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“Excellent hotel, great location” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Pacande
200 mts North 50 West from Central Park, Alajuela 4050-1928, Costa Rica   |  
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Special Offer
Free taxi from airport
Ranked #8 of 53 Alajuela B&B and Inns
Los Angeles
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Excellent hotel, great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2011

Very well maintained property.
Nice lobby with a receptionist 24/7. Free internet use.
We were charged 30 dollars for a private room with a shared bathroom and with a breakfast in the morning. The shared bathrooms rooms on the first floor are basic, but very clean. All of them have a TV with cable (buch of English language channels).
There is one shared bathroom per 2 rooms, and it's located right where those rooms are, so you don't really share bathroom with too many people.
The backyard (as well as kitchen) are superclean and well maintained.
It takes only 10 min to/from airport to this hotel.
The hotel called us a taxi in the morning (we had a very early flight) and it cost us only $5 dollars.
The hotel is also very close to the public buses to San Jose (Tuasa bus), volcano Poas etc etc. There is a cute soda place right across the hotel.
Very friendly staff and the owner, who is originally from Colombia.
A+ to this property.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

The owner was really friendly and offered us free use of internet. He was very helpful in recommending places to check out while we were in town. The rooms were small, but so nicely furnished. It's a little gem.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2011

We stayed at this hotel for a few nights and had a lovely time. The room was comfortable and great value for money. Cecilia and Jose-Manuel were extremely welcoming and friendly and gave us good advice on where to go around Alajuela. Nice breakfast. We'd definitely go back.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boulder, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2011

I made a reservation on line and thought that we would get a room with a double bed. Instead the room had two single beds and was cramped and uncomfortable. The shared bathroom was very small and cramped. The complementary breakfast was nice though. This hotel is adequate for one night. On our last night in Costa Rica we stayed at a much better hotel which was cheaper and cleaner.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2011

The staff at hotel Pacande made the stay there like visiting relatives!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ramat Gan, Israel
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2010

My wife and I stayed twice in this hotel (two different nights). Located a couple of blocks from the center, and 10 minutes drive from the airport. A very pleasant, clean hotel, with comfortably sized rooms. The breakfast is basic but very tasty, and served in a very nice patio. The staff is helpful and friendly, offers good advice on restaurants, transportation and also local attractions.
Overall, at 40$ a night (low season, 2010) this is a great budget choice in Alajuela!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2010

We just stayed in Hotel Pacande for one night before flying out to Tortuguero, and we wanted somewhere cheap and cheerful. They were friendly and helpful, and sorted out our taxi for the next morning and pointed us in the direction of somewhere to eat that night.

The room was at the back of the Hotel, looking out onto the garden, and was large (sleeps four) and clean. It was not particularly quiet, with general noise from the traffic and people in the hotel. It seemed safe enough, with a grill on the front of the hotel, and a walled in back garden, and we felt safe walking out at night when we went to get dinner.

All in all, an easy place to stay on the way through San Jose.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 200 mts North 50 West from Central Park, Alajuela 4050-1928, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #8 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Alajuela
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