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“The best place to stay in San Jose!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Villa Dolce
Ranked #18 of 59 Alajuela B&B and Inns
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2 reviews
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“The best place to stay in San Jose!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2010

This family owned Villa is a wonderful place to stay whether you are just looking to spend a night before your flight or just for a little vacation.
The service is always wonderful, and they always make me feel like I'm a part of the Villa family. The rooms are very clean and the grounds are lovely. Since I found the Hotel Villa Dolce I won't stay anywhere else especially if I have an early morning flight. Only 5 minutes to the airport and the value is great.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled solo
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Thank ColoradoPaula
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2010

I was referred by a friend and what a fine operation. Jessica and her Mom were absolutely fantastic. We arrived late and found them waiting up late to greet us which they did with open arms.

As a TV reporter I love telling a good story. I certainly found one at this fine hotel!

John Soderman, San Diego, Calif.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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Encinitas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2010

What's there not to like? A warm inviting ambiance, tastefully appointed, family owned & operated. Just love the friendly attitude of the front desk. They are truly there to help.
Oh yes, lest I forget, the price is quite reasonable. Not to be missed.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled on business
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California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2010

Clean, quiet, courteous, comfortable and economical. Pick-up at the airport is complementary and takes about 10 minutes. A real plus. Breakfast is simple but most filling and flavorful, and it is also free. A great location to begin all the exploring and excursions which are absolutely necessary to fully take in the Costa Rica experience. My wife and I really enjoyed our first stay at the Villas and plan to do so with each upcoming visit to our favorite vacation destination, Costa Rica.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Columbus, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2010

This place is excellent for several reasons. First, these guys welcomed me into their family straight away. Maybe it was the wine and talk of times with mutual friends but nonetheless I couldn't ask for better treatment.

The rooms are super clean, comfortable and reasonably priced. There is food on site if you want or within walking distance. IF looking for something else, they will call you a taxi and send you to a great dining experience.

Need some pet loving while you are gone, they have that too. Hi, Mina, grow little girl, grow!!!

I enjoyed my time there, just hanging out at the pool, walking the grounds, resting in my room, or keeping in touch with my friends with internet. Yes, I bragged to them about what I was doing and where!!!! :)

The location is a plus as well. Right near the airport but not so close to be noisy.

If you are going to Costa Rica and need a place to stay on the way in or out, or just want to recover, Villa Dolce has you covered!!! Pura Vida!!!

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled solo
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provincia di udine iatly
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2010

The place are beautiful Jesica (owner) help's us very mutc to plan our movements in costarica. the rooms are confortable end very cleen, the garden is absolutly pretty. The sensation in Villa Dolce is like home.
tanx for all to Jessica Maria and Franco
big kis from Luigi e Valentina

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank phgigi
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Quebec, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2010

My husband and I coincidently found this sympathic Inn (B&B Costa Rican motel style) in Alajulea, Costa Rica (about 10 min drive to the Airport) and 30 km from San José, the capital. This is one of the ideal places to stay if you wish to visit touristic attractions around the capital of this country and stay out of big cities. We spend a week there with no predetermined plans for visits, but got everything organized from there with the help of the owners, who were the most attentionate to all of their clients.

This beautiful Inn, located in the suberbs of Alajuela (very private place as surrounded by high concrete walls and entrance locked at night) with parking spaces, is owned by a very pleasant young lady and her parents (from England), who were super attentive and helpul in their recommendations for good places to visit and eat. They would call taxis for us, order take-outs to eat in their little dining room and brought us back to the airport as any other big hotel would do. They are excellent at servicing their clients.

The place was super comfortable with large bedrooms with clean and recent linens and furniture and comfortable beds, excellent shower pressure and warm water with a large bathroom. The entire place is very well maintained and top clean, with a good size swimming pool and mature threes and flowers around. It was a little bit noisy in the surrounding because it's near the highway #1and local roads, but with the AC in the room you do not hear it anymore. They have a good size TV in the rooms with cable and also access to free WiFi in their loundge. Their staff were also very kind and always ready to assist us in any service needs. You may also rent an all furnished little studio for the month if you wish. Prices of rooms are not expensive.

This place is well centralized to visit many interesting points of attractions (but 4 hours drive from the Arenal Volcan or 4 hours drive to Puerto Limon). Try the canopy tour in San Lorenzo, this is the best place!!

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank therese_desjardins
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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 #18 of 59 B&Bs / Inns in Alajuela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Villa Dolce 3*
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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