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Hotel Villa Dolce
2.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   El Coyol de Alajuela, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #15 of 55 Alajuela B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Los Angeles
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Wonderful owner!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

We traveled here Dec 2012 and found Randall (the owner) to be very accommodating. Even before we arrived Randall had started to answer questions we had (by email) about costa rica, and had even referred us to a great car rental company (that has great reviews and was much cheaper than the other companies in town).
We arrive late at night (about 12:30 am) which is why we selected this hotel due to it being 5 min away from the airport and Randall stayed up to wait for us.
When we arrived to the room we were pleasantly surprised at it's size (t was huge)! It was like an apartment (with a small kitchen even).
In the morning, we had the breakfast that the hotel provided which was also great!
Overall great experience!

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Picked this spot because of its location near the airport, reasonable rates, pool, and pets policy. Great that I can stay here with my dog! Terrific rooms - we had the villa. Nice big beds. We didn't eat at the restaurant but heard other customers talking about how good the pizza was. Staff was great to work with and glad to help with anything that was needed.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Santa Clara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

I recently traveled to Costa Rica for business trip and pleasure and I would have to say that it was a great atmosphere, their staff and owner treat you like family and make you feel very welcoming. Next time i am around Costa Rica i will stay at Villa Dolce and i would recommend this great Hotel to anyone traveling form around the world CEARTAINLY A GREAT HOTEL! VB

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Lake Worth, Florida
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31 hotel reviews
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

This hotel was recommended to my wife and me as we were trying to avoid San Jose due to President Obama's impending trip and were afraid of traffic and blocked streets. We were a little apprehensive at first to stay in Alajuela as the neighborhoods we had seen were not that great, but were assured that the hotel and area was safe. Randall greeted us when we arrived and was very helpful in providing directions to a good restaurant, a tour of Poas Volcano & La Paz and arranging transport to the airport about 5 miles away. All in all a very pleasant 2 nights stay. The villa was very cute, the grounds and pool were relaxing to look at and the value was great. Would recommend this hotel and would stay here if in Costa Rica again. It was very easy to get to the airport, even with Obama's motorcade passing perpendicular to us on the way to our flight. At least we avoided the traffic from the capital.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We stayed at Villa Dolce three times during our two week trip to Costa Rica and were glad that we chose this hotel. It was a treat to stay in such a lush little oasis.

We stayed in three different rooms: two villas and a double room. Some people have mentioned road noise, but we weren't bothered by that in any of the rooms. We also found the rooms spotlessly clean and always had hot water.

The one bed villa (#4) was our favourite room. LOTS of space for two, a huge bed and a useful kitchen with a gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and enough utensils, etc to make a simple meal. If you have a vehicle, there's plenty of secured parking and if you don't there are a few sodas and supermarkets within walking distance as well as a bus stop right outside the hotel.

Breakfast was good and the pizza was delicious. The dinner menu has a choice of 5 or 6 pizzas, plus salads and dessert of the day. They also sell drinks all day.

The owners and staff make this place even more special - they helped us make travel arrangements, stored our luggage, safely returned my camera, gave us useful advice and were always helpful and friendly. Maria also has some very funny stories!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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highlands ranch co
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

We spent one night in the hotel Dolce Villa and had a lovely experience. The sitting area was nice and we had a great pizza for dinner. I loved the painted art painted in the lobby area and thought that the room was decorated nicely. Only draw back was the shower did not have very hot water. I would return.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

This is our third trip to Costa Rica, our second in a row making Villa Dolce our first and last night in country. Randall is still great and on top of directions; the pizza is still our first and last night's dinner. We'll be booking again next year! Great place, great hosts and great location!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: El Coyol de Alajuela, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Alajuela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Villa Dolce 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Villa Dolce is a "sweet villa" located at just 5 minutes from the San Jose Airport with direct connection to the new highway 27. The warm and friendly service we offer will make you feel right at home. Come and enjoy lovely rooms and villas with all comforts, a large pool, lush garden, and Italian pizzeria. At Villa Dolce you will find everything you need for a relaxing and comfortable stay in the Central Valley and when flying in and out of Costa Rica. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Dolce Hotel Alajuela
Hotel Villa Dolce Costa Rica/Alajuela

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