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Hotel Cortez Azul

Avenue 5, between Calle 2 and 4, Alajuela ., Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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olomouc
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff is very nice, interior of the hostel is decorated with various arts, very interesting. But very big of the hostel are bugs and clean. We were leaving with my girlfriend with many bits on hands and face. Not the best experience. Till when they don't sort the problem, not re- commanded.

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Luis G, Gerente at Hotel Cortez Azul, responded to this review

hello , we apologize for the inconvenience caused by bed bugs, only we want to tell you that we have already solved the problem and bought new mattresses and we hired a company specialized in this type of animal, I also tell you that the problem was in two of the rooms and not in the hotel, we apologize again... More

Carolina, Puerto Rico
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We arrived early in the morning and Rolando was very welcoming and helpful. We were going for a dorm which was $12 per person but he told us it was better to go for a double private room for $11 per person. It was a great idea plus we saved some money. There is breakfast every morning (fruits and cereals).... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I was only staying in this hostel for less than 24 hours before flying out if San Jose airport. If I had been there longer I am afraid I would have asked to look at other rooms or gone somewhere else altogether. I arrived in the dark and did not get a good feeling from Alajuela as a whole (clearly... More

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Luis G, Gerente at Hotel Cortez Azul, responded to this review

hello , we wait you stay good, i want to tell you that now we have a new recepcionist and he speaks english , about the water is because maybe you didn't know how to work because is a old system and if you open a lot the water is goint to be cold , you must open little ,... More

San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

We checked in late in this hostel and so the receptionist gave us a better price for a private room. It's a very beautiful pace with a nice atmosphere, beautiful outside area and garden, very friendly and helpful stuff, nice balcony etc. we immediately liked the place a lot. Unfortunately we realised after maybe 1-2h that the bed in our... More

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Luis G, Gerente at Hotel Cortez Azul, responded to this review

hello, we apologize for the inconvenience caused by bed bugs, only we want to tell you that we have already solved the problem and bought new mattresses and we hired a company specialized in this type of animal, I also tell you that the problem was in two of the rooms and not in the hotel, we apologize again and... More

Brooklyn, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I am not sure this place was designed to be a hostel. The room we stayed in had no window, seemed like a makeshift room. It was so hot in the room (no fan) that we had to keep our door open at night. The front is a locked gate (but no wall) and back is entirely open so breeze... More

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Luis G, Gerente at Hotel Cortez Azul, responded to this review

hello , we feel so bad about your comment, but you have the rigth , this build was a old house is not a hotstel constructution , about the guy we goint to serch about this because we always try to help and make people feel like home but sorryabout this to, about your spanish i dont understand because if... More

Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

The place is clean. The rooms were nice. It has a hostel feel to it, especially the garden and kitchen. Breakfast is good, but you have to get there early or it is gone. The main problem is that the room we had had several openings to the hall that were just covered by netting. This meant that we literally... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Positives: nice, clean, private room. Shared bathrooms were clean too. Very friendly staff who spoke very good English. Negatives: water was not hot, there were ants in the cereal and woken around 6 as the noise from the outside traffic was so loud.

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East Wenatchee, Washington
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

While quite late in writing this review, better late than never. We stayed twice at Hotel Cortez Azul April, 2008 for two nights each time while traveling all of Costa Rica for about a month. I'm writing this review now as we're talking about going back to Costa Rica in 2014 and while chatting about it realized I'd not written... More

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Tenerife
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Stayed here in September, 1 night, on my way to Liberia. According to booking, they had private parking. No such thing, we found out arriving late at night. The reception said it was safe to park just outside the reception. At 4 in the morning we where woken up by the police, the car was broken into. All loose equipment... More

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pixote, Propietario at Hotel Cortez Azul, responded to this review

hello, there are always people who want to do harm to your comments, we know it was stolen out of our hotel but ¿Is it our responsibility if you leave the car on the street? we do not have private parking like no other hotel in Alajuela center. Only Hotel mi tierra has it. The parking is located one block... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

We slept 2 times in both locations, both great locations and great services! everything what we needed! Its clean and we felt home!! both places have enough space and a nice garden. and thelocation is perfect, near the airport.

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Address: Avenue 5, between Calle 2 and 4, Alajuela ., Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
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Also Known As:
Cortez Azul Hotel Alajuela
Hotel Cortez Azul Costa Rica/Alajuela

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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
To fly in and out of Costa Rica for convenience may need to stay near an airport and the Juan Santamaria in Alajuela. The hotel is conveniently located Cortez Azul near the most important airport in Costa Rica. Alajuela is located only 2 km away and about 5 minutes from airport. ... more   less 
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