We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights: the first night we arrived in Costa Rica and the night before coming home. I really do not have enough words to say what a wonderful and relaxing place this hotel is. We noticed the hotel last year, when we visited Costa Rica for the first time and we drove by it. I told my husband we had to stay here on our next trip. And we did! It turned out to be such a good decision! The hotel is very well run, very clean and quiet. The gardens are very well maintained, the hotel personnel is very friendly and the owners are doing all they can to make your stay enjoyable and relaxing. Robert has such a great personality and he was so helpful in providing information on tours, things to do and see, places to shop for souvenirs, restaurants, etc. Robert even took care of the car rental for us, so we did not have to do this on our own. We just had the car delivered at the hotel in the morning and few days later, when we were ready to return the car, Robert called the rental company and they came and picked it up. Since we had an early flight and we had to be at the airport at 5:30am, he ordered a cab for us the night before, so we would not have to deal with this in the morning. When we woke up in the morning, the cab was there, waiting for us (he even came earlier than we expected him to show up).
The rooms are good size, the beds are very comfortable and there is hot water in the bathroom, so you can take showers without freezing. Breakfast is included in the price of the room and it is good. You have few options to choose from and it is enough to keep you running until noon. A nice touch is that if you have an early flight in the morning ( like we did), Robert will give you a bag with your breakfast the night before, so you have something to eat in the morning when you wake up.
The hotel is located in a safe area and I liked the fact that it was quiet during the day and during the night. We did not get disturbed by traffic noises or any other kind of noises. You can definitely relax here if you decide to spend few hours on the porch of your room or by the pool.
The pool is very clean and well maintained. You get separate towels for the pool, so you do not have to use the towels that you will find in your room.
In the reception area you will find a computer with Internet access. It is free to use if you are a hotel guest. In case you brought your own laptop, you can use it with no problem from your room or from any place of the hotel perimeter. Again, another nice touch that counts! Oh, and BTW: guess what home page Robert choose to display when opening up the browser of the computer in the reception area :)
My only regret is that I did not have the chance (due to time constraints) to make an appointment and get a massage at the hotel. Oh, yeah, they offer this service too. And the prices are very decent!
In a nutshell, I would really recommend this hotel for any length of stay: short or long. You will not be disappointed if you decide to stay here. We will definitely be back here on our next trip to Costa Rica.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- La Rosa De America Hotel
- Hotel La Rosa De America Costa Rica/Alajuela