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Resort Martino Hotel & Spa

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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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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 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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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Hotel room was very old and outdated.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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Roatan
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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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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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Alexandria, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We just returned yesterday from a weeks stay at this resort and we really have no complaints what so ever. The only downfall I would say is the wi fi was inconsistent in our room. Now we could get wi fi, no problem in the casino and dining area. Also, my husband would have liked a coffee maker in our... More 

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Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

I hovered between a 3 and a 4 star so others may disagree with my rating. Good points to this hotel: great grounds, comfortable beds, peace and quiet, nice bathrooms, and very good breakfast included in room rate. Bad points included the following: First, at dinner we had the rudest waiter we encountered in Costa Rica - just a really... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Resort Martino is located in Alajuela which is a suberb of San Jose. If you are looking to go in and out of San Jose, this location is not practical. The traffic in and out of San Jose can be intense. The food here is OK at best but the employees are fantastic. There are a few good local options... More 

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Atenas, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

my friend and I stayed here 1 night awaiting the beginning of a tour. The good: beautiful grounds, nice big room, The Bad: NO hot water for showers or just washing up, the grounds are extensive but need more maintenance (weeds abound in some areas and some walkways are missing bricks, etc.) The Just OK: restaurant was a bit pricey... More 

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