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“Nice place close to airport” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel La Rosa de America
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   100 mts Sur y 75 mts Este de La Mandarina | La Garita, Alajuela none, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #6 of 30 hotels in Alajuela
Anchorage, Alaska
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Nice place close to airport”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Nice place, much better than the chain hotels that are so common near the airport. My flight got in late and my friend had to check in even though the reservation was under my name. They were very helpful and flexible in working with us.

  • Stayed October 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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Robert_Hick, Owner at Hotel La Rosa de America, responded to this review, December 13, 2013
Hello Rone from Alaska! Thank you for the five star review! We appreciate you taking the time to provide such positive feedback.
We are firm believers that there are way to many "NO we can't" answers in the World today - sadly it seems to be the first response given to most situations. As a smaller hotel, we can specialize in service and providing solutions as well as provide a different flavour and character not present in the chain hotels. We very much appreciate you noticing and letting us know that we are doing a good job achieving this!
We hope your flight back to the North was comfortable. I used to live in the Canadian Arctic for a number of years! Very different to Costa Rica!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We arrived to San Jose 7 hours late, but stayed in touch with staff by email as we got diverted to Panama City. We were nervous driving there by rentacar late at nite, given the notorious lack of street signs in Costa Rica, but the directions they sent us worked, The night security guard let us in through the locked gate to a garden oasis, showed us our room, and then offered to bring us two beers! Much appreciated after a very long stressful day. Pleasant breakfast included, and helpful staff gave us directions to the bank and a nearby pharmacy. It is in a residential area, so not easy to find, but a great intro to Costa Rica.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Robert_Hick, Owner at Hotel La Rosa de America, responded to this review, December 13, 2013
Arriving so late, as you did due to flight complications is never pleasant. If we were able to make your arrival into Costa Rica any easier by our service then please accept our thanks for letting us know!
We are very glad that the hotel signs and directions were clear for you. It is a large challenge to provide effective directions to guests in a country that has very few named roads and virtually no postal addresses!!
We do provide detailed directions for guests on our website - specifically the Hotel La Rosa website, both under the Location Tab at the top and again on the actual Reservation page. These directions are printable on on page for the convenience of our guests.
We hope that the remainder of your trip went smoothly and we hope to see you again soon!
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Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

What a wonderful experience this past week with a three day stay at Hotel La Rosa de America in Alajuela, Costa Rica! This hotel is very close to the San Jose airport and is a breath of fresh air for any traveler. This is not your "big box" hotel and a refreshing change of pace.

This hotel has individual casitas' that are spotlessly clean and very inviting. As soon as you enter the impeccable gardens and follow the path to Reception, you know you are somewhere special. The gardens are impressive, well maintained and extremely inviting. From the moment of your first encounter with the staff, you know immediately that they live and breathe hospitality. Everyone I met was extremely warm and friendly – going out of their way to say hello and inquire if I needed anything. Well trained and extremely friendly - what else could you ask.

The hotel is buffered from traffic noise (by the garden and border vegetation) and wraps you up like a warm blanket. Breakfast items (fruit, cereals, cheese, coffee, etc,) are complimentary – and if you are looking for a more traditional fare, this is available as well at an extremely reasonable price. This hotel is an excellent value and is now my first choice in Costa Rica - even at twice the price. A real gem and well worth the visit. I will return very soon……….

Room Tip: There is air conditioning available, but I would suggest opening the windows, turn on the ceiling fa...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Robert_Hick, Owner at Hotel La Rosa de America, responded to this review, December 13, 2013
With all the new "big box" hotels being built around the already crowded airport, thank you for recognizing that we are different! We appreciate your comments about our hotel, service, gardens and rooms. We are also happy that you were able to sample our new breakfast a la carte options and found them to be of good value.
Definitely you are welcome to return! I enjoyed talking about Costa Rica, and other various aspects of living here with you.
Just let us know when you are returning and we will make a booking for you!
Pura Vida!
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I stayed at the La Rosa de america for two nights prior to my trip across Costa Rica and it was a joy to return for the last night of the trip.
The Manager Grisska was an absolute joy to meet and so very helpful and informative.
The hotel has small cosy individual lodges that are spotless and clean.
The pool though cool is spotless and the gardens very impressive.
I met the owner Robert on my last morning and his advise for the airport was invaluable and a charming guy.
Would go back and stay there tomorrow if not for the fact my work has to pay for the next trip.
Enyoy.

Room Tip: All the rooms are fab !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • Stayed October 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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Robert_Hick, Owner at Hotel La Rosa de America, responded to this review, December 13, 2013
As a very service oriented hotel, we appreciate it when guests tell us that we are doing a good job! As Owner, I will personally ensure that my Manager is aware of your comments and that the cleaning staff are aware as well. Our team here maintains a strong interest in guest feedback and they are truly interested in delivering a quality product.
If memory serves, you are a pilot! You just need to convince your work that you need to borrow a plane - there is only a small pond between Costa Rica and England!!!
Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review. We hope to host you again in the near future!
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Cape Coral, Florida
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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We stayed at Hotel La Rosa de America for three nights at the end of our trip. It is a very clean and comfortable hotel located just far enough off the main road to escape traffic noises. The included breakfast was "continental" style but provided a tasty start to the day. There is a very good soda (small cafe) just down the street. Overall, a great value!

  • Stayed October 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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Robert_Hick, Owner at Hotel La Rosa de America, responded to this review, December 13, 2013
Thank you for your excellent review of La Rosa! We are very happy to have been able to meet all your expectations for a great stay! We have made some changes to the hotel since you stayed with us - designed to serve guests more completely. Our breakfast now has additional side and complete meals that can be purchased direct from the kitchen for a reasonable cost. We have also proudly opened Restaurante La Rosa for supper and we now offer supper dishes, specializing in Italian, Tipico (local) and some French options as well!
Again thank you for your review. We hope to see you again at La Rosa soon!
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Arriving late in Costa Rica I had the option of staying at an airport hotel but preferred heading further out and chose La Rosa for it’s peaceful looking, picturesque gardens. I was given a warm welcome, shown to a clean room, and awoke to a blue sky and chorus of bird song. The breakfast of fresh fruit, bread and cereals was basic but set me up for the day nicely. All in all, La Rosa provided a perfect start to my travels (I didn’t use the pool but it looked very inviting!).

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Robert_Hick, Owner at Hotel La Rosa de America, responded to this review, December 13, 2013
Thank you itchy feet for you review!! We appreciate the risk guests take in selecting a smaller, more personalized hotel over the big box hotels located at virtually every major airport in the World. We are glad that we were able to meet your expectations and that you were happy in your decision to stay with us!
It was our pleasure to host you this green season!
Safe travels!
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Napa, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Stayed one night before departing C.R. and picked La Rosa on a recommendation of a friend. Nice pool to relax and quiet area. Local sport bar within walking distance with great local food as well. Nothing about Hotel La Rosa de America to complain about, will stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 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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Robert_Hick, Owner at Hotel La Rosa de America, responded to this review, December 13, 2013
We appreciate you staying with us based on a friend's recommendation! This type of word of mouth referral is very important to our business!
We now have our own Restaurante La Rosa open for business so there is no need to have to leave for supper now!
Thank you for your review.
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Address: 100 mts Sur y 75 mts Este de La Mandarina | La Garita, Alajuela none, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Alajuela
#3 Spa Hotel in Alajuela
#6 Romantic Hotel in Alajuela
#7 Family Hotel in Alajuela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel La Rosa de America 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel La Rosa de America is a friendly and peaceful garden oasis conveniently near the San Jose Costa Rica Airport (SJO). With our emphasis on service, we are the vacation home base of choice for many guests visiting Costa Rica. Our staff have a wealth of information about the country and are happy to share that knowledge! The hotel is located on a gorgeous and carefully maintained property, in the sunniest part of the Central Valley - La Garita. We offer a selection of great accommodation options in rooms located around a large carefully maintained tropical garden and sparkling clean swimming pool. Rooms come in Superior and Standard types with Superior rooms having air conditioning, flat screen TV's, bar fridges and more! La Rosa is is ideally suited to guests arriving from a tiring flight and wanting time to adjust to the country in safe, friendly and beautiful surroundings. ... more   less 
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