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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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Venice, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We were not given the room that we reserved because they rented it to someone else before we got there. We were given a smaller room with one uncomfortable double bed. Our service dogs were made to feel unwelcome by the night shift person even though they advertize to accept pets. They locked the front doors so no one could... More 

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hola, lamento que te sintieras incomoda por tu estancia aqui, siento decirte que reservaste una habitacion con baño privado por... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

a hostel very close to the airport, with a great price and a great staff. Luis, the manager even recommended a clinic for medicine and a great little restaurant. I would definitely recommend to someone who does not want to deal with the hustle and bustle of San Jose.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

We booked for three nights and when we reached the hotel the night guy told us our room was no available anymore because he was waiting for us. Because of the traffic we were late of 2 hours. He was rude and told us to call them but when you re a backpacker you ve not necessary a mobile. No... More 

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hola disculpa el inconveniente pero creo que te equivocaste de hotel al emitir esta opinion ya que no hemos tenido... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Alajuela is a great option to avoid San Jose if you need to go to the airport. And the hotel Cortez Azul is probably the best place to stay ! The owner is very nice and will do his best to provide you the room you need ! They have both private room and dorms. The whole house is clean... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

My husband and I ordered the hotel for one night through the Booking. The hotel is close to the airport near the center of the city. The guy from reception very nice and helpful. Helped us in everything we asked. First and most importantly-the price on booking is more expensive than offered by the hotel instead of himself. $ 20... More 

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

hellow thanks for your review, its very importan for us to know everything about this things but the prices in all the websides in full season its 35 $ with privat bath 30 $ with share bath 12 $ dorm and 20 $ private room twin budget with share bath i think you didint check the prices because we dont... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I stayed here on a layover in Costa Rica. It was pretty empty and dark. Towels are not provided. Bed was not the comfiest. Good for a layover but I wouldn't recommend staying any longer! We paid $30 for private room with shared bath but it certainly wasn't worth $30.... I stayed in far cheaper, nicer private rooms in nicaragua.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We stayed here for one night. I booked a private room with bathroom. The place is pretty much what you'd expect for a "backpacker" type hotel. The staff is nice and helpful. Breakfast was cereal, toast and fruit. There was a safety issue with the hot water shower head. Otherwise, I'd stay there again. It was really inexpensive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I stay there in November. im not really like big cities, thats why i was looking for a hostel around the airport. Alajuela its small, quiet, nice and safe, and only 10 min. away from the Airport. When i arrived on the evening in the Hotel Cortez Azul, (more a Hostel) there welcome me, evan without any booking. The workers... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

but if you have time to find a better alternative for the price I would recommend to do some more investigation. At least they have a kitchen for free use, clean beds and rooms, hot showers and if you tell the staff in advance that you want a room with a window you should get one if available.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This little cozy hotel is my home away from home. I live in Costa Rica and everytime I fly in I go straight to Hotel Cortez Azul ... The receptionist is always friendly, rooms always clean, I love the central downtown location, only 5 minutes from the airport, and you can't beat the price. This is by far the nicest... More 

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