Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Chalet Tirol

Main road, 10 km (6 miles) north of San Rafael de Heredia, Braulio Carrillo National Park, San José, 40504, Costa Rica

Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.

The replica of a cobbled Tirolean town square, complete with fountain and church, may be a bit much, but the cozy, bright two-story wooden chalets are charming, and the Austrian design doesn't seem out of place amid the pines, pastures, and cool air of Volcán Barva's upper slopes. The restaurant, with its ivy, wooden ceiling, and elegant murals, serves excellent French cuisine and is a popular weekend destination for Costa Ricans.

PROS

  • cozy surroundings
  • most rooms have a fireplace
  • good restaurant

CONS

  • need a car to stay here
  • no in-room phones
  • patchy Wi-Fi
  • some dated roooms

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Views
Casual
Countryside
Local Flavor
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -2267–6222

HOTEL DETAILS

35 units
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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