Casa Alfi Hotel – San Jose
Rates: US$30 Single
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There is no shortage of hotels or hostels in San Jose. The problem with most of them is that they are lacking in many areas. Some of the hostels in San Jose may be nice and safe, but far from everything. Others will be in a nice area, but the rooms will resemble jail cells more than a hotel room. Then their is the price to take into account. Many of the really nice hotels are really expensive, but with one exception, Casa Alfi Hotel.
The real selling point in Casa Alfi Hotel is its location. The hotel is located on a side street just a few minutes walk from a popular plaza near the Theatro National – National Theater. Being located on the side street is nice because it helps keep the rooms quite. Most of the noise from traffic and people on the main road don’t quite make it to the hotel. If you have ever stayed in a hotel in San Jose, you know how noisy they can be. At Casa Alfie, even the rooms right on the road are fairly quiet at all hours of night. The road is also as safe as a road can be in San Jose. It is lit up nicely and not that far from where the cab will drop you off.
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As far as the rooms and the hotel goes, they are nice for San Jose. Its not Holiday Inn or Marriot, but they aren’t trying to appeal to that crowd. The rooms are spacious, clean, and comfortable. The decor and feel of the hotel is much like that of any other basic hotel in Costa Rica. Rooms have satellite TV, 10 cents a minute for international calls, and hot water. The hotel is very safe, but does not offer any secure in room lockers. Rates for the rooms include breakfast. The breakfast usually consists of sliced fruit, coffee, juice, eggs, toast, rice and beans, cereal, and other assorted breakfast foods.
The staff here is exceptionally friendly and willing to go the extra mile to help you out. If you are looking for a nice place to spend a few days in the city, I highly recommend Casa Alfi Hotel. For just a little more than a private room in a hostel would cost, you get all the luxuries of a private hotel room and free breakfast!