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“Beautiful grounds. Vintage feel. Would stay again.” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel La Rosa de America
Ranked #4 of 29 Hotels in Alajuela
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Oakland, California
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52 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Beautiful grounds. Vintage feel. Would stay again.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2011

We spent our last night of a weeklong trip here and really liked it. We had the family suite which was two rooms with a hige bathroom. The kids slept in the front room with two beds and there was a double bed in the smaller room. The beds were comfy, the pool cld but refreshing. Sarah was amazingly helpful and friendly. We would stay here agin on the way in and out next time. Can't go wrong here. And, it s right down the street from the best food we had in CR- Delicias de mi Tierra. Yummmm...

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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Atlanta GA
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81 reviews
45 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2010

We stayed here for one night at the beginning of our trip and for two nights at the end. We took advantage of a special "three night stay" promotion which included pick up from the airport and a group tour to one of the volcanoes, Cartagna, and a coffee plantation. Be advised that if you do the tour you have to meet the bus at a hotel near the airport VERY early in the morning.
The LaRosa is a charming little place and the staff is very helpful.(Sarah did a super job with our laundry)! Rooms are rather small, but the beds are comfortable and the bathrooms well appointed. The grounds are lovely and it's nice to just sit and relax by the pool. Breakfast is good with a nice selection of fresh fruit. I'm not a banana bread fan but my husband told me it was very good.
There are a few restaurants within walking distance. I would caution anyone eating at Cherey's to avoid the fried meats.......both of us experienced severe discomfort the next day! That's about the only negative I can think of and is not reflection on the hotel.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JYA6768
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Cologne, Germany
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36 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2010

We stayed at the Rosa de America for three nights altogether. Two at the beginning and one at the end of our trip to Costa Rica. The hotel is really close to the airport and therefore ideal for a first or last night. It is situated in a very nice garden and has a nice pool. It invites to sit outside in the garden and watch squirells play along. The breakfast was one of the best we had in Costa Rica and if you have to leave early they prepare a "package" for you to take away. You have free fast internet access and a nice reception area to sit. The owner and also the stuff are very friendly and helpful. They have good recommendations and are always willing to make your stay a pleasant one and to assist with any problems you might have.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Judy_Niko
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Yukon
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52 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2010

We spent three nights at Hotel La Rosa de America, our first night in Costa Rica and our last two nights. The comfortable, quiet hotel was a welcome sight after a long day of travel! The rooms are comfortable and very clean. The staff was very helpful and friendly. Any requests we made were responded to quickly and with a smile! The owner, Robert, was a wealth of local information. He gave us some great suggestions for places to visit and eat. He also arranged our rental car for us; we got a great price, decent car and it was delivered/picked up right at the hotel, completely hassle free!

The grounds are lovely and quite lush. The pool is large and refreshing. There are lots of chairs and tables around the pool area for relaxing and watching the many resident birds. A simple breakfast is included in the room price. It was tasty and included the best banana bread I've ever tasted!

The hotel is in a great location...close to the airport(15 dollar cab fare), walking distance to several good restuarants and close to Zoo Ave. The area is quiet and secure.

We'll definately be staying here again when we return to Costa Rica.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Glacier1998
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Alexandria, Virginia
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50 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2010

It was nice to have someone meet us at the airport upon our arrival. The hotel is relatively close to Juan Santamaria and in a quiet neighborhood, with pretty grounds. The room was clean and comfortable, breakfast was good. Because it was dark already when we arrived, we didn't venture far for dinner. Chery's, just down the street was a good, nearby option, but we would have liked to get out to see a bit of Alajuela. . . but probably would have required a car.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank nwlilac
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San Diego, California
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2010

This hotel is in a great location. We stayed 2 non-consecutive nights. One night before my parents left the country and the other night before the rest of the group (6 and a baby) left CR. The rooms were clean and very nice, a great family hotel with bunkbeds in some of the rooms. The staff was extremely helpful in helping us order our dinner (pizza delivered) and do our laundry. We were in Costa Rica for 11 days so we had a bunch of dirty laundry. They did the laundry on short notice ($7.00 u.s. per load) and brought it to our room. The fresh baked banana bread and Costa Rican coffee for breakfast was wonderful.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Karenrs
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Chester, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2010

Had a wonderful experience at La Rosa de America. The rooms were clean and quaint. Staff was very helpful with scheduling taxis and helping to make phone calls home (thanks Grisska!). Enjoyed the banana bread and juice for breakfast. The gardens were pretty and well-kept. The fenced grounds felt safe and secure. Good restaurants within short walking distance.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tortolita78
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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:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Alajuela
#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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