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Casa Alfi

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Pembrokeshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is right in the centre of the hustle and bustle of the city. All city sights are within walking distance. Owner and staff very friendly and helpful. Accommodation is basic but clean. Choice of 3 types of breakfast all lovely. You will be entertained by street sellers ( avocados, mango, lottery, tickets, lollies) from 5 am til late... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed there for 6 nights, the people in Casa Alfi are so friendly that I really feel like home It can't get any better with the location as well, as it's right in the center of everything. Everything is in walkable distance so you don't have to worry about taking a bus home even late at night

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Virginia
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

I highly recommend this hotel. My mother and I stayed there for one night earlier this year while passing through San Jose, and it was an excellent choice. It has an excellent location for exploring San Jose, and is very clean and comfortable. What really made this place for us though was the staff. The owner, Alfi, was very friendly... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

Casa Alfi is well situated just a two minute walk to the city centre. Our room and ensuite was spotless and extremely comfortable. We got used to good service in Costa Riica but the service that we received at Casa Alfi was exceptional. Lulu and Olga went out of their way to be considerate and helpful, always with a great... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

This place was really at the center of everything. Many museums, plazas, and restaurant were within walking distance. There's a taxi stop a block east, busy bars right next to the taxi stop, bus stops/terminals half a block south, an overnight parking lot about a 10 minute walk away, and a 24-hour deli/grocery store around the corner. My friend and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I spent a long time searching online for a place to stay in San Jose – someplace with a comfortable room and a good location that didn't cost me an arm and a leg. I decided on Casa Alfi, and I have exactly zero regrets. I would stay here again in a heartbeat, and I would recommend it for anyone... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

This is quiet B&B on the edge of pedestrian zone, two minutes of walking from the Plaza de la Cultura and national theatre. We had a standard room that was spacious but basic, with comfortable beds. There are two type of rooms here: Rooms turned toward the street that have light and possible noise, and the ones tucked inside the... More 

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St Augustine, Florida
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15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

I have been making Casa Alfi my base in San Jose Costa Rica for over 8 years. It hasn't changed much, but a little better , cable TV in some rooms TV in the others, still a nice tipico breakfast included to start the day, The location near Teatro National and plaza cultura is awesome. Across the street from Escuela... More 

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great location, lovely little B & B. Not modern but had everything you'd need for a short stay. Owners obliging, let us check in around 7am after a long flight. Breakfast was tasty, if not flash. Felt safe walking around area.

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Hilton, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

Whether for an overnight or several nights Casa Alfie is good value for money. It is centrally located with easy access to all you want to do in SJ. The front rooms can be a bit noisy from the street activity during the day but I would expect this to be the same with the other hotels in the area.... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Casa Alfi is a new boutique hotel in the center of San Jose, Costa Rica conveniently located 200 meters south, on the new pedestrian boulevard from the National Theatre/Grand Hotel/Plaza de la Cultura.Our Bed and Breakfast offers you cozy Junior suites, standard rooms, single rooms and a handicapped room. Enjoy your stay at our comfortable rooms, with new orthopedic mattresses, private bathrooms, wireless internet, and many other amenities one expects to find in a first class hotel, but with a more familiar atmosphere and a truly personalized service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Casa Alfi

Address: Calle 3, Entre Av 4 y 6, 200 sur de Theatro Ntional 459 | Frente de Colegio Senoritas, San Jose 10104, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: $42 - $79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Casa Alfi 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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