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Cala Inn Bed & Breakfast Hotel

west side of the Juan Santamaria Park, Alajuela 506, Costa Rica
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Ranked #25 of 53 Alajuela B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013
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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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Croissy sur Seine
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

We were very surprised by a small size of the "queen room", which looked much bigger on the pictures. The shower looked a bit dangerous with the electricity heeting installed directly where the water comes out. The mirrow in the bathroom was attached on the level of our belly/chest, so we had to bend to be able to see our... More

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Escazu, Costa Rica
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

I ended up staying this hotel after looking for hostel that would offer inclusive early morning transportation. I chose a dorm room, at $17 and with an inclusive taxi ride to the airport the next day. At first, I was surprised by the outside appearance of the hotel as it looks nothing like the photos! However, it was easy to... More

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Aussersihl, Zurich, Switzerland
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We found this B&B via friends recommendation and liked our stay very much. The Innkeeper are very friendly, professional and forthcoming. The rooms are very tidy and clean, the price is absolutely fair, the breakfast is inclusive. The location in Alajuela is absolutely perfect, 5min walking distance to the center, while it still being very quiet location. We can absolutely... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

I recommend this place if you have a short stay and me to be close to the airport. The rooms are clean, the staff is friendly and it only is a 5 dollar ride to the airport. Please visit the nearby Cathedral in the park and museum to learn more about the history of this part of San Jose.

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8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

I booked through hostelbookers this Hotel, paying my 10% of the booking and expecting to have my double room upon arrival. When I arrived they seemed to have never hears about my booking and instead of having a private double room I could have a bed in a shared room. Apparently they charged me almost 50% more than the actual... More

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Olathe, Kansas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

The Cala is a small quaint 3 star hotel that is perfectly situated on the Juan Santamaria square in heart of Alajuela. The hotel is 1 block away from the bus station which gives you easy access to other cities in Costa Rica. The city market is 2 blocks away and is a great place to browse and see how... More

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Seattle, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

I stayed one night in a room with two single beds that had a shared bathroom next door. The inn was clean, and the (small) staff was friendly and helpful. The beds didn't look comfortable, but it turns out I had no problem.The room included a TV and a fan, but no air conditioning, so keep that in mind if... More

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London, UK
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Very handy for the airport ($5 or less in taxi, also reachable by bus). Nice comfortable rooms, friendly welcome on reception, use of well equipped kitchen, pleasant reception room, breakfast included (eggs, fresh fruit, coffee), safe area to walk around in the evening with shops and places to eat nearby. If you have time to kill, visit the museum with... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

Cala Inn is a nice hotel for a short stay, either when you arrive at San Jose Airport or flying out early in the morning. It is only 5 minutes away from the airport. It is very clean! The personnel is very helpful. If you need a taxi to go to the airport they will arrange that for you. HOWEVER,... More

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2011

We stayed here the first night we arrived in Costa Rica and the night before we flew our. Easily accessible from the airport ( $5 cab ride) and from central San Jose ( ~$1 for the pubic bus which runs frequently, or ~$20 by cab...which we took after arriving in San Jose late at night). Found the staff very helpful... More

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Also Known As:
Cala Inn Bed & Breakfast Hotel Costa Rica/Alajuela
Address: west side of the Juan Santamaria Park, Alajuela 506, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #25 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Alajuela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cala Inn Bed & Breakfast is ideally located in Alajuela, Costa Rica. It is 2 miles from the country's main airport Juan Santamaría (SJO) and 15 minutes from the capital, San José. It is the logical starting point to visit the country's many beautiful beaches and national parks. It is simply the perfect base of operations for enjoying all that Costa Rica has to offer.If you are interested in Costa Rica's natural wonders: it's volcanoes, amazing waterfalls, beautiful pristine beaches, green luscious mountains, fantastic national parks with their unique and incredibly diversified flora and fauna, etc. If you are coming to party. ... more   less 
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