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Hotel Milvia

  • 100 m north and 100 m east of Centro Comercial Muñoz y Nanne Map It
  • San Pedro
  • Design

Pros

  • Good value
  • Artistic decor

Cons

  • Can be difficult to find, far from sights

Updated 04/10/2014

Fodor's Review

Apply the principles of feng shui to an old militia arms depository, add splashes of stunning art, and you get a charming bed-and-breakfast on a San Pedro backstreet. Owner Florencia Urbina, one of the country's foremost contemporary artists, belongs to a local art consortium called Bocaracá, whose motto is "Art in Society." She takes that maxim seriously: the group's lush tropical paintings adorn the lobby, breakfast salon, small bar, and common areas. Your room will

be decorated with lovely hand-painted tiles and classic Tico furniture, and you pass through a Zen meditation garden each time you enter and exit the building. The Milvia is a great value, and makes for a charming, artsy retreat. Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon are a couple of celebrities who've stayed here.

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Hotel Information

Address:

100 m north and 100 m east of Centro Comercial Muñoz y Nanne, San Pedro, 11501, Costa Rica

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Phone:

/2225–4543; /2225–7801

Hotel Details:

  • 9 rooms
  • Breakfast

Updated 04/10/2014

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