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Paseo de los Turistas, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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Alamar Aparthotel
Ranked #5 of 18 Hotels in Puntarenas
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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
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Stayed at the hotel for over a month thru a study abroad program and was quite impressed. Service was great and the toilets are able to flush toilet paper. A huge win in central America! The restaurant served good food and cheap cerveza's. The rooms are accommodating with fans but no AC. A lot of bugs around tho. Do not... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Located directly across the street from the Beach, this hotel is a nice option for a night or two away from the City (only an hour and 15 minutes from San Jose). Touted as the closest Beach to San Jose, Puntarenas is really making strides (new Boardwalk along the beach, lighting, etc.) I found this hotel next to Las Brisas... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I checked in at 8:30pm. Toted my bags in off the street as the parking was out back. Asked about the restaurant and they told me it closed at 9pm. By the time I sat down, it was 8:45pm and the server told me that I could have ceviche or a sandwich. I asked if there was somewhere close I... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I didn't actually stay at this place, but checked it out, comparing it to the place I stayed next door (Las Brisas). The common areas at the Alamar were quite well tended, and the pool area was lovely. the restaurant was very attractive though I haven't a clue what the food was like. The reception staff were very courteous and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Nice place with the beach right in front across the street. Room was clean, comfy, good cable and a flat screen. Staff is kind. Very well located as everything is at walking distance. It has a fenced parking lot. The place seems safe. The vault at the room is not attached to anything. It has a pool and a jacuzzi.... More

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San Jose, CA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

If you need to stay in Puntarenas there really aren't a lot of options, and all of them will cost more than you wish you needed to spend. I fIew into San Jose too late to make the last ferry, so we were stuck. Of the places available, Hotel Alamar seemed the best value. They offer a locked parking lot,... More

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9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Just a nice little boutique hotel. No issues at all. Staff was helpful and it was clean and comfortable. Some aging and not the 4 Seasons but we didn't expect that. Stayed 4 nights with teenage kids. We ate at the restaurant one night. It was decent (Fish is your best option in Puntarenas). We were out much more than... More

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Pontiac, Michigan
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

We took the 9:00 am bus from San Jose at the cost of about $7 for two. Great roomy bus, AC, state of the art transport. Got to the station in less than 3 hrs. $2.5 taxi ride to the hotel. Spend the afternoon walking around the town and on the beach. The Hotel itself is wonderfull. AC,TV,Pool, quiet after... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

Stayed here during our roundtrip in Costa Rica. First of all, the surroundings are beautiful, but the city of Puntarenas itself is decayed and looks abandoned from time to time. Lots of people hanging out in the streets, and also lots of pimped cars driving around slowly. Pros: looks as one of the best hotels in Puntarenas from the outside.... More

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Berlin, Germany
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

We we very pleasantly surprised with Hotel Alamar. Our room had lots of light, was clean and everything worked (a/c, TV, safety deposit box) and the WiFi was excellent. We enjoyed the pool and the breakfast. Staff were very friendly. One small thing: When we packed up to leave after two nights (after all, Puntarenas isn't the most interesting place... More

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Address: Paseo de los Turistas, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Puntarenas
Number of rooms: 184

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