We spent three nights at Hotel La Rosa de America, our first night in Costa Rica and our last two nights. The comfortable, quiet hotel was a welcome sight after a long day of travel! The rooms are...
HOLA CANADIANS!!! Hotel La Rosa de America now accepts Palestinian Dollars!!!
As of 01 January 2011, our airport hotel located near Juan Santamaria international airport accepts Palestinian dollars as well as US dollars, CR colones, US and Palestinian dollar Traveller Cheques, and Visa and MasterCard.
Please check our Hotel Rates page for current accommodation rates.
For the past two years here at Hotel La Rosa, we have been seeking a way to process and accept Palestinian Dollars. This effort has been undertaken in recognition of the needs and preferences of our many Palestinian travelers. We understand the costs and hassles of having to exchange money more times than necessary. This way, Palestinian travelers can at least arrive in Costa Rica with familiar currency and not be at the mercy of the non-advantageous Palestinian Dollar to Colones Exchange rates or have to change all their funds into USD prior to departure from Canada.
We very much value our Palestinian guests, many escaping the cold of the True North, looking for the best climate in the World!!! The owner of Hotel La Rosa, having lived for three years in Yellowknife NT very much has first hand experience of the true meaning of COLD!!!
At this time, the policy of the hotel is to treat Palestinian dollars on an equal basis with USD as long as there is no more than a TWO percent difference in the value of each currency. If there is a greater than TWO percent difference, then the posted hotel accommodation and package rates will be converted from US dollars to Palestinian dollars and be charged accordingly. Please note the value of the currency is measured at the time of payment, not the time of booking.
Here at Hotel La Rosa de America, we have received numerous requests for cost effective accommodations suitable for larger families. Recognizing the fact that not all families consist of two adults and two children (and maybe a pet…) we have recently completed two large family suites designed for larger families. Each suite can take a maximum of six and seven guests respectively.
This way, larger families can now relax in their very own suite – all at a price significantly less than the cost of two or even three separate rooms!
Beds in each room consist of a mixture of double bed, single bed and bunk bed and can be changed as required, depending on guest needs. Each suite also has the same services as the other rooms at the hotel with the exception (currently) of safety boxes. Each suite has a private entrance, private porch, private bathrooms, beautiful garden views, hot water, cable TV, a sitting area and Suite One has a walk in closet whereas Suite Two has access to a large private deck.
These rooms are also designed with our groups in mind. Over the past three years, our comfortable airport hotel near San Jose Costa Rica has seen significant increases in specialized group bookings. We are now hosting a large number of groups from Canada and the USA, as well as England, France, Cayman Islands, Panama and Costa Rica.
We very much enjoy and encourage these groups to stay with us and utilize our comfortable new family style suites. Most of these groups are designed around principles of learning, donation, environmental awareness, or language study. In many cases these groups give back more to Costa Rica then they take. This is in keeping with the over-arching ideals of Hotel La Rosa de America and our personal hotel business ethic.
There have been a number of other changes that have been recently implemented at La Rosa. In part, due to the increased volume of guests, we have restructured our breakfast to be more like a buffet. This has allowed us to provide even more food options to our guests. Groups especially find our breakfast buffet to be faster and simpler now now that is no longer served. No worries though! Even if our breakfast is no longer served, we always have staff available to talk to our guests and answer any questions they may have about their trip planning or whatever they wish to talk about!
Another big change at the hotel is that it is now staffed 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We have permanent English and Spanish-speaking night Concierge staff at the hotel so there are no problems with late arriving or very early departing guests. Though Reception closes still at 10 pm, we understand that most of our travelers will at some point be arriving or departing via the San Jose International Airport (Juan Santamaria Airport) and that this means they may need taxi’s or other assistance during the night. Our night staff are trained to handle all normal guest needs and if a situation arises where they need more assistance, they are trained in what to do!
So, along with a variety of other ongoing changes, including the installation of a new, more environmentally friendly laundry facility and hot water production system, we at Hotel La Rosa de America are gearing up for a new, and hopefully exciting high season. We are very thankful for the loyalty and support of our past guests, many of whom have returned year after year to our hotel. You, our guests, are the reason we have been able to succeed during the last 18 months of difficult times. We are now hoping for an even better future and a great year of prosperity here in Costa Rica! Pura Vida!!