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“Comfortable hotel in a great area” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hotel Wagelia Turrialba

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Hotel Wagelia Turrialba
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Turrialba centro, Turrialba 997150, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #8 of 11 Hotels in Turrialba
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“Comfortable hotel in a great area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2008

I stayed here for six nights as part of my adventure tour package with Serendipity Tours. The hotel has a very friendly staff. The rooms are nothing special, but were clean and comfortable. Housekeeping always did a great job and folded the towel into some sort of neat shape every day. There is a small TV in the room with a few English channels and several Spanish ones. There was no air conditioning, but I never felt it was needed. There is a fan attached to the wall. Daily breakfast is included. You can choose from either a typical Costa Rican breakfast of eggs, rice, beans, fried plantains, and tortillas or an American one of eggs, bacon, fruit, and toast. The hotel also serves dinner, but all I ever tried was a bocadilla which was quite good. They also have a specialty drink that is set on fire and poured between two gravy boats while you throw cinnamon at it. Very fun! The only real negative is that the sink in the bathroom did not have hot water. The shower, however, did have hot water. The hotel is in the heart of the city and only a couple blocks from the town square. There is an excellent restaurant a few doors away serving a lot of great Costa Rican food. (Walk out of the hotel and turn right.) There is also an internet cafe right next door.

  • Liked — friendly staff
  • Disliked — no hot water in bathroom sink
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 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 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2008

The staff at the hotel and in the restaurant is very friendly. In the restaurant they have a bassin with turtles and our daughter (8-years old) enjoyed playing wiht them.The rooms, however, were like old, run down motelrooms and the restaurant is situated next to a very noisy and polluted street. The fan in one of our room did not work and we got an electric shock from a lamp that was out of order. When we reported it, they did not change the lamp - they only put plastic around it. Still it is probably the best hotel in town and a good base for river rafting (which was great).

Stayed December 2007
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2007

Stayed here many times and love it. People are great and rooms are good. I am the fat, bearded guy sitting at a table on their web site. I hope to be back in Turrialba in February.

One must remember you are not staying at a five star hotel - it is one of the things I love about Turrialba.

Stayed January 2006
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2007

We found this the only decent hotel to stay at if you want to stay in town and down had a car to take you around.
It is located just a few blocks away from the busstation.
It is a nice hotel with friendly and some english spoken staff, but the room we stayed in was not clean.
It felt as the sheets had not be changed and it was a long time since anyone had stayed in the room.
The breakfast is good and you can choose between different meals.
It did not see any of the other hotels in town so i hav enothing to compare with, but my guidebook suggestefd this if you want a little more comfort.

  • Liked — the location downtown
  • Disliked — the room was not clean upon arrival or during our stay
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Turrialba centro, Turrialba 997150, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Cartago > Turrialba
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #8 of 11 Hotels in Turrialba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Wagelia Turrialba 2.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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