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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
San Luis, Costa Rica
1 review
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“I love this hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I have stayed in Mi Tierra three times now. It is an excellant place to stay when one has an early flight the next day and wants to be near to the airport. Roberto and Gaby are kind, helpful and extremely nice. The breakfast is also very good. I enjoyed swimming in the small pool. This is not a fancy place but it is safe and comfortable.
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  • Stayed November 2014, traveled solo
    • 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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  • 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I shared a room with a friend and the bedroom was on the back side of the hotel with a TV that didn't work, bathroom across the hall, the keys to the door did not work, the steps going up to the rooms was very dark to see and could fall and we were the only ones staying in the place. This was the first time to Costa Rica and the room was not worth the money and to be moved to a different room. I know I will not be staying at Mi Tierra on my "return to " list and would not tell my friends about this place.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We paid for a room with two beds, a private bath, a working TV and internet. We were put in a room with two beds but the bathroom was shared with the manager of the hotel, down the hall. We tried to turn on the TV and it couldn't be plugged in and did not function. The internet was not strong enough to access from the room. We went to lock the room and the key would not turn the lock. I complained to Roberto the manager and he put us in another room with a private bath. In that room the TV had just a few snowy channels and the fan was not functional. He also asked us to pay a higher price for the room that he moved us to. All in all we paid for things we didn't have. I travel down to Costa Rica several times a year and Mi Tierra will NOT be on my "return to" list!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Taupo, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Roberto and his staff were friendly and helpful. The hotel and our small room was clean, as was the pool. We were in a room at the back of the property and if it hadn't been for the dozen or so Canadian teenage boys on a trip we would have given the property 5/5. Unfortunately the boys were noisy until 1am approx. I did ask them to be quiet a couple of times with only moderate success. It appeared the the adult/s with them were in another part of the hotel so were not around to quieten them down for sleep.
The hotel was convenient to SJO, right in Alajuela so good for eating options within walking distance, and just another short taxi ride to Denny's for our shared shuttle pick up.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nelson, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Mi Tierra is in a good location for walking to sites and restaurants in Alajuela. And it is quite cheap. Beyond that I haven't great things to say about it. The staff are friendly but sometimes not as informed as one would hope. The room was clean and very basic. If things like maid service during your stay, or a towel that fits around you, or sheets the right size so they stay on the bed, or a safe in the room etc, etc. this isn't the place for you. We travel on a bit of a shoe-string but when in Alajuela in the future I was spend a bit more to get a bit more.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ypsilanti, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Our first night was at Hotel Mi Tierra. It worked out beautifully. There were only maybe two other people staying there that night. Breakfast was lovely and everyone was friendly and helpful. We had the number of beds we requested.

When we returned for our last nights the place was packed with teenagers and we were not provided with the number of beds we had reserved and the next night we were told we could get two beds but we would share a bathroom. I could not tolerate that situation at that time. We had to go elsewhere. The young man at the desk had to call his supervisor and he then accepted that we would not pay for what we did not receive.

If you are ok with noise and crowds and can handled anything out of the blue then this will be a fine place for you. I wish the owners and employees of Hotel Mi Tierra well!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Thunder Bay, Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

Mi tierra was a good spot to overnight on the begining of the trip. Breakfast was filling an delicious and the staff was very helpful in getting our day started. The owner was really friendly and had great suggestions of what to do if you were staying in the area. More of the hostel feel rather than a hotel but for the night I really couldnt complain!

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Mi Tierra

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): $
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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Hotel Mi Tierra Costa Rica/Alajuela

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