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Hotel Martino Spa and Resort

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Had a great time with a good friend i Costa Rica. Hotel staff is very friendly and there is a local bus stop right outside the hotel.I went in the beginning of Tue rainy season, so there was less people which made for a better overall experience. The daily breakfast that can!e with my package was awesome and included fruit,yogurt, juice, coffee, and even omeletes.

This is a 5 star resort. Meals a little pricy, but good. Room and hotel amentities were outstanding. Grounds great and beautiful. Pool was perfect for us both.

We stayed here coming back from an amazing Costa Rican vacation and this hotel is my only complaint. They stuck us in the back of the hotel when they obviously weren't full. They put us in a room with two twin beds (we are married) and refused to move us. We were in the very back - if you get room 124 request to move ASAP. There is a tennis/basketball court back there with huge flood lights that shine in the room all night and make it impossible to sleep. I mean it looked like it was 2 in the afternoon all night. The hotel had a creepy, unsafe feel to it. We were woken up at 3am to a loud banging on the roof - NO IDEA what it was. There were also bugs and dirty walls in the room. The only good part of the stay was the Pizza Bassar (sp?) down the road. Rough night. The staff was sparse and unfriendly. There are cleaner, safer, more comfortable stays closer to the airport. Book those - not here. If only we could get our $80 and night of no sleep back.

We found the hotel quite nice and a great value. It's a great central location from which to launch a Costa Rica vacation. We got to experience quite the live drum corp experience at the wedding reception taking place at the hotel. I was impressed/surprised that all settled down nicely by 10:00.

The hotel is an older one with lots of character and very different from American chain hotels. The food is Italian and ok but I would recommend eating at local restaurants also. The staff was friendly and made us feel very welcome. The rooms were extremely clean. The grounds and pool are beautiful. The hotel is centrally located in the country and driving anywhere (unless you are at a beach resort) took considerable time. But because of the location we were able to travel throughout the country without any difficulty. I would recommend renting a car because many sights are not accessible by bus.

A great place to spend a long week-end and relax. Nice Italian restaurant and a perfect room service.

Just stayed at Hotel Martino for nine nights, One Adult with four teenagers. Got a good rate for Hotel, three rooms, Airfare, Car and parking in LA. The location is great if you want to explore the central valley via tours or rental car and close enough to San Jose to enjoy the city life. The Hotel is very safe, wonderful staff, great free breakfast, big confortable rooms. The grounds are big and beautifully landscaped with jungle on both sides and behind. The pool is every bit as nice as it looks in the pictures. The resturant and bar are top notch and very personal. There are several local resturants in the area, I recommend the one right next door across the street from the zoo.

Decent value for under $100. Very beautiful grounds, but the rooms lacked any romantic feel. Our next door neighbor was soooo loud, but management did act quickly to remedy.

Beautiful spot. Ten minutes from the international airport across from the Zoo in a quite location. Old school feel of luxury. Beautiful woodwork throughout the hotel. Pool was excellent. Restaurant had very good Italian food. We were able to eat off a good cold breakfast buffet at 4am on the way to the airport. We were in transit and only stayed 1 night but will consider staying longer next trip.

We arrived after 11:00 PM, and with no street light or exterior lights from the hotel, it was hard to find. After checking in we found that the kitchen was closed. Expressing that we had just completed a long day of travel and were hungry, the manager told us that drinks were available in the room and he offeered to prepare us sandwiches, which we accepted. The sandwiches arrived to the room in short order, nothing fancy but tasty and satisfied our needs. The room was simple, but clean, comfortable with a degree of old-world charm. The free breakfast buffet was limited but good. Grounds were nice, staff friendly, reasonably priced...a true value

We got a room here on our last night in Costa Rica because it was in close proximity to the airport. We made our reservation online for a steal of a price but we couldn't believe how nice the place was. It was a beautiful property with a really nice pool and a great restaurant overlooking. The next time we stay in San Jose, we'll certainly stay here.

Great if you want to be in San José for a few days, and awesome for a night before leaving for the airport. Very clean hotel, great location, with a somewhat distracted staff. It is a great deal if you pay under $100.

The hotel was nice and the amenities were great. However, they were remodeling some of the rooms and workers starting making noises at 7:00 AM. I guess the hotel had better times....

We booked this room as a deal through O r b it z. I was very happy with the place. We had a slight issue with our A/C freezing up, but the staff was right on it, and offered to have us switch rooms. The cleaning crew did a great job, and everywhere you looked there were people tending to the grounds, and stuff. The staff helped us out with any questions we had, even showed us how to use the phone card we bought. They were really nice, and I couldnt have asked for any more service. The place was a little dated, but I didn't mind as long as everything was clean. They were in the process of remodeling so I'm sure the rooms will be even nicer when it done. I saw some of the tile work they were doing in one of the other rooms. I'd say the only conmplaint I had is that there was a communal coffee pot in a common space for the floor we were on. I wished we would have had our own pot, but maybe that is just an americans perspective, just because thats what I'm used to.

I am a native Costa Rican and I know what to expect when it comes to certain things, but been that my american spoiled husband was going with me to a family affair I needed to stay in a confortable, clean nice place, and this hotel was all of that and more. Thank you to the staff that works so hard to make you feel confartable and welcome. I will recommend this hotel to every one at any time.

150 Mts E From Zoo Ave Alajuela Alajuela

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located within a leisurely stroll of Zoo Ave, Hotel Martino Spa and Resort is within a 15-minute drive of Alajuela Cathedral. This 3.5-star hotel has 48 guestrooms and offers a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. Near the airport, the hotel is also within a 15-minute drive of Central Park and Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


Rooms

All of Hotel Martino Spa and Resort's 48 rooms are recently renovated and have an array of amenities, including balconies, refrigerators, and free local calls. Guests can expect TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets. Safes and desks are other standard amenities.


Property features

At Hotel Martino Spa and Resort, guests enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. There's free parking if you drive. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a spa tub, a sauna, and an outdoor tennis court.

Room options

Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchenette

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Hotel Martino Spa and Resort

Couples (7) Business (1) Family (5) Friends (2)
4

great experience

GetawayWithFriends

Had a great time with a good friend i Costa Rica. Hotel staff is very friendly and there is a local bus stop right outside the hotel.I went in the beginning of Tue rainy season, so there was less people which made for a better overall experience. The daily breakfast that can!e with my package was awesome and included fruit,yogurt, juice, coffee, and even omeletes.

By on Nov 23, 2014

5

we'll be back to this resort

Couples

This is a 5 star resort. Meals a little pricy, but good. Room and hotel amentities were outstanding. Grounds great and beautiful. Pool was perfect for us both.

By on Apr 15, 2013

1

did not live up to expectations...

Families

We stayed here coming back from an amazing Costa Rican vacation and this hotel is my only complaint. They stuck us in the back of the hotel when they obviously weren't full. They put us in a room with two twin beds (we are married) and refused to move us. We were in the very back - if you get room 124 request to move ASAP. There is a tennis/basketball court back there with huge flood lights that shine in the room all night and make it impossible to sleep. I mean it looked like it was 2 in the afternoon all night. The hotel had a creepy, unsafe feel to it. We were woken up at 3am to a loud banging on the roof - NO IDEA what it was. There were also bugs and dirty walls in the room. The only good part of the stay was the Pizza Bassar (sp?) down the road. Rough night. The staff was sparse and unfriendly. There are cleaner, safer, more comfortable stays closer to the airport. Book those - not here. If only we could get our $80 and night of no sleep back.

By on Apr 15, 2013

4

beautiful

Families

We found the hotel quite nice and a great value. It's a great central location from which to launch a Costa Rica vacation. We got to experience quite the live drum corp experience at the wedding reception taking place at the hotel. I was impressed/surprised that all settled down nicely by 10:00.

By on Feb 26, 2013

5

beautiful hotel, wonderful, very helpful staff

Families

The hotel is an older one with lots of character and very different from American chain hotels. The food is Italian and ok but I would recommend eating at local restaurants also. The staff was friendly and made us feel very welcome. The rooms were extremely clean. The grounds and pool are beautiful. The hotel is centrally located in the country and driving anywhere (unless you are at a beach resort) took considerable time. But because of the location we were able to travel throughout the country without any difficulty. I would recommend renting a car because many sights are not accessible by bus.

By on Feb 24, 2013

4

nice week-end

GetawayWithFriends

A great place to spend a long week-end and relax. Nice Italian restaurant and a perfect room service.

By on Apr 30, 2012

4

great private resort

Families

Just stayed at Hotel Martino for nine nights, One Adult with four teenagers. Got a good rate for Hotel, three rooms, Airfare, Car and parking in LA. The location is great if you want to explore the central valley via tours or rental car and close enough to San Jose to enjoy the city life. The Hotel is very safe, wonderful staff, great free breakfast, big confortable rooms. The grounds are big and beautifully landscaped with jungle on both sides and behind. The pool is every bit as nice as it looks in the pictures. The resturant and bar are top notch and very personal. There are several local resturants in the area, I recommend the one right next door across the street from the zoo.

By on Apr 2, 2012

3

decent for under $100

Couples

Decent value for under $100. Very beautiful grounds, but the rooms lacked any romantic feel. Our next door neighbor was soooo loud, but management did act quickly to remedy.

By on Mar 18, 2012

4

great for airport and as a base for touring

Couples

Beautiful spot. Ten minutes from the international airport across from the Zoo in a quite location. Old school feel of luxury. Beautiful woodwork throughout the hotel. Pool was excellent. Restaurant had very good Italian food. We were able to eat off a good cold breakfast buffet at 4am on the way to the airport. We were in transit and only stayed 1 night but will consider staying longer next trip.

By on Mar 14, 2012

3

hard to find / good value

Couples

We arrived after 11:00 PM, and with no street light or exterior lights from the hotel, it was hard to find. After checking in we found that the kitchen was closed. Expressing that we had just completed a long day of travel and were hungry, the manager told us that drinks were available in the room and he offeered to prepare us sandwiches, which we accepted. The sandwiches arrived to the room in short order, nothing fancy but tasty and satisfied our needs. The room was simple, but clean, comfortable with a degree of old-world charm. The free breakfast buffet was limited but good. Grounds were nice, staff friendly, reasonably priced...a true value

By on Feb 12, 2012