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Arilapa Bed & Breakfast

Imas 2, Itiquis, Alajuela 50038, 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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We we're recommended this by a friend saying the owner was a character but it was a beautiful spot. It was a beautiful spot and the owner was a character, a times coming across as 'bat sh#t crazy'. The free airport shuttle doesn't exist and looking at other reviews now, hasn't for several years. He didn't reply to emails and... More 

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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I arrived at the hotel @ 630 am and found the staff already had breakkfast prepared for me, Traditional costa rican quisine with all the trimmings. the grounds are exotic, they have a beautiful river running through the grounds, shrouded in beautiful trees,and also a fantastic fish pond full of tropical fish and turtles!!They also have a yoga deck. We... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

It was beautiful. The perfect place to disconnect from the rush of the city. Everyone there felt like family, even the chickens and the dogs. The breakfasts were amazing, Santi the chef was funny and very nice to talk to. There was a band that practiced there and drinking coffee and talking with them was a nice experience too. The... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I think is an awesome place to stay. It's a little far from the city and that was just perfect, the best part is that there is a bus that goes form near the b&b to the city of Alajuela and it was very cheap. We love the place, the beds were comfy, it was so beautiful, even the bathroom... More 

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Truckee, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Arilapa is a beautiful GEM outside the city of Alajuela. My boyfriend and I were so thankful to get out of the city chaos and be welcomed like family by the staff and guests. After traveling for many hours we were greeted with AMAZING, fresh, clean food and water on a sustainable farm surrounded by trees and a beautiful river.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We booked this B and B for the last night of our trip due to its proximity to and the offer of a free ride to or from the airport. It was also recommended in the lonely planet. We arrived in the dark, having taken 30 minutes to get from the airport (as we were passing). We were informed that... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I love this place. Great hosts, good food, kitchen available to cook your own meals, amazing scenery, balconies and porches to enjoy the view...it's fantastic. I stayed here as a female by myself and it was no problem at all. The downside to Arilapa is that it's REALLY hard to find if you're coming by car. I spent about 3... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Everytime I fly in or out of SJO I always stay a few days relaxing at Hotel Arilapa. It is my favorite spot to stay around the greater San Jose area. You are close proximity to airport and city but staying at the B&B is a world away. If you like a tranquil small farm environment that is located on... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

The garden is very nice, but the hotel is not For a simple soda, you have to drive your car, somewhere in the middle of nowhere. In the middle of the night after 15hours flight. Some snacks and a drink would have been nice. The building of the hotel is old and basic.

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Cahuita, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

My husband and I, with our daughter, son-in-law and baby grandson spent 4 days there and loved it. Friendly owners, English speaking, big communal patio to meet folks from around the world, wonderful breakfasts. Communal (not well-equipped) kitchen so you can prepare other meals. Take out from town recommended.

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