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“Last Night in Costa Rica”
Review of Hotel Robledal

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Hotel Robledal
Ranked #7 of 27 Hotels in Alajuela
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 30, 2012

Our family of 4, 2 adults, 2 teenage girls, stayed here our last night in Costa Rica. We had a slight communication problem with the owners picking us up from the airport - we had taken public transportation from Arenal to San Jose and I could not communicate that we were at the bus terminal so we ended up taking a cab. The cab ride was 5.00. The place itself is very nice, nice grounds, nice pool, decent size rooms. Once you are on the grounds - you don't leave - we came in late afternoon and the town of Alajuela was starting to look a little scary. We went to there bar - ice cold Imperial and dinner was available at 6:00. The dinner was awesome - bascially Piscado Casado - yum. Our room was ok, not overly clean but ok and beds were ok as well. The pool was nice to lounge by before our flight. The breakfast was really good. They did take us to the airport for our flight out and the driver was very knowlegable about Costa Rica and the area. Overall, nice family run business that is very close to the airport.

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Reviewed July 25, 2012

The hotel is a very peaceful spot, with a great garden, nice pool area, and excellent service. The restaurant serves tasty and plentiful dishes for a fair price, and the staff are very helpful with tours, transport, currency exchange, etc.

Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 25, 2012

We spent a relaxing last day only 10 minutes from the airport at this nice new hotel. My wife was not feeling well and wanted some chicken soup, but did not want hot spices in it. The chef made it to order just for her and it was the best either of us had ever tasted. Without hot spices, it was incredibly flavorful, with lots of tender chicken. Rooms were great with comfortable beds and a very quiet a/c system that allowed us to sleep undisturbed. Also, most rooms were ground floor, which meant no one clomping around above us at any time.

Room Tip: We chose a room on the garden level with no room over us.
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

My daughter and I arrived from New York later than expected in San Jose and Emmanuel was there to greet us. The ride to the hotel was easy and quick in a lovely air conditioned van. We had previously scheduled 3 days in Alajuela visiting the sites with Emmanuel as our guide. We had a wonderful and interesting time. We traveled to the Zoo, Poas Volcano, Butterfly Farm, and the Doka Coffee Plantation. Each day with Emmanuel was a great learning experience with the three of us speaking Spanish as much as possible and English when necessary. My daughter and I were delighted to practice our Spanish and Emmanuel taught us about the country side, the history, and many details about the plants and animals.

Hotel Robledal was clean, spacious, and lovely. The breakfasts were a terrific way start to the day and we took advantage of the pool in the late afternoon.

Thank you Emmanuel and all the people at Hotel Robledal for a great visit in Alajuela.
Susan Sadowski - Madison, Connecticut

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Robledal_Manager, Propietario at Hotel Robledal, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2012

Thank you Mrs. Sadowski...!

We hope to have you in our hotel very soon!

Pura Vida,

Emmanuel Guzman

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Reviewed July 18, 2012

We stayed in the hotel on the first and last day of our trip. Hotel picked us up at the airport upon arrival. Breakfast is good. Hotel is pretty and quiet. People work in the hotel are all very nice.

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Reviewed July 13, 2012

We stayed at Hotel Robledal for the night before our flight from SJO the next morning. The owners/staff there were very nice. The rooms were okay, but the beds extremely hard (I love hard beds, but they had no give). The American Airlines flight from San Jose is at 8 am, so we couldn't take advantage of the breakfast which was included in the room.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Robledal_Manager, Propietario at Hotel Robledal, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2012

We always appreciate when our customers leave their reviews on Tripadvisor or other sites on the Internet. Good reviews are always motivating and it keep us enthusiastic to work... negative reviews always make us wonder what happened and we look at them as a growing opportunity.
On this review particularly, it is not very clear to us why this guests would qualify our hotel as very mediocre.... It is very clear that our property is not a luxury resort or an all-included chain hotel, if that is what he was looking for, he came to a different place. Some of our services are limited and yet wide enough to provide solutions on every need. Just to name some examples: therapeutic, medical or spa services from professionals that would come to the hotel just a phone call away... restaurants that would delivery if our own restaurant is out of schedule, tours and transfers services are available too.
Regarding to hard mattress: they are orthopedic mattresses maybe not as soft as what some people are used to, but we are considering to replace them anyway.
Regarding to our complimentary breakfast: Breakfast is served between 7 am to 9 am. Breakfast to go is also available when our guests need to check out before 7 a.m.

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Reviewed July 12, 2012

We chose Hotel Robledal because of the free shuttle back and forth to the airport. We stayed there our last night in Costa Rica. The day before we left, we checked in, put our stuff in our room, and then drove our rental car to the service to turn it back in. The Hotel Robledal staff picked us up and took us back to the hotel, and then they took us back to the airport the next morning before we flew out at 7 AM.

The room was clean, and appeared to either be new or recently upgraded. We didn't get the prepared breakfast because we had to be at the airport before serving began at 7 AM, but the staff sent along a light breakfast we could eat in the shuttle on the way.

The staff were courteous, helpful and friendly. Other perks: WiFi, hot showers, A/C, clean swimming pool.

Additional locks on the door would have helped us to feel more secure, as we were all females traveling together. In spite of that, I highly recommend this hotel.

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Robledal_Manager, Propietario at Hotel Robledal, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2012

Dear Tracy,

Thank you very much for your good comments!

Kind Regards!

Hotel Robledal Team

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Additional Information about Hotel Robledal

Address: | 400 mts oeste de la Iglesia Catolica, El Roble, Alajuela 20104, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Alajuela
#8 Family Hotel in Alajuela
Price Range: $85 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Robledal 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our well-situated 15-room hotel is located only three and a half miles away from Costa Rica's main airport, with free shuttle service to accommodate to all flight patterns. Our transportation service reach most of the rental car return offices, and the easy access to the Inter-American Highway makes the Hotel Robledal the perfect stop for travelers exploring Costa Rica’s beaches and national parks or doing business at the nearby free trade areas. Our complimentary breakfast includes the best selection of fresh fruit and Costa Rican coffee. ... more   less 
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