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Hotel Eskalima

Mts de Pizza Hut 50 | 50 mts Este de Pizza Hut Calle Ancha, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
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  • Poas Volcano
    3.8 km
  • 2 star hotel
  • Free Wifi
Reviewed 27 June 2016
Nice hotel
Very central small hotel with clean, modern decor and lovely hot... more
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Several of the rooms have no natural day light, they all run off a corridor which have windows opening on to them. The lay out is like a prison rather than a hotel. Literally, just like a prison. There are some rooms which have day light, they are better but then you can enjoy the sound of the noisy road....

Thank marysas93
Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Cheap one, not so far from airport but the staff and rooms without windows are little bit scary.. Arriving at the night is the problem as well, but it is not so far to the bus "station" and shops.....

Thank LukasFl
Culbokie, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Very central small hotel with clean, modern decor and lovely hot showers. Suite of 2 adjoining bedrooms provided for our family of 5. Lovely breakfast included in price and free secure parking 50 metres away. Not much space in the rooms but great for a night passing through. Reminded me of the Etap chain of hotels but on a miniature...

Thank bnaisby
Reviewed 27 May 2016

This place is really close to the airport (and that's why I booked it) but I can also say that the rooms were very comfortable and the staff extremely helpful. The area looks a bit dubious - I wouldnt go wandering around after dark but during the day seemed fine.

Thank slithergadee
Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Located in a sketchy part of town. Near airport, but rather pay more and stay at Holiday Inn. The best thing is the liquor store that is one block down the street (left out of hotel). They sell fresh nacatamal year round!

Thank brooke w
Farmington, Utah
Reviewed 25 April 2016

The hotel is close to the airport, so it is convenient if you are just arriving or departing. Most tourist spots are a considerable drive from the airport--2 or more hours--so this is a great place for that first or last night. The staff was very helpful and spoke English. The neighborhood is ok during the day. The rooms are...

Thank mflocken
guidoguevara, FRONT DESK ,KARINA ZAMORA at Hotel Eskalima, responded to this review

It was a pleasure for us ,we are working hard to make our guest happy , thanks for your feedback .

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Nice little hotel in downtown Alajeuela, a few km. from the airport. Safe parking and very helpfull staff. Place is clean and the free breakfast is sufficient for the morning. Only thing is that there was no windows in our room, second times that I pass one night here and the first time also there was no windows. Nice park...

Thank RWPrider
guidoguevara, karina zamora at Hotel Eskalima, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing Eskalima Hotel , we appreciate your comments, we are glad you enjoyed stay here.

Reviewed 12 March 2016

A pratical place to stay when you have to catch a plane early in the morning. Not a great neighborhood. Super service! We stayed here for the last night of our Costa Rica trip, and will do the same next time.

Thank Hanne R
guidoguevara, Karina Zamora , Front Desk at Hotel Eskalima, responded to this review

it was a pleasure for us ,we are working hard to make our guest happy , thanks for your feedback , we hope to see you the next time.

Esparza, Costa Rica
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

My wife and I left the kids with a friend to get away for our anniversary. We wanted to have dinner at a local restaurant and have a couples night away. Very clean, comfortable modern rooms. Very attentive staff. Good parking and lice location to walk around town. We will be back.

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guidoguevara, Karina Zamora ,Front Desk at Hotel Eskalima, responded to this review

we are glad you enjoyed your stay ,we work hard to make our guest happy , thanks for your feedback .

Eureka, California
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

This place was exactly what we needed for a one night stay near the airport. Had to catch a shuttle from SJO to Uvita in the morning. It was about a 10 minute cab away (only $6) Very clean and accommodating. Staff helped in any way they could. Breakfast provided in the morning was an added bonus.

Thank Kaci J
guidoguevara, Karina Zamora , Front esk at Hotel Eskalima, responded to this review

It is a pleasure for Eskalima hotel , Thanks for staying with us. We are glad to hear you enjoyed it, We work hard to make our guests happy ,and appreciate your feedback!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Eskalima is a family hotel finely decorated and created for each of our guests feel the warmth as in their own home.We have 17 rooms, with private bathroom, hot water, cable TV, air conditioning and telephone.We are strategically located in the city of Alajuela, just 5 minutes from Juan Santamaria International Airport and close to shopping and bus stops.From our hotel you can easily move to all tourist attractions in the area as the Poas Volcano, a bird zoo, Crafts etc. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Eskalima

Address: Mts de Pizza Hut 50 | 50 mts Este de Pizza Hut Calle Ancha, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Price Range: $84 - $193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Eskalima 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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Hotel Eskalima Costa Rica/Alajuela
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#2 Best Value Hotel in Alajuela
#11 Family Hotel in Alajuela
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“Choose a room not facing the street”
 of 5 bubbles 454hanner, 12 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Interior rooms quieter, rooms on the street nice, but can have street noise.”
 of 5 bubbles JoeA973, 22 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Avoid all rooms to the street (very noisy). Avoid budget rooms in the basement.(poor)”
 of 5 bubbles 232stephana, 11 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Recommend getting one of the rooms with Air Condition. Staff is helpful in assisting with car rental.”
 of 5 bubbles captrickm2015, 6 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the second floor are quiet & AC works well. Windows are to an inside courtyard or the hallway. The breakfast room is nice.”
 of 5 bubbles heyjude0119, 30 Aug 2015 | Read review
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