At the beginning, as soon as i arived at this place i thought twice to my self if i should stay here. It's located on the small street, in one of the neighbourhoods right across from the hotel. Typical Costa Rican neighbourhood where everything is covered with the gates and cages on the window and doors. Really scary looking place. However, i've read the reviews the night prior to arriving to this place, so basically i was going here following only good reviews from the people stayed at this place.
What i needed is a cheap accomodation for one night. I had a rental car and i didnt want to bother with other hotels located away from the airport, due to the traffic. I needed to be in the airport in the morning.
All other hotels which was right across fromt he airport was pushing over $100 a night. This place get me a roomo for...$20. Single occupancy, had tv, fan ( no air conditioner, but its San Jose so it get windy during the night ) Private showers, bathroom. Pretty much everything you need for a night before your departure.
It's a two stories building, all the rooms located on the second floor, first floor is where the kitchen is, room with the tv and the parking. Yes, the parking included in the price. Ask the owner, he will open the gates for you to drive in your vehicle.
Located outside of this place is a few local fast food places, convenience store. Little walk and you will be at the Holiday iNN Airport Express and Hampton Inn, with the casino across from it. All car rental agencies located within walking distance.
It's a definately good go for a night before your departure.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel El Cacique Costa Rica/Alajuela
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are the closest & most affordable guesthouse to the Juan Santamaria airport ! Stay with us & enjoy the real costarican experience in a safe family environment !Since 2004 we have been known for our great location (next to agricultor park & highway 1), clean cozy rooms with private bathroom - hot water shower (fan,cable tv & wi fi), friendly service & the best rates in our area !!! We are just a short walk to all rent a cars (+20), layovers or domestic flights (Sansa & Nature air), shuttle buses (Grayline & Interbus), banks, stores, pharmacy, etc. We are your home base when you arrive, in between & before you leave paradise !!! ... more less