We stayed here our last night in Costa Rica so that we'd be near the airport to catch our flight the next morning. It's so close to the airport that the planes are loud, but that didn't bother us since we knew it was an airport area hotel. The property itself is charming, and we didn't leave it while we were there- the surrounding neighborhood does seem a bit sketchy. But there is security and it felt safe. Loved the colonial feel of the buildings and the old growth trees and all the birds.
They don't serve lunch, which we didn't know til we arrived (just after 1pm so we were pretty hungry) but the hotel staff kindly assisted us in ordering some delivery food. Dinner and breakfast were in typical Costa Rica style, and good though not amazing.
The facility itself needs some work. The tile grout in our room was broken in several places and the tiny pool was missing a number of rules. Our sink leaked a bit, lending a damp musty smell.
The beds definitely left something to be desired. No blanket, just a thin sheet and a lumpy hard mattress. A mattress pad and higher quality linens alone would have done wonders.
The hotel did the job, but next time we will definitely stay somewhere nicer in San Jose so that our last night in the country still feels like part of our vacation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Trapp Family Country Inn is located only 1 mile from Juan Santamaria International Airport. We offer comfortable accomodations along with genuine family service in a peaceful atmosphere. This colonial style hotel is surrounded by beautiful gardens with centenary fig trees. From the private balcony of your room, in the terraze or by the pool, you will enjoy nature and relax with the musical sound of the birds. A true oasis in the middle of the city. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Trapp Family Country Alajuela
- Country Inn Alajuela
- Alajuela Country Inn
- Hotel Trapp Family Country Inn Costa Rica/Alajuela