OUR IDEAL LOCATION
Hotel Villa Dolce is located in “el Coyol of Alajuela”, a tranquil, safe neighborhood and residential area. The Coyol is 5 to 7 minutes away from the San Jose (SJO) airport.
The San Jose airport is in fact 6 Km away on a straight road, down highway 1.
We are delighted to announce that the highway number 27 has now a new Coyol entry and exit just 2 minutes away from the hotel, making our location even more strategic, but still peaceful.
The highway 27 is the new four-lane highway that connects San Jose and the Pacific coast. It puts destinations like Manuel Antonio and the Osa Peninsula closer and quicker than ever before.
Villa Dolce is also located 30/45 minutes drive to Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Tour and La Paz Waterfall Garden – 15 minutes from the centre of Alajuela and 25 Km from the capital city of San Jose. Guests can benefit from very easy access and connection to the main highways (1 and 27) to travel to the most popular destinations such as Quepos, Manuel Antonio, Guanacaste, La Fortuna, Arenal, Osa Peninsula, etc.
It is very safe for people to walk outside the hotel, down the rural and full of character Coyol road. Walking distance there is a supermarket, Green Deli, typical restaurant, bakery, etc.
TO & FROM THE SJO AIRPORT WITH OUR TRUSTED DRIVER
We can assist in organizing a personalized airport pick-up or/and drop-off. We work with a reliable, friendly driver who offers this service at any time of the day or night, in a 12 passengers van. The hotel does not earn any commission on these services. It is offered at a discounted, flat rate only for our guests’ comfort, convenience and security – so that they can avoid any problems with unknown, unprofessional taxi drivers. Transfer services are available 24/7. Payment must be in cash directly to the driver.
• Personalized airport pick-up costs $18 for up to 4 people – only a few Dollars more than a regular airport taxi, as it includes waiting time and parking at the airport. It includes parking at the airport, the comforts of a 12 passengers van with plenty of space, waiting time at the airport, the driver checking on your flight arrival time in case of any delay and for him to wait for you outside arrivals with a sign with your name on it.
• Airport drop-off is $10 for up to 4 people, in a 12 passengers van.
FROM THE SJO AIRPORT BY OFFICIAL AIRPORT TAXI (sedan car)
Official airport taxis are parked outside arrivals 24/7. These are orange color taxis from a company called Taxis Unidos. The service is professional and safe. A sedan taxi car airport – hotel will cost approximately $14, but depending on the meter display. If you are taking a taxi here independently, please ask the driver to take you “por la pista” – meaning down the highway to ensure the driver does not take you a longer, incorrect way round. If you are leaving before 6 am, we ask you to please not make any independent arrangements with a taxi driver. Most taxi driver will not show up at the agreed time (even if they advise that they will) or may arrive late and this can cause you complication. Furthermore, reception is closed 10 pm to 6 am. Let us organize for a reliable and professional airport drop-off at a much cheaper rate.
FROM THE SJO AIRPORT BY CAR
Follow the same direction if driving to Villa Dolce from San Jose or the Caribbean.
We are located in the COYOL of Alajuela, at 6 Km from the San Jose airport, driving down a straight road (highway 1). To drive here, exit the airport heading NORTH in the direction of Puntarenas and San Ramon (away from San Jose, in the opposite direction) and drive down the Pan-American highway (highway 1). After approximately 4Km, you will see the large Dos Pinos factory on your left. If you see the Dos Pinos you know you are doing well so keep going! Keep driving for 1 more Km until you get to a bridge (also called puente de la Revision Tecnica de alajuela). Do not get on the bridge – just take the first exit on the right immediately after this bridge. Follow the street of the Coyol, keeping right, for about 800 Meters. As a reference, on your left, on the curve, you will see a bar called Bar el Mango. We are located 500 Meters after Bar El Mango, on the other side of the street. You will see the hotel entrance clearly marked on the right side. There is a sign and a green gate. There is a white bell outside the gate, on the right. Please ring the bell only once. We will come and open in a few minute.
TO & FROM THE PAVAS (San Jose) AIRPORT TO VILLA DOLCE
If you are flying Nature Air your flight will depart and land at Pavas Airport. Pavas is located in San Jose approximately 30 Km from Alajuela. Please, contact us to assist with your transportation. Our trusted taxi driver can pick you up / drop you off for a convenient rate. If possible, we recommend you fly SANSA instead of Nature Air, as the SANSA airport is next to the San Jose International airport – this means that it is much closer, comfortable to get to and from and you do not have to spend $30 / $35 in taxi, one way.
RENTING A CAR
If you are renting a car and arriving at the SJO airport late at night (after 5 pm), we strongly suggest you travel to the hotel by taxi on the day of arrival and get the rented car delivered to the hotel early the next morning. In most cases car rentals will deliver and pick up cars free of charge at Villa Dolce, or any hotel around the SJO airport. Please, ensure you organize this with the car rental in advance. In Costa Rica, roads are not well illuminated at night and the road will also be new to you, so it is not recommended driving at night when it is dark. In most cases this will also save you the cost of an extra day car rental.
PRIVATE | CUSTOM TRANSFER SERVICE
If you would like to receive a quote, for your consideration, for a private, custom transfer to any location, please e-mail us the complete information; number of passengers, approximate departure time, date and final destination.
The local bus stops right in front of the hotel every 15 minutes and will take you very quickly into Alajuela centre for $0.50. From Alajuela centre you can also take the bus into San Jose. To go to San Jose by bus from Alajuela the service leaves approximately every 5 minutes. The bus service is excellent, cheap, fun and very safe!
Be aware that taxi drivers may try to take you to another hotel that the one you booked to earn a commission by providing you with incorrect, untrue information about Hotel Villa Dolce or any other hotel where you plan to stay. Taxi drivers may also take you a longer way to earn more giving you the impression that hotels are not close you the airport. If you experience any problems of this nature, please call to talk to us directly. Taxi drivers may offer to make the call for you and tell you we are not answering, so ensure you talk to us directly. All taxi drivers own a cell phone. We recommend you take with you the full address and phone numbers of the hotels where you plan to stay, including Villa Dolce.
HOTEL VILLA DOLCE OPERATIONAL & OPENING HOURS
Hotel Villa Dolce is a family-owned and managed hotel.
Check-in is available 24 hours, 7 days a week.
The reservation department and reception are open 7 am to 10 pm.
Reception is open 6:30 am to 10 pm.
We do not offer concierge, bar, transfer of phone calls, reception service between 10 pm and 6:30 am.
Out of hours please send us an e-mail.
Guests can arrive at the hotel or check-in 10 pm to 6 am if they hold an existing and confirmed reservation. If arriving between 10 pm and 6 am, you must notify the hotel in advance in order for staff to make the necessary arrangements and welcome you the best way possible.
Guests leaving early (before 6 am) or arriving late (after 10 pm), are encouraged to contact the hotel to organize airport transportation. If you are leaving early with your own car or have a private transportation service or tour organized and they will pick you up early, it is important guests let us know.
Clients planning to leave the hotel before 9 am need to settle their bill the night before. Check-out service available 9 am to 9:30 pm.
We greatly appreciate your cooperation and appreciation of the nighttime, 10 pm to 6: 30 am, quiet period.
CONTACT US IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
If you need assistance, or get lost on your way to the hotel, please do not hesitate to call us on (506) 2433 4350 or (506) 2433 8932. If you call us from Costa Rica, from a local phone, you do not need to dial 00 506, as this is the international code – you just have to dial 2433 4350 or 2433 8932.