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    Pura Vida Hotel

    Tuetal Sur | 4km North of SJO International Airport, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
    011 506 2430 2929
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    Reviewed 4 February 2011

    In January 2011, we made a return trip to the Pura Vida Hotel in Tuetal, Alajuela, a 15 minute ride from San Jose Costa Rica;s airport. Our recently renovated casite, set in handsomely landscaped gardens, was immaculate, complete with coffee, servivr on the private veranda....More

    Thank ruthFTLauderdale
    Reviewed 26 January 2011

    We stayed here at the beginning of our Costa Rica vacation. Berni, the owner, was pleasant and helpful from the initial booking coorespondence, to recommending a spot for dinner on our first night, to graciously helping with our rental car drop off (even though we...More

    Thank TGJerry
    Reviewed 20 January 2011

    We loved this family-friendly inn. The staff was incredibly helpful. We had an initial snafu with car rentals and they were all over helping us solve it. They provided great tips for traveling the country. The gardens are lovely and lush, the rooms are clean...More

    Thank debcook9
    Reviewed 17 January 2011

    Our only regret was that we didn't have more time to spend at this lovely establishment. The grounds are beautiful and the rooms are very comfortable with a lot of thought to detail. Our room was upgraded upon arrival (we didn't have to ask). Bernie...More

    1  Thank JerryandTami
    Reviewed 16 January 2011

    Attended a yoga retreat for the first time. The location overlooks San Jose and the beautiful mountains surround you. The staff is attentive and informative. The range of treatments and quality of body workers is over the top. Food prepared buffet style, but organic and...More

    Thank yoginiB
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Room amenities
    • Refrigerator in room
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    • Restaurant
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$99 - US$192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 6
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    • Location
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    • Province of Alajuela >
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    • Pura Vida Alajuela ,
    • Hotel Pura Vida ,
    • Pura Vida Hotel Costa Rica/Alajuela
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    Maddmatt2
    3 November 2016|
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    Response from alajuelanorth | Property representative |
    Hello, Perhaps . . . what will the teacher be saying? Berni
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    algol123
    20 October 2015|
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    Response from alajuelanorth | Property representative |
    Hi we are the Pura Vida Hotel - the website is puravidahotel . com - there is no problem viewing the web site anywhere that we know? You can email us directly at info @ puravidahotel . com if you are still having problems... More
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    Nancy R
    11 May 2015|
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    Response from BKandCB | Reviewed this property |
    Yes, it's the Pura Vida hotel that I reviewed. Bernie and Nhi are the owners and the nicest people. If you want dinner, you have make those arrangements in advance; Nhi is a fabulous chef!
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    "We have stayed in different rooms and they are all excellent"
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    "You won't find a bad room here. They are all unique with their own set of benefits."
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    "Can view palms, volcanos, mountain ranges...but grounds themselves are fabulous."
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    "Not wheelchair accessible. Garden level rooms are quiet.Volcano (view) was room beautiful, but noisy."
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