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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 #22 of 52 Alajuela B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kathie W Guelph, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Guelph, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for one night with my boyfriend in order to be close to the airport. Taxi only cost us 6 bucks, and was a short drive away! Very convenient location if your looking for a short stay. Breakfast was delcious and made on the spot. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Rooms however were very hot, the fan... More

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Oak Park, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we stayed here for three nights and it was definetly worth the price! the people were really friendly even though they barely spoke english. It was very loud in the mornings because during that time costa rica was playing in the world cup so you could imagine what was going on right outside :)! Beds were kind of hard and... More

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48 reviews 48 reviews
39 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this hotel for one night as we had an early flight the next morning. Staff was unbelievable friendly and very helpful!! The rooms are nice and clean, 24 hour reception. Absolutely worth the money for what you get, I think. Distance to Airport; 5 minutes by Taxi.

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Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

A well situated hotel close to the airport simple with everything we needed and calm. Very helpful receptionist.We recommend this hotel for a short pre-flight stop-over. Many restaurants and bars around.

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Prague, Czech Republic
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The staff is very friendly and professional. The room with bathroom was easy, small, but tidy and clean, breakfast included. The price is absolutely fair. I would definitely stay again in this hotel for a future 1night stay.

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189 reviews 189 reviews
189 hotel reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Cala Inn is a small hostel in Alajuela, only few min by car from the San Jose Airport. The staff were friendly and helpful. Our room was basic but clean and with own bathroom. Fast, free Wifi access was ofered. The breakfast was also included in our rate but we didn't have time to eat because of the early morning... More

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Croissy sur Seine
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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
27 helpful votes 27 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Address: west side of the Juan Santamaria Park, Alajuela 506, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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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