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Hotel Aeropuerto Costa Rica
Ranked #12 of 29 Hotels in Alajuela
Charlotte, NC
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3 reviews
“Highly recomend it for over night stay close to airport”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2010

We stayed here the night before leaving Costa Rica to the US. I actually got more than I initially expected. Good value for the money. We paid $90 for two and included taxes, buffet breakfast (Costa Rican style), and transportation to the airport. This hotel is deal for an overnight stay close to the airport.
CHECK IN is at 2pm and CHECK OUT is at 12 noon. Most places have a 3 or 4pm check in and 11am check out.
The ROOMS were simple but big and clean, with wireless internet, A/C, hair dryer, coffee maker, soap, clean towels. NO microwave, no refrigerator.
The LOBBY is open with a high ceiling. They have drinks there and I saw people sitting around or reading a book. They have a small souvenir shop (but very limited).
The POOL was small but clean.
The GARDENS were nice with mango trees, a star fruit full of star fruits, and several other trees and plants and all were marked with wood sings or little pink ribbons. I didn't expect to find a hotel with nice gardens and big trees right outside the airport and close to the highway. We walked around a little bit the evening we got there and again the next day after breakfast.
They have SECURITY staff and I felt very safe. There is a gate in the entrance with a guard. I saw guards around the hotel and the restaurant. I was told the owner lives in a house in the back of the hotel so you would see guards at the entrance, around the hotel and in the back of the hotel, walking around.... I guess his safety becomes your safety too.
They have a small BAR, a RESTAURANT with ROOM SERVICE. We didn't know until we saw a waiter carrying some food to a room. We were told on our ride to the airport that they had a menu in the rooms with the phone number but we didn't see it when we looked for it the night before but the man who drove us to the airport (I'm not sure if it was the owner or his brother...) seemed to liked the suggestion about making sure all rooms had it available and on sight...
The hotel is not too far from a small MALL with a movie theater, an ice cream shop (POPS), a souvenir shop, Payless shoe store, a toy store, clothes stores...
The STAFF was very nice, friendly and helpful; their English was limited but since I am originally from Costa Rica it wasn't an issue and my husband had no problems when he went to ask for an OUTLET ADAPTER to plug my lap top or when he went to get something printed out... Our bartender (waiter at breakfast), Minor, was very nice and friendly and is trying to better his English (he seems very eager to improve it). If you think they are having problems understanding you just try to slow down and most likely you won't have a problem.
Their website is hotelaeropuerto.co.cr

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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West Palm Beach, FL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2010

We debated whether to stay here - an unknown non-chain foreign property - or the Holiday Inn. We were arriving at nighttime and worried we might not find our way here, since unlike the HI which has a free shuttle, you had to take an orange cab here. Finally money decided the issue, this hotel being $60 cheaper than the HI, and having had some good reviews. Also this hotel actually pays the cab driver who brings you here.

Great decision. It was comfortable, the A/C kept us cool, it included breakfast (very tasty Costa Rican style). The staff were friendly and the lobby is really unique, looking like a high-ceiling lobby only open air. It also had a nice Costa Rican flair and made us feel we had arrived in CR, not like being in an American chain. Pretty grounds too. As I said, to get to the hotel, you take an orange cab. And these were very easy to get, as they are lined up at the airport exit. To get back to the airport in the a.m., no problem - a shuttle brought us promptly, nice driver too.

Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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Boise, ID
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2010

I definitely recommend this hotel! My entire family, 22 of us with 13 kids ranging in age from 2 1/2 to 18 stayed here in Feb. This is our second trip to Costa Rica and second stay at the hotel. Both times the staff has been extremely accommodating and friendly even with all the energetic and noisy children running around. They made us feel welcome and served our every need. We had to leave for the airport around 5:00 am the morning of our departure. The staff arranged for taxi service to the airport and the owner himself even checked on us to make sure everything was fine and that we got to the airport on time and with all our luggage....it was quite a load! The food in the restaurant was excellent, affordable, and the service was great! I can't wait to visit again!

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled with family
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Shelby Township, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2010

The original art by Gemma is wonderful, the lobby is delightful with a cool breeze at all times.
A stroll through the garden after a long flight from the US is very refreshing and a must after Dinner.
The staff is very helpful and knowledgebe about Alajuela which any traveler must visit to drink in the flavor of Costa Rica.
A seat in the square outside the Cathedral with a "POPS" ice cream is a delight. and a necessity if you like to people watch and don't be surprised if you see someone you know.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Waterville Valley, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2010

hotel was excellent. Stayed there two times--first and last night of our trip. They provided transportation to and from airport. Nice dinner and breakfast. Last night, my daughter left her camera in room. E-mailed two days later and they had it!!!! I hear this is very rare. I am so thankful for their honesty. I highly recommend beginning and ending your journey here.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with friends
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Sherbrooke, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2010

It's a good and quiet place to stay.And hey also have a good restaurent

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled with friends
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Folsom CA
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2010

We stayed here the night before leaving Costa Rica. The staff were pleasant and helpful, at the desk and in the dining room. Food was good. Internet access off the lobby area was helpful. The hotel provided a shuttle to the airport for our departure very early in the morning.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Aeropuerto Costa Rica

Property: Hotel Aeropuerto Costa Rica
Address: West From Sjo International Airport 4km | On the Interamerican Highway, Alajuela 20104, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel Aeropuerto San Jose Airport Costa Rica)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Alajuela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Aeropuerto Costa Rica 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Featuring free transportation from and to SJO International airport, this comfortable hotel is an ideal base for your trip (3 stars). Those traveling long distances will particularly appreciate the proximity of the hotel to the motorway. The hotel is located in direct proximity to the airport (4.0 km). The reception desk, which is manned 24 hours, also has a hotel safe. The hotel provides free WI-FI in your room or via a wireless connection in public areas. Feel free to enjoy room service or the wake-up facility when staying at the hotel. The hotel operates a suite of business facilities. The friendly team at reception will provide you with more information on the hotel's own car rental offer. Don't worry about finding a parking space, the hotel offers free parking for guests. The rooms benefit from cable television and telephones. All bathrooms are naturally equipped with a hairdryer. Do you want to book a non-smoking room? Are you traveling with your family and do you need a cot? We will gladly cater for your wishes - please indicate them when booking your room. Your room also has a safe. Air-conditioning ensures that the room temperature is always comfortable. Whether you just want to play around or you take your training seriously, the hotel swimming pool is there for you! Forget the worries of the day as you enjoy a relaxing massage. Treat yourself to a meal in the restaurant, with outdoor seating, where diabetics and vegetarians can find tasty dishes too. In the evening we will welcome you to the hotel bar. ... more   less 
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