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Melrost Bed and Breakfast

Del Mall Internacional, 200 sur Urb. Santi, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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SLC
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013 via mobile

Barnaby, Katya and Rolando Make us feel right at home every time we stay at Melrost. We have stayed at Melrost a dozen times when we fly in and out of Costa Rica. This is a family run hotel- warm, helpful and safe. The service is great, the rooms are clean and comfortable. The hotel isn't fancy, but comfortable. Great... More

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melrostbnb, Owner at Melrost Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Amigos, Muchas Muchas Muchas GRACIAS for your comments. We hope to see you back in MELROST B&B soom to serve you even better. Un Abrazo y PURA VIDA. Katia, Rolando, Barnaby & Karol More

Waltham, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We stayed here for our first 4 nights in Costa Rica. No, Melrost is not at all fancy. The rooms are very simple, and you may even have to ask for a bathmat or an extra towel. But the family owners are as nice and kind as can be. There is a casual, friendly atmosphere at Melrost. The other guests... More

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melrostbnb, Manager at Melrost Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Muchisimas GRACIAS, we hope to have the chance to serve you again. Your comments means a lot to us in order to keep improving our service. GOD BLESS YOU. MELROST B&B Staff More

Lakewood, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

I would have rated this motel with a 3 or 3-1/2 if it weren't for the driver (Barnabi) oversleeping and making my husband and I late to the airport! The house guard made at least 5 phone calls before successfully reaching Barnabi. Something similar to this happened to another TripAdvisor reviewer, so beware! OWNERS: helpful, genial, warm. DRIVER: Barnabi picked... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

This may be a very good place to stay for people who are only looking for a convenient place near the airport to spend the night. However, for anyone who wants to see downtown San Jose and/or who does not have their own transportation, it may not be a good choice. This B&B is located in a small nondescript residential... More

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melrostbnb, Owner at Melrost Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear Visitors, We always appreciate all comments, we have a friendly B&B, we are not in the lodging bussines, we are in the Hospitality bussines. If anyone is looking for the RITZ, this is not the right place for sure, if you are looking for hopitality then you will have a big smile in your face. For your information we... More

Chantilly, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

We stayed at the Melrost for the second year in a row and loved it even more! We were there in late August 2012. We were happy to see Rolando and Kattia again, and once again enjoyed their hospitality and their friendship. They even helped us get our Costa Rican driver's license. Great location, within minutes from the airport.They always... More

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Ashland, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Rolando's and Kattia's B & B worked so well for us after a long trip in a packed airplane. Rolando's calm and grounded personality (and he speaks wonderful English) was comforting and he and his family so well represented the courteous and accomodating attitude of the people of Costa Rica. (One night he had his own taxi take us around... More

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melrostbnb, Owner at Melrost Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Jim & Marlena, Thank you for staying in MELROST B&B, we hope to see back here soon. We always try as hard as we can to do our best in order to offer you the best hospitality in Costa Rica. PURA VIDA, MELROST B&B Staff More

Santiago, Chile
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

We stay here when we are leaving Costa Rica. 5 minutes for SJO airport! The rooms are fine and comfortable, especially room 9. They bring hot eggs, toast, fruit, and juice to your room for breakfast and will shuttle you around Alajuela and to the airport for free. They also give great restaurant recommendations. Highly recommend it and keep going... More

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melrostbnb, Owner at Melrost Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Muchas Gracias, We always do our best in order to help our customers with their needs so we´ll love to have you back in MELROST B&B and make you feel again the costarrican hospitality. God bless you. MELROST STAFF More

Houston, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

I will keep it short and simple. Great location, spacious, good amenities. It's basically an apartment with a kitchen area in your room and sitting area. Excellent Value and a safe location. Despite there not being any AC in the room Alajuela is usually pretty cool at night. Breakfast was great - you tell them what time and they knock... More

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Minneapolis
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

Stayed there 5/18/12. Easy free pick-up from the airport-right on time. Location 5 minutes from airport. Room was large for the price, next time I woulod make sure I asked for a A/C room, none available that night. Healthy breakfast included in room rate. Would stay again for short visit. You can walk to stores/restaurants nearby or they will take... More

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melrostbnb, Owner at Melrost Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Muchas gracias, We would love to have you back in MELROST B&B many times again. Next time we´ll make sure to have a room with A/C available for you. We´ll always do the best for our guests. Regards. Rolando Torres More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

We learned about the Melrost from the owner's brother. It was the perfect place to stay for our early departure. Our driver happily transported us at 3:45 am. Wake up call was delivered by a friendly woman at 3:15 am. In room coffee, great shower, wonderfully comfortable beds and friendly service. Our room had a ceiling fan and windows. No... More

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Address: Del Mall Internacional, 200 sur Urb. Santi, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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We are a small Bed and Breakfast located 5 minutes away from the International Airport in Alajuela City. We are in the hospitallity business. Our rates includes breakfast served in the rooms, free wi-fi, shuttle service to the Airport and Alajuela downtown, free local calls. ... more   less 
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