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Hotel Trapp Family Country Inn
Ranked #10 of 59 Alajuela B&B and Inns
Windsor, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A piece of paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2009

We just returned from a stay at the Trapp Family Country Inn. We stayed the night before our return home. The hotel is located very close to the airport and the owners will arrange transportation to the hotel or airport for you. We had rented a GPS with our rental car so we had no problems finding the place. I can definately see why others have had a hard time finding it. But once you do find it and the gates open up, you discover a small piece of paradise. The inn is very quaint and extremely clean. The gardens make it very peaceful. We had supper at the inn. Everyone's food was excellent, the service was excellent. The owners and staff go out of their way to help you in any way that they can. I highly recommend this inn.

  • Liked — the atmosphere
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 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
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 Thank jvettorello
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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530 reviews
224 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 422 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2008

Only stayed here one night after a late arrival into Costa Rica but would have been perfectly happy staying here longer if I was seeing more in San Jose and the immediate area. Comfortable large room with a view of nice gardens and pool but it is the politeness and helpfulness of the owners that make the place having impressed me in a very short time. Oh and even though its only based on one breakfast the food was great.
Give it a try if stopping over into or out of CR and perfectly suitable for a longer stay with a nice pool, convenient location and relaxing atmosphere

  • Liked — efficiency
  • Disliked — nothing,
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank KS&HC
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Az
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2008

You should know, the Trapp family in is excellent. But, please when you book your reservation contact the Inn directly. This is easily done by going to there web site, www.trappfam.com. Please do not make the mistake we did by booking with a William Alvorado. If you use paypal to pay you will most likely be booking through the travel agent William Alvorado. He lives in Arenal, Costa Rica which is about 2 hours from the Trapp family Inn and has NO relation to the family. If there are problems with your reservation you will be --- out of luck to find him. Karin Trapp will be happy to help you stay at there lovely Inn. It is only 2 min. from the airport and feels like its in the beautiful mountains miles away. The food is simple, fresh and tastey. the rooms clean and charming. The grounds are beautiful. Have a great stay. But, contact the Inn directly for tour reservation

  • Liked — The charm of the hotel and staff,and location to the airport
  • Disliked — the pool needs a little attention. It looks like is needs to be finished.
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank Trvavelerone
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United States
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19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2008

We tried the Trapp Family Inn for our stay overnight in San Jose after arriving at the airport. We were picked up by the hotel and made a short five minute drive to the property. We had two rooms for 3 adults and 4 children, and were so impressed that we stayed an additional two nights on our return to the U.S.
The owners are very personable and the rooms are spacious and clean. They serve a wonderful complimentary breakfast and the dinner we ate there was excellent as well.
The best thing was the price..we paid less for two rooms than we normally pay for one at the Costa Rica Marriott. We will return definitely!

  • Liked — The location (five min. from SJO) and price
  • Disliked — Nothing..no a/c but was not an issue.
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank JillC12
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2008

We stayed at the Family Trapp Inn at the beginning and end of our holiday in C R, I would highly recommend it. First they picked us up from the airport which is only 5 minutes away and then we recieved a very friendly welcome when we arrived. The hotel and grounds are beautiful and you would not think you were in a city next to the airport.
The rooms were clean and spacious with comfy beds and there is a small pool, but that was a bit chilly. Our first Costa Rican breakfast was wonderful, fresh fruit, scambled eggs and gallo pinto which we had never had before. I think this was our nicest breakfast of the holiday, although I don't know whether this was because it was our first!
All the staff were really friendly and helpful, they even arranged to have a birthday cake for my niece for our stay on our final night as it was to be her birthday when we were travelling home. The lady asked what kind of cake we would like and we left it up to her and the cake she got for us was absolutely delicous. They provided candles turned the lights down and sang happy birthday with us making it a lovely occasion. We also had a delicous meal that night also.
I would definately stay here again if I returned to Costa Rica.

  • Liked — friendliness
  • Disliked — the pool
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank LythamLaurel
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Level Contributor
46 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2008

We just returned from our vacation in Costa Rica, which began with a 2 night stay in this lovely inn. The hosts, Karin and Nouvel (I hope I spelled the name correctly) were exceedingly gracious. Our car was always met with a member of their staff, Monica or Nathalie and we felt more like honored friends, rather than guests. The room was immaculate and nicely appointed while the grounds were lush and beautifully maintained.

The breakfasts were delicious as was the dinner we were served. The amibiance was just wonderful, sitting on the verandah within the peacful setting. Everyone at the inn, from the hosts to the maids to Wilfredo, the security gurad, went out of their way to make our stay extremely enjoyable. Evan our youngest son, noted it was sad to leave the Trapp Country Inn, as we went to explore the other parts of the country.

Without reservation, I would hightly recommend this Inn to any traveler to the San Jose area.

  • Liked — The tranquility of the grounds and gracious hosts and staff
  • Disliked — Everything was great
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank skiobx
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Annapolis, Maryland
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2008

We stayed a the Trapp Family Country Inn for two nights after roughing it in the mountains. As soon as we pulled in the gates, we knew we it was the perfect way to end our vacation. Karen greeted us at the cab and had the security guard carry our bags to our room. She called us about 30 minutes later to ask if we needed anything and if we would be staying for dinner. We did. The food was good. Not amazing, but definitely good.

We did not get a chance to use the pool, but it looked clean and well-maintained. Our room was clean and nicely furnished. There were a few bugs in it, but we had gone out on the balcony, so that was probably our fault. The bathroom was nice. There was plenty of hot water (and great water pressure).

We went on a white water rafting tour one morning. Karen had a cab pick us up very early and drop us off at the Hampton Inn, where the tour bus picked up. We had no problems getting around.

  • Liked — It was so quiet, which was a wonderful contrast to San Jose.
  • Disliked — Bugs in the room
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Dymphna1
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Property: Hotel Trapp Family Country Inn
Address: Meters West From the Soccer Field 400 | San Antonio Del Tejar, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 59 B&Bs / Inns in Alajuela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Trapp Family Country Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Trapp Family Country Inn is located only 1 mile from Juan Santamaria International Airport. We offer comfortable accomodations along with genuine family service in a peaceful atmosphere. This colonial style hotel is surrounded by beautiful gardens with centenary fig trees. From the private balcony of your room, in the terraze or by the pool, you will enjoy nature and relax with the musical sound of the birds. A true oasis in the middle of the city. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hotel Trapp Family Country Alajuela
Country Inn Alajuela
Alajuela Country Inn
Hotel Trapp Family Country Inn Costa Rica/Alajuela

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