$74 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 29, 2014 Check-out: Dec 30, 2014

La Catalina Hotel and Suites - Adults Only

3 stars
Beside Cetal LaCatalina, Santa Barbara, 00000
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
6 reviews
Secluded, great getaway!

We stayed at the La Catalina (Adults Only) during their down-season and we were some of the only... See full review

  • RAYCH1982
  • Nov 20, 2012
La Catalina Hotel and Suites

La Catalina Hotel and Suites Costa Rica is situated in the mountain area, on 6 acres of lush,... See full review

  • MFSMary
  • Nov 1, 2011
La Catalina Hotel and Suites is an Adult Couples Only Hotel overlooking the valley of San Jose, Costa Rica.

Is a majestic private, gated resort, on 6 luscious acres inhabited by tropical flowers, trees, ponds and other gracious amenities.

Highlights
  • Free American Breakfast
  • Free Internet in Public Areas
  • Free Local Calls and to US & Canada
  • Welcome Drink
  • Onsite Spa
  • Nightly Entertainment


  • Rooms
    Fully furnished hotel rooms, suites and villas are offered. Come and relax in tranquil settings of lush gardens, ponds, and magnificent valley views from this private luxury resort property.

    Features
    When you are not marveling over the scenery, take a refreshing dip in one of the two swimming pools (one nude and one clothing optional), or get in shape in the private fully professionally equipped gym, or take in a game of tennis.

    Clothing is optional at this property. Advanced reservations are required for massage services. Children 17 years old and younger are not permitted at this Adults Only property.

    La Catalina is great for bird and butterfly watching, with its bird feeders, flora and fauna that attracts a wide variety of birds and butterflies for your viewing pleasure. You can also take a short walk to view a waterfall.

    Desire Spa
    Come Rejunvenate at Hotel LaCatalina's onsite Spa with unique Rainforest & Volcano Experiences to stir the Body and Soul.

    Fitness Facilities
    The Fully Equipped Gym is part of the Games that also includes an inside regulation size Pool Billiards Table and an outside Table Tennis Competition Area that has seats for cheering crowds and a Barbecue are all with views of the San Jose Valley and the Pacific Ocean on a clear day.

    Hotel Amenities
  • Lobby
  • Reception
  • Barbecue Area
  • Billiards
  • Table Tennis

  • Location
  • Only 20 minutes from Juan Santamaria International Airport.
  • A few miles just outside the Capital City of San Jose.

    La Catalina Hotel and Suites - Adults Only Rooms

    PRESIDENTE SUITE WITH JACUZZI

    President Suite with Jacuzzi offers 1 King Bed.
    Maximum Capacity: 2 Guests
    Room Size: 365 Sq2 / 38 M2

    Complimentary Amenities:
  • American Breakfast
  • Free Wireless Internet

  • In Room Amenities:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom Amenities
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • CD Player
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Coffee Maker
  • DVD Player
  • Ensuite / Private Bathroom with Jacuzzi, Tub and Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave Oven
  • Mini Bar
  • Radio Alarm
  • Room Service
  • Safe in Room
  • Sound Proofed
  • Telephone
  • EXECUTIVE SUITE

    Executive Suite offers 1 King Bed.
    Maximum Capacity: 2 Guests
    Room Size: 237 Sq2 / 22 M2

    Complimentary Amenities:
  • American Breakfast
  • Free Wireless Internet

  • In Room Amenities:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom Amenities
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • CD Player
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Coffee Maker
  • DVD Player
  • Ensuite / Private Bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jacuzzi / Whirlpool / Spa Bath
  • Microwave Oven
  • Mini Bar
  • Private Terrace
  • Radio Alarm
  • Room Service
  • Safe in Room
  • Sound Proofed
  • Telephone
  • 1 BEDROOM APARTMENT

    1 Bedroom Apartment offers 1 King Bed and 1 Sofabed.
    Maximum Capacity: 4 Guests

    Complimentary Amenities:
  • American Breakfast
  • Free Wireless Internet

  • In Room Amenities:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Coffee Maker
  • DVD Player
  • Ensuite Washroom with Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Kitchen Table
  • Microwave Oven
  • Mini Bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe in Room
  • Stove Hot Plate
  • Soundproofed
  • Telephone
  • PRIVATE VILLA 1 BEDROOM HOUSE

    Private Villa 1 Bedroom House offers 1 King Bed and 1 Sofabed.
    Maximum Capacity: 4 Guests
    Room Size: 430 Sq2 / 40 M2

    Complimentary Amenities:
  • American Breakfast
  • Free Wireless Internet

  • In Room Amenities:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee Maker
  • DVD Player
  • Ensuite Washroom with Shower
  • Full Kitchen
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Kitchen Table
  • Microwave Oven
  • Mini Bar
  • Private Terrace
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe in Room
  • Stove Hot Plate
  • Soundproofed
  • Telephone
  • Amenities

    • WiFi
    • Airport shuttle
    • Free parking
    • Outdoor pool
    • No smoking rooms/facilities
    General
    No smoking rooms/facilities
    Concierge
    Elevators
    Activities
    Outdoor pool
    Fitness center or spa
    Spa
    Game room
    Solarium
    Tennis
    Dining
    Bar/Lounge
    Restaurant
    Room service
    Services
    Business center
    Laundry service
    In-Room Safe
    Tour desk
    Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Conference facilities
    Doctor on call
    Currency exchange
    Internet
    WiFi
    Transportation
    Airport shuttle
    Parking
    Free parking
    Accessibility
    Wheel chair access
    Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
    Handicapped parking
    Ramp access to buildings

    Dining

    TEMPTATIONS RESTAURANT

    Enjoy LaCatalina's Temptations Restaurant, Library Bar and Sports Bar for fabulous International Cuisine as well as Costa Rican specialties!

    The Hotel's front terrace is a place to enjoy a fine dining atmosphere with a full menu daily. Signature dinners include Garlic Mahi-Mahi, and a Lobster dish prepared perfectly by the LaCatalina's chefs.

    Enjoyable from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., food service begins at 7:00 am with a full breakfast to late night dinner, closing at 10:00 p.m. The winecellar stocks a full selection of wine, to compliment any meal.

    For after-dinner entertainment, sit back to listen or dance to live music or DJ on the open-air terrace or in the bar, closing at midnight. Join one of the open jam sessions - remember to bring your instruments if you play. You will thoroughly enjoy the overall ambiance of our resort.
    SPORTS BAR

    Take in the sports game, order food and relax. The sports bar is a great place to hang out. Take a dip in our pool, search for the perfect tan and order a drink at the same time. This is the bar to enjoy our BBQ nights or just hang out.
    LIBRARY BAR

    A favorite gathering spot takes place in our library bar - have drinks before or after dinner, or order a delicious appetizer and stay all night. The friendly staff are happy to serve you, are extremely knowledgeable on what to see and do while in Costa Rica, so pull up a chair and join in the fun.

    THEME NIGHT SPECIALS
  • Saturday - International night
  • Sunday - Asian night
  • Monday - Seafood night
  • Tuesday - Italian night
  • Wednesday - Mexican night
  • Thursday - Barbecue night
  • Friday - Hawaiian Luau night
  • Hotel Policies

    Check-in:
    1600
    Check-out:
    1000

    Terms and conditions

    Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

    The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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    Guest Reviews (6)

    Ratings and reviews for La Catalina Hotel and Suites - Adults Only

    Overall score

    4 / 5
    5.01.0
    6 out of 6
    Amenities:
    4.2
    Room cleanliness:
    4.8
    Hotel staff:
    4.5
    Room comfort:
    3.8
    Location:
    4.2
    Value:
    4.5

    83% would recommend to a friend.

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    Review of La Catalina Hotel and Suites - Adults Only

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    RAYCH1982
    Business
    Pennsylvania
    Nov 20, 2012

    Secluded, great getaway!

    We stayed at the La Catalina (Adults Only) during their down-season and we were some of the only guests during our 5 day stay. Upon checking in, they gave us a free upgrade to their King jaccuzzi suite! A full breakfast was included in our rate, which was always delicious. Our favorite breakfast was their Costa Rican rice & beans with eggs and tortillas and a fruit plate of pineapples, mangos, watermelon & bananas. Delicious! We had room 106, which was right off the main dining area. The room was very large and roomy, adequate towels, king bed. The mattress was quite hard, but I think that is normal over there. We still slept ok. The room and bathroom was always spotless every day. The adult pool was open and clean. I loved the sunning beds and the privacy. During the day we would go explore and in the evenings we would read in the lounge while drinking tropical drinks Henry served us at the bar. The service was great and friendly. My husband is a farmer and our host offered to escort him one day on a farm tour. He didnt even want to be paid for his time, he was so delighted to be of service. The down side to this place was that it seemed like its peak performance may have been 5 years ago. Even considering that we visited during down time, there were signs of neglect and deterioration. The gym looked like it hadn't been used in years, as well as the tennis courts and bird aviary. One other negative experience was one day in particular there was a strong sewer smell in our room, which I think was coming in the windows. It may have just been the way the wind was blowing that morning. Besides that, we REALLY loved this place and would go back again. The best thing we did on this trip was a rent a car and explore on our own. Within 20 minutes, Heredia, Alajuela, Barva, & Santa Barbara are all surrounding towns where we enjoyed their markets, town squares, sidewalk restaurants and warm culture. GREAT experience!

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    3
    Room cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Room comfort:
    3
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Business

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    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    Bunny00
    Business
    Jaco
    Jul 14, 2012

    Good Experience

    This is a place for couples, we took the all inclusive program and was worth it, the food is great serve a la Carte... Great atmosphere by the pool one is nude and the other one regular.. I enjoy the treatment at the Spa. The staff is helpful and they always have an smile

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Room cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Business

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    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    MFSMary
    Business
    Toronto, ON, Canada
    Nov 1, 2011

    La Catalina Hotel and Suites

    La Catalina Hotel and Suites Costa Rica is situated in the mountain area, on 6 acres of lush, green, tropical land, with coffee and banana plantations on either side. There are many outbuildings for your privacy and seclusion, two pools, a hot tub, tennis court, spa and much more. From the veranda of the stately main building you look out over the San Jose Valley with miles of lush green vegetation and breathtaking vista. Inside you will find ornately hand carved pillars, book cases and handrails all done by local artisans of the time. This would be a great setting for weddings, private parties, or corporate retreats. La Catalina Hotel and Suites offers lots of activities too, canopy tours, horse back riding, ATV’s, zip lining, and so much more. The food was great; the party we attended was fun, and the people so warm and friendly. Both management and staff of La Catalina Hotel and Suites deserve acknowledgement and thanks for the courteous, helpful and warm reception we received from them. We can’t wait to go back to Costa Rica; and stay at La Catalina Hotel and Suites.We have already talked to friends about joining us on our next trip. Woo-hoo let the fun begin!

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Room cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    5
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Business

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    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Anonymous
    Business
    Isla de Ometepe, NICARAGUA
    Apr 2, 2011

    Quiet, beautiful grounds

    Tucked on the side of a hill in Herredia, with beautifully-tended grounds and a nice swimming pool. Good restaurant in-house and pleasant, if small, rooms. The great view becomes especially apparent at night.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Room cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Room comfort:
    4
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Business

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    Review of La Catalina Hotel and Suites - Adults Only

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Mandab
    Business
    Seattle, WA
    Apr 10, 2010

    Great Night

    Luckily we ended up taking a cab to the hotel since it would have been hard to find on our own, but it was definately worth it. It was a beautiful hotel done up in hand carved rosewood throughout. The bar/resturant staff was friendly and helpful. The pool and grounds were beautiful and well maintained. I especially liked the mosquito netted beds to lounge by the pool. I enjoyed reading on the back porch in the rocking chairs overlooking the city lights of San Jose. The front desk staff was very helpful in finding us a rental car and arranging for our transport. This hotel is a definite stay on our next trip back. We were very impressed by them letting us check in super super early in the morning with no charge and also the free upgrade to the suite. We were also pleasently suprised to find a garden tub in our room...and enough hot water to fill it! That is not always a given in another country! Overall this is a very nice modest hotel that is quiet and relaxing.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Room cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    4
    Location:
    3
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Business

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    Review of La Catalina Hotel and Suites - Adults Only

    Reviewer score

    3
    5.01.0
    Sarahjerb
    Business
    Manchester, CT
    Feb 24, 2010

    Mixed experience

    This was out first hotel in our stay in Costa Rica. We arrived late at night from the airport and the GPS in the rental car took us up a steep dirt road. The room was a bit worn with a hard-rock bed and an old bedspread. It was clean, though. There was also air-conditioning, a microwave, and a refrigerator, which were nice. My major complaint was about the hot water. I stepped into the shower and it was lukewarm for a few minutes. It then proceeded to get completely cold. I simply couldn't call the front desk because there was no phone in the room. We were also in a building very far from the front desk. The water was the same in the morning. I did complain and they gave us a free lunch at the hotel restaurant. The food was pretty good. The property is really nice as far as the exterior goes. The view is wonderful and the gardens are really well maintained. I just wish that the same could be said for the room interiors. My review is mixed but I probably wouldn't stay here again in the future.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Room cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Room comfort:
    2
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    3
    Trip purpose:

    Business

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