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Vina Romantica

50 Metres Sur de Hotel Buena Vista | Las Pilas de San Isidro, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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Ranked #29 of 57 Alajuela B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Had such a good stay the first visit we went back with family this time and was not disappointed at all. Great place to stay with good food, good rooms and close to many activities. You got to try Doka Coffee Tour. I recommend this place. Chef is good at working with special needs if notified upon arrival.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This place has been bought by someone else now. Brian is a chef, a very good one at that. We felt welcomed from the moment we arrived. The room was clean and efficient. No heat or air so come accordingly. The breakfasts were amazing. We had the opportunity to order whatever we wanted at a time that suited us, but... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The new owner for the last 7 or so years is Shirley Valentine, the original owner was a wonderful woman named Rene, to be clear, the original owner was a chef and a damn good one, the new onwer can not cook, she hires people locally when a guest wants to eat food, very bad idea. I would not stay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

An E-ticket ride from the airport brought us to this quaint B&B. Close to a cantina with great margaritas well worth the short walk. Great dining in the front dining area or lounge on the back patio. Close to other events, we river rafted at Rio Tropicales and cruised on the Calypso Cruises. Great local foods, fresh fruits and a... More 

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New Westminster, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

For what I paid our expectations surpassed in all areas. It was very warm and inviting up the hill away from the city but close enough to go to when ever we desired. The place was just as we desired everything was clean and spacious. We were only able to stay there for two months and would of preferred to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

The owner collected a deposit to cover any damage to the property, but if you put up a deposit don’t expect to get any of it back. In my case the owner claimed that the deposit was needed to replace all the furniture to its rightful place. Yes it would have taken all of 10 minutes to move a coffee... More 

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Same person posting the same thing - a tenant who defaulted on the lease by not paying the last month's rent. This is the worst use of Trip Advisor and amounts to harassment and slander. More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

I stayed at Vina Romantica for 10 days the latter part of May 2012 as guest of the people who were the tenants. The bedroom I stayed in had recently been painted, and so it looked quite nice at first. However the power didn’t work in the bathroom so extension cords were run to the lamps. In order to get... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

When we first arrived the place was not in move in condition. We had a rental agreement and paid for accommodations with 4 bedrooms. The first day we arrived, the onsite “manager” told us that one of the bedrooms was not usable due to black mold growing on ceiling, walls, and in the bathroom. She also advised us to contact... More 

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Sherrylvalentine, Manager at Vina Romantica, responded to this review

I am the owner and manager of Comida Cocina, SA. the corporation who owns Vina Romantica. I currently work and have for the past 12 years as a property manager both in the U.S. and abroad. I currently manage 688 units (condos, single family homes and vacation homes) for different homeowners as a property manager for a real estate brokerage... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

I spent almost five months at Vina Romantica with friends and while the views from the back upstairs balcony are fantastic, there is too much wrong with this property to recommend staying here. It is important to know that three of the bedrooms are in a separate building in the back of the main house and require walking outside to... More 

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Sherrylvalentine, Owner at Vina Romantica, responded to this review

Because you were a guest at the vacation rental house and not the tenant (responsible party) your review doesn’t have many FACTS. Here they are: 1) The tenant broke the rental contract and did not pay the full last month’s rent. 2) Because of this I did not have the security deposit to: a. Pay to have all the furniture... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

My boyfriend and I stayed at this wonderful hotel the first night we arrived in Costa Rica and again the night before we flew home. It was close to the airport but much more charming than any of the box hotels we passed. We were greeted by Ann Cabezas who, as others have reported, was wonderful and had great suggestions... More 

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