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Hotel Eskalima
50 mts de Pizza Hut Calle Ancha | 50 mts Este de Pizza Hut Calle Ancha, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #13 of 30 hotels in Alajuela
Kelowna, Canada
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“Hoe away fromHome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We stayed 2 nights due to the location from the airport. The price was great and the service could not have been better Andrew and Lenny we always willing to help. The rooms are clean and comfortable. We would stay again on 1 st or last night.
Thank you Andrew, Jack and Kelly from Canada!

Room Tip: Try to not be close to the very busy street.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Nice and clean big rooms with all services, good breakfast, good prices, and very close to airport and the people are really ready and worry for you !it s a perfect place to start and finish your visit to the country

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

The Hotel Eskalima keeps us coming back year after year as our starting and ending points for our journey to the Osa Peninsula. We always marvel at the quiet, peaceful atmosphere inside, while the bustle of Alajuela throbs just outside. The rooms are super quiet and plenty comfy. The best part, though, of Eskalima are the young staff who have been there at every one of our stays. Milena, Andres, and Marisol are the sweetest, most attentive young adults I have ever had the pleasure of doing business with. Actually, when you're at Eskalima, it's less like a business and more like a visit to your family! Congratulations to boss, Guido Guevara for hiring a heavenly staff. We adore them. Don't overlook this sweet oasis. You won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wylie, Texas, United States
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

The hotel Eskalima was a great place for us to stay. If you want the Hilton quality then probably stay at the Hilton instead. If you want a nice, clean place to stay that has very friendly people serving you then this hotel is a great value!

The staff was extremely nice and bent over backwards to help us with our needs. Very good place to stay.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Perfect little hotel before your flight out of Costa Rica. I choose this hotel based on price and proximity to the airport. They offer a continental breakfast at 7, but our flight was a 6:30 AM. They told us no problem they'd have toast, orange juice, and coffee ready for us at 3:30 A.M. and a taxi ready a 4 A.M. We stayed in the standard double room, which had air conditioning, a mini-refrigerator, lock box, and hot water. The room was very quiet as well. The gal at the front desk was super helpful in giving us directions to getting to San Jose via bus and getting back via bus. The bus station is super close to the hotel too! I would stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Had to catch a 6 am flight out of SJO. Wanted to be close to the airport & didn't want to spend a fortune. This place was perfect. Rooms are very clean and modern. The staff went out of their way to help us out. The night manager gave us breakfast at 3:30 am (it wasn't a full breakfast - but, coffee, juice and toast). We really appreciated that. It is walking distance to restaurants and shops in Alajuela. It's a small, simple hotel - we recommend it for a one night stay when you're coming in or out of SJO.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Telchac Puerto, Yucatan, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We picked this hotel because it was close to the airport and were not expecting much for the price. We were pleasantly surprised. It has recently been renovated...the rooms were small but nicely decorated & very clean with A/C.. We thought it was going to be noisy given it's location smack dad in the middle of downtown Alajuela but it was surprisingly quiet (we did have a room more towards the back so perhaps the front rooms may not be as quiet). The staff is the "shining star" here though. They all went out of their way to make our short stay a pleasant one, giving suggestions of where to eat & sights to see. Our flight was an early one and we were leaving before the scheduled included breakfast but they made sure we at least got coffee, juice & toast before we left. They also arranged a shuttle to the airport for a small charge and it was right on time. Great value for the price!

Room Tip: The rooms in the rear of the hotel are quieter.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Eskalima

Address: 50 mts de Pizza Hut Calle Ancha | 50 mts Este de Pizza Hut Calle Ancha, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Alajuela
#4 Spa Hotel in Alajuela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Eskalima is a family hotel finely decorated and created for each of our guests feel the warmth as in their own home.We have 10 rooms, with private bathroom, hot water, cable TV, air conditioning and telephone.We are strategically located in the city of Alajuela, just 5 minutes from Juan Santamaria International Airport and close to shopping and bus stops.From our hotel you can easily move to all tourist attractions in the area as the Poas Volcano, a bird zoo, Crafts etc. ... more   less 
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