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Hotel La Rosa de America
Ranked #5 of 29 Hotels in Alajuela
Certificate of Excellence
Ottawa
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“lovely spot”
Reviewed April 3, 2014

This is a great little oasis in Alajuela. The grounds are beautifully landscaped, pool is clean and refreshing, the rooms are comfortable. the restaurant is quaint and cozy and serves very good breakfast and dinners, and the staff are helpful, warm, and friendly. We will definitely come back!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Robert_Hick, Owner at Hotel La Rosa de America, responded to this review, May 12, 2014
Being called an Oasis in Alajuela is one of great importance to us. We feel that it substantiates the work we have done to put effort into a more holistic approach to the standard airport hotel offering. We very much value the environment and we believe that being surrounded by beauty is relaxing in itself.
Thank you for recognizing our restaurant as well. It is a relatively new service for the hotel and as such we are always interested to know what guests think! Thank you for your stay and your promise to return!
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Reviewed April 2, 2014

Love how green it is here without having to travel too far from the airport. Peaceful too. My daughter loved the pool. The accommodations are clean and cozy; the staff very warm and friendly. Will come back again.

Room Tip: Superior rooms offer a little more comfort-for me while not necessary, the added amenities during ou...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Robert_Hick, Owner at Hotel La Rosa de America, responded to this review, May 12, 2014
Thank you for your review! We emphasize our garden development as a place of relaxation and beauty so it is gratifying to see that you and your daughter enjoyed the gardens and pool area so much!
The superior rooms do offer more including air conditioning. We want to try to appeal to as many guest differences in taste as possible so as to improve our value to them - depending on their budget.
Thank you for your stay. We hope to see you again in Costa Rica soon!
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed April 2, 2014

This fabulous little hotel in a quiet suburb west of the SJO Airport in Costa Rica is nothing short of sensational . . . what makes it so ? The smallness, the layout, the gardens, the pool area, the STAFF (!), and the food ! If you want a good rest in a quiet place with the best climate in Costa Rica, stay at La Rosa! We found it great for our 5 night stay . . . central to all the attractions in the Central Valley and yet a good jumping off spot to other key areas of this amazing little tropical country ! I plan to go back . . . every year !

Room Tip: You can choose a room to suit your budget. The rooms without A/C are just fine as it really cools o...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Alex C
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Robert_Hick, Owner at Hotel La Rosa de America, responded to this review, May 12, 2014
It was a great pleasure to host you and your group here once more! We very much value our repeat customers and we hope that you enjoyed all the improvements completed since your time here last year!
Thank you for your very positive comments! We look forward very much to seeing you and your groups back here yet again next year. Best Regards!
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed March 30, 2014

This is a very nice layover hotel near the San Jose international airport for when you have a departure the next day. A beautifully landscaped and secure courtyard greets you along with a very clean and refreshing swimming pool. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. The beds are sufficient for a single nights rest. Some may say it is located in a "dodgy" neighborhood, but we walked to a local restaurant with no qualms about it at all. As I said it has a large security gate which closes at night, and if you have an early departure before dawn like us.... make sure you make arrangements to have the gate opened for you. Enjoy the pool and the beautiful flowers on the grounds.

Room Tip: Rooms 1 and 2 are just steps from the pool.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank kyle s
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Robert_Hick, Owner at Hotel La Rosa de America, responded to this review, April 1, 2014
Thank you for your review and your compliments of our hotel and staff. We ensure that our staff all read the comments on line - they take great pride in their "report card".
The neighbourhood is actually quite safe - except for rampaging cars but that is typical across Costa Rica. We are far more safe and secure than most locations near the airport.. We are very glad that you felt that once you entered our hotel, everything was beautiful, refreshing and safe! To us, these are important and necessary aspects of any night stay at a hotel!
We are glad that you enjoyed our pool area so much! Please know that we are actually improving this area as a focus for the hotel. All the deck furniture will be replaced with handmade teak furniture, recliners, sunbeds, tables, chairs etc within two weeks. So, if you come back to Costa Rica, our new and improved pool area will be waiting!
We appreciate you taking the time for writing your review.
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Porirua, New Zealand
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Reviewed March 29, 2014

A lovely place to stay before flying out of Costa Rica. Close enough to the airport without being right in the city and only a ten minute trip in time to catch an early flight. Very comfortable rooms set within spacious and attractive gardens and very helpful staff. Nice pool. Our shuttle arrived in plenty of time to get us to the airport and we were supplied with a packaged breakfast as we left before the kitchen opened for the day.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Robert_Hick, Owner at Hotel La Rosa de America, responded to this review, April 1, 2014
It was a pleasure to host you and talk with each of you! Apologies for the WIFI problem that suddenly materialized directly outside your two rooms! Fortunately it was an easy fix!
We hope that you had a comfortable trip back to New Zealand and England - both far away and beautiful destinations!
We are happy that both La Rosa and our service providers worked out well for you. Our service quality is very important to us.
Thank you for your review!
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Delta, Canada
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Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Our group of 48 teenagers and 6 chap's stayed here for first 4 nights, and final night (w middle 6 days travelling to other parts of CR). Our return was like coming home! Treated us wonderfully. Staff friendly, rooms perfect for our group, pool lovely, food was great, esp. the banana bread, the gallo pinto, and the tilapia!! Can't wait to go back! ¡PuraVida!

Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Thank Laurine5
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Robert_Hick, Owner at Hotel La Rosa de America, responded to this review, April 1, 2014
Hello Laurine! Small World! Not many can even pronounce your home town! I used to work there!!!
We very much enjoyed hosting your school group. A very well behaved group at our hotel! I do hope that your trip overall was a success and that your efforts at providing donations and assistance were well received throughout the country!
Definitely, hurry on back! We would love to have you back here!
Pura Vida!
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Drumheller, Canada
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Reviewed March 29, 2014

Stayed at La Rosa again on my holiday. I find it is the perfect place stay and relax at the beginning and end of a holiday if you are flying into San Jose. I have also stayed while in SJ between legs of my holidays. The staff have always been friendly and very helpful assisting with making vacation arrangements, both before and after arrival. The garden is beautiful and bird watching can start the moment you arrive!
The addition of dinner service is very welcome after a day of travel. Good breakfast and coffee available early.
It will continue to be my choice while in San Jose.

Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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Thank starfly27
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Robert_Hick, Owner at Hotel La Rosa de America, responded to this review, April 1, 2014
Thank you very much for the excellent bird photos that you took on our property!
We hope you had a great trip once again to Costa Rica and we certainly enjoyed talking to you again.
We are glad that you enjoyed our new Restaurant service. We have worked hard to provide a solid but reasonably priced experience for all and now the facilities have been enhanced further to allow breakfast to be taken to our new outdoor patio where you can sit surrounded by flowers, butterflies and hummingbirds (depending on season)... well... at least we hope they will be around most of the year!!!
Thank you again for your repeat business, your loyalty is very important to us!
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Property: Hotel La Rosa de America
Address: 100 mts Sur y 75 mts Este de La Mandarina | La Garita, Alajuela none, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Alajuela
#2 Spa Hotel in Alajuela
#3 Business Hotel in Alajuela
#4 Romantic Hotel in Alajuela
#7 Family Hotel in Alajuela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel La Rosa de America 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel La Rosa de America is a friendly and peaceful garden oasis conveniently near the San Jose Costa Rica Airport (SJO). With our emphasis on service, we are the vacation home base of choice for many guests visiting Costa Rica. Our staff have a wealth of information about the country and are happy to share that knowledge! The hotel is located on a gorgeous and carefully maintained property, in the sunniest part of the Central Valley - La Garita. We offer a selection of great accommodation options in rooms located around a large carefully maintained tropical garden and sparkling clean swimming pool. Rooms come in Superior and Standard types with Superior rooms having air conditioning, flat screen TV's, bar fridges and more! La Rosa is is ideally suited to guests arriving from a tiring flight and wanting time to adjust to the country in safe, friendly and beautiful surroundings. ... more   less 
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