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Hotel La Rosa de America

100 mts Sur y 75 mts Este de La Mandarina Barrio San Jose de Alajuela, Alajuela, n/a Costa Rica (Show map)
4.2
5 Reviews
$58 - $83
per night

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About

Hotel La Rosa de America is a unique but affordable 3 Star Boutique Costa Rica Airport Hotel. We are conveniently located near the San Jose International Airport (SJO). We offer well priced accommodation in 14 spotlessly clean private garden rooms with separate entrances and bathrooms. Rooms are available in both Superior (with a/c) and Standard classifications. Family Suites are available as well. A sparkling pool reserved specifically for the private use of our guests awaits you! The rooms are located around a large carefully designed and tended tropical garden. Services include a free, full tropical buffet breakfast; free high-speed Internet and WI-FI, Suppers at Restaurante La Rosa, poolside service, Spa services, cable TV, and lots of free tourist advice! We are ideally suited to guests arriving from a tiring flight and wanting time to adjust to the country. It is also perfect to spend 3-4 days unwinding and seeing the spectacular local countryside with or without a vehicle. We are proud to announce that we were the recipients of the Prestigious Traveler Choice 2014 award from Trip Advisor Central America!

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4.2

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  • Guest room4.0
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining3.6

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A True Oasis

4.2 on March 12, 2010

My husband and I spent our last night in Costa Rica at Hotel La Rosa America, and we enjoyed our stay tremendously. The flowers and pool area were lovely, and our room was very comfortable. All of the staff members we dealt with were helpful in providing restaurant recommendations and transportation options. The inn is a short walk to several eateries and to the bus stop for the Alajuela bus. Because we had an early flight, we were not able to enjoy breakfast at the inn. However, we received a "to go" breakfast of banana bread, fruit, and juice that was excellent. Hotel staff also took care of arranging our taxi to the airport. Hotel la Rosa America was a wonderful place to stay and relax for the final night of our vacation. I would certainly stay there again, and I highly recommend it to others.


A marvelous place to stay near the Int'l Airport and Highways

3.6 on January 27, 2010

We really enjoyed our one night stay at the Hotel La Rosa de America. We highly recommend it. The owner is very welcoming and helpful with good recommendations and touristic info available at the reception. This place is very well maintained and also very clean as mentioned in our Guide Voir printed in Quebec. There are TV with cable, WIFI facility, air conditioned and good hot shower. The rooms are a little small, but sufficient enough for those who spend their time outgoing during the day. The bed was also comfortable and clean. The property is well maintained with a nice swimming pool and nice landscaping. The breakfast was OK. The location is very near the Airport, but not noisy at all, as the property is a little walking distance from the main road in a secluded area, secured by a closing fence at night, which makes it very reassuring, calm and restful. The zone appeared safe and restaurants within a short taxi ride, if you prefer restaurants other than the local ones. Local buses are also available near the hotel to go to San José for around 1$ US only per person. Tour buses are not stopping at this Hotel. You need to take a taxi to a pick up point near the Airport.


great value in costa rica

4.8 on January 08, 2010

We were very pleased with the accomodations here, and the service was excellent. We walked to nearby restaurants and used the local bus service to see attractions in the area. The staff helped us arrange two excellent day trips. I would love to stay here again.


Love the pool

3.6 on January 02, 2010

This was a nice moderately priced place to stay at the beginning or end of your trip. The owners are a Canadian couple, and their little girls live there too. They offer a bunch of info books in the main lobby which is really helpful if you are just arriving and don't know yet how to go about your trip. As described, the gardens are immaculate and the property has a bit of a B and B feel. It can get a bit loud at night as sound travels from other rooms and the house behind the hotel. But if you are prepared for that, it is quieter than staying in town. The breakfast is nice, consisting of fruit and your choice of breads. The coffee tastes great. Hopefully they will include protein in the menu one day as that would round it off (ie eggs). The best feature is if you have an early flight, they hang a take away breakfast bag by your door to take with you. The rooms are quite small and beds not super comfy, so don't get your expectations up too high here. It is kept very clean by the Tica staff, and they can do laundry for you for $5 a bag. If you're just looking for a place to go that isn't expensive, is close to the airport, and has a great pool to lounge around, this would be it. They also have several restaurants close by and the bus is right around the corner if you'd like to go into Alajuela. It comes by about twice per hour. Pura Vida!


Home Away From Home

4.8 on November 30, 2009

This is a great little hotel very conveniently located near the San Jose airport -- about 10 minutes and a $10 cab ride away. It was clean and quiet, nicely landscaped, included breakfast, and had a well-maintained pool to cool down in at the end of a warm day. It quickly became our home away from home -- very comfortable and very cozy. The Canadian owners, Rob & Alexandra, were incredibly helpful. Prior to arriving we emailed them to ask what they would recommend seeing/doing in Costa Rica. They gave us a pile of great suggestions and we actually used the hotel as our base camp for 3 days worth of activities (go white-water rafting on the Rio Reventazon for a real Indiana Jones style adrenaline rush). They even booked the excursions in advance for us so when we showed up everything was totally taken care of. Incredible! Between Rob & Alex, their two little girls (who were cute beyond belief), and really helpful, friendly staff, we really did feel like family and couldn't have asked for anything better. Highly recommended, and we will definitely be staying there again.


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Rooms & Rates

Standard Single Cabina

Our Standard Single Cabinas all contain a double bed. All have free WIFI, private bathrooms with shower, cable TV, covered deck/porch area, private entrance, ceiling fan, beautiful Costa Rican artwork, and in most cases an in-room safe.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $58 - $69

Nightly Rate: $58 - $69

Standard Double Cabina

Our Double Cabina Rooms come furnished with a double bed and upon request, an extra single bed. All Standard Double rooms come equipped with free WIFI, in room safe, ceiling fan, covered deck/porch area, private entrances, beautiful Costa Rican artwork, cable TV and private bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $67 - $75

Nightly Rate: $67 - $75

Standard Triple Cabina

Our Triple Cabinas contain a Double Bed and a Single Bed. In some cases, they may contain a Double Bed and a full sized handmade hardwood Bunk bed. All have a walk in closet. As with our other rooms, all triple cabinas come with private bathroom, private entrances, beautiful Costa Rican artwork, covered deck/porch area, cable TV, in room safe and a ceiling fan.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $78 - $87

Nightly Rate: $78 - $87

Family Suite

This spacious suite can sleep four to six in an assortment of bed types, and has a private bathroom with shower. These cabinas are much larger than our quad cabinas and offer substantially more comfort and space. Normal bed configuration is one double bed, one single bed, and one adult-sized hardwood bunk bed. All have free WIFI, private entrances, private or semi-private separate master bedroom area, walk-in closet/luggage area, covered deck/porch area, ceiling fan, and more!

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 3 Twin

Nightly Rate: $114 - $132

Nightly Rate: $114 - $132

Superior Single Cabina

Our Superior Single cabinas feature 1 double bed with private bathroom. Included is free WIFI, air conditioning, remodeled bathrooms with glass fixtures and Spanish Tiles (some have bathtubs), upgraded furniture, beautiful local Costa Rican paintings, flat screen TV's, thick plush towels, high quality imported bedding, handmade hardwood beds and orthopedic mattresses.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $65 - $75

Nightly Rate: $65 - $75

Superior Double Room

Our Superior Double cabinas feature 1 double bed with private bathroom. A single bed can be added upon request. Included is free WIFI, air conditioning, remodeled bathrooms with glass fixtures and Spanish Tiles (some have bathtubs), upgraded furniture, beautiful local Costa Rican paintings, flat screen TV's, thick plush towels, high quality imported bedding, handmade hardwood beds and orthopedic mattresses.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $73 - $83

Nightly Rate: $73 - $83

Standard Quad Cabina

Our Quad Cabinas contain a Double Bed and a full sized handmade, hardwood bunkbed. Quad rooms have a walk in clothes and luggage storage closet for added room in the cabina. As with our other rooms, all Quad cabinas come with free WIFI, private bathroom, private entrance, covered deck/porch area, beautiful Costa Rican artwork, cable TV, in room safe and a ceiling fan.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $90 - $101

Nightly Rate: $90 - $101

Superior Triple Cabina

Superior Triple Rooms include 1 double or Queen bed and 1 single bed. It includes free WIFI, air conditioning, remodeled bathrooms with glass fixtures and Spanish Tiles, upgraded furniture, beautiful local Costa Rican paintings, bigger TVs, thick plush towels, bar fridge, high quality imported bedding, handmade hardwood beds and orthopedic mattresses.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $86 - $96

Nightly Rate: $86 - $96

Quadruple Superior Room

This room features 1 double bed and 1 adult-sized hardwood bunk bed, and private bathroom, some with bathtub. Air conditioning is included, along with free WIFI, TV, beautiful Costa Rican artwork, plush towels, high quality imported bedding, handmade hardwood beds and orthopedic mattresses. Some have bar fridge and safety deposit box.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $97 - $112

Nightly Rate: $97 - $112

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Location

Location Type

Near ZOOAVE, Near INCAE, 45 min from POAS VOLCANO, 45 min from La Paz Waterfall Gardens, 20 min from Doka Coffee Plantation, Airport, Mountains, Small town, Tropical, Village

Airport

San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) 7 miles

Directions to property:

From the airport, join the CA-1 (Interamerican Highway) heading WEST towards San Ramon. Continue 11 km until the ATENAS exit. Exit to the right when you see the Alajuela 9 km sign (don't go over or under the Atenas overpass) and continue around to the right. Drive 4.5 km up this road (Highway 3) The Hotel road sign is on the right, directly opposite an orange Banco Popular.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Poas Volcano, ZOOAVE (Wildlife rehabilitation Zoo with many birds and animals), Barva Volcano, Doka Coffee Plantation, La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Ocean is 1.5 hrs away, Outlet Stores, Religious Services, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Country Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, Computer, Copier, In-room internet, Fax Machine, Library, Parking, Pool, Spa, Telephone, Washer/dryer , Restaurant for supper, Tanning Deck, Swimming Pool, Day Spa, Italian Gardens, Bar Fridges in Superior Rooms, Air Conditioning in Superior Rooms, free WIFI everywhere.

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Desk, Internet Service, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Sightseeing, Spa activities, Tours, Exploring Coffee Plantations, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Whitewater Rafting

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Policies

  • Check In:: 2 pm
  • Check Out:: 12 pm
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only No smoking in rooms or inside common areas.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Children welcome
  • Childcare Provided: No Parents remain responsible for their children at all times
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required In very specific cases only. Restricted to certain cabins.
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: For individual booking no deposit is required. For group bookings five rooms or more, payment in full is required 2 weeks in advance.
  • Cancellations: Hotel La Rosa Cancellation Policy has been developed to protect both the interests of the traveler and the hotel. Cancellations or changes to reservations are allowed up to three days prior to the guest arrival without penalty. Within three days of the booking date, no refunds can be offered.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Robert Hick

Languages spoken

some French, English, Spanish

About the innkeepers

Running a Bed and Breakfast Hotel in a Tropical Country

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Meals

Breakfast

Tropical

  • Time Served: 0700 hrs to 0900 hrs
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Banana Bread
Our banana bread has been a very popular request from past guests. The recipe originates from one of the historic hotels in Singapore and was passed to us many years ago! Very moist, it is made with fresh Costa Rican bananas, normally picked only when fully ripened. Now, we have made our banana bread available for everyone as part of our free breakfast.


Details

100 mts Sur y 75 mts Este de La Mandarina , Barrio San Jose de Alajuela, Alajuela, n/a Costa Rica (Show map)

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