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Airport Hotel Rio Segundo
Reviewed 17 March 2013

No frills. No microwave or frig. Small. We had the two bed room. It was clean and only needed one night before going to the airport. Wake-up call was on time (3AM) and shuttle was on time an hour later. Very nice and friendly staff. It was great the Pizzeria was attached. Pizza and salad were good. I did not know there was a pool but trip adviser would not let me un-pick the single bubble.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 March 2013

Hotel was great. Super close to airport and they arrange for a wake up call and taxi to get you to your flight on time. Clean, cute little rooms. Perfect for one night. The little adjacent restaurant is pretty good as well. The service was great and everyone was quite helpful and friendly!

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed 12 February 2013

We had to leave very early in the morning so we stayed here the night before our flight. The room was very clean and the restaurant (open 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM) was great. We ate lunch and dinner there and the food was very good. The grounds of the hotel are like a park or arboretum. Plus there is a pool! The staff was very helpful in getting us off the nest morning at 5:00 AM. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 December 2012

We did not stay in this hotel so I can only rate the restaurant, Pizzeria Italiana.
Such a wonderful way to end our trip in Costa Rica. We were staying about a 1/2 mile to 1 mile down the road. The only thing close to our hotel was a casino or Dennys and these were not good options! After telling our front desk staff that we were capable of walking a mile or 2, no we didn't need a cab and we really wanted good food, he recommended Pizzeria Italiana. We are so glad he did!
The food was delicious, service very prompt and the restaurant was very clean. Some of the staff also speak English. The food was so good that we actual ordered dessert of blueberry cheesecake.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 August 2012

The charming couple that run this hotel are very cordial, but the photos on the website were not accurate. It is something like a youth hostel. There is no A/C or hot water in the shower, something more mature US travelers expect, but the free breakfast was marvelous and the adjoining pizza/pasta parlor were surprisingly first rate (with room delivery on request). It is also VERY close to the airport and the quiet room was neat and clean and cooled by fans, something one must get used to while in Costa Rica. All in all, very much worth the economical rate.

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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank soco1951
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Hotel-Rio S, Gerente at Airport Hotel Rio Segundo, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2012

Dear Guest

we thank you, you take your time to let us know about your visit, I already took note of the comments, and we are going to work on more details, I promise on the next visit we are going to improve our service for you and your friends, thanks again, We hope you come back to Costa Rica soon.



best regards

Bernal & Lorena

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Reviewed 26 July 2012

For the budget traveler who wants to be near the airport, this is a clean, nice little hotel. Ask for a room away from the street. The Pizza down stairs is excellent and the owners are very nice and helpful.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled solo
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Hotel-Rio S, Gerente at Airport Hotel Rio Segundo, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2012

Dear Mr. Jim, on behalf of Rio Segundo Hotel staff want to thank you for your kind opinion, sure you will again in our establishment will always promise a friendly service, the entire team has received a copy of your comments , this motivates us to continue making an effort, God Bless you. Gutierrez Bernal manager

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Reviewed 20 July 2012

My husband and I stopped in San Jose on our way to the west coast. We happened to arrive in San Jose right after rush hour started and it was a bit overwhelming. There was a B&B we were looking for that came recommended very highly to us ($45 a night), but we were exhausted and it would have taken a long time to get there with traffic. My husband had previously stayed at Hotel Berlor, but it was full. The receptionist recommended Rio Segundo and let us know it was owned by the same person. The owner had in previous years helped my husband out by taking him to get a charger for his cell phone. We glady stayed in the other hotel. The accommodations are somewhat simple, but the place is very clean and the room was larger than I expected. We were hoping to spend a little less, but it was last minute and wound up being perfect for us. I love to support local hard working people when we travel.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Hotel-Rio S, Gerente at Airport Hotel Rio Segundo, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2012

Hello Dear Friends I want to thank you taken a moment to send us your memories of your stay in Costa Rica. we remember and appreciate your return. we try hard at our hotel with all the guests and we are sure that you and your friends will return to be treated with preference. Do not forget to contact me to wait for you and meet you personally. Thanks again, your opinion makes us grow. Gutierrez Bernal

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Address: East From Juan Santamaria International Airport 1 km | on the road to Heredia, Rio Segundo, Alajuela, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 45 Speciality Lodging in Alajuela
Price Range: £43 - £66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Airport Hotel Rio Segundo 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Airport Hotel in Costa Rica.Airport Hotel Rio Segundo is half mile away from Juan Santamaria International Airport, Therefore it allows our guest to reach easily the airport for an early departure.The hotel offers drop off shuttle to the airport, Italian and Japanese restaurant in site, a NICE AND CLEAN rooms with air-condito and Free WI-fI. ... more   less 
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