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Hotel La Rosa de America
Ranked #5 of 27 Hotels in Alajuela
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
20 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“Lovely Hotel”
Reviewed 18 December 2013

My husband and I stayed here for the first and last night of our trip and it was an excellent choice. The staff was very helpful in booking our transfers and making sure our stay was a good one. Edwin, the main waiter, is wonderful to chat with and he made sure we were well looked after. The garden is particularly delightful and the gardener is very happy to talk about it. The rooms are really nice and yes, you can hear other people talking in the wee hours, but it's hard to stop some people from being inconsiderate. My only suggestion would be to have a coffee maker in the room.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Robert_Hick, Owner at Hotel La Rosa de America, responded to this review, 5 January 2014
Like me, it seems that you are a coffee lover!
We have not included coffee makers in the rooms specifically because of the proclivity of our local sugar ant population to start unauthorized construction projects inside our cabins if they find any sugar or creamer products. Possibly for very urban hotels this is not a great problem, but for a garden oriented hotel, careful control of ants and mosquitoes is of great importance! We do offer unlimited fresh coffee at the pool starting at about 6 am each morning and of course again at breakfast which starts at 7 am. Also coffee can be purchased for a nominal fee at any other time of the day -until 10 pm.
Thank you for your glowing comments about our garden and our gardener! He is actually quite new, having been hired from a failing plant nursery up the street. We are very happy with his work.
We appreciate your choosing Hotel La Rosa as your place to stay in the Central Valley of Costa Rica! We hope you had a great trip!
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Marietta, Georgia
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Reviewed 16 December 2013

My husband and I stayed here for the first night of our honeymoon after our flight arrived in Alajuela somewhat late. The room was clean and had everything we needed for our one night stay there. However, the walls were a bit thin and we were woken up by other guests talking at around 3 AM. This didn't bother us too terribly much for our one night stay, but may have been an annoyance if we had stayed longer. The grounds were beautiful, and we enjoyed a walk around in the morning before breakfast time. The staff was very nice and helpful. We would stay here again in the future if we need to stay at a hotel closeby to the airport.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Robert_Hick, Owner at Hotel La Rosa de America, responded to this review, 5 January 2014
Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to write a review! Congratulations on getting married as well!
We are addressing the problem of noise in the cabins late at night. Due to the very quiet location of La Rosa, sounds travel easily at night and with our increasing popularity as a choice entry and exit point for tourists, this issue is becoming one of greater importance. All our Superior cabins now have air conditioning and shortly will have the windows replaced as well. This significantly reduces the noise level as the windows will be closed to enhance the air conditioning. The a/c will provide a low level of "white noise" as well!
We are very happy that you enjoyed the hotel services, the hospitality of the staff and our breakfast!
Thank you for your stay. We hope to see you again soon!
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Reviewed 9 December 2013 via mobile

We booked la rosa for our first and last night of our trip and it turned out to be perfect. This being our families first non all - inclusive we were a little unsure what to expect but we couldn't have expected more.
The owner Robert was very helpful our morning out the door, photo copying maps for us, and giving us useful tips for our travel... He even gave us a quick break down of the money so we were feeling a bit more comfortable on our first day out and about.
The restaurant is very nice. It is such a peaceful, romantic setting yet the staff were so great in helping to make sure our young boys were satisfied.
We got great recommendations from the staff there on places to stay along the rest of our venture and we they were all great suggestions. I would definitely stay here again should we need an airport over night.

Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Robert_Hick, Owner at Hotel La Rosa de America, responded to this review, 13 December 2013
It was my pleasure to help you with the maps and money etc. No one want to get lost, or worse, be taken advantage of with their lack of familiarity with the local currency. With an exchange rate of 500 colones to 1 USD, it can be a bit disconcerting when one suddenly finds themselves a multimillionaire!!!
Thank you for your very important feedback about the restaurant. For us it is very helpful to know that both our food quality and service were of a high standard!
We hope to have the opportunity to host you in the future!
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 6 December 2013

Great peacefull place with swimming pool near the airport ! Clean basic room with AC.
Perfect for arrivel in San Jose and waithing for your flight. Stayed here for 3 nights (2 upon arrivel and yhe last night.
Very helpfull staff. Will come back!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Robert_Hick, Owner at Hotel La Rosa de America, responded to this review, 13 December 2013
Thank you for your review and your indication that you will return to us when you return to Costa Rica! We appreciate your choosing to stay with us and that you found our staff to be so helpful and capable.
Best Regards and I hope your flight back to Europe was comfortable!
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

Stayed here just one night as it was a 15 minute drive from the airport. The grounds are lush and gorgeous and the cabins are cozy and very clean. There are even individual AC units in the rooms, and a fridge. The staff are bilingual, incredibly nice, and accommodating, and there is a restaurant on site with good food, reasonable prices, and a good wine selection. We had an early morning cab, before reception opened, but the staff left a pack breakfast right by our door for us to wake up to! Very charming and relaxing, and still conveniently located to the airport, I will stay there again!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Robert_Hick, Owner at Hotel La Rosa de America, responded to this review, 13 December 2013
We are always very happy to receive such positive reviews from Costa Rica locals! There are so many choices of accommodation and we recognize that we have high expectations to live up to! Our staff speak fluent Spanish and English and a little French as well.... though the French is very rusty.
We are glad you found our new Restaurante La Rosa to be of good value. This is very important to us as it is a new venture for us, for the first time offering a full a la carte menu in a relaxed but refined atmosphere with fair prices. At least that is the objective!! Postive comments such as yours help us greatly in maintaining our confidence that we are on the correct path to delivering value and customer satisfaction!
Thank you for your review.
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edina
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

This was a perfect spot to recover from the flight to San Jose - beautiful suite for my family which overlooks their pretty garden full of flowers and birds and a lovely pool for swimming. There are a couple of restaurants 2-5 mins walk from the hotel. Our room was clean, quiet and peaceful and my 5 and 1 year old children were very happy. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Robert_Hick, Owner at Hotel La Rosa de America, responded to this review, 13 December 2013
Thank you for your glowing review of Hotel La Rosa! We appreciate your feedback.
We have recently improved our services here with the addition of Restaurante La Rosa, a full service a la carte restaurant for supper, specializing in Italian, Tipico (local) and a small number of French dishes. So far it has been very popular and we hope it will be a positive experience for all guests during our high season!
We appreciate you taking the time to write your review and we hope to see you again soon!
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 November 2013

This was ouir first stop in Costa Rica after a long journey. Less than half an hour from the airport,
we relaxed as soon as we entered the gated property and saw the beautifully maintained gardens. We loved the individual casitas ( beautifully clean), the staff were so friendly and helpful and we loved the pool. In fact,we were so impressed, we stayed two nights and then booked it again for our return trip.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Llinos J
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Robert_Hick, Owner at Hotel La Rosa de America, responded to this review, 13 December 2013
Cleanliness is so important to any business but especially a hotel. Thank you for letting us know that our cleaning staff and garden staff are doing their jobs to such a high standard!
For us, the most positive indication of success is when guests return to stay with us due to their experiences at La Rosa. We appreciate your repeat business with us and we hope to see you again in the future should you return to Costa Rica!
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Property: Hotel La Rosa de America
Address: 100 mts Sur y 75 mts Este de La Mandarina | La Garita, Alajuela none, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Alajuela
#3 Business Hotel in Alajuela
#4 Romantic Hotel in Alajuela
#7 Family Hotel in Alajuela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel La Rosa de America 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel La Rosa de America is a friendly and peaceful garden oasis conveniently near the San Jose Costa Rica Airport (SJO). With our emphasis on service, we are the vacation home base of choice for many guests visiting Costa Rica. Our staff have a wealth of information about the country and are happy to share that knowledge! The hotel is located on a gorgeous and carefully maintained property, in the sunniest part of the Central Valley - La Garita. We offer a selection of great accommodation options in rooms located around a large carefully maintained tropical garden and sparkling clean swimming pool. Rooms come in Superior and Standard types with Superior rooms having air conditioning, flat screen TV's, bar fridges and more! La Rosa is is ideally suited to guests arriving from a tiring flight and wanting time to adjust to the country in safe, friendly and beautiful surroundings. ... more   less 
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