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Dos Palmas Country Inn La Garita

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Lagos del Coyol | La Garita, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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Dos Palmas Country Inn La Garita
Ranked #10 of 53 Alajuela B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Willemstad, Curacao
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Dos Palmas is the ideal place to start and end your Costa Rica journey. Very close to the airport but away from city hassle. So you'll directly enjoy the Costa Rican pura vida. From here you can visit San Jose or drive up to Poas volcan. A nice daytrip. The rooms are clean with good beds. There is a nice... More

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Schiedam
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10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

Nice place just 15 minutes from the airport on the other side of crowded San José. Very friendly and helpful people. The rooms are comfortabele and clean. Peter helped us to rent a car with Thrifty, which was brought to and collected from Dos Palmas avoiding the airport hassle. Good service! They also arrange airport transport for a reasonable price... More

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Wijchen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Dos Palmas Country Inn is a lovely and quiet place to stay just 15 min from the airport. The owners are very kind and helpful with a great sence of hospitality. The personal is really nice, the superior rooms are really big and clean. The garden is beautiful and the pool is a welcome refreshment. If you don't want to... More

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We were very happy about the fact that Peter picked us up from the airport and arranged our transport back to the airport. Peter is a nice guy, who lives at the property, what made us feel save. The area of this Inn was very quiet and not very touristic. We liked that about it, because we were looking for... More

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Toronto, Canada
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9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I have stayed at Dos Palmas La Garita a few times on our way south to our home that we are building in the SOZO. We find that the flights we take OR arrive in SJO are either early in the morning OR mid-late afternoon making Dos Palmas an ideal stopover point. The rooms are clean and affordable, the staff... More

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

The owner (Peter) is a lovely happy Dutch guy and makes your stay pleasant. Unfortunately staff isn't very helpful knowing what to do in the area, which busses to take et cetera. It's far away from everything, without a car is not a great place to stay. Staff get's local breakfast (Gallo Pinto) while guest gets toast with peanutbutter?? Furtunately... More

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Peter H, Owner at Dos Palmas Country Inn La Garita, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you very much for your compliments about me, it is really appreciated. Concerning our breakfast we would like to clear something up, we have chosen to offer to our guest an international buffet breakfast (eggs, ham, cream cheese, jelly, peanut butter, brown and white bread and cereal), the reason is because not everybody is used or know... More

Assen, The Netherlands
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40 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Conveniently close to the airport in a quiet area. As many reviewers have already remarked, the (Dutch) owner does not show himself much, and there seem to be no other staff, but his (Dutch) interns who run the place unsupervised with youthful exuberance, can make you feel quite at home. The owner also does not seem to be concerned much... More

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Peter H, Owner at Dos Palmas Country Inn La Garita, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Rene, We are glad to hear that you found our interns very good as well as our location despite your short stay in our hotel. They are carefully chosen, supervised and qualified, to do the reception and front office tasks. The rest of the responsibilities of running the hotel as well as the back office work, are done... More

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Dos Palmas turned out to be a good place for us to start and end the holidays. Owner (+staff) was very service oriented and helped us with the transfers and car. Pricing was reasonable and the staff accommodating. Kids appreciated it too.

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Puebla, Mexico
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

When I saw the review below about "a little corner of Holland " and I read information which is not correct, I just wanted to give this hotel a good review about our experience in Dos Palmas. I am the guide of the group that requested a barbecue on this same day. Peter and Flor (the owners) where really busy... More

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Munich
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Stay here if you want to sleep in a gated Dutch enclave, with no proper restaurant and little charm. The guests could order hamburger and expensive frozen pizza, while the smells of the owner's barbecue wafted across the garden. The owner never showed himself, but left everything to the (very pleasant and helpful) interns. My dreams of a final cocktail... More

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Peter H, Owner at Dos Palmas Country Inn La Garita, responded to this review

Dear Mr. M. we are sorry to hear that you did not enjoyed your stay at Dos Palmas, because for us it is very important that people really feel at home. It was good to hear that Gijs and Raymond were pleasant and helpful. Being a small family hotel we do not have a bar, but we have besides the... More

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Address: Lagos del Coyol | La Garita, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Alajuela Country Inn
Dos Palmas Country Inn La Garita Costa Rica/Alajuela

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we are located 10 minutes from the Juan Santamaria airport,we have a free shuttle from / to the airport. The location is very quiet and relaxing as our guests experience the way of living between the Costa Rican local people. We also offer fruit trees on our property, so every day you will taste our own fresh fruits. All of this added to our in-depth knowledge of the country will help you discover this beautiful country. ... more   less 
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