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Hotel Wagelia Turrialba
Ranked #9 of 12 Hotels in Turrialba
Naples fl
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60 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Nice interior courtyard setting”
Reviewed 12 April 2012

We wanted to be in town and this hotel was a good choice. It was convenient, clean, and breakfast was good. The town is busy and sometimes we heard street noise. Ask for a room near the back.

The courtyard interior set up is charming. But Watch the ramp and steps - it is easy to fall as the edges are not clearly marked.

Room Tip: Away from the front. 121 was about as quiet as we could get
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Hudson Valley, NY
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Reviewed 25 January 2012

My little group of five decided to stay at the Wagelia because we wanted to be in the center of Turrialba rather than up in a pretty, quiet, secluded resort hotel outside of town. I was concerned about the noise levels (the hotel is on a busy street) and the lack of A/C, but neither was a problem (after I switched rooms from the first one, nearest the street, to one a bit farther back). We liked being able to just walk out the door and cruise through the little, friendly town, checking out the shops and the people.
The staff was terrific, the breakfasts (included in the price, as is usually the case in CR) were plentiful and delicious, there's a nice little bar where we watched the Giants make the playoffs whilst drinking a cool Imperial beer.
Note: One thing first-time visitors to Costa Rica will find if they choose to stay in non-posh places is that beds are (generally) much harder than in the US! At this hotel and two others on our journey, the bed consisted of a wooden platform topped by a foam mattress, maybe 5 inches thick.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Turrialba
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Reviewed 3 November 2011

We stayed at the Wagelia Hotel in Turrialba, Costa Rica. The rooms are very clean, a bit small, but vey centrally located. The staff was very friendly and helpful, the restaurant is also clean and good food to be had. A bit noisy being right in the middle if the town, but so convenient for errands, tours around the area, etc. 3 out of 5 stars....

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 14 March 2011

This is actually one of Turrialba's best hotels, and the exterior and public spaces are attractive, but they hide very cramped and dated (as in 1970's) rooms. The rate was reasonable, but by no means a bargain. These rooms would be cheaper in Canada or the U.S. The restaurant and bar are attractive, and there is an outdoor seating area. We thought we'd have a few drinks on the patio at happy hour but as it took 40 minutes to get our drinks, we just made the one order and left. Having said that the restaurant was busy and the there seemed to be a shortage of staff. The server did apologize for the delay. Breakfast was decent.

The Turrialba area is likely the best place in the country for whitewater rafting and also a good stopover when travelling from the Pacific to the Caribbean or vice versa. It is also a good place for visits to Volcans Turrialba or Irazu. Otherwise, not much to do in the town itself.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with friends
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Salt Lake City
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Reviewed 18 January 2011

The Wagelia's best asset is its staff. They are fantastic, among the best we encountered in Costa Rica. The rooms are crowded & simple & clean. The parking is safe. The restaurant is ok, not the greatest... a little strange at times, but the sincere & attentive service made up for it. I wouldn't want to stay here for more than a night on the way from one coast to the other, but it was fine for just that. Our daughter (2 1/2) loved the turtles in the lobby!

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 November 2010

This small hotel right in the town centre is also next to a busy road. Despite getting a room towards the back of the hotel the traffic noise was still noticeable in the morning. Rooms were small and shabby and truly were just a bed for the night!!! It was one in, one out in the bathroom!!! That said it was right in the middle of the town and across the road and to the left is a fantastic pizza place.

  • Stayed October 2010
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Franklin, TN
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Reviewed 10 August 2009

The four of us (kids 5 and 7) stayed at the Wagelia in August 2009. It's a one-story well-kept courtyard building centrally located a couple of blocks from the bus station and across the street from arguably the best bakery/cheese shop in town. Wagelia is simple, clean Costa-Rican style accomodations -- "tipico". No air conditioning, but we didn't need it. Safe, gated parking. Rooms were $60/night for 3 people. Trust me, you can't fit four (even children) in the available beds, so we had to rent two rooms, but at the price it was fair. The streetfront indoor/outdoor restaurant is good food. Breakfast was included, but the prices for other meals are a bit steep. The staff was friendly and helpful. Our kids loved the family of turtles living in the restaurant atrium. We'd go back.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Wagelia Turrialba

Property: Hotel Wagelia Turrialba
Address: Turrialba centro, Turrialba 997150, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Cartago > Turrialba
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #9 of 12 Hotels in Turrialba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Wagelia Turrialba 2.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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