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Hotel Robledal
Ranked #8 of 30 Hotels in Alajuela
Certificate of Excellence
Yorba Linda, California, United States
Level Contributor
59 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great first night!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2012

Let me start by telling you this was our first international trip with my husband's extended family- 9 people in total including a 12 year old and not 1, but 2- 15 month old girls (twins)...we were a bit nervous. This hotel set the tone for our vacation! From the complimentary pick up at the airport, car rental shop and grocery store, to the delicious breakfast, the GORGEOUS grounds; everything was absolutely fabulous about Hotel Robledal. The hotel is family owned this family cares about their business, their country and their guests. The grounds and rooms were immaculate and always being cleaned. Showers had hot water which we learned isn't always available in CR. The staff showed us around back of the hotel which included some plants they are growing to sustain the environment and some super awesome caterpillars! The kids loved it. On top of all of that-- they have a pack-in-play (think portable baby crib)- which they let us use for free! Only warning-- beds are a little hard--but not terrible and the goods definitely outweighed this. We will absolutely be back anytime we fly into SJO, this is a great place to stay the night before you head out to explore the beautiful country of Costa Rica!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nichole P
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Robledal_Manager, Propietario at Hotel Robledal, responded to this review, August 3, 2012
Thank you Nichole for your nice comments! Hope to see you and your beautiful family back soon!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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  • Value
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Houston
Level Contributor
37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2012

So glad we selected this place. No issues whatsoever transferring from the airport to the hotel.... Emmanuel was right where he said he would be and brought us back to the hotel. Enjoyed a wonderful breakfast the following morning and then Emmanuel gave us a little tour of the garden area and we learned a little about Costa Rican nature/wildlife.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank clav10c
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Laurel, Maryland, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2012

Excellent from the start. They emailed a follow up to make sure their shuttle had the right flight arrival info and it was great from that point forward. Very pleasant rooms with just the right amenities, outstanding staff...from the shuttle driver to the desk attendent to the wait staff, and an evening meal that rivaled the best European 5 star restaurant. This is definitely the hotel we will use on future visits to Costa Rica. Oh and yes, the price was right!!!

Room Tip: They're all good........I said in the single story section and didn't hear a thing.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Brad H
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Level Contributor
43 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Room Tip: Depending on who answers the phone, being able to speak some Spanish is good to be able to communica...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Aimeesreviews
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2012 via mobile

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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Thank cymrudyffed
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Gulf Shores, Alabama
Level Contributor
38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bama-home1
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Madison, CT
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank SusanMadison-CT
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Robledal_Manager, Propietario at Hotel Robledal, responded to this review, 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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Property: Hotel Robledal
Address: Oeste de la Iglesia de El Roble 400, Alajuela 20104, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
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 (Based on Average Rates): $
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 costarican coffee. ... more   less 
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