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Hotel Cortez Azul

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Avenue 5, between Calle 2 and 4, Alajuela ., Costa Rica
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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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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great location as easy to walk to central Alajuela (5-6mns) The hotel is nice with a cute garden to relax and have breakfast. The owner is very sympathetic and could arrange anything for you. Some rooms need to be a little refreshed and some of them have no windows so it's not a place to chillout inside is private room... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a double room online for my girlfriend and I and when we arrived they didn't have our reservation. The guy at the front desk tried to hustle us for a room that was more than what we booked, when we told him the price we booked for and showed him their sign outside that had a cheaper price he... More 

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hola , lamento mucho lo sucedido , mi nombre es luis y soy el dueño del hostal , el chico... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

My girlfriend and I had spent a night before our flight from Santamaria airport. The hotel has a very big sign which, I believe, cost a lot of money. Too bad they didn't used it for investing their rooms. We were given a room that reminded me a prison cell (not really, but that was the first thong which came... More 

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Location of this hotel/hostel is good. Takes around 10 minutes (cab ride : 6-7$) to reach the International airport. Allowed check-in even at 11.30 pm. Room is very basic. But i think that's what you expect from a hostel for 30$ you can get much better hotel room in US. Breakfast is bare minimum. No toiletries were given , so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

My girlfriend and I started and ended our trip at hotel Cortez Azul and have nothing but great things to say. We got there very late on the first night and someone was there waiting for us. The next morning I was talking to Luis about how a large car rental company deceived us online and ended up charging us... More 

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Alajuela, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Hotel Cortez Azul is a very nice place to stay. Whether its for a short stay or extended. The atmosphere is very warm and inviting, the owner Luis and his staff greet you with a warm smile. Staff also go out of their way to assist with any needs you have. Whether it be directions to the market, area attractions... More 

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Alajuela, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I arrived for the first time in Alajuela, Costa Rica on May 17th. Now it is June 4th and I have been staying at the Hotel Cortez Azul since the first night of my arrival. The cost of the room is inexpensive but the experience I have had here is priceless. The hotel is clean and comfortable and the owner... More 

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Austin, Texas
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I was referred here by the hostel next door since that hostel was completely booked. I paid $12 for my dorm for the night and the lady at the front desk was very friendly and let me go ahead and check in even though their check in is at 2pm (I was there around 11am). She recommended a great place... More 

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Boxtel, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights, which was fine. We payed $22,50 for a double private room with shared bathroom. Room was clean, but nothing special. Bathroom is a bit old, tiles coming loose etc., but was fairly clean. Cannot say much about breakfast, except be there early. First day, I had the last milk with cereal (no fruit left,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Great Place to stay with a Very friendly staff, free breakfast in the morning. I found it to be the cheapest hostel in Alajuela. It is very Close to the airport and market. The hostel is always clean. And the people working there will show you the best and cheapest places to go eat or check out. I Will be... More 

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