Sometimes we think San Jose has nowhere to stay. When we discovered Alta, we found a reason to keep our guests in town for a couple nights and furthermore, learned that some places are not easily described. We have an urban junkie heart that beats daily in all of what we create and haven’t fallen short on any level when basing our guests here on their ways in and out. This is a place that feels like its made for the posh-locals, all of which frequent its ultra-hot corridors, it’s a scene, a gastronomic station and a-hell of a good night sleep.
Just 7.5 miles from Juan Santamaría International Airport, on the old road between Escazú and Santa Ana, Alta Las Palomas is an easy taxi ride to the shopping districts, business facilities and cultural sites in San José.
Every room and suite features a private balcony overlooking the hotel’s lush tropical gardens. Carefully appointed and decorated, the accommodations celebrate Costa Rica’s rich, European-inspired cultural heritage of a bygone era. All the rooms are airy, light-filled havens of spacious luxury, with handcrafted furnishings, fresh flowers and soothing gardens. Room linens and amenities are of the best quality, designed to make you feel refreshed and relaxed in sumptuous grandeur.
The hotel restaurant bar and lounge, La Luz, offers an exceptional culinary experience at one of the best restaurants in San José. Because all the ingredients come from the hotel’s own organic Passghaleh Farm and other organic farmers, the Mediterranean specialties take on a distinctly Costa Rican flavor. For a unique dining experience, ask to be seated on the Guanacaste Terrace. At sunset (5:30 – 6:30 p.m.), hotel guests can enjoy complimentary wine and tapas while listening to live jazz.
Guests have access to the pool, gym and sauna, while the hotel’s new Kôffee Spa is set to open in late 2015. Complimentary coffee is available in the library, on the rooftop terrace and in the business center and conference rooms. Service is impeccable; from the moment you step through the door, the staff strives to welcome you into the hotel’s gracious and relaxing environment, where you every wish is anticipated, almost before you know you want it.