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Hotel Casa Primo CR

3.5-star guesthouse with outdoor pool, near Plaza Real Cariari

  • Free WiFi and free parking

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Calle Malecon, 17, Ciudad Cariari, 40703, Heredia, Costa Rica
  • We had a day and two nights to spend in San Jose on our way to Nicaragua. We are so happy…

    Nov. 11, 2020

  • The property and room was lovely, clean, and comfortable with AC. The hotel is unique and…

    Mar. 11, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • gap period enforced between guest stays48 hours
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Dining options
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 5 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 1 outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Room service
  • Business center

Feel at home

  • Children's pool
  • Cookware, dishware and utensils
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom

What’s around

  • Plaza Real Cariari - 36 min walk
  • Ojo de Agua Spa Park - 3.7 mi / 6 km
  • Sabana Park - 5.2 mi / 8.4 km
  • Costa Rica National Stadium (Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica) - 5.4 mi / 8.7 km
  • City Mall - 6.5 mi / 10.5 km
  • Morazan Park - 7.2 mi / 11.6 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Superior Double Room

What’s around


  • Plaza Real Cariari - 36 min walk
  • Ojo de Agua Spa Park - 3.7 mi / 6 km
  • Sabana Park - 5.2 mi / 8.4 km
  • Costa Rica National Stadium (Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica) - 5.4 mi / 8.7 km
  • City Mall - 6.5 mi / 10.5 km
  • Morazan Park - 7.2 mi / 11.6 km
  • Braulio Carrillo National Park - 12.8 mi / 20.6 km
  • Doka Estate - 15.1 mi / 24.3 km
  • Poas Volcano National Park - 19.9 mi / 32.1 km

Getting around

  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 12 min drive
  • San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.) - 12 min drive
  • San Antonio de Belen Station - 6 min drive
  • Santo Domingo Santa Rosa Station - 10 min drive
  • Heredia Miraflores Station - 10 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
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Calle Malecon, 17, Ciudad Cariari, 40703, Heredia, Costa Rica

At a glance


  • 5 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-2 AM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Room service
  • Barbecue grills
  • Microwave in a common area

Things to do

  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Children's pool
  • Ecotours nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 20-inch TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware and utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 9 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 15 per vehicle. Maximum occupancy 4

Children & extra bedsPay at property

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 10.0 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

  • Casa Primo CR Hotel Ciudad Cariari
  • Casa Primo CR Ciudad Cariari
  • Hotel Casa Primo CR Ciudad Cariari
  • Hotel Casa Primo CR Guesthouse
  • Hotel Casa Primo CR Ciudad Cariari
  • Hotel Casa Primo CR Guesthouse Ciudad Cariari

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges


  • Yes, Hotel Casa Primo CR does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - 2 AM. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Shang Hao Restaurant (14-min walk), La Focaccia Di Martino (14-min walk), and Giorgio's Pizza (15-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 15 per vehicle.
  • Hotel Casa Primo CR has an outdoor pool and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fabulous stay! The owner Lily was welcoming and always helping and warm. The room was clean and had a good AC, which is not common for a boutique hotel. It did not have a fridge but we never felt need in it. Breakfast (choice of traditional rice&beans, pancakes or omelette with ham - our favorite) combined with delicious morning coffee, fruit and toasts with jam - fueled every beginning of the day with energy. Lily has advised us on the best tours in CR and actually connected us with an English-speaking taxi driver whom we hired for a few days, which turned out to be more convenient, cheaper and safer (not sharing a van with other tourists during the coronavirus outbreak). I highly recommend Casa Primo and would stay there again!

    R., 5 night romance trip, Mar. 7, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful, small hotel with exceptional hosts

    Casa Primo is a beautiful small hotel run by a very nice family who are exceptional hosts. We were very happy with our stay.

    Donald, 1 night trip with friends, Mar. 1, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great hotel near the airport. Very unique experience. Highly recommend. Everything was perfect.

    rpa331, 1 night family trip, Feb. 27, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful boutique hotel in a really lovely neighborhood. Very friendly and attentive staff. It is definitely a place that I would stay in again.

    1 night trip, Feb. 21, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    My mom and I loved our stay at Casa Primo - a boutique hotel in a Spanish inspired mansion. Lily was such a great host, she is so attentive and genuine. she really went out her way to help us through our traveling in costa rica. The hotel is super clean, cozy and well maintained. It is in a nice quite peaceful neighborhood that is in the mid way between airport and San Jose city. Thank you Lily, you really made our stays in Casa Primo more special! We really appreciated your help!

    1 night family trip, Feb. 18, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Hotel Casa Primo CR was a beautiful peaceful, rest before a long flight home. It was a wonderful place to end our CR vacation. We were greeted warmly and the staff were so helpful.

    Anita, 1 night family trip, Feb. 18, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Hotel in Ciudad Cariari

    The hotel was great and had a very comfortable stay. I would definitely recommend the breakfast.

    Carlos, 1 night trip with friends, Feb. 13, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Nice Quiet Neighborhood

    Excellent location in a nice quiet neighborhood. It is reasonably close to the airport, and only a few short blocks to very nice restaurants. The proprietors are gracious hosts, their English is excellent, and they go out of their way to be helpful. We will stay there again next trip!

    Gerald W., 3 night trip, Feb. 10, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional


    Our stay was excellent.

    Mary, 1 night trip, Jan. 23, 2020

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  • 4.0.Fair

    I HATE to leave bad reviews. I know there are real people, with bills and families behind the establishment. But this mess up was so next level, I have to address it. I will start by saying THANKFULLY they are connected to another nearby hotel, so a super stressful situation was averted, as we did end up having a place to stay. And the staff at Terrazze de Golf wend above and beyond to make our stay lovely. They get 5 stars. But, back to Casa Primo.... I booked our stay months back. We had multiple conversations about our stay (when we arrive, if meals where available, etc). We arrived at 4 on New Years Eve (our family of 5: my husband and I , and our 3 kids (11, 8, and 1), and we get to Casa Primo and the doors are locked, and the hotel dark. Very strange. Have they closed down? We call and call, no answer. So we are upset and scrambling. For 45 min we are in the parking lot looking for nearby hotels where we can stay, but, again, it’s New Year’s Eve. We had been up since 3 am, everyone is exhausted, and this is not good. At 50 minutes a van full of people pull up. We tell them no one is here, it appears to be closed. They tell us they actually booked the entire hotel for themselves last week, and that it’s impossible we are staying there. What?! Long story short, he calls the owner/manager (lily) and she tells us to go to the nearby hotel. Thank goodness. But again, what?! A confirmed reservation booked months ago, and this? Too big a mess up when traveling w kids. :(

    Schmidt, 1 night family trip, Dec. 31, 2019

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