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“Perfect place to begin and end your Costa Rican Vacation”
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Hotel Robledal
Ranked #7 of 27 Hotels in Alajuela
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

We stayed here our first night in Costa Rica and our last night. It's very convenient to the airport and the staff are helpful and knowledgeable. When we arrived after a long three days of river rafting, the kitchen had closed 10 minutes before, but they opened it up again to feed us a terrific dinner. It hit the spot.

The morning we left there was a large group of English bird watchers there. Before breakfast, they'd gone to the backyard and helped us spot all sorts of interesting birds, including a tiny owl.

Turns out this is a Tico owned place. The three young men who seemed to be in charge, looked similar to me and it turns out they are all brothers and their parents own the hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 20, 2014

We stayed at the hotel before and after taking a bus tour of the country. As everyone says the service to and from the airport is great. We had a relaxing stay both times. Everyone at this family owned hotel is so accommodating and helpful. The open air restaurant is wonderful. the rooms are nothing fancy but very clean, lots of nice places to sit and sun, read and relax. You won't be in the room much anyway. The downside is that there isn't much to do nearby, walking is OK, but watch for the traffic! We took the public bus into Alajuela city, very direct and cheap. We also did a tour with Emmanuel to Cartago, the original capital. Well worth it!

Room Tip: We stayed in both "blocks". The one storey block has the advantage of a nice porch and wi...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 19, 2014

I stayed here one night and needed a place close to the airport. The shuttle was free and and its about a 15 minute drive. The staff are so helpful and the breakfast was delicious and free. Fresh fruit, cereal, bread and butter with jam, were all available plus the cool made eggs just for me and offered rice and beans too. Dinner was also free and you choose from pork, chicken or snapper. It comes with tons of food! There is another restaurant close by and also a market to get food at, about a 12 min walk. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is bc the beds are uncomfortable. The mattress is a little hard for me but everything was clean and the pool was warm. I wouldn't stay here my whole vacation but it was delightful for a few nights.

  • Stayed: February 2014
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Reviewed February 15, 2014

We were greeted by excellent staff, providing airport pick up and delivery!
Restaurant was great, breakfast included, and selections for meals in open restaurant was wonderful
rooms were simple but clean and comfortable

Room Tip: not is a good area for walking shopping etc but for a place to stay when flying to and fron San Jose
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 10, 2014

This is a family run business full of kind and helpful people. They picked us up from the airport and helped us in every way they could.
The accommodations are basic but clean functional. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 6, 2014

This is the perfect place to start and stop your vacation. The shuttle picks you up and drops you off at the airport. The business is run by a family who is very good at taking care of any needs you might have. The breakfast is included and is a full breakfast. They also have a dinner menu in case you want to eat in. We have been visiting Robledal since 2000 and have never had any issues with the staff or hotel. Also the price is less than you pay at one of the local chain hotels.

Room Tip: My wife has a bad knee so we always ask for a first floor room.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

The staff is so nice. It seems to be family run. The place is clean, quiet, and has nicely tended grounds. Pool and good wi-fi is a bonus. Eating here is very pleasant- the breakfast introduced myself and my girlfriend to some local fruit we had not had before. Shuttle service to the airport goes without a hitch. My only tip is, if you want to use wi-fi from your room, don't get the farthest back rooms behind the pool (it barely reaches), anywhere else should be OK.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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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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