was the best "free" breakfast I have eaten. The fruit bowl was so good every day! When we weren't on an adventure we spent our time at the rooftop infinity pool drinking buckets of beer and champagne watching the the sunset.. Our room was clean, comfortable and modern. I will be returning to Santerena on our next visit to Costa Rica! Pura Vida!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Nicole H wrote a review Dec 2020
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My husband and I were the first guests to check in when Santarena reopened. The level of service has been amazing. Diego, the GM, made us feel right at home, and Andrea helped us with booking excursions. The rooftop pool is intimate and beautiful. There are nearby hikes for all skill levels. Zip lining, ATV and horseback tours are within close driving distance. The beach is just a few steps away. Our room was comfortable and beautifully modern. Highly recommend this hotel for a getaway!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Tina G wrote a review Feb 2020
Canada79 contributions32 helpful votes
I give this hotel a 5 star because we had a beautiful room and the hotel's location. Although the pool closes at 6pm, but the beach is only 60 meters away. We had an ocean view room. We fell asleep with the patio doors open, in the sounds of nature - the waves hitting the shore… There were many water sports starting 30 meters away from the hotel, such as snorkel, scuba diving, paddle boards, kayak, fishing. There are things that can be improved, such as one day, they just forgot to clean our room. When we pointed that out, they fixed immediately. Also there is no mini-fridge in the room, but they provide plenty of ice cubes. We had a comfortable stay and enjoyed the views and beach very much.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Vanna K wrote a review Feb 2020
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This hotel would be fine if it was $300/nite but I paid $700 with the expectation of a iprefer hotel. we were so disappointed at the poor service and poor amenities. Literally we met a couple in our first 15minutes that warned us of the poor service and told us to go to Las Catalinas service desk (not the hotel's) if we wanted any information. We had just left Nayara Springs in the Arenal rainforest which exceeded all of expectations on service/concierge quality/food and the room. This was such a disappointment as we were hoping to continue having an authentic experience and purposely did not book a large US chain hotel. Pros: Hotel is in a Safe american retirement community (with a good general store) Good AC, beautiful view and a 5minute was to Casa Chameleon which is a spectacular hotel with great food and service (the best thing we did) pleasant plunge pool and view on top floor Cons: No mini fridge in room (its >90 degrees daily) so water was warm No iron or hair dryer or robe/slippers in room no complimentary morning coffee in lobby - I was charged $5 for a takeaway cup No mangoes, fresh orange juice (only tropicana) or local fruit at breakfast in a country which has them growing wild everywhere and is available at every roadside stand No beach chair, no boogie board, no snorkeling equipment for use- can be rented at higher rates than Santa Monica beach in USA. A ripoff at every turn "Beach club" which is a pool with a few chairs is $30/pp Although tamarindo was only 40minutes away, we were charged $180 car service for return trip - with no alternatives provided - this was more than our private transfer to the airport (we did not book via hotel) So we made the most of these 3 nites by escaping the US retirement community that this hotel was located in through finding day tours/excursions which are abundantly available and make Costa Rica such an wonderful destination
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Date of stay: February 2020
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PRICE RANGE
US$247 - US$495 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of GuanacasteLas Catalinas
NUMBER OF ROOMS
45
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Frequently Asked Questions about Santarena Hotel at Las Catalinas
Which popular attractions are close to Santarena Hotel at Las Catalinas?
Nearby attractions include Potrero Beach (3.1 km), Monkey's Bar & Restaurant (6.0 km), and Playa Danta (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Santarena Hotel at Las Catalinas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Santarena Hotel at Las Catalinas?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Santarena Hotel at Las Catalinas?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Santarena Hotel at Las Catalinas?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sentido Norte Restaurant, a'lo Nico, and Surf Box.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Santarena Hotel at Las Catalinas?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Santarena Hotel at Las Catalinas located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Las Catalinas.
Does Santarena Hotel at Las Catalinas offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Is Santarena Hotel at Las Catalinas accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.