We stayed at Hotel La Rosa de America on our last night in Costa Rica after 10 days in various parts of the country. I did a lot of research on airport hotels and was very pleased with my choice. We didn't want to spend a lot of money, but we wanted something clean, comfortable and with a pool. The hotel exceeded all of these expectations.
The room was clean and comfortable for the 3 of us and the grounds were well manicured having the pride of ownership. They have free internet access with a computer in the reception area. The owners go out of their way to provide tourist information to guests. The pool was cool and inviting with chairs and chaise lounges to enjoy; a great way to relax after a week of traveling. It was also nice to have television after a week without it.
The owners/staff were exceptional (friendly, genuine and helpful with restaurant/tour recommendations.) We bought beer and wine for a very reasonable $3.00 per glass from the hotel while we relaxed poolside (when's the last time you got cold beer or a good glass of wine for that?)
One note....don't be put off by the cab ride from the international airport. We traveled through some fairly run down areas on the way to the hotel (perhaps simply the route our driver took to get the hotel as the return to the airport took a different route.) Once to the hotel it is a safe neighborhood with mini-mart, bar and several restaurants within 1/4 to 1/2 mile walk (again felt safe walking).
We had an early morning departure out of San Jose and had the cook in the hotel kitchen call a cab for us which took only 3 minutes to arrive. The cab ride to the airport took about 15 minutes and we arrived for our flight in plenty of time, perhaps too much time to kill! Highly recommend this hotel for anyone looking for a friendly, simple, clean hotel experience.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- La Rosa De America Hotel
- Hotel La Rosa De America Costa Rica/Alajuela