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Resort Martino Hotel & Spa

3.5 of 5 Resort   |   In front of Zoo Ave | La Garita de Alajuela, Alajuela 2203, Costa Rica
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Ranked #20 of 30 hotels in Alajuela
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2008
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2008

hotel looked ok at check in -front desk was nice and room looked fine. beds were tiny. the hotel felt old and creepy - no one else there. there were rodents in the roof that you could hear running all night - so gross. not close to the airport and no free shuttle. far from anything interesting to do. didn't... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2008

Where do I begin? First of all, I am shocked to see how many positive reviews this place had! We stayed at a $60 a night Best Western prior to our stay at the Martino that was much cleaner! The service was slow, the "resort" looks extremely outdated and run down, and worst of all, the room we stayed in... More

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New Bern, N. C.
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2008

We stayed in the Martino only one night so that we could catch the plane out the next day. It looked like a place that might have been four star in the past. The front desk was very effecient. the room was average but they did not have door knobs on the door only a dead bolt which ment that... More

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Boise, ID
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2008

We spent 2 nights here at the beginning of our trip and found the Martino to be clean and comfortable, the food was excellent and the staff helpful. We will definitely stay there again when we return to Costa Rica next year.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2008

Having spent the previous night in an awful hotel in Alajuela we decided to splash out a little for our last night in Costa Rica. Even so, £30pppn still isn't expensive! We simply showed up (11am) and our room was ready with 30 minutes from our unannounced arrival. The room was vast and clean, supplied with all the goods your... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2008

Hotel Martino is a wonderful choice when starting or ending your trip to Costa Rica if you fly to and from San Jose. The hotel is only 10 minutes away from the airport in the right direction, away from the city of San Jose, in the "garden district", many of the other hotels are the other direction and it's not... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2008

I was not impressed with the Martino. First day they could not find the key to our room, it took them one hour to find the key. Twice we had to take a shower with cold water and the towels they left in the room were falling apart at the edges. Also there was some kind of rodent living inside... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2008

I stayed in the Martino "Luxury Hotel & Spa" for two nights. The whole place looks somewhat worn down and the room was infested with three different types of ants as well as several other insects. The shower and fridge didn't really look too clean and the pool area was quite dirty as well. Breakfeast consisted of some white bread... More

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Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2007

We stayed at the Martino hotel for a week and were very impressed and very happy there. The hotel has a classical feel to it - for example, we could have a breakfast or lunch on the restaurant's lovely balcony, overlooking the hotel's Greek or Roman-inspired swimming pool and well-kept grounds. The food was excellent (and reasonably priced!) and I... More

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Ann Arbor Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2007

I am thoroughly surprised by the negative reviews posted about Martino’s. I was sure I would see more about the incredible value, and the unique architecture and small- unexpected details one finds throughout the hotel complex. If you want to spend $499 a night and get the full throttle Four Seasons treatment, this place may not be for you. But... 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*
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Also Known As:
Resort Martino Hotel And Spa
Resort Martino Hotel Alajuela
Martino Luxury Hotel
Martino Luxury Resort
Resort Martino Hotel & Spa Costa Rica/Alajuela

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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#6 Spa Hotel in Alajuela
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Ten minutes from the airport and Central America's biggest Casino, this resort is located in the central valley of Costa Rica, known for having one of the three best climates in the world. European style pervades guestrooms with Italian tile and fine wood furnishings; balconies, minibars, cable TV, and wireless Internet access. Surrounded by jungle, the property is within proximity of volcanoes, rainforests, and more. On-site amenities include a spa, modern gym, casino, pool, and restaurant. ... more   less 
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