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Los Angeles, CA
Reviewed 28 February 2010

Charming, clean, comfortable and ideal location. Food is very good, Sherry is the perfect host.

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West Hollywood
Reviewed 23 February 2010

Vina Romantica is the perfect place to stay upon arriving or prior to departure from Costa Rice. It is very close to the airport, but far enough away that it feels like an entirely different part of the country. The location is quite and surrounded by fields of coffee beans. There is a coffee plantation nearby which I highly recommend...

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wellfleet, ma
Reviewed 18 February 2010

Sherry runs a friendly, cosy, bed and breakfast. It's a short drive out of Alajuela on the road to Poas volcano so it's easy travel to destinations in that area. It's also a pretty easy drive to Arenal as your next stayover destination. My wife and I both thought Vina Romantica was a great place to launch our Costa Rican...

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Virginia Beach
Reviewed 5 February 2010

Vina Romantica is located in the Las Pilas area of Alajuela which is a friendly and safe area. Its proximity to the airport is a plus. The staff arranges for taxi transportation to and from the airport for a nominal charge. Transportation for a day or two of sightseeing with an English speaking guide can also be arranged. Myself and...

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 February 2010

At first I wondered if we had the wrong hotel as our experience did not match the descriptions found on trip advisor. On arrival the thick iron door were off putting and made us wonder how safe the area was? When we arrived we were shown to the wrong room, there seemed some confusion about our arrival. So we moved...

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Sherrylvalentine, owner at Vina Romantica, responded to this review

I apologized profusely to this guest for the behavior of the other guest who upset them and the dogs. My staff did go out of their way to prepare an extra early breakfast. Spa services are available upon request as advertised on the website and on the in-room information. I also refunded their money. The 6.2 earthquake whose epicenter was...

Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 31 January 2010

We arrived at the hotel on January 19,2010 at 3:30 pm after booking 2 weeks prior with another reputable search engine. We received a confirmation and this was our first night in Costa Rica. Upon arriving at 3:30 pm we noted the entire hotel appeared closed with the open sign off and all doors and gates closed. We knocked and...

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Sherrylvalentine, owner at Vina Romantica, responded to this review

Vina Romantica was open on the date that was noted and all guests with reservations checked in. It seems some communication error happened between the booking agent and Vina Romantica. Please contact me directly through the website. I'll do my best to find out what went wrong and correct the error.

Richmond, VA
Reviewed 27 January 2010

We stayed here our first night in Costa Rica. The room felt pretty basic, but was clean. The bed was comfy and the sheets were nice. There were some cracked tiles and the room felt a tad bit run down, like it might have been nicer at one point and hasn’t been maintained as well as it could have been....

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Sherrylvalentine, Owner at Vina Romantica, responded to this review

As the owner, I wanted to say thank you to you for your help in translating for my staff while I was enjoying my first holiday in 4 years with my family and gorgeous 5 year old granddaughter in Seattle. I had hired an extra English speaking university student, but he could not be there all the time. Thanks again...

Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 24 January 2010

We stayed at the Vina Romantica for our first and last night of our Costa Rica trip. We stayed in different rooms the two nights, and both were very nice, clean and comfortable. The breakfasts each morning were great. The owners were very welcoming and friendly, and we enjoyed the welcome drink. For our "hello" night we walked down the...

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Boston, MA
Reviewed 9 October 2009

We stayed at Vina Romantica after a week long visit. We had stayed in Arenal and also near Playa de Conchal, and were just looking for a place near the airport before our return flight. The price was right and the reviews were great, so we booked. The drive up the mountain was a little disconcerting, but once we arrived...

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Centerton, AR
Reviewed 9 October 2009

This small bed and breakfast was beautiful and a great way to end our trip in Costa Rica. The rooms were very clean and the bed was very comfortable! If you have a chance to have the cook make you dinner, it is a little pricey, but the fettuccine was outstanding! I highly recommend Vina Romantica!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Vina Romantica is located just 5 kilometers from the International Airport. We are located in a tiny rural village at an altitude of 4200 feet. It is tranquil and the views of the volcanoes are magnificient. We are on the road to many of the tourist attractions that can be seen in one day. There are many very good restaurants in the area. You can relax and enjoy the true Costa Rican life style while staying at Vina Romantica. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vina Romantica

Address: 50 Metres Sur de Hotel Buena Vista | Las Pilas de San Isidro, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Price Range: $108 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Vina Romantica 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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Also Known As:
Vina Romantica Alajuela
Vina Romantica Hotel Alajuela
Vina Romantica Costa Rica/Alajuela
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“All rooms good but the upstairs in the back have a great view of the volcano and country side.”
 of 5 bubbles randyst2014, 6 Apr 2015 | Read review
“I did not see all the rooms, but the ones I did see were in bad need or repairs”
 of 5 bubbles kleeottorogers, 4 Nov 2014 | Read review
“The room called Poas has a good view of the coffee fields and volcano.”
 of 5 bubbles randyst2014, 30 Sep 2014 | Read review
“They were all nice! (We got a tour)”
 of 5 bubbles genetyner, 4 Jul 2011 | Read review
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