Casa Don Tomas is located in Barrio Otoya, one of the most secure and exclusive neighborhoods of San Jose. Several former Presidents of Costa Rica and other public figures made Barrio Otoya their place of residence in the late 1900's.
Famous for its '60 architecture, Barrio Otoya together with Barrio Amon and Barrio Dent just a few blocks away are a sample of the San Jose of 60 years ago. The Penthouse Suite of Casa Don Tomas dominates the highlands of San Jose Historical Center. Built in 1940, the house has been restored to its original beauty by his owner Don Tomas de la Ossa.
Casa Don Tomas enjoys the serenity of its surroundings: The National Park on the South and the Simon Bolivar National Park on the West.
Surrounded by trees and tropical vegetation. It is gated, fully fenced and landscaped with abundant gardens with hundreds of flowers and thick grass lawn including a wide variety of tropical bougainvillea, Amapola, various palms, plumerias, and flowering tropical plants such as hibiscus, jasmine, heliconias, bromeliads, tabacones and more.
Dozens of varieties of birds, multicolored butterflies, squirrels, and parakeets are just a few of the creatures you may see and hear right from your terrace. 'it feels like you are out in the mountains when in reality you are just a few minutes away from downtown San Jose' commented a guest.
It is difficult for me, not to emphasize, why staying at the penthouse apartment of Casa Don Tomas is, in my opinion, the best choice at the best price available in San José today, especially if you want to get to know the city on foot. Not only the apartment is beautiful and comfortable but it is located in a very safe and secure walking area of the city. Take a stroll on one of four city parks surrounding Casa Don Tomas. You are close and within walking distance of all four city parks, supermarkets, convenience stores, drug stores, health centers, close to train station, bus and taxi stations.
From Casa Don Tomas, you can easily walk to San Jose's business center and most tourist attractions the city has to offer like the Jade Museum, the Gold Museum, the National Museum, the House of Congress, The Electoral College Building, The Foreign Relations Ministry, Democracy Square, The National Theater, Cultural Plaza, the Central Market and other art and cultural spots that make San Jose a multicultural waiting to be discovered city. Fine restaurants, souvenir shops; fitness centers, movie houses, and theaters are also a few minutes walk from the House.
No need to rent a car !!!!
"It feels like you are out in the mountains when in reality you are just a few minutes walk, away from downtown San Jose' commented a guest"
Although the penthouse apartment of Casa Don Tomas has its own entrance and it is totally private and independent from the rest of the house, the penthouse apartment is not a hotel, it is in a private residential home, you are a guest of Don Tomás. Respect the space, guard your noise and behavior and just enjoy your stay and the city of San José.
The apartment living area measures 1400 square feet and offers its guests the best in comfort and ambiance. The penthouse has two large bedrooms and a large centrally located bathroom. The Master bedroom has one Queen size bed, the second bedroom has one double bed. The apartment can sleep comfortably 2 - 4 guests in two beds. Fully furnished with digital safety deposit box, ceiling fan, stove, coffee maker, cooking and eating utensils, cable T, V, High Speed 30 Mgb Internet wireless connection, housekeeping included, Linens and towels provided, Enjoy the garden of Casa Don Tomas filled with bougainvilleas and tropical flowers while sipping on a cup of Costa Rican Coffee, Relax and enjoy.
Students: The University of Costa Rica Campus, ULACIT, La UACA, and other prestigious high learning institutions are within walking distance of the house. Other academic centers like Costa Rica Language Academy (CRLA), Forester Language Institute and INTENSA Language Center are also within walking distance of Casa Don Tomás. The House has been home away from home to many Spanish language teachers and students.
Dental work and cosmetic surgery patients: Costa Rica's highly professional medical and dental services and the very affordable cost of both are some of the reasons many people travel and stay in San Jose during their treatment. The Penthouse strategic location and easy access to most dental and esthetics's clinics, together with the serenity and tranquility of its surroundings are an invitation to a fast recovery.
For the young, at heart looking for an evening of excitement, within walking distance of the Penthouse you can find several popular nightclubs, bars, discotheques, music, and entertainment. The Penthouse Casa Don Tomas is the ideal location in town! Drop us a line!
Please take time to read the reviews and comments of former guests of the of Casa Don Tomas. I think you'll agree with me that there is more to this place than just a room to spend the night. Your advance deposit payment is the first step to guarantee your dates. I would like the opportunity to match or better the price of similar accommodation and services quotes you might be considering at this time. Get back to me and let's talk!
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