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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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Houston, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“First Class Establishment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent all-around, staff communicates very well, local food within walking distance (not to mention the food on site is excellent as well), prices reasonable, and within 15 minutes of the airport. When traveling next time, I will try to spend at least 2 nights here as the pool is relaxing, the grounds very pretty and a relaxing beginning/end to adventure in CR.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I traveled to Hotel La Rosa de America in July and had an absolutely wonderful stay. The hotel management and staff are attentive and incredibly helpful. The gardens are beautiful and allow you escape the hustle and bustle outside of the grounds, and the coffee that is provided poolside starting at 6 am is great for getting your day started peacefully. Rooms 13 and 14 are brand new and have the most up-to-date fixtures etc. All of the rooms are unique (I was traveling with a group who was staying at the property and was able to view most) and feel comfortable and like home.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Niantic, Connecticut
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed eight days at the LaRosa, using it as our travel base. We have traveled and stayed at many places, but this was, without hesitation, the most pleasurable. From the wonderfully helpful staff, to the beautifully quiet surroundings, our room was the Superior with AC and was comfortable, roomy, and cared for each day. We ate every night in the La Rosa restaurant, and enjoyed a broad selection of offerings, both tipico and familiar. Each meal was excellent and priced fairly. Waiter and kitchen staff were always available, providing a friendly and informative atmosphere. Office staff suggested and developed tours for us quickly and efficiently. We were very, very pleased with every aspect of the LaRosa, and intend to return there again on our next trip to Costa Rica.

Room Tip: The Superior room with AC was a good bet, although, with such cool nights, the AC wasn't needed...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Arvada, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During my first trip to Costa Rica, July 2014, I had the opportunity to stay at Hotel La Rosa de America. I received excellent costumer service from all the staff. Specially, from Liliana and Ruben who made me feel home. They were friendly and willing to answer all my question about the hotel and their culture. I enjoy all the amenities of the hotel and the excellent customer service. It was remarkable to see the great team work the employees had.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Austin, Texas
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pros: perhaps the best garden I've ever seen, nice pool, very clean rooms, updated bathrooms, bar and restaurant onsite for pool-side drinks, convenient to airport, comfy beds, small detached one level cottage rooms, Superior rooms have AC - though you don't really need it.

Cons: restaurant food is just ok, wish there was coffee in the room, breakfast starting at 7am is a little later than other places, next door to a working farm so roosters can be a problem if there are light sleepers in the group.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your very clear review of our services! We are especially grateful for your comments about our gardens. We work very hard to blend nature and beauty with a simple night's stay near the airport for the majority of our guests.
We are not including coffee in the rooms in part due to the garden hotel aspect of the premises. We very strictly control the ants and other uninvited guests at La Rosa and unfortunately, the addition of creamers and sugar to the rooms are an open invitation for these pests - especially ants to invade. However, we do ensure that fresh coffee is readily available at the pool area starting at about 6:15 in the morning. We also have recently upgraded our coffee service to include for purchase, espressos, lattes, mochas etc in recognition of guest desires to enjoy our excellent Costa Rican coffees!
The property next to us is actually a simple vacant urban lot. Temporarily, it seems to be hosting some local chickens, but we are working with the community to have these removed as soon as we can.
Thank you again for your review and your kind comments about our hotel!
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Germantown, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service, food, and atmosphere. Edwin was fantastic. We stayed there for our first night and enjoyed it so on the return leg of our trip, we booked there again. Felt like we were staying in a more expensive hotel than what we were. They helped us arrange a rental car, too. They have a restaurant and pool. It's about a 10 minute drive to the airport.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Robert_Hick, Owner at Hotel La Rosa de America, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
We work constantly to ensure that our value to guests is as best as it can be. Your recognition of this is very much appreciated through your comments about feeling like you were in a more expensive hotel than you thought.
We hope you had a very enjoyable trip to Costa Rica and thank you for the very positive review!
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Santa Monica
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Great service, delicious food and the location is fantastic... close to the airport and a great stopping point before driving up to the Rain Forest. Love this place! There is a beautiful pool and the grounds are lush and clean. We all felt very safe and welcomed here.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 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, 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your great review! We are glad that we were so able to meet all your expectations! We hope to see you again in the future soon.
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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:
#2 Spa Hotel in Alajuela
#3 Business Hotel in Alajuela
#6 Romantic Hotel in Alajuela
#8 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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