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Hotel Villa Dolce

995 meters west of the church | across from Rancho Maba El Coyol, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Villa Dolce after trying to check in to another hotel near the San Jose Airport when we arrived in Costa Rica. The original hotel "lost" our reservation so we booked in at Villa Dolce. The owners were very helpful and chatty. The rooms were fairly typical of a latin american room, hard beds etc. The included... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We chose this hotel based on the reviews on Tripadvisor. It is a 10 minute drive from the airport (we were picked up by a taxi organised by the hotel). The grounds are nice and there is a pool. There are local shops 10 minutes walk away and the locals seemed friendly. The room was clean and had air conditioning.... More

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Peoria, Illinois
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This hotel is not perfect, but for $60/night for a double room, including taxes and breakfast, it was very good. Our group booked two rooms. Both were very clean. The beds were very firm, but we all slept well. Shower had very hot water. For the rate, it was great that the hotel included breakfast and a pool. We asked... More

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Montreal, Canada
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14 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stayed there for three nights at the end of our two-weeks Costa Rica trip. Nicely located close to the airport. The sound of the planes was minimal, however, there was some road noise due to busy roads in front and at the back of the hotel. Nice pool. Easy to get there from Alajuela center by a local bus.... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Villa Dolce was our last stop in Costa Rica before flying home, and we wanted to go a little bit more luxurious for our last two nights. This hotel was the perfect option; the rates are fairly low for the quality you get. The pool was nice, our room was big, very clean and with nice and hot showers. The... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This hotel was recommended when another hotel I tried to stay at was full. It is a small resort type hotel with several cabina style rooms and several larger villas. I was traveling solo so I had the smaller cabina. They are now air conditioned. Several have ceiling fans but not all. I try to live like a local and... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This has always been our first and last night in country. Part of why we like it so much was pizza at dinner time. They have made changes since last year and no longer have dinner, which is a disappointment! They do still have breakfast and overall still a nice place to spend your first and last night in country... More

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Wickenburg
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We spent 3 nights at Villa Dolce, 2 upon our arrival and 1 before flying home. We felt as if we were leaving family when we left. The owners and staff were so kind and helpful. They truly went the extra mile to make our stay comfortable and memorable. We are anxious to return for pizza and visits. The hotel... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Villa Dolce is located about 7 minutes by taxi from the airport. The staff was very helpful and kind and spoke good English. The place is the cleanest we have been to in Costa Rica. Our family room was spacious and comfortable. There is a small pool if you have a moment before you fly home. I can certainly recommend... More

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Alexandria, LA.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

I had a four night stay here and enjoyed it very much. I rented a one room villa which was spacious and well appointed with a living room, dining area, stove top and fridge plus dishes and cookware. The property is well maintained and lush, the pool is beautiful. The staff was so sweet and caring, and the housekeeper/ cook... More

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Address: 995 meters west of the church | across from Rancho Maba El Coyol, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
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Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
Dolce Hotel Alajuela
Hotel Villa Dolce Costa Rica/Alajuela

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