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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 December 2012

The garden is very nice, but the hotel is not For a simple soda, you have to drive your car, somewhere in the middle of nowhere. In the middle of the night after 15hours flight. Some snacks and a drink would have been nice. The building of the hotel is old and basic.

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Sunshine Coast, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2012

My husband and I, with our daughter, son-in-law and baby grandson spent 4 days there and loved it. Friendly owners, English speaking, big communal patio to meet folks from around the world, wonderful breakfasts. Communal (not well-equipped) kitchen so you can prepare other meals. Take out from town recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 May 2012

We booked our penultimate night in Costa Rica at Arilapa on the basis of the Lonely Planet recommendation and the location - handy for a day trip to Volcan Poas. Our first mistake was finding the location of the hostel on googleearth, it was wildly inaccurate and after hours of driving around we stopped to ask directions. One helpful Costa... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

We came expecting a cheap place (because relatively it is) that had internet and a bit of a grumpy owner (because in the emails he is short and to the point). This was not the case. The setting for this beautiful hotel is amazing. There is a stream that goes through the property, beautiful tree and birds, friendly dogs, amazing... More 

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Pocatello
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Reviewed 28 November 2011

Arilapa B and B has beautiful grounds, but that is about it. It is a nature filled spot away from the city with a river on the premises. The owner seemed "high" most of the time and was yelling and ranting around the compound. The breakfasts were marginal as well as the services. A paid shuttle was supposed to be... More 

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Newport, Oregon
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Reviewed 10 July 2011

My friend and I really enjoyed our stay at Arilapa. Dinner at an awesome place was recommended, beautiful view. Taxi's were needed to get around, as they were with any other place except for chain hotels, which this is not. Local decor and art gave you a flavor of Costa Rica, as did the fresh am brew and local cheese... More 

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Reviewed 13 April 2011

We came late at night,had to take a taxi although they say they have free pickup.We were put in a sort of flat on top floor of reception.after 26 hours travelling,very tired. No hot water,no towels no soap,just a bed.The sofa was dirty from the dogs and ther seemed to be reperations ongoing. Not a sign of the nice rooms... More 

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Thank Swedenpetter
Jarvenpaa, Finland
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Reviewed 20 February 2011

I stayed here for the last 2 nights in Costa Rica with my family. We got a very pittoresque cabin by the river and it was the most beautiful! Children went playing in the river along with the host family kids. The breakfast was delicious, allthough for our very early last morning they forgot to leave something to eat for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 January 2011

The room was good, large with comfy bed but extremely poor lighting and very gloomy - definitely not the "bright rooms" as claimed in the Lonely Planet guide. There was a pane of glass missing from one of the louvered windows so not ideal security and made for a pretty cold night despite the very welcome thin duvet. The shared... More 

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Austria
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Reviewed 8 January 2011

We stayed at the B&B in our last night in San Jose. We had a great spacious room - that was nice, but everything else was disastrous. Worst: tiny little ants were all over the bed and we couldn't get rid of them, so slept with/in them. The bathroom did not have tiles but painted chipboards and a continuous-flow water... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Only 10 minutes away from Juan Santamaria Airport and 25km south of Poas Volcano exists a beautiful Orange grove that borders Itiquis river and is home to over 175 different species of birds and dozens of different species of butterflies, this villa is called Arilapa. Arilapa is a great place to start and end your vacation in Costa Rica, its lush vegetation, the river, and the waterfall are the best ways to be greeted in this beautiful country. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arilapa Bed & Breakfast

Address: Imas 2, Itiquis, Alajuela 50038, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Price Range: $47 - $67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Arilapa Bed & Breakfast Costa Rica/Alajuela
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“The closer you are to the kitchen the better the internet!”
 of 5 bubbles shaunh640, 13 Mar 2016 | Read review
“I loved the rooms with balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles vikik551, 11 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Make sure you ask Santi to cook for you while you are there!”
 of 5 bubbles GreenEarthLover, 17 May 2014 | Read review
“DO not stay here!”
 of 5 bubbles sallyc364, 11 Apr 2014 | Read review
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