The Alta Hotel sits a short distance from the San Jose Airport and the local Golden Mile, bursting with life and activity. Here, guests may choose any one of 23 units, each with spacious balconies overlooking the rich surrounding vegetation. Dining may be taken at La Luz restaurant, which is elegantly decorated and offers a to-die-for view of the surrounding heights and dips of land and greenery. The high quality cuisine is terrific and uses as much Costa Rican influence as it does international. One may use the hotel gym facilities and sauna, or make a 15 minute trip into town to see the museums and central market.
If you are looking for a premium boutique hotel in San Jose, Costa Rica …. you are at the right place. Small, special, intimate, The Alta Hotel consists of only 23 units: 16 double rooms, 6 suites, and 1 Master suite. The beautifully sculpted hotel cascades down the hill (Alto de Las Palomas) providing exquisite views of San Jose and the surrounding volcanoes and valley. The carved look melds different styles --- Spanish-Moorish medieval, countryside elegant --- into one graceful structure. The vaulted ceilings in the Paseo and wide stone stairway lead castle-like from the reclusive guest rooms to La Luz Restaurant. The setting is warm and elegant, but not pretentious. Go up to your room and relax, soon an exquisite feast will be served in La Luz. The rooms have an overall look of elegant austerity.
Queen or double beds in handsomely appointed rooms that feature spacious balconies with expansive views or private patios with lush tropical gardens. The luxurious bathrooms offer exquisitely tiled vanities and a host of thoughtful amenities.
Master Suite is Alta Hotel’s largest room with balcony, a king size bed with cotton sheets and bedding. It is located on the top floor of the hotel and features amazing views of the valle de santana, mountains and volcanoes beyond. The sunsets are magnificent, the best views and on a clear day you will have a chance of the pacific ocean.
Dining at La Luz Restaurant is an extraordinary experience. The décor is exquisite: hand-forged lamps, garden fresh flowers, pegged floors made of tropical hardwoods, and a hand-painted ceiling surround the guest. The restaurant’s large glass windows reveal sweeping views of the valley below. The menu features the finest in specially created nouvelle fusion cuisine. Using the freshest produce, meats, fish and spices of the region skilled chefs fuse a splash of Costa Rica with continental and California influences varied selection for an unforgettable dining event. Impeccable service heightens the entire dining experience. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and also provides in-room or balcony dining service.
For your special occasions, private dining at the chef’s table is also available. Patio dining in the poolsios dining or garden under a 100-year old Guanacaste tree can also be provided upon request.
Dress Policy: Coat recommended for dinner. Shoes
The Alta Hotel offers a wide variety of activities designed to pamper its exclusive clientele. The striking glass-tiled pool with its Jacuzzi is ready to recharge your spirits while you bask in the soothing, tropical sunlight.
Adjacent to the pool area is an amenity and exercise room with Cybex weight station, free weights, treadmills, stairmasters, and stationary bicycles. A sauna is provided for men and women. Massage service is available upon request.
Complementary services include a special Welcome Drink upon arrival, Continental Breakfast, and Access to fitness center & sauna .
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