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“very nice family-run hotel that is extremely close to SJO”
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Hotel Villa Dolce
Ranked #32 of 60 Alajuela B&B and Inns
Denver Colorado
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“very nice family-run hotel that is extremely close to SJO”
Reviewed 3 April 2012

We stayed at Hotel Villa Dolce in March 2012 when we landed at SJO and then again prior t taking an early a.m. Sansa flight. Randall was so helpful in getting us situated and getting transportation to a restaurant and the airport.The accomodations (2bd 2bath) for our family of 4 were clean, spacious and comfortable. The pool area is nice for relaxing. We had dinner at the hotel the first night and the pizza was really good. The only reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 was that the traffic noise due to the hotel's proximity to the Pan-American highway was high. However I am a light sleeper and I fully acknowledge that this is not the hotel's fault in any way. I recommend staying here if you need something close to airport and because you will be well taken care of by Randall and rest of hotel staff who are so gracious and helpful.

Room Tip: rooms closer to reception and restaurant may be quieter since further away from road noise.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 April 2012

I actually live in Costa Rica, and due a tight work schedule in a venue in Alajuela, me and my team decided to stay at Villa Dolce rather than drive back home every day from friday to monday. I was impressed from the beginning, the staff was really friendly and helpful, the Villa we rented was very spacious with a living room, kitchen, dinning table, a large and modern bathroom and clean towels. We had a parking space right in front of the Villa. Theres also a pool and a nice green scenery.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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Reviewed 1 April 2012

This hotel was recommended to us as a great place to stay before catching an early morning flight out of SJO. Everything worked out perfectly! Jessica is a fabulous host and can make all the arrangements you need, from ordering dinner from a local restaurant to arranging your early morning taxi. The room we had was huge! It was a fabuolous end to a great week in Costa Rica.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Eastsound, WA
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Reviewed 30 March 2012

Upon first arriving at the hotel, I thought I had made a poor choice in reserving our group's stay at Hotel Villa Dolce. The hotel doesn't look like much from the outside, but we were pleasantly surprised. The grounds were pleasant, but the accommodations were very nice. We had a couple of the apartments and several of the standard rooms. Although Hotel Villa Dolce may not have some of the frivolous "luxuries" that some big name hotels have, I would say that this hotel is much more comfortable. The apartments, especially, are very comfortable and include a full kitchen. The pool is small but enjoyable. The pizzas were also delicious! And this seems like a small thing, but the hotel processed the credit card in $USD and didn't charge us any more than what they had quoted us, which was not the same experience we had at all our hotels.

We had 22 people in our group, and I think all of us would feel very comfortable staying at Hotel Villa Dolce again.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Virginia
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Reviewed 16 March 2012

Super easy to get into and out of SJO. The rooms are nice and efficient. They can take care of everything for you from rental car to airport shuttle all at reasonable prices. Very friendly staff, especially Randall who does a great job, sometimes working very hard, to make sure you are taken care of. The pizza was nice too.

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Big Lake, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2012

We stayed here on our last night in Costa Rica. We arrived after dark and received a warm welcome from Randall. The rooms are large, clean, and quiet, and the mattress was firm. It would have been nice to have had a hair dryer, but I have a feeling that if I had asked for one, they would have found one for me. The pizza was excellent, as was the tres leche cake for dessert. We arranged for a taxi to pick us up at 5:15 in the morning, and Franco, the owner, was there to wave goodbye. We were given a breakfast to go. It took less than ten minutes to get to the airport. The value for this hotel is excellent.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Wiltshire
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2012

Our shuttle service from Manuel Antonio was able to drop us at the door - no need for a transfer - and the hotel is only minutes from the airport. We were able to eat in the hotel ( genuine Italian pizza/pasta from the Italian owner!) in the evening, had a good nights sleep and set off at 4.00am for the airport in a taxi pre booked by the hotel. It all went very smoothly, was very convenient and good value.

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Property: Hotel Villa Dolce
Address: El Coyol de Alajuela, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 60 B&Bs / Inns in Alajuela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Villa Dolce 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Villa Dolce is a "sweet villa" located at just 5 minutes from the San Jose Airport with direct connection to the new highway 27. The warm and friendly service we offer will make you feel right at home. Come and enjoy lovely rooms and villas with all comforts, a large pool, lush garden, and Italian pizzeria. At Villa Dolce you will find everything you need for a relaxing and comfortable stay in the Central Valley and when flying in and out of Costa Rica. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Dolce Hotel Alajuela
Hotel Villa Dolce Costa Rica/Alajuela

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