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“Mi Tierra - Highly Recommended!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Mi Tierra
2nd Ave. entre calles 3 y 5, Alajuela, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #20 of 30 Hotels in Alajuela
Nederland, Colorado
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Mi Tierra - Highly Recommended!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

My wife and I stayed at the Hotel Mi Tierra the last 2 times we visited Costa Rica; the last time was in Dec of 2011. Their rooms and bathrooms are very clean and the beds are really comfortable. The owners live on site and are supper helpful with anything you need, from where to eat to helping you tailoring your visit. The other people who work their are also very friendly and helpful. One of the staff was helping me look for classes at the local college. The hotel feels very peaceful and is colorfully decorated. Their tico breakfast and coffee are both yummy.

Its not much more then 5 min. from the airport and it cost us only $6.00 USD to get to. The hotel is in downtown Alajuela which makes it very convenient, however its not on a busy street so its quiet. I would recommend it to anyone and will stay there again the next time we return to Costa Rica.

  • Stayed December 2011, 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
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Denver, Colorado, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

We stayed here many times while in Costa Rica. It is close to the airport, easy access to many things and safe. The staff was great, helpful, kind and went out of their way to help us out. We enjoyed the great breakfast every day and the amazing food. The pool was nice to relax in and the grounds were well kept and clean. The rooms were very clean had comfy beds and were safe. Great helpful information from the staff on what to see and what to do as well as great trips that they offer from kayaking and rafting to zip lining and zoo tours. We will stay here again when we go back for sure.

  • Stayed December 2011, 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
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Farmington, New Mexico
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

A wonderful, quiet, comfortable, convenient place in the hubbub of Alajuela. Staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful, and the breakfast is delicious and substantial. Very highly recommended.

  • Stayed November 2011, 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
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2011

Not only was Hotel Mi Tierra a perfect place to begin our trip because of the relaxing atmosphere and friendly staff, they became our informal trip planners too. Roberto was incredibly helpful with advice (choosing the Pacific over the Caribbean coast because of weather) and he arranged a fantastic river rafting trip at the last minute for the Rio Pacuare, which was the highlight of an amazing trip. The rooms are spare but clean and the electronic "suicide" showers provide a steady stream of warm water, plus the breakfasts are delicious - fresh fruit, gallo pinto, toast, and eggs. If you're looking for a five-star resort, this isn't the place to be, but it's a wonderful introduction to Tican hospitality and relaxation. We had a great time and would recommend this to any of our friends.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oak Creek, Colorado, United States
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

Every time i fly into san jose to start or finish my vacation I will stay at Hotel Mi Tierra. The rooms are clean, the breakfast is tasty and the staff is awesome. Also if you are into things like kayaking or rafting Roberto(the owner) is very knowledgeable. In general i found the staff to go above and beyond to make sure your stay was comfortable.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

I stayed several nights at Mi Tierra, and was in 3 different rooms over the week or so. They have great accommodations for families. It is very reasonably priced, and they provide a great Costa Rican breakfast with fruit, gallo pinto, eggs, coffee and bread with butter and yummy guava jam. I'd recommend this place to anyone who wants to check out the Central Valley - it's really close to all of the buses, and Roberto, Ivanya and their staff are very helpful in providing maps and instructions about taking the abundant public transportation. Not fancy, but safe, clean and a great starting and ending place for your trip, close to the airport, cab costs about $4 to the airport.

Room Tip: Not for those who want American-style accommodations...this is a Costa Rican hotel. Great place!
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

I stayed in this hotel for one night because it was very close to the airport and I had an early flight the next day (7:10 a.m.). I had heard of this hotel through one of the guides in Tortuguero so I decided to book it. I booked a shared bathroom for $35. When I arrived the woman who helped me said that the room that was booked was for a private bathroom for $40.

I attempted to tell her that I had booked the shared bathroom she was dismissive and said they were too full for her to switch me. She said it was a misunderstanding and left it at that. It was my last night in Costa Rica and I had such a great time I was fine with paying $5 more. The woman was not very friendly and had a stolid look on her face most of the time. I can't comment on the food as I left too early for having breakfast there. They had one computer for guests to use, which was nice. The wifi does not work in the rooms so you will have to use it in the common area.

The room was tiny and the bathroom equally so. The hot water worked only if you make sure you use very little. If you turn it all the way you will only get cold water. There were college students staying there and they were very loud playing their ipod in the common area drunk...dancing and singing.

This area of San Jose is a lot better than downtown, that's for sure. It is safer and had more of a family feel to it. I really liked this area and felt safe walking around at night by myself.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2nd Ave. entre calles 3 y 5, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 30 Hotels in Alajuela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The best place to stay close to the airport in San José, Costa Rica. Located in Alajuela, only 5 minutes from the airport, but not on the flying route. We are a family business; enjoy our relaxed atmosphere. Hotel and tour services customized trips, cultural and adventure tours. Let us help you on your trip: we are travelers like you. Why going to the traffic and noise of the capital? Stay in relaxed Alajuela, the gateway to: Monteverde, Guanacaste, Arenal, Manuel Antonio, Poás Volcano, and the Pacific Coast. ... more   less 
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