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Hotel Mi Tierra
2nd Ave. entre calles 3 y 5, Alajuela, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #19 of 30 hotels in Alajuela
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Stay here!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

very nice and cozy place with very nice and helpful staff. The boss is an excellent kayak instructor. They offer training in their pool in the garden. Breakfast is good and I had as much coffee as I wanted

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 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
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  • Location
    4 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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Vallejo, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We stayed at Hotel Mi Tierra after arriving on an evening flight into San Jose. It is a 5 minute cab ride from the airport and provides a simple, clean and safe place to rest your travel weary head, and at a price that still leaves money in the budget for sightseeing. We booked it just for the overnight, but if I were to come again I would likely stay a couple days and take advantage of the tours they offer to the volcanos and rafting. I was very pleased with the service - both by email when booking the room and during our stay. Breakfast was great- delicious and filling and served on a lovely outdoor terrace by the pool. This isn't a fancy hotel. It's a place for people looking for very basic, comfortable lodging at a reasonable price and with a friendly atmosphere. Other guests included young European backpackers, a Tico family and another couple- and it was a good fit for all.

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  • Stayed August 2013, 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
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

The rooms here are clean but not modern- the place has a certain charm. It's a good place to stop over on your way in or out of Costa Rica. I prefer other hotels over this one, but this one benefits from a swimming pool. Average yet reliable!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Montreal, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We quicked off our five-week vacations in Costa Rica by staying two nights in Mi Tierra. Rooms are very good, though the front rooms are more noisy than the ones in the garden, I'm sure. The pool was clean and satisfied our kids, as did the breakfast (included). Roberto, the owner, is a very helpful, calm person, and his sound advice was welcome. We booked our last night there as well and were happy to spend our last night in this very nice setting. The hotel is only15 minutes away from the airport, but we heard no planes over our heads. It was just a fine, convenient and affordable place to stay. One small downside : hot water was irregular.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Willis, Michigan
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

The rooms are clean, the hotel beautiful and the people warm, welcoming and generous. Breakfast is included and the food was nicely done and tasty. They were extremely helpful with directions, speaking the language and offering items to make our stay nice. I would stay there again and again.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We got in to San Jose airport, SJO, late at night and got a taxi ($6) for our check in at Hotel Mi Tierra. It was clean, small room but enough for 4 to sleep comfortably (double bed, bunk beds, small dresser and enough room to walk through) and the floor fan was superpowered awesome! We really enjoyed the breakfast: eggs (to order), fruit, rice/beans, toast and preserves! Staff was very friendly & helpful! They helped us find a place to eat/drink & watch futbol with the locals late on a Saturday and for us to find the public bus in the morning. If you need a place to stay on way in or out of San Jose, you've found the spot!!!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

We have stayed here 3 times and each time found it clean, quiet and decent breakfast. The staff are friendly and always helpful and the pool is nice. Good value for the price. we would stay there again and recommend it to others.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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 #19 of 30 hotels in Alajuela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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