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“Nice place to stop over while exploring Costa Rica” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel La Rosa de America

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Hotel La Rosa de America
Ranked #5 of 29 Hotels in Alajuela
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Clermont, Florida
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67 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Nice place to stop over while exploring Costa Rica”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2009

I stayed here with my family for 2 nights at the end of our Costa Rican vacation. The owners of this adorable boutique hotel are extremely hospitable. The rooms are cabinas, small but comfortable. there is no A/C,but with the climate in Alajuela you don't miss it. It is a short walk from a great little bar that serves the BEST ceviche in Costa Rica (Cherys bar).
Also, the hosts can help you arrange a combo tour of Doka Coffee Plantation/ Poas Volcano/ and La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Of all the tours we have taken in Costa Rica, this was our favorite. The owners also arranged a great price for us.
The hotel serves breakfast in the morning (included), which was delicious...have the banana bread :)
It is not far from downtown Alajuela (think shopping), and about an $8.00 cab ride to the airport.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2009

The rooms and hotel were very clean and the grounds were beautiful. We used this hotel for our last night in Costa Rica due to its close proximity to the airport. The owner is extremely helpful and speaks perfect english. The area is safe and close to many restaurant options. It would also be a great base for a trip made up of tours.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with friends
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Indiana
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2009

We stayed at Hotel La Rosa De America for 5 nights and had a wonderful experience. The rooms are modest, but clean and accommodating. The staff is simply wonderful! Alexandra and Carlos helped us with our every need and made us feel at home. Breakfast is delicious and VERY filling. The pool is relaxing, the gardens are beautiful and the town near the hotel is very welcoming. There is a bank and restaurants in walking distance. A taxi is available, on call, and will arrive within minutes. We booked excursions to Arenal and Irazu and rented a car to visit the Los Angeles Cloud Forest. Everything was easy to access and any small gliches were resolved promptly. We even had pizza delivery one night! If you are looking for a place to stay, look no further than La Rosa De America!

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank GirlOnTheG0
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USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2009

We stayed at this hotel our first night and last night in Costa Rica. This is a nice hotel and the owners are very nice and helpful with directions and helpful tips on the areas that we visited.
Very clean and lots of squirrels and birds around the property to look at. The location is not the closest to airport and is about a $12 cab ride from the airport. But there is a very good Soda around the corner called Chery's Soda.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2009

A fellow teacher and I chaperoned a group of 21 high school girls from April 8 - 19th of 2009. We spent our first six nights at the la Rosa de América Hotel and we couldn't have been more pleased. Because of the size of our group we actually used all the rooms in the hotel, so it really did feel like home. At the end of a long day we all looked forward to our return to the hotel, a dip in the pool and a delicious dinner. It was just wonderful! In the evenings after dinner the girls wanted to stay up and play games, talk, use the computer, etc. and we were made to feel so comfortable that it was difficult to leave after six days and head to another part of the country where we stayed in a hotel that felt, well, just like a hotel!

  • Stayed April 2009
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Profesora09
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mimmom
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21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2009

We spent our last night in Costa Rica at La Rosa de America, a comfortable bungalow-style hotel near the airport. The rooms are small but clean and comfortable, service is excellent, and the hotel compound is charming, with pretty gardens and a nice pool. Very convenient to the excellent Zoo Ave as well. Great for a first or last night in CR.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
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New Jersey
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2009

The place was beautiful, the grounds were perfect, the staff was friendly and attentive. We stayed on 2 separate occassions during our trip, both times were equally treated, rooms were clean and service was great. We needed a knife to cut up some mangos (which were delicious) (there are many mango trees in the area) and all we had to do was ask.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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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