We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Nice Place to start our Trip” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hotel Robledal

Save Saved
You added Hotel Robledal to your Saves list
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Hotel Robledal
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   400 Oeste de la Iglesia de El Roble, Alajuela 20104, Costa Rica   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #6 of 29 hotels in Alajuela
Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Nice Place to start our Trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

We stayed at the hotel the first night of our recent Costa Rica trip as we landed in the evening. Airport pickup was very punctual even though we landed about 45 minutes late. The hotel was a short drive away and quick which was nice after a long travel day. The rooms were simple but clean. The grounds were very nice, a bit of an oasis! The breakfast the next morning was excellent and the service was great. They took us to our rental car coming bright and early the next morning and we were on our way to the Arenal region. Emmanuel and the rest of the staff were very friendly and helpful. My kids and I enjoyed speaking with him the morning we left. Very friendly and what I remembered from my previous visit to Costa Rica. Thanks!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

181 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    119
    43
    10
    7
    2
See reviews for
58
64
10
6
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (22)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Korean first
  • Polish first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Lincoln, Nebraska
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

We stayed at hotel robledal when we came and left CR and had a good experience. Emmanuel was punctual with the free shuttle and very polite. Our fist night, the room we stayed in was a bit plain, but clean and very functional. The t.v. options were also the best we had while we were in CR. On the stay before we left, our room was much more updated and, again, very clean and comfortable. The breakfast on our first stay was excellent--pancakes, eggs, blackberry fruit drink, and coffee. On our last stay, Emmanuel packed a breakfast for us to eat in the car on our way to the airport because we left so early in the morning--great service! This is a family run hotel and they all do such a great job. My wife and I had a steak dinner, drinks, and tres leches cake (we shared the cake) and it was really really good. We are Nebraskans and we are picky about our beef, but we both thought it was excellent! I recommend this hotel for coming in and out of Costa Rica--you can't beat the convenience of the free shuttle and breakfast, and the friendly staff.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Robledal_Manager, Propietario at Hotel Robledal, responded to this review, June 9, 2012
Dear Tom,

Thank you very much for your nice comments....! We hope to have you back in our hotel on your next visit to Costa Rica

Regards,

Josue Guzman
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

We stayed at 4 different hotels during our 9 nights in Costa Rica. They were all in the $60-$90 range. Hotel Robledal was the best one. The location is convenient to San Jose airport. We stayed 2 nights (27-28th May) and we were very pleased.

First, the property: it is very nice, spacious and kept immaculate.
Second, the room: we stayed in room 12, it was spacious and they were the best beds we had during out stay in Costa Rica.
Third, the breakfast: best Costa Rican breakfast we had during out trip; fruit, bread, coffee, juice, mild. Gallo Pinto was excellent and very tasty.
Fourth, the staff: place is run by the owners (sorry, names escape me) and their 2 sons. The go way out to make you feel welcome.
Fifth, location: great if you want to explore Volcan Poas area, including La Paz waterfalls, Zoo Ave and Mariposario. And close to the airport.

Property is located on Hwy 124 just past the town of El Roble, excellent public transportation to Alajuela and close to the airport (I think they provide transportation, I did not use it since I had a rental car). The street in front of the property has a lot of traffic, but that's Costa Rica.

For us it was great because we wanted to see the surrounding towns. Just a few miles away is the new Hwy 27 that leads to the coast, so you about an hour from the Pacific Ocean.

Only problem, it was the only hotel we stayed in Costa Rica that did not have a small fridge in the room, it would have been nice to have one, but they allowed to put our stuff in the main fridge in the kitchen area.

Overall, the best hotel experience we had in Costa Rica.

  • Stayed May 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
San Francisco, Californie
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

Delightful vacation time in Costa Rica ! we started by a night at the Hotel Robledal after our arrival at SJO, had booked our room on line and emailed back and forth for practical details. Emmanuel came and picked us up at the airport and that made the 2 miles commute a breeze ! We rented a car the day after and drove back for our last night to Hotel Robledal, where the Toyota rent-a-car guy came to pick it up, after a call from the hotel.
We enjoyed greatly our two short stays at Robledal, people there are wonderful, the rooms are large, clean, comfortable and set in a beautiful garden with a great swimming pool. Food is available for all meals at the restaurant on the premises and it's all very good and fresh food.
We adored Hotel Robledal ! It is a great family business and we recommend it.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Vienna, VA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

I went to Costa Rica with my daughter, then 15 months, and stayed at this hotel. They were SO helpful and friendly with me and my daughter. I would recommend this hotel to anyone, with or without kids. Also, the hotel is close to the airport, the breakfast is included and is very good! Excellent hotel!!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Halifax, Canada
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

The staff at this hotel was very good. The shuttle service was good and the hotel is very close to the new highway. They are fixing up the grounds and there is a nice little pool. Breakfast was very good.
The room unfortunately was very basic. My husband was quite surprised to find the hot water tap in the sink was not hooked up. The beds were very hard and the television did not have good reception. We were only there for one night and did not use the shower, it was not particularly inviting. Free wifi is available but we were not close enough to the main office to use in our room. There is no mini fridge.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Plattsburg, MO
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

Hotel robledal is family owned and ran. Very clean and the people were great. We arrived very late at night and they were there to meet us at the airport. We spent two nights there before going to the coast. They arranged a city tour of San Jose for us and took us to where we were to meet the tour group. They spoke very good English and took time to visit with us. The only problem was not knowing how to operate the a/c and didn't figure out their was a remote for it until the next day. Food was very good. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Hotel Robledal? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Robledal

Address: 400 Oeste de la Iglesia de El Roble, Alajuela 20104, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Alajuela
#5 Business Hotel in Alajuela
#7 Romantic Hotel in Alajuela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Robledal 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our well-situated 15-room hotel is located only three and a half miles away from Costa Rica's main airport, with free shuttle service to accommodate to all flight patterns. Our transportation service reach most of the rental car return offices, and the easy access to the Inter-American Highway makes the Hotel Robledal the perfect stop for travelers exploring Costa Rica’s beaches and national parks or doing business at the nearby free trade areas. Our complimentary breakfast includes the best selection of fresh fruit and costarican coffee. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Travelocity, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Priceline, Tingo, BookingOdigeoWL, Despegar.com, Venere, Agoda and Otel so you can book your Hotel Robledal reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hotel Robledal Costa Rica/Alajuela

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Hotel Robledal, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.