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Resort Martino Hotel & Spa

3.5 of 5 In front of Zoo Ave | La Garita de Alajuela, Alajuela 2203, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Clarkston, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Resort Martino for 3 nights in January. The stay got of to a rocky start, as the hotel did not pick up us from the airport as arranged, so we had to take a taxi. On arrival, we had to switch rooms because the A/C did not work. In our new room, the toilet got clogged, and... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Food is good, rooms are ok, pool is nice. Grounds are unkempt. Good location if you need to be close to the airport. Service doesn't exist, the few Ticos that work here are good people, a bit clueless with barely any customer service training. Every single thing in the hotel is dated, there's even the replica of David's Statue by... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

We were the only guests at the hotel during our stay. The room was nice and big for our family. The room however was not fully clean- the pillows under the cases were yellowed and sweat stains and there was pubic hair in the shower. There was no shampoo in the shower. There are barely any staff at the hotel... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I usually stay with family in La Garritta, but treated myself to three nights at Martino. Large, clean spacious rooms, crystal clean pool beautiful gardens and yummy restarant. There were a lot of families there, so it was a little noisy, but still real nice. Across the street is the zoo ave, with many native animals to see.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Mid Sept 14. Stayed with my husband. First thing that strikes you is hotel is old/ dated. Rooms go for mediterranean feel, walls stained in shades of yellow (aged look), makes it look dirty. Got up in the middle of the night found roaches roaming the floor and huge ants. Not sure where the 5 star rating comes from.

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Green Valley, Arizona
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We only stayed here once night, but would have liked to stay a week. Very beautiful location, nice restaurant with friendly service staff, beer and water in our mini-fridge upon arrival. Large swimming pool.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Hotel room was very old and outdated. In all honesty it looked sad. It was however very spacious and high ceiling which made it a little better. It sort of looked like something out of an old Salem movie Bathroom didn't seem clean but it smelled clean. Maybe very old tiles? Bed was amazing, and so was the linen. Room... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This was booked by tour we were on. First off hotel is in the opposite direction to San Jose city from airport. Tried taking a local bus to Alajuela and then a directo bus to San Jose - cheap and effective if you do not hit typical San Jose traffic in afternoon. Over all hotel had good breakfast and friendly... More 

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Ypsilanti, Michigan
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7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

After things fell apart with the place my friend and I were supposed to spend our last nights in Costa Rica, I found Hotel Martino on-line. The price was in reason and nearby. When we got to the hotel and saw our room we were blown away! The price we paid was a steal for the beauty, service and amenities.... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

When my husband and I got to our room our first impression was that the hotel needed some updates. Even something as simple as a fresh coat of paint would really help. The room was relatively clean, but there were cob webs in the closet area, and mold on the shower tiles. It wasn't ideal, but the bed linens were... More 

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Address: In front of Zoo Ave | La Garita de Alajuela, Alajuela 2203, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Resort Martino Hotel & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 56
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Also Known As:
Resort Martino Hotel Alajuela
Resort Martino Hotel And Spa
Martino Luxury Hotel
Martino Luxury Resort
Resort Martino Hotel & Spa Costa Rica/Alajuela
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#5 Spa Hotel in Alajuela

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