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Review of Hotel Casa Alegre / Posada Nena

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Hotel Casa Alegre / Posada Nena
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Santa Ana
Certificate of Excellence
Santa Ana, Costa Rica
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

We stayed 19 days at this hotel near Santa Ana central. We can´t say enough about the wonderful service and staff. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. Air conditioning was available but the breeze was wonderful. There was a full varied breakfast everyday and dinners were available, yummy and reasonable in price. They set up tours for us to take and the tours were very well organized and fun. We would definitely return and highly recommend this hotel. Tom and Mary

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank teggie2211
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GerenciaPosadaNena, Manager at Hotel Casa Alegre / Posada Nena, responded to this review, April 28, 2014
Hi Tom and Mary,

Thank you so much for your comment. We are very happy, that you had such a great time in our Posada and that you liked our food, tours and service.
Hope to see you again,

saludos
Volker
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perugia
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

I spent a night at Posada Nena in august and the experience has been really satisfying. Santa Ana is a small suburbs of San Jose pretty close to the airport a perfect starting point to move around the area of San Jose .The room was clean and comfortable with brand new furniture. The breakfast is really rich and tasty and the staff is extremely professional and helpful. It's the perfect place to spend a night after arriving at SJO international airport. The price is very low compared to the amazing service they offer!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank gp692pv
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GerenciaPosadaNena, Owner at Hotel Casa Alegre / Posada Nena, responded to this review, November 25, 2013
Hi Perugia,

thank you so much for your review. All in Posada Nena are really happy, that you did like our place so much. And we hope, you will come back soon.
See you then,
Regards Volker
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Konigstein im Taunus, Germany
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013

I went for a week to Costa Rica in February in order to have a break from snowy Germany and get some sunshine and relaxation. Fortunately I found the Hotel Casa Alegre by coincidence in the internet which made my whole vacation a perfect success story. My stay in the hotel Casa Alegre was very enjoyable and I spent some beautiful and relaxing moments reading on the garden terrace and using the whirlpool, enjoying delicious food at breakfast and dinner, meeting interesting people and receiving very useful information from Volker how to best spend the remaidner of my trip. I would love to come back to this place any time.

Room Tip: I personally preferred the garden appartment because it is very quiet.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Armin F
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GerenciaPosadaNena, Owner at Hotel Casa Alegre / Posada Nena, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Hi Armin,

I'm very glad that you did like your time in our little Posada. And we are all glad, that you are so happy with food, tours and service. We hope you will be come back soon and enjoy again this wonderful place.
Thanks alot,

Volker & Minerva
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Frankfurt, Germany
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18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

We, a couple from Germany, stayed one night in March 2013 in Posada Nena. Internet page read good, many good ratings on tripadvisor, and the owner, Volker, was very friendly in email conversion. We had one of the two superior rooms which are “garden” facing. But our stay was disappointing. The area of the “Posada” is small. The property is like a towel, like the property of a row house. The small part faces the road with high iron bars. It looks like a prison from outside. We talked to Volker about the massive iron bars and he said that the area was very save and that the Posada had only very small security equipment. It seems that he does not recognise any more all the iron bars, barbed wire, cameras, security personnel etc. on all the houses in San José. We had a look in one of the standard rooms which were quite small. Our superior room was a little bit larger, but also small. Room was clean. Bathroom was also clean, new and spacious. The room has no windows on 3 sides, only a sliding glass door as entrance. The air condition was very loud, for us impossible to sleep when switched on. There are other ratings here on tripadvisor telling about the very noisy air conditions and Volker responded that the air condition is not noisy. Do not believe him, the air condition is definitely loud! Since there was only a sliding glass door, it was not possible to tilt a window. It is only possible to open the glass door so that everybody can come into the room during the night. Yes, there is a security guard during the night, but the feeling with sleeping next to an open slide door is still not nice. By the way: Why is there a security guard required although the area it “very safe”? The “garden” is not a real garden. It is a very small piece of grass with a few toys for children. From the term “Posada with garden” someone can expect something bigger. Nearly the whole property has buildings on it, the building with the rooms and bar at the street facing side and the building with the two superior rooms at the end of the property with the small “garden” in-between. There are high walls to the neighbor properties, which gives also the feeling of the prison. We received good tips from Volker for restaurants to have dinner. Since we had to leave early in the morning to the airport (6:30am), we asked for a packed breakfast, for example a simple sandwich and a boiled egg. Volker: “Packed breakfast is not possible. Boiled egg is also not possible“. “Why not?“ “You are in Costa Rica here“. Sounds not so polite as in the email conversion during booking. Next morning there was a very friendly woman which prepared the packed breakfast for us without any problem. We asked Volker for a description of the way to the airport, especially to the car rental station with is nearby the airport. He painted roughly a mess of lines on a piece of paper “… and you have to drive somehow through Belem” , not very willing to give a good description. However, we found the way on our own and it was easy since there are signs with “airport” and the way through Belem to the car rental was also easy. Since there are many guests in Posada Nena who drive to the airport (since it is near to it), it would be useful if the Posada would have a ready made descriptoin of the way to the airport. We would not stay again in “Posada” Nena.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank XX790
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Waterville, Maine
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013

It has a nice area for sunbathing/ sitting in the sun. The restaurant is nice and they serve good breakfast. A side note - don't flush toilet paper in Costa Rica, there is really little water pressure and it can lead to some toilet disasters.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank jdyus
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GerenciaPosadaNena, Manager at Hotel Casa Alegre / Posada Nena, responded to this review, April 6, 2013
Hi Jdyus,

Thank you so much for writing this review. We are always happy to see you and your friends in our little Posada in Santa Ana.
Thanks as well for your traveler- recommendation.

Sunny regards,
Minerva
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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

Wonderful place to stay. It's small and cozy and the staff is warm and helpful. I have been here three times now and each time it is peaceful and restful. A good breakfast and hot jacuzzi comes with the deal. If you want something near the airport and not too far off the beaten path of San Jose. This is the place. Bus service is available between here and downtown San Jose. Taxis are just around the corner.

Room Tip: Rooms on patio are quieter and don't hear the office phones ring.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank W5KU
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GerenciaPosadaNena, Inhaber at Hotel Casa Alegre / Posada Nena, responded to this review, December 21, 2012
Hi W5KU,

thanks a lot for your review. I really hope we see you again in 2013 and you will love all the new little things we are making better day to day. You will love our new sun- terrace in the first floor, with a lot of tropical plants. See you soon,
happy new Year,

Volker and Minerva
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Houston, Texas
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27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2012

This little gem is just about 20minutes away from downtown Santa Jose and close to the airport at the same time.
I started my Posada Nena experience more than three years ago before the new owners bought the property. The new owners have steadily made improvements and it gets better every year! Small, yes,safe, for sure,with a very nice courtyard with many plants and flowers and small hammocks for just lying around the patio waiting for the Jacuzzi to warm up. Very family oriented. Clean with very nice people to help you plan tours and such.

Room Tip: Ask for an improved room overlooking the courtyard,it's worth it! Free breakfast in the morning...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
3 Thank SuperACamille
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GerenciaPosadaNena, Owner at Hotel Casa Alegre / Posada Nena, responded to this review, December 8, 2012
Hi Camille,

thanks a lot for your review. And yes, we are going on making new improvements to offer an even better service and more attractions to our guests.
Thanks a lot, welcome anytime at Posada Nena,
saludos Volker
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Property: Hotel Casa Alegre / Posada Nena
Address: Av. 5, between calle 2 and 3 | del Pali de Santa Ana 100 norte y 150 oeste, Santa Ana 6510, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > Santa Ana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Santa Ana
#4 Family Hotel in Santa Ana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Casa Alegre / Posada Nena 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Posada Nena/ Casa Alegre is a charming Boutique Hotel conveniently located just outside of San Jose, Costa Rica in the town of Santa Ana. Posada Nena offers first class accommodations at a very reasonable price. Our rooms are fully equipped with AC and ceiling fans, cable TV, fridge, Phone (free national calls and free calls to USA and Canada) hot water showers, and wireless internet service. They are comfortable and tastefully decorated in a classic style. The bathrooms are spacious and airy. A free and tasty breakfast is available all the morning, lunch and dinner are served on request. At our little, cosy bar we offer fresh tropical cocktails and ice-cold beer. Just relax in our tropical gardens with the hot water Whirlpool. We offer a lot of activities and tours, leaving directly from the Hotel. ... more   less 
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