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Hotel Interamericano
Ranked #9 of 12 Hotels in Turrialba
Rionegro, Colombia
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12 reviews
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“Fun, Friendly Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2013

I enjoyed staying at the Hotel Interamericano in Turrialba. The property once was a railroad station hotel, so, although it is not new, it has a convenient location from which to explore Turrialba.

Turrialba is a good base for whitewater rafting but the area is also good for birders and also plant lovers or students of tropical agriculture. The world-famous research center CATIE is located in Turrialba. CATIE is a short bus ride away from town and has an interesting botanic garden ($10).

Turrialba is a little less touristy than a lot of places in Costa Rica, and that's a good thing.

The owners have wonderful, friendly dogs and two nice small children. They are busy but friendly. The kids and dogs are not allowed upstairs where the rooms are.

I enjoyed staying in a room near the porch. I would recommend a room with a window for ventilation.

One note - the bus station is a few blocks uphill from the hotel, so it is easy coming into town, but you may want to catch a cab going out if you have a lot of luggage or children.

Unfortunately, there isn't really a cooking area, so I bought some whole-grain bread at a health-food store nearby....and also ate fried chicken, which is ubiquitous in Costa Rica.

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Turrialba, Cartago, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2012

I enjoyed my one night here. I had a room with a shared bath, which was small but clean. Not too much street noise, and staff was helpful. Simple, clean, safe place within walking distance to everything in Turrialba. Greenmarket happens on train tracks in front of hotel on Fridays and Saturdays. GREAT way to get affordable produce and to try some queso de Turrialba.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2012

The hotel was good for the price, with friendly staff, good location, and we were set up with a white water rafting trip very easily (everyone must do this). I would stay here again if I ever felt like returning to Turrialba.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2012

The hotel is neat, clean and tidy. The owners are kind and eager to help organize rafting trips. We had a triple room with shared bathroom, and everything was just fine: clean rooms, good quality of sleep (despite some noise coming from the road nearby), clean toilets, hot shower, and very nice common area with plenty of books and table games.
The location is also good for exploring the town of Turrialba, and the room was also good value for money.
We would definitely come back again!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2012

I have to say that we were accommodated pretty late in the evening and they were able to set up a rafting trip at the last minute, but were not able to set up any other kind of trip at anytime. We had three people in a room with our own bathroom. The room was would get very stuffy and we would leave the door open (which lets in bugs) or sit outside on the balcony (with the bugs). The bed was comfortable enough, but there was a lot of noise on the street, which we knew they could do nothing about...we had ear plugs to help! As for the shower, the hot water was a bit erratic going from scalding to cold at any moment. We were locked in each night and don't walk alone in the evening in this area. There is free wireless and free unsecured parking, but breakfast was not included. We would stay again.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Paris, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2012 via mobile

We went to the interamericano for one night. The American lady that owns the place was very pleasant and helpfull. She had lotsmof tips about the area ans was very friendly. The hotel is more for the young with a low budget as it is a bit run down. The hot shower wasent working. The rooms dont have real windows so it gets really hot. The one thing really didnt like was the presence of 3 dogs running around. I personnaly dont find this very hygenic. Plus the common area is a mess with stuff all over the place making it look more like a garage than a lobby. I recommend this place for the low budget adventurers that are going directly to do rafting.

Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Quebec City, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2012

Was a great stay, clean room, it worth well the money. What else, we did some rafting with a contact of the hostel and it was cheaper than we expect in comparaison of what we read in the LP. Thanks for our stay!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Interamericano
Address: Avenida 1 | Across the Park From the Banco Nacional, Turrialba 7150, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Cartago > Turrialba
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 12 Hotels in Turrialba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Interamericano 2*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This is the hotel that becomes your home away from home. We can accommodate singles, couples, groups of friends and even larger student and travel groups. Receive hotel privacy at hostel prices. We are a family run business and very willing to help accommodate our guests' needs and requests. We can help you arrange tours and activities during your stay in Turrialba and we can even recommend some places to visit just to relax. We are located right in the center of Turrialba town, so you have easy access to restaurants, shops, bars, banks, post office and even three ice cream shops from which to choose your delight. ... more   less 
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