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Restaurante La Rosa Garden Patio Complete!

Posted by in Hotel Blog | September 6, 2014

As part of our ongoing expansion of Hotel La Rosa de America, we are turning our attention to our rapidly growing Restaurante La Rosa!  Due to very high volumes of guests in the 2014 High Season, we decided to expand both Hotel and Restaurant.

Hotel La Rosa de America's Restaurant

Restaurant Entrance during Supper

Hotel La Rosa is being expanded in two phases so as to ensure minimal impact on guests. Phase One was completed last year during the High Season.  This was not our intent, however it took a staggeringly long time to receive Municipal authorization to conduct the expansion.  However, we were ultimately successful and after retaining a very professional build company, we rapidly completed two new Superior Cabinas in a new area of the property.

New Patio expansion for Hotel La Rosa

NEW! Restaurant Garden Patio

In conjunction with this build were general improvements to La Rosa – including a new widened pathway around the main buildings and the addition of a planned, covered deck adjoining our Restaurant.  This build was planned in conjunction with the first availability of teak wood, shipped from Finca de Maderas SRL, a separately owned but fully subsidized reforestation operation by Hotel La Rosa de America.  All new furniture and building construction wood was from this 100% sustainable source and the teak has made beautiful furniture.

Restaurante La Rosa has now incorporated the new Garden Patio into the Restaurant and during our Mid-Season, used the area extensively for guests both for breakfast and in the evening.  The surrounding gardens are designed to attract butterflies and hummingbirds and were planted three years ago in anticipation of this need.  Placed around the area are numerous Gardenias as well.  The fragrance from these bushes is incredible and can be smelled throughout the area.

To blend everything together, we recently hired some excellent local artists.  They have provided spot on paintings, decoration and wall murals throughout the back of the hotel.  We are very proud to showcase their work!

The new Costa Rican Artwork for La Rosa

Local Artists beautify our new Patio

New for the 2015 Season will be our new breakfast buffet.  We will be moving the entire buffet from inside the Restaurant to outside, placing it on the Garden Patio.  We will be offering greater selection in a less cramped locale.  Further we will be enhancing our morning breakfast staff so as to guarantee the buffet is always well stocked and fresh!

Come and join us during your trip to Costa Rica and as guests of Hotel La Rosa, take advantage of our private, for guests only Restaurante La Rosa!  The Restaurant will be open for breakfast and supper both.

Supper setup for Restaurante La Rosa

Setting up for Supper at La Rosa

Very Pleasant Hotel

Posted by in Testimonials | February 13, 2014
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TripAdvisor traveler rating: 4 of 5 stars

We stayed at Hotel La Rosa de America our first night in Costa Rica. It was an ideal place to start our fantastic trip. This hotel has real character and charm. The gardens are beautiful; the staff is…

A great starting point for an exploration of Costa Rica

Posted by in Testimonials,Uncategorized | February 10, 2014
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TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hotel La Rosa de America was my first and last hotel stay for a bicycle tour of Costa Rica. The owner and staff were very helpful. The hotel restaurant served an excellent dinner and breakfast. The…

Hotel La Rosa de America entrance 

An inviting oasis

Posted by in Testimonials,Uncategorized | January 15, 2014
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TripAdvisor traveler rating: 4 of 5 stars

For the past dozen years, we have stayed at another Alajuela hotel, spoiled by our satisfaction and loyalty (we thought) to the lures of any others. Hotel La Rosa de America has removed our blinders….

Lovely, charming, boutique hotel.

Posted by in Testimonials,Uncategorized | January 13, 2014
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TripAdvisor traveler rating: 4 of 5 stars

I stayed at Hotel La Rosa for a few nights at the very beginning and end of a recent trip to CR, and highly recommend it! Its convenient location close to San Jose Int‘l airport (an approx. 15-20 min…

A True Oasis in Costa Rica

Posted by in Testimonials | October 26, 2013
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TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a wonderful experience this past week with a three day stay at Hotel La Rosa de America in Alajuela, Costa Rica! This hotel is very close to the San Jose airport and is a breath of fresh air for…

Dining Room Looking across the garden Reception 

Clean, Quiet, and Comfortable

Posted by in Testimonials,Uncategorized | October 9, 2013
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TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

We stayed at Hotel La Rosa de America for three nights at the end of our trip. It is a very clean and comfortable hotel located just far enough off the main road to escape traffic noises. The included…

Very nice!

Posted by in Testimonials,Uncategorized | July 26, 2013
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TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

My wife and I spent two nights at Hotel La Rosa de America and we were very pleased! The hotel had nice rooms, a very impressive restaurant, and a pretty decent pool. The staff was extremely helpful…

What a Charming Little Hotel!

Posted by in Testimonials,Uncategorized | July 5, 2013
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TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a nice little gem and the perfect place to stay by the airport. Hotel La Rosa de America is a peaceful little place with a friendly staff and all the amenities you need. The grounds are…

Springtime at La Rosa – Tweet!

Posted by in Hotel Blog | June 2, 2013

Looking around the gardens of our Alajuela Airport Hotel, we counted no less than 8 active birds nests!  There are Motmots, Yiguirros (clay robins or pigeons), Thrushes and more all looking to make homes.  The Motmots are the most interesting as they like to make nests in holes.  We found a motmot busily making a nest in the side of a large hole that we had dug to improve drainage and were about to fill in.  We had to stop!   Bird Nests at Hotel La RosaWe have nests in trees, nests on gutter downspouts, nests in our lemon tree outside our Restaurant, nests on our motion sensor floodlights at the front gate, nests around our pool, in our baby Eucalyptus tree and an ostentatious triple decker mansion being built in a Christmas palm near the main walk to Reception!!!  We know there are more but these are the most obvious!  Bird Nests at Hotel La Rosa  Bird Nest at La Rosa with Blue Eggs

Clearly the local avian population has been reading our online comments about being a Garden Oasis near the San Jose Costa Rica Airport!!!

So far only one nest has actually completed its function successfully with the hatching of three Yiguirros.  About three weeks later we watched as the mother taught them how to fly.  What a big first step to take after being cramped up in the nest for weeks!  Another has bluish eggs (not sure what type as the mother is very elusive)  and the other nests are either too high up or are still in the process of being built.

For us at Hotel La Rosa, this is a great sign as it shows that even with thousands of guests a year, we are able to maintain a balance with nature and in fact provide a suitable green area for them to breed and feel sufficiently secure.  We hope that many of these birds come back next year to continue the cycle!  In the mean time,La Rosa nests for the summer and fall months, we still have our giant bird bath – our swimming pool, which is a favorite of a surprisingly large number of our local birds who can frequently be seen splashing around on the steps or in some cases actually diving into the pool for a bath.

Come join us at La Rosa and you can too enjoy our property, pool, and gardens with all the flora and fauna it supports!