About this listing
SIMPLY THE MOST AFFORDABLE OPTION IN THE AREA EL CACIQUE OFFERS 5 COZY ROOMS WITH PRIVATE BATHROOM, HOT WATER FAN CABLE TV & WI FI
WE SIT AT 1000 MTS GIVING US FRESH NIGHTS
PARK & MOUNTAIN VIEW RIGHT OFF OUR DECK!
It is the most affordable, clean, friendly option by Juan Santamaría International Airport!
Guests will get a set of 2 keys, room & front door. There is a deck upstairs where guests can seat & share traveling stories!
Interaction with Guests
Depends on their arrival time & how busy my day has been, but I always take a few minutes to welcome the guests & answer their questions!
It is a very small town with a Church, School & a park that used to be a vast coffee plantation.
It is very safe area, you can go out at anytime!
Walking distance there is a Casino with Live Music, 5 Restaurants & all Rent a Car offices.
Domestic Flights, Private Shuttle or Public Transportation (Taxi & Bus) very easy to get going to any destination in Costa Rica!
Other Things to Note
You can always ask Johnny first!
I expect guests to relax & get some rest while they get set to start their vacation or depart CR!
Johnny was great at communicating, also helped me re-organise my booking. The property was in a perfect location with regards to the airport. Arrived late at night after many hours of travel, so just needed a bed and shower for the night before travelling the next morning.
Our host was there to meet us upon arrival, showed us to our room and made us feel welcome after a long journey. He also booked us a taxi for the next morning as well. Overall a good experience and would book again.
Inexpensive and close to the airport, Hotel Cacique is a very convenient place to stay just after arriving in or just before departing from Costa Rica. Johnny is very nice and reserved taxis for both my friend and I, and gave us information on the area/buses when we asked. The taxi fare from the airport is about $3, or you can walk, though this requires walking along and then crossing a very busy highway. The first night we stayed the water shut off randomly and stayed off. Its proximity to the airport can also be seen as a negative, because both planes flying over and trucks driving by make a lot of noise at night. It's a simple, cheap, barebones place to stay.
Johnny was very nice, he arranged an early morning taxi for me to the airport. The location is very close to the airport, and was walking distance (as long as you don't mind walking by the highway) from a Walmart and cafe. The water had issues both times we stayed there; after a shower, nothing came out of the sink faucet. There also isn't a real door for the private bathroom - just an accordion door/screen. Beds could use nicer sheets - it also got cold at night and blankets weren't provided. Noisy at night, because it's right by the airport and highway.
Johnny was helpful, booking us our necessary cabs. The place was conveniently located and right across from a restaurant. There is a mall about fifteen to twenty minutes walking distance that has pretty good coffee.
This place was just fine. Neighborhood was fine too. My son and I went to the park the morning before we left and walked to restaurants to get some food. Basic and safe, which is all we needed. The alley is pretty quiet and nothing pretty to look at. Bring snacks because we did not see a supermarket in walking distance here to purchase items like that. He arranged 2 different taxis for us and was very quiet but accomodating just the same. Not the usual, airbnb-I want to get to know my visitor -feeling but hey, it was literally walking distance of airport. Clean and just what we needed.
Johnny's apartment is very close to the SJO airport. Johnny arranged a taxi for us and made us breakfast. Recommend!
Host was brief, unprofessional, and not extremely friendly. Area was pretty sketchy, especially as I was a female traveling alone. Car rental folks were shocked that I was going to be staying there, and were concerned for my safety. I would not stay there again if I went back to Costa Rica, especially alone. Room was basic, but at least had its own bathroom. Was generally an uncomfortable stay although close to the airport.
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About the Host, Johnny
I AM THE OWNER & HOST
OF COSTA RICA AIRPORT LODGE
LOCALLY KNOWN AS
EL CACIQUE LODGE
I am a General CR Guide,
Licensed by The Costarican Tourism Board
been there! done that!
I have been renting rooms to travelers from all over the world since 2004!
I own & host EL CACIQUE LODGE, sometimes I share funny stories over a few drinks, but most importantly I like to make sure people chill & have a good time! My place sits at a 1000 mts above sea level, giving us fresh evenings all year round! Everything safe & hassle free!
The Airport, Rental car offices, Restaurants & ATM´s are walking distance from my place!
OFFICIAL CHECK IN TIME IS AFTER 3PM & CHECK OUT IS 11AM
Owner & Host