"Quaint but not great"
Room had a funny smell. Poor lighting. Not as close to the airport as I had expected. Couldn't get wireless internet to work in the room. Staff was nice and helpful and spoke good English.Genuine Expedia guest review
"great hotel for the quality and value conscious"
found the hotel on the internet. so went in blind with no expectations and was very satisfied with their entire staff and operation, from front desk,food service, management staff, etc. all very friendly and helpful. would look forward to staying there again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Probably the best place in San Jose area"
Simply fantastic, a very pleasant oasis; well kept, quiet, great amenities; excellent breakfast included. A very good restaurant on the premises. Perfect launching and returning point for the airport (5 minutes away), actually stayed there first and last night of a 2 week holiday. Terrific rooms at a very good price. Highly recommend to everyone, and […] especially good for families. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Better than staying in San Jose central"
charming, had character, nice place to stop, great breakfast, nice staffGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"close to airport"
Was conveniet for our purpose, to stay a night near airport because flight was early in the morning.But airport shuttle was not available so we had to pay a taxi that was $20.00 for a very short distance and no traffic hour. Steakhouse on site was great.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
great restaurant and staff wonderful. Breakfast very satisfying and filling. Will go again to this hotel and recommend it.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Oasis near the airport"
My family and I (4 total) spent a week off the pacific coast in the jungles of Costa Rica. My God, this country is truly beautiful! We drove back to the city the night before our flight and stayed at El Rodeo Country Inn and Steak House. The hotel grounds are huge and well kept. We checked in at 3:00p and it went smooth, despite the front desk reception […] girl who seemed preoccupied with sewing her pants. The room was for four but only had enough towels and cups for two. Other then that, the room was beautiful and spacious. The beds are hard but comfortable. The pillows were flimsy but they had extra in the room. We ate an early dinner at the hotel restaurant. The food is delicious. They brought out warm bread and freshly made corn tortillas and three types of sauces. They were sooo good!! Dinner for four was $100.36, which included alcohol. After dinner we went into the sauna and then the pool, which was awesome. In the morning we went for breakfast which was a small buffet composed of yogurt, fruit, toast, fresh pineapple and orange juice with a breakfast of our choice; traditional Costa Rican breakfast, pancakes, or an omelet with ham, cheese and mushrooms. We ordered all of them and they were delicious. After breakfast we spoke with reception to get a taxi which was ready for us when we needed it. It was a very nice experience. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
it was wonderful i would recomend it to everybody if i ever go back to costa rica im sure ill stay in same place.Genuine Expedia guest review
El Rodeo is a nice hotel. It has a beautiful pool, and the rooms are spacious. They have an excellant free breakfast. The room is remodeled, but the bathroom smelled a bit moldy. Our a/c was on high all night long, and kept the room comfortable at best. The beds were EXTREMELY firm! They tout the location being close to the airport....but even with […] GPS, it took us quite a while to get there. Also, I didn't see the airport shuttle that was promised...but we did have a rental car, so we didn't need one. I can honestly say that I wouldn't stay here again, as they didn't have any amenities. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Quiet, elegant hotel close to San Jose Airport."
Excellent, buffet breakfast, effective individually-controlled air conditioning in each room, very comfortable beds and bedding. Everything was spotless. A pool, lounge areas and exercise suite plus free internet. (Endless, single stairs leading to rooms instead of an elevator.) Location is some distance from the airport - a $10 ride in a red, metered […] cab, but as much as $30 if you get ripped off by private cabs. Nevertheless, highly recommended. And although a bit pricey, the privately owned and run steakhouse serves excellent food. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
This hotel was really cute- a little further from the airport than the other hotels, but seemed more authentic. Pool, gardens, and playground were nice. Staff was friendly, helpful, and spoke English.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"El Rodeo a good fit"
The hotel was clean and the room nicely decorated, and the grounds were well maintained.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We stayed here for the night before a flight, it was good value for money, a ten dollar taxi ride to the airportGenuine Expedia guest review
"A wonderful but too brief a stay"
The staff were exceptional. The room was large,clean with all the amenities expected of a first class hotel. Enjoyed a very tasty Costa Rican meal in the dining room. Meals are a little pricey butI did not go away still hungry, unfortunately I was unable to finish there was so much food.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent Costa Rica starting point"
You will enjoy the outstanding breakfast and the general arangement of the complex. All employees are extremely friendly and very helpful. It was the right place for arriving in the middle of the night after a very long flight; excellent starting point for our tour through Costa Rica. We booked the same location for our last day.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice Hotel Don't be late!"
Nice hotel, about 15 minutes from the airport. Get very good directions and be there before the restaurant closes around 10PM because it's gated and the gates are locked and not attended. I sat there at 10:30 at night whistling and someone heard me and came. Breakfast was good and included.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very good hotelGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Awesome !Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I thoroughly enjoyed my 1 night stay. Abraham at the front desk was the main reason. He was welcoming, attentive and courteous. Whenever I needed him, he was available and quick to respond. I liked the overall hotel as well nice theme and everything was clean and well maintained. I will definitely be returning on my next trip to San JoseGenuine Expedia guest review
"Convenient-Wheelchair Accessible-Reasonable Price"
We live in Costa Rica and El Rodeo is one of our favourite San Jose hotels. It's very convenient to the Juan Santamaria International Airport and is much more reasonably priced than the "big name" chain hotels which may be a bit closer. The adjoining steakhouse offers a large menu with the sides served family style -- you won't go away hungry! The grounds […] are well kept and the rooms have huge bathrooms and are nicely decorated with very comfy beds, coffee makers, fridges and A/C. A hot breakfast is included in the price and the free Wi-Fi actually works which is more than a lot of San Jose Hotels can claim. The staff is very helpful and most speak excellent English. Everything is accessible by ramps, unlike most hotels here which have steps everywhere. Highly recommended! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Conveniently close to SJO airport"
We only stayed here for one night before we drove off to other areas of Costa Rica. The hotel was a little difficult to find as we were driving there ourselves. That said, everything is difficult to find in Costa Rica since they have no addresses. The room was clean and the bathroom was huge! The grounds of the hotel are lovely and gated, so parking […] is secure. The breakfast was good, and included in the room rate which is always nice. WiFi did not work in the room, and was a weak signal even in the lobby. Overall, I would recommend this hotel for a traveler on their first or last night in Costa Rica. If you are driving here yourself from the car rental pick up zone, be sure to bring very clear directions or a GPS map. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good hotel with good price."
Staff were really nice. Perfect hotel for first and last night. Good complimentary breakfast.Genuine Expedia guest review
Charming grounds, hotel has character. Bathrooms are updated but the hotel is beginning to show it's age. Staff was nice. Overall- not bad and close to the airport. However you must take a taxi to the airport, no hotel shuttle.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Clean and friendly"
This is a neat hotel with a unique hacienda feel. The rooms were spacious and clean. The restaurant was tasty and the staff were very friendly. We used it as an airport hotel and were a bit dissapointed that it was further than advertised and a $25 cab fare.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very nice front desk staff. Nice facilities. Arrived after dark and left before light the next day. About a $16 USD cab ride from Airport each way. Heavy security which made me feel very safe but a little like i was in a pleasant compound, isolated from the outside. Did not feel like I wanted to leave the property for safety concerns. Great steak house […] on property with excellent service and a great steak, priced about the same as a Keg in Canada or US. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Well Maintained Nice Furnishings Clean Rooms WI-FI did not work, but the CAT 5 hard wire did My computer monitor is larger than the old style CRT tube TVGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great food and service"
Mostly very good. At first they couldn't find my hotels.com reservation which delayed me taking a nice hot shower after a long drive...then the hot water wasn't working in my room so they had to switch me to a different room which, as it turns out had poor wifi. Just irritating stuff. But staff was nice and servicial and steakhouse is great!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very courteous staff, beautiful room"
We arrived quite late in the evening so didn't have time to use many of the facilities but the room was beautiful and very spacious. The son and daughter checked us in and both spoke English quite well. They seemed very interested in how we were enjoying our visit to Costa Rica and were very proud of their country. I really wished we had had an extra […] day to have spent there to experience more of their facility and enjoy their restaurant. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great restaurant, cool historic place, but bed/pillows could have been a little better.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
A very clean and comfortable hotel close to the airport with a very good steak house on site.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel to start your trip to Costa Rica!"
In dark need GPS to find in Belen area on road to Santa Ana- close to restaurants south of El Rancho - we were learning importance of Holy weekend & were surprised that stores were closed on Thursday of Easter weekend as well. Room was large - slept 3 adults- would appreciate a small bar fridge & microwave. El Rancho restaurant has great chicken & fish […] entrees- was closed on Holy Week Thursday too. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very good restaurant."
Just 1 night in March after our flight to Costa Rica; nice people and good service; very good restaurant; located next to a very busy road; without air co hard to sleep. But a good price/quality combination.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Awesome hotel. Ten min cab ride from hotel. Staff were excellent. Good value for your money.Genuine Expedia guest review
Very well kept. Nice washroom, big shower, well ventilated. Nice quiet atmosphere and a very good steakhouse. Good security. All at an amazing price.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good stay at El Rodeo"
Nice rooms, adjacent to great steakhouse; very close to SJO airportGenuine Expedia guest review
"Decent Hotel with a great restaurant"
if you need an overnight stay near the restaurant this is a good place to stay - but you MUST also eat at the restaurant because the food is excellent! Four of us stayed one night before heading off to the Southern Pacific zone. The hotel was a little hard to find, but once we got there we were pleased with what was presented. The rooms were large […] (all have two queen sized beds) and a large bathroom. Breakfast is served buffet style in a room near the lobby. Wi-Fi was a bonus. It was a bit of a walk to our rooms and if we had known that we would have specifically asked for one room close to the lobby (my father has mobility issues). The highlight was the WONDERFUL dinner we had in the restaurant. We ordered the the El Rodeo Meat and fish Platter for 4 which was enough for 6. Their side sauces were to die for and their empanadas and ceviche were YUMMY. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent area and great food right on the premise"
Only problem was , on the outside of the room was an electrical panel with the door flapping in the wind ... kept us awake all night... Informed the help of it and was promptly fixed , too late for us , because of one night stay, but good for next tenant..... Steak House was great , superb service.... This was excellent Hotel in a great area for flight […] next day, I'd definitely stay there again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"El Rodeo- its on my list for a revisit: SAFE!"
Thank you Expedia for putting us on to this hotel and thank you reviewers for making this selection a no-brainer. Listed 'SAFE' (by other reviewers) in the San Jose area gets my attention and, yes, I will agree it is a safe location. We used this hotel as our first night and last night in Costa Rica. Good Choice! It's close enough to the hotel that […] its about a $14.00 taxi trip and about 20 minutes long on a bad day. Just be aware that the restaurant closes at 10pm every night except Sundays which is 5:30 pm. The restaurant has excellent meals and prices, even at Costa Rica standards, wee reasonable.If you have a rental car there is a gas station nearby. I will certainly stay at the EL RODEO again. It's nice to have a solid staging location for entry/departure. Enjoy! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Excellent and friendly the hotel is great, stayed there a couple of times nowGenuine Expedia guest review
"A little paradise"
We had a very memorable dining experience. The steak was grilled to perfection. Definately the best meal we had in Costa Rica. We will make it annual stop now. Front desk very knowledgable and spoke very good english.Genuine Expedia guest review
"lovely, quiet and so friendly"
what a lovely hotel, was a bit worried as it doesnt look so up to date, but i had nothing to worry about! it was so quiet and tranquil, the staff were absolutely wonderful, particularly on reception, and the restaurant next door had the best steak ive ever had. as a single traveller i was staying after a night on okeanoss aggressor liverboard so didnt […] have a lot of time to do the tourist stuff so wanted some peach and quiet with a nice meal. this was perfect for me. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Un lugar para pasarla muy bien.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excelente escapada con los niños."
Los niños disfrutaron mucho, aunque el tiempo no colaboró y estuvo nublado y ventoso. El personal muy amable y de mucha ayuda. No sé si sería porque no era oficialmente temporada alta, pero no hay opciones para merendar si le da hambre y si no se anda en carro, casi que está uno atrapado por la cantidad de tránsito afuera del hotel. La comida del restaurante […] deliciosa, costosa también. En general, fue una bonita experiencia y los niños quedaron con ganas de volver. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Mycket bra hotel med utmärkta sängar bra frukost men där fanns ingenting att göra men om man skall till flygplatsen tidigt är det braGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Muy buena opción"
Muy rico el desayuno, habitación cómoda y amplia.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Excelente servicio y habitaciones amplias, limpias y muy bonitasGenuine Hotels.com guest review
ExcelenteGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Da prendere in considerazione come appoggio all'arrivo ed alla partenza,pulito,carino,personale gentile e disponibile per ogni problema,Ottimo ristorante ,praticamente arrivate stanchi e li avrete tutto,piscina,campo da tennis,palestra ,camere spaziose con minibar ,tv ,ed aria condizionata .( prezzo qualità interessante) Se avete una settimana o pochi […] giorni in più per visitare la Costa Rica vi consigliamo di Evitare la Capitale,non merita e non è molto "tranquilla", ci luoghi ben piu' interessanti,qui sieta a circa 35 minuti d'auto da San Josè,la zona è tranquilla ,nel caso aveste scordato qualcosa c'è un centro commerciale molto vicino con anche un mega supermercato,,è a circa 1km dall'Hote,se mai chiedete. divertitevi Andrea Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Ausgewählt haben wir das Hotel vor allem wegen der Nähe zum Flughafen und den guten Beschreibungen. Wir wurden jedoch total überrascht was wir antrafen. Die Lage der Hacienda ist nicht besonders aber was sich hinter dem Tor verbirgt ist ein Juwel. Die Hoteleigentümer sind phantastisch. Sie führen das Hotel eher wie ein offenes Haus und helfen einem […] bei allem was man benötigt. Der Transfer zum Flughagen um 04:00 zum Flughafen ist überhaupt kein Problem. Das Gelände der Hacienda ist ein Juwel - riesen groß welcher mit viel Geschmack angelegt wurde. Ich kann die Hacienda auch für längere Aufenthalte empfehlen. Das Essen ist super. Preis-/Leistungsverhältnis ist aus meiner Sicht super. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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