Where yesterday's elegance blends with today's amenities...
The Hotel Milvia is the former home of Ing. Ricardo Fernandez Peralta. The Caribbean style plantation house, which dates from 1930, has been lovingly restored to its former glory. Gracious architecture, an outstanding collection of modern Costa Rican art and period furnishings combine with modern amenities and truly personal service to create a unique atmosphere, an oasis of tranquility just minutes from the city centre.

Our nine spacious guest rooms look over a plant filled internal courtyard or have mountain views. All rooms have king size beds and private bathrooms and are equipped with cable television and telephones. There are comfortable sitting rooms and lush tropical gardens where you can enjoy a quiet drink. The upstairs reading room has a library, games and internet access and leads onto a wide veranda with panoramic views. A continental breakfast buffet is included in the rate; lunch and dinner are also available and drinks are served round the clock.
The hotel is located just east of the city centre in a quiet street in San Pedro, home to the University of Costa Rica. You’ll find good shopping, nightlife and a variety of restaurants and cafes close by. The University campus is a short stroll away. The area is well served by public transport, the city center is ten minutes away and the airport half an hour. There is gated parking on site.

´This is one of the best hotels in San Pedro... lovingly restored to its original architecture and ambiance¨
Lonely Planet
¨ One of the city´s best value mid-range hotels housed in a lovely old historic house¨
The Rough Guide to Costa Rica
¨ ...is one of the best places to stay in its price range in the San José area (...) the hotel exemplifies what one might expect from a small establishment offering personal service.¨
The Adventure Guide to Costa Rica
" This was the nicest hotel I found in Costa Rica and one of the more pleasent hotels I've seen anywhere."
Webtravel Review
" Spacious and classy with polished hardwood floors and high ceilings, the inn is filled with antiques and a diverse collection of art."
The San Diego Tribune
" A Picture of comfortable elegance, the Hotel Milvia combines a charming atmosphere with personalized service and luxurious accomodations...details are everywhere, creating and ambiance of perfection."
The Tico Times
" The Hotel Milvia... figures as a footnote in some of (Costa Rica's) history."
Los Angeles Times
" The exquisitely detailed Caribbean-style wooden home has been restored to its original turn-of-the-century splendor by offspring of the original family "..."and no words can praise highly enough the atentive and caring concern of owners Milvia and Mauricio and their staff."
The Costa Rica Handbook
" ...is an exquisite yet homey hotel in the quiet San Pedro neighborhood of Lourdes."
The New Key to Costa Rica
" ...one of the most imaginative, well run and beatiful inn, in all of Costa Rica"
The Latin America Travel Tribune


San Pedro, Montes de Oca, Costa Rica. Tel: (506) 225-4543. Fax: (506) 225-7801. e-mail:Send an e-mail   
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