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Hotel Pacande

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200 mts North 50 West from Central Park, Alajuela 4050-1928, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The staff were always very helpful, though not everyone spoke much English. We had a room at the front though, and the road at the front is busy from 0500, especially the motorbikes, so even with earplugs in, it was too loud to sleep. I'd recommend trying to get a room at the back. The walls are quite thin also.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We stayed at Hotel Pacande the night we arrived in Costa Rica and the night before we left, as it was only a 5-10 minute taxi ride to SJO airport. The hotel is fairly simple but clean, comfortable, and has great character. Everyone working there (they seemed like a family but I wasn't sure?) was so friendly and helpful. Our... More 

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Hotel Pacandé considera que no es ético escribir comentarios destructivos acerca de un establecimiento solo por la ambición de ganar... More 

Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

A kind, simple quiet very convenient and very clean hotel in best place to the airport, San José, University of Costa Rica Poas .....by colective bus. The owner Don José and all the stuff, kindest reception day and night, the cleaning lady Sra. Socorro are present wellcoming and ready to help inform or explain to me how fullfill whatever need... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

It needs to be noted that I was only in this hotel for a night, and so i cannot give information about the surroundings. I was also on a school trip, so everything was chosen and paid for by teachers and trip-leaders. The room was a comfortable temperature, it had hot water, TV, and wi-fi. My only real complaint was... More 

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Medford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The staff was very helpful in booking activities for me. Very clean, quiet, and had everything I needed. Great place, would def stay again. Located in an area with plenty to eat around. Showers were good.

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Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I have stayed at Hotel Pacande for the last 10 years; the close proximity to the airport (always a bonus after trekking from the UK), the local amenities and clean, comfortable rooms along with friendly helpful staff make it the ideal place to stay upon your arrival to San Jose. If required the hotel can even arrange for an official... More 

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The hotel has simple rooms but everything is clean. The breakfast was really good with different fruits and bread with jelly. You could take as much as you like. The owner was very nice and offered very helpful advise for our journey.

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Aurora, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This hotel would be great, I wish I could give them 5, but two issues prevent me from doing so. They are conveniently located in downtown Alajuela, bus station and a handful of restaurants nearby, airport is less than 10 minutes by taxi. Price is very attractive. Rooms are clean and well maintained, and personnel is friendly and helpful. However,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This hotel was a perfectly fine place to stay. Clean room, clean bathroom, reasonable price. The included breakfast was a simple continental breakfast with fresh fruit. The location is nice and central in Alajuela. Close to restaurants, bakeries, and ATMs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Hotel Pacande isn't fancy or particularly exciting. It's a clean, comfortable, central place to stay when passing through Alajuela. Exactly where Lonely Planet pinpoints it on the map, we were impressed with the very friendly and obliging customer service. I booked the superior room which was not necessary in retrospect - more big than superior. It was up a precarious... More 

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