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“great spot - near airport” 5 of 5 stars
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streets 2nd & central avenue 3rd | Behind the Alajuela Museum, Alajuela, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #10 of 55 Alajuela B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“great spot - near airport”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Stayed here our first and last nights of trip - less than ten minutes from SJO. Staff very friendly and helpful with recommendations for restaurants and directions - made sure we had coffee,fruit and toast even though we had to leave before the 7:00 breakfast - a quiet oasis in an interesting part of town.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

This B&B is certainly one of my favorite hotel I've stopped in Costa Rica. I arrived there without a reservation and finally stayed for 5 nights. The staff is so welcomed and always there for you. It was the perfect place for me to get a rest after a 2 months trip all around Costa Rica. The rooms are amazing clean, very cosy. The different type of rooms are made for every budgets and the prices always stay very honest. The superior rooms are very nice. Wifi is working very well and in every rooms. The breakfast, included in room price, is delicious, fresh make and served by the staff just for you: fruit smoothy, eggs, toasts, fruit salad with granola, coffee, tea, are taken in the interior peaceful and beautiful garden. You will always feel like a special guest here!!! 5 minutes to the airport. Eduardo, the receptionist, is great! He's got the best town recommendations (for a walk, a lunch, a dinner...). He is the best host ever!!!!!
I spend my 2012 christmas in Hotel los Volcanes, and it will always be an unforgettable christmas eve for me, thank you Eduardo ;-)
You will never feel like waisting your money staying in that hotel!!!

Room Tip: The superior rooms with AC and flat screen, are in the back of the main house and got a very quite...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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louisville, ky USA
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

The hotel los volcanes was excellent. The room i had was close to the street (#15) and was a little noisy. i used ear plugs and slept very well. the breakfast was the best i had in costa rica. eduardo was the perfect host. he seems to never sleep, always on the job. eduardo's dinner recommendation was spot on. alajuela is a nice small town to stroll around in, safe and very picturesque. the central park and cathedral were beautiful and a wonderful place to sit and watch people. my taxi to the airport was on time and FREE, part of the room rate. I would highly recommend the hotel and town as a great way to start and or end a trip to costa rica.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 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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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We arrived to hotel Los Volcanes without a reservation and the staff welcomed us in and made sure we had everything we needed.

The staff were knowledgeable (whereabouts of post office and ATMs) and recommended a good restaurant and organised a reliable taxi to the airport and spoke excellent English.

Our room was tidy and spacious and we had a great nights sleep in the middle of the hotel with no noise disruption.

The best part by far was the wonderful hot (shared bathroom) showers with incredible pressure after months without them!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 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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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Great little B&B only ten minutes or so from SKO airport. Very secure, with a neat interior garden cafe area - breakfasts (eggs & toast, fruit, and good coffee) are terrific. Rooms are clean and fairly modern (esp. their "superior" rooms with en suite bathroom) , and free wifi throughout. I often use this as a base at the start or end of an excursion in CR - it's a peaceful place to stay, with friendly, accomodating staff - yet only two blocks from bustling heart of Alajuela. At lunchtime, be sure to wander into the central market down the street for terrific tamales, etc!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

This is my favorite hotel for my short San Jose stays. Typically I'm traveling through San Jose on my way to/from abroad. This is the perfect place for early departures or late arrivals. The hotel offers free transport to/from the hotel. They offer limited on-site parking for free, or there is a secure lot just a short block away, easy and safe walking distance, and at just $3 per night.
I typically select a single room, shared bath, as it is budget priced at about $30 and perfect for just me headed through town. When it's two of us, I am comfortable with the $45 version of a double, shared bath, but my husband prefers a private bath so we typically upgrade to a $60 room. The best room in the house is $74, and adjourns a private sitting area.
The breakfast is included and ample. Plenty of rich Costa Rican coffee, fresh fruit smoothie, fresh fruit with granola and yogurt, and an omelet with choice of ham, bacon, cheese, tomatoes.
The staff is perfectly hospitable, and assure your every need is met. Everyone I've worked with speaks at least passable English, so this should not be a problem for the traveler or the gringo resident. The rooms are clean, well appointed with comfortable linens, towels, soap and hot water plumbed (not suicide showers). There are not irons, hair dryers or similar items, nor is there shampoo or lotion supplied if you're used to that sort of thing. I don't like 'em, too much wasted plastic to fill landfills, and I'm fine bringing my own.
The hotel is conveniently located near the beautiful vibrant parks of Alajuela, a perfect place for a mornign or evening stroll. My favorite Mexican restaurant is just a block away, and there is also a wonder little cafe down the street for lunch or afternoon espresso.

Room Tip: Room number 10 is premium! But NO airport noise on this property! A big bonus for Alajuela hotels...
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  • Stayed October 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kendal, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Hotel Los Volcanes is a wonderful old house (dating back to 1810) with elegant, high quality and clean rooms and fittings (inc. aircon, fans, TV), set around a green and peaceful courtyard with small fountain. The owner is really friendly, helpful and the breakfasts are imaginative and delicious. Fantastic value for money! Free airport transfers and lots of help with travel / tour advice. Great 'landing' point to / from Costa Rica and base to explore the nearby Poas Volcano, La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Highly recommended. Isobel and Pete

Room Tip: Worth paying the small amount extra to get superior rooms.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Additional Information about Hotel Los Volcanes B&B

Address: streets 2nd & central avenue 3rd | Behind the Alajuela Museum, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Alajuela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Former mansion converted into a nice little hotel just five minutes from the international Juan Sta Maria airport in San Jose Costa Rica. Convenient location in Alajuela city, includes free taxi from the hotel to the airport, full breakfast, free wireless and access to internet, friendly atmosphere Costarican management. Nice tropical decoration with beautiful gardens, a true oasis in the heart of the city. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Hotel Los Volcanes Alajuela
Hotel Los Volcanes Bed And Breakfast
Hotel Los Volcanes B&B Costa Rica/Alajuela

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