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Palestinian Dollars Now Accepted!!!

Posted by in Hotel Blog | December 6, 2010
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Maple Leaf in MotionHOLA 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.

Our Alajuela Airport Hotel now has Two New Family Suites!

Posted by in Hotel Blog | September 30, 2010

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.

Costa Rica hotel with family suites

Family Suite 1 Outer Room

Family suites are perfect for larger groups

This is the Outer Room to Suite #2








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!

Costa Rica airport hotel with group rates

One of our many groups enjoying our private swimming pool

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!!

What a super introduction to Costa Rica!

Posted by in Testimonials | August 13, 2010
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TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

My wife and I used this hotel as an entry point to Costa Rica. The hotel is conveniently close to the San Jose airport. The grounds of the hotel are secure and very beautiful. While not being…

clean, quiet, peaceful

Posted by in Testimonials | August 1, 2010
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TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

This hotel is exactly what you want the night before you leave or the day you arrive in
costa rica-the last few moments of paradise before the chaos and confusion of the airport. Very convenient to…

Best place I stayed in Costa Rica-perfect in every way.

Posted by in Testimonials | July 8, 2010
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TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

This hotel was the best. As a solo female traveler, this hotel was a life saver. The owners made me feel so welcome and helped me plan my 3 week trip round Costa Rica. The rooms are brilliant, the…

the cabins the pool 

Hotel La Rosa Enters the 2010 Low Season

Posted by in Hotel Blog | June 2, 2010

After too many months without a blog, we have finally found the time to start writing again!

La Rosa Sunset under the Mango Trees

So far 2010 is proving to be somewhat of a recovery year in Costa Rica. Though most hotels and tourist businesses have suffered significant declines in revenue, and some have been forced out of business entirely, we have been very fortunate. Year 2009 was an excellent one for us and was the year where we saw our hotel transition from being the second choice for many guests arriving at the San Jose International Airport to being the primary choice for thousands of travelers needing safe and beautiful accommodation in the Central Valley of Costa Rica.

We have now entered the 2010 Low Season in the Alajuela area (aka Green Season) and are continuing to meet with greater than hoped for success. This success has allowed us to make hundreds of improvements, both small and large to our hotel in the hopes of being able to offer even better service to both new and returning guests alike.

New Quetzal Painting for Cabin Four!

These changes have targeted every sector of our operations. Continuing improvements in hotel structural services have occupied much of our time and resources, however we have also completed renovations to two more of our triple/quad cabins. Also, and just in time for the Dry Season, our Garden Staff completed the underground sprinkler system and got it hooked up to our well cistern. The difference this new sprinkler system has made to the lawn and flowers over the Dry Season has been remarkable.

La Garita is recognized as having the sunniest weather in the entire San Jose region. Therefore without these new sprinklers, the Garden would suffer without water for weeks.

All New Bathroom from Floor to Ceiling!

One of the most exciting (and demanding) projects was the development of a new, more modern and more secure website. As of 27 May 2010, Hotel La Rosa de America launched a brand new website using the same URL location. Though not all sections are 100% complete yet, it is fully functional. Improvements include a better presentation, more modern style, 100% SSL security on all pages and updated pictures. Be sure to check out the new Picture Gallery set to the beautiful reed flute musical adaptation of the famous Con Te Partiro. We will next be concentrating on the Tourist Information and Book Donation Pages. As always, questions and comments are welcome!

A place I would return to everytime!

Posted by in Testimonials | May 1, 2010
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TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

We just spent 3 weeks in Costa Rica. After reading Trip Advisor, I decided that Hotel La Rosa de America would be the best choice for myself, my husband and another couple travelling with us. Robert…

Lovely grounds, attentive service

Posted by in Testimonials | March 29, 2010
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TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

We stayed at Rosa de la America for one night, before departing Costa Rica. The location was great–about 10 minutes’ drive from the international airport and walking distance from a couple of…

Well run hotel in quiet suburb

Posted by in Testimonials | March 16, 2010
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TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

I spent 3 nights here on the tail end of my recent trip to Costa Rica. The gardens are lovely. The pool was clean, refreshing and attractively situated. Breakfast was pleasant. The staff are very…

Nice hotel, quiet and clean, close to the airport

Posted by in Testimonials | March 8, 2010
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TripAdvisor traveler rating: 4 of 5 stars

We have spent 2 nights in this hotel when arriving to Costa Rica from France. We arrived at about 8pm after a very long flight and appreciated the short distance from the airport (in addition, the…