Hotel Robledal is a pleasant family run hotel in a relatively quiet part of town about 10 – 15 minutes from the airport. We were met at the airport by Emanuel who drove us to the hotel, checked us in and showed us to our roomand pointed out some of the birds on site. All of the staff we encountered were helpful and personable - you get the feeling that they really care about their guests. We booked two birding tours with Emanuel - one to a natural area across town another to the farm across the street. Emanuel is passionate birder who is happy to share his knowledge and love of nature with hotel guests.
The hotel is gated and there were no issues with security. The property is nicely laid-out. There is a small pool and an open air restaurant. Food selection is limited, but servings are large and the food is tasty. Wine and beer are available at the restaurant bar. Our room was not fancy but it was comfortable and spacious (we had 3 beds).
My only complaint is that the air conditioning was loud. I prefer to open windows and make use of cross ventilation where possible, but the layout of our room and position of windows did not allow for that.
All and all, a nice way to begin and end our trip to Costa Rica. I would stay here again.