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Hotel Cortez Azul

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Reviewed 27 January 2015 via mobile

My husband and I ordered the hotel for one night through the Booking. The hotel is close to the airport near the center of the city. The guy from reception very nice and helpful. Helped us in everything we asked. First and most importantly-the price on booking is more expensive than offered by the hotel instead of himself. $ 20...

1Thank Hadar N
pixote, Propietario at Hotel Cortez Azul, responded to this review

hellow thanks for your review, its very importan for us to know everything about this things but the prices in all the websides in full season its 35 $ with privat bath 30 $ with share bath 12 $ dorm and 20 $ private room twin budget with share bath i think you didint check the prices because we dont...

Dover, New Hampshire
Reviewed 20 January 2015 via mobile

I stayed here on a layover in Costa Rica. It was pretty empty and dark. Towels are not provided. Bed was not the comfiest. Good for a layover but I wouldn't recommend staying any longer! We paid $30 for private room with shared bath but it certainly wasn't worth $30.... I stayed in far cheaper, nicer private rooms in nicaragua....

Thank larosca603
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 3 January 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for one night. I booked a private room with bathroom. The place is pretty much what you'd expect for a "backpacker" type hotel. The staff is nice and helpful. Breakfast was cereal, toast and fruit. There was a safety issue with the hot water shower head. Otherwise, I'd stay there again. It was really inexpensive.

Thank Dawn D
Reviewed 15 December 2014

I stay there in November. im not really like big cities, thats why i was looking for a hostel around the airport. Alajuela its small, quiet, nice and safe, and only 10 min. away from the Airport. When i arrived on the evening in the Hotel Cortez Azul, (more a Hostel) there welcome me, evan without any booking. The workers...

Thank sojatraveller
Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 9 December 2014 via mobile

but if you have time to find a better alternative for the price I would recommend to do some more investigation. At least they have a kitchen for free use, clean beds and rooms, hot showers and if you tell the staff in advance that you want a room with a window you should get one if available.

Thank Retmarut
Reviewed 10 August 2014

This little cozy hotel is my home away from home. I live in Costa Rica and everytime I fly in I go straight to Hotel Cortez Azul ... The receptionist is always friendly, rooms always clean, I love the central downtown location, only 5 minutes from the airport, and you can't beat the price. This is by far the nicest...

2Thank Daniel B
Leon, Nicaragua
Reviewed 15 July 2014

The staff is very nice, interior of the hostel is decorated with various arts, very interesting. But very big of the hostel are bugs and clean. We were leaving with my girlfriend with many bits on hands and face. Not the best experience. Till when they don't sort the problem, not re- commanded.

1Thank Mara K
Luis G, Gerente at Hotel Cortez Azul, responded to this review

hello , we apologize for the inconvenience caused by bed bugs, only we want to tell you that we have already solved the problem and bought new mattresses and we hired a company specialized in this type of animal, I also tell you that the problem was in two of the rooms and not in the hotel, we apologize again...

Carolina, Puerto Rico
Reviewed 16 June 2014

We arrived early in the morning and Rolando was very welcoming and helpful. We were going for a dorm which was $12 per person but he told us it was better to go for a double private room for $11 per person. It was a great idea plus we saved some money. There is breakfast every morning (fruits and cereals)....

Thank sergiomarbel
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 May 2014

I was only staying in this hostel for less than 24 hours before flying out if San Jose airport. If I had been there longer I am afraid I would have asked to look at other rooms or gone somewhere else altogether. I arrived in the dark and did not get a good feeling from Alajuela as a whole (clearly...

Thank Rachel H
Luis G, Gerente at Hotel Cortez Azul, responded to this review

hello , we wait you stay good, i want to tell you that now we have a new recepcionist and he speaks english , about the water is because maybe you didn't know how to work because is a old system and if you open a lot the water is goint to be cold , you must open little ,...

San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 8 April 2014

We checked in late in this hostel and so the receptionist gave us a better price for a private room. It's a very beautiful pace with a nice atmosphere, beautiful outside area and garden, very friendly and helpful stuff, nice balcony etc. we immediately liked the place a lot. Unfortunately we realised after maybe 1-2h that the bed in our...

Thank Sun S
Luis G, Gerente at Hotel Cortez Azul, responded to this review

hello, we apologize for the inconvenience caused by bed bugs, only we want to tell you that we have already solved the problem and bought new mattresses and we hired a company specialized in this type of animal, I also tell you that the problem was in two of the rooms and not in the hotel, we apologize again and...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
To fly in and out of Costa Rica for convenience may need to stay near an airport and the Juan Santamaria in Alajuela. The hotel is conveniently located Cortez Azul near the most important airport in Costa Rica. Alajuela is located only 2 km away and about 5 minutes from airport. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Cortez Azul

Address: Avenue 5, between Calle 2 and 4, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Price Range: $19 - $39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Cortez Azul 2*
Number of rooms: 5
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Also Known As:
Cortez Azul Hotel Alajuela
Hotel Cortez Azul Costa Rica/Alajuela
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“Don't stay here”
TheWormish, 2 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms have private bathrooms.”
patnatros, 25 Feb 2016 | Read review
“I recommend a private room such as number 3”
J7120SXjorgec, 22 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Room number 5”
E4423XIdanielb, 10 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Try to get a room with a window!! I actually asked to switch rooms to second floor when first shown my room but guy told me I would be fine..”
540justinez, 4 Mar 2014 | Read review
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