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Arilapa Bed & Breakfast

Imas 2, Itiquis, Alajuela 50038, Costa Rica
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Ranked #35 of 53 Alajuela B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013
WorldTraveler1232013 Seattle, Washington
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Rating summary
  • 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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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

We booked our penultimate night in Costa Rica at Arilapa on the basis of the Lonely Planet recommendation and the location - handy for a day trip to Volcan Poas. Our first mistake was finding the location of the hostel on googleearth, it was wildly inaccurate and after hours of driving around we stopped to ask directions. One helpful Costa... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

We came expecting a cheap place (because relatively it is) that had internet and a bit of a grumpy owner (because in the emails he is short and to the point). This was not the case. The setting for this beautiful hotel is amazing. There is a stream that goes through the property, beautiful tree and birds, friendly dogs, amazing... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

Arilapa B and B has beautiful grounds, but that is about it. It is a nature filled spot away from the city with a river on the premises. The owner seemed "high" most of the time and was yelling and ranting around the compound. The breakfasts were marginal as well as the services. A paid shuttle was supposed to be... More

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Newport, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2011

My friend and I really enjoyed our stay at Arilapa. Dinner at an awesome place was recommended, beautiful view. Taxi's were needed to get around, as they were with any other place except for chain hotels, which this is not. Local decor and art gave you a flavor of Costa Rica, as did the fresh am brew and local cheese... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2011

We came late at night,had to take a taxi although they say they have free pickup.We were put in a sort of flat on top floor of reception.after 26 hours travelling,very tired. No hot water,no towels no soap,just a bed.The sofa was dirty from the dogs and ther seemed to be reperations ongoing. Not a sign of the nice rooms... More

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Additional Information about Arilapa Bed & Breakfast

Also Known As:
Arilapa Bed & Breakfast Costa Rica/Alajuela
Address: Imas 2, Itiquis, Alajuela 50038, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Alajuela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Only 10 minutes away from Juan Santamaria Airport and 25km south of Poas Volcano exists a beautiful Orange grove that borders Itiquis river and is home to over 175 different species of birds and dozens of different species of butterflies, this villa is called Arilapa. Arilapa is a great place to start and end your vacation in Costa Rica, its lush vegetation, the river, and the waterfall are the best ways to be greeted in this beautiful country. ... more   less 
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