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“Perfect place to start or end your Costa Rica holiday”
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Hotel Casa Tago
Ranked #11 of 61 Alajuela B&B and Inns
Antwerp, Belgium
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Perfect place to start or end your Costa Rica holiday”
Reviewed December 3, 2011

We stayed here on the evening we arrived in Costa Rica and for the last two nights of our trip. We really liked this place for many reasons

1. It is really close to the airport and easy to find
2. The owners are really nice and helpful (e.g. with directions)
3. It was no problem to arrive late (10pm) or to leave early (5am)
4. The place was very clean - the room as well as the breakfast area and the hallway
5. The breakfast was very good (bread, spreads, egg, fruits, ...)
6. There were safe (free) parking options
7. It was a safe place to stay (we really hated all the safety measures in general in Costa Rica and particular in the towns and we never had any safety issues but apparently they are needed)
8. It was good value

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Osnabruck, Germany
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13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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Reviewed December 2, 2011

Great location, good value for money, enjoyable place, nothing to complain about. Nice and helpful staff. We would definetely return..!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Denver, Colorado
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2011

I stayed on the beginning and end of my trip to Costa Rica - it's a great alternative to the chaos of San Jose and about a $5 cab ride from the airport in downtown Alajuela. The owners went out of their way to help me and other travelers schedule activities and were just plain friendly and interested in making sure all their visitors enjoyed their time in Costa Rica. The rooms are rather basic, like many in Costa Rica but very clean and comfortable and definitely a good value.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
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George Town, Grand Cayman
2 reviews
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Reviewed September 26, 2011

Hi Guys, this is the best place to stay...i really recommend because we felt like home ...we had a great time there, extremely clean, very good breakfast, everything is ECO..free internet and the owners very, very nice and friendly... I can't say not even a bad word...quality-price 100% guarantee... Cosmin

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank CosMilan
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Ghent
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61 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2011

We stayed here a couple of days when arriving in Costa Rica & when leaving again. The staff was very friendly, helpful and nice. Rooms were clean, there was free internet, good breakfast. The fact that we came back on our return says it all...

Definitely a great place to stay!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
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Thank Jan_P_1984
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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
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Reviewed August 26, 2011

We stayed here twice, night when we arrived and night before our flight out. I highly recommend this place... I've been to a number of hostels and this is a great example of what a hostel should be. You can't beat the value with the quality of service. It's only about 5 miles from the airport. The owners are so kind and helpful. The other guests who stayed there seemed to be like minded travelers.

There is a nice little town nearby "Municipal de Alajuela". Conveniently located walking distance to stores, center of Alajuela (central park), banks, restaurants, stores. There's a souvenir shop in town if you need any last minute gifts. The restaurant that the owners recommend is pretty decent, Cafe Dream. Casados for lunch or dinner and not too expensive.

The staff speak both spanish and english and were happy to speak spanish with me even though their english was much better than my spanish. :)

Breakfast was included... lots of fruit, eggs w/ ham, bread/butter/jam, juice and coffee (i dont drink coffee and they made me hot chocolate!).

Ensuite bathroom, Showers had hot water. white towels, fan (you don't need the a/c), clean. comfortable beds.

If I come back to Costa Rica, i will most definitely be staying here again :)

Room Tip: Room 8 and the one next to it is next to this cute little sitting area with a fountain and cool hang...
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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drake bay, osa penninsula, costa rica
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9 reviews
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Reviewed August 21, 2011

My boyfriend and I own a B&B in Drake Bay, Costa Rica. We are always looking for a good place for our guests to stay on their way down to us. We found this gem of a property. The owners speak both Spanish and English, which is quite helpful. They are conveniently located to groceries, parks, banks, restaurants, etc. Also, the rooms are large, clean, private showers, tv, and fans.

The breakfast is normally served after 7am, which was too late for our flight. So....they got up and made us breakfast a 5:30am.

We would highly recommend this to any traveler, budget or otherwise.

Room Tip: We like room #8, has a window and is next to a small sitting/reading area.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Thank casitacorcovado
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Property: Hotel Casa Tago
Address: calle 3 avenida 2 | 75 este del antiguo seguro, Alajuela 506, 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 )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 61 B&Bs / Inns in Alajuela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
HOTEL CASA TAGO is located down town Alajuela, 5 minutes from the international airport Juan Santamaría. We are a small hotel run by the owners who are willing to give a personalized service to our guests. We are a Hotel with policies and practices that go in support of a sustainable environment; due to this the Costa Rican Tourism Institute has certified us as a sustainable hotel. For Hotel Casa Tago, it is important to involve our guests in our objectives to fulfill the propose goals, therefore, during their stay they will find information on actions they can perform.Our rates include breakfast, parking, Internet / WI FI, storage and tourist information. We also provide car rental service, tours, and international calls. The rooms are designed to make you feel at home. In each of them you can find, private bathroom, hot water, cable TV, and a/c or fan.The so-called "city of mangoes" (Alajuela) is very quiet, you can find shopping centers, souvenir shops, supermarkets, and it is close to national parks like Poas volcano, coffee tour, waterfall park, butterfly farm and bird zoo, among others. For us more than a tourist you are our friend who we invite to spend "Pura Vida" vacations in Costa Rica. ... more   less 
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