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Review of Costa Rica Airport Lodge

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Costa Rica Airport Lodge
Ranked #30 of 56 Alajuela B&B and Inns
Munich, Germany
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“perfect value for money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

I stayed at Hotel El Cacique for one night to catch an early flight the next morning. For just 20 dollars I had all I needed. A VERY clean room, hot shower, TV, comfi bed and very fast WIFI. John, the host, was very nice and aranged the taxi for the next morning. I can only recommend this hotel if you are looking for a affordable place to stay close to the airport. The taxi takes you there within a few minutes and is only 3 dollars. It's nothing special, but it fitted my needs perfectly.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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1 Thank Einhornprinzessin
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2012

close to airport, johnny is way chill, price is spot on...... perfect place for pura vida people..... if you want you can take his dog, "ringo" for a walk in the park across the street. 420 friendly, cold beers in the cooler downstairs, fast wi-fi in all rooms.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Quepos, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2012

We found Hotel El Cacique 7 years ago when we needed a place close to the airport for an early morning departure. John made sure we were comfortable, headed us in the right directions for something to eat and gave us a coffee before sending us in a cab to the airport at 5 am!! Since then we have stayed there multiple times, taken family and friends there and sent clients from our business to John and everyone has always been more than satisfied!! Nice to know we can depend on John and Hotel El Cacique for a good night sleep after just arriving in Costa Rica or just getting ready to leave Costa Rica after a great holiday.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank livinthegoodlife2011
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Durban, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2012

This was a fantastic place to stay in San Jose. John was fantastic - he collected me from the airport late at night, gave me plenty of information, was really friendly and made sure that I made it to my flight the next day. The rooms are clean, the wi-fi works well and you get a good night's sleep. A short walk from car rental agencies, restaurants and overlooks a park. Stay here!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2012

What an amazing spot! Great view of the valley and mountains! Convient to the airport! Highly recommend staying at hotel cacique! The owner is very accommodating.

  • Stayed April 2012
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1 Thank Mhaun82
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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
1 review
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2012

Good spot if you arrive at the airport (San Jose) and want to crash somewhere close, or a good spot to stay the night before leaving.
Just a short walk from the car rental agencies that serve the airport, too.
Has wireless, which is always convenient.
A little hard to find, but not so bad if you contact Johnny and get specific directions.
Enjoy your stay!
Dan

Room Tip: All rooms are adequate and convenient.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
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1 Thank DaddyBruce
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Buena Vista, Colorado
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2012

After being bounced around by the car rental agency and wondering what I had got myself into, I was told of Hotel el Cacique. I was was welcomed there as a long time friend and treated by the family as a guest they had been waiting to arrive. They gave me the comfort I needed and a place to relax for what went from a one night visit to four nights. The helped me by taking me to the bus stations or directing to what I had to do to get around in Costa Rica. I returned to pick-up a friend after 10 days and left things to be protected on my next 2 weeks wondering around. Being only a 10 minute walk from the airport was a Great convinece. Having someone give me advice before I wondered off was very helpful to my 30 day stay, wondering aimlessly.

Room Tip: I liked both down stairs and upstairs, possibly down stairs was a litlle quieter,, but to me it was...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Costa Rica Airport Lodge

Property: Costa Rica Airport Lodge
Address: Peaje Alajuela 1, Alajuela 20109, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 56 B&Bs / Inns in Alajuela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are the closest & most affordable lodge to the Costa Rica Int. Airport! Locally known as El Cacique Lodge, Since 2004 we have been known for our great location, clean cozy rooms with private bathroom, (fan,cable tv & wi fi), friendly service & the best rates in our area! We are just a short walk to all rent a cars offices, domestic flights, shuttle & tour buses, banks, stores, pharmacy, etc. We are your home base when you arrive, in between & before you leave paradise! ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Costa Rica Airport Lodge Alajuela

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