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Hotel Casa Tago
Ranked #10 of 63 Alajuela B&B and Inns
Reviewed 9 January 2013

We stayed in this little family hotel twice, on the beginning of our one month trip around Costa Rica and in the end of the trip. The owners are so friendly, helpful and nice people! We felt really safe and welcome here. Rooms are perfectly clean and spacious with TV and wifi, bath has hot water and hotel is peaceful and quite. Breakfast is delicious and rich, included in the price (39 $ per night in room with fan). Plus, you can't beat the location near the international airport, buses to San Jose and volcano Irazú and city center. I can highly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: No. 7 is very nice room :).
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 December 2012

We arrived at SJO around 10pm and took a cab to Casa Tago. I printed out the map from Casa Tago's website and gave it to the driver. It was a quick cab ride, but please note - do not try to negotiate a fare before you get in the cab!! My friend and I were worried about being overcharged so we were asking before we got in how much it would be and they told us $15. I knew from reading online it was supposed to be $5-7, but we did it anyway and then when we got there he tried to charge $20. All cabs have a meter they are required to use, go by that and it will be about $5.

We had a reservation so check-in at the hotel was easy. When we were shown our room the person acted surprised that there was one bed and thought that would be a problem as there were two of us. I guess they don't see straight girls sleeping together in a double bed often? We got a room with interior windows only (view of hallway), but with a TV, fan and private bathroom. I forgot, from my previous trip to Costa Rica, that you have to turn the shower on low for the water to be hot, so I took a cold shower.

We had an early flight (8:30am) from Pavas on Nature Air the next morning so we had to be up early. The staff arranged a taxi for us and we ate a quick, free breakfast of fruit and juice before leaving. Overall, a good experience.

Also, before flying out of SJO we decided to stop quickly in Alajuela to do some last minute shopping and grab food at the indoor market. We didn't have much time to explore, but the shopping wasn't very good at the market -- it was better at the airport, once you go through security.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 October 2012

Casa Tago is a small B&B located in Alajuela town, 2 blocks away from Central Park. It takes about 3 minutes (~$6 US) if you take the orange taxi from the airport. Just remember to look for tomato orange, not tangerine orange.

Our Room #8 was large and extremely clean. It had 1 double bed and 1 single bed, a clean bathroom with hot water for shower. The towels were a little bit rough but it just means to us that they use less chemical to treat the fabric, which fits their "Think Green" spirit. Hotel has free wi-fi, just ask for their password.

Owner Humberto doesn't speak too much English but he is very gracious and polite. There is a small sitting area. I loved how they provide different recycling bins in the hall and friendly notices in the bathroom to remind you to turn off the light and take short showers.

Since the room is very simple, there is no mini fridge to store drinks. There is a huge supermarket and a bank just across Central Park. We didn't find the area unsafe like some reviewers said.

We asked Humberto to recommend a good restaurant. He gave us a map and a free-cocktail coupon for restaurant El Balcon, which is only 3 small blocks away. The food was good and service was excellent. It was quite a challenge to find it as their sign was very small. We managed to ask the police and they were happy to give us directions (it was only steps from Central Park). For those who prefer fast food, there's KFC's, Burger King, and McD's in walking distance.

We got wakened up by the neighbour's rooster at 5am. We just laughed about it.

Breakfast is included. There's a small kitchen with a table for guests. Whenever you're ready, they'll make you a delicious breakfast with fresh fruits, warm bread, and scrambled eggs.

Casa Tago is an excellent choice for a stop over if you would like to stay close in town.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 September 2012 via mobile

My friend tipped me off on this little hotel. Very clean ! Staff were great. Price was good. Will be back for another stay. Nice and close to the airport. Thanks to all your staff. You have my business !! Great place

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Reviewed 11 August 2012 via mobile

Very good hostel. Owners very friendly. 2 blocks from the center. They also provide free parking without asking. Very good breakfast. They gently provide you woth advices for your trip. Pura vida !!!!

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Reviewed 3 August 2012

My wife and I stayed here only one night, but left impressed. Very clean, simple and well-maintained. Staff had excellent recommendations for dinner within walking distance from the hotel and called a cab at 4AM for our flight. After seeing Alajuela, I wished we stayed longer; the town seems lively, interesting and safe. We will definitely stay here again when we return to Costa Rica.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 July 2012

My family stayed here the first and last nights of our two week trip in Costa Rica. It was a nice place to stay before and after long travel days. The breakfast was great. The staff was very friendly and provided assistance with restaurants and taxis when requested. The rooms were clean and there was plenty of hot water.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Address: Calle 3 Avenida 2 | 75 Este Del Antiguo Seguro, Alajuela 506, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 63 B&Bs / Inns in Alajuela
Price Range: £25 - £40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
HOTEL CASA TAGO is located down town Alajuela, 5 minutes from the international airport Juan Santamaría. We are a small hotel run by the owners who are willing to give a personalized service to our guests. We are a Hotel with policies and practices that go in support of a sustainable environment; due to this the Costa Rican Tourism Institute has certified us as a sustainable hotel. For Hotel Casa Tago, it is important to involve our guests in our objectives to fulfill the propose goals, therefore, during their stay they will find information on actions they can perform.Our rates include breakfast, parking, Internet / WI FI, storage and tourist information. We also provide car rental service, tours, and international calls. The rooms are designed to make you feel at home. In each of them you can find, private bathroom, hot water, cable TV, and a/c or fan.The so-called "city of mangoes" (Alajuela) is very quiet, you can find shopping centers, souvenir shops, supermarkets, and it is close to national parks like Poas volcano, coffee tour, waterfall park, butterfly farm and bird zoo, among others. For us more than a tourist you are our friend who we invite to spend "Pura Vida" vacations in Costa Rica. ... more   less 
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