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Hotel Eskalima

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50 mts de Pizza Hut Calle Ancha | 50 mts Este de Pizza Hut Calle Ancha, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Maplewood, MN'
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Several of us stayed in the Hotel Eskalima. First we spent one night. Traveled to another location in Costa Rica and then came back for two additional nights. This is such a sweet place to stay. The personnel were awesome, especially a young man at night who was able to answer our questions and help us. He is so friendly... More 

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Buenos dias Muchas gracias por su comentario, nos gusto mucho saber de su satisfaccion con nuestros servicios por parte del... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here when we came in from the airport and a couple nights before we left. This hotel was just amazing and had such a great staff. They helped us look for some places to see in San Jose such as markets and museums. They helped with everything we had questions about. This is a nice hotel close to... More 

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Fue un verdadero placer haberlos atendido , una familia muy agradable ....esperando tenerlos nuevamente en nuestro hotel . saludos cordiales More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Budget hotel close to the airport. No charm, but the very small room was clean and the included breakfast pretty good. Staff was friendly, but I did not get any reply to the questions I sent before we arrived. Very close to the airport, it was 5-8 minutes by cab when there was no traffic. We payed $7 for the... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Great location near all the bus terminals, 5-10 minute walk from the central plaza, and 10 minute drive from the airport (more in rush hour.) The staff were friendly and helpful and the breakfast was good with a variety of options. The room was clean and had everything we needed. However, the windows face on to an internal corridor, not... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

It's a decent place to spend the night before or after a flight, but I wouldn't want to spend my whole trip here. $10 by taxi from the airport, though you could probably haggle for a better price if you are more confident with your Spanish than I am (no free shuttle, unfortunately). The accommodations were reasonably clean, though the... More 

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Sun City West, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

At the plus side : hotel located close to the international airport, staff is very nice and friendly, very cheap. The rooms are totally basic, poorly furnished and awfully noisy. Location is right on a main road with heavy traffic the whole night. Breakfast is included but is pretty basic as well.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

One of the advantages of this small hotel is that it is in the central part of Alajuela, near plenty of restaurants and parts. It is also a drawback that the traffic can be bad and it takes you longer to get to and from the airport. The rooms are small but comfortable. The staff is very friendly and helpful.... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

I feel badly writing a poor review because the staff was so friendly. However, I would NOT recommend staying at Eskalima. We just needed a place near the airport to crash before our flight, so we picked this one online. It was conveniently close to the airport, but not worth half of what we paid. The hotel had these vases... More 

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Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We came to this hotel after long flight. This is not a luxury place but has all the facilities that we needed. Very good beds, clean bathroom, safe, refrigerator and air-conditioning. I would recommend adding at least one chair to the room. Breakfast is good; you can choose one of three types. The hotel is in the center of Alajuela... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I stayed at Hotel Eskalima when arriving in Costa Rica. It is a few minutes by taxi to the airport and only cost me $10 for the taxi trip. The receptionists were so helpful. They helped me with my Spanish and also advised me on buses to take around the area and in San Jose. They also told me where... More 

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